Addiction in the orchestra: classical music’s drink and drugs problem
At 15 she was playing the Royal Albert Hall. At 21 she was breakfasting on vodka. As a new documentary explores addiction in classical music, cellist Rachael Lander tells her story.
Conductor hits back over international Mahler scam
The Austrian conductor Wolfgang Scheidt has written a blistering letter, dissociating himself from the organisers of the Salzburg Voice Festival and the Mahler Philharmoniker orchestra. Both were exposed four weeks ago in Slipped Disc as a scam that took money from young singers and gave very little in return.
Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo and Richard Reed Parry take the Ice Bucket Challenge
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo’s Urs Bühler and composer Richard Reed Parry are among the latest to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, posting videos of themselves getting dunked on YouTube.
Howard Shore: ‘I write film music in a 19th-century world. I live in a forest’
Lord of the Rings composer Howard Shore has revealed how he continues to write some of the most inspiring music around in an exclusive interview to mark his fifth successive victory in the Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame.
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What do college partyers, violin makers and cake decorators have in common?
The sale of Everclear, and all 190-proof liquor is now banned in Maryland. Who is most upset? The people who make violins.
Nitzan Haroz Appointed Principal Trombone for Philidelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra announces the appointment of Nitzan Haroz as principal trombone, effective immediately.
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Serge Dorny gegen Freitstaat: Verhandlungstermin geplatzt
Keine Verhandlung im Streit um gekündigten Intendantenvertrag am 1. September. Foto: Stephan Floss, Matthias Creutziger.
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Berlioz-Klavier unwissentlich zur Versteigerung angeboten
Preisvorschlag von 800 Euro nach Recherchen zurückgezogen.
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