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.
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.
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.
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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The sale of Everclear, and all 190-proof liquor is now banned in Maryland. Who is most upset? The people who make violins.
The Philadelphia Orchestra announces the appointment of Nitzan Haroz as principal trombone, effective immediately.
Menschen in Dresden
Keine Verhandlung im Streit um gekündigten Intendantenvertrag am 1. September. Foto: Stephan Floss, Matthias Creutziger.
“Ich bin einfach ein neugieriger Mensch”.
Preisvorschlag von 800 Euro nach Recherchen zurückgezogen.
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