15th July: Modest Maestro at Aix Festival, Classical Music Coverage Questioned and Pianist Performs in Asylum

Monday 15th July 2013

Financial Times

Bernard Foccroulle interview: the modest maestro

Bernard Foccroulle, director of the Aix opera festival, on the need to regenerate opera through new forms

The New York Times

The Rich Are Different: They Can Sing

One thing that can be said for John Harbison, the composer of an operatic version of “The Great Gatsby” that was revived in concert at Tanglewood on Thursday, is that he was well ahead of the current “Gatsby” craze.

The Times

The Bristol Proms: ripping up the concert rule book and entering the 21st century

Meet the most powerful man in classical music: Max Hole. The chairman and chief executive of Universal Music Group International is a straight-talking man and when he speaks it stings like a trumpet blast in the ear.

The Guardian

Proms 2013: should classical music concerts be televised?

The BBC is about to begin its Proms coverage, but as TV is an inferior medium for transmitting sound, should classical music be confined to the radio?

The Telegraph

James Rhodes: Out of the concert hall and back into the asylum

The pianist James Rhodes on the personal reasons behind his decision to take his piano into a mental hospital

The Independent 

‘and the Crowd (wept)’: Jade Goody becomes latest celebrity to inspire opera

From the day she burst onto television screens as a Big Brother contestant in 2002, Jade Goody’s life resembled one long soap opera.

The Arts Desk

The Fine Art of Shooting Conductors

Chris Christodoulou celebrates his 33rd year at the Proms with a sumptuous gallery of favourite portraits

Die Zeit

Schnitzeljagd fürs Gehirn

Tatjana Gürbaca ist eine der aufregendsten Opernregisseurinnen ihrer Generation: Was macht sie anders?



Financial Times