5th November: Ancient flute discovered, Peter Tatchell disrupts LSO concert and is 1D’s Niall Horan a failed classical musician?

Tuesday 5th November 2013

United Press International

Ancient bone flute suggests 9000 year old music tradition in China

Three flutes made from bird bones found in an tomb in central China are evidence remote ancestors played music long before they could write, archaeologists say.


Maxim Vengerov named Oxford Philomusica artist-in-residence

The Oxford Philomusica, which is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary, has named Maxim Vengerov as the orchestra’s new artist-in-residence. The violinist begins his three year residency in November.

Classical FM Online

One Direction’s Niall Horan reveals violin-playing past in new video

Is the 1D superstar actually a failed classical musician? New video shows Niall Horan playing as a child.

Lindsey Stirling wins Best Response at YouTube Music Awards

Stirling’s version of the Imagine Dragons song ‘Radioactive’ won the prize at the first ever YouTube Music Awards, decided by YouTube viewers.

Valery Gergiev LSO concert disrupted by Peter Tatchell

The human rights activist strode onto the stage to protest about the conductor’s support for Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Arts Desk

Opinion: Why I won’t attend Gergiev’s concerts

“When a conductor unequivocally endorses a murderous state policy, it’s time to draw the line,” says David Nice.

BBC Music Magazine

Winners of Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year 2013 announced

Luke McWatters, aged 13, and Laura Barraclough, aged 11, have been named Radio 2’s Young Choristers of the Year 2013.

Der Tagesspiegel

Es werden Platten gereicht

Seit 100 Jahren arbeiten die Deutsche Grammophon und die Berliner Philharmoniker zusammen. Wie stellt man da eine repräsentative Jubiläums-Box zusammen? Die Grammophon delegierte die heikle Aufgabe an die Fans: Sie durften ihre Lieblingsaufnahmen wählen. So entstand eine 50-CD-Box mit Sternstunden der Schallplattengeschichte.

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online