9th June: Introducing Apple Music, new Sky Arts channel launches today and Verdi can lower blood pressure

Tuesday 9th June 2015

Classical News

In today’s news Apple has introduced its new music service, promising that ‘it will change the way you experience music forever’. Sky also launches its new Sky Arts channel today, starting this evening with a new Guitar talent search, the play Birthday starring Stephen Mangan and a new series of The South Bank Show, with Melvyn Bragg interviewing Game of Thrones’ George R R Martin. Also, a new study shows that Verdi’s music can lower blood pressure.


Sky Arts: everything you need to know about the new channel

The new Sky Arts channel launches today. Here’s an essential guide.


Want to relax? Listen to Verdi, scientists say

Research shows the Italian composer’s music can lower blood pressure


Introducing Apple Music

All The Ways You Love Music. All in One Place.

Classical Music Magazine

Former Chetham’s teacher found not guilty of rape

Former violin teacher Malcolm Layfield, 63, has been found not guilty of raping a former pupil.


Silver music-making

Participating in musical activities is helping older people in England’s North East combat loneliness, according to data collected by the Sage Gateshead.

Der Tagesspiegel

Daniel Barenboim: “Das ist menschenunwürdig”

Irritationen in Bayreuth: Hat Christian Thielmann tatsächlich damit gedroht, nicht zu dirigieren, falls Eva Wagner-Pasquier den Grünen Hügel betritt? Jetzt hat sich auch Daniel Barenboim zu Wort gemeldet.

Die Welt

Der stachligste Romantiker der Moderne

Loser Vogel, kantiger Kopf, eigenwilliger Riese: Carl Nielsen ist der Nationalkomponist Dänemarks. Da kennt jeder seine Lieder. Zum 150. wird es Zeit für eine Entdeckung. Nicht nur der Sinfonien.

Frankfurter Neue Presse

Stephan Pauly bleibt bis 2022 Intendant der Alten Oper

Stephan Pauly bleibt bis 2022 Intendant der Alten Oper Frankfurt. Der Aufsichtsrat des Konzerthauses beschloss am Montag, den bis 2017 laufenden Vertrag um fünf Jahre zu verlängern, wie die Stadt mitteilte.

New Music Box

New Music Needs Curators

At a time when the definition of curation is expanding rapidly, stretching from professionals in galleries, to curating your Google profile, to “tossers making a cup of tea,” there remains a lack of genuine curators and curatorial thought in the field of new music.

NPR Music

Amid Violence In Baghdad, A Musician Creates A One-Man Vigil

The roar of a car bomb has been the prelude to Karim Wasfi’s performances of late. The renowned conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra has been appearing at the sites of explosions across Baghdad. Just hours after attacks, Wasfi can be seen seated amid ash and rubble in a black suit jacket, long hair combed back, playing his cello.


Help Musicians UK: Interested in fundraising for us? We’re looking for two to help set up pop up shops

The Economist : Apple, having already transformed the music business once, is trying to do so again

Classic FM Want to be a conductor? popped in to the office to share some top tips

sage-gatesheads-silver-programme-658x325Sage Gateshead’s Silver Programme. Photo: Sinfini Music