4th June: Classical Music Award, Mariinsky Theatre and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

Tuesday 4th June 2013


Decca and The Arts Club present inaugural Classical Music Award

The Arts Club in London hosted the final stage of its inaugural Classical Music Award last night (June 2) in collaboration with Decca Records.


Mariinsky Theatre broadcasts first live ballet in 3D

The performance of Swan Lake, starring Yekaterina Kondaurova and Timur Askerov in the lead roles, will be conducted by Valery Gergiev, and streamed to over 1200 cinemas in 50 countries around the globe.

Classic FM

Opera stars stage ‘floating’ Purcell performance

Singers including Helen Jane Howells, Elin Manahan Thomas and Robert Davies performed on a stage suspended above the Roman Baths as part of a unique production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

Classical Music Magazine

Record distribution: two down, more to follow?

The decline in CD sales and high-street music retailers has led to the closure of two classical music distributors on opposite sides of the Atlantic, with the future of a third being questioned.

Classic FM

Ecstatic response for LSO Final Fantasy concert

The music of the Final Fantasy video games was given an enthusiastic response last night after the London Symphony Orchestra played a special concert at the Barbican.

Classical Music Magazine

Is it possible to argue that classical music is good for the economy?

In these straitened times, the arts need to make a case for the economic value they bring to the country, regardless of their artistic worth.

Der Tagesspiegel

Ihre Lieblingsgarderobe ist im Deutschen Theater, sagt Dagmar Manzel. Vom Töneschmettern im Auto, Operetten in der DDR und der Stille ihres Gartens.