October 8th: BBC arts funding gets 20% boost, Spotify’s 5th birthday and Patrice Chéreau dies at 63

Tuesday 8th October 2013

BBC News

BBC arts funding to get 20% boost

BBC arts funding will go up by 20% . This will mean more plays, art exhibitions and more live music from around the UK will be broadcast on the BBC.

The Guardian

Spotify turns five: three questions defining the streaming site’s future

The online music site has made rapid progress, but faces plenty more challenges ahead as it celebrates its fifth birthday.

Classroom Projects: echoes from the happiest days of your life

A new compilation of rare recordings made by children in the 1960s and 70s expands our understanding of classroom music, showing children experimenting with musique concrète, adapting old folk songs and writing their own compositions.

Classical Music Magazine

‘LSO Play’ launched to allow access-all-areas footage of orchestra in concert

The London Symphony Orchestra has launched a new website to give audiences a taste of what it would be like to sit in amongst the orchestra.

Classic FM Online

David Garrett reveals new video with Nicole Scherzinger

Violinist David Garrett and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger collaborate in an impressive new classical song, Io Ti Penso Amore.


BBC Radio 3 marks Verdi’s 200th anniversary

Nine days of programmes bring music, documentaries and features.

New York Times

Patrice Chéreau, Opera, Stage and Film Director, Dies at 68

Patrice Chéreau, a director whose iconoclastic theater, opera and film productions sometimes offered broad social critiques that made them both deeply provocative and widely influential, died on Monday in Paris.

Japan Times

Renowned composer Akira Miyoshi dies at 80

Award-winning composer Akira Miyoshi died of heart failure Friday at a Tokyo hospital, his agency said Saturday. He was 80. Miyoshi composed a wide variety of music featuring a mixture of Japanese and western techniques, ranging from symphony and chamber music to choral works.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Patrice Chereau ist tot

Ein Mann vieler legendärer Inszenierungen: Der Theater-, Opern und Filmregisseur Patrice Chereau ist im Alter von achtundsechzig Jahren verstorben.

New York Times

New York Times