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 online music site has made rapid progress, but faces plenty more challenges ahead as it celebrates its fifth birthday.
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
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
Violinist David Garrett and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger collaborate in an impressive new classical song, Io Ti Penso Amore.
Nine days of programmes bring music, documentaries and features.
New York Times
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.
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
Ein Mann vieler legendärer Inszenierungen: Der Theater-, Opern und Filmregisseur Patrice Chereau ist im Alter von achtundsechzig Jahren verstorben.