6th September: Beethoven app, Vanessa-Mae skis and Joyce Donato dedicates Proms performance to LGBT community

Friday 6th September 2013

The Guardian

How we made the Beethoven’s 9th Symphony app

The mind behind this immersive classical music app tells story of its design, development and delivery.

The Independent

Proms star soloist Joyce Donato to sing for ‘voices silenced’ over gay rights

The star soloist for this year’s Last Night of the Proms will dedicate performance of ‘Over the Rainbow’ to LGBT community.

The New York Times

Minnesota Orchestra Musicians Reject Latest Contract Offer

The labor standoff that cost the Minnesota Orchestra its entire last season was extended when the players voted to reject the latest contract offer put forward by management. Music director Osmo Vanska has threatened to resign if November’s Carnegie Hall concerts are cancelled.

Otago Daily Times

Violinist may take a bow on skis too

Violinist Vanessa-Mae had her first competitive ski race in New Zealand last week as preparation for representing Thailand in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The Japan Times

Rare tapes of classical greats found

Rare recordings by famous visiting classical musicians broadcast in the 1950s and ’60s, including a performance by cellist Mstislav Rostropovich on his first trip to Japan, have been found in the archives of Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings Inc.

Classic FM Online

Alexandre Desplat to compose new Godzilla score

The french composer of the music for The King’s Speech and the Harry Potter films will write the soundtrack for the forthcoming Godzilla movie, due for release in May 2014.


Obituary: John Whitworth, countertenor

The British countertenor instrumental in bringing about a resurgence of high male singing in the mid-20th century has died at the age of 91.


Live-Stream: ARD Musikwettbewerb 2013

Vom 8. bis 20. September überträgt der ARD Musikwettbewerb live die Semifinal- und Finalkonzerte im Internet. Insgesamt bewarben sich für den 62. Internationalen Musikwettbewerb der ARD 371 Instrumentalistinnen und Instrumentalisten sowie Ensembles aus 48 Ländern und vier Kontinenten in den Kategorien Violine, Viola, Fagott und Klaviertrio.

The Guardian

The Guardian