10th July: Complimentary Course of Beethoven Sonatas, Rise and Fall of Record Labels and Radical Re-Interpretation of Lulu

Wednesday 10th July 2013

The New York Times

Coming From Stephen Schwartz: A Musical About an Opera Impresario — in German

With the Broadway hits “Pippin” and “Wicked” under his belt, Stephen Schwartz tried his hand at opera, to mixed response, with “Séance on a Wet Afternoon” in 2011.

The Guardian

Opera singer Placido Domingo in hospital with clot on his lung

Seventy-two-year-old expected to make full recovery but will miss several performances, his US representative says


Jonathan Biss presents free online course on Beethoven piano sonatas

Thus far 19,500 people have signed up to the five-week course in partnership with the Curtis Institute and Coursera

Classic FM

Car thieves steal James Rhodes’ classical collection

The pianist discovered his car had been broken into this morning, with a surprisingly classical consequences…

Classical Music Magazine

Academy of Ancient Music launches own label, AAM Records

The Academy of Ancient Music has announced the launch of its own record label, AAM Records.

Harmonia Mundi Iberica collapse: labels paid despite fall into administration

Recording labels affected by the collapse of distributor Harmonia Mundi Iberica have managed to reduce their losses.

The Strad

Cremona’s new Museo del Violino to open in September

Cremona’s new Museo del Violino will celebrate its public opening this September with a month-long festival of concerts, workshops and exhibitions.

Classical Source

UK Premiere For Radical Re-Interpretation Of Berg’s Lulu

Olga Neuwirth’s radical re-interpretation of Alban Berg’s unfinished opera Lulu will have its UK premiere in a new production at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.

Neue Musikzeitung 

Händel-Festspiele in Halle gerettet

Die wegen des Hochwassers bedrohten Händel-Festspiele in Halle sind dank Spenden und der Hilfe zahlreicher Beteiligter gerettet.


The Strad