8th July: Sir Kenneth Branagh, Tokyo String Quartet and Justin Doyle

Monday 8th July 2013

BBC News

Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Macbeth impresses in Manchester

Sir Kenneth Branagh’s first appearance as Macbeth has confirmed him to be an “intemperately exciting Shakespearean actor” in what is a “great” production of the play, critics have decided.

New York Times

A Chamber Ensemble’s Passionate Swan Song

The Tokyo String Quartet says farewell at Norfolk Festival.


Doyle replaces Matthew Halls, who steps down due to increased conducting commitments.

Classic FM

Classic FM bags an Arqiva Award for jingles

Classic FM has triumphed in the Station Imaging category at the 2013 Arqiva Awards, for their ‘The Sound Of Classic FM’ jingle package.

Limelight Magazine

Australian expat orchestra takes on London

Limelight Magazine talk to the daring young female conductor behind Ruthless Jabiru – London’s only all-Australian orchestra.


On the art of variation: why Paganini’s theme is so popular

From Liszt to Lutosłaski, composers have so often turned to Paganini’s Caprice No 24 for inspiration – with satisfying and scintillating results.


Art as science? Computer technology and classical music

The Telegraph considers the merits of using technology in classical music and explains why two “so-so” concerts have stuck firmly in his mind.


Hugh Maguire obituary

Violinist and teacher who was leader of the London Symphony and BBC Symphony orchestras has died aged 86.

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