29th September: Can Brian Cox save classical music, Marin Alsop attacks ‘snobbish’ classical music world and Atlanta Symphony federal mediation has teething troubles.

Monday 29th September 2014


Thomas Quasthoff: ‘Schubert’s songs fly through the sky like angels’

The celebrated bass-baritone on why he retired at 52, life after thalidomide, and his new career in Shakespeare and cabaret


Can Brian Cox save classical music?

A British conductor has recruited the TV physicist and other famous thinkers to remind us why music matters


The Schubert Project: Classical music festival in Oxford to play all 600-plus songs by Austrian composer Franz Schubert

There is no doubt that this year’s all-Schubert Festival will be a potent affair


Proms conductor Marin Alsop attacks ‘snobbish’ classical music world

The leading conductor Marin Alsop has said that classical music is “inaccessible” and “elitist” and that audiences should be able to clap during movements if they choose to.

Classic FM

Marin Alsop: ‘clapping doesn’t bother me in the least’

Conductor Marin Alsop has hit out at classical purists who don’t clap between movements during classic concerts.


Atlanta Symphony: Federal Mediation Shows Start-Up Difficulties

The proposed federal mediation in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra labor dispute has teething troubles: while the administration is ready to resume collective bargaining agreement discussions using federal mediator Allison Beck, the ASO Players’ Association is waiting for a first individual meeting with the mediator.


Sopranistin Adriana Ferfecka gewinnt Gesangswettbewerb DEBUT

Die polnische Sopranistin Adriana Ferfecka hat den 7. Europäischen Gesangswettbewerb DEBUT gewonnen.

Süd West Presse

Andrew Manze über “Musik für das heutige Publikum”

Der britische Geiger und Dirigent Andrew Manze, Experte für historische Aufführungspraxis, will die Musik zu den Menschen von heute sprechen lassen. “Die Idee authentischer Aufführungen ist nicht sehr relevant für die heutige Zeit”, sagte der neue Chefdirigent der NDR-Radiophilharmonie in Hannover.


Elitäre Kunst für alle

Spielstätten-Porträt Bürgerhaus Pullach

Le Monde

Festival Musica : Joëlle Léandre, on n’entend qu’elle

La contrebassiste la plus hardie des terres inconnues présente « Can You hear Me ? » au festival strasbourgeois.


A rediscovered sonata, as Mozart intended

Balazs Mikusi’s heart started racing when he realised what the papers he held in his hand were: the long-lost original score of a famous Mozart sonata scribbled by the composer himself.

The Epoch Times

NTDTV Competitions: Season of Cultural Revival Begins

Music and art lovers can join in the events


Marin Alsop @marinalsop: “The experience was far more personal and intimate.” Read an exclusive interview with Marin about #desertislanddiscs http://bit.ly/107RaES 

Manchester Camerata ‏@MancCamerata: Last week saw the start of our amazing #creative cross-curricular workshops! Get in on the action http://bitly.com/Z4y3uL  #musiceducation

Intermusica ‏@IntermusicaLtd: Denis Kozhukhin’s album of Haydn Sonatas is out today – listen to excerpts & read more http://ow.ly/C3Ac6 http://bit.ly/1vqtExn

YCAT @YCATrust: We are gearing up for our Presentation Concert tonight at @southbankcentre! Will you be joining us? http://bit.ly/1tzlkLO

5d9900c9-67f7-4642-a9c1-4d21e8c4e811-460x300Thomas Quasthoff: ‘I’ve always said my disability is a fact, not a problem.’Photograph: Andre Rival/Focus / eyevine