Of all Last Nights in recent memory, this was the most enjoyable, the least hysterical and the most warm-hearted, says Fiona Maddocks.
BBC Music Magazine
Conductor Claudio Abbado has been made a senator for life in Italy, the country’s president announced last week.
Researchers at McGill University in Montreal have designed and produced the first prosthetic digital instruments for music and dance. Made to be worn by performers, the musical instruments contain sensors that respond to touch, movement and orientation to produce sound.
Emmet Livingstone argues that classical musicians are growing ever younger and more attractive.
Interesting line up for this years Classical Brit awards, including Friar Alessandro, the first monk to ever sign a record deal.
The study published in Psychological Science says songs popular in our early 20s seem to have the greatest lasting impact but music of our parents’ younger days also evokes vivid memories.
The New York City Opera says it may have to cancel the rest of its season if it can’t raise $7m (£4.5m) by the end of this month.
The current chief executive of the Academy of Ancient Music takes up the role in December
Tourneen von Orchestern sind für alle Beteiligten eine Herausforderung. Wir sagen Ihnen, was alles funktionieren muss, damit die Musiker auch auf Reisen abends im Saal ihre volle Leistungsfähigkeit abrufen können.