10th September: Brit Awards, New York City Opera’s funding crisis and more on the Last Night

Tuesday 10th September 2013

The Guardian

Last Night of the Proms – review

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

Claudio Abbado made Senator for Life

Conductor Claudio Abbado has been made a senator for life in Italy, the country’s president announced last week.

Researchers develop prosthetic musical instruments

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.


Classical music: where sex sells

Emmet Livingstone argues that classical musicians are growing ever younger and more attractive.

The Telegraph

Classic Brit Awards 2013: Franciscan friar, Prince of Wales’ former harpist and Proms favourites compete

Interesting line up for this years Classical Brit awards, including Friar Alessandro, the first monk to ever sign a record deal.

Admit it, you like same music as your parents, study says

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 Independent

Funding crisis could close New York City Opera

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.


Michael Garvey named director of BBC National Orchestra of Wales

The current chief executive of the Academy of Ancient Music takes up the role in December

Der Tagesspiegel

Orchester auf Reisen

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.


The Guardian

The Guardian