3rd November: Do negative reviews have a right to be forgotten by Google? Legendary jazz clarinettist dies aged 85 and tributes paid to Lorin Maazel in New York.

Monday 3rd November 2014

Classical News


Enrico Caruso’s love letters have the passion of a Puccini opera

Previously unpublished private papers of Italian tenor chart the singer’s rise to fame and troubled personal life


Do negative reviews have a right to be forgotten by Google?

Classical pianist Dejan Lazic’s attempt to have a ‘mean-spirited’ review scrubbed from Google is misguided madness that could have dire consequences for us all

BBC News

Acker Bilk: Legendary jazz clarinettist dies aged 85

Clarinettist Acker Bilk, who personified the trad jazz revival of the 1950s and ’60s, has died after a lengthy illness at the age of 85.


Suzuki’s youth revisited

When American violinist Mark O’Connor accused Shinichi Suzuki to have lied about his education, he did not hesitate to calling that ”the biggest fraud in music history”.

Die Zeit

Schumanns Stachel

Sir Simon Rattle war nie ein Fan von Robert Schumann. Und doch erscheinen nun dessen vier Sinfonien auf dem hauseigenen Label der Berliner Philharmoniker. 


Protest gegen kulturfeindliche Positionen der spanischen Regierung

Jordi Savall weist Nationalen Spanischen Musikpreis zurück


Neuer Saal für BR-Orchester?

Der Gasteig, Münchens großes Kulturzentrum und Heimstätte der Münchner Philharmoniker, muss saniert werden.

El País

„Mi decisión nada tiene que ver von el derecho a decidir.“

Jordi Savall explicó aver los motivos que le han llevado a rechazar el Premio Nacional de Música, en la modalidad de interpretación , concedido por el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

The New York Times

Honoring Lorin Maazel in New York

An array of musicians paid tribute, and played tributes, on Friday to Lorin Maazel, the conductor who died in July at the age of 84 after a 75-year career in music that saw him grow from child prodigy to elder statesmen, as friends and relatives shared memories of his life.


Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall: Don’t miss pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk perform Schumann and Brahms at 1pm, broadcast live from WH on @BBCRadio3 http://bit.ly/1wWwrld 

Hyperion Records ‏@hyperionrecords: A fascinating interview with @MahanEsfahani by @PrestoClassical on the day his new Rameau is released http://bit.ly/1GelSwP

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Here’s your chance to talk ballet with Deborah Bull in our live web chat: http://classfm.co/oP2DbZ  @bullDeborah

_78705370_bilkAcker Bilk. Photo: BBC News Arts and Entertainment