18th April: Rupert Charlesworth, Roxanna Panufnik and the Last Night of the Proms

Thursday 18th April 2013

BBC Music Magazine

Tenor Rupert Charlesworth wins the Handel Singing Competition 2013

Arias from RodelindaTheodora and Belzhasser impressed adjudicators at this year’s competition.

BBC Music Magazine


Roxanna Panufnik’s new chamber work, Orchestrapaedia, mirrors Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra – but with added cartoons by her brother, Jem.

The Telegraph

Woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms for the first time

The BBC makes history by choosing a woman to be the conductor at the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Telegraph

‘Orchestras will have to change’

From his Budapest home, conductor Ivan Fischer tells The Telegraph’s Ivan Hewett about the future of ensemble playing. 

The Guardian

Lady Thatcher played out to the sounds of Europe

The funeral started and ended with English music, as expected, but European music played an unexpectedly large role.


Born March 17, 1924; died April 13, 2013















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