30th August: City Music Foundation award winners, Tchaikovsky biopic adheres to anti-gay law, and a look at classical music and technology

Friday 30th August 2013

Classical Music Magazine

City Music Foundation names inaugural award winners

The first awards of the City Music Foundation, which aims to help performers at the beginning of their careers, have been announced

The Guardian

Tchaikovsky’s sexuality ‘downplayed’ in biopic under Russia’s anti-gay law

Makers of Tchaikovsky film reportedly self-censor their portrayal of the composer so as not to fall foul of Russia’s new law


Obituary: Barbara Robotham, mezzo-soprano and teacher

Mezzo-soprano and renowned singing teacher Barbara Robotham has died at the age of 77

The Wall Street Journal

Saving Classical Music: An App for That?

Stuart Isacoff looks at classical music in the 21st century

BBC Music Magazine

Winners of Operalia competition announced

Plácido Domingo’s opera competition celebrates 20 years in Verona

Die Welt

Wenn sich Opern-Fans Freilose ertrampeln

In der Arena di Verona probten Zuschauer den Aufstand, weil sie viel Geld für eine Aufführung von “Aida” bezahlt hatten die, weil es regnete, gerade einmal bis zur Ouvertüre gespielt werden konnte


The Guardian