Can an app teach children the basics of classical music?
SymbolSmash uses the love story opera “Voyage to the Moon” to teach children the difference between their crescendos and their crochets. Traditionalist Daniel Johnson finds it a bit too gimmicky for his taste.
What’s the point of pop-up opera?
The enthusiasm of singers who perform pop-up opera is great – but is there any point to it, asks Rupert Christiansen.
In defence of small-scale opera
Robin Norton-Hale, the director of OperaUpClose, responds to Rupert Christiansen’s assertion that pop-up opera is nothing more than a small scale version of a ‘big’ opera.
Classic FM Online
Tim Atack in Tim Lihoreau’s Wednesday Web Chat
Composer Tim Atack talks about writing music for screens big and small.
New Music Box
If Elton John sings but everyone else does too, does it make a sound?
Four reasons why people sing along at concerts.
BBC Music Magazine
Women absent from winners of 2013 British Composer Awards
Questions have been raised about the 2013 British Composer Awards, after the winners ceremony was dominated entirely by men.
Pianist Stan Tracey, the British jazz legend who played with many of the 1960s greats as house pianist of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, has died aged 86.
Musiklandschaft mit Flurschäden
Verabschiedet sich Nordrhein-Westfalen von seiner Kammerphilharmonie Amadé?