In today’s news David Pickard has been announced as the new director of the BBC Proms but The Guardian say he likely to bring evolution not revolution. The Independent also ask how he will steer the BBC Proms with the BBC at a crossroads. Georg Baselitz tells Mark Hudson why he prefers Glyndebourne to the annual Wagner celebration in Bayreuth and Daniel Barenboim unveils a new piano at the Royal Festival Hall with his name on it.
David Pickard likely to bring evolution not revolution to the Proms
The new director of the world’s biggest classical music festival has a track record for broadening audience appeal during his time at Glyndebourne – but he’ll face plenty of challenges from his BBC bosses
Georg Baselitz: Glyndebourne would be unimaginable in Germany
The controversial German artist tells Mark Hudson why he prefers Glyndebourne to his country’s annual Wagner celebration, Bayreuth
The Proms: How will new director David Pickard steer the event with the BBC at a crossroads?
The Proms’ position will demand maintenance in the programming and requires a fine balance between the new and risky and the tried and tested
Daniel Barenboim unveils a stunning new piano… with his name on it
Surely, every pianists’ dream would be to have a piano with their very own name on it. The world-famous conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim now has just that.
Classical Music Magazine
RCM tops Guardian university league table 2016
The RCM was the only institution to score maximum marks of 100 in the table, which compares how final-year music students at a number of different institutions perceive their course.
„Bingen swingt“: Boom der Bigbands
Gute Zeiten für Bläserkapellen? Nicht weniger als vier große Ensembles beim Festival „Bingen swingt“, und die WDR-Bigband ruft gleich eine neuen Bigband-Bewegung aus.
Akademie-Präsident Klaus Staeck wünscht sich Nachfolgerin
Am kommenden Samstag entscheidet die Mitgliederversammlung der Akademie der Künste über einen neuen Präsidenten – oder eine Präsidentin.
Komponist und Pianist Michael Braunfels gestorben
De toda la vida de Dios, Steve Reich era el músico serio y Glass, el facilón, verdad?
The New York Observer
Who Can Fix Opera in New York? The Germans!
New York City has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the world’s great cultural hubs. That remains true today for the visual arts, dance, commercial theater and a number of other forms. Sadly, though, when it comes to opera New York is a bit of a backwater
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