22nd August: Google marks Debussy’s anniversary, YouTube signs licensing deal with PRS, and Berlin Philharmonic releases 100-year-old recording

Thursday 22nd August 2013

The Guardian

Claude Debussy: Google orchestrates a doodled Clair de lune

To mark 151st anniversary of French composer’s birth, an animation is set to Clair de lune, one of his best-known pieces

Media Week

YouTube signs UK licensing deal with PRS for Music

YouTube has signed a new licensing deal with PRS for Music, the body responsible for collecting royalties for UK performers

Classic FM Online

Berlin Philharmonic to release 100-year-old recording as digital single

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is to celebrate the centenary of its relationship with the Deutsche Grammophon label by releasing an epic 50CD set called The Centenary Edition

The Independent

When Britten’s world was all at sea: How Billy Budd reflects the composer’s own turbulent times

A full programme of Britten’s works at the Proms culminates in a semi-staged performance of Michael Grandage’s acclaimed Glyndebourne production of the story of an outsider fighting the establishment

Star Tribune

Opera singer collapses and dies in rehearsal

Veteran bass Richard Angas, made famous as Jonathan Miller’s Mikado, has passed away at 71

Minnesota Orchestra recording sessions cancelled

Planned September recording dates scratched due to ongoing labor dispute


How ashamed should you feel about using Spotify?

Music-streaming services really don’t exploit performers. Songwriters, though—that’s another story


The ‘Ring’ is the thing: Seattle Opera and the future of an arts institution

With Wagner, Seattle made it to the world cultural stage. But how does the company build on the legacy?

Die Zeit

Mit Rüsch und Fliege

In der Oper herrscht noch der hohe Ton

Googe doodle – Debussy

The Guardian