Ivan Hewett explains how classical music often contains more wit and humour than we give it credit for.
Henryk Górecki’s third symphony is one of the best-selling classical music pieces of all time – although critics initially hated it. His fourth, completed by his son after the composer’s death in 2010, will premiere this weekend.
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Music, drama, art & design and dance qualifications in the UK are to be reformed alongside P.E., religious studies, and technology, Education Secretary Michael Gove announced today.
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English National Opera has appointed Henriette Götz as its new executive director, replacing Loretta Tomasi who left the company as CEO at the end of 2013.
Humphreys leaves eight years as the Director of Artistic Planning at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to become head of music at the Barbican.
The Minnesota Orchestra’s main fundraising gala, September’s Symphony Ball, has been cancelled. The co-chairs of the event resigned last week, saying in a letter to board chair Gordon Sprenger that the current climate at the orchestra did not lend itself to celebration.
An keinem Wochenende ballt sich die Musiktheaterproduktion wie an dem vor Ostern. Ein gnadenloses Festspielen ist zwischen Berlin und Salzburg im Gang. In der Provinz gehen derweil die Lichter aus.
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