5th April: John Eliot Gardiner on birthdays, Martyn Rose as new chairman and Montreal without Nagano?

Friday 5th April 2013

The Guardian

How composers from Mozart to Bach made their music add up

Works from The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute to Schumann’s Lyric Suite betray their creators’ fascination with numbers.

The Telegraph

Sex, jealousy and strings

A star-studded new film explores the intense inner world of the string quartet. Yet the truth, says Ivan Hewett, is even more startling.

Classic FM

John Eliot Gardiner on birthdays, Bach and bath towels

Classic FM’s David Mellor and John Eliot Gardiner discuss the various exciting projects Gardiner has in store for his 70th year, as well as what the future may hold.


La Nuova Musica record Vivaldi and Handel Dixit Dominus settings

Harmonia Mundi album is due for release on April 8.


English National Opera names new chairman

Businessman Martyn Rose takes up post on May 1.

Planet Hugill

Music up close

MusicUpClose is a series of six events at Conway Hall intended to illuminate classical music and the way musicians think. 

Maclean’s Magazine

Montreal without Nagano?

From La Presse‘s Claude Gingras comes the news, that Kent Nagano, the music director of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, will leave town when his second contract expires in 2016.

The Magic Flute, ROH/McVicar

The Guardian