Jonathan Reekie to step down as chief executive of Aldeburgh Music
Jonathan Reekie, chief executive of Aldebugh Music for 16 years, has announced that he will be leaving to take up the post of director of Somerset House Trust.
Australian Chamber Orchestra in triple Grammy whammy
The Australian Chamber Orchestra and soprano Dawn Upshaw have received three Grammy nominations for their recording of Maria Schneider’s song cycle Winter Morning Walks.
Los Angeles Times
Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs
Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country’s rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form of sacred rhythm music.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Spanish classical music concert marks 5th centennial of European sighting of the Pacific
On the occasion of the 5th centennial of the arrival of the Europeans to the Pacific Ocean, Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Embassy present the piano and violin concert “From Acapulco to Manila: Spanish Music Across Two Oceans.”
Ted Hughes’s children’s fables come to the stage
Librettist Edward Kemp discusses the difficulties of adapting Ted Hughes’s ‘How the Whale Became’ into an opera.
The National’s Bryce Dessner: how the Kronos Quartet let me in on their act
The guitarist has composed an album for the celebrated string ensemble. He explains how the exciting project was inspired by his Russian grandmother
Sir Harrison Birtwistle Breaks Record at British Composer Awards
In winning the instrumental solo award this year, Sir Harrison Birtwistle has become the most honoured composer in the British Composer Awards’ history.
„Jeden meiner Fehler hört man sofort“
Was macht ein Dirigent denn nun eigentlich bei der Arbeit? Im Interview löst Tugan Sokhiev, seit Herbst 2012 Musikchef des Deutschen Symphonie-Orchesters Berlin, das große Rätsel.