In today’s news, have you ever wondered why people don’t clap between movements in a symphony? Classic FM investigates. Lang Lang relies on his assistant to lend a hand mid-performance, and a Welsh opera company is under fire for its racist casting. Orchestra carries on without a conductor, and Delnon and Nagano extend their contracts in Hamburg.
Assistant lends a hand to Lang Lang
Pianist plays Gershwin at the New York concert hall with a 14-year-old protege literally his left-hand man.
Why don’t we clap between movements?
There’s a bit of a tradition in classical music that you only clap after a piece has finished – and never in between movements. But why does this ‘rule’ actually exist?
Welsh opera under fire for racist casting
Industry figures, including the artistic director of Yellow Earth Theatre Kumiko Mendl and actor Daniel York, have slammed “yellowface” casting in the touring production.
Writer of hit BBC drama ‘Doctor Foster’ has plans to make it into an opera
Playwright Mike Bartlett has written 17 works for the stage, including hits in the West End and on Broadway.
Delnon und Nagano verlängern ihre Hamburger Verträge
Der Aufsichtsrat der Hamburgischen Staatsoper hat die Verträge mit dem Schweizer Georges Delnon und Kent Nagano an der Hamburgischen Staatsoper um fünf Jahre zu verlängert.
Shortlist Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Now Open!
Today, the shortlist is announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, celebrating the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country.
Klang der Revolution – Orchester spielen ohne Dirigent
So klang die Oktoberrevolution: Im Jubiläumsjahr der russischen Revolution von 1917 ist in Düsseldorf das Experiment des «herrschaftsfreien Musizierens» neu zu erleben.
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