14th July: Lorin Maazel dies aged 84, Nicola Benedetti becomes the first British solo violinist to reach top 20 of the UK albums chart in two decades and Katie Derham explains why the BBC Proms are open to all

Monday 14th July 2014

Classical News

The Telegraph

Lorin Maazel, conductor, dies aged 84

Lorin Maazel, a conductor who later directed the New York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Munich Philharmonic, has died.

The Telegraph

Nicola Benedetti: first British solo violinist to reach top 20 of the UK albums chart in two decades

Nicola Benedetti’s latest album is the first release by a British solo violinist to reach the top 20 of the UK pop chart since 1995.

The Telegraph

Katie Derham: ‘The Proms elitist? People lie on the floor!’

On the eve of the Proms – the BBC’s annual celebration of live classical music at the Royal Albert Hall – its presenter explains why the festival is open to all.

The Times

Which Prom should you see?

Maniacs, maths fans and Military Wives, Richard Morrison picks Proms for all.

The Times

Young, gifted and wowing the Proms

Neil Fisher meets the talent.

Classic FM

Nicola Benedetti: Losing the fight for music education is ‘utterly depressing’

The violinist tells Classic FM that creativity helps you face the world – and schools are sometimes losing the battle to teach it to young people.

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Symphony appoints Markus Stenz principal guest conductor

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has appointed Markus Stenz as principal guest conductor for a three-year term commencing with the 2015-2016 season. The German conductor, who is principal conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, made a sensational BSO debut in 2012.

abc News

Slovenia: Violinist’s Pre-Sochi Ski Results Rigged

Slovenia has suspended four of its ski officials for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

La Croix

Le festival de musique de l’abbaye de Saint-Riquier fête ses 30 ans

Labellisée « centre culturel de rencontre » en janvier par la ministre de la culture Aurélie Filippetti, l’abbaye royale de la baie de Somme prend un nouvel élan.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Lorin Maazel gestorben

Lorin Maazel galt als einer der brillantesten Dirigenten und Komponisten seiner Zeit. Bis Juni war der Amerikaner Chefdirigent der Münchner Philharmoniker.

Die Welt

Das Dirigier-Wunderkind Lorin Maazel ist tot

Im Alter von 84 Jahren ist der Dirigent Lorin Maazel gestorben. Gesegnet mit unbestechlicher Schlagtechnik und seinem zelebrierten Ennui war er der Beweis dafür, wie schön doch Blasiertheit sein kann.


Dem Tenor Carlo Bergonzi zum 90.: Die Schönheit feiern

Edelmann unter den Tenören: Der italienische Sänger Carlo Bergonzi wird 90.


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Lorin Maazel

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