A singer from the South African townships, who discovered opera music by accident, has signed a deal for a debut album with a major classical record label.
The Baroque composer Matthew Locke, who went on to become a composer for Charles II, was something of a wild young man.
The L.A. Philharmonic’s music director loves the place. It holds happy memories from his introduction to the area and beyond.
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Before he takes to the stage at Birmingham Symphony Hall, the great Vladimir Ashkenazy spoke to Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall about his life in conducting and the joys of Holst.
Soprano Barbara Hannigan today receives one of the most important awards in French music, the ‘Prix de la personnalité musicale de l’année’ (Musical Personality of the Year) by the Syndicat de la Critique.
Amazon has managed to dodge Apple’s in-app purchase tax by making its MP3 Store available to iPhone users via it’s open web browser Safari.
Kristiina Poska hat es in Berlin geschafft, Simone Young zuvor schon in Hamburg: Die klassische Musik kennt inzwischen große Dirigentinnen. Aber immer noch werden weibliche Karrieren am Pult behindert. Es ist an der Zeit, die Geduld zu verlieren.