Why music is good for the heart
Doctors have discovered what music-lovers always guessed – music touches places nothing else can reach. Serbian Professor Deljanin discovered a 19% improvement in a vital bit of heart tissue in patients with coronary artery disease, when they listened to their favourite music.
Phyllida Lloyd: ‘Peter Grimes is not paedophiliac’
The opera director talks about reviving Peter Grimes, and why Benjamin Britten’s central character has an archetypal case of bipolar disorder.
BBC Radio 3 launches new weekend schedule in response to budget cuts
The station aims to protect its range and diversity with more live music
New York Times
Deadline passes with no end to orchestra labour dispute
A deadline from management to settle a nearly yearlong lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra players expired on Sunday, but both sides appeared willing to continue negotiations.
Los Angeles Times
Here’s one major orchestra that isn’t hurting
The L.A. Philharmonic posted a surplus for the 10th time in 11 years, and paid both its music director and its CEO well over $1 million apiece
Classic FM Online
Mozart, Bach and Beethoven leave solar system in Voyager spacecraft
A selection of classical music travelling on the Voyager spacecraft at 100,000mph has made it outside our solar system, and is now 11.6 billion miles away from Earth.
Classical Music Magazine
Lake District Summer Music Festival confident for 2014
The Lake District Summer Music Festival will run in 2014, its 30th year, despite reports referring to a £150,000 shortfall in its funding.
The Nation’s most loved sounds revealed
New research conducted by high-street hearing specialist, Hidden Hearing, reveals the sounds that are most pleasurable to the nation’s ears and the impact they have on our mood.
Pianola, das aussterbende Musikinstrument
Ein Pianola ist ein Musikinstrument, das man heutzutage eher selten hört. Nur mehr bei Sammlern und Liebhabern ist es noch zu finden. Ein solcher, nämlich Rex Lawson, erklärte mir nach einer Probe im Kammermusiksaal gerne dieses Instrument der besonderen Art.