Symphony guide: Beethoven’s Third (‘Eroica’)
The story of the dedication of Beethoven’s Third is the stuff of symphonic legend. Whatever the truth, the victory at the end of the piece doesn’t just stand for Napoleon, or Beethoven, but for the possibilities of the symphony itself.
Munich Opera Festival über alles
Whilst other European festivals may not have made this year’s grade, Rupert Christiansen explains why Munich’s is an experience worth repeating.
The Spanish conductor talks about his experience as the late Claudio Abbado’s assistant.
The BBC Music team uncover forgotten piano pieces
Clouds play piano in new composition
What do clouds sound like? Artist-composer David Bowen attempts to answer this question in his eerie new piece, Cloud Piano, which translates the clouds into played music.
Farmer serenades cows with trombone playing
A farmer who filmed himself serenading his cows by playing his trombone to attract them towards him has become a viral sensation.
“Neu für klassische Musik interessieren!”
“Mein Ziel ist es, die Menschen neu für klassische Musik zu interessieren!” – hat sich Markus Fein, der Intendant der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern vorgenommen.
Ukraine will kremltreuen Kulturschaffenden die Einreise verbieten
Die Ukraine will gegen etwa 500 russische Künstler und Kulturschaffende wegen ihrer kremltreuen Position Einreiseverbote verhängen.
The Japan Times
Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa
Conductor Seiji Ozawa said Monday that Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, a musical event in which he serves as general director, will be renamed Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in 2015.
The Baltimore Sun
Amid all the fretting about classical music’s future, some worries about its past
Day after day, someone somewhere discusses the state of classical music, typically with a degree of concern about its long-term survivability. This has been going on for ages, of course, but it has generated something of a cottage industry in recent years.
Opera Space: .@MoscowTimes: Kiev to ban 500 Russian annexation-approving cultural figures; are
#opera stars likely to be included? http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/kiev-to-blacklist-russian-culture-figures/504555.html …
Sam Jackson: .@classicfm has joined forces with the brilliant @NYOGB to offer you the chance to see them in concert – for free: http://www.classicfm.com/concerts-events/nyo-free-concert-information/ …
Royal Opera House: ICYMI – @telegraph are streaming class with @mariinskyen this morning! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/dance/11011335/WATCH-the-Mariinsky-Ballet-in-class.html …
Bachtrack: August is
#BaroqueMonth here at Bachtrack! Links to all new articles and reviews from here: http://ow.ly/zYtOs