26th June: Plane blamed for damage to instruments and is YouTube killing classical performance?

Wednesday 26th June 2013

The Guardian

Rupert Murdoch’s News International changes name to News UK

UK newspaper operation, which includes the Times, Sunday Times and the Sun, rebrands in wake of phone-hacking scandal

The National

Is YouTube killing classical music performances?

YouTube might be destroying classical music. The Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman said as much after storming out of a recent concert in Germany.


British Library acquires complete George Lloyd music manuscripts

The collection includes over 130 Lloyd scores, many of which were personal copies

Classic FM

Airline blamed for precious Chinese instrument damage

A Chinese musician who was due to give a concert with the Kronos Quartet has blamed a US Airways flight attendant for damaging it, rendering it unplayable for the concert.

The Guardian

William Christie, conductor – portrait of the artist

The founder of Les Arts Florissants talks about taming the lions, keeping ticket prices low – and reveals how much conductors should really wave their arms around

BBC Music Magazine

London Symphony Orchestra celebrates the 100th anniversary of its first recording

Today marks 100 years since the LSO made its first ever recording

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Der vollkommene Augenblick

Er gilt als Schweiger und Zuhörer, Moderator und Perfektionist unter den großen Dirigenten. An diesem Mittwoch wird der Maestro Claudio Abbado, der in seiner Jugend nie ein Orchester leiten wollte, achtzig Jahre alt.