17th May: National Portrait Gallery Choir, Claude Vivier Underground and Lufthansa Airlines’ Baroque Festival

Friday 17th May 2013

BBC News

National Portrait Gallery to have choir in residence

The National Portrait Gallery in London is to have a choir in residence – a first for any museum in the UK.

The Times

Late composer Claude Vivier goes underground

Some things are meant to be. One is that the last piece of music Claude Vivier wrote, but never finished, would be played in a disused Tube station.

The Telegraph

Five great classical music scandals

A century since the Rite of Spring caused a riot in Paris, Ivan Hewett picks five other classical and opera scandals.

Classical Music Magazine

Exhibitors’ 70% increase is vote of confidence in Classical:NEXT

Delegate numbers are up 20% for the second outing of Classical:NEXT, the music congress that opens in Vienna on 29 May.

Classic FM

Big audience boost for Classic FM

More than 200,000 new listeners have tuned in to Classic FM in the past three months, according to new radio listening figures published today.


Gramophone Hall of Fame 2013 announced!

We welcome 50 new influential and inspiring individuals to our list of those who have changed classical music

Classical Source

Lufthansa Looks Forward To Celebrating 30 Years Of The Lufthansa Festival Of Baroque Music In 2014

Lufthansa German Airlines has confirmed it looks forward to celebrating 30 years of the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music in 2014, a momentous year which also marks the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian succession to the British throne.

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