5th March: Scala Radio launches, Competitors for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019

Tuesday 5th March '19

New classical station Scala Radio launches with Simon Mayo Yesterday marked the biggest launch in UK classical music radio in nearly thirty years as Scala Radio began broadcasting at 10am, Monday 4th March.Simon Mayo’s was the …

11th June: Spotify market cap soars above $30bn, new edition of the Complete Works of Tchaikovsky under way, Rosemary Johnson appointed MBE

Monday 11th June '18

In today's news: Spotify shares jump to record high, Rosemary Johnson and other leading figures from the classical world are recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours, Schott Music and MPI Music Production International are to …

13th September: RSC Founder Sir Peter Hall dies, Refugee to play Stradivarius at Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday 13th September '17

In today's news: Sir Peter Hall, RSC founder and former National Theatre director, dies aged 86, Meurig Bowen steps down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival, and thanks to Facebook, a refugee violinist will play a Stradivarius …

13th March: ‘Opera remains the preserve of the rich,’ Boris Giltburg on Brahms’ neglected piano scores, Arts Impact Fund makes £7million available to arts organisations, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Vladimir Ashkenazy honoured by Royal College of Music

Friday 13th March '15

Classical News The Guardian Will Self: ‘Opera remains the preserve of the rich’Brecht and Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny is a satire on money and hedonism written in an age of crisis. So …

24th September: ASO Music Director backs musicians, Meyer wants Muti to come to Vienna & Guildhall announce Stephen Plaice as resident writer.

Wednesday 24th September '14

The StradBritish cellist Julian Lloyd Webber joins charity Live Music Now as spokesmanThe artist announced his retirement from performing in April due to injuryClassical sourceGuildhall School announces Stephen Plaice as Writer in Residence for new …

23rd September: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa warns of singers’ visa trouble, Atlanta Symphony cancels 17 concerts and the world’s first plastic trumpet.

Tuesday 23rd September '14

Classical Music MagazineSouthbank and skaters reach agreement on QEH undercroftFollowing a protracted dispute with the skating community over plans for the £100m-plus ‘Festival Wing’ redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Hayward Gallery and …

Highlights of this year’s BBC Proms, classical music street art, and Dame Kiri’s final bow

Friday 25th April '14

The GuardianPet Shop Boys, CBeebies and Military Wives among Proms debutsOther highlights of this year’s BBC Proms season include the Berlin Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and the return of both Daniel Barenboim and Marin Alsop, …

5th March: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to retire, conductor asks audience to use mobile phones, and Richard Itter has died

Wednesday 5th March '14

Classic FM OnlineDame Kiri Te Kanawa to retire from opera stage?New Zealand opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has suggested that she will retire from the opera stage, on the eve of her 70th birthday.Leonard …

14th August: Hans Zimmer wins Classic BRIT Award, Dame Kiri’s Downton performance, and an interview with Russell Watson

Wednesday 14th August '13

The GuardianPhilip Glass, composer - portrait of the artistPhilip Glass talks about the stars he'd like to work with, the price of fame and why an artist has to be true to himselfThe TimesDame Kiri …

Top Girls

Monday 25th March '13

In the Observer yesterday, Vanessa Thorpe highlighted the apparent sexism in the arts, stating that is it "the norm" in the UK for men to fill the top positions in artistic and cultural institutions. The …

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