15th June: HMV is back, Sibelius Violin Competition postponed, Claude Samuel passed away, Operalia Competition Postponed until 2021

Monday 15th June '20

HMV owner Doug Putman on the return of the music chain after lockdownHMV is back.After three months of lockdown, the music chain is reopening this week (June 15) after the government eased restrictions on ‘non-essential’ …

9th December: Vienna Opera’s First Opera by Woman, HMV Christmas Crunch, Pereira’s last triumph at La Scala

Monday 9th December '19

Vienna opera house stages first opera by womanFor the first time in its 150-year history, the Vienna State Opera is staging an opera by a woman.Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth has written a new opera …

10th March: Gerard Mortier dies aged 70, first BBC Young Musician jazz award, & ‘deaf’ composer apologises for deception

Monday 10th March '14

The GuardianAvant-garde opera director Gerard Mortier dies aged 70 Belgian former artistic director of Madrid's Teatro Real is praised as 'visionary and generous figure.' The Fly music magazine closes after nearly 15 years Free monthly magazine that was …

17th January: Peter Pan proposes on stage, HMV closes flagship store, and concert for the children of Syria

Friday 17th January '14

New York TimesDetroit Symphony Agrees to New Contract With MusiciansThe Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which endured a bitter six-month strike a few years ago, settled its latest contract eight months early, orchestra officials announced WednesdayBBC Music MagazineHMV closes flagship …

15th October: Spontaneous hymn, Charlotte Church, and Yamaha unveils new instruments

Tuesday 15th October '13

The TelegraphGroup perfoms Icelandic hymn in German train stationYouTube video shows Icelandic indie-folk group spontaneously burst into song in Wuppertal station, west Germany Charlotte Church: female pop stars told 'take clothes off, show you're an adult' Charlotte …

19th July: India Searches for Classical Star, Music and the Monarchy and Classical Musicians in the Kitchen

Friday 19th July '13

The TimesENO chief to stand down as losses threaten future English National Opera’s chief executive is standing down as the company is about to confirm that it has lost £3.25 million over the past two years …

28th June: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies diagnosed with Leukaemia and HMV set to return to original site opened by Elgar

Friday 28th June '13

Classic FMGerman musicians beg Angela Merkel to allow instruments through customsDaniel Barenboim, Andras Schiff, Viktoria Mullova and 27 other German performers are protesting against expensive customs regulations.GramophoneRSNO appoints new assistant conductorJean-Claude Picard is chosen over …

22nd March: The Fate of HMV, Archbishop’s Enthronement Music and Music Teacher Awards

Friday 22nd March '13

The IndependentSole bidder in the frame as decision on HMV's fate draws nearThe future of HMV, the failed entertainment chain, is likely to be decided over the coming days.Classic FMMusic for Archbishop's Enthronement revealedBach, Tallis, …

20th February: Titanic Violin, Ticketing Legislation and Classical Music on Reality Television

Wednesday 20th February '13

The TelegraphSerious music doesn’t have to hurt your earsComposer George Benjamin has the knack of making the most rebarbative composition sound comprehensible, says Jane Shilling.Classic FMTitanic musician's violin to be auctionedA violin believed to have …

7th February: Beethoven on the Runway, EBaccs Scrapped and Who Was Mozart?

Thursday 7th February '13

New York Times Wolfgang, Is That You? In the impossible search to know exactly what the face of musical genius looked like, researchers in Salzburg, Austria, have made progress. Their subject was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a local …

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