3rd March: Yuval Waldman dies aged 74, Appeal of the German Stage Association, Adrien La Marca recounts his 21 days in quarantine

Wednesday 3rd March '21

Violinist and conductor Yuval Waldman dies aged 74Russian–Israeli violinist and conductor Yuval Waldman died on 1 February at the age of 74. An enterprising musician, tutor and co-founder of numerous festivals, he was noted for …

20th November: RPS awards lockdown music initiatives for children, Beethoven letter discovered, UK Musicians income to plunge by 65%

Friday 20th November '20

RPS Awards recognise lockdown initiatives for children and young peopleThe winners of the 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards were announced in last night’s digital broadcast, featuring a new award recognising musical initiatives during the pandemic. The …

4th August: Pianist Leon Fleisher Dies; Bach Archive acquires unknown letter; The Dismantling of the Organ of Notre-Dame de Paris Begins

Tuesday 4th August '20

Pianist Leon Fleisher, who lost use of his right hand, has died aged 92The great American pianist, who was forced to play left-handed for years, has died.Fleisher died of cancer at a hospice in …

31st October: Pharrell Williams to collaborate with Hans Zimmer, Beethoven for teens, and YouTube domination

Thursday 31st October '13

Classic FM OnlinePharrell Williams to collaborate with Hans Zimmer for new Spiderman scoreMovie composer Hans Zimmer will collaborate with Pharrell Williams for the soundtrack to the new Spiderman film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2SlateWant to Get Rid of …

17th October: 1750 instrument for auction, Jack Topping for Christmas No. 1, and Music in China

Thursday 17th October '13

GramophoneLeila Josefowicz puts her violin up for saleThe 1750 instrument by Michele Angelo Bergonzi will be auctioned through Ingles and HaydayClassic FM OnlineJack Topping to enter race for Christmas No. 1Jack's hoping he'll be 'Topping' …

12th January – A Beethoven gem, and youth’s moment in the sun

Thursday 12th January '12

GramophoneViolinist Israel Baker Has Died, Aged 92.The violinist Israel Baker has died at his home in Los Angeles aged 92.Thomas Quasthoff Withdraws From The Spotlight.Citing ill health, the German baritone retires.BBC NewsLetter Penned By Beethoven …