11th August: Lucerne festival begins, classical voice types de-mystified

Friday 11th August '17

In today's news: Gove and Osbourne visit opera on German holiday, PRS for Music supports Gramophone classical music awards, and classical voice types de-mystified. Elbphilharmonie reopens after summer break, start of Lucerne festival, and "Troubadou" …

19th May: LSO Open Air concert in pictures, Johnny Flynn talks about composing for Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It,’ Violinist Julian Rachlin is the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s artist in residence

Tuesday 19th May '15

Classical News In today's news, relive the London Symphony Orchestra's free concert in Trafalgar Square with photos in the Guardian. It was an all Shostakovich programme with Nicola Benedetti and Valery Gergiev. Also in the Guardian, …

11th June: Javid and Harman’s artistic ideals, the unclaimed piano and Richard Strauss’ 150th birthday

Wednesday 11th June '14

Classical News Classicalmusicmagazine.com Sajid Javid and Harriet Harman set out artistic ideals The new culture secretary, Sajid Javid, and his shadow counterpart, Harriet Harman, have both made powerful speeches addressing young people and approaches to class difference in …

23rd May: Arts & Business Awards announced, La Scala fires director general & stolen violins recovered 16 years later

Friday 23rd May '14

Classic FMArts & Business Awards winners announcedThe best partnerships between businesses and the arts were honoured last night at a ceremony at the BFI Southbank, London at the 35th Arts & Business Awards, in partnership …

21st May: Rachmaninov manuscript sells for £1.2million, Frenchman uses Mozart to fight drug dealers and continued controversy over singers’ weight

Wednesday 21st May '14

Classic FM OnlineRachmaninov manuscript sells for £1.2millionMusic scholarship may change forever after the Russian master's Symphony No. 2 sold at auction today alongside music by Beethoven, Puccini and Mozart.The Guardian Young Musician competition - let's start with …

14th April: Humour in classical music, higher standards for music GCSEs and ENO appoints new executive director

Monday 14th April '14

The Telegraph Classical music, funny? Surely you're joking... Ivan Hewett explains how classical music often contains more wit and humour than we give it credit for. The Guardian The story behind the posthumous premiere of Górecki's Fourth Symphony Henryk Górecki's …

10th April: Vienna Philharmonic win Birgit Nilsson Prize, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group performs in D.C. & discussions of German radio orchestra fusion

Thursday 10th April '14

The Telegraph Vienna Philharmonic: worthy winner of the Birgit Nilsson Prize It's time to set the record straight on the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the deserving winner of opera's richest prize, says Rupert Christiansen Sivan Magen – New Music Sivan …

November 19th: Pianist wins Women of the Future awards, Cecilie Ore writes a choral tribute to Pussy Riot & Da Vinchi’s “viola organista” built

Tuesday 19th November '13

GramophoneSoprano Sonya Yoncheva signs to Sony ClassicalBulgarian Soprano Sonya Yoncheva has signed to Sony Classical, in what is described as an ‘exclusive long-term agreement’. Former Operalia winner to begin deal with homage to the Belle …

20th September: Violin lessons – pointless? Opera singers’ human piano and Smith-Magnenis Syndrome

Friday 20th September '13

New StatesmanDeal with it, parents: Violin lessons are pointlessParents who drag their children through music and dance lessons in order to give them skills for life, are wasting their time says Mark Oppenheimer. Such lessons …

Opinion Blog: The New National Curriculum for Music

Friday 12th July '13

After much controversy and deliberation, the national music curriculum has been overhauled in order to inspire and engage pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. Music is a universal language …

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