21th November: British opera director accused of sexually misconduct, events app Jubal goes online, organist Michel Chapius is dead.

Tuesday 21st November '17

In today's news: David Lewis leaves Opera Australia after child sexual abuse allegations, classical music events app Jubal goes online, ECM Records makes entire catalogue available on streaming platforms. Also, San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere …

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" …

25th October: Tchumburidze wins 15th Wieniawski Violin Competition, RAH appoints new chief executive & British Composer Awards 2016

Tuesday 25th October '16

Classical News In today's classical news, Veriko Tchumburidze receives the top prize of €30,000 following her performance of Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto in the finals of 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin …

30th August: Edinburgh Festival ends, fights at the opera & the world-first silent opera

Tuesday 30th August '16

Classical News In today's news, the Edinburgh International Festival has closed with its annual fireworks concert, Stirling Orchestra tunes up for BBC competition All Together Now & fights at the opera in Cosi Fan Tutte. Also, Opera …

23th June: St John’s Smith Square’s Music Marathon, iWonder guide on tinnitus and Harry Rabinowitz dies aged 100

Thursday 23rd June '16

Classical News In our news today, St John’s Smith Square opens registration for Music Marathon, BBC launches iWonder guide on tinnitus and British composer and conductor Harry Rabinowitz has died aged 100. Also, the latest figures about …

6th January: Tim Ashley’s opera guide: marital hell, US Department of Transportation finalises law for carrying instruments on board airlines, new European Capital of Culture: Pilsen

Tuesday 6th January '15

Classical News The Guardian Beethoven's heart and Wagner's bowels, and why they don't matter The trend to draw parallels between the specifics of a composer’s possible medical history and the particularities of his music should come - well, …

23rd June: Audience ejects crowd-surfer from classical concert, London Philharmonic to star in Wimbledon advert and $10 million Stradivarius violin fails to sell at auction

Monday 23rd June '14

Classical News The Telegraph Audience ejects crowd-surfer from classical concert Scientist is thrown out of "accessible and informal" classical concert by fellow audience members after attempting to crowd-surf. Classic FM London Philharmonic Orchestra to star in Wimbledon advertMusicians will star …

9th July: Changes to Curriculum for Music, Choirs Synchronise Heartbeats and Tradition Meets Technology

Tuesday 9th July '13

The Times Classical stars are squeezed out by accordion The accordion has never been regarded as a route to mainstream musical success, but its reputation may have to be reassessed after an album of squeezebox tunes reached …

6th June: Fashion for the Orchestra, Funds for Young Musicians and Figures for Racial Diversity

Thursday 6th June '13

The Independent - BlogsRacial diversity in classical music: A daunting experience for non-white professionals working in the industry todayCurrently, just five per cent of classical music professionals working in the UK identify as black and …

25th February: Sustainable Wagner, Cute Choral Videos and Ballet Boss Down Under

Monday 25th February '13

The New York Times (via musicalchairs.info)  Wolfgang Sawallisch, Conductor, Dies at 89 Wolfgang Sawallisch, one of the last of the old-school German conductors, who led the Philadelphia Orchestra for nearly a decade and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich for two …

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