29th July: New LPO Appointment, New Youth Orchestra, Anna Netrebko success

Monday 29th July '19

LPO appoints Edward Gardner as principal conductorThe London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) has appointed Edward Gardner as its next principal conductor, succeeding Vladmir Jurowski.  Gardner will become the orchestra’s first British principal conductor since the late 1960s …

27th October: Edinburgh Music School faces closure, concerts in memory of cellist Jacqueline du Pré and Tonali receive the Echo Klassik

Friday 27th October '17

In today's classical news: images of John Lennon found to be worth much more than assumed, Robert von Bahr speaks about his label philosophy at BIS Records, Tonali get the Echo Klassik for their promotion …

27th May: David Pickard likely to bring evolution not revolution, Glyndebourne would be unimaginable in Germany and Daniel Barenboim unveils a new piano

Wednesday 27th May '15

Classical News In today's news David Pickard has been announced as the new director of the BBC Proms but The Guardian say he likely to bring evolution not revolution. The Independent also ask how he will steer …

6th March: Mid-concert selfie stage invasions, why does music give us chills, and censorship claims in US after youth orchestra cancels composer’s Nazi-quoting new work

Friday 6th March '15

Classical News GuardianMid-concert selfie stage invasions – hasn't Dvorák suffered enough?What punishment for the narcissist who leapt on the Royal Festival Hall stage to take a selfie during Dvořák’s New World symphony? If only life were …

18th February: Creative subjects being squeezed out of poorer schools, classical sales declining year-on-year and NYC Night Shift.

Wednesday 18th February '15

Classical News IndependentCreative subjects being squeezed out of poorer schools, says major arts studySpecialist arts teachers in state schools have declined by 11 per centClassical Music MagazineClassical sales: declining year-on-year, and streaming fails to compensateSales of …

23rd January: The Southbank Centre announces 2015-16 programme, Barenboim to perform with Dudamel and BBC Proms launches 2015 ‘Inspire’ competition for young composers

Friday 23rd January '15

Classical News GuardianOpera, festivals and a legendary pianist: the Southbank Centre announces 2015-16 programmeNext season’s highlights include Opera North’s semi-staged Ring cycle, and anniversary celebrations for Barenboim, Shakespeare and MenuhinClassic FMBarenboim to perform with Dudamel to …

22nd January: Harry Brunjes as ENO Chairman, Violinist Fenella Barton on overcoming arthritis, tenor Waldemar Kmentt has died

Thursday 22nd January '15

Classical News The GuardianHarry Brunjes to replace Martyn Rose as ENO chairmanBrunjes will remain in the role until a permanent replacement can be foundBBC Music MagazineJoin us at the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015!Buy tickets to …

Classical Music’s Top 10…

Wednesday 10th December '14

We had a good giggle in the WildKat PR office yesterday trying to guess the top 10 most discussed UK topics, global topics and check ins on Facebook as reported by The Telegraph. However, the …

5th December: Orchestras in line for a tax break, BBC Concert Orchestra announced as associate orchestra of Southbank and how do you stop coughing during a classical concert?

Friday 5th December '14

Classical News TelegraphOrchestras and children's TV producers in line for tax break from Autumn StatementGeorge Osborne gives unexpected cash boost to firms behind children's TV shows and opens consultation on orchestra tax reliefClassic FMKyung Wha Chung …

28th November: Injured violinist spent 10 years playing music in her head, Dartington announces first programme under Joanna MacGregor’s leadership and The Really Big Chorus to usher in the festive season with double Messiah.

Friday 28th November '14

Classical News GuardianSongs of exiles: rescuing ‘degenerate music’ from the shadowsThe Nazi campaign against so-called ‘degenerate music’, saw works by such composers as Weill, Schoenberg and Hindemith denounced and suppressed. More than 70 years later, much …

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