29th August: Anna Netrebko, Opera under water

Tuesday 29th August '17

In today's news: Opera star Anna Netrebko talks about her life, loves - and cancelling at Covent Garden, and Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017. Houstan Grand Opera under water, Staatsoper Hamburg looks for young …

25th July: Pekka Kuusisto about his musical career, winners of Operalia & Bayreuth Festival opens without red carpet

Monday 25th July '16

Classical News In our news today, violinist Pekka Kuusisto talks about his plans to flood London with polka, French And South-Korean singers win Domingo’s Operalia, and CMUSE gives five reasons why one should take up a …

14th October: Best classical albums, Kirill Petrenko appointment & International Bassoon Day

Wednesday 14th October '15

Classical News In today's news, The Telegraph announces its guide to the best classical recordings of 2015, and the Royal College of Music celebrates International Bassoon Day. Also, Pitchfork Media becomes part of Condé Nast Stable and Roy …

24th July: why Glyndebourne chorus is crucial, student creates Styrofoam-covered cello, conductor sentenced to 12 months in prison

Friday 24th July '15

Classical News In today's news, Rupert Christiansen on why the Glyndebourne chorus is crucial, Ghent student creates Styrofoam-covered cello to amplify sound and conductor Joseph Cullen is sentenced to 12 months in prison for sexual abuse. The Telegraph Why …

1st June: Mighty Mouse is saving the Philadelphia Orchestra, Ji Young Lim wins 2015 Queen Elisabeth competition and John Suchet’s tribute to Peter Cropper

Monday 1st June '15

Classical News In today's news Peter Cropper, leader of the Lindsay Quartet, has died aged 69. Ji Young Lim has taken first prize in the 2015 Queen Elisabeth competition and Anna Netrebko speaks to the Guardian about her …

8th May:Lesley Garrett records appeal for Help Musicians UK, Is playing from memory a party trick or a musical revelation? And Tête à Tête announces 2015 opera festival.

Friday 8th May '15

Classical News In today's news Richard Morrison asks if playing from memory is a gimmick or a bold feat of collective virtuosity ahead of the Aurora Orchestra's BBC Proms concerts. Lesley Garrett is to record an …

31st March: Why the arts funding system doesn’t work, Birmingham Opera Company, Helmut Dietl dies at the age of 70

Tuesday 31st March '15

Classical News Telegraph Why the arts funding system doesn't work The experience of Mid Wales Opera demonstrates the drawbacks of arts funding in Britain, says Rupert Christiansen 9/11 opera Between Worlds envisages what happened inside the towers Opera has always …

23rd March: Pierre Boulez at 90, classical music’s dark secret and classical could be good for your brain

Monday 23rd March '15

Classical News GuardianIn praise of Pierre Boulez at 90Composer George Benjamin salutes the French composer-conductor whose polemical essays and presence on the podium has transformed musical composition, institutions and tasteTelegraphPapering the house: classical music's dark secretThe industry practice …

18th March: Can Fergus Linehan save the Edinburgh International Festival? Julian Lloyd Webber is new principle of Birmingham Conservatoire and essential Richter recordings

Wednesday 18th March '15

Classical News TelegraphEdinburgh 2015: Can this man save the Edinburgh International Festival?The EIF has a new director, 45-year-old Fergus Linehan – but can he steer it back out from the increasingly huge shadow of the Fringe? …

20th February: why Britain’s orchestras say new tax measures don’t play fair, musical page turning is under threat from the accursed iPad and Chancellor in tune with Rattle’s concert hall wish

Friday 20th February '15

Classical News GuardianPulling the strings: why Britain's orchestras say new tax measures don't play fairOrchestras can only apply for new tax relief if they fit the government’s bizarre idea of what an orchestra should be – …

More posts