21st September: Music@Malling, the new classical & classical music with light projection spectacle

Wednesday 21st September '16

Classical News In today's classical news, Thomas Kemp has helped put West Malling on the musical map as part of a mission to bring top-flight music to the area in the last five years. The classical establishment …

22nd March: Choir of the homeless, Cressida Pollock’s ENO statement & drumming positive for mental health

Tuesday 22nd March '16

Classical News In our news today, former director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera teaching choir of the homeless, Cressida Pollock to save the English National Opera and RCM reports on study, revealing that drumming has a positive impact on …

16th September: Max Richter explains ‘Sleep’, Pergolesi masterpiece premiered at last and Christie’s exhibits $60m Stradivarius and Guarneri collection

Wednesday 16th September '15

Classical News In today’s news, Max Richter explains his eight-hour composition 'Sleep' - the longest continuous piece of music broadcasted by the BBC – and Pergolesi's Opera Settecento is finally premiered after nearly 300 years. Also, Christie’s …

24th August: Interview with Jonas Kaufmann, Anne Sophie Mutter in a nightclub and Echo awards in Germany

Monday 24th August '15

Classical News In today's news, an interview with Jonas Kaufmann in The Guardian, Musik heute announces that the 2015 European composer prize will be awarded to Turkish Sinem Altan and the results of the German Echo …

21st August: fresh ideas for Edinburgh Festival, Pullman in favour of music education, tips for performing from memory

Friday 21st August '15

Classical News In today's news, The Edinburgh Festival must look to Manchester for fresh ideas, Philip Pullman speaks up in favour of music education and 7 tips for performing from memory from The Strad. The Times Richard Morrison: ‘The Edinburgh …

29th July: Yo-Yo Ma’s challenge, NYO inspires a generation, Kaufmann warns against Decca release

Wednesday 29th July '15

Classical News In today's news, Yo-Yo Ma talks about his biggest challenge so far, The Independent on how the National Youth Orchestra is inspiring a new generation and Kaufmann warns against Decca release. The Guardian Yo-Yo Ma: Bach, Big …

15th July: school choirs decline, row at Wigmore Hall, opera about Middle Eastern oil

Wednesday 15th July '15

Classical News In today's news, Amy Bryant writes for The Telegraph about the sad decline of school choirs, rows at Wigmore Hall concert over disabled seats and a new Syrian opera about the effect the discovery of …

29th June: Antonio Pappano about politicians at the opera, Wilhelm Tell at Covent Garden, does music gives you math skills?

Monday 29th June '15

Classical News In today's news, Antonio Pappano talks about politicians at the opera and the fate of the ENO, Rossini’s William Tell to be performed at Covent Garden, Iestyn Davies is interviewed by The Guardian and …

24th June: Horner turned down Lord of the Rings, how Petrenko landed his job, Gabriel Prokofiev on BBC’s ten pieces

Wednesday 24th June '15

Classical News In today's news, The Times elucidates how Petrenko landed his new post, Prokofiev discusses BBC's Ten Pieces and Scotland's national orchestra announces a new chief executive. Also, composer Mikis Theodorakis looks back on his …

23rd June: James Horner dies, Kirill Petrenko named conductor of Berlin Philharmonic, pianist tackles stage fright

Tuesday 23rd June '15

Classical News In today's news, "Titanic"-composer James Horner dies in plane crash, pianist Sara Solovich tackles stage fright and CBSO announces new assistant conductor. Also, Die Welt reports on Kirill Petrenko who will succeed Sir Simon Rattle in 2018, …

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