19th December: New Steinway owner, The Rest Is Noise closes & Radio 3 to broadcast every Strauss opera

Thursday 19th December '13

TelegraphStolen Stradivarius sold for £1.4 million at Tarisio auction house A Stradivarius violin once offered for sale by a thief for £100 has fetched almost 14,000 times that much at auction. Five carols ripe for revival Each Christmas, …

11th February: Secondhand Downloads, Bad Smelling Beards and Julie Andrews Tours Australia

Monday 11th February '13

The IndependentEnglish National Opera's beards smell "like wet dog"...and The Barber of Seville requires 28 of themThe Guardian The Rest Is Noise festival: the third instalment – Paris The Southbank Centre's head of classical music introduces the …

1st February: Baroque Hour, HMV Live Firing and Record Store Day

Friday 1st February '13

The IndependentBaroque hour on Radio 3 as Dominic West takes to the airwaves to read poetryHeartthrob actor Dominic West is to go from The Hour to turning back the clock by reading a daily poem from the …

18th January: Frank Zappa joins Southbank Festival, Success for Spotify and Chin Rest Crowdfunds

Friday 18th January '13

The GuardianThe Rest is Noise: here comes the 20th centuryGillian Moore, head of classical music at London's Southbank Centre, introduces the first instalment of the year-long festival – and the work of Strauss, Mahler and …

30th November: Popcorn at the Opera, String Quartet Smackdown, and Golijov’s Prolonged Premiere

Friday 30th November '12

GramophoneVladimir Ashkenazy to conduct Nimrod Borenstein premiereAshkenazy will also conduct the composer’s The Big Bang and Creation of the Universe, Op 52 – hear an excerpt!Music Teacher MagazineWhitgift School launches International Music CompetitionWhitgift School, an …

28th November: Southbank Centre Festival, Christmas Charts, and Boys Choir Fundraising

Wednesday 28th November '12

GramophoneSouthbank Centre launches ‘The Rest Is Noise: the Soundtrack of the 20th Century’Yearlong festival of 250 events dedicated to 20th century culture and musicClassic FMMilitary Wives for Christmas No. 1 2012?After securing the coveted Christmas No. 1 …