9th August: Stolen violin worth $250,000 sold to pawn shop for just $50 in Boston, What classical festivals can learn about climate friendliness from the pop world.

Thursday 9th August '18

In today's news: Stolen violin sold to pawn shop in Boston. Grammy Award-winning conductor jailed for abusing choirboy. First virtual reality prom announced. Bringing classical music festival to Barbados. What classical festivals can learn about climate …

30th July: Post-heatwave weather havoc for musicians, opera prodigy gets NASA degree

Monday 30th July '18

Torrential rain and lightning cause issues for outdoor performances over the weekend, opera prodigy gets astrophysics degree. Berlin's longest-serving classical music concert organiser Witiko Adler celebrates its 90th birthday, the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis 2018 by Darmstadt …

26th January: Aimard wins Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, PRS Foundation announces Composers’ Fund beneficiaries & Chailly begins new series of recordings

Thursday 26th January '17

Classical News In our classical news today, Pierre-Laurent Aimard wins 2017 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, PRS Foundation announces latest Composers’ Fund beneficiaries, and Bournemouth Symphony announces partnership with Trinity Laban. Also, Riccardo Chailly starts a …

18th September: Frédéric Chopin’s heart shows signs of TB, Gramophone Award winners and the BBC unveils trailer for Ten Pieces

Thursday 18th September '14

GuardianFrédéric Chopin's heart shows signs of TB, say Polish expertsFindings appear in line with composer's 1849 death certificate which says he died from tuberculosis in ParisTelegraphDaniel Barenboim interview: Why I'm proud of my orchestraConductor Daniel …

20th August: final talks at MET Opera, review of Young Euro Classic 2014, influence of classical music on shopping

Wednesday 20th August '14

Classical News The New York Times Metropolitan Opera Clears Last Hurdle in Labor Talks The Metropolitan Opera and the union representing its stage hands reached a contract deal early Wednesday morning.The Guardian Peter Maxwell Davies at 80: ‘The music …

7th February: Beethoven on the Runway, EBaccs Scrapped and Who Was Mozart?

Thursday 7th February '13

New York Times Wolfgang, Is That You? In the impossible search to know exactly what the face of musical genius looked like, researchers in Salzburg, Austria, have made progress. Their subject was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a local …

Accentus Music celebrates Daniel Barenboim on his 70th birthday with live concert broadcast, documentary and DVD series

Thursday 15th November '12

Today, the conductor, pianist and Music Director of the Staatsoper Berlin, Daniel Barenboim, will celebrate his 70th birthday. Accentus Music, in association with ZDF and Arte, will honour the esteemed musician with a two-part documentary …

Classical Music and the Olympic Games

Friday 3rd August '12

It is nigh on impossible to be in London this week and avoid the Olympics; whilst the Big Smoke may be quieter than usual in some parts of the town, there still seems to be an Olympic …

26th July: Flashmobs, Olympic Torches and Beethoven Symphonies

Thursday 26th July '12

Classic FM Esa-Pekka Salonen carries Olympic torchConductor Esa-Pekka Salonen swaps his baton for the Olympic torch.Katherine Jenkins is Team GB AmbassadorWelsh singer Katherine Jenkins cheers on the UK athletes.Bach Flashmob stuns Californian plaza Musicians from the Carmel …