21st May: Rachmaninov manuscript sells for £1.2million, Frenchman uses Mozart to fight drug dealers and continued controversy over singers’ weight

Wednesday 21st May 2014

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Rachmaninov manuscript sells for £1.2million

Music scholarship may change forever after the Russian master’s Symphony No. 2 sold at auction today alongside music by Beethoven, Puccini and Mozart.

The Guardian

Young Musician competition – let’s start with a level playing field

It’s undeniable that pianists and string players have the advantage in instrumental competitions. Tom Service has a dream, and if Michael Gove’s nightmare doesn’t destroy the next generation of musicians first, why not rethink the Young Musician competition so that all players and all music is created equal?

The Local

French dad uses Mozart to fight drug dealers

A father in the Parisian suburbs who became fed up with drug dealers hanging out in front of his apartment building is using an original method to try to chase the young men away – a nightly dose of classical music.

7 News Australia

Fat shaming must end in Aussie opera

After the British press fat shamed young star Tara Erraught this week, Australian opera singer Sarah Ann Walker has revealed the pressure to be slim pervades the industry Down Under too.


‘I stand by every word’

A review of Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne has sparked a row about whether critics have the right to comment on a female singer’s appearance. Rupert Christiansen sticks to his guns

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