Composer Sally Beamish has turned one of Andrew Motion’s war poems into a new oratorio. The former poet laureate explains their tribute to the ‘damaged living’
Culture minister says he prefers the ‘absolutely brilliant’ Classic FM to its BBC rival because it is ‘accessible and informal’
It’s awful that vintage violins lie silent when there are hundreds of brilliant players desperate to bring them to life
Classical Music Magazine
A statement released by the Ulster Orchestra acknowledges the precarious situation of its finances and suggests that, in the still uncertain event of the orchestra surviving beyond the current financial year, its future will be ‘not as we have come to know it over the last 50 years’.
The Philadelphia Orchestra has released an app that turns your mobile phone into an interactive concert programme.
The ensemble has appealed for £500,000 in emergency funding from Belfast City Council
49-year-old Bulgarian conductor Rossen Milanov has been named the ninth music director of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra (NY).
London Evening Standard
British artists are responsible for one in eight albums sold around the world – proof of London’s flourishing music scene. From urban soul to contemporary classical, there is room for new and old
Der Linke Gregor Gysi begibt sich in schillernde Gesellschaft: Als Anwalt wird er künftig die Familie Wagner vertreten.
Weder Sprachen noch Künste würden in Studien berücksichtigt
Die komplette Konzertsaison 2014/15 der ‘Lundis Musicaux’ in dem von Kardinal Richelieu erbauten Theater des ‘Palais Royal’ in Paris wurde abgesagt.
Der Pianist Martin Helmchen erzählt von seinem Weg auf die großen Bühnen der Welt, von Vaterzeit und dem höheren Ziel der Musik
The Washington Post
Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibiton” is one of the most famous works of concert music; even if you think you don’t know it, you know it.
The New York Times
Musicians From Marlboro Take Their Lessons on the Road
Andrew Motion and Sally Beamish: collaborators on the oratorio Equal Voices. Photograph: Paul Joyce