1st April: Sex isn’t what sells classical music, Royal Opera House announces 14/15 season & Kings College Choir announce major change

Tuesday 1st April 2014


Sex isn’t what sells classical music, Nicola Benedetti says

Women in classical music are not successful because of their looks, Nicola Benedetti says, as she admits the idea that ‘sex sells’ “really p—– me off.”


Bach fans petition to rescue composer’s Weimar house from car park

Fans including Nobel prizewinner JM Coetzee petition to buy site where composer lived in his 20s – currently in use as a car park.

BBC Music Magazine

The Royal Opera House announces its 2014-15 season

Special prices for students mark an opening night ‘dedicated to the next generation.’

Gloucester Cathedral pays tribute to WW1 composer

Gloucester Cathedral has unveiled a new stained glass window celebrating the life and work of local composer and poet Ivor Gurney.

Classic FM Online

Scientists “growing Beethoven’s ear” on mouse

A new scientific study has reportedly managed to grow an ear on the back of a mouse that has what is believed to be the same DNA as Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Kings College Choir

Kings College Choir announces major change

As a result of regulatory pressure, the Choir of King’s College Cambridge is to stop using boy trebles, it was announced today.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Ein Musiker unter Musikern

Der Zürcher Chefdirigent Lionel Bringuier im Gespräch. Ein prominenter Philharmoniker sagte vor kurzem, am Ende brauche es vor dem Orchester immer einen Feldherrn.


Classical music on twitter

Jessica Duchen: @jessicaduchen “SHOCK: BBC RADIO 3 IS SOLD TO RUSSIAN OLIGARCH http://jessicamusic.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/shock-move-at-bbc-radio-3-sold-to.html”

Bachtrack: @bachtrack “What are your favourite classical music festival memories? Share them and you could win tickets! http://ow.ly/v7JmU

Guardian Culture Professionals: @GdnCulturePros  “From 24-hour plays to co-op leasing, artists are ditching traditional residencies for DIY options http://bit.ly/1dJSbZv”

The Forge: @TheForgeCamden The Royal Academy of Music present their Composers Platform at The Forge tonight – hear original works from… http://fb.me/2IdVWgJtw

London Symphony Orchestra at St Lukes: @lsostlukes “Back in 2012 we decided to share our space, resources & musicians with emerging composers – and @lsosoundhub was born http://bit.ly/1dJR1NK