12th June: Sir John Tavener remembered at thanksgiving service, Classical music in a car park and music education: a middle class preserve?

Thursday 12th June 2014

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Sir John Tavener remembered at thanksgiving service

The music world paid tribute to Sir John Tavener on 11 June with a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.

The Telegraph

Classical music in a car park

An orchestra is bringing Shostakovich to a Peckham car park this summer, with tickets from a fiver.

The Telegraph

Music education: A middle-class preserve?

It is children from the poorest backgrounds that will suffer from proposed Government cuts to music education resources. This can’t be right, says Ivan Hewett.

The Guardian

Plácido Domingo to sing before the World Cup final

The great tenor and conductor will make his sixth appearance at the sporting final- that’s even more than Pelé.


Sir Mix-A-Lot meets Seattle Symphony in Classical Baby Got Back Video

Watch the moment the Seattle rapper transformed his famous hit, with a little help from a full orchestra and classical composer Gabriel Prokofiev.


Video games composer hits out at his union over $50k fine threat

Composer Austin Wintory could be fined $50,000 by his union, the American Federation of Musicians, for penning a new video game score while the union is in dispute with the video games industry.


Warum Barockmusik Spaß macht: Zeit der Verführung

Krimiautorin Donna Leon erklärt, warum es Spaß macht, Händel und Barockmusik zu hören – zum Beispiel das Oratorium „Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno“ an der Berliner Staatsoper. 


Porträt Betrand Chamayou: Bei Ravel bin ich zu Hause

Der französische Pianist Bertrand Chamayou hat sich nicht nur mit Musik seines Lieblingskomponisten einen Namen erspielt.

The New York Times

Beethoven That’s Not for Bruisers

Bronfman Braces for the Five Piano Concertos.


Festival Spectrum: ‏@FestSpectrum Aldo Giampaolo named Chief Executive Officer of Feeling Productions Inc., the company which manages… http://bit.ly/1kp11Za  #classical

Royal Opera House: @RoyalOperaHouse Thanks to @Independent for removing ‘opera snobs’ reference from this headline, we appreciate it! ^E http://ind.pn/1s7JgaB  #ROHcarmelites

Classical Music: ‏@ClassicalMusic Do you agree over ‘the total ineffectualness and inappropriateness of large-scale classical music advertising’? http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/06/classical-music-has-serious-communication-problem …

John Tavener with Stephen Layton in 2003