Mariss Jansons is reluctant to talk about the horrors of the Soviet system – he’d rather talk about the music he is going to conduct at the Proms and Edinburgh Festival, he tells Ivan Hewett.
The Sydney Morning Herald (via Arts Journal)
Call of opera luring greater audience numbers
It’s music to opera lovers’ ears. In what was a bumper year for opera attendances in Australia, the art form had a greater increase in audience numbers in 2012 than either dance, theatre, orchestral or chamber music, according to an Australia Council survey of the country’s 28 major performing arts companies
Skateboarding set to music in new classical video
Composing has a lot in common with skateboarding, says classical musician Sven Helbig, whose hypnotic new video stars young people in a skatepark.
BBC Music Magazine
Bolshoi violinist dies after falling into orchestra pit
Long-standing member of the orchestra dies of injuries in hospital
Boston Chief knocked out in Bayreuth
Andris Nelsons concussed after “household accident” at Wagner Festival.
Southbank Centre Chairman Completes 300 Mile, 24-Hour Bike Ride And Raises Final Amount For Royal Festival Hall Organ Campaign
Full £2.3 million has now been raised for the Pull Out All The Stops organ campaign to restore the Royal Festival Hall organ
Swedish music market grows 12% in H1 2013
Total music sales value in Sweden increased by 12 percent in the first half of 2013, propelled by strong growth in usage of streaming services.
André Rieu breaks record for highest-grossing UK opening weekend takings for a music concert film
An André Rieu music concert screened in cinemas has achieved the highest-grossing opening weekend takings in UK box office history for its genre.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Der Anti-Maestro meldet sich zurück
Stürmen, schuften, siegen: Kirill Petrenko wird verehrt, wohin er auch kommt. Jetzt dirigiert er den neuen, von Frank Castorf inszenierten „Ring des Nibelungen“ im Bayreuther Festspielhaus.