29th May: Southbank announces £24m maintenance scheme, The London Mozart Players make a comeback and Apple agrees to buy headphone maker Beats

Thursday 29th May 2014

Classical News

Classical Music Magazine 

Southbank announces major £24m maintenance scheme for QEH, Purcell, and Hayward

The Southbank Centre has announced a £24m scheme to repair and maintain the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery, backed by a £16.7m grant from Arts Council England.

The Telegraph

London Mozart Players: the ultimate comeback kids 

This week the London Mozart Players will prove that they really are the comeback kids of the orchestral world. Twice in recent years this fine chamber orchestra has threatened to disappear.

BBC News

Apple agrees to buy headphone maker Beats for $3bn

Apple boss Tim Cook said the deal would allow the firm to “continue to create the most innovative music products and services in the world”.

The Times

How to melt the Sydney Opera House

The designers behind the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony are working their magic for the Vivid Sydney festival.

abc News

Beethoven letter goes to auction 

A rare letter by Ludwig van Beethoven is among over 400 historical documents coming to auction.


Sprich, Bauwerk, sprich!

Im Architekturfilm „Kathedralen der Kultur“ erforschen Wim Wenders, Robert Redford und andere die Seele von Meisterwerken der Baukunst. Auch die Berliner Philharmonie ist dabei. 

Die Kunst des Anschlags

Daniil Trifonov und Igor Levit gelten als die derzeit weltbesten jungen Pianisten. Sie stammen beide aus dem russischen Nischni Nowgorod und spielten jetzt in Berlin. Ein Vergleich. 


50 Fakten über Herbert von Karajan: Die Legende lebt, Teil 3/5

Herbert von Karajan und Deutsche Grammophon: 50 Jahre währte ihre Zusammenarbeit (1939-1989). Wir gedenken Karajans mit einer Sammlung von 50 Fakten, die jeder Fan kennen sollte.


Apple-ocracy: New iPad Air 2 Commercial Features Esa-Pekka Salonen Shaving, Leila Josefowicz Shilling for ‘Violin Concerto’

The New Yorker has some strong opinions about the current status of orchestral works in popular culture (cf. the latest Apple advert for the iPad Air). “Not surprising, given Apple’s distinguished history of television propaganda,” writes David Remnick’s classical music critic Alex Ross.

El Mundo

El genio con grilletes 

El gran violonchelista Carlos Prieto relata el drama emocional vivido por el compositor en la era soviética y su peculiar ‘disidencia’ musical


@WildKatPR Our client @PhilipSheppard is guest speaker and performer at the @C2MTL conference this evening in Montreal, Canada http://www.c2mtl.com 

@guardian Mozart’s 41st symphony – the last he composed – is full of postmodernism, palimpsests, and pure exhilaration

Terrible news about the fire at Glasgow School of Art, a true masterpiece by a true master. A horrible blow to a great city.

















Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre’s second-largest performance space

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