A stolen Stradivarius that once belonged to Min-Jin Kym has been recovered and will be auctioned at Tarisio auction house in December. Thieves once tried to sell the instrument for £100; it is expected to fetch more than £2m at auction.
BBC Music Magazine
For one week from 5 January, Radio 3 will will focus on the cultural life of Europe on the eve of 1914 in ‘Music on the Brink’. Each day the station will relive the sounds of a different European city – Paris, Berlin, Vienna, St Petersburg and London – and look at the cultural trends of the time.
WQXR – New York Radio
An orchestra source says the group is experiencing severe financial difficulties due to a drop in fundraising.
Chicago burlesque dancer twerks in time to Beethoven’s 5th.
New York Times
World class conductor Ivan Fischer’s opera ‘The Red Heifer’ is a rebuke to growing antisemitism in today’s Hungary.
Following the recent tension between Russia and the Netherlands, a viola player of the Royal Concertgebouw, Vincent Peters, has urged the Orchestra to make a statement on Russian LGBT-policies during its forthcoming tour in November.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Vor fünfzig Jahren wurde Hans Scharouns Neubau der Berliner Philharmonie eröffnet. Beim Festkonzert überwog jetzt die Begeisterung für den Bau. Das war nicht immer so.