13th June: Stradivarius, Britten and Stephen Hough

Thursday 13th June 2013

The Guardian

Behold the Messiah: 21 of the finest Stradivarius instruments go on show

Ashmolean museum in Oxford stages first UK exhibition devoted to the master violin maker, Antonio Stradivari.


Classic FM

Stephen Hough auctioning his piano today

British-Australian pianist Stephen Hough is to auction one of his pianos this afternoon via The Piano Auctions Company.


Classical music makes New Zealand hens lay larger eggs

A New Zealand vineyard has discovered that playing classical music to its resident hens has made their eggs noticeably larger.



Two Britten world premieres to take place in Birmingham and London

Birmingham Conservatoire students perform Chaos and Cosmos, while Camerata Nordica perform Elegy for strings at the Proms.


Planet Hugill

Troy Story

The Orchestra of the Swan in collaboration with Talking Birds and six Birmingham Schools have come up with Troy Story an ‘intergalactic opera’.


Der Tagesspiegel

Was sind Kulturgüter wert? Austausch und Ausnahme

Europa und die USA wollen ein Freihandelsabkommen schließen. Kulturgüter müssen daovn ausgenommen sein – sagen Politiker vieler europäischer Länder.


Violinist Cecelia Stinton plays a beechback Stradivarius violin


The Guardian