2 May: Classical Music in Tokyo’s Tower Records, Daniel Barenboim launches new label & proposed Perth Opera House

Friday 2nd May 2014


I’ve found classical record buying nirvana – in Tokyo’s Tower Records

If you want a fix of actual tangible classical music product, there’s only one place to go, says Tom Service.

BBC Music Magazine

Daniel Barenboim launches new digital record label

Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has launched a digital-only record label in collaboration with Universal Music.

News Australia

Proposed Perth Opera House looks like lamb rack and a bunch of other unusual stuff too

A Perth architect has come up with a deliciously appetising design for an opera house in the West Australian capital that looks exactly like a rack of lamb.

Classical Music Magazine

Vienna State Opera launches ‘most sophisticated online streaming project’ yet

Thomas Adès’s widely acclaimed work The Tempest will be given its Austrian premiere during the Vienna State Opera’s 2014/15 season, during which what the VSO claims is the most sophisticated online live streaming project in the industry will be fully operational.


The Washington Post

John Shirley-Quirk, operatic bass-baritone, dies at 82

John Shirley-Quirk, one of the most admired operatic bass-baritones of the 20th century and a self-described “torchbearer” for his countryman, the English composer Benjamin Britten, died April 7 in a village near Bath. He was 82.

Berliner Zeitung

Barenboim setzt auf iTunes

Der Dirigent und die Berliner Philharmoniker gründen eigene Labels, um die Nachfrage anzukurbeln. „Peral“ verkauft aber keine CDs mehr, sondern Musik nur noch über iTunes.


„Die Welt ist abhanden gekommen“

Elitärer Zirkel? Intendanten und Musiker diskutieren, wie sie Konzerte für mehr Menschen öffnen können. Es wird Zeit, dass sie auch handeln

Le Figaro

Le stradivarius détrôné 

DÉCRYPTAGE – Une chercheuse, Claudia Fritz, a osé le test iconoclaste. Mis en concours à l’aveugle, le stradivarius cède sa suprématie aux violons modernes.

Classical Music on Twitter 

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Sage Gateshead@sage_gateshead We currently have a vacancy for Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia (@RNSinfonia) and Classical Music Programme: http://sagegateshead.com/news-and-blogs/job-vacancies/director-of-royal-northern-sinfonia-and-classical/

News Australia

News Australia