19th February: Vanessa Mae finishes last in Sochi slalom, Top 40 begins to include streaming and man accused of Milwaukee strad theft pleads not guilty

Wednesday 19th February 2014

Classic FM

Vanessa Mae finishes last in giant slalom at Winter Olympics

Violinist Vanessa Mae has finished in last in the women’s giant slalom final in the Sochi Winter Olympics. Though she is a British national, Mae was competing for the Thai team through her Thai heritage on her father’s side, under the name Vanessa Vanakorn.


BBC Radio 1 top 40 goes with the flow by including streaming plays

Station to follow shift in way young people consume music by integrating data from Spotify and other services into singles chart.

WISN (Milwaukee)

Man accused in Milwaukee Stradivarius theft pleads not guilty

The Milwaukee man accused in last month’s theft of a $5 million violin has pleaded not guilty.

Limelight Magazine

Australia’s lost symphonic treasures revealed

New book finds that Federation to 1960 was a veritable age of gold for the Aussie symphony.


Why are there so few women in contemporary music?

Ivan Hewett finds some surprising explanations to the inequality between the sexes in classical music.

Die Zeit

Zerbrochene Träume

Die Oper als Seismograf: Was an Madrids Teatro Real passiert, erzählt viel über ein Land in der Krise – und darüber, wie man aus künstlerischen Erfolgen Stricke dreht.

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