World-class orchestras judged by sight not sound
A study from University College London shows that people can, to a good level of accuracy, identify top-ranked orchestras from non-ranked orchestras when shown silent video footage, suggesting that such judgements are driven at least in part by visual cues about group dynamics and leadership.
Classic FM Online
Stonehenge just a giant xylophone?
The mystery of Stonehenge may have finally been revealed, as researchers suggest the structure could be a prehistoric instrument.
Classical Music Magazine
‘Lost’ Granados opera to be staged
The original score for Enrique Granados’s three-act opera Maria del Carmen has been found and restored by musicologist Walter Clark.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Pittsburgh Symphony lays off 17 staffers to aid budget
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has laid off almost 10 percent of its administrative staff in ongoing efforts to balance its budget and make operations more efficient.
50 years ago – how John Eliot Gardiner changed music
His student performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers on 5 March 1964 put a rocket under the musical establishment; John Eliot Gardiner has not stopped entertaining and enlightening audiences ever since, says Tom Service.
San Diego 6
Classical music on San Diego trolleys
Pop up conductors and concerts on San Diego public transport.
Er kann kitschig, er kann karg: Stephan Prattes baut Bühnen von Salzburg bis Berlin. Aber noch nie so aufwendig wie für „Clivia“ in der Komischen Oper.