The latest news for classical music professionals.
Monday 27 February 2017
12:03AM GMT (18 hours, 7 minutes ago)
The artistic director of English National Opera is the “wrong man for the job” and its chief executive is out of her depth, according to one of its most prominent performers.
Sunday 26 February 2017
9:12PM GMT (20 hours, 59 minutes ago)
Performing the song “Wake Me Up,” these musicians held this event in attempt to bring an orchestra closer to the public.
3:41PM GMT (1 day, 2 hours ago)
The national Sphinx Competition provides young Black and Latino classical string instrument musicians the opportunity to compete under the guidance of an internationally-renowned panel of judges and perform with established professional musicians.
11:59AM GMT (1 day, 6 hours ago)
Lang, who is professor of composition at the University of Arts in Graz, believes it is connected to a non-government award he received four years ago in Iran.
11:57AM GMT (1 day, 6 hours ago)
it plays in the bus.
12:05AM GMT (1 day, 18 hours ago)
Now a British Beethoven scholar believes she can explain the German composer's motivations – and help solve a puzzle that has troubled musicologists and biographers for almost two centuries.
Saturday 25 February 2017
6:29AM GMT (2 days, 11 hours ago)
"Classical music is not elitist, it's just a different kind of music. It's just been around for a bit longer. "Nothing's easy to deliver and nothing is cheap. We don't want to have to spend £100,000 if we can find ways to reduce the costs...
Friday 24 February 2017
11:17PM GMT (2 days, 18 hours ago)
That's what the “duh, come on guys” girl voicing the Spotify commercial told me recently while listening to the streaming service.
4:57PM GMT (3 days, 1 hour ago)
A group that describes itself as “[messing] with other people's music, and [keeping] orchestral tradition in the cellar”,
2:58PM GMT (3 days, 3 hours ago)
The sign was affixed to the back of Ms. Heinz’s jacket when Lincoln Center blocked her from entering a performance at David Geffen Hall this month.
2:55PM GMT (3 days, 3 hours ago)
by Anthea Kreston...
2:52PM GMT (3 days, 3 hours ago)
As part of the celebrations for Estonia’s centenary, an ambitious project is orchestrating a comprehensive upgrade to the country’s instrument collections and its music education overall.
2:50PM GMT (3 days, 3 hours ago)
It’s not every day that a Times employee — never mind one of the most prominent theater critics in the country — is so publicly given the boot.
2:00PM GMT (3 days, 4 hours ago)
Wagner’s operatic masterpiece has long been shrouded in controversy. Its debate about cultural unity is now more relevant than ever...
11:37AM GMT (3 days, 6 hours ago)
A handmade violin case by T.A. Timms & Son is to be auctioned by Ingles & Hayday at Sotheby's in London on 28 March, with all proceeds going to the Perlman Music Program.
11:27AM GMT (3 days, 6 hours ago)
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12:09AM GMT (3 days, 18 hours ago)
The intention is for students to spend 40% of their time in specialist music classes.
Thursday 23 February 2017
10:09PM GMT (3 days, 20 hours ago)
That's a fascinating question, unexplored by Bilton but much discussed at present by producers of theater, opera and music.
9:14AM GMT (4 days, 8 hours ago)
There’s nothing to beat the majestic sound of a pipe organ in full flow. But thanks to their inconvenient size, it’s unlikely that you’d be able to fit one in your front room for your own playing pleasure.
Wednesday 22 February 2017
8:24PM GMT (4 days, 21 hours ago)
Just released footage of Jack Brymer (1915-2003) giving a BBC Masterclass, featuring Colin Pownall playing Brahms...
12:04AM GMT (5 days, 18 hours ago)
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced a $30 million project for its Berkshires summer home at Tanglewood in Lenox.
Tuesday 21 February 2017
11:11PM GMT (5 days, 19 hours ago)
The Polish-born conductor and composer Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who led the Minnesota Orchestra for nearly two decades and worked with that symphony for well over 50 years in total, died Tuesday at age 93.
6:09PM GMT (6 days ago)
The Charlottesville High School Orchestra (CHSO) has officially launched its Painted Violin Project, a special fundraising effort to support the CHSO String Ensemble's travel to Ireland this June.
4:54PM GMT (6 days, 1 hour ago)
Mirror.co.ukThieves steal £72000 of rare saxophones in midnight smash and grab raid at music shopMirror.co.ukSoprano saxophones are less popular than the traditional-shaped alto and tenor saxes, and owner Christine Straker believes this will make them harder for thieves to shift. They are also smaller than alto models. The shop is Britain's biggest supplier ...
4:25PM GMT (6 days, 1 hour ago)
Das Preisgeld beträgt 60'000 Franken. Warum Víctor Ibarra damit nicht in die Ferien fährt, verrät er im Interview.
2:38PM GMT (6 days, 3 hours ago)
The Estonian conductor comes from a family of conductors (his father Neeme and brother Kristjan are both well-known conductors). So there can’t be many people better qualified to give advice on making it in music.
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