The latest news for classical music professionals.
Wednesday 24 August 2016
11:59AM GMT (19 hours, 9 minutes ago)
They describe a rare but fatal case of what they are now calling "bagpipe lung" in a 61-year-old patient. The deceased man is thought to have developed a bad reaction to mould and fungi lurking inside the moist interior of his bagpipes.
Monday 22 August 2016
4:56PM GMT (2 days, 14 hours ago)
Many people develop various habits for well-being: they jog or do physical exercise, whatever the weather. Oddly enough, the same people do not understand why the violin teacher demands that their child practise the violin every day....
12:46PM GMT (2 days, 18 hours ago)
The move reflects the competition's commitment to transparency – the scores of all eleven judges are revealed, in addition to their vote of 'yes' or 'no', indicating whether or not they believe the violinist should progress to the next round...
12:27PM GMT (2 days, 18 hours ago)
Rachel Podger and Andris Nelsons also take awards this year.
12:26PM GMT (2 days, 18 hours ago)
A violinist and violin maker has posted a video showing the extensive damage done to his violin collection by, he claims, his ex-wife.
Sunday 21 August 2016
4:53PM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)
“More than 1,400 people who attended the concert celebrated the pleasant surprise and revelation of our president as a conductor. Later, conductor Mehta did the same with the anthem of Israel,” read a note from the Lima Philharmonic Society.
4:30PM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)
In a statement Saturday, La Scala said Dessi's solid technique, strong temperament and "rare interpretative sensibility" made her one of the "most notable figures on the international operatic scene."
Saturday 20 August 2016
11:01AM GMT (4 days, 20 hours ago)
I think it’s pretty cool,” said Cathy Basrak, a viola player with the BSO who’s been married to timpanist Tim Genis since 2003. “But it’s not surprising. I always knew there were a lot of married couples in the BSO, and it makes sense that the chorus has so many married couples as well.”
Friday 19 August 2016
7:50PM GMT (5 days, 11 hours ago)
The 2016 jury comprises: David Stern (Co-Chairperson) Vera Tsu Weiling (Co-Chairperson), Boris Kuschnir, David Cerone, Daniel Heifetz, Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, Martin Engstroem, Emmanuel Hondré, Elmar Oliveira, Jian Wang, Zhenshan Wang and Lina Yu.
4:54PM GMT (5 days, 14 hours ago)
This 40000-year-old flute sounds truly haunting and otherworldlyClassic FMIt's comforting to know that during the long, cold winters of the last ice age, Germans were able to enjoy the uplifting music of the flute. The oldest known flutes in the world are from caves in southwestern Germany and have been dated to 43,000 years ...
3:05PM GMT (5 days, 16 hours ago)
“I'm sick to death of being told no one can choreograph to Mozart!” Mark Morris practically yelled from his desk at the offices of the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn a few weeks ago. (He is not known for his tact.) “Everything is so masterpiecey ...and more »
11:34AM GMT (5 days, 19 hours ago)
Ever wondered how the complex shapes and lines of a majestic tuba end up coming together? This video will show you in under three ...
9:04AM GMT (5 days, 22 hours ago)
Slipped Disc has been informed by friends who visited him this month that Neil Black, principal oboe of four London orchestras, has died at the age of 84. Neil was successively principal of the London Philharmonic, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, English ...
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