The latest news for classical music professionals.
Monday 16 January 2017
8:49PM GMT (54 minutes ago)
Expect the unexpected!
10:20AM GMT (11 hours, 23 minutes ago)
“We have heard about a piano that Napoleon presented to an Iranian king in 1806,” Frerichs said,
7:46AM GMT (13 hours, 56 minutes ago)
Recent research shows that classical musicians experience health problems such as music performance anxiety (MPA) and playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs).
Sunday 15 January 2017
12:09AM GMT (1 day, 21 hours ago)
CONDUCTORS of orchestras seem like exotic beasts: the same genus as film or theatre directors, perhaps, but a different species. And while all share the same basic habitat, you're more likely to find conductors in the upper branches where the view is ...
Saturday 14 January 2017
5:42AM GMT (2 days, 16 hours ago)
“It's difficult to get people to listen to classical music bypassing the films. Their first exposure to it is through films and the eventual dream is to make music for films. .
Friday 13 January 2017
5:57PM GMT (3 days, 3 hours ago)
Opera gets a bad rap. Even the most serious culture vultures—people who read Tolstoy and visit obscure art galleries on the regular—somehow still see the opera house as a place for old fuddy-duddies.
12:46PM GMT (3 days, 8 hours ago)
Renée Fleming is one of the world’s greatest sopranos so when she came in to the studio to talk about her new album, we just had to get some pearls of wisdom from her too...
12:44PM GMT (3 days, 8 hours ago)
Who needs cannons when you've got paper bags?
7:57AM GMT (3 days, 13 hours ago)
The discovery was made in Shropshire before Christmas when its new owners had it retuned and repaired.
Thursday 12 January 2017
6:52PM GMT (4 days, 2 hours ago)
Scheme appeared derailed when government pulled funding in November, but the City of London Corporation has stepped in to plug the gap...
5:08PM GMT (4 days, 4 hours ago)
Det Kongelige Teaters lige over 100 musikere skal ned på 90 procent af lønnen, men skal til gengæld arbejde lidt mindre.
5:06PM GMT (4 days, 4 hours ago)
Det Kongelige Teater er i gang med en selvdestruktion uden sidestykke. En kunstnerisk selvdestruktion, hvor kunstnerne bliver fyret, mens administrationen går fri.
4:48PM GMT (4 days, 4 hours ago)
Germany’s great and good basked in the cultural glow as Hamburg’s concert hall opened its doors last night. In the UK, such a project would be mired in political squabbling and public scorn...
12:58PM GMT (4 days, 8 hours ago)
Wales will no longer be a musical nation unless it tackles a crisis in funding for school music lessons, a leading conductor has told AMs.
Wednesday 11 January 2017
4:53PM GMT (5 days, 4 hours ago)
The Telegraph's classical music critic Ivan Hewett is presenting a new Radio 4 series on music's five greatest chords. Here he explains more.
3:34PM GMT (5 days, 6 hours ago)
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and its musicians say a new three-year contract has been ratified months before the current contract expires.
3:11PM GMT (5 days, 6 hours ago)
The music will come straight from the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, where Google Arts & Culture is set to broadcast a live...
2:35PM GMT (5 days, 7 hours ago)
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra has named Nathalie Stutzmann as principal guest conductor. The announcement comes just days before she gives her second performance with the ensemble.
1:10PM GMT (5 days, 8 hours ago)
When Gramophone compiled a subjective list of the world's ten best symphonic ensembles in 2008, the violinist Nikolaj Znaider wrote of the 'dark, wooden' sound of the Dresden Staatskapelle and of that sound's umbilical connection...
Tuesday 10 January 2017
5:33AM GMT (6 days, 16 hours ago)
Talking to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies, Ipeleng says her trip to France was funded by fellow South Africans through Twitter. Her crowdfunding initiative on social media has enabled her to pay for her flight and accommodation.
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