The latest news for classical music professionals.
Saturday 23 July 2016
5:36AM GMT (1 day ago)
Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long shadow over the 140-year-old event.
5:19AM GMT (1 day ago)
David Krauss, principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera, opens up about the differences and difficulties of playing opera, as opposed to symphonies.
Friday 22 July 2016
6:39PM GMT (1 day, 11 hours ago)
6:36PM GMT (1 day, 11 hours ago)
Here’s an utterly virtuosic version of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, on an instrument you’ve almost certainly never heard play it.
3:05PM GMT (1 day, 14 hours ago)
It took a split second to pause Jasmine Trebse's life. A major tear to a tendon near her elbow tore away her passion and profession of playing the violin and she faced a future of chronic pain until a revolutionary stem cell technology...
2:52AM GMT (2 days, 2 hours ago)
Friday's performances will kick off Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' annual Mostly Mozart Festival.
Thursday 21 July 2016
10:31PM GMT (2 days, 7 hours ago)
Ein Nachruf von Prof. Michael Niesemann und Prof. Malte Refardt...
10:29PM GMT (2 days, 7 hours ago)
Presidential candidate said his teacher 'didn't know anything about music'.
8:49PM GMT (2 days, 8 hours ago)
It's that time of year when, for a brief moment, the world becomes aware that classical composers still exist. Many people think composing in the classical sense is one of those occupations that has simply vanished...
Wednesday 20 July 2016
1:31PM GMT (3 days, 16 hours ago)
BBC Four has announced a new documentary exploring issues of diversity and access in classical music.
11:43AM GMT (3 days, 18 hours ago)
1:02AM GMT (4 days, 4 hours ago)
Composer and guitarist Dave Flynn has now set about providing a forum for living composers whose noses are out of joint with the massive RTÉ/NCH 1916 centenary survey.
Tuesday 19 July 2016
11:07PM GMT (4 days, 6 hours ago)
The David T. Beals III Assistant Conductor is an important and influential role at the Symphony, leading all pops, family, holiday, special and Classics Uncorked concerts each season.
8:54PM GMT (4 days, 8 hours ago)
I'm often blown away at how many people have some kind of connection to classical music.
2:39PM GMT (4 days, 15 hours ago)
Former ENO head, who left the beleaguered UK opera house last year, has not confirmed stories he is to be given a senior appointment at the Russian theatre...
2:20PM GMT (4 days, 15 hours ago)
A violinist due to perform at the BBC Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall has fallen victim to the prolonged UK visa application process. Kazakhstan-born Anna Markova, who is based in Germany, was set to play...
11:38AM GMT (4 days, 18 hours ago)
9:35AM GMT (4 days, 20 hours ago)
Dr Derek Williams, former chair of the Wagner Society of Scotland, has written to the lairds of Bayreuth objecting to the extra discomfort they are inflicting on senior Wagnerites like himself by banning the use of cushions.
Monday 18 July 2016
8:29PM GMT (5 days, 9 hours ago)
Watch: Humpback Whale Bumps Paddleboarder Playing Flute in Half Moon Bay...
1:59PM GMT (5 days, 15 hours ago)
Trumpeter Bryce Hayashi and flugel player Mickle Miller bravely took on one of the most famous film themes of all time: standing in the composer’s front garden.
1:55PM GMT (5 days, 15 hours ago)
Playing an instrument is such a fun and enjoyable hobby for many of us. But when I was much younger, the lessons I had left me feeling frustrated and I started to believe that playing an instrument was way too difficult.
9:18AM GMT (5 days, 20 hours ago)
Ever wondered what it would be like playing with a major symphony orchestra? Ann Blackburn, a full-time oboe player with the MSO gives us an insider's perspective.
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