13th Feb: Grammy Awards 2012, Gustavo Dudamel, the Mahler Project and Schubert’s 200-year-old musical puzzle

Monday 13th February 2012

LA Times

Grammy Awards 2012: Gustavo Dudamel, L.A. Philharmonic win

The first Grammy win in Dudamel’s career

L.A Philharmonic heads to Venezuela with hopes, fears

The orchestra’s outreach and Mahler performance trip to Gustavo Dudamel’s native country has great potential, but some worry about Caracas’ crime.

Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Phil start things in Caracas

The orchestra is in Venezuela for the final leg of Dudamel’s Mahler Project, the recent cycle of the composer’s complete symphonies with the L.A. Phil and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in Los Angeles now being repeated in Caracas.

NY Times

New Kind of Online Dating: Classical Competitions

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the violinist Hilary Hahn and the composer David Lang have started online competitions in classical music.

The Guardian

Purcell and a pint – welcome to a new kind of classical concert

I and my fellow musicians from the OAE are currently on a pub crawl. And it’s changing the way we play and audiences listen.

FT Magazine 

The Inventory: Iván Fischer

‘People without talent don’t know what the talented are talking about,’ says the award-winning orchestra conductor

The Telegraph

Raymond Gubbay: I’m shutting up shop for the Olympics

The impresario whose “popera” upsets the purists says he is only giving the people they want. But he’s the first West End promoter to say he won’t put on a show during the Games.

Composer completes Schubert’s 200- year- old musical puzzle

An unfinished symphony by Franz Schubert is to be completed and performed live for the first time since the Austrian composer abandoned it nearly 200 years ago.