16th January: King Kong the Musical, Classical Final Fantasy and a Search for Young Composers

Wednesday 16th January 2013


Deutsches-Symphonie Orchester performs Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible with new narration

Live concert recording, conducted by Tugan Sokhiev, will be released on the Audite label

The Guardian

Final Fantasy given classical twist

Palais des Congrès de Paris the venue for musical event where orchestra plays selection of scores from video game series

Bauer Media favourite to buy Absolute Radio as ex-Virgin Radio chief pulls out

John Pearson, supported by Time Out backer, understood to have been close to a deal but baulked at asking price

BBC News

King Kong musical is ‘a puzzle’ says Elbow’s Guy Garvey

Elbow’s Guy Garvey says writing for a new King Kong musical was “like doing a very difficult word search”.

‘Music industry wants High Street shops’

The music industry does not want to lose its high street presence according to music business news service Complete Music Update.

The New Scientist

Why musical genius comes easier to early starters

Good news for pushy parents. If you want your child to excel musically, you now have better justification for starting their lessons early.


Naxos: The Little Record Label That Could (And Did)

This past year was a good one for Naxos Records.

Classical Source

BBC Proms Launches Its 2013 Search For Young Composers Aged 12 To 18

Returning for its fifteenth year, Inspire offers free creative workshops for young musicians, music teachers and school groups

The Strad

UK violinist Peter Mountain dies

String coach and former Royal Liverpool Philharmonic concertmaster was 89









BBC News