Classical Music should be about more than elite parties and Private Schools
“Exclusion in the classical music world stretches far beyond race” Andrew Mellor explores the existing tensions in the world of classical music.
Arts Journal- Slipped Disc
Oh Yuk! Smut author takes credit for classic chart success
Thomas Tallis’ Spem in Alium reaches number one in the charts after its feature in E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey.
Going Down: London gets an underground Orchestra
Musician Shaun Boswell tries to remedy the lack of good music on London’s underground.
Listen Up: It’s a post-modern take on Rite of Spring
Composer and viola player Lev Zhurbin gives a 21st spin to folk music that Stravinsky used.
The Guardian – Music Blog
Proms 2012: My Opera Highlights
Tom Service picks his Opera Highlights from the programme of this year’s Proms.
Former Steel Worker Inspires Opera Cycle Song
A former Steel worker and Olympic medalist Albert White inspires a community opera in Scunthorpe which featured as part of the London 2012 festival.
England’s Sistema youth orchestra programme expands
Four new youth orchestras launch across England as a part of the In Harmony Programme inspired by Venezuela’s famous El Sistema.
Vivaldi’s “Bombshell” opera discovered
A new version of Vivaldi’s Opera Orlando Furioso has been discovered in manuscript form almost 300 years after his death.
Higgs boson sounds like habanera
Newly discovered Higgs boson particle has inspired quite a different piece by Domenico Vicinanza.
Soprano’s live longer than altos
Recent study by two doctors in Detroit suggests that Soprano’s live longer than altos.