18th February: Baroque Music Marathon, Cantonese Opera and Music Appreciation Studies

Monday 18th February 2013

The Independent

Andrea Bocelli: ‘Polygamy is more intelligent’

Blindness has never stopped the Italian tenor doing what he wants. And, he tells Adam Sherwin, his critics don’t know what they’re talking about

The Guardian

Cantonese opera, Hong Kong – in pictures

A temporary 800-seat theatre made of bamboo has been built in Hong Kong for performances of Cantonese opera, as part of a three-week programme to celebrate the lunar new year. The traditional Chinese artform involves music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics and acting

Limelight Magazine

Is musical beauty in the brain of the beholder?

Our love of music and appreciation of musical harmony is learnt and not based on any innate natural ability according to a new study by researchers at the University of Melbourne.

NPR Deceptive Cadence

Can You Learn To Like Music You Hate?

You hear some music you hate. That’s fair. We all do on occasion. But can you learn to love — or at least not loathe — that music?

Classical Source

BBC Radio 3 To Baroque-Around-The-Clock For Comic Relief

BBC Radio 3 to reflect Red Nose Day with a 12 hour Baroque music marathon as part of month-long Baroque Spring season

Philly.com (via Arts Journal)

Phila. Orchestra to record with Deutsche Grammophon

Just as conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin suggested a year ago, the Philadelphia Orchestra will follow him onto the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon recording label this spring, though so far only one disc is assured.

Music Week

Majors will buy more indies, predicts Warner Music CEO

Warner Music Group CEO Stephen Cooper has forecast that the major labels’ acquisition drive hasn’t finished yet – and that more independent music companies will be swallowed up in the coming months.

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The Guardian