Antonio Pappano, the director of music at the Royal Opera House, has criticised contemporary opera stars for their ‘weakness’. Is he right? Peter Conrad and Christopher Gillett debate the matter
They make for unlikely opponents but residents in one of the capital’s most sought-after neighbourhoods have been pitched into an unseemly battle against opera lovers over plans to stage music events there.
A number of national newspapers are taking “high-level legal advice” about whether to co-operate with a new press watchdog established by royal charter and backed by legislation.
Sainte-Chapelle has been composed for the group’s 40th anniversary – hear an excerpt on the Gramophone Player!
A talented young prodigy is preparing to perform in New York and Italy – even before his feet can reach the pedals.
At a height of just over five feet tall, an instrument like the cello nearly eclipses the body of 11-year-old child prodigy Malik Kofi.
UK charity Youth Music has announced plans to fund new opportunities for children and young people, granting over £4.5m in funding to 108 music organisations that span all genres.