22nd October: Beethoven at the Bus Station, Stradivarius Scandal, and Singers’ Charity Calendar

Monday 22nd October 2012


Choir of King’s College Cambridge launches new recording initiative

First album on the choir’s own label features five world premiere recordings

Classic FM

‘Bus Station Sonata’ gets public playing Beethoven

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata has been given a radical new treatment – it has been performed by passing members of the public in a Newcastle bus station.

Lesley Garrett: a real life calendar girl

It’s not every day you’ll catch Jamie Crick and Lesley Garrett in a hairdressing salon together, but today they’re celebrating the launch of a brand new charity calendar.

BBC News (found on Musical Chairs)

The sounds of Egypt’s blind orchestra

Cairo’s Egyptian Blind Girls Chamber Orchestra has been called “a thing of light and hope”.


Fazil Say will face trial under hate laws after acquittal calls rejected

The trial of Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say has been adjourned until 18 February after a Turkish court rejected calls for an acquittal.

Daily Record 

Video Game’s greatest ever music celebrated in London Philharmonic Orchestra Classical Album

The London Philharmonic Orchestra captures some of the most memorable video game music themes in their second The Greatest Video Game Music ablum.

Slipped Disc

Just in: A new Stradivarius scam alleged in Rome

A police investigation has begun into a Rome luthier over missing Stradivarius instruments

The Australian

Opera House to be 3-D scanned

THE Sydney Opera House will be one of five world heritage sites to be digitally scanned in 3-D as part of an international program to document and conserve culturally significant infrastructure.

Opera Today (found on Alltop)

Mozart and Salieri — Young Artists at the Royal Opera House

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Mozart and Salieri(1897) received its first ever performance at the Royal Opera House as the highlight of Meet The Young Artists Week at the Linbury Studio Theatre.

Classic FM