22nd September: Boston overdue a proper opera house, Riccardo Muti leaves the Rome Opera and the relevance of classical music.

Monday 22nd September 2014

Classical News


Paul Morley: ‘Pop belongs to the last century. Classical music is more relevant to the future’

For years, this rock critic viewed classical music as pompous art of the past. Now, tired of pop, he explains why classical is the truly subversive form – and selects six favourite pieces to convert the unbeliever


Kenny Wheeler had such a stamp of individuality

Jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, who died at the age of 84, created his own magical musical world, says Ivan Hewett

Classic FM

Katherine Jenkins and Alexander Armstrong join Classic FM’s weekend lineup

Superstar singer Katherine Jenkins is joining actor and TV presenter Alexander Armstrong on Classic FM at the weekends.

The Strad

Violin, viola, cello and bow makers honoured at 2014 VSA competition

Nine gold medals were awarded at this year’s Violin Society of America international makers’ competition, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 15-21 September.

International Arts Manager

ACO give world premiere of Jonny Greenwood work

The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) will embark on a nine-concert European tour this week.

Spiegel online

Mittelmeer-Modernist Luigi Dallapiccola

Zwölf Töne müsst ihr sein


Über 5.000 Gäste bei Saison-Eröffnung der Berliner Staatsoper

Über 5.000 Besucher haben am Sonntag die Spielzeit-Eröffnung der Berliner Staatsoper gefeiert.

Tiroler Tageszeitung

Welser-Möst wechselt nicht nach Linz

Der zurückgetretene Generalmusikdirektor der Wiener Staatsoper, Franz Welser-Möst, wechselt nicht nach Oberösterreich.

Il messaggero

Riccardo Muti lascia l’Opera di Roma

«Le problematiche degli ultimi tempi
fanno mancare la serenità necessaria»

Boston Globe

Boston overdue for a proper opera house

No overview of the city’s opera scene could be complete without a discussion of its most glaringly obvious gap: a proper venue for opera.

Le Parisien

La musique classique, une “niche” exploitée par la chaîne Mezzo jusqu’en Mongolie

La musique classique est certes une niche, mais une niche universelle: la petite chaîne de télévision payante française Mezzo, née en 1996, se lance en Asie, à commencer par la Mongolie.



Dirigent: @dirigent Jan Mracek erringt ersten Preis beim Fritz Kreisler Wettbewerb http://magazin.klassik.com/news/teaser.cfm?ID=11171&nachricht=Jan%20Mracek%20erringt%20ersten%20Preis%20beim%20Fritz%20Kreisler%20Wettbewerb …

Classic FM: @ClassicFM More classical fails – 7 videos of musicians getting owned by their instruments: http://classfm.co/ZYEk0c 

BB  Radio 3: @BBCRadio3  Does Beethoven’s music sound the same 200 years on? Get insights from three German conductors: http://bbc.in/1trKR7u 

Thomas Bartilla

Thomas Bartilla