23rd May: Frederick Delius, the Met and Ton Koopman

Wednesday 23rd May 2012

The Independent

Delius: How a great British musical myth was born

A BBC film will shed light on the enigma of Frederick Delius.

The Guardian

Beethoven’s 10th? Now there’s a thought…

The composer had plans to create ‘a new gravitional force’ in his 10th symphony. What wonders might he have written?

LA Times

The Met reverse policy, will allow Opera News to review productions

Reacting to a mini-firestorm that erupted today with the news that the Metropolitan Opera would no longer allow Opera News to review its performances, the company reversed its decision early this afternoon.

Video game Diabolo III features performances by Pacific Symphony

The Pacific Symphony performs music for an unlikely audience — gamers battling the hellish underworlds of Diablo III.

Financial Times

Passion for Bach and the Baroque 

Early music revolutionary Ton Koopman is sitll flying the flag for authenticity.


Double appointment at Royal Danish Opera

Michael Boder named principal conductor and Sven Müller named artistic director.

Verbier Festival launches summer music camp for young musicians

Annual three-week programme to led by Daniel Harding.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

Natalie Dessay – are we losing her?

She has cancelled next month’s Manon at La Scala for ‘health reasons’.

The Times

Curtain rises on a feast of opera

The Magic Flute will line up alongside some extraordinary new works in Scottish Opera’s confident 50th anniversary season.