$1.9bn takeover approved by European Commission competition authorities
Classic FM’s 20th birthday celebrations continued at The Sage Gateshead with a concert from the Northern Sinfonia, conducted by John Wilson and a live broadcast that literally saw Classic FM presenters explore the entire Sir Norman Foster building.
We spoke to violinist Viktoria Mullova about her new book, which details her difficult early life in Russia, her escape from the KGB and settling outside the Soviet Union.
Leading musicians warns new proposals mean many children will ‘never touch an instrument’
The Scotland Blog, The Guardian
This week councillors in Glasgow will support the next flowering of a remarkable musical movement which has transformed children’s lives in Stirling, writes George Anderson, of Sistema Scotland
Martinu’s surreal 1938 opera plays tricks with the memory and shows ENO at its strongest
Slipped Disc, Arts Journal
Our prediction that six US orchestras will be unable to open their 2012-13 season is starting to look over-cautious. Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra downed instruments this weekend in the course of negiotiations for a new, three-year contract.
Manuscripts of the songs have been donated to the Eric Coates Society, who will stage the performance.
BBC News (Found on Arts Journal)
The music featured in the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics has sparked a big surge in sales.
News.com.au (Found on Musical Chairs)
THE Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra has hit a high note by offering free ringtones from its classical repertoire that were downloaded 10,000 times in three days in what it terms an “unexpected success.”