4th September: Classical music embraces R&B, hip-hop and cyber concerts?

Tuesday 4th September 2012


The Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker forges a new relationship with Sony

Cyber concert-going enters a new era.

The New York Times

Pickup Orchestra of Stars, Made for TV.

A pickup ensemble of musicians — including prominent principal players — from some of the nation’s major classical music orchestras.

Classic FM

Ives supporters unite to purchase composer’s home

Charles Ives’ house, which was previously earmarked for demolition by developers, is the subject of a new fan campaign to preserve it.

Classical Music

Youth Music names 88 new music projects in England

Youth Music has committed more than £4m to 88 new music projects in England, more than doubling the value of its awards made over the last year, but many more groups will have to miss out because of shortage of funds.

The Independent

Darren Henley: The radio boss with a plan to drag classical music into the digital era

Classic FM has much to learn from hip-hop and R&B stations, the former newsreader who rose to become its chief tells Ian Burrell.

The Washington Post

John Cage Centennial Festival: Will it silence critics in Washington?

John Cage — composer, philosopher, visual artist, mushroom enthusiast — would have been 100 years old on Wednesday. To many artists, he was one of the most inspiring figures of the 20th century. To some musicians, he is underrated: branded, unfairly, more important as a thinker than a composer.

Arts journal: Slipped Disc

Pulitzer winner and more attack New York Times for removing music critic

The demotion of Allan Kozinn from classical music critic to culture has attracted widespread condemnation.