Tale of two epoch-defining classical music titans born in the same year
Operatic face-off shows that in Milan at least, Verdi v Wagner is still more of a cultural draw than Strictly v The X Factor
Move over, Maestro: Spira Mirabilis, the democratic orchestra
The orchestra Spira Mirabilis is making a bid for artistic freedom by playing without a conductor
Casablanca piano could fetch £650,000
The piano used in the Humphrey Bogart film Casablanca is up for auction in New York in December 2012.
Why arias in the multiplex fall flat
Screening operas at cinemas is helping to bolster the popularity of this frail art form, but it’s no substitute for the emotional intensity, acoustic quality and excitement of live drama
Just in: London orchestra turns in a six-figure deficit
The orch, which receives £2,245,000 in Arts Council and other public grants, registered a deficit of £189,824.
Classical Lost And Found: Hubert Parry’s Glorious England
Composers Hubert Parry, Charles Villiers Stanford and Edward Elgar dominated the British musical scene in the latter half of the Victorian age through the Edwardian era.
What happens when you get a teenage piano whiz and the 24-year-old, multi-talented winner of NBC’s The Sing-Off in a rehearsal room together?
Baltimore Symphony grows Academy
Orchestra receives $950,000 to develop amateur musicians programme