5th September: Swap your toast for serial to celebrate Cage’s centenary today.

Wednesday 5th September 2012

Arts Journal: NewMusicBox

Cage = 100: As Influential as Wagner, as Interpretable as Mozart

Cage’s centenary sparks a fresh sense of intrigue about his work.


Wigmore Hall launches expanded 2012-13 Early Music and Baroque Series

Increased investment and artist residencies continue to strengthen the programme

Classic FM

Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry: composing with heartbeats

The Arcade Fire’s multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry told Classic FM about the perils of Twitter, his compositions for The Kronos Quartet and how to perform with a stethoscope.

Classical Music Magazine

No arts background for new culture secretary

The new secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport has been catapulted into the cabinet despite no obvious previous connection with the arts. Maria Miller, the 48-year-old MP for Basingstoke, takes over a shrinking department from Jeremy Hunt if not a shrinking portfolio.

NPR music- deceptive cadence

A ‘Numpty’ Glance, Minnesotan Muddles And Brass Bullies

Violinist Nicola Benedetti, whose interview with the Scottish Sun this week sparked a furor — including the writer being called a “numpty,” or fool.

BBC Classical Music magazine

Mihaela Ursuleasa (1978-2012)

Brilliant Romanian pianist dies, aged 33. She would have performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 on tour with the National Youth Orchestra tomorrow.

John Cage, NewMusicBox