19th April: Marin Alsop, BBC Proms and Shostakovich

Friday 19th April 2013

BBC News

BBC Proms appoints first female director for Last Night

BBC’s The Last Night of The Proms is to be led by a female conductor for the first time in its 118 year history.


Daniel Barenboim conducts Ring cycle, Marin Alsop conducts Last Night

Classic FM

Shostakovich and Plan B nominated for Ivor Novello Award

The Russian composer has a writing credit in the 58th annual Ivor Novello Awards, after samples of his Symphony No. 7 were used in Plan B’s chart hit, Ill Manors.

Event – The Mail on Sunday

The 50 events of the past 50 years that blew the roof off British culture and changed us forever

This ultimate list of the greatest of the greatest events over the past five decades includes everything that made this country’s culture what it is today, including the Spice Girls, the Beatles and Opera North.

Classic FM

Jamie Christopherson on Metal Gear Rising and composing to order

Composer Jamie Christopherson on his new score for the enduring video game series, as well as video game music’s place in the industry.

BBC Proms