26th April: Chinese Opera, Wagner’s Secret and Classic FM Live

Friday 26th April 2013

The Guardian

What’s Wagner’s secret? Love, actually

Every time Paul Mason hears Wagner he wonders how it is that the music of an antisemite can tear his heart to pieces. The answer is in the passion …

The New York Times

Chinese Opera Performers See Fewer Faces in the Audience

Sleep like dogs, eat like pigs, dress like angels.

The Age

A knight’s move away from conventional ideas of classical, delivered in a way to move hearts

Fifteen minutes in, the company of Thomas Ades quells the conventional wisdom that ”classical” music is dead.

Classic FM

Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2013 – listen and re-live the magic!

Some of classical music’s brightest stars joined us on stage at the Royal Albert Hall – listen to Classic FM Live on air at 8pm on 26 April

Classical Music Magazine

New Music Biennial: 20 diverse commissions announced for 2014

PRS for Music Foundation has announced details of the 20 new music commissions that will make up its UK New Music Biennial in 2014.

Music Week

Warner to launch new classical label, integrate Virgin and EMI Classics catalogues

WMG hopes that its acquisition of Parlophone Label Group will drive new efforts in the classical genre and catalogue strategy, as well as strengthening the major’s roster in Continental Europe.