28th September: Pope to release album, ping pong concerto, Musical Routes report, SLEEP

Monday 28th September 2015

In today’s news, The New York Times reveals that Pope Francis is to release an album, Yo Ma Ma talks about perfection for Strings, Classical Music Magazine reports that SLEEP holds record for longest live broadcast of a single title and an RPS report shows that music education is not being evenly delivered

The New York Times

Up Next from Pope Francis? An album, of course

Usually the tour comes after the album. For Pope Francis, however, it’s the other way around: He is scheduled to release an album, “Wake Up!,” on Nov. 27, following his whirlwind United States trip, during which he has been greeted by hundreds of thousands of well-wishers. The album features the pope’s speeches set to rock, pop, and Gregorian chants, and will raise money for a support fund for refugees.


Amazing Video: Andy Akiho’s ping pong concerto 

We’ve had concertos for piano, cello, violin, and even tuba. So it was only a matter of time until someone wrote a concerto for ping pong table, wasn’t it? Watch the clip below to enjoy some remarkable musicianship, and indeed athleticism

Classical Music Magazine

RPS launches Musical Routes report

A report into the provision of musical education for school-aged children and young people has concluded that the national strategy for music education is not being evenly delivered

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 breaks record with broadcast of SLEEP

Radio 3 now holds the world record titles for the longest broadcast of a single piece of music and the longest live broadcast of a single piece of music. Max Richter’s SLEEP was broadcast live from the Reading Room of the Wellcome Collection between midnight on 26 September and 8am on 27 September


Yo-Yo Ma on intonation, practice, and the role of music in our lives

The 60-year-old cellist is on a magic cello ride, and still striving for perfection


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