27th May: David Pickard likely to bring evolution not revolution, Glyndebourne would be unimaginable in Germany and Daniel Barenboim unveils a new piano

Wednesday 27th May 2015

Classical News

In today’s news David Pickard has been announced as the new director of the BBC Proms but The Guardian say he likely to bring evolution not revolution. The Independent also ask how he will steer the BBC Proms with the BBC at a crossroads. Georg Baselitz tells Mark Hudson why he prefers Glyndebourne to the annual Wagner celebration in Bayreuth and Daniel Barenboim unveils a new piano at the Royal Festival Hall with his name on it.


David Pickard likely to bring evolution not revolution to the Proms

The new director of the world’s biggest classical music festival has a track record for broadening audience appeal during his time at Glyndebourne – but he’ll face plenty of challenges from his BBC bosses


Georg Baselitz: Glyndebourne would be unimaginable in Germany

The controversial German artist tells Mark Hudson why he prefers Glyndebourne to his country’s annual Wagner celebration, Bayreuth


The Proms: How will new director David Pickard steer the event with the BBC at a crossroads?

The Proms’ position will demand maintenance in the programming and requires a fine balance between the new and risky and the tried and tested

Classic FM

Daniel Barenboim unveils a stunning new piano… with his name on it

Surely, every pianists’ dream would be to have a piano with their very own name on it. The world-famous conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim now has just that.

Classical Music Magazine

RCM tops Guardian university league table 2016

The RCM was the only institution to score maximum marks of 100 in the table, which compares how final-year music students at a number of different institutions perceive their course.

Der Spiegel

„Bingen swingt“: Boom der Bigbands

Gute Zeiten für Bläserkapellen? Nicht weniger als vier große Ensembles beim Festival „Bingen swingt“, und die WDR-Bigband ruft gleich eine neuen Bigband-Bewegung aus.

Berliner Zeitung

Akademie-Präsident Klaus Staeck wünscht sich Nachfolgerin

Am kommenden Samstag entscheidet die Mitgliederversammlung der Akademie der Künste über einen neuen Präsidenten – oder eine Präsidentin.


Braunfels wurde 98 Jahre alt

Komponist und Pianist Michael Braunfels gestorben

El Mundo

Ponme esa cinta otra vez

De toda la vida de Dios, Steve Reich era el músico serio y Glass, el facilón, verdad?

The New York Observer

Who Can Fix Opera in New York? The Germans!

New York City has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the world’s great cultural hubs. That remains true today for the visual arts, dance, commercial theater and a number of other forms. Sadly, though, when it comes to opera New York is a bit of a backwater


The Stage: Will musicals save opera companies? ‘s Richard Mantle tackles the question

Warner Classics Bravo, maestro! Conductor Sir Antonio Pappano inducted into Hall of Fame.

Wigmore Hall BBC – BBC Radio 3 to celebrate the art of The Classical Voice this summer – Media Centre

KP_245652_crop_1200x720Daniel Barenboim has unveiled a new piano with his name on. Photo: Guardian