Digital magazines: how popular are they?
The latest magazine circulation figures from the PPA show promising digital results for the industry – but is it enough to offset the fall in print?
The opera singer’s continuing sale of her classic recordings means she seems not to have really stopped singing at all
The New York Times
Stravinsky’s many rites of passage are distilled
Bard Music Festival focuses on Works in France and U.S.
Classic FM Online
The Recycled Orchestra: making music on a landfill site
Meet some of the incredible youngsters from Paraguay experiencing the power of music in the Recycled Orchestra, playing on instruments made from rubbish. They’re the stars of a new documentary film, Landfill Harmonic, which explores their extraordinary day-to-day lives
Classical singers judged by actions not voice
Never mind the quality of the singer’s voice, audiences judge performances on what they see rather than what they hear, according to a new study
Edible pianos and flame-driven organs in instrument competition
Judges are searching for weird and wonderful instruments as part of a competition in America – which has previously championed an edible piano and a voice activated synthesiser
From The Back Desk – Nigel Downing, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
We take five minutes with Nigel Downing, horn player for the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, to chat about Bruckner, losing your music on stage and attention from the over-60s
Marin Alsop: First Lady of the Last Night of the Proms
For the first time in 118 years, the conductor on the Royal Albert Hall podium will be a woman. It’s a chance she is keen to take to promote equality. Paul Bignell meets Marin Alsop
Celebrating 100 years of recording the Berlin Phil
Gramophone’s editor introduces the September issue of the magazine
Digital-Geschäft beschert Musikbranche mehr Umsatz
Der Abwärtstrend im deutschen Musikmarkt wächst. Erstmals seit zehn Jahren verzeichnet die Branche wieder ein Umsatzplus