12th July: First Night of the Proms, Free Download of Discovered Britten and Failings in Distribution

Friday 12th July 2013

The Guardian

Conductor Sakari Oramo: the Finn’s First Night at the Proms

His first gig as chief conductor of the BBCSO will be the most high-pressure there is – to open the Proms. If that doesn’t ruffle Sakari Oramo, can anything?

Women make up only 20% of solo radio broadcasters, research reveals

Gender imbalance even worse in shows with multiple presenters and during peak times, according to lobby group Sound Women

Wales Online

Doctor Who proves hottest ticket at BBC Proms

They are the hottest tickets to this year’s BBC Proms but live performances of Doctor Who music are not the only London concerts for BBC National Orchestra of Wales this summer.

Classical Music Magazine

Codaex UK appoints administrators in latest record distribution failure

The collapse of international classical recording distributors has reached Britain with Codaex UK calling in administrators.


NMC releases free download of recently discovered Britten song

‘Roman Wall Blues’, written for a radio play by WH Auden has been unheard since 1937

NPR, Deceptive Cadence

Electric Guitars Amp Up New Classical Music

Not very long into our online discussion of what makes an American symphony great, we started asking for suggestions of benchmark works on social media.

Classical Source

BBC Proms Launches Free Companion Guide

The BBC Proms has launched a brand-new free BBC Proms Companion for iPad audiences.


Studie zeigt synchronen Herzschlag bei Chorsängern

Gemeinsames Ausatmen beruhige und synchronisiere die Herzfrequenz.


Royal Albert Hall