16th September: No end to Minnesota Orchestra dispute and classical music 11.6 billion miles away on Voyager spacecraft

Monday 16th September 2013

The Telegraph

Why music is good for the heart

Doctors have discovered what music-lovers always guessed – music touches places nothing else can reach.  Serbian Professor Deljanin discovered a 19% improvement in a vital bit of heart tissue in patients with coronary artery disease, when they listened to their favourite music.

Phyllida Lloyd: ‘Peter Grimes is not paedophiliac’

The opera director talks about reviving Peter Grimes, and why Benjamin Britten’s central character has an archetypal case of bipolar disorder.


BBC Radio 3 launches new weekend schedule in response to budget cuts

The station aims to protect its range and diversity with more live music

New York Times

Deadline passes with no end to orchestra labour dispute

A deadline from management to settle a nearly yearlong lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra players expired on Sunday, but both sides appeared willing to continue negotiations.

Los Angeles Times

Here’s one major orchestra that isn’t hurting

The L.A. Philharmonic posted a surplus for the 10th time in 11 years, and paid both its music director and its CEO well over $1 million apiece

Classic FM Online

Mozart, Bach and Beethoven leave solar system in Voyager spacecraft

A selection of classical music travelling on the Voyager spacecraft at 100,000mph has made it outside our solar system, and is now 11.6 billion miles away from Earth.

Classical Music Magazine

Lake District Summer Music Festival confident for 2014

The Lake District Summer Music Festival will run in 2014, its 30th year, despite reports referring to a £150,000 shortfall in its funding.

Music News

The Nation’s most loved sounds revealed

New research conducted by high-street hearing specialist, Hidden Hearing, reveals the sounds that are most pleasurable to the nation’s ears and the impact they have on our mood.

Der Tagesspeigel

Pianola, das aussterbende Musikinstrument

Ein Pianola ist ein Musikinstrument, das man heutzutage eher selten hört. Nur mehr bei Sammlern und Liebhabern ist es noch zu finden. Ein solcher, nämlich Rex Lawson, erklärte mir nach einer Probe im Kammermusiksaal gerne dieses Instrument der besonderen Art.


Classical Music Online

Classical Music Online