1st July: Concentration could be down to the music you listen to!

Monday 1st July 2013

Classic FM

Mozart minuets speed up reaction times

Struggling to concentrate today? It could be to do with the music you’re listening to, according to a new study.

The Guardian

Rivers of babble on: how word became the servant to music

In song’s marriage of music and words, it’s so often the words that get lost in the mix. Now a new music-drama at Cheltenham festival, Tales from Babel, looks to explore the imbalance


Southbank Centre chairman cycles 266 miles for Royal Festival Hall organ restoration

Sir Chris Hoy lends his support to the bike ride, which aims to raise the final £100,000

Classic FM

$100k violin stolen by airport worker?

A man working at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has been arrested for stealing the 1873 violin.

BBC Music Magazine

Daniel Barenboim and Viktoria Mullova among musicians protesting against German customs regulations

Professional musicians ask Angela Merkel to relax restrictions for musical instruments