3rd September: BBC accused of editing out new music, Jeff Alexander to head The Chicago Symphony and conductor given 8-month prison sentence

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Classical News

The Guardian

BBC accused of editing out new music from Proms on television

Composers left disappointed by broadcaster’s decision to cut works out of televised versions as BBC blames scheduling.


Jeff Alexander To Head The Chicago Symphony

Jeff Alexander, currently President & CEO of the Vancouver Symphony is to succeed Deborah Rutter as president of the Chicago Symphony.

The Huffington Post

So You Want to Be An Opera Singer?

J Nelson Aviance is a classically trained (opera) singer and here he gives his advice on how young singers can give themselves the best chances of succeeding.

Classical Music Magazine

Conductor given 8-month prison sentence for historical abuse of Chetham’s student

Conductor Nicholas Smith has been sentenced to eight months in prison after admitting the indecent assault of a Chetham’s School of Music pupil between 1976 and 1978.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Benjamin Grosnevor Sparks the S.F. Symphony Season Opener

Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major contains brash, virtuosic, and jazz-influenced elements that make it easy to love.


Brooklyn’s Permanent Records Store Moves to South Slope After Losing Lease in Greenpoint

Matthew Milligan, Permanent Records manager, spoke to Gothamist today about the move.

Berliner Zeitung

Fête de la musique droht in Berlin das Aus

Längst hat sich die Fête de la musique als kostenloses Musikfestival etabliert. Doch wegen der Gema könnte es mit dem Straßenfest in Berlin jetzt vorbei sein. Nur eine kleine Hoffnung bleibt den Organisatoren noch.

Der Tagesspiegel

Winrich Hopp über das Programm des Musikfests 2014

“Das Festival ist Ideen-Pingpong”

Le Figaro


Avec un sens inné du temps juste, le chef a fait savoir qu’il quitterait l’Orchestre de Paris à la fin de son contrat, en 2016.

France Musique

Les tensions s’amplifient à l’Opéra de Turin

En raison du conflit qui persiste avec Walter Vergnano, le directeur de l’Opéra de Turin, Gianandrea Noseda ne renouvelle pas son contrat de directeur artistique.


The Strad @TheStradMag: Video: a performance of Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor on what is described as the world’s smallest #violin http://bit.ly/1vHOLha 

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Great pianist @lang_lang plays on the cheapest piano we could find: http://classfm.co/xu3j16  (it was pink)

Gramophone @GramophoneMag: Amazing scenes at the Danish National Symphony Orchestra: bit.ly/1pHCw1u

London Symphony Orch @londonsymphony: In this new video, Sir Antonio Pappano discusses Andrzej Panufnik’s Tenth Symphony, which we perform in October: http://bit.ly/1tqz39d 

First Night Of The Proms 2014 - Royal Albert Hall

Photograph: Amy T. Zielinski/Redferns via Getty Images