16th June: The one-handed pianist paying tribute to the soldiers of the Somme, BBC plans primary school classical music campaign and Queen’s Birthday Honours List celebrates classical music

Monday 16th June 2014

Classical News

The Times

The one-handed pianist paying tribute to the soldiers of the Somme

Nicholas McCarthy, who plays the piano one-handed, will be at the forefront of a Cheltenham Music Festival concert recalling all those who suffered in the First World War.

BBC News

BBC plans primary school classical music campaign

The BBC is to launch a campaign to introduce primary school pupils across the UK to classical music.

Classic FM

Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014 celebrates classical music 

Pianist Andras Schiff leads the classical world in the 2014 Honours list, revealed in Friday 13th June.

The Times

Will Gregory: creating a ten-Moog orchestra

The Goldfrapp star on playing a classical concert using the space-age synth that changed the face of electronic music.

Classic FM

Rachel Portman: Outlook ‘great’ for female film composers

Oscar-winning film composer Rachel Portman says the future is looking brighter for women who want to write music for movies.

New York Times

A Long Day’s Bach Journey, by Train, Foot and Ferry, With Cello

‘A Suite Ride Through NYC,’ Featuring Paul Dwyer.


“Es geht um echte Liebe”

Blind gehört: Der Dirigent Pablo Heras-Casado hört und kommentiert CDs von Kollegen, ohne dass er erfährt, wer spielt.

Der Tagesspiegel

Vorfreude ist die schönste Freude

Vorstellung der Klassik-Saison 2014/15 in Berlin.


Classical Music: @ClassicalMusic Radio 3 will lose staff under radio cuts, some ‘almost certainly’ through compulsory redundancy: http://ow.ly/xXDGd  #dqf #BBCR3

BBC Music Magazine: @MusicMagazine We’re sad to see that Lorin Maazel is to leave Munich Philharmonic early due to ill health: http://www.classical-music.com/news/lorin-maazel-leaves-munich-early …

The Classical Source: @ClassicalSource News: Royal Albert Hall launches first ever Proms tour @BBCRadio3 @RoyalAlbertHall http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_news.php?id=2836 …



Nicholas McCarthy

Photograph: Richard Pohle/The Times