18th July: Age of Opera, Iconic Photographs and the Joy of the Proms

Thursday 18th July 2013

The Telegraph

Alan Titchmarsh: the joy of the Proms

As you settle down to watch this year’s BBC Proms, spare a thought for all those responsible for bringing the Albert Hall to your television screens.

The Independent

A brass act: Star trumpeter Alison Balsom is set to perform in Gabriel at the Globe and Latitude festival

Balsom has a burning ambition to break through the barriers to her music being heard.

The New York Times

Doubts Greet Claims About Stravinsky’s Sexuality

Did Stravinsky sleep with men? Does it matter?

Classic FM

RLPO given £7.5m grant to refurbish Philharmonic Hall

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s home, Philharmonic Hall, is to get a major refurbishment thanks to an Arts Council England grant of £7.5m.

Classical Music Magazine

Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme announced

An opera in an ice cream van, an international online choir and a site-specific birdsong project on a remote Scottish island are among the musical highlights of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, announced earlier this week.

Limelight Magazine

The age of opera

More and more young singers are being cast in opera’s biggest roles. But how are their voices coping?


Molina Visuals

Klassische Musik zu visualisieren ist das Ziel von Molina Visuals. Das Ergebnis sind stimmungsvolle Bilder, die oft an historische Gemälde erinnern und den Geist der Musik atmen. Mit den beiden Gründern Josep Molina und Marcella Neudert sprach Bjørn Woll darüber, wie die Bilder entstehen und was ein gutes Künstlerfoto ausmacht.