29th April: Paraguayan landfill orchestra, Proms 2013 and Borletti-Buitoni Trust

Monday 29th April 2013

The Guardian

Paraguayan landfill orchestra makes sweet music from rubbish

Children of recyclers at Cateura landfill form band playing instruments fashioned out of discarded oven trays and oil barrels.

The Telegraph

Proms 2013: Most exuberant of all classical music festivals

Proms 2013 will feature some eye-catching ‘firsts’, as for the first time ever, the Last Night is conducted by a woman, Marin Alsop.


Borletti-Buitoni Trust celebrates 10th anniversary with live debate

Mitsuko Uchida will open ‘Is Talent Enough?’ at Southbank Centre with a video discussion – watch in advance on the Gramophone Player!

Classical Music Magazine

Warner/Parlophone deal set to strip EMI and Virgin Classics brand names from their catalogues

Artists who have recorded for EMI and Virgin Classics will find their releases appearing under a new brand.

Planet Hugill

Really rather rare – Verdi’s Alzira

Verdi’s Alzira is hardly one of his better known operas, yet it was his eighth opera, coming between Giovanna d’Arco and Attila…

Los Angeles Times (via Arts Journal)

Lang Lang: Popular classical music is great, too

He thinks commercial success and artistic integrity aren’t mutually exclusive.



The Telegraph