Classical Music Magazine
Kallaway has announced the opening of Choir of the Year 2014. Auditions will take place around the UK from March to June in Middlesbrough, London, Bristol, Leeds, Basingstoke, Warwick, Norwich and Glasgow. Any amateur choir of eight to 100 singers can take part.
The ‘Singing Shakespeare’ launch concert will take place in April at Stratford-upon-Avon. It will feature three local choirs performing various Shakespeare settings and who all will come together for a finale of Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music, conducted by David Wordsworth.
Two of Wales’ best-known cultural venues – St David’s Hall and the New Theatre – are under threat as part of a huge cuts programme proposed by Cardiff council.
The BBC’s classical music station is a ghost of what it once was because of an obsession with rival Classic FM, says Micheal White.
In southern Arizona, Glenn Weyant ‘plays’ the border fence with a mallet or cello bow to create haunting compositions, using the wall as an instrument of dialogue.
Er war Dirigent in Dresden und in Leipzig, die DDR musste der Musikwissenschaftler verlassen. Für sein Lebenswerk wird er nun mit dem wichtigsten Musikpreis geehrt.