21st November: The Royal Variety, Handel’s Concealed Collaborator and Actor Co-Hosts Opera Event

Wednesday 21st November 2012

The Telegraph

Handel’s ‘unknown’ collaborator who was vital to his Messiah, letters show

Handel’s Messiah, one of the most recognisable pieces of classical music in the world, could have been named Jennens’ Messiah, it has been emerged, after letters from the composer himself gave credit to his “utterly unknown” collaborator.

When classical music is for adults only 

The starched suit of the concert hall is being ripped open to reveal the X-rated passions beneath, says Ivan Hewett

Classical Music Magazine

Universal bolsters classical credentials with new appointment

Universal Music Group International’s recruitment of Chaz Jenkins from LSO Live continues the company’s efforts to restore its reputation in the core classical market.


Polish tenor Piotr Beczala signs to Deutsche Grammophon

First release under the new agreement will be a tribute album to tenor Richard Tauber

Classic FM

Katherine Jenkins and Placido Domingo duet at Royal Variety

Mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins and tenor Placido Domingo teamed up last night for the Royal Variety Performance 2012, celebrating the show’s 100th anniversary.

Slipped Disc

Variety: London is now Hollywood’s music studio

The entertainment industry gazette has published an article on the flight of soundtrack and videogame recordings from Hollywood to Europe.

LA Times

‘Chasing Ice’ film composer J. Ralph sees climate change up close

Upon reentering his recording studio in New York’s waterlogged Lower East Side neighborhood two days after Superstorm Sandy, musician and film composer J.  Ralph was struck by how quickly the 250-gallon fish tank he keeps filled with about three dozen parrot fish had become completely fouled when the tank’s electric air pump shut off.

The New York Times – Arts Beat

Patrick Stewart to Co-Host an Evening of Very Light Opera

Patrick Stewart will bring some serious acting chops to an evening of light entertainment at the Lyric Opera of Chicago featuring the Second City sketch comedy and improv group.

The Telegraph