10th May: Richard Wagner, York Bowen and Angela Gheorghiu

Friday 10th May 2013

The Guardian

German Nazi-themed opera cancelled after deluge of complaints

Production of Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser leaves some in audience so traumatised they have to seek medical help.


The Telegraph

York Bowen: In from the cold

The early-20th century composer, York Bowen, once dubbed the English Rachmaninov, is returning to remarkable favour after decades of neglect, says John Allison.


Classic FM

Angela Gheorghiu on Baroque music and Beyoncé

Buying a London taxi like Pavarotti, discovering the best of pop music and jazz, and explaining the differences between playing opera roles and giving recitals, we caught up with the incredible Angela Gheorghiu on one of her few days off.



Dacapo records New York Philharmonic composers

A new partnership will see Dacapo record works by composers who have served as the New York Phil’s composer-in-residence.


Classical Music

Consortium to trial ways of encouraging audiences to support new commissions

A consortium of music organisations has been awarded Arts Council funding for a project which will examine the public’s appetite for funding new music commissions.


Planet Hugill

London Festival of Contemporary Church Music

The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music runs from 11 to 19 May 2013 in a variety of locations in and around London.




The Telegraph