30 October: Orchestra plays wrong concerto and pianist Lang Lang is UN Messenger of Peace

Wednesday 30th October 2013

The Telegraph

Pianist Maria João Pires panics as she realises the orchestra has started the wrong concerto…

Maria João Pires was ready to play a Mozart piano concerto with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw conducted by Riccardo Chailly, only to hear the orchestra begin playing another Mozart concerto – no 20 in D minor, K466, not what she was expecting or had prepared for.

The Verge

Analog to digital: Cornell conductor tries to modernize the orchestra with Google Glass

A conductor and professor at Cornell University, New York, believes Google Glass could replace stands and sheet music and change the way we watch live music.

Classic FM Online

Lang Lang made UN Messenger of Peace

Pianist Lang Lang has been awarded the role of UN Messenger of Peace by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, in recognition of his constant work in music education in his native China. He is the first person from China to receive the honour.


Daniel Barenboim to step down from La Scala two years early

The conductor relinquishes his post as music director in 2015 following unconfirmed reports that Riccardo Chailly will succeed him.

Classical Music Magazine

Matthew Barley’s Around Britten blog: from Sweden to swimming baths

The adventurous cellist continues his exploration of unusual concert venues, performing in two barns, a ruined castle and a country house or two.


Musicians Talk About How To Save Music In The Age Of Streaming 

In a debate organised by Virgin last night, classical and popular musicians (including Zoe Keating, will.i.am and Amander Palmer), managers and technology firms came together to discuss controlling the damage technology has inflicted on the music industry.

Die Zeit

“Ich muss es ans Licht bringen”

Die rumänische Komponistin Adriana Hölszky schreibt ihre sechste Oper – und erstmals auch die Musik zu einem Ballett.

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online