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He was hired more than a year ago, but tomorrow night conductor Andris Nelsons leads his first concert as the BSO's music director. The 35-year-old's arrival marks a new era for the BSO, and his age is attracting a lot of attention.
The celebrated bass-baritone on why he retired at 52, life after thalidomide, and his new career in Shakespeare and cabaretYour own career was kick-started by winning a top prize, and now youre spearheading a competition for young singers, Das Lied.
Marin Alsop has said that classical music is “inaccessible” and “elitist” and that audiences should be able to clap during movements (RT @PetrocTrelawny: Clap between movements if you want says @marinalsop @thetimes (£)
Classical Ear's insight:
We've talked about this and, while it might take us a while to get used to, we have decided we agree with Marin. Hating on the clappers is not going to encourage them to come back.
Vermont Public Radio Celebrating Classical Music Vermont Public Radio Lovers of classical music are celebrating two big milestones in Vermont: VPR's own Walter Parker marks his 30th anniversary on the air this week.
Spotify has introduced video ads as an attempt to generate more revenue from non paying users. The leading music streaming service’s “Sponsored Session” will be a15 - 30 second video ad followed by 30 minutes of uninterrupted music.
A passionate music fan who has spent his career in bureaucracies, Davey is the right man for the job, but he will need to think carefully about who now runs the PromsBBC names Alan Davey as Radio 3 controller For Alan Davey, becoming controller of...
The Arts Desk Remembering Christopher Hogwood (1941-2014) The Arts Desk Dido and Aeneas recording Over coffee and squares of rather divine high-cocoa-score chocolate in his Cambridge house, we recorded an informal conversation about Cecilia's place...
Inquirer.net 'Classical music is not elitist' Inquirer.net Joaquin Maria “Chino” S. Gutierrez was barely out of his toddler years, a mere child at 4, when he first pleaded his case to his parents: He wanted them to buy him a violin.
There’s no doubt that many people think Japan is a technologically advanced wonderland that has robots awaiting at every turn.… (Japan overwhelmingly favors CDs to digital music http://t.co/FUnTUkZrUH...
Mic Science Reveals Something Surprising About Metal Fans and Classical Music ... Mic Long stereotyped as violent and even Satanic, heavy metal music and its fans have an unfortunate history of alienation and intolerance from mainstream culture.
Stanford Report Stanford engineer aims to connect the world with ant-sized radios Stanford Report A Stanford engineering team has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same...
Apple Kills off the iPod Classic… Digital Music News The discontinuation is surely the result of declining sales. CNET says Apple has sold less than 20 million iPods in 2014, less than half the amount they sold in 2013.