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October 30   -  

10 of the best: metal meets classical

We celebrate Halloween by turning to the dark side with our pick of the 10 best heavy metal covers of classical tunes / It is, of course, one of the most honourable cross-connections in contemporary musical culture, the virtuosity and emotional ...

September 30   -  

The lockout continues in Atlanta, while in London the LPO looks to the future

The tide might be turning for Atlanta Symphony Orchestras locked-out musicians; plus Jurowski extends his LPO contract to 2018. / Two pieces of big orchestral news, one positive, the other a continuing story of a creeping tragedy, but which ...

September 29   -  

Mozart's A major piano sonata K331: the manuscript is discovered!

A chance finding in Budapest has brought a fascinating Mozart manuscript to light. But why cant we look at it properly? / News has just come to light of a major Mozart discovery, of a priceless manuscript that had lain in the musty depths of ...

September 25   -  

Remembering Christopher Hogwood

The conductor, who died yesterday, was one of musics most refined and revelatory consciences, writes Tom Service, who picks his five favourite Hogwood recordings / The conductor, scholar, and keyboard player Christopher ...

September 24   -  

The BBC Singers: 90 years young today

The UKs only full-time professional choir celebrates its 90th birthday this week. Tom Service joins in the birthday wishes / 90 years old. Not an age when most organisms are in the prime of their life, but, with thousands of ...

September 23   -  

Get to know Rachmaninov, inside and out

On the eve of the London Philharmonics season-long celebration of Rachmaninov: what conductors can learn from the composers own inspirational performances / The London Philharmonic embarks on its 11-concert Rachmaninov: Inside Out series next ...

September 18   -  

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's crisis matters for orchestras everywhere

The musicians are locked out, the conductor devastated: this world-class orchestras dispute has devastating implications / Whats going on at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra? The short answer is Nothing. No concerts, no rehearsals, not a hint of ...

September 12   -  

Rule Britannia: Will it still be sung at the Proms in the event of a Yes Vote? Why is it sung at all?

Rule Britannia, its words by a Scot and its tune from an opera about Englands king Arthur, is far from a straightforward song of imperialist triumphalism, writes Tom Service / Roderick Williams interview: ...

September 10   -  

A tale of two resignations: conductors Franz Welser-Möst and Han-Na Chang

Over the weekend, both Franz Welser-Möst and Han-Na Chang, both coincidentally performing at the Proms on Sunday, resigned their conducting posts. Whats surprising in Welser-Mösts case is how long he lasted / A tale of two ...

September 9   -  

Symphony guide: Beethoven's Ninth ('Choral')

Tom Services symphony guide concludes with what is arguably the central artwork of Western music, the symphony to end all symphonies / Talk about it: What have we missed from the list? / Nicholas Cook puts it well: Of all the works in the ...
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