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Decca and DG release 200-CD Mozart box set

A box set containing recordings of all of Mozart’s completed works will be released in October to mark the 225th anniversaryRead More

Morgan Pearse wins International Cesti Voice Competition 2016

Australian baritone Morgan Pearse has won the 2016 International Cesti Voice Competition. He wins €4,000 (£3,400), and will perform in Baroque Opera:Young’s productionRead More

Guildhall jazz department gains five new professors

James Maddren, Trish Clowes, Charlie Wood, Tina May and Jules Jackson will join the Guildhall School’s jazz department in September. The new appointments followRead More

BCMG announces 2016/17 season

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group will mark 25 years of its Sound Investment scheme with world premieres by Colin Matthews, Kevin Volans,Read More

Finnish National Opera and Ballet appoints Salonen as artist-in-association

Finnish National Opera and Ballet (FNOB) has appointed Esa-Pekka Salonen as its first artist-in-association. He will assume the newly created, five-yearRead More

Sound festival announces inaugural composer-in-residence

John De Simone has been announced as Sound’s first composer-in-residence. The Scottish-Italian composer, who is director of Ensemble Thing, willRead More

John Woolford (Wulff Scherchen): 1920-2016

John Woolford, a close friend of Benjamin Britten, has passed away at the age of 96. He spoke to JohnRead More

Funding the future

New music occupies a strange position: after a work receives its premiere, its allure is lost. Unless it is oneRead More

Words and Music

Peter Dickinson The Boydell Press Hardback, £30 ***** EDITOR’S CHOICE As composer, performer and writer, Peter Dickinson has made significantRead More

Tchaikovsky (Critical Lives series)

Philip Ross Bullock Reaktion Books Paperback, £11.99 **** This latest volume in Reaktion’s Critical Lives series is concise, comprehensive, clear-sightedRead More

Memory Lane

It is only 20 years since HRH the Duchess of Gloucester opened the Adrian Boult Hall as part of BirminghamRead More

Composed app to shut down

Classic FM’s Composed app is to shut down at the end of this month. Launched in November 2014, the subscription music service allowsRead More

Applications open for RSNO Composer’s Hub 2016/17

Applications are now open for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Composer’s Hub. The initiative provides composers in the early stages ofRead More

Why does avant-garde music thrive in remote communities?

Earlier this summer I spent some time in a curious, isolated northern outpost that felt a million miles away fromRead More

London orchestras are uniquely flexible and fleet of foot

When I joined the Philharmonia Orchestra, I had one clear objective – to ensure that the orchestra’s contribution to BritishRead More

Highlights of HCMF 2016 announced

The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2016 will include new works from Jennifer Walshe, Rebecca Saunders and Enno Poppe. The 39thRead More

Musica Britannica to publish 100th volume

With a backlog of over 800 years of British music to date, historical collection Musica Britannica will be publishing itsRead More

Distractfold to curate Cut & Splice 2017

British new music ensemble Distractfold will produce the next Cut & Splice event, which will take place in Manchester inRead More

August’s new music

Falling in the Fire is not the piece Charlotte Bray had planned to write. The original idea was that theRead More

ROH renews partnership with BP

The Royal Opera House (ROH) has renewed its partnership with BP for a further five years. The relationship between theRead More