Pick of the Week:

Kiwi conquers Caballé

The New Zealand tenor Darren Pene Pati has won the 14th Montserrat Caballé voice contest in Zaragoza, with a cash prize and a kiss from the

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Concertos of the year?

Long as Ihave known and admired the music of Andrzej Panufnik, whose centenary is being marked in 2014, I have never heard his concertos for

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The conductor from hell

Anyone recognise him? (Click on blue word ‘Post’ if video does not pop out).   Post by Michael White.     Anyone know which movie? UPDATE: It’s this.

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French orchestra boss quits

Eric Montalbetti, artistic director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, has just quit without notice after differences with the new radio regime. Instability is becoming this

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