Five top musical April Fools

Five top musical April Fools


norman lebrecht

April 01, 2015

1 Home-download vinyl, right here.

2 EU standardisation for musical pitch here.

3 Sweden clones new line of Birgit Nilssons here.

4 Classics to make light work here.

5 Vienna Philharmonic takes up residency in Florida.

orchestra beach

Hang on, that last one’s apparently true.


  • Hank Drake says:

    I used to tell my violinist friends that a previously undiscovered violin concerto by Rachmaninoff had been unearthed by Russian scholars.

  • M2N2K says:

    Thanks: “wordless soprano soloist singing in her native French” is a very nice touch.

  • Andrey says:

    Dear Mr. Lebrecht, thank you for the wonderful promotion!
    (And for free! )
    So guys, if you wanna listen the concert of Vienna Philharmonics, but do not plan to fly over to Austria- come to Naples, Fl!