Some SOMM releases
The highly respected independent music publisher SOMM has released two recordings which ought to be of interest to all serious music lovers. Thomas Beecham Conducts Richard Strauss - ARIADNE 5021 Just released is the first release on disc of three works by Richard...
Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto dies
Ryuichi Sakamoto, the Oscar-winning Japanese composer famed for his scores for "The Last Emperor", "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" and other epic films, has died aged 71. Sakamoto was also known for his acting, and for his work with the pioneering electronic music band...
BBC Singers reprieved
The BBC has paused its decision to close the BBC Singers, after "a number of organisations" came forward to offer alternative funding. The group, which is the UK's only full-time professional chamber choir, was targeted by budget cuts shortly before celebrating its...
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The 2023 BBC Proms will run from Friday 14 July to Saturday 9 September.
The full programme of concerts, recitals, operas et al has been published. All will be played live or online during the traditional summer season. A full guide is available online.