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The classical and jazz community in New Zealand always has lots going on and we want to share it. Who’s recording lately, who’s coming soon, what tasty new recordings are in the wind and any other comings and goings.

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Daniel Barenboim to leave La Scala in 2015
Fri, 01 Nov 2013

The Israeli-Argentine conductor to step down two years before contract expires

British Composer Awards 2013 shortlist revealed
Thu, 24 Oct 2013

The 11th British Composer Awards, honouring contemporary UK composition, take place on December 3

Riccardo Chailly to be new music director of La Scala
Fri, 18 Oct 2013

Unconfirmed reports in Italy suggest that Chailly is being lined up for the top job

Musicians at their most creative while away from their instruments
Fri, 04 Oct 2013

Research at Cambridge University casts new light on inspiration

Settling the Score
Fri, 04 Oct 2013

Vote for your favourite classical pieces!

Conductor John Hopkins, considered a giant in Australian classical music, dies age 86
Tue, 01 Oct 2013

Conductor John Hopkins, described as a giant in Australian classical music, has died in Melbourne aged 86.

Online courses: Music education for all?
Tue, 17 Sep 2013

One of the world’s most elite music academies is offering courses online – and thousands of people of different musical abilities are signing up. Can web learning make classical music accessible to all? Clemency Burton-Hill investigates.

Six of the Best… classical pieces on film
Sat, 14 Sep 2013

Film directors have long turned to the world of classical music to create atmosphere and add an extra layer of meaning to their movies – from Wagner's music in Apocalypse Now to Beethoven in A Clockwork Orange.

Philip Glass and Linz Opera: A classic combination
Sat, 07 Sep 2013

The dazzling architectural vision of Linz’s new opera house is the perfect home for Philip Glass, whose latest work, The Lost, has opened there. Clemency Burton-Hill talks vision and accessibility with both architect and composer.

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013 category winners revealed!
Tue, 27 Aug 2013

Read full reviews and listen to tracks from each of the winners

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra saved by donations exceeding £70,000
Thu, 22 Aug 2013

Successful fundraising campaign ensures the orchestra’s 2013-14 season will go ahead

Sir Kenneth Branagh named campaign patron for Hallé St Peter's
Tue, 13 Aug 2013

The actor and director lends his support to the Hallé’s new rehearsal, recording and education venue as the second phase of development begins

London’s Wigmore Hall launches new televised chamber music series
Thu, 08 Aug 2013

Performances from such artists as Marc-André Hamelin, the Takács Quartet, Sarah Connolly and Stile Antico will be broadcast on Sky Arts 2 from August 12

Recently discovered Olivier Messiaen piano work to be premiered this autumn
Wed, 31 Jul 2013

Pianist and scholar Peter Hill will perform La Fauvette Passerinette as part of Sheffield’s Music in the Round concert series

Stolen £1.2m Stradivarius violin recovered by British police
Tue, 30 Jul 2013

The instrument, dating from 1696, was taken from violinist Min-Jin Kim in 2010

Why can’t anyone improve on Stradivarius violins?
Thu, 25 Jul 2013

Why has no-one ever matched the perfection of the Italian master’s instruments? Clemency Burton-Hill investigates – and tries out one of the mythical fiddles.

A curious person’s guide to Britten
Wed, 12 Jun 2013

To celebrate 100 years since the composer’s birth, Clemency Burton-Hill recommends the best way for a casual listener to discover the magic of Britten’s music.

Classical for Every Mood
Wed, 06 Mar 2013

Take a look at a new selection of recommendations from our Classical team...

The Power of Three!!!
Fri, 08 Feb 2013

Bathe in the harmonies of Anika, Boh & Hollie...

Amazing Eleven-Year-Old NZ Soprano Releases Her Beautiful Debut Album!
Mon, 19 Nov 2012

Tayla Alexander is a young songbird with a crystal clear voice...