Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of this year’s BBC Young Musician, will be the subject of a BBC Four for BBC Music (1x60) documentary, Young, Gifted and Classical (working title), along with his six musically gifted brothers and sisters.

The 17-year-old cellist wowed audiences with his virtuosity this summer in the grand finale of BBC Young Musician 2016. When he went on to win, he not only won one of the most prestigious titles in classical music but also entered the history books as the first black winner of the competition.

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Shakespeare’s Globe announces its own record label
Globe Music

Bill Barclay, Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe, has announced the launch of Globe Music, a brand new record label releasing music straight from the venue’s candle-lit, indoor theatre: the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Globe Music’s first recording, Ian Bostridge and Xuefei Yang’s Songs from Our Ancestors, is released on 2 September 2016.

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Classical Opera Clare Hammond

Clare Hammond - Presteigne Festival

Acclaimed as a pianist of “amazing power and panache” (The Telegraph), Clare Hammond is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and has developed a “reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes” (BBC Music Magazine, ‘Rising Star’).

Classical Opera announces 2016/17 season

Classical Opera announces its 2016/17 season. Under the inspiring leadership of conductor and artistic director, Ian Page, the programme encompasses two staged productions, the continuation of the ground-breaking MOZART 250 series, two European tours, a return to Middle Temple Hall and the latest CD release in the company’s complete Mozart Opera Cycle.

Tomb Raider - Live

Tomb Raider - Live in Concert Music from the original epic games

Tomb Raider - Live In Concert is the official world premiere of the Tomb Raider Suite by original Tomb Raider composer Nathan McCree; a stunning collection of McCree’s themes from the iconic game, played by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and chorus conducted by Robert Ziegler.

Leila Josefowicz

Leila Josefowicz

Leila Josefowicz’s passionate advocacy of contemporary music for the violin is reflected in her diverse programmes and enthusiasm to perform new works. She frequently collaborates with leading composers and works with orchestras and conductors at the highest level around the world.

 John Adams conductor
Leila Josefowicz violin
London Symphony Orchestra


The Better Angels

of new oboe concerto by Richard Blackford from Emily Pailthorpe on Champs Hill Records

This new recording by virtuoso Emily Pailthorpe brings together one of the most famous concertos for oboe – by Richard Strauss – with a new work The Better Angels of Our Nature by Richard Blackford. Both recorded with BBC NOW under Martyn Brabbins.

Artists: Emilty Pailthorpe (oboe), BBC Symohony Orchestra, BBCSO Soloists, Martyn Brabbins

Monet to Picasso
The Batliner Collection
Albertina Vienna

The Albertina is home to one of the most important European collections of classical modernist paintings: the Batliner Collection. The works represent the core holdings of the museum’s Permanent Collection.The exhibition shows a selection of over 100 pictures in a permanent exhibit.

Egon Schiele
Leopold Museum
Self-Abandonment
& Self-Assertion

The Leopold Museum is home to the largest and most eminent Schiele collection in the world. It comprises 42 paintings and 187 works on paper by Egon Schiele (1890–1918).

The new presentation of the collection illustrates Schiele’s artistic progression through a chronological hanging of the Leopold Museum’s works.

Robert Haas
Framing Two Worlds

November 24, 2016 to March 5, 2017

Robert Haas (1898 Vienna - 1997 New York) is one of the most important representatives of photojournalism in Austria during the interwar period. Whilst working as a graphic artist he studied from 1930 to 1932, with the Gallery of the Vienna studio photographer Trude Fleischmann. In the 1930s he worked as a photographer for Austrian and international media.

The Wien Museum has recently purchase the photo estate of Robert Haas. In this exhibition his photographs are presented to the public for the first time ever on such a large scale.