Something for the weekend!
What they've said…
‘It’s taken me 30 years to write 100 songs, so I’m kind of jealous.’
Sting on the composer Robert Schumann, who wrote around 100 songs in one year
The CD covers that seemed like a good idea at the time:
Through the letterbox this week: one in the eye for flautist Agata Igras-Sawicka
It shouldn't happen to a piano…
A smashing clip showing what MIT students get up to in their spare time. Take a look at our 'It shouldn't happen to a piano…' features online and in the July magazine for more piano horrors…
On air and screen
Cardiff Singer of the World kicks off this Saturday, with 25 singers selected from around the world heading to Wales to compete. Presenters Petroc Trelawny and Josie D'Arby will be previewing this year's competition on BBC Two this Saturday at 4.30pm. Then throughout the week there will be the chance to follow the competition on Radio 3 in Lunchtime Concert and on BBC Four in the evenings.
We've been enjoying the sunshine this week at BBC Music Magazine. But which classical work best captures the mood of summer? We've put together a list of music that sums up the summer spirit for us, including 'Summer' from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, played here by Sarah Chang. Vote for your favourite in our poll!