• 26-29 MAY 2021


Classical:NEXT - digital content

Classical:NEXT provides news and digital content year-round:



A collection of interesting...



[in English]

The famous and influental classical music magazine - CD reviews since 1923 - Contact

BBC Music Magazine
Reports and reviews of the BBC music magazine editors - Contact

International Arts Manager magazine
News from the performing arts world - Contact

The Guardian / classical music and opera
The classical section of the British newspaper (also see below under Blogs!).

Wordless Music
Wordless Music is devoted to the idea that the sound worlds of classical and contemporary instrumental music – in genres such as indie rock and electronic music – share more in common than conventional thinking might suggest.

Avant Music News
Since 2003, Avant Music News has been the daily source of new about weird, non-mainstream, complex music.

I care if you listen
A magazine about new classical music, art, and technology.

The New York Times / music
(American) newspaper

The journal of music
publishes in-depth writing on musical life and connects readers to the musical life around them.

The Telegraph / classical music
(British) newspaper

Arts reviews, news and interviews

npr music - classical
NPR Music launched in November 2007 to present public radio music programming and original editorial content for music discovery. (see also the NPR deceptive cadence blog below).

Classical Music Magazine
Classical Music Magazine is the authoritative voice of the classical music profession, offering a behind-the-scenes approach to a fast changing industry.

New York's Classical Music Radio Station

Q2 Music
Online web station devoted to contemporary classical music

The Berkshire Review
International journal for the arts

International Record Review
It is a magazine for those who know their music, but who are prepared to be further enlightened, and who want up-to-date, authoritative comment on the vast number of new and historical classical recordings being released world-wide.

Musik Week
An important magazine for the whole music business scene

[in German]

The magazine for making music

Schweizer Musikzeitung
The Suisse Monthly magazine for musical questions informs in German, French and sporadically in Italian about cultural, education policy and pedagogical issues with a focus on classical music. Visit the website in French

Crescendo – The premium magazine for classical music and lifestyle stands for the appreciation of opera, concerts, classical music, jazz, and culture.

The website concerti.de with costumized online content functions as the nationwide base for classical music dates in 12 metropolitan areas with over 30.000 entries and a Festivalguide with portraits and dates of European festivals - Contact

The world's only magazine specializing in chamber music.

Fono Forum
Germany's oldest Classical Music Magazine. Classical Music, Jazz and HiFi since 1956 - Contact

Klassik Heute
Web portal for classical music

Portal with broad information on classical music, industry news, contact directory etc... - Contact

Portal for classical music

Everything that`s relevant in the German music industry - Contact

The other German music industry paper - Contact

News portal for classical music with a focus on music education and audience development

neue musik zeitung
German music magazine of ConBrio - numerous reviews and institutional music world news

Piano News
All about piano music, the biggest one in German language.

Codex Flores
Suisse online magazine

Magazine about classical music and Jazz

Van Magazin
Magazine for classical music culture

[in French]

French music magazine which focuses on classical music,especially classical music recordings and hi-fi - Contact

Writings of critic Séverine Garnier on contemporary aspects of the French classical music world (Bordeaux, Paris and beyond).

Revue Musicale Suisse
The Suisse Monthly magazine for musical questions informs in German, French and sporadically in Italian about cultural, education policy and pedagogical issues with a focus on classical music. 

[in Italian]

Il giornale della musica
Since 1985, il giornale della musica is a monthly italian magazine which focuses on classical music, jazz, pop and world - Contact

[in Portuguese]

Website about Brazilian cultural sector.

Viva Música!
VivaMúsica! is a Brazilian communication company dedicated to triggering and fostering interest for classical music. Along with a blog and publications Viva Música features a powerful Brazilian network for innovative classical music institutions, festivals etc. and organizes the Brazilien "Classical Music Day" (5 March).


PROJECTS / networks

CLASS - the Association of Classical Independents in Germany is an alliance of independent record manufacturers and distributors from the fields of classical music, world music and jazz.

C:N NET is the online professionals' forum for classical music - a year-round database and virtual trade fair of Classical:NEXT.

IMZ International Music + Media Centre
The IMZ is the global association for all those involved in any aspect of audio-visual music and dance. Its 170+ members include broadcasters; performing arts companies and venues; programme producers and distributors; record and DVD labels; cinema and new media specialists: all the participants in the creation and dissemination of music in the media - Contact

ABO - Association of British Orchestras
The ABO is the national body representing the collective interests of professional orchestras, youth ensembles and the wider classical music industry throughout the UK.

Classique First!
Classique first is a website and conference dedicated to inform you on the lastest news about the French market and French artists around the world.

Contemporary Classical Music Database
Leading Innovative & Colorful Initiative Embracing European Contemporary Art Music Scene

Culture360.org aims to stimulate the cultural engagement between Asia and Europe and enhance greater understanding between the two regions.

IAMA - International Artist Managers' Association
The International Artist Managers' Association (IAMA) - is the only worldwide association for classical music artist managements. It is dedicated to serving all its members' needs including Affiliate and Group members and it strives to raise professional standards in the business of music.

Petrucci Music Library

ISPA is a global network of more than 400 leaders in the performing arts with representation from more than 185 cities and all regions of the globe.

Petrushka Project
The Petrushka Project is an unprecedented international live concert and commissioning initiative presented by Schott Music.

The Opera Platform
A project for those who love opera and those who want to hear more. Livestreams and archives operas every month, with subtitles in six languages.

[in Norwegian]

Organization for concert arrangers in Norway



Check out the "Big list of Classical Music Blogs"

[in English]

The Guardian / classical music blogpost

Tom Service on classical blog / The Guardian

The Rest Is Noise
The famous blog of Alex Ross from The New Yorker

Alex Ambrose on Q2 Music
Journalist Alex Ambrose's online work on Q2 Music

Jessica Duchen's blog (JDCMB)
Jessica Duchen's Classical Music & Ballet Blog

Slipped disc by Norman Lebrecht
Taking the spin out of the classical record industry, and more.

WildKat PR
WildKat PR is a boutique, full service, public relations agency specialising in classical and contemporary music, and lifestyle brands.

Enartete Musik by Gavin Plumley
Cultural journal

David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
News blog about classical music

An in-depth classical music blog

deceptive cadence
NPR open space for discussion, discovery, music listening and news.

Dennis Wu
Blogging classical music in Hong Kong

La Folle Journée de Nantes le blog
Blog about "La Folle Journée", the French annual classical music festival held in Nantes. It is the largest classical music festival in France.

Opera Today
Created in 2004, Opera Today is regarded as a leading web site relating to opera and vocal music. The site provides reviews of current performances, recordings and books, interviews of performers, commentary and links to recent news items. Opera Today endeavors to be an indispensable resource for opera lovers.

Your gateway to the classical music and opera world in Asia & more, with inside stories from Rudolph Tang. - Contact

Music videos and documentaries

Classical Dark Arts
An alternative blog, podcast and mailing list by cellist and radio producer Will Roseliep.

[in German]

bad blog of musick
Blog of composer Mortiz Eggert. Continuation of "Bad Boy-Reihe" of "neue musikzeitung"

Themes and news about German theatres, about international opera and acting scene, dance, ballett and performance.

beckmesser by Max Nyffeler is a Website for new music and music critics.

the listener
A German blog for classical music and more since 2003

Van Magazin – Blog
Blog for classical music culture

[in Norwegian]

Blog of Klassisk
Blog with concert suggestions of Klassisk (see above under Projects/Networks)


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Classical:NEXT YouTube channel

videos on musical problems: Joachim Kaiser's classical music lore

Classical Clips
ClassicalClips.com is a growing and improving database of classical music videos and biographies from various sources around the web.