A big huge tip of the hat to Tim (Rambler) Rutherford-Johnson for the notice that IMSLP is back, and that it can be found HERE. This means, for those who missed IMSLP in its first iteration, that thousands (16,000+) of scores are now available for download, for free. The International Music Score Library Project is now IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library, and because the legal issues that led to its demise have been settled, it is just incredibly heartening that so many scores and sheet music in the public domain (stress public domain) are available. And if it isn't in public domain, IMSLP has received clearance from the copyright owners for the music to be there.
Also, last Sunday's BP Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series show took a step back to last fall's concerts led by Riccardo Muti. Tasty comments from Muti are included in the broadcast with a program of Verdi, Tchaikovsky (whoa) and Scriabin. And over here is Muti talking about Prokofiev's Symphony No. 3 (scroll down). The Verdi, Tchaik and Alex will be up for six weeks. The complete archive of radio broadcasts can be found here.
Lastly, Andrew Patner has reports (and part two) from the Risør Chamber Music Festival in Norway, which is co-directed by Leif Ove Andsnes and Lars Ander Tomter. More music-focused and less of a travelogue than Andrew's usual dispatches from the festival, those writings show the mind-boggling depth of the festival. (Tetzlaff, Andsnes, Hamelin, Frederik Ullen, Nicolai Lugansky, Quasthoff, Håkan Hardenberger, Mark Bennett [because every festival needs two heroic trumpet virtuosos!!] There's also a picture of a Andsnes getting excessively friendly with a fish right here.
Don't quote me on this, but I am fairly certain that Bennett's bio is the only trumpeter bio that includes the word "whilst."