The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 2, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 2, 2012.
By United Press International

British list 'Lark Ascending' top classic

LONDON, April 10 (UPI) -- It may not be "Roll over Beethoven" time just yet but it definitely is out the backdoor for Bach when it comes to British classical music tastes.

Economist in, composer out on British bill

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- The visage of long-ago economist Adam Smith graces the 20-pound British note issued Tuesday -- the first time a Scot has appeared on a Bank of England note.

Britons ignorant about classical music

LONDON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Most Britons don't know that one of their country's famed musicians, Edward Elgar, was English, or much more about classical music.

Brits reveal ignorance of classical music

LONDON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- More than half of 1,183 respondents to a British poll knew little about classical music, but the same amount said more should be taught in school.

Prom to mark Queen's milestone

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth will attend a musical extravaganza marking the 50th anniversary of her coronation Wednesday, the BBC reported.