Written on: September 13, 2011
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Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music news.

Gramophone

At home with Sibelius

Hearing Finnish music on its own soil, and visiting Ainola

The Guardian

A fight at the opera as conductor quits Italy for new role in America

Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera theatre threatens to sue New York Met for poaching world-renowned Italian conductor Fabio Luisi

The New York Times

At Monk Competition, a Sound Worth Returning To

While emulating the late Thelonious Monk is not a requirement of the international piano competition that bears his name, his trademark dissonance was on display.

The Telegraph

Madam Butterfly, Mid Wales Opera, Theatr Hafren, Newton, review

Mid-Wales Opera’s version of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly bravely opts for a touch of kitchen-sink realism.

The Times

Not in Our Time at Cheltenham Town Hall

The spoken utterances of President George W. Bush aren’t a composer’s usual quarry when searching for texts — I can’t think why.

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