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Obituary: Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, Composer.

Born August 19th, 1918, died January 13th, 2012.

Warner And Hrusa Quit Royal Danish Opera.

Artistic director steps down; conductor withdraws.

The Mezzo Rita Gorr Has Died Aged 85.

Born February 18th, 1926, died January 22nd, 2012.

The New Yorker

Another Victory For Another Victory For Cliché: The Best Original Scores Weren’t Nominated.

Sasha Frere-Jones considers film score snubs.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

Sergei Polunin Jumps Ship.

The Royal Ballet has put out a statement saying that Sergei Polunin has resigned with immediate effect.

Detroit Free Press via LA Times

DSO Takes Moderate Approach For 2012-2013 Season.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, still reeling from last season’s strike, has announced its 2012-13 season.

LA Times

Tchaikovsky Finalist Nigel Armstrong To Play With LA Chamber Orchestra.

Violinist Nigel Armstrong, who won fourth prize in last year’s 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition, will make his debut with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra this weekend.

Tod Machover Reveals Music’s Holistic Powers.

It turns out that not only are our ears in excellent shape, but also, 60 years later, we are finally finding encouraging confirmation that music is good for you, all of you. Music may even be our most holistic art form.

Hollywood Bowl 2012: ‘The Producers’, Juanes, ‘Rigoletto’, Liza.




(Written on January 25, 2012 )

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music news.


Are we forgetting how to talk about music?

When music discourse doesn’t get past dum-dum-dum!

The Guardian

The artists’ artist: tenors

Five leading tenors nominate who they admire most in their field

LA Times

Music review: Itzhak Perlman with the L.A. Phil at Hollywood Bowl

A certain theory of orchestral hierarchy holds that when an orchestra is conducted by a notable and respected instrumentalist, the group performs in a different, particularly sympathetic way. It’s as if the familial relations of instrumentalists warm up under such circumstances.

The New York Times

A Name for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s New Hall

The government of the Province of Quebec announced Wednesday morning that the hall will be called La Maison Symphonique de Montréal.

The Telegraph

Last Night of the Proms: Susan Bullock: ‘Rule Britannia? It’s a pig to sing’

Susan Bullock looks forward to Last Night of the Proms with Ivan Hewett .

Slipped Disc Blog

The future of Deutsche Grammophon is spelled out

The way ahead was laid out by Max Hole, chief operating officer of Universal Music, at a party celebrating the market-leading label’s move to Berlin.

(Written on September 8, 2011 )

LA Times

Music review: ‘Powaqqatsi’ at the Hollywood Bowl 

The full title of the second film in the “Qatsi” trilogy by director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass is “Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation.” The transformation was that of the southern hemisphere in the mid ’80s.

The Telegraph

Nigel Kennedy: My plan to put Vivaldi to an electro-beat

Violinist Nigel Kennedy tells about his new mixed-genre CD – and reveals the startling update he has in store for ‘The Four Seasons’ .

The Independent

Prom 60, Fray/Netherlands RPO/Zweden (Royal Albert Hall)

Bruckner and Mahler may attract the same kind of crowd, but as characters they have nothing in common.


New productions of Janáček, Mozart and Ravel in Glyndebourne’s 2012 line-up

Olympic summer season includes revival of Jonathan Kent’s The Fairy Queen

The New Yorker

Memories of Music at Auschwitz

Alex Ross discusses Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s opera “The Passenger,” a Holocaust drama that was completed in 1968 but had its stage première only last year.


(Written on September 1, 2011 )

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association today announced that Associate Conductor Lionel Bringuier, whose current position was to have ended with the 2010/11 season, will continue his relationship with the LA Phil as Resident Conductor. The new appointment, a two-year term, begins with the 2011/12 season.

Bringuier joined the LA Phil as Assistant Conductor in the 2007/08 season, and his contract was continued in the 2009/10 season, when he took on the role of Associate Conductor. He is also currently in his second season as Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in Valladolid, Spain.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, who recently announced his own contract extension with the organization through the 2018/19 centennial season of the orchestra, said, “It’s a very exciting time for our Los Angeles Philharmonic family, and to have Lionel continue with us in his new role makes me very happy. He is a wonderful colleague and creative partner.”

President and CEO Deborah Borda added, “We first met Lionel when he was 19, and we knew we’d come across a very special musician. He’s developed into an extraordinary artist, and is now in demand all over the world. In recognition of this, we are delighted that he will continue with us in this specially created new position of Resident Conductor.”

Bringuier stated, “The Los Angeles Philharmonic has allowed me to grow and develop as a musician and it’s a pleasure to extend that relationship in a place that I consider home. I’m also honored to continue to be able to work with Gustavo, and be able to learn from him.”

For more information, please visit Lionel’s new website, or contact WildKat PR or the Los Angeles Philharmonic on 213.972.34222

Lionel Bringuier talks about being the resident conductor of the LA Phil:

(Written on August 2, 2011 )