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The Telegraph

Mary Poppins in Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms is to feaure a Mary Poppins singalong to mark the 50th anniversary of the film’s release.

New York Times

In Final Hours, Metropolitan Opera Extends Contract Deadlines for Unions

Hours after a mediator began work Thursday evening, the Metropolitan Opera granted a temporary deadline extension.

Classic FM

Will rain force cover up of historic opera arena?

The mayor of Verona, Italy, is calling for a cover to be put over the city’s 2,000-year-old amphitheatre because unusually wet weather is ruining this summer’s programme of open-air operas.

The Guardian

Musical rarities – the hidden sides of the great composers

From scatalogical Mozart to possibly the worst music Wagner ever wrote, Tom Service unearths five pieces that rarely appear on concert programmes – perhaps for good reasons.

The Guardian

Scandal and outrage at Germany’s Bayreuth opera festival

Festival is becoming more notorious for its scandals than its music after second year of boos, jeers and insults.

La Croix

Festival d’opéra à Munich, l’excellence lyrique

Le temps d’un festival d’été, le Staatsoper de Munich confirme sa place de tout premier plan sur la scène internationale.

Vicenza Today

Viceenza, dolore e commozione per la scomparsa di Tommaso Zuccon Ghiotto

Amici, colleghi, semplici ammiratori del suo talento: sono migliaia le attestazioni di affetto nei confronti della famiglia del violinista deceduto.

Salzburger Nachrichten

Diebe stahlen aus Festspielhaus zwei Trommeln

Opfer von Dieben sind in der Nacht auf vergangenen Samstag Musiker bei den Salzburger Festspielen geworden. Unbekannte stahlen aus einem Aufbewahrungsraum des Festspielhauses zwei Trommeln, die nach Polizeiangaben mehrere tausend Euro wert sind. Der Raum war nicht versperrt, so die Polizei.

Twitter

Classic FM: @ClassicFM Baroque at the #BristolProms. More @hopeviolin photos here: http://classfm.co/eqEdFu 

BBC Proms Team: @bbcproms Tonight see Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major & Ravel on BBC Four from 7.30pm http://ow.ly/zNn8K  @BBCSO #bbcproms #Prom15 @IngridFliter

Classical Music: @ClassicalMusic_ Fiona Hyslop has written an op-ed for us about the arts in an independent Scotland. http://www.classicalmusicmagazine.org/2014/07/musicians-vote-yes-the-arts-will-thrive-in-an-independent-scotland/ … Do you disagree? Tell us why.

METOrchMusicians: ‏@METOrchestra This @SFOpera Board Member works tirelessly to introduce low-income children to opera http://bit.ly/1jUC7H8  #operaisalive #classicalmusic

GoClassical: ‏@GoClassicalUK  The Practice Vs. Talent. Are Virtuosos Born or Bred? http://wqxr.org/2Co5j  #classicalmusic

 

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Photo: Rex

 

(Written on August 1, 2014 )

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

The Independent

Street Scene, Young Vic

John Fulljames’s award-winning Opera Group production of ‘Street Scene’ reflects the brilliance and power of Kurt Weill’s ‘American’ style, says Michael Church. Rated 4/5.

The Guardian

War and the pity of war

Stravinsky sneered but the public loved it, and, nearly 50 years on, Britten’s War Requiem has lost none of its power to move us, writes Ian Bostridge

Pierre Boulez: Rebel with a cause

Pierre Boulez’s mission to change classical music has been entirely successful, but not perhaps in the way his younger self had envisaged, writes Tom Service

LPO/Jurowski – review

The real controversy last night was Vladimir Jurowski’s championship of post-Soviet Russian music – and the first half, at least, was wonderful, writes Tim Ashley

Financial Times

Weather strikes a chord with composers

Research shows that weather may have made British composers twice as likely to write music with a climate theme as their counterparts abroad. Pilita Clark reports.

The Arts Desk

Paganini’s Daemon

Christopher Nupen’s film about the first Romantic virtuoso is released on DVD. By Hilary Whitney.

(Written on September 23, 2011 )