15th Feb: Edward Elgar, Bruckner’s Ninth and the Dudamel-mania

Wednesday 15th February 2012

The Telegraph

The glories of Nazism and meaning what you sing

Someone asked a while ago on this blog whether it made a difference to a performer if he or she ‘believed’ the words they were singing. It is a fascinating question and the issues are complex.

Lost Edward Elgar manuscript found in council building

An Edward Elgar manuscript that dates back almost 90 years has been found in a ‘dusty’ folder in a council building.

The Independent 

Music to snooze by for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The plans for the river pageant are an embarrassment

LA Times 

Caracas diary: A sweet Mahler’s Fourth and Dudamel-mania

What doesn’t kill you will make you fat, the Venezuelans are said to joke.

The Guardian 

Preston prepares for its unique Guild

2012 is Guild year with a series of events planned to mark the rare event


Bruckner’s Ninth gains a finale in Berlin

Rattle premieres the latest edition of Bruckner’s unfinished symphony

NY Times 

Mahler Is O.K., but Gustavo, He’s Amazing