Classical Music News – 10th August

Wednesday 10th August 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan newspapers, websites and blogs for interesting classical music news, and now we’ve decided to publish our lists so that you can get a classical music news summary each day. If you’ve read anything interesting each day that we’ve missed do feel free to comment and let us know!

Jessica Duchen

And from a place that knows true hardship and oppression

Jessica Duchen writes about the role of music in the face of violence.

The Financial Times

BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

The average age of audiences at the BBC Proms has to be among the youngest for classical music in the world, and at the weekend the average age of the performers also came down with a bump.

The Arts Journal

Breaking: BBC chief crashes out of Proms

The Proms office has just announced that Jiri Belohlavek, chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, has contracted a virus and been ordered to rest for a month.

The Guardian

Campaign launched to help labels affected by Sony warehouse fire

LabelLove raising money for indie labels who lost stock in London riots blaze that destroyed Pias distribution centre.

The New York Times

The New and the Newer; Hold the Preconceptions

Charles Wuorinen, director of this year’s Tanglewood Music Center Festival of Contemporary Music, went almost entirely with living composers.