Classical Music News 10th October

Monday 10th October 2011

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

Classical Music Magazine Online

Academy of St Martin in the Fields begins first season under Joshua Bell

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields starts its 2011/12 season at Kings Place on 14 October in an all-Mozart programme conducted by former principal flautist Jaime Martin.

The Telegraph

Music and table tennis ping into action at 2012 Olympics

Cultural Olympiad will feature ‘New Music 20×12’ – 20 new compositions each lasting 12 minutes and each with a sporting theme.

The Telegraph

The genius and the silence of Janet Baker

Dame Janet Baker, who has just won a Lifetime Achievement award, stunned music lovers when she quit in her prime.

The Independent

Yannick Nezet-Seguin: Watch my face, hear the music

Rapt audiences say that the young French-Canadian’s ultra-physical conducting style actually helps them listen. He talks to Edward Seckerson about life lessons, honesty – and his four-orchestra family

The Guardian

Britten and Rostropovich: history in the making

The chance discovery of a long-lost film in a Russian archive led John Bridcut to unspool a remarkable connection between two musical greats – Benjamin Britten and Mstislav Rostropovich