Classical Music News – 12th August

Friday 12th 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!

LA Times

Music Review: Joshua Bell with the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl

Culture Monster’s Richard S. Ginell reviews Bell’s renditions of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ and Tchaikovsky’s ‘Serenade for Strings’ at the Hollywood Bowl.

The Telegraph

BBC Proms: The Man who Made Psycho Even Scarier

Bernard Herrmann, a film composer born 100 years ago, is the star of the film music Prom says Ivan Hewitt.

The Independent

True fans know the score on cinematic composers

Writers of film music are unjustly ignored, says Jessica Duchen, ahead of a Proms celebration of their work.

BBC News

Video: Priceless Silent Movie music found

Library clearout discovers trove of priceless Silent Movie scores.

Southbank Centre

The greatest video games to be performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra

The LPO due to perform a concert of the best-loved themes from the history of computer and video games.

The Telegraph

Artistic or merely acrobatic? The Guangdong’s Acrobatic Troupe’s ‘Swan Lake’

Stephen Hough considers the upcoming performance from China’s most daring ballet company.

The Guardian

In Praise of… Steve Reich

“His work using looped taped voices was not only original but created stunning, fluid sounds which still impress.”