Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.
New York Times
Bringing Russian Soul to Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies
The conductor Valery Gergiev maintains an absurdly busy schedule. Besides his duties as the artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, he is the principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra; runs festivals in Moscow, Rotterdam, Finland and Israel; and makes guest appearances with major orchestras.
New Noseda project to champion 20th century Italian music
Musica Italiano launched at Italian Embassy in London
Norman Lebrecht Slipped Disk
Pianist launches brave assault on her ‘brutalised, corrupt’ country
The international soloist Gabriela Montero, famed for her improvisations, is about to perform her first fully-composed work, titled Ex Patria.
How Abbado made me love Bruckner
Claudio Abbado’s Bruckner Five with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was one the great concerts of my life