Classical Music News – 12th October

Wednesday 12th 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.

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.

Gramophone online

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.

The Guardian

How Abbado made me love Bruckner

Claudio Abbado’s Bruckner Five with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was one the great concerts of my life