Classical Music News – 13th June

Monday 13th June 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!


How Manchester inspired far more than Mahler

Norman Lebrecht discusses Mahler’s link with Manchester.

The Sunday Times

Blooming Spectacular

An article by Hugh Canning about Garsington Opera’s new and improved venue.


Nico Muhly’s tale of Two Boys – don’t expect Facebook – the Opera

Tom Service on ENO’s new opera about the dangers of the internet.

The best way to improve an orchestra? Get rid of the bloke with the baton

Spira Mirabilis perform without a conductor at Aldeburgh this week.

Financial Times

Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK

Reviews by Andrew Clark of Aldeburgh concerts.


Pierre Boulez: Ray of light or Lord of the Dark Side?  Discuss

Michael Church on the ‘ruling tyrant’ of classical music.

Classical Music

Cardiff Singer of the World 2011 begins today

The biannual event attracts contestants from around the world.

New creative team takes shape at Royal Opera as John Fulljames appointed to assist Kaspar Holten

Fulljames takes the role as associate director of Opera from September.


The old days – good or bad?

Mark Wigglesworth asks if past performance should guide the future.