Classical Music News – 14th October

Friday 14th 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.

Gramophone online

Daniel Barenboim is named new head of La Scala

After six years the Italian house appoints a new director

The Guardian

Jeffrey Tate: ‘I’ve had to fight all my life’

After nearly two decades abroad, Jeffrey Tate returns to Covent Garden. So why the wait, asks Tom Service


Free opera online from the Opera House of the Year

La Monnaie, recently awarded the prestigious title of Opera House of the Year by Opernwelt magazine, is planning to stream all of this season’s productions free online.

Fast company.com

How Symphonies Grew Strong Audiences By Killing The Myth Of The Average Consumer

It turns out the secret to unlocking demand for classical music–as for most products–is discarding the Myth of the Average Customer

New York Times

Philadelphia Orchestra Management and Musicians Approve Labor Agreement

The Philadelphia Orchestra management and musicians said on Thursday that they had approved a labor agreement that represents a major step toward bringing the orchestra out of bankruptcy court

The Telegraph

Il Volo: The boys who tempt teens to love opera

Italian pop-opera trio Il Volo have taken America by storm. Adam Sweeting reports