Classical Music News – 14th September

Wednesday 14th September 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music news.

The Guardian

Christopher Maltman and Graham Johnson – review

Christopher Maltman opened the new Wigmore season with a powerhouse recital of Schiller settings by Schubert, Schuman and Liszt.


EU copyright is extended by another 20 years to 70 years

But is it good news for classical music fans?

LA Times

Gustavo Dudamel’s first recordings from Gothenburg

Gustavo Dudamel and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra: Bruckner, Sibelius, Nielsen.

Slipped Disc

Breaking: 4 players suspended from London orchestra for anti-Israel letter

Four members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra who wrote a letter to the independent calling for the Israel Philharmonic to be banned from the BBC Proms have been suspended by their board for up to nine months, the Jewish Chronicle reports.

The Telegraph

Il trittico, Royal Opera House, review

Rupert Christiansen finds the Royal Opera House’s production of Il trittico an operatic treat.

The Financial Times

Berlin Philharmonic/ Andris Nelsons, Berliner Philharmonie

Review By Shirley Apthorp

Andris Nelsons directed a somewhat odd programme with originality and aplomb, says Shirley Apthorp. He is a risk-taker who pushes things so far that they sometimes fall off the edge, but he is able to regain control in a millisecond. Though the orchestra’s surprise was at times audible, they rewarded him with a burnished tone and considerable polish.

The Telegraph

Helena Juntunen gives an operatic masterclass in rural Norfolk

Says Michael White; this was high-stakes singing, big with battering emotion and carried with a limitless expanse of voice.