Classical Music News – 15th September

Thursday 15th 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 Telegraph

A new 9/11 anniversary oratorio: and against the odds, it works

Not in Our Time is a terrific piece whose textual content may cause choirs and audiences to think: is this for us? Emphatically it is. And now it ought to come to London, thinks Michael White.

The Guardian

Let the classical music stream forth – online

Surely it’s time opera houses and concert halls threw open their gilded doors and made classical music available to the world? So asks Tom Service.

Slipped Disc

Where are the Big Beast violinists?

Norman Lebrecht asks why it is that no violinist today enjoys genuine world fame.

The Times

David Pountney and the Holocaust opera

The Welsh National Opera has veered between mediocrity and magnificence. David Pountney will steady the ship, says Richard Morrison.

The great Covent Garden costume sale

It’s impossible not to come away star-struck, says Emma Pomfret.