Classical Music News – 16th August

Tuesday 16th August 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 Southbend Tribune

Composer bows to the outcry over ‘WTC 9/11’ cover image

For the cover of the premiere recording of his searing piece “WTC 9/11” Steve Reich selected an image of the burning World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001: a stark image of horror.

The Arts Journal 

Maestro bounces back from long sick leave

Seiji Ozawa is back in action, and on top form…

The Guardian

Skovhus/Vladar at Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh – review

Skovhus is among the world’s most uncompromising singers: anyone expecting something sedate or safe must have had an almighty shock listening to this.

The Guardian

BBC Proms 2011: Comedy Prom, Albert Hall, review

The crafty Tim Minchin proved as reassuringly middle-class as the staunchest Prom aficionado could wish at his Comedy Prom.


Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2011 – shortlists announced!

Find out which discs are competing for Recording of the Year.