Classical Music News – 16th September

Friday 16th 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 Times

If music is suppressed, war is the only option

Richard Morrison reflects on the repercussions from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s turbulent visit to the Proms.

The Independent

A chorus straight from Auschwitz

As a lost major opera about Nazi death camps comes to London, Jessica Duchen welcomes its composer to the limelight at last.

Album Review: Toshio Hosokawal, Landscapes (ECM New Series)

Rated 5/ 5 by Andy Gill: ‘Exquisite’.


George Enescu Festival, Bucharest 1

Bucharest, capital of Romania, is about as far east in Europe as you can go before you plop into the Black Sea. It’s also, as James Jolly discovers, a veritable Mecca for great music-making.

Slipped Disc

The whole of Wagner in half a day (video)

Times are tough in Portugal, so they’re putting on the whole Ring in half a day, with just 18 players. Norman Lebrecht reports.