Classical Music News – 18th August

Thursday 18th 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.

New York Times

Philip Glass to Write Memoir

The composer Philip Glass, 74, a pioneer of the Minimalist style of composing, has signed a contract to write a memoir, according to the publisher W.W. Norton & Company.


Nadine Livingston: New Face

This Glasgow-born soprano who won rave reviews for her performance in Verdi’s Rigoletto is coming to Edinburgh to try something a bit racier.

Jessica Duchen

Off to memory country lane

Jessica Duchen plans her return to Dartington International Summer School.

The Guardian

The Proms 2011: week four in review

This week Proms audiences put their hands together for rock-star composer Steve Reich, embraced cinematic music and gave the Spaghetti Western Orchestra a gleeful yee-hah.

The Times

Mansfield Park at Arcola

Austen’s book adapted by Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton proves to be a delectable new opera, presented at London’s hip summer opera festival, Grimeborn.