Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music news.
L.A. Phil Live schedule announced
The three Los Angeles Philharmonic concert simulcasts will include a performance of Mahler’s ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ from Caracas, Venezuela.
Gok Wan: ‘Opera takes you on a journey’ – video
Gok Wan talks from Glyndebourne about what opera means to him – and why greater access to the art form means you can now enjoy it at home in your pyjamas. ‘For me, that’s exactly what opera should be,’ he says
Viktoria Mullova: from Russia in a blond wig
Viktoria Mullova fled the USSR because she hated it. The violinist tells Erica Jeal what finally returning to her homeland has meant for her music.
Tom Service: The Guardian
Why Arnold Bax will make it a Prom night to remember
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s rare performance of Bax’s work will thrill you. All you have to do is park your prejudices at the door.
Review – Simon Rattle: Schoenberg
“A mellow and warm sound, but sometimes Schoenberg’s glitter effects fail to come through as they should.”
My haunting relationship with Benjamin Britten
Janette Heffernan was the first girl to sing in the composer’s ghost opera; the start of a haunting relationship, she says.