Classical Music News – 1st September

Thursday 1st September 2011

LA Times

Music review: ‘Powaqqatsi’ at the Hollywood Bowl 

The full title of the second film in the “Qatsi” trilogy by director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass is “Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation.” The transformation was that of the southern hemisphere in the mid ’80s.

The Telegraph

Nigel Kennedy: My plan to put Vivaldi to an electro-beat

Violinist Nigel Kennedy tells about his new mixed-genre CD – and reveals the startling update he has in store for ‘The Four Seasons’ .

The Independent

Prom 60, Fray/Netherlands RPO/Zweden (Royal Albert Hall)

Bruckner and Mahler may attract the same kind of crowd, but as characters they have nothing in common.


New productions of Janáček, Mozart and Ravel in Glyndebourne’s 2012 line-up

Olympic summer season includes revival of Jonathan Kent’s The Fairy Queen

The New Yorker

Memories of Music at Auschwitz

Alex Ross discusses Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s opera “The Passenger,” a Holocaust drama that was completed in 1968 but had its stage première only last year.