Classical Music News – 22nd August

Monday 22nd 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 L.A. Times

Leonard Slatkin survives crises with baton in hand

The conductor has had a rough couple of years but remains steady. He leads the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl this week.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music News 

Double Brahmsfest: Haitink and Abbado go head to head

Another Friday, another Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 given at a great music festival by legendary performers.

 The New York Times

Stravinsky’s Catalog Yields Tasty Plums

The Mostly Mozart Festival’s secondary focus on Stravinsky this summer has been a hit, no doubt because the most frequently heard of his works have largely been bypassed in favor of worthy scores that are not programmed continuously through the season.

The L.A. Times

Critic’s Notebook: Yuja Wang, dressed to kill

The stylish pianist made her outfit serve the music at the Hollywood Bowl.

The Guardian

The Turn of the Screw live from Glyndebourne – discussion

The Guardian and Glyndebourne streamed The Turn of the Screw live on 21 August. If you missed the live stream, the performance will be available on demand from 22 August until 12 September.