Classical Music News – 22nd September

Thursday 22nd 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.


HJ Lim signs exclusive deal with EMI Classics

Pianist found wide following through internet. By Mark Seow.

New York Times

Maestro’s Injury Ignites Game of Musical Chairs

A man falls in Vermont. Classical music shudders.

The effects of James Levine’s accident this month and his replacement as conductor at the Metropolitan Opera have rippled across two continents. By Daniel J. Wakin.

The Telegraph

Sir Paul McCartney ballet premieres in New York

Former Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney writes his first original orchestral score for dance.

BBC Radio 3 hits all the wrong notes

The corporation should maintain its commitment to serious classical music, says Max Davidson.

The Times

Philharmonia/Hall at the Festival Hall, London SE1

An evening called ‘The Best of British’ celebrated 200 years of popular choral, orchestral and film music published by Novello. Hilary Finch reports.

Slipped Disc

Does the soprano voice change with ovulation?

Researchers in Germany have been working on the age-old legend that sopranos have their monthly ups and downs. Norman Lebrecht reports.