Classical Music News – 23rd August

Tuesday 23rd 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.

BBC Music Magazine

Interview: David Aaron Carpenter

The brilliant violinist speaks about his new Paganini-inspired CD.

The Financial Times

Review: Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Robin Ticciati – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

On Sunday, classical music entered the same orbit as the “east meets west” theme that dominates the Edinburgh Festival’s 2011 programme.

The Guardian

Review: BBC Singers/London Sinfonietta/Atherton – Cadogan Hall, London

There’s plenty of contemporary music in the short series of Saturday Proms matinees, and the programme shared by the BBC Singers and London Sinfonietta and conducted by David Atherton, included both UK and world premieres.

The Independent

Lucerne is a classical festival of the first water

If you stand on Lucerne’s covered bridge, blinking out at the ultimate in lake-and-mountains landscape, you’re in good company. This rarified corner of Switzerland has long been a magnet for musical greats.

The Telegraph

Review: Utopia Ltd – Opera House, Buxton 

Rupert Christiansen was delighted to see Gilbert and Sullivan’s penultimate collaboration Utopia Ltd back on stage for the first time since 1975.