Classical Music News – 23rd September

Friday 23rd 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.

The Independent

Street Scene, Young Vic

John Fulljames’s award-winning Opera Group production of ‘Street Scene’ reflects the brilliance and power of Kurt Weill’s ‘American’ style, says Michael Church. Rated 4/5.

The Guardian

War and the pity of war

Stravinsky sneered but the public loved it, and, nearly 50 years on, Britten’s War Requiem has lost none of its power to move us, writes Ian Bostridge

Pierre Boulez: Rebel with a cause

Pierre Boulez’s mission to change classical music has been entirely successful, but not perhaps in the way his younger self had envisaged, writes Tom Service

LPO/Jurowski – review

The real controversy last night was Vladimir Jurowski’s championship of post-Soviet Russian music – and the first half, at least, was wonderful, writes Tim Ashley

Financial Times

Weather strikes a chord with composers

Research shows that weather may have made British composers twice as likely to write music with a climate theme as their counterparts abroad. Pilita Clark reports.

The Arts Desk

Paganini’s Daemon

Christopher Nupen’s film about the first Romantic virtuoso is released on DVD. By Hilary Whitney.