Classical Music News 24th August 2011

Wednesday 24th August 2011

The New York Times


For Liszt, Experimentation Was a Form of Greatness


Anthony Tommasini discusses whether Liszt could be one of the Top 10 musicians in history.


The Guardian


Review: George Michael


An emotional Michael is back on song with Symphonica tour, which sees him working with orchestras to reinterpret his songs.


The Evening Standard


Review: BBC Symphony Orchestra / Dausgaard


Composers don’t often get the chance to write a piano concerto these days but Kevin Volans has written three, the latest of which had its first performance last night.


The Times


Music and Politics


Should Gergiev be condemned for playing in South Ossetia?


Classical FM


Royal Opera House’s Massive Costume Sale


The Royal Opera House has announced that it will sell more than 1500 costumes from past productions no longer in its repertoire, in a sale to support its future work.