Classical Music News – 25th August

Thursday 25th August 2011

Norman Lebrecht

Are these the year’s most striking record covers? Or the most retrograde…

The Leipzig artist Neo Rauch was so captivated by Riccardo Chailly’s Mahler cycle that he went home and produced covers for the forthcoming ACCENTUS Music DVD releases. 

The Independent

Mozart’s Don Giovanni, OperaUpClose, Soho Theatre

Fired by the Olivier-winning success of their miniature ‘Boheme’ last year, OperaUpClose present their new production of Don Giovanni.


Dartington International Summer School

Making music and friends (and enjoying food!) in Devon

The Times

Valery Gergiev on the new Mariinsky Opera 

Never mind the mad plot, Edinburgh is about to witness a spectacular production of Die Frau ohne Schatten

The Telegraph

BBC Proms 2011: The Proms’ hooray for Hollywood

John Wilson’s celebrations of music from the movies have been among the biggest hits at the festival. He talks to Adam Sweeting