Classical Music News- 25th October

Tuesday 25th October 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.

The Independent

How Xbox fans could save classical music

Rebecca Armstrong tunes into orchestral renditions of video game soundtracks.

The Times

Hvorostovsky/Ilja at the Barbican

The Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is certainly a hard act to upstage. Yet the Estonian pianist Ivari Ilja all but succeeded in doing just that at their latest Barbican recital.

The Times

LSO/Davis/Noseda at Lincoln Centre, New York

New York’s musical public is famously hard to impress. But three times in five days the audience at Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, surged to its feet to give a standing ovation to the London Symphony Orchestra

Gramophone Blogs

The Dvorák you don’t know- but should

Time for a focus on the rest of the quartets and symphonies.

The  Evening Standard

Castor and Pollux, ENO

No British opera company has done more to establish Handel in the modern repertoire than ENO.