Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.
A CD to file under “Work in progress”, writes Geoff Brown.
English Concert/Bicket/Bostridge – review
Ian Bostridge’s Ancient and Modern project at the Wigmore Hall promises, among other things, period and modern instruments in the same concert, but it opened with this purely baroque programme that resolutely represented the performer, writes George Hall.
Music review: Dudamel and Hancock in L.A. Phil Gershwin gala
Gershwin’s way, when playing the “Rhapsody,” was to dazzle by being offhand. Hancock and Dudamel went their own radically different ways, but they didn’t, perhaps, go far enough. Mark Swed reports.
A fatal attraction to fallen women
As La Traviata returns to London, Jessica Duchen wonders why opera’s routinely punished heroines get such a raw deal
The Arts Desk
Coote, Vinke, Philharmonia, Maazel, Royal Festival Hall
A great mezzo plumbs Mahler’s profound meditations; her conductor seems less engaged, says David Nice.