Classical Music News- 31st October

Monday 31st 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 Telegraph

Placido Domingo Gala, Royal Opera House.

This ‘Celebration’ of the legendary Spanish tenor Placido Domingo at the Royal Opera House seemed more like a wake, writes Rupert Christiansen.

The New York Times

Titans Clash Over a Mere Cadenza

Claudio Abbado and Hélène Grimaud’s artistic dispute led to the cancellation of several concerts they were to have performed together.

The Times

Marin Alsop: Joan of Arc is my heroine

The conductor explains why the medieval martyr inspires her – and why the number of female music directors remains low.


Roundhouse’s groundbreaking Reverb festival unveils its line-up for 2012

The Roundhouse’s annual festival of cutting-edge and contemporary classical music, reverb, has revealed its 2012 line-up, with highlights including Aurora Orchestra, Imogen Heap performing with the holst singers, and music by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.