Classical Music News – 3rd August

Wednesday 3rd August 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan newspapers, websites and blogs for interesting classical music news, and now we’ve decided to publish our lists so that you can get a classical music news summary each day. If you’ve read anything interesting each day that we’ve missed do feel free to comment and let us know!

Edward Gardner: Mahler, the Proms and me 
Edward Gardner speaks to Richard Morrison on his upcoming performance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra of Brahms and Malher.

Opera on a shoestring hits the right notes.
Short, cheap and sung in English, shoestring opera is theatre’s newest sensation, as Emma Pomfret reports.

Watch pianist Khatia Buniatishvili in concert in Verbier – free!
Full concert available to watch free on the BBC Music Magazine website until 9 August.

Can I, did I, should I wear a hat to record Chopin Waltzes?
Pianist Stephen Hough showcases his ‘film noir’ look for the Telegraph video blog.

Write your review of almost any album ever released
On the Guardian website, you can now review or star rate more than 3 million albums – or add any record to your list of favourites.