Classical Music News – 4th October

Tuesday 4th 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

Die Schöne Müllerin/Christian Gerhaher, Wigmore Hall, review

Gerhaher’s presence on the platform is quiet and modest and by being the music’s servant, he also became its master.

 The Independent

How the Royal Opera House helped a suburb find its voice

Rob Sharp visits a community choir as it takes the stage at Covent Garden

Gramophone Magazine

Nikolai Lugansky signs to Naïve

Russian pianist begins deal with a Liszt recital

Jessica Duchen Blog Spot

Its Myra Hess Day

It’s wonderful when they name a day after your musical heroine and make it an annual event. Today at the National Gallery it is Myra Hess Day.

Norman Lebrecht Slipped Disk

Tubular Bells man has died

His biggest impact was with the Mike Oldfield album that launched the Virgin label in 1973.  David Bedford orchestrated and conducted the richer-sounding album that followed two years later.

 The Guardian

How the great symphonies became our soundtrack to a changing world

This autumn the BBC will present a landmark season of TV and radio programmes to show how music has provided a rousing accompaniment to the march of history for 250 years