Classical Music News – 5th August

Friday 5th 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!

The Independent: Miracle Maestro – Gustavo Dudamel brings music from Venezuela’s slums to the Proms

Classical music needed a superhero: then, out of the impoverished urban sprawls of Venezuela, emerging from a legendary music education scheme known as El Sistema, along bounced Gustavo Dudamel.

The Guardian: Backstage no longer – Frank Bridge at the Proms

It was as Britten’s teacher that Frank Bridge is best remembered, less so for his haunting music – an oversight that Proms director Roger Wright aims to fix.

Scotsman: Melvyn Tan at the Edinburgh Fringe 

Pianist Melvyn Tan’s Edinburgh International Festival performance will be a blend of old and new as he compares the structure of Scarlatti and John Cage – whose instructions for piano tuning are a little unconventional.

Royal Albert Hall: Stellar musical line-up announced for Spirit of London Awards

The Spirit of London Awards celebrates and shines a spotlight on young people who are making a positive difference in London.