Classical music news – 5th October

Wednesday 5th 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.

Classical Music Magazine

LSO and Sage Gateshead succeed in bids to digital development fund

The eight winning bids for the Digital Research and Development Fund for Arts and Culture, launched in June this year, have been announced. They include bids led by the London Symphony Orchestra (£67,270) and The Sage Gateshead (£57,397).

Elgar museum launches appeal to ‘ensure future and development’

The Elgar Birthplace Museum near Worcester is to launch an appeal next month with £1m as its ultimate goal, writes Simon Tait

The Guardian

Sound of silence: the music education plan that time forgot

We’re still waiting for the government’s response to the Henley review on music in schools. So let’s make some noise says Tom Service

Norman Lebrecht, Slipped Disk

Will conductors ever learn?

Norman’s had a head-to-head yesterday on WQXR with Anne Midgette of the Washington Post and Jesse Rosen of the Symphony League as to whether maestros can overcome past conduct and evolve into a more user-friendly species.  Listen to the discussion online.