Classical Music News – 5th September

Monday 5th September 2011

The Telegraph

I don’t hate Bach

I suppose the only way to avoid being misunderstood in print is to avoid writing anything at all.


Three Years of Kings Place

As Kings Place prepares for its fourth festival, its founder reflects on the highs and lows of the launching a new arts space

The Arts Desk

BBC Proms: Missa Solemnis, LSO, Davis

Sir Colin Davis: his Beethoven speaks of many decades of exploration and understanding

The Guardian

Top classical picks for autumn

The Leipzig Gewandhaus descend on London for all nine Beethoven symphonies, ENO goes French baroque with Castor and Pollux, and Glasgow gets minimal

Los Angeles Times

Music review: Juanjo Mena and Labeques at the Hollywood Bowl

There is a moment in Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos, which Katia and Marielle Labèque played at the Hollywood Bowl Thursday night, that is stunningly other.

The Telegraph

Radio 3 is getting out of tune with its audience

The row over the new schedules shows how the station is edging ever nearer to the comfortable banality of Classic FM.

The Times

Is there a cure for being tone deaf?

After a lifetime of mangling tunes, Sathnam Sanghera sought advice. Is he actually tone deaf and is there a cure?