Classical music news – 6th October

Thursday 6th 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.

 New York Times

Los Angeles Orchestra to Lead Youth Effort

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has seized the initiative in guiding a national teaching program based on El Sistema, the Venezuelan-based movement that weds music teaching and social work.

The Telegraph

Aisha Orazbayeva: New Face

The 25-year-old Kazakh-born violinist Aisha Orazbayeva has also just completed a film script.

The Telegraph

The mezzo-soprano Janet Baker: Why Karajan never called me again

As she receives an award recognising her extraordinary career, the great mezzo Janet Baker talks to Rupert Christiansen

The Independent

Figaro: A Marriage made in heaven

Fiona Shaw is bringing her theatrical nous to Mozart’s most famous opera. It could make for the most thrilling Figaro in years, says Jessica Duchen

Gramohone Magazine online

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2011 take place today!

Follow the announcements – as they happen!

Norman Lebrecht -Slipped Disk

Israeli orchestra drops singer because she’s female

An extraordinary story from Ashdod in Israel, where the Andalusian Orchestra has cancelled a soloist, Francoise Atlan, under pressure from Orthodox religious groups, who refuse to listen to the female voice.