Classical Music News – 6th September

Tuesday 6th September 2011


Private Passions

The essence of chamber music

LA Times

Salvatore Licitra, the unexpected tenor, dies at 43

Salvatore Licitra’s singing career began just over a decade ago in Parma, Italy, and ended Monday in a Sicilian hospital, where he died at 43 of injuries from a Vespa accident 10 days ago.

The New York Times

Strike at La Scala Forces Cancellation of Vienna Staatsoper Performance

Citing “the extremes of an anti-union attitude,’’ workers at La Scala opera house in Milan have announced a strike that will cause the cancellation of a performance of Beethoven’s “Fidelio” by the Vienna Staatsoper this week.

The Telegraph

Busoni Piano Competition, Bolzano, Italy, review

Geoffrey Norris reviews the major international contest in which the 22-year-old Ukrainian Antonii Barischevsky was particularly impressive.

The Times

Rory Bremner: Orpheus in the modern world

Setting the opera in a time of sex scandals, banking crises and riots is an exciting challenge, says Rory Bremner