Classical Music News – 8th September

Thursday 8th September 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music news.


Are we forgetting how to talk about music?

When music discourse doesn’t get past dum-dum-dum!

The Guardian

The artists’ artist: tenors

Five leading tenors nominate who they admire most in their field

LA Times

Music review: Itzhak Perlman with the L.A. Phil at Hollywood Bowl

A certain theory of orchestral hierarchy holds that when an orchestra is conducted by a notable and respected instrumentalist, the group performs in a different, particularly sympathetic way. It’s as if the familial relations of instrumentalists warm up under such circumstances.

The New York Times

A Name for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s New Hall

The government of the Province of Quebec announced Wednesday morning that the hall will be called La Maison Symphonique de Montréal.

The Telegraph

Last Night of the Proms: Susan Bullock: ‘Rule Britannia? It’s a pig to sing’

Susan Bullock looks forward to Last Night of the Proms with Ivan Hewett .

Slipped Disc Blog

The future of Deutsche Grammophon is spelled out

The way ahead was laid out by Max Hole, chief operating officer of Universal Music, at a party celebrating the market-leading label’s move to Berlin.