Classical Music News 9th September

Friday 9th 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.

Norman Lebrecht – Slipped Disk

Barenboim to open 2012 Olympics with Beethoven 9th

Roger Wright, head of the BBC Proms, announced last night that, as part of next summer’s cultural Olympics, Daniel Barenboim will conduct a complete Beethoven cycle at the 2012 Proms – culminating in a Ninth Symphony on the  night the Games begin.

Gramophone Magazine

James Levine withdraws from Met autumn season

After celebrating his 40th anniversary with the company last season, music director suffers back injury


Antonio Pappano: It’s more than just the Lone Ranger tune

Antonio Pappano tells Ivan Hewett why he’s so excited about conducting all of ‘William Tell’ at the Proms.

The Spectator

The king of Kings Place

Kings place festival is off to a great start., The Spectator talks to property developer and Founder, Peter Millican