Classical Music News – Royal Wedding Composer, Barbican, John Foulds

Wednesday 9th November 2011

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

The Guardian Culture Blogs

This week’s art diary

Will the BBC have to cut an orchestra, while TV’s Symphony gets a big fanfare? And an ROH malfunction leaves the sleepwalker short.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

John Foulds: the true story

Over at Slipped Disc, Norman has linked to a fascinating story from the daily mail hauling out, for Remembrance Day, the question “Whatever happened to John Foulds and his World Requiem”


Et Nova et Vetera

What makes some works more popular than others?

The Times (£)

Paul Mealor writes music that is fit for a Duke

The composer Paul Mealor has done much to make his mother proud. His music has been No 1 in the classical charts. It has also been performed at 9/11 ceremonies in New York and in front of the Queen at the royal wedding in April.

Financial Times

LSO: Voices of Light, Barbican, London.

Some silent films take on a new lease of life when they are shown in concert-halls with symphony orchestras providing a live soundtrack.