Classical Music News – 2nd June

Thursday 2nd June 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan newspapers, websites and blogs for interesting classical music news, and now we’ve decided to publish our lists so that you can get a classical music news summary each day.  If you’ve read anything interesting each day that we’ve missed do feel free to comment and let us know!


Edward Gardner interview for Simon Boccanegra

The ENO’s versatile director has more than lived up to expectations, but he’s now under pressure. Rupert Christiansen speaks to Edward Gardner.

The Arts Desk:

Set The Piano Stool on Fire

Film-maker  Mark Kidel on filming Alfred Brendel and his apprentice, Kit Armstrong.

Classical Music:

“Opera Challenge” outreach project returns to Holland Park

Opera Challenge makes 800 tickets available for Opera Holland Park’s production of Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz.

BBC Music Magazine

Nicholas Collon

BBC Music magazine meet Nicholas Collon, the newly appointed assistant conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Classic FM

The Royal Ballet travel to the O2

Barry Wordsworth, Music Director of the Royal Ballet talks to Classic FM about the challenges of putting on a production at the O2 Arena.