Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music news.
Hearing Finnish music on its own soil, and visiting Ainola
A fight at the opera as conductor quits Italy for new role in America
Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera theatre threatens to sue New York Met for poaching world-renowned Italian conductor Fabio Luisi
The New York Times
At Monk Competition, a Sound Worth Returning To
While emulating the late Thelonious Monk is not a requirement of the international piano competition that bears his name, his trademark dissonance was on display.
Madam Butterfly, Mid Wales Opera, Theatr Hafren, Newton, review
Mid-Wales Opera’s version of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly bravely opts for a touch of kitchen-sink realism.
Not in Our Time at Cheltenham Town Hall
The spoken utterances of President George W. Bush aren’t a composer’s usual quarry when searching for texts — I can’t think why.