Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music news.
Christopher Maltman opened the new Wigmore season with a powerhouse recital of Schiller settings by Schubert, Schuman and Liszt.
But is it good news for classical music fans?
Gustavo Dudamel and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra: Bruckner, Sibelius, Nielsen.
Four members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra who wrote a letter to the independent calling for the Israel Philharmonic to be banned from the BBC Proms have been suspended by their board for up to nine months, the Jewish Chronicle reports.
Rupert Christiansen finds the Royal Opera House’s production of Il trittico an operatic treat.
The Financial Times
Review By Shirley Apthorp
Andris Nelsons directed a somewhat odd programme with originality and aplomb, says Shirley Apthorp. He is a risk-taker who pushes things so far that they sometimes fall off the edge, but he is able to regain control in a millisecond. Though the orchestra’s surprise was at times audible, they rewarded him with a burnished tone and considerable polish.
Says Michael White; this was high-stakes singing, big with battering emotion and carried with a limitless expanse of voice.