Classical Music News – 31st August

Wednesday 31st August 2011

BBC Music Magazine

Too much emphasis on recordings?

Nick Shave asks what’s happened to the traditional concert experience

LA Times

Technology is infringing on classical music

Invite smartphones and iPads into the music hall? That overlooks the point that a concert is a chance to untie the digital umbilical cord and replace it with chords that resonate.

The Telegraph

Edinburgh 2011: Orlando Paladino, Usher Hall

This Haydn performance made up in style what it lacked in substance.

The Guardian

Classical Machynlleth festival: Haffner Wind Ensemble – review

That Janáček in old age could write music so life-affirming seems miraculous; the intensity with which the Haffner players invested their playing suggested they felt as much, writes Rian Evans

The Times

On-screen opera: when do I clap?

As performances are increasingly transmitted live to cinemas, a dilemma raises its head: is it OK to applaud?