Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.
Electronic nightmares on Bluebeard’s battlements
A new production of Béla Bartók’s psychological masterpiece turns to multimedia to explore the minds of its protagonists. Jessica Duchen hears how it is being done
Gramophone Awards 2011 announced!
Record of the Year for the Pavel Haas Quartet, Dudamel is Artist of the Year
The leading violinist (presumably) turns satirist
Jessica Duchen Classical Music Blog
Lost Brahms surfaces in…Ashburton
What a scoop for the Two Moors Festival. Back in 2007 they bought a Bosendorfer, for which they’d bust many guts to raise funds, and someone dropped it during delivery (no, it wasn’t OK). Now, though, they’ve found something altogether more resilient, and it’s by Brahms.
A drunkard? An otherworldly peasant? A Nazi-favourite? Who was the real Bruckner, and why does his music polarise listeners?