Tuesday Aug 5
In Review Ravinia Salome thmb 814
Salome and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have proved a potent combination in the past - as witness the orchestra's legendary outing with Birgit Nilsson and Georg Solti in 1974.
On An Overgrown Path
Classical music should be an agenda-free zone
In the past when classical record sales were sluggish, industry luminaries such as Walter Legge and John Culshaw sorted things out by making legendary recordings such as the Giulini Verdi Requiem and the Solti Ring .
World Orchestra for Peace, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London
Perhaps Valery Gergiev and his World Orchestra for Peace should refrain from bringing Mahler's works to the BBC Proms.