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Last Wigmore Hall Concert of the Century
Schubert Songs from Schwanengesang; Auf der Strom; Piano Sonata D960; Arpeggione Sonata; String Quintet D956. Steven Isserlis, Levon Chilingirian, Stephanie Gonley, Garfield Jackson, David Waterman, John Mark Ainsley, Roger Vignoles and Stephen Hough. Wigmore Hall, 30th December 1999

Schnittke at Goldsmiths College and Wigmore Hall, December 1999
Irina Schnittke (piano) and Ivan Ivashkin (cello) with choir and instrumentalists

Berlioz The Childhood of Christ
LSO & Chorus with soloists cond. Sir Colin Davis. The Barbican 19 December 1999

David Starobin (guitars) with George Crumb (percussion) Wigmore Hall 13 December
Tom Kerstens (guitars) Purcell Room 14 December
History of the Jazz Trumpet (Park Lane Group) Queen Elizabeth Hall 14 December
Piano Circus (BMIC 'Cutting Edge' series) The Warehouse, SE1 16 December

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor) & Graham Johnson (piano) French song Wigmore Hall, 15 December 1999

Louis Andriessen M is for Man, Music, Mozart and De Tijd  BBC Symphony Orchestra cond. Martyn Brabbins, with New London Children's Chorus  The Barbican, 10 December 1999

The Galliard Ensemble Purcell Room. 7 December 1999

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Rex Ingram's film with music by Carl Davis/Nic Raine LPO conducted by Carl Davis. Royal Festival Hall, 12 12 1999

Bach and his Contemporaries King's Consort, Robert King director, with singers  Wigmore Hall 9 December 1999.

The Beggars' Opera Broomhill Opera directed by Jonathan Miller, music arranged by Jonathan Lloyd; musical director Charles Hazelwood. Wilton's Music Hall, 7 December 1999.

Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Zimmermann: Photoptosis; Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy
Kyung Wha-Chung (violin); London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ingo Metzmacher (conductor) Royal Festival Hall Thursday 9 December 1999

Warsaw Autumn Festival 99

Dutilleux The Shadows of Time & Bruckner 7th Symphony LPO cond. Kurt Masur at the Royal Festival Hall, 4 December 1999.

Lars Vogt (piano) Wigmore Hall, 5 December 1999

Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, with soloists, cond. Sir Colin Davis. Barbican 5 December 1999 (also 8 & 11, and 9 December on R3)


OPERA ROUND-UP Handel's Rinaldo at the Barbican (17 November 1999) and Alcina at the Coliseum (29 November 1999); Britten's Peter Grimes, also at the Coliseum (30 November)



Arditti Quartet, Avanti and Ensemble Recherche in Huddersfield.

National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia Victoria Hall, Halifax 26 November 1999

Joanna MacGregor, piano & Andrew Stones, digital projections Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. 17 November 1999

Chausson Centenary Philippe Graffin (violin), Jeremy Menuhin (piano) and the Chilingirian Quartet. Wigmore Hall, 16 November 1999

Gluck Alceste (Paris version, 1776) starring Anne Sophie van Otter, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. The Barbican, 26 October and Radio 3, 13 November

Cornelius Cardew: Treatise (excerpt) Morton Feldman: Why Patterns Music Projects/London (Richard Bernas) BMIC at The Warehouse. Thursday 11 November 1999

Artur Pizarro (piano) Copland, Gershwin, Griffes & Barber Wigmore Hall, 12 November 1999

Mauricio Kagel Music of the Bizarre South Bank Centre 13 Oct. & 2 Nov. '99.London Sinfonietta cond. Oliver Knussen and Reinbert de Leeuw, with soloists.

Musica Transalpina Celebration of Italian Music at the Royal College of Organists Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini (5 & 6 November) and Francesco Cera (11 November) St Andrew's Church, Holborn.

DVORAK CHAMBER MUSIC at Queen Elizabeth Hall 7 November 1999
Florestan Trio, Members of Vellinger Quartet etc., Helene Wold & Hilary Summers (singers) with Eugene Asti (piano)

John Corigliano: A Dylan Thomas Trilogy Royal Festival Hall, London, Saturday 6 November 1999, Patrick Burrowes,treble John Daszak, tenor William Dazeley, baritone BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra Leonard Slatkin, conductor

City of London Sinfonia (Richard Hickox, conductor) at the Barbican, November 6th 1999: Nicholson stramash; Osborne oboe concerto (Nicholas Daniel); Berkeley cello concerto; Tavener the protecting veil (Steven Isserlis)

BMIC at The Warehouse (the cutting edge) Thursday 4th November 1999 Opus 20, director Scott Stroman: Cashian, Keeling and Hämeeniemi

Galina Ustvolskaya and the Piano

FIBONACCI at St John's, Smith Square, November 2nd 1999

Double Image at St John's Smith Square, November 1999.


David Pyatt horn Martin Jones piano South Bank Centre 28 October 1999

DRACULA Tod Browning's film (1931) with live music by Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet. Royal Festival Hall 23 October 1999

MAGGINI QUARTET with PETER DONOHOE (Boesch, Brahms and Tchaikowsky) Wigmore Hall, 28 October 1999

PENDERECKI 2nd cello concerto and UK premiere of 5th symphony at The Barbican 24 October 1999

Skalkottas: String Quartets 3 & 4 / Five Greek Dances New Hellenic Quartet The Hellenic Centre, London Friday 22 October 1999

Two reports from pianoworks'99 (Stephen Coombs, Frederic Chiu, Piers Lane, Vladimir Ovchinikov, Artur Pizarro, Jonathan Plowright and Kathryn Stott) Blackheath Halls, London SE3, 20 -24 October 1999

Ivor Gurney's Songs and Poems Ian Partridge (tenor) & Jennifer Partridge (piano) with actors.South Bank Centre 31st October 1999

Max Black at Lyric Hammersmith 29 October 1999

IAN PACE at bmic, The Warehouse 28th October

GEMINI at Goldsmiths Simon Limbrick (percussion) 27 October 1999

Federation of Recorded Music Societies West Midlands Region Conference Birmingham and Midland Institute October 23rd 1999

THE BEGGAR'S OPERA Cardboard Citizens and the Baylis Programme at English National Opera; Bridewell Theatre, London: 30 September to 23 October 1999


Schubert Quartet D810 and Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues Op 87 and Piano Quintet Joanna MacGregor with the Brodsky Quartet Cabot Hall, Canary Wharf E 14, 14 October 1999

2 PIANOS 4 HANDS Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt Comedy Theatre, London, 12 October 1999

HANDEL La Resurrezione The English Consort/Trevor Pinnock at The Barbican Centre 6 October 1999

Tosca and Nabucco Chisinau National Opera at Dartford and Kensington (Orchard Theatre, Dartford 8 February and Royal Albert Hall 11 October 1999)

Paul Simmonds (Pedal Clavichord) BCS Recital at Art Worker's Guild, London, 9 October 1999

Zemlinsky Es war einmal... RFH 6th October 1999; BBCSO cond. Sir Andrew Davis, with soloists.

HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA (flute) and SHIV KUMAR SHARMA (santoor) with guests at the Barbican Centre, 1st October 1999


the cutting edge (bmic at the warehouse, waterloo) thursdays 30th september to 16th december 1999


MUSICA99 Strasbourg 18 September to 2 October 1999

BEETHOVEN Quartet Cycle at The Space

Barbara Bonney with Malcolm Martineau at Wigmore Hall Goethe 250 Recital 9 September 1999 Master Class 10 Sept

Giles Swayne: Havoc  BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall  8 September 1999

STRAUSS at the Proms 8 September 1999

PARADISE LOST Hespèrion XX at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5 September 1999

SHEWES, REVELS and A NOBLE NOYSE Queen Elizabeth Hall, 4th September 1999


EISLER AT EDINBURGH Queen's Hall, 23 August 1999

Birtwistle & Ustvolskaya at the Proms; 5 & 6 August 1999

IMMERSION IN INDIAN MUSIC  Queen Elizabeth Hall July 1999

JULY 1999

Handel's Rinaldo - 1711 and 1731 versions -presented by Birkbeck College

BBC SO / Oliver Knussen Royal Albert Hall, London PROM 13, Sunday July 25th, 1999

 A Mauricio Kagel Evening Almeida Theatre, Islington, London Friday 19th July 1999

Recital by Pedro Carneiro at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 22 July 1999

Simunye at City of London Festival (July 1999)

Les Boréades at the Proms 19th July 1999

Private viewing and Public hearing at Camberwell Art Gallery (June/July 1999)

Earlier Concerts


PERCY WHITLOCK'S ORGAN SYMPHONY; York University Orchestra/Jonathan Wainwright /Francis Jackson (organ)(York Minster 16/06/99)

JOHN JOUBERT - THE MARTYRDOM OF ST ALBAN St.Paul's Hall, Huddersfield, 7/03/99

Arthur Butterworth - Symphony no 4 University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra conducted by Colin Touchin

THOMAS WILSON - SYMPHONY NO 5 (Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Joseph Swensen) Glasgow City Hall 9/10/98

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