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EDITORIAL October 2001


Felder & Feldman at Buffalo: a retrospective look at the June 2000 Festival.

S&H Book Review
CHANGING PLATFORMS (30 years of the Contemporary Music Network)
CMN & Unknown Public, 2001. (PGW)

One of the 76 Smartest Philadelphians: Lang Lang in Interview with Marc Bridle

Magnus Lindberg in interview with Marc Bridle

The life of a roving reporter for Seen&Heard (PGW)

The Orbestra Ensemble and Charivari Agréable (PGW)

Kenneth Hesketh in interview with Christopher Thomas


Some reflections on Masterprize 2001 by Jean Martin

Postscript to International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition 2001, Rotterdam (PGW)

David McVicar in interview with Martin Hoyle

Second Biennial International Conference on Twentieth-Century Music reviewed by Tom Perchard



Lucerne Piano Festival Report [PGW]

Joint Venture Flanders Festival Antwerp 2001 (PGW)

Elektronic Festival: Works by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Barbican Hall, October 13th-15th, 2001. Various Artists; Karlheinz Stockhausen (sound projection). (CC)

 part one Operas at Strasbourg
 part two Accordion concerts
part three Two cellists
part four Two percussion concerts
part five
PETER EÖTVÖS at Strasbourg and Karlsruhe

SCHUBERTIADE FESTIVAL 2001 Schwarzenberg, August 28th - 31st:
Part One, the Festival and Schubert's "Winterreise" - Thomas Quasthoff and Justus Zeyen, Angelika - Kaufmann Saal, Tuesday August 28th

Part Two Schubertiade at Schwarzenberg: Lott / Murray / Johnson, 29th August; Daniels / Europa Galante, 30th August; Quasthoff/Zeyen, 31st August, Anjelika Kaufmann - Saal. (M.E.)



Sergey Rachmaninov: Sonata in G minor for cello & piano, Op.19 Bela Bartok: Contrasts (violin, clarinet and piano) Thomas Ades: Catch Eleonora Bekova (piano) Elvira Bekova violin Alfia Bekova cello Anthony Pike clarinet Purcell Room 15 December 2001 (PGW)

Brahms, Ravel, Dvorak, Janacek Magdalena Kožená mezzo soprano Malcolm Martineau piano Wigmore Hall 17 December (PGW)

Joseph Haydn: Songs for Soprano & Piano Ludwig Van Beethoven: Folksong Arrangements Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in E, D.566 (unfinished) Amy Beach: Songs Xaver Scharwenka: Piano Trio in G, Op.114
Emma Kirkby soprano Paul Barritt violin James Lisney piano Charles Medlam violoncello Purcell Room, 17 December 2001 (PGW)

An Evening of German Song ENO Jerwood Young Singers

Bach, Mozart, Scarlatti,Chopin Andras Schiff (piano) Wigmore Hall,13 December (PGW)

Hartmann, Beethoven, Stravinsky Leonidas Kavakos (violin); Steven Isserlis (cello); Stephen Hough (piano); London Symphony Orchestra/Ingo Metzmacher. Barbican Hall. Wednesday December 19th, 2001 (CC).

Folk Songs: Andreas Scholl, Karl-Ernst Schroeder, Markus Markl, Wigmore Hall, Tuesday December 18th. (M.E.)

Offenbach, La Belle Hélène, Théàtre du Châtelet, Paris, December 17, 2001

Bulgarian Voices, Angelite; Moscow Art Trio; Huun-Huur-Tu Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 7 December 2001 (PGW)

The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan) English National Opera, The Coliseum, London. 11 December 2001;
Mare's Nest Station House Opera, South London Art Gallery. 4-22 December 2001
The Hackney Chronicles (Middleton & Dove) Lauriston School Opera Company, Hackney. 12 December 2001 (PGW)

Britten, Fauré: Nash Ensemble / Brabbins, Joan Rodgers, Wigmore Hall, Saturday December 15th. (M.E.)

MUSSORGSKY: KHOVANSCHINA, Opéra Bastille, December 10, 2001 (FC)

Bernstein, Handel, Vaughan Williams: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo conductor Jane Irwin mezzo-soprano, Symphony Hall, Birmingham 5th December 2001 (CT)

Mahler, Symphony No.6 in A minor, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, RFH, 9th December 2001 (MB)

Schubert, Piano Sonatas No. 15 in C major (D840) No. 13 in A major (D664) No. 16 in A minor (D845) Paul Lewis, Wigmore Hall, Sunday December 2nd (ME)

Mozart & Anne-Sophie Mutter London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis. Barbican, December 5th, 7th and 9th, 2001 (CC).

Beethoven Choral Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Roger Norrington,
Théàtre du Châtelet, Paris, December 8, 2001 (FC)

BRITTEN 25th ANNIVERSARY CONCERTS Wigmore Hall 4 & 5 December 2001 Britten String Quartets Belcea Quartet Holderlin Fragments Ian Bostridge/Thomas Ades 4 December Purcell Welcome to all the Pleasures; Dido and Aeneas Handel Concerto Grosso Op.6/9 The English Concert/Trevor Pinnock 5 December (PGW)

The Baltimore Symphony, Théàtre des Champs-Elysées, December 3, 2001 (FC)

TOSCA: a film by Benoît Jacquot, Axiom Films, Institute of Contemporary Arts, 5 December 2001 (MB)

RELATED ROCKS (2): Sibelius Kullervo; Lindberg Kraft Philharmonia;Polytech Choir/Esa-Pekka Salonen with Monica Groop, Jorma Hynninen & Toimii. RFH London, 2 December 2001 (PGW)

RELATED ROCKS (1): Stravinsky, Lindberg, Berg: Arditti Quartet, Magnus Lindberg(piano), Kari Kriikku(Clarinet), Purcell Room, Friday November 30th (HTW)

Humperdinck, Hansel und Gretel Soloists; New London Children’s Choir; London Symphony Orchestra/Richard Hickox. Barbican Hall, Friday November 30th, 2001 (CC)

Stravinsky, The Rake's Progress, Théàtre des Champs-Elysées, November 28, 2001 (FC)
Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress ENO 1 Dec 2001 (JM)
Stravinsky, "The Rake's Progress," English National Opera, London Coliseum, December 1st. (M. E.)

Kaija Saariaho, L’Amour de loin, Théàtre du Châtelet, Paris, 29 November, 2001 (FC)

Classic International: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa Rossini, Stravinsky, Dvorak, Royal Festival Hall, Friday 30th November 2001 (MB)

Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Schubert/Liszt, Liszt/Volodos Arcadi Volodos (piano). Royal Festival Hall, Thursday November 29th, 2001 (CC).

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham and London
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Violin Concerto in D, Symphony No. 2 in D
Nikolaj Znaider & Sayaka Shoji (violin), Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 25th November 2001 & Barbican, 26th November 2001 (CT & MB)

Gerd KÜHR Stallerhof Lucerne Theatre November 2001-12 January 2002 (PGW)


Brahms, "Fest und Gedenk - Sprüche Op. 109; Shostakovich, Symphony no. 8. Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink / Bob Chilcott, Friday November 22nd (ME)

Haydn, Rachmaninov, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Balakirev. Lang Lang (piano). Wigmore Hall, Tuesday November 27th, 2001 (CC)

Faure, Chausson, Hahn; John Mark Ainsley, Roger Vignoles. Wigmore Hall, Monday November 26th (ME).

Brahms, Bach, Mozart, Saint-Saëns: Hilary Hahn (violin), Natalie Zhu (piano), Wigmore Hall, Saturday November 24th, 2001 (SHJ & DW)

Tchaikovsky / Rachmaninov / Mahler / de Falla: Olga Borodina / Dmitri Yefimov, Barbican Hall, Wednesday November 21st. (M.E.)

Brahms, Webern, Stockhausen, Beethoven: Maurizio Pollini (piano). Royal Festival Hall, Tuesday, November 20th, 2001 (CC)

Ravel, Hindemith, Mussorgsky: Andreas Boyde (piano), Wigmore Hall, Saturday November 17th, 2001 (CC)

Britten, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Benjamin Britten International Opera School, Royal College of Music Opera Orchestra, cond. Michael Rosewell, Britten Theatre, Saturday November 17th. (M.E.)

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, ENO, Coliseum, 14th November 2001 (MB)

HANDEL Giulio Cesare The Early Opera Company/Christian Curnyn 16 November 2001. St John's Smith Square, London
war & peace English National Opera 17 November. The Coliseum, London
PROKOFIEV Cinderella
Lyon National Opera Ballet/Yakov Kreisberg Arthaus DVD 100 234 (PGW)

Beethoven, Lutoslawski: Mikhail Pletnev; Philharmonia Orchestra/Christoph von Dohnányi, Royal Festival Hall, Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 (CC).

Mozart & Schumann: Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo); Chamber Orchestra of Euope/Nikolaus Harnoncourt. November 12th, 2001, Royal Festival Hall, London (CC).

Rheinberger, Brahms, Tchaikovsky: Nikolaj Znaider (vln), Denis Shapovalov (cello), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, RFH, 7 November, 2001 (MB)

Tchaikovsky Iolanta and Rossini The Silken Ladder; 5 November 2001, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Britten: War Requiem, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, Barbican Hall, Saturday November 10th. (M.E.)

Beethoven and the String Quartet: Emerson String Quartet, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Thursday November 8th, 2001 (CC).

Beethoven Piano Concertos 1-4, Strauss Metamorphosen, Bartok Divertimento Philharmonia Orchestra/ Christoph von Dohnanyi/ Mikhail Pletnev 4 & 8 November 2001, Royal Festival Hall, London (PGW)

Haydn and the String Quartet. Emerson String Quartet, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Tuesday, November 6th, 2001 (CC).

Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Barbican 30 October;   LSO , 31 October;  Britten Master Class 30 Oct , Guildhall School (PGW)

The Cutting Edge2001 The Warehouse Songbook (BMIC at The Warehouse); Mary Wiegold with The Composers Ensemble/Dominic Muldowney, The Warehouse, London, 1 November 2001 (PGW)

Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg and Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges, Opéra de Paris, October 24, 2001 (FC)

Takemitsu, Mozart, Mahler John Lill (piano); Rebecca Evans (soprano); Sapporo Symphony Orchestra/Tadaaki Otaka. Barbican Hall, Tuesday October 30th, 2001. [CC]

Schubert, Schulhoff, Mozart, R. Strauss: London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wednesday October 31st, 2001 (CC).

British and American Folk Songs : Andreas Scholl, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Karl-Ernst Schroeder, The Dorchester Hotel, 25th October 2001. (M.E.)

Review 1: Sir Malcolm Arnold at 80 Wigmore Hall 25 October 2001 (PGW)
Review 2: Malcolm Arnold at 80, Wigmore Hall, 23rd October 2001 (JF)
Review 3: Malcolm Arnold at 80, Wigmore Hall, 25th October 2001 (JF)

Quartetto Armonico, The Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of music, NW1, 16 October 2001 (SHJ)

Royal Academy & Tokyo Geidai Symphony, Sir Colin Davis, RFH, 17 October 2001 (SJH)

Schubert, "Schwanengesang," Christian Gerhaher (baritone) Gerold Huber (piano) Wigmore Hall, Monday October 22nd. (M.E.)

André-Modeste Grétry, La Jeunesse de Pierre le Grand, le Tsar ouvrier, October 21, 2001, Théâtre Impéral de Compiègne (FC)

Benjamin Britten, Billy Budd, Opéra de Paris, October 19, 2001 (FC)



Ravel, Bartók, Debussy: Krystian Zimerman (piano); Philharmonia Orchestra/Paavo Järvi. RFH, October 11th, 2001. (CC)

NDR Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg & Borodin Quartet: Barbican, 7 October 2001 (MB)

The Planets, RFH, September 2001 and Diamanda Galas, RFH, September 2001 (MB)

 Mahler Symphony No. 3: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Lilli Paasikivi mezzo soprano, Ladies of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and City of Birmingham Youth Chorus, 10th October Symphony Hall Birmingham (CT)

Piano Recital by Florian Uhlig, Wigmore Hall, Wednesday, 10th October 2001 (H-TW)

Schubert, "Winterreise," Matthias Goerne, Eric Schneider, Glyndebourne, Sunday October 7th. (M.E.)

Opera from Glyndebourne, Covent Garden & Schwetzingen: Janacek Jenufa & Rossini Tancredi (PGW)

Daugherty, Beethoven, Pärt, Rachmaninov: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Lars Vogt (piano); Leif Segerstam. RFH, Saturday October 6th, 2001 (CC)

 Schubert, Piano Sonatas No. 7 in E flat major D568; No. 14 in A minor D784; No. 17 in D major D850: Paul Lewis, Wigmore Hall, Saturday October 6th. (M.E.)

Wagner: Parsifal, State Opera of South Australia, Adelaide Festival Theatre, 22 September 2001 (MS)

London Season: Opening Concerts - Philharmonia Orchestra & London Symphony Orchestra, RFH & Barbican, September/October 2001 (MB)

Finzi Series, Wigmore Hall: Finzi, Fauré, Poulenc - Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Monday October 1st. (M.E.)

Jessye Norman in Paris: Schubert, Die Winterreise, Théàtre du Châtelet, Paris, September 30 (FC)

Delius, Bax, Vaughan Williams, Gurney: Nash Ensemble, John Mark Ainsley, Wigmore Hall, Saturday September 29th (ME)

Verdi: Rigoletto, ROH Covent Garden, September 2001 (M.E.)

Verdi: Attila, Opéra de Paris, September 24, 2001 (FC)


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