A Fortnight of Music Nears End at San Sebastian with Schoenberg, Brahms and Beethoven

31/08/2011

   Schoenberg, Brahms, Beethoven: Susanne Bernhard (soprano), Gerhild Romberger (mezzo), Christian Elsner (tenor), Michael Volle (bass),WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne, Orfeón Donostiarra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and José Antonio Sainz Alfaro (conductors). Quincena Musical de San Sebastián (Spain), Auditorio Kursaal, 29.08.2011 (LV) Read more

Ave (et Vale) – Our new Editor-in-Chief and Assistant Webmaster

31/08/2011

Stan Metzger is Seen and Heard’s  new Editor-in-Chief and Ben Eichler takes on the Assistant Web Master job (BK) Read more

Prom 57 – Compelling performances from Pires, Zinman and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra

31/08/2011

Prom 57 – Anders Hillborg, Mozart, Beethoven:  Maria João Pires (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman (conductor) Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.8.2011 (GD) Read more

Potent playing in New Zealand from the cosmopolitan Meler chamber ensemble

31/08/2011

Mozart, Turina, Antony Verner, Dvořak: MELER Ensemble (Josef Špaček, violin; Amanda Verner, viola; Aleisha Verner, cello; Andrew Tyson, piano), The Old Library, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand, 18.8.2011  (PSe) Read more

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (15) – The ‘Philadelphia Sound’ is as good as ever

31/08/2011

Stravinsky, Ravel, Rachmaninov : Philadelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor), Usher Hall, 30.8.2011 (SRT)

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Bill Kenny, Site Web Master and Consulting Editor, Retires

31/08/2011

  Bill Kenny Retires from Seen and Heard

For those who don’t already know, Bill Kenny,  Web Master and Consulting Editor of this site, is retiring on 31 August. Others in this position might have slowed down in the last few months, but Bill has been working up till his final day, fine-tuning the site and making sure everything runs properly. Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 16 ) – Die Frau ohne Schatten

30/08/2011

 R.Strauss, Die Frau ohne Schatten: Soloists, Christian Thielemann (conductor), Vienna Philharmonic, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 17.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 15 ) – Chamber Concert • Beethoven, Ives

30/08/2011

 Ives, Beethoven: Zehetmair Quartet, Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Grand Concert Hall, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 15.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

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