Seen and Heard International is MusicWeb International's live review section. Established in 1999, we now have more than 60 internationally based correspondents who publish 25 to 40 reviews of concert, opera and ballet performances weekly as well as other articles of musical interest. We report from most of the major venues in the UK and from many others in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

With an additional output of more than 50 disc reviews every week at MusicWeb International, we are probably the most comprehensive online classical music review magazine anywhere in the world.

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  • NEW! Garsington Opera Teams Up with Royal Shakespeare Theatre for its 2015 Season (February 16, 2015) __________________________________
  • NEW! Two Berliner Philharmoniker Concerts to be Streamed Live in European Cinemas (February 14, 2015) __________________________________
  • NEW! Wild Men and Fantastic Tales: A Preview of English Touring Opera’s 2015 Season (February 5, 2015) __________________________________
  • NEW! Preview: Wagner Returns to Longborough Festival Opera in 2015 (February 4, 2015) __________________________________
  •  NEW! Celebrating Magna Carta. Preview of Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival
    (February 3, 2015) __________________________________
  • NEW! Preview: Richard Alston Dance Company Embarks on UK Tour (January 30, 2015) __________________________________
  • NEW! A Coup for the NY Philharmonic: Esa-Pekka Salonen Named Composer-in-Residence Through 2017-2018 (January 23, 2015) __________________________________
  • NEW! 8th Schloss Laudon Kammermusikfestival to Illuminate More Corners of the 20th Century Quartet Repertoire (January 20, 2015) __________________________________
  •  NEW! Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2014/15 Continues: Romance And Revolution: Andrea Chénier (January 17, 2015) __________________________________
  • NEW! ‘Bayreuth in Buenos Aires’ And More in Interesting Teatro Colón 2015 Season (Plus Update) (January 4, 2015) __________________________________
  • Buenos Aires Independents’ 2015 Season – Some Gems To Come (November 25, 2014) __________________________________
  • Artists from China, Estonia and Holland head for 2015 Vale of Glamorgan Festival of Music (November 19, 2014) __________________________________
  • Lucerne Festival Preview 2015 (November 6, 2014) __________________________________
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  • NEW! New Director For Teatro Colón (JSJ) (February 4, 2015) __________________________________
  • NEW! Sensitivity And Engagement: The World Of Tasmin Little (December 19, 2014) __________________________________
  • NEW! Beat Furrer and Grigory Sokolov Named Latest Honorary Members of the Wiener Konzerthaus Society (December 18, 2014) __________________________________
  • Dame Fanny Waterman to Step Down from Leeds International Piano Competition after 2015 Competition (December 16, 2014) __________________________________
  • Nine First-Time Winners Revealed at the British Composer Awards 2014 (December 11, 2014) __________________________________
  • Dancers in the Making. John O’Dwyer Visits the English National Ballet School (December 10, 2014) __________________________________
  • Arnaldo Cohen in Conversation with Geoffrey Newman (December 9, 2014) __________________________________
  • National Centre for Early Music Announces Its Young Composers Award 2015 (November 2, 2014) __________________________________
  • Concertmaster Dale Barltrop in Conversation with Geoffrey Newman (October 22, 2014) __________________________________
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