Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2020 online during lockdown

29/05/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2020

Huw WATKINS – Invention [Huw Watkins (piano); Suite for harp Anne Denholm (harp)] CLICK HERE

John Luther ADAMS – Two dances [Anne Denholm (harp)]; The dream of the hermit thrush; The dream of the canyon wren [George Barton (percussion), Siwan Rhys (piano)] CLICK HERE

Mark BOWDEN – for Michael Harrison [Alice Neary (cello), David Adams (piano)]; Four memos: Exactitude [David Adams (violin), Robin Green (piano)]
David John ROCHE – Tremolo Study 4 [David John Roche (guitar)]
Maja PALSER – A cry [Robin Green (piano)]
Mared EMLYN – Perlau yn y glaw; [Anne Denholm (harp)]
Steph POWER – Dreamtides [Matthew Jones (violin), Annabel Thwaite (piano)]
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In Memoriam Sir Peter Jonas – an April Monday Concert of the Bavarian State Opera 

27/05/2020

GermanyGermany Fourth Concert – In Memoriam Sir Peter Jonas: Elsa Benoit (soprano), Donald Wages (piano), Münchner Klavier Trio, Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano), Live streaming from the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, on 27.4.2020. (MMB)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) & Helmut Deutsch (piano) (c) Bayerische Staatsoper

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Looking back at Rattle and the LSO’s new Turnage and Mahler Six in 2017 proves consoling rather than tragic

20/05/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Turnage, Mahler: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Barbican Hall performance from 19.1.2017 and reviewed on 18.5.2020 as an Always Playing full-length concert from the LSO’s archive. (JPr)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO (c) Tristram Kenton

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UPDATED ONLINE NEWS! IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC

12/05/2020

Seen and Heard International hopes for the happiest of outcomes for all those who are ill due to the current coronavirus pandemic. We share the optimism of those experts who hope that all those in otherwise good health will be able to resist its worst effects.

With the worldwide restrictions on travel and gatherings of significant numbers the world of classical music and many other entertainment events are currently subjected to a wave of changes, postponements, or cancellations, and it is unlikely normal recreational life will be resumed in the foreseeable future.

Seen and Heard International will continue to post reviews of concerts, operas, dance, theatre, and broadcasts for a long as we can, but bear with us if our content is not refreshed as often as readers have become used to over recent years.

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London and Berlin: Mahler 6 with the BPO and the one that got away

27/03/2020

GermanyGermany Mahler: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle. Recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie, 20.6.2018.

Sir Simon Rattle

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The Swedish Philharmonia display outstanding standards of music-making in Edinburgh

21/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Sibelius: Viktoria Mullova (violinist), Swedish Philharmonia / Jaime Martin (conductor). Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 15.3.2020. (GT)

Swedish Philharmonia (c) Nikolaj Lund

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Sunwook Kim displays magnificent pianism and artistry in Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto in Glasgow

19/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Stravinsky, Beethoven: Sunwook Kim (pianist), Royal Scottish National Chorus (chorus director: Gregory Batsleer) and Orchestra / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 14.3.2020. (GT)

Sunwook Kim

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Benedetti and Power perform a magical Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in Glasgow

17/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mendelssohn, Mozart: Nicola Benedetti (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (director). City Halls, Glasgow, 13.3.2020. (GT)

Nicola Benedetti (c) Andy Gotts

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