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Rafael Wallfisch at 60

Launch of Somm CD series Vivat Brahms !

Editorial de Musica Espanola (Agustin Maruri's label EMEC)

Reviewing sound recordings in 2013

Charlton Fridays 2013

The Enchanted Island on SkyArts2

Composers rediscovered (Gaito & Waghalter)

5X8 String Quartets in 3 London venues


Three string quartets at Kings Place

Multi-keyboard Lecture Recital Series (Elena Vorotko)

Royal Academy of Music Teaching Events (Harp, Choir, Brass and Keyboards & Kirschlager master class)

Martijn Padding at RAM

Chamber Studio Master Class (Ralph Kirschbaum)

Music up Close (new course at Conway Hall)

Signum at Fifteen 1997-2012

String Quartet Recital & Ann Murray Masterclass (Royal Academy of Music Oct 2012)

Light-weight videos from EuroArts

Surtitles for Youth Opera? (Bartered Bride & A Night in the Chinese Opera)

The Paraorchestra at Paralympics 2012

Sammoutis from Cyprus

Monthly CD releases (Codaex)

Music in London (John Amis)

Accordion Teaching at the Royal Academy of Music Accordion Department

Debussy’s Early Chamber Music (Research Event, Royal Academy of Music)


Menno van Delft at RCM

Harps Lecture & Accordion Showcase (Royal Academy of Music)

An afternoon at Trinity Laban - Piano Showcase and Italian Baroque masterclass

Chamber Studio & Conway Hall Sundays - April 2012

18 C English recorders (Peter Holtslag with Elizabeth Kenny at RAM)

Chamber Studio Master Classes

Thoresen on 2L

Who's my Bottom - Christophe Gillett [BOOK REVIEW]

Dvorák The Jakobín (BBC concert performance & CD)

clashing events at RAM

codaex releases for January 2012

New Note for 2012: New Year cellists: Perényi, Altstaedt & Gabetta

Virtual Haydn (Tom Beghin & colleagues)

Ferenc Rados - chamber music master class at Kings Place

Bob Briggs - obituary

Red Priest Recorders Master Class

Teaching events at RAM

Colin Booth Did Bach Really Mean That ?

Performing Without Music (Szram & Wissam Boustany)

Viola Master Class (Garth Knox)

indésensrecords (Enescu, Bruch & Weingartner)

Robert Levin - keyboards master class at Guildhall School

Cyprien Katsaris passing through London

Capella Savaria - a versatile early music orchestra

Darbar 2011 on Sky Arts 2

Magnatune downloads site (JSBach & 17C Italian music)

Bernard Greenhouse - cello master class

Peter Sykes - Clavichordist, Harpsichordist & Organist extraordinaire

Text to intensify instrumental musical expression (GSMD research meeting)

Dux in May (Polish composers and performers)

Early music - Byrd, Telemann & baroque music of the British Isles

Double Bass Masterclass (Matthew McDonald)

Joanna Leach Obituary

Alfred Brendel 3 Lectures on DVD

New listening to familiar symphonic music (Abbado & the New World symphony)

Mozart the Performer/Composer (Keefe/Irving)

New Formats for recorded music

Champs Hill Records (2)

Mozart Uncovered (Charles Hazlewood, BBC Four TV)

Scelsi 1981-2011 (Piano Works, Bissette)

Hans Otte Sound of Sounds [Book by Ingo Ahmels]

Rachel Podger - Baroque Violin Masterclass at Royal Academy of Music

Masterclasses - Berman and Kliegel

Understanding Mozart's Piano Sonatas (John Irving)

The String Quartet - a Second Golden Age

Music in Glasgow October 2010

Regis Records (mostly re-issues)

Hyperion Records at 30

Mode Records [Autumn 2010]

Buddhism and contemporary Western Music (Harvey & Wiegold)

Summer Music in Switzerland

Param Vir's Encounter on Sky Arts 2

Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas on Fortepianos (Malcolm Bilson etc)

Three from Bridge Records (Beethoven, Haydn & Piazzolla)

Neal Thornton Sonya's Story (Riverside Studio August 2010)

Gonzaga Band at St Jude's

OHP’s Opera Challenge (Francesca da Rimini)

Darbar Festival 2010

Discovery Records - Danacord & Dux

Reviewing College Students - RAM & RADA

Toccata Classics and Toccata Press

Book review Martinu and the Symphony Michael Crump

Downloading Cedille

Giacinto Scelsi as I knew him - Elisabeth Buzzard

Belgravia concerts and Fazioli pianos

Darbar 2009 and Four Albert Herrings

Music at London Colleges - 18/19 March 2010

Organ Master Class (Royal Academy of Music)

Concerts at Piano Showrooms

Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Grand Opera ‘Ivanhoe’ and its Theatrical and Musical Precursors (Dailey)

Champs Hill Records

Texts for CD re-releases (Koechlin & Wolf)

Digital Classics: Arts Documentaries on Music, Dance & Painting

CD reviewing - 3 from Hyperion

Music to Change Life (José Antonio Abreu's El Sistema)

Francis Schwartz The Grey Road for bass tuba and Concerto for Solo Conductor
both on YouTube

The Ingenious Mr. Avison (Book Review)

Felsenstein in Berlin 1989

Brown & Black - Ronald Brautigam at GSMD

Fauré’s Barcarolles Refreshed (Roy Howat & Rebecca Trialoup)

Dudamel in Caracas and Bonn

Birthday Concerts - John McCabe and Imogen Cooper

Jurowski’s Mahler 2nd Symphony – a work in progress

Whitty thirty-nine pages CD launch (Morgan – Dullea)

Stravinsky & Balanchine

British Music Society CDs

Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2009

Darbar Festival of Indian Music on SkyArts and YouTube

Masterclasses by Hardenberger, Hough & MacGregor (The Masterclass Media Foundation)

- - pianists don't wear their injuries on their sleeves... (Heather O'Donnell)

Unknown Britten

Roy Howat - The Art of French Piano Music (book review)

A week at the Royal Academy of Music (concerts, a musical and a master class)

Launch of Music Preserved Live

Melba's first recordings

Mode Records (Cage, Berio, Xenakis etc)

Electronics in the Music of Jonathan Harvey

French Piano Music - Roy Howat Masterclass & book launch (Royal Academy of Music)

Darbar Festival 2009 (2)

Music on the Internet - Brahms & Haydn

Benjamin Zander discusses Bruckner's Symphony No. 5

Haydn reissues on CD & mp3CD

NMC @ 20 and New Notes online

Three from CODA (Gabriel Prokofiev string quartet)

Three from Discovery (Scriabin/Sofronitsky; Berio & Florent Schmitt)

Signum releases Feb/March 2009

Heartsprings charity concert

Three weeks at Wigmore Hall (Richard Smith)

K&K CDs for the New Year

LPO & Philharmonia Saturdays (Martinu, Rachmaninov & Indian cross-over)

Classical Concert Highlights of 2008 (a personal choice from Julie Williams)

Keeping it Live (Trio Jean Paul & Atrium Quartet)

Three from Somm [Berners, D'Indy & Moeran; Janacek; Lutoslawski]

Romanian Spectralists (Dumitrescu & Avram)

What’s so special about Bellini ? (Serena Fenwick)

Smirnov at 60 (Goldsmiths' College)

Lyrichord Early Music Series

The Felsenstein Edition (operas from Berlin)

History of the Mandolin (Travis Finch)

Rare piano composers (Bennett, Best, Parry & Czerny)

Signum Records (October 2008 releases)

Spectralism Today (Tim Rutherford-Johnson)

Select Music & Opus Arte (October 2008)

Indian Classical Music for the Blind and Deaf (Kings Place opening festival)

A London Day (Minimalism, Lutes and Flutes)

Lasse Thoresen and musical insularity

Feldman & Scelsi - less is more

Jonathan Harvey Prom live & on BBC radio Listen Again

A MOVING EXPERIENCE by Francis Schwartz

SACD+Blu-ray; LL & Linn

timpani records - an overview

Lorelt Records (an overview of a unique record label)

Pianolas & Reproducing Pianos (Denis Hall & Rex Lawson)

Olivier Messiaen: Music, Art and Literature (book review by Aleks Szram)

Soviet Music and Beyond (Goldsmiths College Centre for Russian Music)

Beethoven's Violin Concerto in Context


TIME REVERSED? (Rzewski's Nonsequiturs - Daryl Runswick)

"the musical score in times of conceptualisation" (Reynaldo Young)

Left and Right - platform placements - (flute recital at SJSS)

Whitsun operas in Hungary (Serena Fenwick)

Masterclasses (Bernard Haitink, Andras Schiff & Maxim Vengerov)

Lecture - Beethoven's last piano sonatas (Andras Schiff)

Adaptation and Retranslation (T.S.Eliot to Italian and back again)

Frederic Rzewski's collected writings (Nonsequiturs)

Richard Goode Piano Master Class

Mozart Master Class (Robert Levin with Catherine Mackintosh)

Barenboim/Beethoven (2)

Mandolins at Trinity College of Music

A week's London concert-going

Gergiev's Mahler (Barbican 2007)

CD technology (Survey by Ying Chang)

The Better Land by Stephen Beet (book review)

The Lute Society Quarterly Meeting November 2007

Greenwich/Trinity College of Music Early Music Festival 2007

Beaux Arts Farewell (streaming from Radio 3)

Sidi Goma at SOAS

Monteverdi and Flecha; Listening and texts

Discovery Scheme for Young Composers (LSO/François-Xavier Roth)

CD Insert Booklets

CD booklets and concert programmes - Who are they for?

Music and the Brain

Paul Potts (Britain's Got Talent)

Yet More about filming at concerts (a different view)

More about filming at concerts (Proms 2007)

Is Sound Quality declining? (Ying Chang)

Bach: A Life in Music (Peter Williams)

Hatto – The End of the Affair

Sir Colin Davis Conducting Masterclass

Francois Le Roux Masterclass (Guildhall School)

The Making of Music (BBC Audiobooks)

Claus Kühnl: Der beleidigte Papagei (The offended parrot)

A day's listening...

Merry Widow (OHP preperformance talk)

Opera Holland Park - Testing the new Theatre

Destruction during Renovation - the Cutty Sark

Do we know less about classical music?
(response to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies)

Classical Sauce: if music be the love of food....

Destruction during Renovation - the Cutty Sark

Rostropovich (1927-2007)

Playing Bach's Clavieruebungen (Peter Watchorn on Elizabeth de la Porte)

New & Old; Loud & Soft (British Clavichord Society 31 March 2007)

The Joyce Hatto hoax 2007 (1)
Hatto Week 2; fictitious recordings and blind listenings (2)
Hatto: her widower's "confession" (3)
Hatto Research: The Mazurka Project (4)
Hatto – The End of the Affair


Do we really need another recording of...?
(Carducci's Haydn Quartets)

Book Review: Marjorie Wright – How to be a Bad Singer

Bach Goldberg Variations; Partita No. 5 (Glenn Gould; Obert-Thorn transfer)

The Age of the Bargain Box

Does size matter? (Bach Mass in B minor BWV 232/ Jos van Veldhoven)

Genius Children (Channel 4 documentary film)

Robert Levin at "Steven Isserlis Beethoven Day"

Ustvolskaya Obituary (PGW in The Guardian, 13 January 2007)

Beethoven Op. 109-111 - Spiritualism informed by musicology

Schnabel's Beethoven recordings (2)

Does Sound Quality Matter?

Two String Quartet recitals

Wagner Society

UK Young Singer programmes

Heather O'Donnell - Ives, Herrmann & Lang from Cologne

Lachenmann at Royal College of Music 2006

Listening on computer to Cavalli's Apollo & Dafne (Naxos CD)

Listening outside the Barbican Hall

Malcolm Arnold and Robert Simpson: the Fox and the Hedgehog

The Pianola Institute 21st Anniversary

Tokyo String Quartet (Schubert D887 at Wigmore Hall and on Radio 3 Listen Again )

A month of Naxos

Wihan Quartet Master Class

Critical Notice (Unknown Public and BMIC)

Mozart House - Mozart Experience

Conrad Williams The Concert Pianist & and Vladislav Spilman The Pianist (Book reviews)


Beethoven and Clementi (RAM Research Workshop)

EDITORIAL How we listen now? [2]

The music critic blinks (Reflections upon Charles Rosen & Malcolm Gladwell)

David Rothenberg Why Birds Sing

Staging Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth operas in London

Myra Hess Celebration at the National Gallery

Book review: Frank Tallis Vienna Blood

Luis de Pablo at 75

Lontano at 30

Peter Feuchtwanger Piano Exercises

Prom Matinee - theatre and film on radio only! (Shostakovich)

Proms Composer Portrait (Jonathan Harvey)

Proms at home

(Responses How people listen )

Scelsi, a memoir - Natura Renovatur

15 and 90 - Anita Chen and Artur Rubinstein in Grieg's Piano Concerto

Listening to Gloriana on CD and DVD

Totally acoustic (Trilok Gurtu at QEH)

Operetta at Holland Park

Concerts in churches and their presentation for broadcasting (City of London Festival)

Mostly Mozart at The Barbican

Interactive Guides to Indian Classical Music and Beethoven piano music

How we listen now? (English Piano Quartets)

Mahler/ Schönberg/Stravinsky/Berio (Frank Scheffer documentary films)

Rzewski Festival (Trinity College of Music)

Another evening at RAM: Mozart, Clementi & a Marimba recital

Stockhausen's Mixtur in the dark

Teresa Berganza Masterclasses

Pierre Boulez - exposition of Eclat & Sur Incises

Prokofiev Study Day (Goldsmiths College)

Schubert's Piano Music (Goldstone, Schuchter, Staier and Tverskaya)

A day at the Royal Academy of Music
Arrangements of canonic favourites

New reconstruction of the Finale of Bruckner's Symphony No.9

Got Carter? (Elliott Carter in contexts)
Responses to "Got Carter?"

Bartók String Quartet No 4 in contexts (Carter & Muzikas)

Spectrum 4 (ABRSM Thalia Myers)

Sawkins, Ex Cathedra and Hyperion

Malcolm Bilson ‘ Knowing the Score ' DVD and J.S. Bach master classes

Signing Handel's Xerxes at ENO

John Steane's “Dozen leading voices on record”

The Best? Some thoughts about hype and hyperbole


HYPE AND REALITY Schubert Extravaganza

Alexander Satz Piano Master Classes at GSMD and RCM , London

York Gate Research Seminars etc (Royal Academy of Music Public Teaching Events 2005 )

José Cura Masterclass (British Youth Opera & Royal Academy of Music)

"Musical Stretching" and H.I.P. (Homburger/Guy)

Style in the 'Art' of the International Violin Competition (Elizabeth Wallfisch Early Music Review) An important contribution to the mounting body of literature expressing concern about music performance competitions

Tackling James Clarke and his Isolation

Beethoven Diabelli Variations revisited (Schnabel to Battersby and Uri Caine)

Downie What is the Masterprize? + Reply by Ian Pace

City of London Festival July 2005
The emphasis is upon bringing international artists into the magnificent churches and Livery Halls, with acoustic considerations secondary.

Guardian/BBC Proms Young Composers Competition
- hear the winning compositions online (Duncan Ward - Trinity & Dartford)

Holiday reading suggestion : Mortal Mischief by psychologist/musician Dr Frank Tallis, a psychological murder mystery set in musical Vienna at turn of Century, with Mahler & Freud putting in appearances.

The end of the Surtitles Controversy

Blinkers off ! (Musica Sacra 2006 threatened)

Stravinsky & Mendelssohn-Hensel (RAM research events)

SCHILLERFEST Royal Academy of Music

Amateur and Expert Wieland Hoban

Who'll need CDs? (Aviv & Jerusalem String Quartets on the internet, etc)

" Only a Website " - reflections on prejudice and discrimination, with reader responses

Macmillan ringtone ( What would Teddie Say? ) Wieland Hoban

Felix Aprahamian - self-taught music critic

Shura Cherkassky - Philip Fowke lecture at Trinity College of Music

Gordon Downie & Ian Pace - a dialogue about music, visual art, culture, modernism, Marxism and Britain

Hear And Now Italians

Dmitri Smirnov - The Rhythmical Aspect of the Sacrificial Dance by Igor Stravinsky
and with a link to his article on Twelve Rhythmic Patterns of Ligeti's Lontano


Franz Schmidt CD and study score

Prokofiev in America (50th Anniversary Conference & Recital at University of London)

Book Reviews: Ruth Fleischmann's Celebration of 50 years of Cork International Choral Festival & Aloys Fleischmann biography

Tradition and Invention: a personal response by Ian Pace to Dillon's The Book of Elements and contemporary culture

Dmitri Smirnov A Geometer of Sound Crystals - A Book on Herschkowitz

Francis Schwartz's music theatre presentations

Merton Music - a publishing miracle

COPYRIGHT by Theo Wyatt

Christopher Wood Jerwood Library seminar

"Cutting Edges" of contemporary music (Editorial reflections)

Inside Monteverdi Study Weekend (Let there be lights!)

Two Radio 3 Programmes ( Hear & Now and Discovering Music )

Concepts of Rhythm in the Performance Practice of Twentieth Century Music - Mieko Kanno

HYPE AND REALITY Schubert Extravaganza

Takacs Quartet Lecture Recital (Bartok No 6) - 5.5.03

Tradition and Invention: Ian Pace ~ a personal response to Dillon's The Book of Elements

Heather O'Donnell & Charles Ives

"Why not amplify?"

The Music of Stefan Wolpe,Tate Modern September 2002

February Reports

Music and Utopia

Mörike Lieder Study Afternoon



About Seen & Heard (July/December 1999) with link to Complete S&H Archive

Links & URLs to PGW's S&H reviews & reports since 1999

Musical Pointers Launch & mission statement (2002)

Luis de Pablo (article originally published in Music Web)

Giacinto Scelsi (PGW's Obituary in The Independent)

Alexa's Hats Parade

Alexa's Peter Jones Guardian obituary
Peter Jones 2. Text only of above obituary

whistleblower postscript