1999 to 2002
Links and URLs to Reviews and Reports
by Peter Grahame Woolf (Founder & Editor Emeritus)
Grahame Woolf at 75 Today is the 75th birthday of
founder, Peter Grahame Woolf. Below we print a series of his reviews
since 1999 .......
Queen's Goodnight: Tudor to Jacobean Instrumental Music [PGW]:
concert reviews from Peter G Woolf
Singel, Antwerp 13 February 2002 Copland, Prokofiev, Ravel
LSO/ Han-Na Chang ... Pappano 7 March 2002 Crumb, Holst (with
Colin Matthews ... Ono 8 March 2002 (PGW) For the Brussels
MUSIC AND COMPUTERS Peter Grahame Woolf Some reflections
on Masterprize 2001 by Jean ... IANNIS XENAKIS (1922-2001) PETER
EÖTVÖS at Strasbourg and Karlsruhe SCHUBERTIADE
Cello Sonatas : Classical CD Reviews-June 2000 Music ...
Lowri Records Lowri 2002 65'17" Real audio samples and ...
your shelves! Reviewer Peter Grahame Woolf See also Song of the
... com Reviewer Peter Grahame Woolf Reviews from previous
Spring in London March-May 2002
in London March-May 2002 Peter EOTVOS Madrigal Comedies Tomkins
Vocal Ensemble ... Garden 17 March 2002 (PGW) A full house at ...
Madrigal Comedies of Peter Eotvos (honoured earlier
PRIZE 2002 - International Biennial Competition for Interpretation
Report ORPHEUS PRIZE 2002 - International Biennial Competition for
Interpretation ... 14-16 February 2002 (PGW) Winners: Sophie Dardeau
IN FOCUS at Blackheath Halls 5-12 July 2002
5-12 July 2002 John CAGE, Peter EOTVOS, Lukas & Georgy
LIGETI etc ... soprano) 5 July 2002 (PGW) AMADINDA is the leading
... Psalm 151 by Peter Eötvös because of intrusive
Archipel Festival Geneva 20 March - 1 April 2001 (PGW)
S&H Festival Report 10th Archipel Festival Geneva 20 March -
1 April 2001 (PGW) Geneva is a delightful centre for
Making Live Music Pay
Shostakovich and Elgar Symphonies Live
Upshaw (soprano) WOLF, BARTOK, HINDEMITH, MAHLER & MUSSORGSKY
Wigmore Hall, 18 May 2002 (PGW) It is a rare delight when ... my
small son Simon Woolf in my own English adaptation of ... available
on request. Peter Grahame Woolf http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/upshaw.htm
IN EUROPE - FEBRUARY 2002 (PGW)
IN EUROPE - FEBRUARY 2002 (PGW) MONTEVERDI IL RITORNO D'ULISSE ...
Premiere 24 February 2002 Opernhaus, Zurich Rolf LIEBERMANN MEDEA
... Klajner 21 February 2002 Opera Bastille, Paris VERDI http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Mar02/Oper_in_europe.htm
Carney & Kathron Sturrock St John's Smith Square, 1 July
2002 Two fine musicians, each seen ... DCA 1061)
CIRCUS Queen Elizabeth Hall, 13 March 2002
Hell Heiner Goebbels Scutigeras Queen Elizabeth Hall, 13 March 2002
and CDs Transmission and Surrogate Cities (PGW) Six Steinway grands,
six energetic pianists and six composers http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Mar02/piano_circus.htm
Cork and 2002 Rhodes Festivals
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL OF RHODES Greece, 8-12 May 2002 (PGW)
The venerable Cork festival, combining competition with celebration
of non-professional a capella choral singing http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/Rhodes_2002.htm
H Festival Report LUCERNE FESTIVAL 2002 COMPOSERS IN RESIDENCE,
MUSIC THEATRE, SYMPHONY CONCERTS, CHAMBER ... xylophone and vibraphone.
In 2002, two decades after its first airings - -
AND SINGERS June 2002 Stravinsky Oedipus Rex / Puccini Gianni
Schicchi Benjamin ... Hall Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2002 in April,
when (unaccountably) he was only
December 2000: Please take a look at Peter Woolf's - Feedback
requested. An Exhibition of Gerard Hoffnung's
International Festival of Music 15-20 July 2002 (PGW) Cheltenham's
venerable music festival is now under Michael Berkeley's artistic
Orchestras in UK and Spain Britten, Elgar and Sibelius, Mahler
and Bruckner at The Barbican April 2002, Bruckner at The Barbican
April 2002, with some thoughts about ... for a special occasion.
The Peter Grimes interludes are far better in context
Vestale, A Masked Ball and The Elixir of Love ENO 11-13
April 2002 (PGW)
of Love 11-13 April 2002 (PGW) Three consecutive evenings at The
Coliseum, - - repudiated and boycotted by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies;
Verdi was not available to do likewise
- The Émigré Composers Gal, Gellhorn...
Wigmore Hall 9 June 2002 (PGW). Peter Grahame Woolf See report from
- miscellaneous articles
MUSIC AND COMPUTERS by Peter Grahame Woolf
Alan Bush Violin
Concerto [PGW]: Classical CD Reviews- Oct 2002 MusicWeb(UK)
and it is a pity that Peter Lamb s rather defensive and old-fashioned
1985 note for ... a model of its kind. Peter Grahame Woolf http://www.musicweb.uk.net/classrev/2002/Oct02/Bush_violin.htm
Oliveira's Labirinto in Bourges and Portuguese contemporary music (PGW)
ELECTROACOUSTIQUES DE BOURGES 2002 2e catégorie : musique
électroacoustique de ... Electroacoustiques De Bourges 2002.
20-June 3, 2002 had more success this
London International Piano Competition, 6-16 April 2002
ANDALORO'S PROGRESS London International Piano Competition , 6-16
April 2002. (PGW) http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Apr02/andaloro.htm
OPERAS IN BERLIN
CHERUBINI Médée MOZART The Marriage of Figaro, Die
dem Serail May/June 2002 (PGW) CHERUBINI Médée Deutsche
Oper Berlin 1 June 2002 Cherubini's historically important opera,
a ... May & 4 June 2002 The Marriage of Figaro was
ARS MUSICA FESTIVAL
2002 March 7 - 24, Brussels
Report ARS MUSICA FESTIVAL 2002 March 7 - 24, Brussels Mario Caroli
... Brussels 17 March 2002 (ET) Mario Caroli's morning recital ...
of Orpheus Prize 2002 This report from the flautist http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Mar02/ars_march.htm
di Poppea Trinity College of Music Opera Group and...
Great, London 13th July 2002 (PGW) The team of Richard Williams
...... email@example.com Peter Grahame Woolf http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/July02/monteverdi_PGW.htm
Opera in London and Oxford (PGW)
Carlo Rizzi, starring Eliane Coelho. Apollo Theatre, Oxford 15 March
2002 WNO had taken a gamble for their eagerly awaited visit to London
RAAGS OF THE
RAIN (2) Buddhadev DasGupta and Rajan & Sajan Misra, Purcell...
Room, London 31 July 2002 (PGW) The eminent veteran sarod player
firstname.lastname@example.org Peter Grahame Woolf .musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/July02/raags2.htm
op.99; PROKOFIEV Sonata Op 119 Alexander Ivashkin (cello) Daniel...
piano) Blackheath Halls, 3 February 2002 (PGW) I hope readers may
follow the tortuously linked ... ray of hope - - ". http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Feb02/Brahms_Ivashkin.htm
Stallerhof Lucerne Theatre November 2001-12 January 2002 (PGW)
Gerd KÜHR Stallerhof Lucerne Theatre November 2001-12 January
2002 (PGW) Oper von Gerd Kühr. Musikalische Leitung: Wolfgang
Müller-Salow Regie: Frank Hilbrich Bühne: Hugo Gretler
Kurtag Festival Queen Elizabeth Hall and Foyer, 20 April 2002...
and Foyer, 20 April 2002 (PGW) Four Kurtag events straddled a long
... equally eminent compatriot Peter Eotvos for its opening at ...
453 511-2. Peter Grahame Woolf http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Apr02/hs20.htm
POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO Guildhall School of Music & Drama 10...Music
& Drama 10 June 2002 http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/argento.htm
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 11 a.m. Saturday 2 February 2002...
m. Saturday 2 February 2002 (PGW) Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
... give pleasure and satisfaction. Peter Grahame Woolf http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Feb02/Verdi_Attila.htm
the BERLIN PHILHARMONIE May(PGW) Berlin Philharmonie, 30 May 2002
Dvorak String Quartet Op. 96; Bartok Sonata ... Berlin, 5 June 2002
(PGW) Arriving in Berlin with a ... Simon Rattle - http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/bp.htm
IAN PACE - piano,
voice CARL ROSMAN - clarinets, voice, St Cyprian's Church,...
London NW1, 8 th October 2002 (PGW) AARON CASSIDY - metallic dust
for amplified bass clarinet ... close to the performers. http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Aug02/Pace_Oct8.htm
Hugh Wood, Debussy, Mozart, The Barbican 22 March 2002
Davis The Barbican 22 March 2002 Hugh WOOD Scenes from Comus and
Symphony NMC D070 ... recording it on that label? http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Apr02/EliasPGW.htm
Franck Beethoven Bach Wigmore Hall 16 June 2002 (PGW)
Bach Wigmore Hall 16 June 2002 (PGW) César Franck's quartet
in D major (1889) was ... vibrato, just like period musicians. http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/Ysaye.htm
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra/Ivor Bolton with soloists St John's Smith
Smith Square, 17 June 2002 (PGW) Mozart's unfinished Zaide (c.1780)
anticipates ... on Harmonia MundiHMU90 http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/zaide.htm
Ian Pace (piano and voice) with Carl Rosman (clarinet and voice...
Kings College, London 24 June 2002 (PGW) at 6.00pm MICHAEL FINNISSY
- Not Afraid ... meaning to transcendental pianism. http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/textmusic.htm
PIRES AND MACKERRAS
at RFH 25 June 2002 (PGW)
Royal Festival Hall, 25 June 2002 (PGW)... a modernist for all times.
Peter Grahame Woolf Note: To follow the reasoning in this short
Bridewell Hall, London 18 June 2002 (PGW)
Bridewell Hall, London 18 June 2002 (PGW) http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/golden.htm
Piano Competition, 6-16 April 2002 (PGW)
Piano Competition, 6-16 April 2002 Peter Grahame Woolf The Semi-Finals
of the London International http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Apr02/PianocompPGW.htm
(piano) at Wigmore Hall Bach, Couperin, Ravel with encores by...
Chabrier and Scarlatti 29 May 2002 (PGW) Trying to escape from her
type-casting ... complete Ravel solo piano music. http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/hewitt.htm
70/1 & SMETANA Op 15 in G minor Gould Piano Trio Purcell Room...
Room, SBC London, 25 April 2002 (PGW) http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/gould.htm
Flight Flemish Opera, Antwerp, 15 February 2002 (PGW)
Review Jonathan Dove Flight Flemish Opera, Antwerp, 15 February
2002 (PGW) Flight has made an auspicious landing in Flandershttp://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Feb02/dove.htm
RAAGS OF THE
RAIN Uday Bhawalkar & Sunanda Sharma Purcell Room, London 28...
Purcell Room, London 28 July 2002 (PGW) In connection with their
annual Summer School ... towards understanding this music. http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/July02/raags_rain.htm
Purcell Room, SBC, 28 Jan 2002 (PGW)
Purcell Room, SBC, 28 Jan 2002 (PGW) Japan 2001 Kyoko Koyama piano
Sumine Hayashibara ... fertilisation of two cultures. http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Jan02/sakura.htm
Todd Opera North at Sadler's Wells, London 15 June 2002 (PGW)
Sadler's Wells, London 15 June 2002 (PGW) It was disquieting to
find oneself disenchanted in ... the renowned meat pies! http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/July02/sweeney.htm
Scarlatti,Chopin Andras Schiff (piano) Wigmore Hall,13 December...
13 December 2001 &10 January 2002 (PGW) Bach, J S Prelude and
Fugue in A ... programme on February 14/15. http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Jan02/schiff.htm
Knussen at 50
The London Sinfonietta 12 June 2002 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London...
The London Sinfonietta 12 June 2002 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
(PGW) 6.30pm Wuorinen Fifty ... with long journeys home. http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/July02/knussen50.htm
Milhaud - Quatuor
Parisii [PGW]: Classical CD Reviews- Sept 2002..
ARTISTS DAY Wigmore Hall, Sunday 14th July 2002 (PGW)
Hall, Sunday 14th July 2002 (PGW (Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev: Nutcracker
Suite) Stravinsky: Suite italienne http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/July02/NewGenPGW.htm
baritone Imogen Cooper piano Lieder by Robert & Clara...
Schumann Wigmore Hall 21 March 2002 and on CD (PGW) http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Mar02/Holzmair_Cooper.htm
& MOZART The Academy of Ancient Music at St John's Smith Square,
., 6 February & 14 March 2002, with observations about singing
competitions the Queen Elizabeth International Music Competition
of Belgium http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Mar02/belgium.htm
Bach & Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, Queen Elizabeth Hall...
Hall, London 20 th Feb 2002 (PGW) The QEH has, mercifully, abandoned
its experiment http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Feb02/mustonen.htm
Vision of Lear and Portrait Concert, Linbury Studio, Royal Opera...
Garden, February 2002 (PGW) Toshio Hosokawa's economical chamber
opera Peter Grahame Woolf http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Feb02/hosokawa.htm
URI CAINE ENSEMBLE
Mahler Reimagined Purcell Room, London 9 February 2002 and on CD
(PGW) Uri Caine is an American pianist and prolific recording artist
who spans the jazz and http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Mar02/caine.htm
& Wigglesworth Claire Booth (soprano) Ryan Wigglesworth...
Purcell Room, SBC 9 January 2002 (PGW) The Park Lane Group offers
an annual opportunity ... the piano, Ryan Wigglesworth. http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Jan02/plgyoungartists.htm
3rd String Quartet; Kevin VOLANS 6th String Quartet; DVORAK... Duke
Quartet. 10 March 2002, Blackheath Halls (PGW) To my shame, the
music of ... experience: Collins Classics 14172. Peter Grahame Woolf
NOSFERATU The Warehouse, London, 7 February 2002 (PGW) This was
an extraordinary evening http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Feb02/rzewski.htm
Luis de Pablo
[PGW]: Classical CD Reviews- Oct 2002 MusicWeb(UK) http://www.musicweb.uk.net/classrev/2002/Oct02/pablo.htm
A Wider Role
for the Tenor Violin? Agnes Kory [PGW] Trinity College of Music,
Greenwich. 20 May 2002 (PGW) http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/kory.htm
Saunders Wigmore hall 3 April 2000
Wigmore Hall, 3 April 2002 (PGW) This was in prospect an ... premiere
of a 2002 composition by Joe Cutler, - - -pointedly not nationalistic?
fan tutte Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
Conductor: Clive Timms 28 February 2002 (PGW) of Cosi fan tutte!
Peter Grahame Woolf
Chamber Music & Johann STRAUSS Waltzes
Cross, London July 3 & 4, 2002 (PGW) Never one to be taken at
face value ...
Glinka, Weber, Martinu, Chopin, English Romantics Trio March...
piano) Blackheath Halls 3 March 2002 (PGW) Most weekends the recital
room at Blackheath ... unreservedly for assured pleasure. Peter
Grahame Woolf Victoria Soames Samek can be heard http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Mar02/English_Romantics.htm
The Mikado ENO,
Mare's Nest SHO, The hackney Chronicles LSCO - PGW
Editor: Marc Bridle Founder Len Mullenger: Len@musicweb.uk.net S&H
Opera reviews The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan) English National
Opera, The Coliseum, London. 11 December 2001; http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2001/Dec01/3operas.htm
Pictures, Rachmaninov Concerto 3 Pletnev (cond...
Alexander Moguilevsky (piano) 30 April 2002 Royal Festival Hall
(PGW) Having been captivated in ... I fear for himhttp://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/Musorgsky_Pletnev.htm
VOLANS STRING QUARTETS at Blackheath and on CD (PGW)
6 th String Quartet; DVORAK Op. 96. Duke Quartet. 10 March 2002,
Blackheath Halls To my shame, the music of the Canadian composer
R. Murray Schafer (b. 1933) was scarcely known to http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Apr02/schafer.htm
The Handmaid's Tale : Classical CD Reviews- December 2000 . http://www.musicweb.uk.net/classrev/2000/dec00/ruders.htm
BACH St John
Passion in theatre, concert and on CD [PGW]
S&H Concert review BACH St John Passion in theatre, concert
and on CD, with thoughts about other Passions and the Bachakademie's
disappointments at South Bank Centre and Blackheath Halls (PGW)
19 & Blackheath Sundays, 7 April 2002 http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Apr02/negativity.htm
[RM]: Classical CD Reviews- Nov 2002 MusicWeb(UK)
Urbanová (soprano) Sárka Peter Straka (tenor) Ctirad
Ivan Kusnjer ... balances well with Peter Straka singing Ctirad.
He is ... Terry Barfoot and Peter Grahame Woolf Return to Index
Goodnight [KM]: Classical CD Reviews- Nov 2002 MusicWeb(UK)
Lynda Sayce - Lute) Rec: April 2002, Hertford College, Oxford, SIGNUM
SIGCD020 [69.00] see also review by Peter Grahame Woolf http://www.musicweb.uk.net/classrev/2002/Nov02/TheQueensGoodnight.htm
CPE BACH Keyboard
sonatas Cerasi METCD1032 [CC]: Classical Reviews- April 2002...
Keyboard Sonatas http://www.musicweb.uk.net/classrev/2002/Apr02/CPEBach.htm
Tovey and Mackenzie
Piano Concertos ..