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by Peter Grahame Woolf (Founder & Editor Emeritus)

Peter Grahame Woolf at 75 Today is the 75th birthday of Seen&Heard's founder, Peter Grahame Woolf. Below we print a series of his reviews since 1999 .......

The Queen's Goodnight: Tudor to Jacobean Instrumental Music [PGW]: Classical CD...

Three 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

WORDS, MUSIC AND COMPUTERS Peter Grahame Woolf Some reflections on Masterprize 2001 by Jean ... IANNIS XENAKIS (1922-2001) PETER EÖTVÖS at Strasbourg and Karlsruhe SCHUBERTIADE

Myaskovsky/Carter/Poulenc 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

Hungarian 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

ORPHEUS PRIZE 2002 - International Biennial Competition for Interpretation of...
Report ORPHEUS PRIZE 2002 - International Biennial Competition for Interpretation ... 14-16 February 2002 (PGW) Winners: Sophie Dardeau (flute ...

HUNGARY 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 noise

10th 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

EDITORIAL Making Live Music Pay
Shostakovich and Elgar Symphonies Live

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) 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

Jonathan Carney & Kathron Sturrock St John's Smith Square, 1 July 2002 Two fine musicians, each seen ... DCA 1061)

PIANO 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

48th 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 - -

OPERAS AND SINGERS June 2002 Stravinsky Oedipus Rex / Puccini Gianni Schicchi Benjamin ... Hall Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2002 in April, when (unaccountably) he was only

Editorial December 2000: Please take a look at Peter Woolf's - Feedback requested. An Exhibition of Gerard Hoffnung's

Cheltenham International Festival of Music 15-20 July 2002 (PGW) Cheltenham's venerable music festival is now under Michael Berkeley's artistic direction

Youth 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

La 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

CONTINENTAL BRITONS - The Émigré Composers Gal, Gellhorn...
Wigmore Hall 9 June 2002 (PGW). Peter Grahame Woolf See report from Goldsmiths'

PotPourri - 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

ANDALORO'S PROGRESS 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

MONTEVERDI L'incoronazione di Poppea Trinity College of Music Opera Group and...
Great, London 13th July 2002 (PGW) The team of Richard Williams ...... info@tcm.ac.uk Peter Grahame Woolf http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/July02/monteverdi_PGW.htm

Welsh National 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 http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Mar02/welsh.htm

RAAGS OF THE RAIN (2) Buddhadev DasGupta and Rajan & Sajan Misra, Purcell...
Room, London 31 July 2002 (PGW) The eminent veteran sarod player info@amc.org.uk Peter Grahame Woolf .musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/July02/raags2.htm

BRAHMS Sonata 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

Gerd KÜHR 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 http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2001/Dec01/kuhr.htm

Hungarian Spring; 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

DOMINICK ARGENTO POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO Guildhall School of Music & Drama 10...Music & Drama 10 June 2002 http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/argento.htm

VERDI Attila 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

CONCERTS at 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

Brian Elias, 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

YSAYE QUARTET 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

MOZART Zaide 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

TextMusic - 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

Royal Festival Hall, 25 June 2002 (PGW)... a modernist for all times. Peter Grahame Woolf Note: To follow the reasoning in this short http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/pires.htm

thegoldensection Bridewell Hall, London 18 June 2002 (PGW)
Bridewell Hall, London 18 June 2002 (PGW) http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/May02/golden.htm

London International 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

ANGELA HEWITT (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

BEETHOVEN Op 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

Jonathan Dove 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

ENSEMBLE SAKURA 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

SONDHEIM Sweeney 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

Bach, Mozart, 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..

NEW GENERATION 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

Wolfgang Holzmair 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

BACH, HANDEL & 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

Olli Mustonen 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

TOSHIO HOSOKAWA 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

Carter, Knussen & 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

R. MURRAY-SCHAFER 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 Seen&Heard http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Mar02/Murray-S.htm

RZEWSKI & 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

Holliger, Cutler, 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? http://www.musicweb.uk.net/SandH/2002/Apr02/wigmore3.htm

MOZART Cosi fan tutte Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
Conductor: Clive Timms 28 February 2002 (PGW) of Cosi fan tutte! Peter Grahame Woolf

Gerald BARRY Chamber Music & Johann STRAUSS Waltzes
Cross, London July 3 & 4, 2002 (PGW) Never one to be taken at face value ...

Hurlstone, Howells, 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

Mussorgsky Khovanschina, 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

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

Poul RUDERS 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

Negativity - 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

Janacek Sarka [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 Reviews

The Queen's 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 ..