Saturday, 3 January 2015

Tally of performances, 2014


As before, I am not sure what, if anything, this indicates, but it is of interest to me at least. Clearly the figures reflect a mixture of personal inclination and what has been available both in London and the other cities I have visited. I have counted each composer once per performance, so an all-Mozart concert counts for one, just as the Overture to The Marriage of Figaro would. Wagner probably does worse than anyone else in terms of minutes per point, but I am sure he will cope. In the case of transcriptions, I have counted both composers. Concert performances have been counted under opera, but operatic excerpts (the only case being a suite from Hänsel und Gretel) have been included under concerts.


What of the results? Well, Mozart is a clear winner overall, rather to my surprise. Birtwistle clearly – and deservedly – did well in his anniversary year. It is perhaps alarming to see so few composers listed as receiving more than one operatic performance, but perhaps not; there are, after all, quite a few receiving one, suggesting broadening of the repertoire at a minimal level at least.


Opera


Mozart 13

Wagner 10

Puccini 9

Strauss 8

Britten, Gluck, Birtwistle 2

Julian Anderson, Ferdinando Bertoni, Bizet, Borodin, Elspeth Brooke, Hunter Coblentz, Francisco Coll, Debussy, Dvořák, Søren Nils Eichberg, Luca Francesconi, Handel, Henze, Edwin Hillier, Janáček, Algirdas Kraunaitis, Frank Martin, Monteverdi, Lewis Murphy, Poulenc, Rachmaninov, Rossini, Schoenberg, Schubert, Josephine Stephenson, Tippett, Weber 1


Concerts


Beethoven 12

Mozart 11

Birtwistle, Brahms, Schubert 7

Mahler 6

Bach, Schoenberg, Stravinsky 5

Debussy, Strauss 4

Chopin, Messiaen, Ravel, Schumann 3

C.P.E. Bach, Bartók, Berg, Berlioz, Bruckner, Busoni, Peter Maxwell Davies, Haydn, Henze, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Zemlinsky 2

John Adams, Ayal Adler, Georg Anton Benda, Berio, Carter, Cerha, Dallapiccola, Brett Dean, Dvořák, Dusapin, Elgar, Ferneyhough, Roberto Gerhard, Helen Grime, Handel, Humperdinck, Honegger, Toshio Hosokawa, Thomas Larcher, Kurtág, John McLeod, Medtner, Mendelssohn, Nono, Jānis Petraškevičs, Rachmaninov, Reger, Rihm, Kareem Rouston, Saint-Saëns, Johannes Schöllhorn, Scriabin, Sibelius, Takemitsu, Telemann, Tchaikovsky, Xenakis, Wagner, Huw Watkins, Jörg Widmann 1


Overall


Mozart 24

Beethoven, Strauss 12

Wagner 11

Birtwistle, Puccini 9

Schubert 8

Brahms 7

Mahler, Schoenberg 6

Debussy, Stravinsky 5

Chopin, Henze, Messiaen, Ravel, Schumann 3

C.P.E. Bach, Bartók, Berg, Berlioz, Britten, Bruckner, Busoni, Peter Maxwell Davies, Dvořak, Gluck, Handel, Haydn, Henze, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Zemlinsky 2

John Adams, Ayal Adler, Julian Anderson, Georg Anton Benda, Berio, Ferdinando Bertoni, Bizet, Borodin, Elspeth Brooke, Carter, Cerha, Hunter Coblentz, Francisco Coll, Dallapiccola, Brett Dean, Dvořák, Dusapin, Søren Nils Eichberg, Elgar, Ferneyhough, Luca Francesconi, Roberto Gerhard, Helen Grime, Handel, Edwin Hillier, Humperdinck, Honegger, Toshio Hosokawa, Janáček, Algirdas Kraunaitis, Kurtág, Thomas Larcher, Frank Martin, John McLeod, Medtner, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Lewis Murphy, Nono, Jānis Petraškevičs, Poulenc, Reger, Rihm, Rossini, Kareem Rouston, Saint-Saëns, Johannes Schöllhorn, Scriabin, Sibelius, Josephine Stephenson, Takemitsu, Telemann, Tchaikovsky, Tippett, Xenakis, Wagner, Huw Watkins, Weber, Jörg Widmann 1

 

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