Friday 30 November 2012

December in Vienna

During December I shall be working in Vienna, for just over a fortnight at the Arnold Schoenberg Center, looking at Schoenberg's library, in particular his marginal annotations. (It excites me anyway...!) There is much of interest in terms of musical performance during my stay, though alas it seems a rather fallow period so far as the State Opera is concerned. (One cannot win everything...) Here, by way of a trailer, is a list of the performances I have arranged to attend so far. They may be added to.

4th - Formenti, Widmann, Minguet Quartet: Rihm
5th - Sokolov (hooray, since British government policies mean we are unable to hear him in London): Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven
7th - ORF SO/Metzmacher: Schreker, Mahler, Pfitzner, Berg
8th - Hänsel und Gretel  (Volksoper)
9th - Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen/Järvi: Schumann
11th - Aimard: Debussy
12th - Rotterdam PO/Nézet-Séguin: Beethoven and Mahler
13th - Kulman/Kutrowatz: Schumann
15th - Tonkünstler Orchestra, Lower Austria/Orozsco-Estrado: Mahler
16th - Mathis der Maler (Theater an der Wien)