Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Concert tally for 2019

Here, as promised, is my tally of concerts (not operas, for which click here) attended during 2019. I think I have included everything, even those not reviewed, but may have forgotten or miscounted the odd thing. One composer is counted once per concert, whether for three minutes of Webern or three hours of Messiaen. Opera performances in concert fall under opera, but individual arias etc. are listed here. It is encouraging, I think, to see such a variety of contemporary composers featured and to see Haydn's music, which one can never, ever hear enough, at joint second. (No slight to Schumann intended.) A consolidated performance list of operas and concerts will follow. In the meantime, Happy Beethoven Year!

Beethoven 11

Haydn, Schumann 6

Bach, Brahms, Mahler, Mozart 5

Bartók, Lachenmann, Ligeti, Schubert, Stockhausen, Strauss 4

Boulez, Debussy, Liszt, Messiaen, Prokofiev, Ravel, Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky, Varèse 3

Anahita Abbasi, Berlioz, Bruckner, Cage, Dvořák, Elgar, Peter Eötvös, Franck, Olga Neuwirth, Rameau, Rebecca Saunders, Saint-Saëns, Wagner, Wolf 2

Hans Abrahamsen, Louis Andriessen, Benjamin, Berg, Berio, Annesley Black, Chopin, Anne Cleare, William Cole, Dallapiccola, Dukas, Enescu, Falla, Ashley Fure, Zeynep Gedizlioğlu, Gershwin, Glinka, Gérard Grisey, Martin Grütter, Alexandre Guilmant, Emily Hall, Toshio Hosokawa, Gottfried Huppertz, Betsy Jolas, Kodály, Stephan Koncz, Thomas Larcher, David Lang, Philip Lawton, Oliver Leith, Lutosławski, Philippe Manoury, Vicente Martin y Soler, Martinů, Benedict Mason, Mendelssohn, Cathy Milliken, Monteverdi, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Nono, Mithatcan Öcal, Guillem Palomar, Paisiello, Poulenc, André Previn, Purcell, Rachmaninov, Sunleif Rasmussen, Johann Adam Reincken, Hermann Reutter, Rossini, Rzewski, Domenico Scarlatti, Salieri, Jonathan Scott, Tom Scott, Scriabin, Donghoon Shin, Sibelius, Valentin Silvestrov, Miroslav Srnka, Josephine Stevenson, Stravinsky, Giles Swayne, Telemann, Ustolvskaya, Errollyn Wallen, Weber, Webern, Stevie Wishart, Xenakis, Vito Žuraj 1