Sunday 31 December 2023

Tally of concerts heard in 2023

Mozart exchanged second operatic place for first in 2023 concerts. Perhaps no great surprises, save for Byrd's high-placed anniversary showing. (I should be very happy for it to be repeated in other years.) The world's bizarre neglect of the Second Viennese School, even Berg, shows no sign of being reversed, though surely 2024's Schoenberg anniversary will bring some temporary respite.

As usual, I have counted one appearance or twenty in a concert as one. That has its problems, but I am not sure counting every piece, even if it were practical, would be any better. Encores are not included. I have endeavoured to remember performances I attended but did not review, but it is of course possible I may have missed something.

11 Mozart

8 Beethoven

7 Brahms, Schumann

6 Bach

5 Schubert, Byrd

4 Mahler, Prokofiev, Strauss

3 Benjamin, Chopin, Ligeti, Liszt, Ravel

2 Debussy, Haydn, Knussen

1 Alkan, Dieter Ammann, CPE Bach, Johann Christoph Bach, JCF Bach, Bartók, Beethoven, Berberian, Berg, Berio, Boismortier, Boulez, Busoni, Cage, Chausson, Unsuk Chin, Coleridge-Taylor, Crumb, Duparc, Dvořák, Elgar, Fauré, Francesco Filidei, Grisey, Saed Haddad, Hartmann, Henze, Hindemith, Holliger, Ibert, Kurtág, Márton Illés, Jolas, Sigurd von Koch, Lachenmann, Manoury, Messiaen, Mompou, Elizabeth Ogonek, Poulenc, Rachmaninov, Reger, Reimann, Saint-Saëns, Scarlatti, Schmidt, Schoeck, Schnittke, Schoenberg, Schulhoff, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Scriabin, Sweelinck, Telemann, Tippett, Ustolvskaja, Varèse, Vivaldi, Wagner, Weelkes, Weill, Widmann, Wolf, Xenakis, Zimmermann