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December 1999
December Classical CD Reviews    December Film Music CD Reviews
Tony Duggan continues his synoptic review of the Mahler symphonies
Symphony No 5
Schnittke at Goldsmiths College and Wigmore Hall, December 1999
Berlioz The Childhood of Christ
LSO & Chorus with soloists cond. Sir Colin Davis. The Barbican 19 December 1999

David Starobin (guitars) with George Crumb (percussion) Wigmore Hall 13 December
Tom Kerstens (guitars) Purcell Room 14 December
History of the Jazz Trumpet (Park Lane Group) Queen Elizabeth Hall 14 December
Piano Circus (BMIC 'Cutting Edge' series) The Warehouse, SE1 16 December

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor) & Graham Johnson (piano) French song Wigmore Hall, 15 December 1999
Louis Andriessen M is for Man, Music, Mozart and De Tijd  BBC Symphony Orchestra cond. Martyn Brabbins, with New London Children's Chorus  The Barbican, 10 December 1999
The Galliard Ensemble Purcell Room. 7 December 1999
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Rex Ingram's film with music by Carl Davis/Nic Raine LPO conducted by Carl Davis. Royal Festival Hall, 12 12 1999
Bach and his Contemporaries King's Consort, Robert King director, with singers  Wigmore Hall 9 December 1999.
The Beggars' Opera Broomhill Opera directed by Jonathan Miller, music arranged by Jonathan Lloyd; musical director Charles Hazelwood. Wilton's Music Hall, 7 December 1999.
Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Zimmermann: Photoptosis; Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy
Kyung Wha-Chung (violin); London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ingo Metzmacher (conductor) Royal Festival Hall Thursday 9 December 1999

Warsaw Autumn Festival 99
Dutilleux The Shadows of Time & Bruckner 7th Symphony LPO cond. Kurt Masur at the Royal Festival Hall, 4 December 1999.
Lars Vogt (piano) Wigmore Hall, 5 December 1999
Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, with soloists, cond. Sir Colin Davis. Barbican 5 December 1999 (also 8 & 11, and 9 December on R3)
OPERA ROUND-UP Handel's Rinaldo at the Barbican (17 November 1999) and Alcina at the Coliseum (29 November 1999); Britten's Peter Grimes, also at the Coliseum (30 November)
Arditti Quartet, Avanti and Ensemble Recherche in Huddersfield.
National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia Victoria Hall, Halifax 26 November 1999
Joanna MacGregor, piano & Andrew Stones, digital projections Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. 17 November 1999
Chausson Centenary Philippe Graffin (violin), Jeremy Menuhin (piano) and the Chilingirian Quartet. Wigmore Hall, 16 November 1999
Gluck Alceste (Paris version, 1776) starring Anne Sophie van Otter, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. The Barbican, 26 October and Radio 3, 13 November
Cornelius Cardew: Treatise (excerpt) Morton Feldman: Why Patterns Music Projects/London (Richard Bernas) BMIC at The Warehouse. Thursday 11 November 1999
Artur Pizarro (piano) Copland, Gershwin, Griffes & Barber Wigmore Hall, 12 November 1999
Mauricio Kagel Music of the Bizarre South Bank Centre 13 Oct. & 2 Nov. '99.London Sinfonietta cond. Oliver Knussen and Reinbert de Leeuw, with soloists.
Musica Transalpina Celebration of Italian Music at the Royal College of Organists Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini (5 & 6 November) and Francesco Cera (11 November) St Andrew's Church, Holborn.
DVORAK CHAMBER MUSIC at Queen Elizabeth Hall 7 November 1999
Florestan Trio, Members of Vellinger Quartet etc., Helene Wold & Hilary Summers (singers) with Eugene Asti (piano)
John Corigliano: A Dylan Thomas Trilogy Royal Festival Hall, London, Saturday 6 November 1999, Patrick Burrowes,treble John Daszak, tenor William Dazeley, baritone BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra Leonard Slatkin, conductor
City of London Sinfonia (Richard Hickox, conductor) at the Barbican, November 6th 1999: Nicholson stramash; Osborne oboe concerto (Nicholas Daniel); Berkeley cello concerto; Tavener the protecting veil (Steven Isserlis)
BMIC at The Warehouse (the cutting edge) Thursday 4th November 1999 Opus 20, director Scott Stroman: Cashian, Keeling and Hämeeniemi
November 1999
From Monday 9th November we are presenting a daily review page. This will be chosen from forthcoming or back reviews of Classical and Film Music CDs. Film Music will generally be Mondays and Wednesdays. Live concert reviews will also be featured. The review can be accessed here
We would like to enquire whether there are any composers not covered so far for which you might like a biography. Please e-mail Len Mullenger Len@musicweb.uk.net

November Classical CD Reviews    November Film Music CD Reviews
This months Film Music Reviews start with a Shakespeare special.
COMPETITIONS This month we start separate competitions for the Classical and Film Music sites. You could win two discs on each site.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome to the Seen&Heard team Hans-Theodor Wohlfahrt, distinguished UK music correspondent of many European publications, including Neue Zeitschrift für Musik; Neue Züricher Zeitung and Der Standard (Vienna). Theo intends that his involvement will "circle around the unknown, around events I travel to, around composers I feel should be known, and around positive and negative trends". His contributions will enhance the international orientation of S&H, first demonstrated in our coverage of the Strasbourg Musica99 festival.

Peter Grahame Woolf

Joseph Holbrooke
Welcome to Joseph Holbrooke
Sir Michael Tippett
Welcome to Sir Michael Tippett
Mátyás Seiber
Welcome to Mátyás Seiber
FIBONACCI at St John's, Smith Square, November 2nd 1999
Skalkottas: String Quartets 3 & 4 / Five Greek Dances New Hellenic Quartet The Hellenic Centre, London Friday 22 October 1999
Two reports from
(Stephen Coombs, Frederic Chiu, Piers Lane, Vladimir Ovchinikov, Artur Pizarro, Jonathan Plowright and Kathryn Stott) Blackheath Halls, London SE3, 20 -24 October 1999
Ivor Gurney's Songs and Poems Ian Partridge (tenor) & Jennifer Partridge (piano) with actors.South Bank Centre 31st October 1999
Max Black at Lyric Hammersmith 29 October 1999

IAN PACE at bmic, The Warehouse 28th October

GEMINI at Goldsmiths Simon Limbrick (percussion)
27 October 1999
Federation of Recorded Music Societies West Midlands Region Conference Birmingham and Midland Institute October 23rd 1999
THE BEGGAR'S OPERA Cardboard Citizens and the Baylis Programme at English National Opera; Bridewell Theatre, London: 30 September to 23 October 1999
Tony Duggan continues his synoptic review of the Mahler symphonies
Das Lied von der Erde
October 1999
William Mathias
Welcome to William Mathias
Lennox Berkeley
A biography from David Wright

Karl Rankl A fascinating interview with the composer's widow by Paul Conway.
2 PIANOS 4 HANDS Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt Comedy Theatre, London, 12 October 1999
HANDEL La Resurrezione The English Consort/Trevor Pinnock at The Barbican Centre 6 October 1999
Tosca and Nabucco
Chisinau National Opera at Dartford and Kensington
(Orchard Theatre, Dartford 8 February and Royal Albert Hall 11 October 1999)
Paul Simmonds (Pedal Clavichord) BCS Recital at Art Worker's Guild, London, 9 October 1999
Zemlinsky Es war einmal... RFH 6th October 1999; BBCSO cond. Sir Andrew Davis, with soloists.
HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA (flute) and SHIV KUMAR SHARMA (santoor) with guests at the Barbican Centre, 1st October 1999
Musica99  Seen&Heard visits the Spanish Festival held in France
October Classical CD Reviews

September 1999

Havergal Brian Society
A major update with many new files

Ottorino Respighi
Complete update of web site

Richard Adams surveys the available recordings of Vaughan Williams 9th symphony

Tony Duggan continues his synoptic review of the Mahler symphonies
Mahler Symphony No.2

So You want to be a Hollywood Composer? by Stephen Barton
Will Korngold and Herrmann Be Counted as the Giants of 20th Century Music? by Ian Lace

Ian Parrott
Paul Conway discusses the compositions of Ian Parrott (appended to the article by David Wright)

Quincy Porter
Welcome to Quincy Porter

Seen&Heard Birtwistle & Ustvolskaya at the Proms; 5 & 6 August 1999

Definition of a Great Composer by David Wright heads up the beginning of a series of composer profiles.

September Classical CD Reviews   Sept Film Music reviews   Film Music Supplementary reviews
August 1999

Classical Front page has a makeover

BMG announce forthcoming complete Rubinstein edition

Universal announce The Hitchcock Video Collection

Tony Duggan starts his synoptic review of the Mahler symphonies
Mahler Symphony No.1

August Classical CD Reviews   American server  Chat room added
August Film Music CD Reviews   American server  Chat room added
Film Trailer videos now available

Seen and Heard
The first live concert reviews!
Star Wars Trilogy
A four CD anthology of the original Soundtrack
July 1999
    We now have the use of an American server where CD reviews will be posted
Helen San has given the Film Music a makeover
Seen and Heard
A new venture
Arnold Bax
A major update
Havergal Brian
A major update
Luís de Pablo
Welcome to Luís de Pablo
Egon Wellesz
Anthony Hedges
Welcome to Anthony Hedges

The July Classical CD Reviews     US server
The July Film Music CD Reviews    US server

June 1999
John Larchet
Welcome to John Larchet
Peter Racine Fricker
Welcome to Peter Racine Fricker
Priaulx Rainier
Welcome to Priaulx Rainier
Sir Lennox Berkeley
Welcome to Sir Lennox Berkeley
Roger Sessions
Welcome to Roger Sessions
Judith Buckle   Soprano
The June Classical CD Reviews
The June Film Music CD Reviews
Star Wars: Some Observations on that Phantom Menace by Jeffrey Wheeler  &  soundtrack review
Reginald Smith Brindle - extract from autobiography
COMPETITION   Win a free CD of your choice A fresh chance every month

The May Film Music CD Reviews   The May Classical CD Reviews
The April Film Music CD Reviews   The April Classical CD Reviews

The March Film Music CD reviews    The March Classical CD Reviews
A Search Engine has now been re-instated on the site.
Richard Adams reviews the Phase 4 Herrmann recordings
In Memoriam Charles Gerhardt
David Wishart tribite to Christopher Palmer
John Gardner
On his 80th Birthday
Edgar Deale
Welcome to Edgar Deale
Fiona Cross
Welcome to Fiona Cross  
Ronald Stevenson
Welcome to Ronald Stevenson
Rosalind Ellicott
Welcome to Rosalind Ellicott
Patric Standford
Welcome to Patric Standford
Elizabeth Maconchy
Welcome to Elizabeth Maconchy
This month we welcomed our 15,000th visitor to the Film music site.
The February Film Music CD Reviews  The February Classical CD reviews
Inglis Gundry
Autobiography: The Last Boy in the Family
Elmer Bernstein
Looking for the key by Norman Tozer
Seán Ó'Riada
Welcome to Seán Ó'Riada
Carlo Martelli
Welcome to Carlo Martelli
Frederick May
Welcome to Frederick May
David Dorward
Welcome to David Dorward
Havergal Brian
Welcome to the Havergal Brian Society


The January Classical CD reviews   The January Film Music CD reviews
REVIEW: JOHN BARRY: A Life In Music By Geoff Leonard, Pete Walker, & Gareth Bramley

An interview with Peter Katin

Ian Parrott

Welcome to Ian Parrott

This month we welcomed our 20,000th visitor to the classical site and 10,000th to the Film music site.

The December classical CD reviews
FILM MUSIC Review of the year  Editor's choice     Reviewer's choices  Website Awards  Dec CD reviews

Patric Standford
Welcome to Patric Standford

Gerard Victory

Welcome to Gerard Victory

Aloys Fleischmann

Welcome to Aloys Fleischmann


Classical CD Reviews
Our First batch of Classical CD Reviews

Welcome to our new reviewer, Paul Tonks

David Hirschfelder talks to Paul Tonks about Elizabeth  
George Fenton talks to Paul Tonks
Latest Korngold Recording News
Report from Percy Grainger weekend by Ian Lace

Martin Shaw

Welcome to Martin Shaw

Victor Hely-Hutchinson

Now with photographs

Francis Routh

Photo Gallery added to the Francis Routh File

Some time in November  I hope to place a complete copy of this web site on the Force9 commercial server and this will become the main site from then on. This move has been forced by the impossibility of administering this large web site as a Front Page web. If you use the short URLs (http://come.to/musicweb and http://surf.to/FilmMusic) you will be automatically transferred to the site.
EMI Great Recordings of the Century
Details of the first issue

Warner Bros 75 years
 Warner Bros 75 Years Entertaining the World - 4CD set
Bernard Herrman
Book Review: Ian Lace reviews
A Heart at Fire's Center - The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann by Steven C. Smith;
Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Welcome to Victor Hely-Hutchinson
George Crumb
A complete update of the site
Ottorino Respighi
Adriano talks about his love of Respighi
Violin Sonata - a commentary by Charlie Niven
John Buckley
Welcome to John Buckley
Patrick Hadley
Welcome to Patrick Hadley
Paul Patterson
Welcome to Paul Patterson.
Film Music Reviews
October Recorded Film Music Reviews
The end of August was marked by a server crash which deleted the entire web-site. We are slowly recovering from this position. All text files and graphics are now back in place but some other facilities are not currently available.
Frank Bridge
Welcome to Frank Bridge with a large biography from Rob Barnett with photographs.
Denis ApIvor
Autobiography    Illustration have also been added to David Wright's biography.
Warwick Arts Society
Winter Series A wonderful Winter quartet series.
James Wilson
Welcome to James Wilson
Film Music Reviews
August - September Recorded Film Music Reviews
Compilation of Gershwin CD Reviews
Compilation Of Korngold CD Reviews
Recommended Film Music recordings UPDATE (a large file 1.5Mbyte - a text only version is available)
Miklós RÓZSA
The Concert music of Miklós RÓZSA  by Rob Barnett

Film Music  CD Reviews
July - August Recorded Film Music CD Reviews
Film Music Interview
Richard Adams intervies David Wishart

JULY 1998

British Light Music Composers
Philip Scowcroft's Garlands: a massive database of British Light Music composers.
Edmund Rubbra
Welcome to Edmund Rubbra: Biography and discography
Elisabeth Lutyens
Welcome to Elisabeth Lutyens
David Wright
Extract from Autobiography: The Music Years 1961 - 67
Ralph Vaughan Williams
David Wright on The Fourth Symphony
Reginald Smith Brindle
Welcome to Reginald Smith Brindle
William Alwyn
William Alwyn by Francis Routh Reprint from Contemporary British Music, 1972
Thea Musgrave
Welcome to Thea Musgrave
Richard Arnell
Welcome to Richard Arnell
James Brown
Welcome to James Brown
Robert Crawford
Welcome to Robert Crawford
John Veale
Welcome to John Veale
Francis Routh
Welcome to Francis Routh
David Wright
Welcome to David Wright   As well as being a composer he is also a major contributor of articles to this site. Visit this page and see what will be arriving in the future!
David Wynne
Welcome to David Wynne

JUNE 1998

Film Music Reviews
June - July Recorded Film Music Reviews

Redcliffe Recordings
Redcliffe Recordings are now on-line. This small, mid-price label specializes in the repertoire of British composers. Recordings are all very recent and are usually the première and only available recording of the works.
Ruth Gipps
Welcome to Ruth Gipps (Dr Baker)
William Wallace
Welcome to William Wallace
Bantock at the Three Choirs Festival
Bantock performances and Society AGM Tuesday August 18th, 1998.
Anthony Payne
Welcome to Anthony Payne
John Joubert
Welcome to John Joubert

MAY 1998
Coventry Jazz Festival
27-31st August 1998
Denis ApIvor
Welcome to Denis ApIvor
Ian Lace
Award to Ian for his contribution to British Music

Film Music Reviews
May-June Recorded Film Music Reviews
Grace Williams
Welcome to Grace Williams
Rhona Clarke
Welcome to Rhona Clarke
Alexander Mackenzie
Welcome to Alexander Mackenzie
Humphrey Searle
Memoirs: Quadrille with a Raven Previously unpublished and exclusively available electronically here.

April 1998

Korngold News
New recordings and Biography by Brendan Carroll
Philip Sainton
Welcome to Philip Sainton
Film Music Composer Portraits
Richard Adams interviews John Morgan
Gerry Goldsmith by Ian Lace
Gerard Hoffnung
Sale of postcards, books, cassettes, jigsaws
David Barlow
Welcome to David Barlow
The Wilfred Josephs Society
List of Works completed (at last)
Humphrey Searle
Humphrey Searle by David C.F Wright (approx 15 pages)
Humphrey Searle by Francis Routh (extracted from Contemporary British Composers 1972)
Inglis Gundry
The Operas of Inglis Gundry   by Inglis Gundry with many photographs of the productions
                                                  We require help in identifying many of the performers
March 1998

Recorded Film Music
March-April Film Music CD Reviews
Fernando Sor
Fernando Sor by Andy Daly
Arthur Butterworth
Ancestral Voices: Elgar's 3rd symphony
Photographs added
George Lloyd
The Symphonies of George Lloyd by Paul Conway
Ottorino Respighi
Graphics added
Christian Darnton
Photo gallery added

February 1998

Edgar Bainton
List of Works added
Benjamin Britten
Welcome to Benjamin Britten
Recorded Film Music
February Film Music CD Reviews
Benjamin Frankel
CD Review: Violin and Viola concerti: Hubert Culot
William Alwyn
Film score: Odd Man Out by Ian Johnson
Doreen Carwithen
More première recordings
Inglis Gundry
Inglis Gundry Photo Gallery
Leo Brouwer
Welcome to Leo Brouwer
Humphrey Searle
List of Works
Sir Arnold Bax
Portrait Gallery
Review of the first release of a Naxos symphonic cycle: Symphony No. 1

January 1998
Don Carlo Gesualdo
Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, Count of Conza (1561 - 1613)
Christian Darnton
Welcome to Christian Darnton
Edgar Bainton
Welcome to Edgar Bainton
Michael Berkeley
Welcome to Michael Berkeley
Inglis Gundry
Welcome to the Cornish composer Inglis Gundry
Film Music
A completely new area of this web site: Film Music
Ernest Moeran
Welcome to the Ernest Moeran page
Hugh Wood
Welcome to the Hugh Wood page
Buxton Orr
Gerard Hoffnung
Welcome to the Gerard Hoffnung web page
Eric Coates
Welcome to the Eric Coates web page

December 1997

Buxton Orr
Welcome to the Buxton Orr web page
Arthur Butterworth
Welcome to the Arthur Butterworth web page
John Ireland
Complete update of Works list (Phew!!)
November 1997
Wilfred Josephs  Obituary
Arnold Bax
Welcome to Arnold Bax
The Bantock Society
A brief introduction to the life and work of Sir Granville Bantock by Vincent Budd
A beginner's guide to the Bantock discography
Benjamin Frankel
Benjamin Frankel on-line

October 1997

Malcolm Arnold
New Colour portrait
BECKUS   Contents of the Arnold Society Newsletter
Malcolm Arnold and Jon Lord by Vincent Budd
The Bantock Society
A first recording of Sappho
Welcome to George Crumb
We are acting as a mirror site for The Official George Crumb Home Page
The Dvorak Society
Welcome to the Dvorak Society
The Wilfred Josephs Society
Welcome to the Wilfred Josephs Society

September 1997

William Alwyn
Feature Film list
Documentary Film List
Federation of Recorded Music Societies
Olton Society: Programme update to March 1998
Bramhall Society  added
John Ireland
Complete list of works
Alan Rawsthorne
The Commercial Recordings by John Belcher
Published Works
The Longest Walk on Earth by Alan Rawsthorne
Rawsthorne's Finest Achievement? by John McCabe
A Few Random Memories of Alan by Alan Frank
Some Recollections of Alan Rawsthorne by Thomas Pitfield
The Pre-war Years by Gordon Green
Rawsthorne's Recorder Suite A mystery solved by John Turner
Alan Rawsthorne's Film Music in Context by John M Belcher

Bernard Stevens  link

August 1997

Thea Musgrave: New recording
John Ireland
Malcolm Arnold

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