He would have turned 100 last year. The concertante performance of “The Turn of the Screw” in the Konzerthaus can be seen as a small afterthought to his milestone birthday. But one wants to hear Benjamin Britten, England’s most important 20th-century composer, outside of his jubilee years as well.
A performance of „The Turn of the Screw“, in the Konzerthaus showed that opera can also work concertante.
The opportunity to hear all Beethoven’s piano concerti at once comes much too seldom. The Neuberger Kulturtage favoured its audience with this obvious choice of programme. Artistic director Stefan Vladar conducted “his” Vienna Chamber Orchestra from the keyboard through five magnificent performances. On two occasions, the audience rose to its feet in the Dormitorium: on […]