Summer is drawing to a close, but the sun is soon to rise on a new season of concerts, opera and ballet. Here are a few highlights from the last month on Bachtrack, and a quick look forward at what's to come in the next few months.
This month we've had a look at what will be going on in concert halls over the next few months, and you can read a few highlights from this busy period here. It's all happening, from numerous Mozart horn concertos to far more Schoenberg than you might expect. Take a look:
The summer classical music festival season is drawing to a close, but it's been a bumper crop this year and we've made it to a great deal. We're up to 62 reviews from the BBC Proms at the time of writing, 11 from Edinburgh International Festival, 8 from Robeco Zomerconcerten and 10 from Salzburg.
BBC Proms: bachtrack.com/reviews/listrelated/5/festival-current
Edinburgh International Festival: bachtrack.com/reviews/listrelated/1/festival
Robeco Zomerconcerten: bachtrack.com/about/robeco-zomerconcerten
Salzburg Festival: bachtrack.com/reviews/listrelated/23/festival
David enjoyed a trip to Bayreuth back at the beginning of August for a brace of stunningly performed Wagner pieces, and we also caught the month's most Olympian world première in Birmingham: Stockhausen's six-hour masterpiece Mittwoch aus Licht, which fully lived up to all the hype and helicopters.
Catch up with all our reviews here:
David and Alison Karlin