MUSIC / Music and Opera in 1994

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Rosenkavalier, ENO 2 Feb

Turn of the Screw, Tramway/Scottish Opera, 15 Feb

Katya Kabanova, ROH 4 Mar

Blond Eckbert by Judith Weir, ENO 20 Apr

Glyndebourne reopens with Figaro, 28 May

Playing Away by Benedict Mason, Opera North 31 May

New Ring cycles: Bayreuth summer, ROH autumn

Beatrice Cenci by Berthold Goldschmidt, Berlin 16 Sept

HK Gruber premiere at new theatre, Huddersfield, Nov


Denisov and others, in BBC National Orchestra of Wales Russian series 5-28 Jan

Adams Violin Concerto, Minnesota 19 Jan

Gorecki new work for Kronos, New York 20 Jan

Lloyd Tolerance, London Philharmonic, RFH 27 Jan

Carter Partita, Chicago 17 Feb

Glass Violin Concerto (UK prem), Kremer, Philharmonia, RFH 9 Mar


Rostropovich recital with Ian Brown, Barbican 8 Jan

The Classical Music Awards 1994, Royal Albert Hall 21 Jan (BBC 2 22 Jan)

Ikons (John Tavener series), BBC / Barbican 21-24 Jan

Towards the Millennium (1930s), Birmingham / Cardiff / London, Mar

Berio, South Bank Apr/May

Bournemouth Orchestras celebrate centenary by opening Basingstoke concert hall with Tavener premiere, 3 May

100th Proms, 15 July-10 Sept

Edinburgh Festival, 14 Aug-3 Sept, with Australian Opera

LSO 90th birthday season opens with Mahler festival, Barbican from 21 Sept


400 (d): Giovanni Palestrina

300 (b): J H Roman

250 (d): Andre Campra

150 (b): Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Pablo Sarasate

100 (b): Walter Piston

100 (d): Emmanuel Chabrier, Guillaume Lekeu

75 (b): Galina Ustvolskaya

60 (b): Harrison Birtwistle, Peter Maxwell Davies, Peter Dickinson, Zsolt Durko, William Mathias, Alfred Schnittke

60 (d): Frederick Delius, Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst

50 (b): York Holler, Michael Nyman, John Tavener

50 (d): Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Ethel Smyth, Viktor Ullmann


Front runners in the Classic FM voting on Friday afternoon: Vaughan Williams, Gorecki, Allegri. Bottom: Tavener, Delibes, and Purcell's Abdelazer - must be the Andrew Lloyd Webber Conservative party version.