Category Archives: Classical Music.

Tristan und Isolde

Opera is not an audio experience.  Anyone who has tried aand failed to enjoy Wagner by listening only will nod in understanding when I point out that Wagner himself said that it encompassed many genres (Gesamtkunstwerk).  This is one of … Continue reading

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Tea with Sophia Welz

Venue:  News Cafe, Campus Square, Auckland Park.  The waitress was very friendly and indulged me by making my tea exactly as I had asked for it.  It is generally an uninspiring venue and Campus Square is an uninspiring shopping centre.  … Continue reading

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Japanese stars at the Symphony

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Yasuo Shinozaki played their final symphony concert for 2016 after a year of, I think, only three public concerts – one in June, one in October and this one.  Very sad record … Continue reading

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Encore for symphony

I have been attending symphony concerts for more than forty years.  I have NEVER heard an audience demand an encore for the symphony section of one of these concerts.  Well, “never say ‘never’” according to my mother.  On 27 October … Continue reading

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Nataniel promises not to do Barcelona

CLASSIC NATANIËL Click on the following link where Nataniël will tell you more about this upcoming concert on the 30th October 2016 in the Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCstCQIhZm4 I am hoping to be at this FABULOUS concert.  Book now to … Continue reading

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A work with 50 shades of black and white

Joys of Sharing is easily one of the most exciting collaborative works to have been staged in Johannesburg this year. Three top South African artists, Gregory Vuyani Maqoma, Simphiwe Dana and Wouter Kellerman, got together for a series of performances … Continue reading

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Tea with Wouter Kellerman

Venue:  Cafe de la Creme, corner 4th Avenue and 7th Street, Melville.  A coffee shop and bakery that has been there for a long time, trading under the same name.  A new owner now, Frano, Telephone 079 878 3567.  They … Continue reading

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