Thursday, 8 November 2012
Full details are now released and you can gucken to your heart’s content on the website. Intermezzo already picked up the promising news that Kurtág's Endgame-inspired opera might only be postponed until 2014, and Boulezian highlights some Hagen Quartet Beethoven which you can hear for a fraction of the price at the Konzerthaus throughout this season (should you find yourself in Vienna, of course). Some other good news is that after Heinz Hollinger was left to carry contemporary programming this summer – and I did go a few events, which I didn’t write about here – next year’s offerings look in somewhat healthier shape if a little Wien Modern-ish (for those who recall random nods to spectralism, and the ‘British Collection’). Not remotely close to the Kontinente series, but there are enough pointless Hinterhäuser recriminations voiced in Austria as it is.