There is plenty going on classical music-wise in Seattle these days. There is, of course, the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Lakeside School festival which is heading into its third week. Some of the highlights next week include:
- Richard Strauss’s Piano Quartet on Monday
- Jeremy Denk playing Ligeti etudes in a free recital on Wednesday
- And, Sergei Taneyev’s Piano Quartet Op. 20 on Friday
If you can’t get to a concert, you can always check out the personal websites of festival musicians. Jeremy Denk’s website and blog is readable and interesting. Who knew this was the life of a classical pianist?
Also, cellist Robert deMaine launched a new website.
Also, this weekend, the Northwest Mahler Festival reconvenes for a concert this Sunday featuring the Sixth Symphony, music from “Gotterdammerung,” and the Dance of the Seven Veils from Strauss’s opera “Salome”
If websites aren’t your thing, check out these two You Tube videos. The first is a video of Valery Gergeiv conducting Mahler’s 6th Symphony with the LSO and the second video is chamber festival violinist Augustin Hadelich playing the last movement of Bela Bartok’s Violin Sonata.