Welcome to my notes from concerts and operas around the world (many in Austria), now searchable and indexed in the menus below.

I have written these for almost every concert or opera I have attended since the start of 2010 and have posted them for Facebook friends since then.  I wrote irregularly for several years before that, with limited e-mail distribution.  In August 2015, I got around to making a proper blog (slowly adding earlier reviews heading backwards before then).

I did once have a blog before, in 1996-2002, when I had a monthly post (starting before the word “blog” even existed) about another topic entirely: the sport of rowing.  Then I moved to Kosovo, a country without rowing, so I stopped blogging.

Kosovo also had close to no classical music scene.  So when I traveled, I sought concerts and operas, and sometimes reviewed them.  This continued even after I left Kosovo, bought a home in Vienna, Austria, and moved full-time to Tbilisi, Georgia.  When, in 2009, I moved again, this time to Russia (part time), concert- and opera-going became my main activity outside work, and so my reviews took to Facebook.  But as the reviews there are visible to Facebook friends only, and are also not searchable, several people have encouraged me to post them on a blog.

Here they are.

2 thoughts on “music reviews around the world

  1. Charles, hello! We chatted many years ago via email about rowing. Sorry to approach you this way, but I am curious if your former rowing blog is still active or archived? I read portions of it back in the day and was reminded recently of its unique content. I was hoping to read through it as I consider new ideas and ways for my own coaching (which I still do). Cheers, George


    1. George, indeed! Sorry, stopped updating the old rowing blog regalary in 2002 and completely stopped around 2005. I canceled the account connected to the website where it was residually hosted around 2013, so it’s off line (it actually was never a proper blog – predated the term “blog” and existed as a website I designed in html). I’ve saved the posts. Could fish them out and send some. Will shoot you an e-mail.


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