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Le choeur chant du coeur - Tenebrae in French choral music

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Tenebrae & Nigel Short Perotin, Brumel, de Severac, Poulenc, Durufle; Tenebrae, Nigel Short; Cadogan Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 11 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Shattering performance of Poulenc's Figure Humain e crowns fine programme...Show More Summary

Season preview - Wigmore Hall 2016/17

Sarah Connolly who opens theWigmore Hall 2016/17 season The Wigmore Hall announced its 2016/17 season (full information from their website) with its first ever live-streaming and the new season offers the promise of more to come. The season opens with Sarah Connolly and Malcolm Martineau in Schumann, Berlioz and Mahler. Show More Summary

I heard you singing: English Songs - Ben Johnson and James Baillieu

I heard you singing: English Songs; Ben Johnson, James Baillieu; Opus Arte Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 5 2016 Star rating: 4.0 From the sentimental to the comic, Ben Johnson explores English ballads This new disc from Rosenblatt...Show More Summary

Seven world premieres - the impressive debut of Suzi Digby and Ora Singers

Suzi Digby and Ora Singers Byrd, Esenvalds, Panufnik, Pott, L'Estrange, Park, Bray; Ora Singers, Suzi Digby; Church of St Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 9 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Impressive launch of a new choir with programme spanning 16th and 21st century including seven world premieres. Show More Summary

Launch of Gabrieli Roar

Gabrieli Roar is Gabrieli's training, mentoring and performance scheme for British youth choirs and their teenage singers, founded on the idea that every young person should have the opportunity to experience great works of art, whether that be to view an original Monet or to sing a major oratorio. Show More Summary

Something Rich and Strange: Choral Settings of Shakespeare

Londiniu, To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the chamber choir Londinium (conductor Andrew Griffiths) presents a programme of choral music inspired by his work at the church of St. Sepulchre without Newgate on 13 February 2016. Show More Summary

Bach's French suites and Mozart's suite in C from Peter Hill

Bach French Suites, Mozart Suite in C; Peter Hill; Delphian Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 3 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Bach played on a piano with finesse by Peter Hill Bach is one of those composers who dazzle with the fecundity of their...Show More Summary

Italian sunshine and Mozartean perfection - the Nash Ensemble at the Wigmore Hall

Felix Mendelssohn - View of Amalfi (detail) Donizetti String Quartet No. 13, Verdi String Quartet, Mozart Clarinet Quintet; Nash Ensemble; the Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Ruth Hansford on Feb 6 2016 Star rating: 4.5 Musical cross pollinations...Show More Summary

Guilty pleasures - Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini from Freiburg

Zandonai Francesca da Rimini; Christina Vasileva, Martin Muhle, Juan Orazco, Adriano Graziani, Theater Freiburg, Fabrice Bollon; CPO Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 30 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Zandonai's highly perfumed hokum gets an impressive...Show More Summary

Found in Translation - Club Inégales

Peter Wiegold and Notes Ine?gales by Frederique Bellec Composer Peter Wiegold's Club Inégales is an intriguing place, existing in the fascinating limnal zone between jazz, new music, classical music and many other things. Wiegold himself...Show More Summary

Chabrier's L'Etoile at Covent Garden

Chabrier's L’Étoile at Royal Opera House © ROH 2016. Photograph by Bill Cooper Chabrier L'Etoile; Kate Lindsey, Christophe Mortagne, Simon Bailey, Francois Piolino, Aimery Lefèvre, Hélène Guilmette, Julie Boulianne, Chris Addison, Jean-Luc...Show More Summary

Vilde Frang, Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo in Mozart Violin Concertos

Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve Mozart Symphony No. 27, Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 5, Haydn Symphony No. 47; Vild e Frang, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo; St Johns Smith Square Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 5 2016 Star rating: 5.0 Elegant...Show More Summary

All conductors are megalomaniacs! My encounter with conductor James Lowe

James Lowe by Trond Husebo The young British conductor James Lowe is best known in the UK for his work with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and for his tenure as the Artistic Director of the Halle Harmony Youth Orchestra. Show More Summary

Jonathan Plowright at Rhinegold Live

Jonathan Plowright at Rhinegold Live Brahms, Mozart, Paderewski, Chopin; Jonathan Plowright; Rhinegold Live at the Conway Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 4 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Powerful and thoughtful playing this early evening...Show More Summary

Classical Music Hyper Production and Practice-As-Research Conference

The Konvalia Quartet playing on electric string instruments On Sunday 31 January 2016 I took part in the Classical Music Hyper Production and Practice-As-Research Conference organised by the London College of Music at the University of West London. Show More Summary

New musical director for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Mirga Gražinyt?-Tyla - photo Philipp Zinniker The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) has announced that its new music director, in successor to Andris Nelsons (who was in post from 2008 to 2015), will be the Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinyt?-Tyla. Show More Summary

Ealing Music & Film Festival

Ealing Music and Film Valentine Festival takes place over the Valentine's Day weekend from 10 to 14 February 2016, and presents a mix of concerts and films at venues in and around Ealin. The English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Julian...Show More Summary

Stuart MacRae & Louise Walsh's The Devil Inside from Music Theatre Wales

The Devil Inside - Ben McAteer, Nicholas Sharratt - photo Bill Cooper Stuart MacRae & Louise Welsh The Devil Inside; Nicholas Sharratt, Ben McAteer, Steven Page, Rachel Kelly, dir: Matthew Richardson, cond: Michael Rafferty; Music Theatre...Show More Summary

Napoleon, Oedipus and Virtual Reality - the Philharmonia Orchestra's 2016/17 season

Virtual Reality comes to the Royal Festival Hall as the opening weekend of the Philharmonia Orchestra's 2016/17 season will see the orchestra presented in virtual reality to viewers outside the concert hall whilst the orchestra plays live inside. Show More Summary

Dvorak, Brahms, Shostakovich from Robin O'Neill and the Salomon Orchestra

Robin O'Neill and the Salomon Orchestra at St John's Smith Square Dvorak, Brahms, Shostakovich; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Timothy Walden, Salomon Orchestra, Robin O'Neill; St John's Smith Square Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 02 2016...Show More Summary

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