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Mandala: music by Nicola LeFanu and David Lumsdaine

Nicola LeFanu, David Lumsdaine; Sarah Leonard, Aleksander Szram, Gemini, Ian Mitchell; metier Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 22 2017 Star rating: 4.0 A double celebration of the music of two major contemporary composers This disc on...Show More Summary

Crowdfunding; Last 12 hours

13 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Crowdfunding for the new CD of my songs, Quickening: songs to texts by English and Welsh poets, closes in less than12 hours (at 8pm, 30 March 2017). So far we have had a terrific response with 39 supporters on the Crowdfunder website plus a private donation, making a great total of over £1900 which goes a long way towards the costs of the recording. Show More Summary

A glimpse of work in progress: the National Opera Studio at Rhinegold Live

13 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

The current young artists at the National Opera Studio (Photo Malcolm Johnson) Operatic excerpts; National Opera Studio; Rhinegold Live at Conway Hall Reviewed by Ruth Hansford on Mar 27 2017 Star rating: 3.5 Ruth enjoys performances...Show More Summary

Sheku Kanneh-Mason returns to the Shostakovich Cello Concerto

13 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Sheku Kanneh-Mason The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain's Spring residency will culminate in a pair of concerts conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto, at Leeds Town Hall (8 April) and the Barbican (9 April) in which Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No 1. Show More Summary

Looking ahead: London Piano Festival goes Russian

14 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Katya Apekisheva, Charles Owen - ©Sim Canetty-Clarke Following the highly success first festival last year, Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva's London Piano Festival returns for its second outing at Kings Place from 5 to 8 October 2017. Show More Summary

Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum

Church of St Sepulchre without Newgate Death and resurrection are the theme of London Concord Singers' Easter concert at the Church of St Sepulchre without Newgate, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ on Thursday, 6 April 2017, 7.30pm.Show More Summary

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen in Poulenc

Poulenc Mass in G, motets, Un soir de neige; The Sixteen, Harry Christophers; Coro Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 17 2017 Star rating: 4.0 Poise and sensitivity Poulenc is one of the composers chosen for this year's Choral Pilgrimage from Harry Christophers and The Sixteen (the other composer being Palestrina). Show More Summary

A Celebration of World Voices; the International Youth Choir Festival

Riga Cathedral boys choir The International Youth Choir Festival 2017 features a pair of concerts and a daytime conference, hosted by the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and the Royal Albert Hall, featuring a group of the world's top youth choirs. Show More Summary

Mr Handel's Scholars

Ruby Hughes, Iestyn Davies, Rupert Charlesworth, Josep-Ramon Olivé, London Handel Orchestra, Laurence Cummings (Photo Maxine Robertson Management) Handel; Ruby Hughes, Iestyn Davies, Rupert Charlesworth, Josep-Ramon Olivé, London Handel...Show More Summary

Beyond the music: Christina Rossetti and my song-cycle Quickening

Christina Rossetti by Dante Gabriel Rossetti For this final article in my series on the poems behind my songs on our new disc Quickening: Songs to texts by English and Welsh poets for which we are currently crowd funding I look at the...Show More Summary

Looking ahead: Cheltenham Music Festival

This year's Cheltenham Music Festival, which runs from 1 to 16 July 2017, is artistic director Meurig Bowen's 10th anniversary season, so to mark it he has come up with a fine mix of stellar performances and interesting new music. The...Show More Summary

Artist Development, Summer Festival changes and André de Ridder: Spitalfields Music news

Spitalfields Music has been selected as one of 20 recipients of the inaugural Help Musicians UK National Grants Programme, receiving three years’ funding towards its artist development projects. Also in the news was the announcementShow More Summary

Mozart and Haydn. City of London Choir, Leon McCawley and the RPO at Cadogan Hall,

City of London Choir (Photo Filip Gierlinski) Mozart Piano Concerto in C minor K491, Haydn Theresienmesse in B flat Hob XXII:12; Leon McCawley, Grace Davidson, Catherine Carby, Nick Pritchard, Tristan Hambleton, City of London Choir,...Show More Summary

Jonathan Biss's late style

At Milton Court Concert Hall tonight (27 March 2017) the pianist Jonathan Biss continues his exploration of Late Style. Biss will be contrasting Gësange der Frühe, Schumann’s last completed work before his suicide attempt and institutionalisation,...Show More Summary

Sheer enthusiasm keeps the fizz in this glass: Opera Integra in Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss Die Fledermaus; Opera Integra, dir: Fiona Williams, cond: Sonia Ben-Santamaria; St John's Notting Hill Reviewed by Anthony Evans on Mar 24 2017 Star rating: 3.0 The singers' enthusiasm was infectious in a disappointing...Show More Summary

Music for the Sun King: An exploration of 18th century music & dance at Royal Academy of Music

Mary Collins and Steven Player (Photo Andrea Liu) Music for the Sun King Mouret, Lully, Couperin, Rebel, Purcell, Handel, Corelli; London Handel Players, Academy Baroque Ensemble, Rachel Brown, Adrian Butterfield, Laurence Cummings;Show More Summary

Purcell from New York

Purcell sacred music; Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, John Scott; Resonus Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 17 2017 Star rating: 4.0 From the archives, John Scott and his admirable choir in Purcell Resonus Classics continues its series mining the archives of the late John Scott and the choir of St Thomas's Church, Fifth Avenue, New York. Show More Summary

Music in our time: from a 70th birthday to young composers

The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge Willis, Gotham, Bowler, Gorb, Patterson, Oades, LaVoy, Davies, Chan; Choir of Selwyn College, Dingle Yandell, Onyx Brass, Simon Hogan, Chloe Allison, Michael Bawtree; JAM at St Bride's Church...Show More Summary

Rediscovering Mendelssohn: Liza Ferschtman talks about her relationship with the violin concerto

Liza Ferschtman (Photo Jonathan Zizzo) Until relatively recently the Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman had no intention of recording the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, what was the use, it was over-recorded and she had been playing the work since she first started learning it when she was 14 or 15. Show More Summary

Rare & revelatory: Vaughan Williams for one and two pianos

Ralph Vaughan Williams piano music; Mark Bebbington, Rebeca Omordia, Anthony Goldstone, Caroline Clemmow; SOMM & ALBION records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 13 2017 Star rating: 4.0 New discoveries and a revelatory new view of familiar...Show More Summary

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