Blog Profile / Planet Hugill

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Journey Through Time At Glashütte's German Watch Museum

Located near Dresden, the town of Glashütte is a popular weekend attraction for those travelling to Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland). A relatively sleepy German town, Glashütte becomes a hive of industry during the week as theShow More Summary

The fascinating sound-world of 20th century accordion music - Bartosz Glowacki at the Wallace Collection

Scarlatti, Trojan, Takahashi, Makkonen, Pärt, Zolotaryov, Piazzolla; Bartosz Glowacki; City Music Foundation at the Wallace Collection Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 28 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Contemporary music for accordion and transcriptions...Show More Summary

Sixth London Festival of American Music

Odaline de la Martinez - photo Malcolm Crowther The Sixth London Festival of American Music, curated by composer/conductor Odaline de la Martinez, which takes place from 6 to 11 November 2016 at The Warehouse, will focus on female composers and performers. Show More Summary

Nature and Science - Launching the 2016 Brighton Early Music Festival

Galileo showing the Doge of Venice how to use the telescope (Fresco by Giuseppe Bertini) In the Regency splendour of Angel House in Brunswick Terrace in Brighton, the 15th Brighton Early Music Festival was launched with music from Fresh...Show More Summary

Scenes from the End

Scenes from the End is a new opera by the young composer Jonathan Woolgar. Written for soprano Heloise Werner, the work is being premiered by her, directed by Emily Burns, at Camden People's Theatre on 10 August 2016 before being taken to the Edinburgh Fringe. Show More Summary

The youthful miller - Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin from Robert Murray

Schubert Die schöne Müllerin; Robert Murray, Andrew West; Stone Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 20 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Vigorous and characterful account of Schubert's first great song-cycle This new disc of Schubert's 1823...Show More Summary

Wimbledon Music Festival 2016

This year's Wimbledon Music Festival runs from 12 to 27 November 2017 with a whole variety of musical events in and around Wimbledon including St John's Church, Spencer Hill, Trinity Church, Mansel Road, Sacred Heart Church, Edge Hill and Wimbledon Synagogue. Show More Summary

200th birthday Barber at the Proms

Björn Bürger & Danielle de Niese in Rossini's Il barbiere di Sivigla at Glyndebourne - photo Bill Cooper Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia; Danielle de Niese, Taylor Stayton, Björn Bürger, Alessandro Corbelli, London Philharmonic Orchestra,...Show More Summary

Purcell & pork scratchings: OAE live streaming from Old Queens' Head in Islington

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's The Night Shift concerts take classical music out of the regular concert hall and into more casual venues. The format is more casual too. This year The Night Shift has been running monthly,...Show More Summary

Far more than easy listening - Clara Sanabras' A hum about the ears

Clara Sanabras A hum about m ine ears; Clara Sanabras, Chorus of Dissent, Britten Sinfonia, Nigel Kennedy, London Voices, Lisa Knapp, Young Dissenters, Harvey & the Wallbangers Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 1 2016 Singer/songwriter...Show More Summary

Divine Comedies: I chat to the artistic directors of Bampton Classical Opera about their new double bill

Matthew Stiff as Trofonio with his 'cave'Trofonio's Cave - Bampton Classical Opera Bampton Classical Opera has gained a reputation for lively and engaging productions of rare 18th century repertoire performed in the delightful confines of the Deanery Garden in Brampton. Show More Summary

Women Conductors to the fore

Alice Farnham, artistic director of Women Conductors© Catherine Ashmore The Royal Philharmonic Society has joined forces with Women Conductors (artistic director Alice Farnham), a programme of conducting workshops designed to encourage women to be conductors of classical music. Show More Summary

Youthful genius: Classical Opera's 2016/17 season explores the young Mozart

Mozart painted in 1763 Classical Opera's 2016/17 season continues the Mozart 250 exploration of the year 1766 before moving on to 1767 including the first two major stage works by the young composer himself. 1766 concludes with La Cantarina,...Show More Summary

Vivid classicism: Mozart and Mendelssohn piano concertos

Mozart and Mendelssohn concertos; Danae Dörken, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Lars Vogt; ARS Produktion Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 19 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Vivid and stylish pairing from this young German pianist On this disc from ARS...Show More Summary

Stanford's Much Ado About Nothing revived in Leeds

Caricature of Stanford by Spy, Vanity Fair, 1905 Charles Villiers Stanford's opera Much Ado About Nothing (based on the Shakespeare play) was staged by Opera Viva in 1985 and I caught one of the London performances. It was the sort of...Show More Summary

Seriously comic: Rossini's La Cenerentola at Opera Holland Park

Heather Lowe as Tisbe, Fleur de Bray as Clorinda, Victoria Simmons as Angelina, Nicholas Lester as Dandini and the Opera Holland Park Chorus in La Cenerentola at Opera Holland Park. Photographer Robert Workman. Rossini La Cenerentola;...Show More Summary

Sparkle and discipline: Die Fledermaus at Opera Holland Park

Susanna Hurrell & ensemble - Die Fledermaus - Opera Holland Park Johann Strauss Die Fledermaus; Ben Johnson, Susannah Hurrell, Jennifer France, Samantha Price, Gavan Ring, dir: Martin Lloyd-Evans, City of London Sinfonia, cond: JohnShow More Summary

30 Harps on Tour

National Youth Harp Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall in 2015 The National Youth Harp Orchestra presents an ensemble of around 30 harps, a fascinating and magical sound. The ensemble was formed originally in 2002 as the International Harp Ensemble by Luisa-Maria Cordell and has since grown into its present form with players aged between 10 and 19. Show More Summary

Soraya Mafi wins the 2016 Chilcott Award

Soraya Mafi The Chilcott Award for Singers is a £10,000 award to support a 'major young artist with the potential to make an international impact'. The 2016 award has been won by soprano Soraya Mafi who is currently a Harewood Young Artists at English National Opera (ENO). Show More Summary

Viola da gamba and electronics - Liam Byrne's SOLO recital

Liam Byrne - photo Marc Gascoigne SOLO is a new concert series in London, curated by composer Alex Groves, offering intimate recitals musicians showcasing unusual works for solo instruments. The first recital on 26 July 2016 presents the viola da gamba player Liam Byrne in the crypt of St Andrew's Church, Holborn, EC4A 3AB. Show More Summary

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