Blog Profile / Planet Hugill

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Alessandro Scarlatti - Con eco d'amore

Alessandro Scarlatti arias; Elizabeth Watts, The English Concert, Laurence Cummings; Harmonia Mundi Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 14 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Brilliant disc of arias by this unjustly neglected composer Whilst his name...Show More Summary

Winter fun at the Spitalfields Music

Billed as extraordinary music in unexpected places, this year's Spitalfields Music Winter Festival runs from 4 to 15 December. This year events include Paul Agnew directing Les Arts Florissants in Monteverdi Madrigals in Christ Church,...Show More Summary

SONG at Bart's Pathology Museum

Shadwell Opera present SONG, a concert with movement and lighting at Bart’s Pathology Museum, Third Floor, Robin Brook Centre, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE. This promises to be an extraordinary event in an extraordinary setting.Show More Summary

Georg Friedrich Haas - Morgen und Abend

Sarah Wegener - Georg Friedrich Haas Morgen und Abend © ROH 2015, photograph by Clive Barda Georg Friedrich Haas Morgen und Abend; Christoph Pohl, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Helena Rasker, Sarah Wegener, Will Hartmann, dir: Graham Vick,Show More Summary

Cool and atmospheric - Christiane Karg and Graham Johnson in Schubert

Christiane Karg - photo Gisela Schenker Schubert songs; Christiane Karg, Graham Johnson; the Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Ruth Hansford on Nov 28 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Before and after the catastrophe; exploring Schubert's songs in the context...Show More Summary

Capturing hearts - Ermonela Jaho as Leoncavallo's Zaza

David Stout, Nicky Spence, Riccardo Massi, Ermonela Jaho & BBC Symphony Orchestra (c) Russell Duncan Leoncavallo Zaza Ermonela Jaho, Rebecca Lodge (replacing Patricia Bardon), Fflur Wyn, Kathryn Rudge, Riccardo Massi, Stephen Gaertner,...Show More Summary

Gounod's La Colombe from Opera Rara

Gounod La Colombe; Erin Morley, Javier Camarena, Michele Losier, Laurent Naouri, the Halle, Sir Mark Elder; Opera Rara Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 27 2015 Star rating: 5.0 Gounod's delightful opera comique performed with deft lightness...Show More Summary

Thomas Tallis: Chronology, Contexts, Discoveries

Despite his long career, serving four different English monarchs we know very little about Thomas Tallis and much of what we know about his music relies on stylistic analysis and inference rather than firm facts. Part of the problemShow More Summary

Birthday treats - Roderick Williams, Ashley Solomons and Florilegium at the Wigmore Hall

Ashley Solomon & Florile gium Buxtehude, Tunder, Biber, Bach, Telemann; Roderick Williams, Florilegium (director Ashley Solomon); Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Ruth Hansford on Nov 25 2015 Star rating: 4.5 A Baroque 'Schubertiade' to help...Show More Summary

Lully, Hasse and Gertrude Jekyll

Woodhouse Copse Woodhouse Copse is an Arts and Crafts house in Surrey with gardens originally laid out by Gertrude Jekyll. The garden is now the venue for an annual opera festival which gives you the chan ce to combine the lovely garden w ith some strikingly unusual baroque opera by Lully, and Hasse. Show More Summary

The Shepherd on the Rock - Ailish Tynan, Emma Johnson & Finghin Collins

Ailish Tynan Schubert, Beethoven, Mozart, Spohr; Ailish Tynan, Emma Johnson, Finghin Collins; Temple Music at Inner Temple Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 25 2015 Star rating: 5.0 Schubert's Der Hirt auf dem Felsen as the centrepiece...Show More Summary

The Shepherd on the Rock - music for voice, clarinet and piano

Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, Strauss, Schubert: Julian Bliss, Ailish Tynan, Christopher Glynn; Signum Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 20 2015 Star rating: 4.0 The Shepherd on the Rock at the centre of a programme of music for clarinet,...Show More Summary

Thomas Elwin and Maite Aguirre at the Gresham Centre

Thomas Elwin The young British tenor Thomas Elwin is giving a recital on Saturday 28 November 2015 with pianist Maite Aguirre. Elwin was one of the founder members of the vocal ensemble Voces8 and his recital is being given in the Gresham Centre, home to Voces8 and the VCM charity. Show More Summary

ABO introduces Find Your Way

Catherine Arlidge at a CBSO Family Concert With the decline in public investment in arts organisations, and the perception that the audience for classical music is ageing, there is a great need for the development of a new generation of leaders. Show More Summary

Mozart - Il re pastore

Mozart Il re pastore; Sarah Fox, John Mark Ainsley, Ailish Tynan, Benjamin Hulett, Anna Devin, Classical Opera, Ian Page; Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 17 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Difficult to imagine it being done better,...Show More Summary

Music in the time of Goya

The National Gallery's current exhibition Goya: The Portraits is certainly well worth visiting, and on Friday 27 November there is an additional musical reason too. At 6pm in room 36 (one of the Barry Rooms) there is a concert entitled Music in the time of Goya. Show More Summary

Leeds Lieder Festival launch

Last night (23 November 2015) we had a taster of the treats to come at the 2016 Leeds Lieder Festival, as the festival's director Joseph Middleton and the 2016 artistic director Roderick Williams were joined by storyteller Jo Blake-Cave...Show More Summary

Stylistic dichotomy - Orfeo ed Euridice from Laurence Equilbey & Franco Fagioli

Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice, highlights of Orphee et Eurydice; Franco Fagioli, Malin Hartelius, Emmanuelle de Negri, Accentus, Insula Orchestra, Laurence Equilbey Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 14 2015 Star rating: 3.0 A stylistic dichotomy...Show More Summary

Remembering Raymond Banning

Lorraine and Raymond Banning Raymond Banning was Professor of Piano at Trinity College of Music, as well as being a concert pianist. He died on 2 December 2012 at the age of 60 having suffered from a rare and rapidly-progressing form of young-onset dementia. Show More Summary

More than just a piano recital - Chopin's mazurkas at St John's Smith Square

Warren Mailley-Smith - © Ben Ealovega The pianist Warren Mailley-Smith is currently performing all of Chopin's works for solo piano in a concert series at St John's Smith Square, a total of 11 recitals in all. For his recital on 27 November 2015 he has invited the Mazury Dance Company to join him. Show More Summary

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