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Archived Since:April 1, 2008

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Phantom Voices

21 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Following up from their previous innovative concert combining music and science, Tales from Babel (see Hilary's review on this blog), Edward Wickham and The Clerks are at it again. Their new programme is Phantom Voices: A History of Music in Seven Hauntings about the way that the mind imagines music. Show More Summary

Shout: Shadwell opera makes a stand

22 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Alice Rose Privett and Shadwell Opera - credit Nick Rutter Schoenberg, Ravel, Walton; Shadwell Opera; Shoreditch Town Hall Reviewed by Hilary Glover on Nov 18 2014 Fundraiser with a different, examining the boundaries between speech and music Speakby Shadwell opera at Shoreditch Town Hall was a fundraiser with a difference. Show More Summary

Help fund Shackleton's Cat

Borka the Goose with no Feathers Having given us dogs in space and a bald goose, English Touring Opera is now looking to give us Shackleton's cat. Marking the bicentenary of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition and keying into aShow More Summary

Academy of St Martin in the Fields plays Howard Blake

Howard Blake Snowman Fantasia, Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Serenade for Wind Octet; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner; St Martin in the Fields Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 25 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Two...Show More Summary

Northern Chamber Orchestra premiere in Macclesfield

Cheshire-based composer Anthony Gilbert's new work Tryptych will be given its premiere on Saturday 6 December 2014 by the Northern Chamber Orchestra, leader Nicholas Ward, at the Maccesfield Heritage Centre. Described as an expressively...Show More Summary

Cello with zing - sonatas by Boccherini and Cirri

Cello sonatas by Boccherini and Cirri; Catherine Jones, Giulia Nuti, Alison McGillivray and William Carter; Deutsche Harmonia Mundi Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 16 2014 Star rating: 5.0 Brilliantly involving and technically poised...Show More Summary

Winter Warmer - Spitalfields Music Winter Festival

Quatuor Diotima, appearing at this year's Spitalfields Music Winter Festival Spitalfields Music's Winter Festival starts on 5 December 2014 and runs until 16 December with a lively programme of events mixing community music with early music, contemporary and much else besides. Show More Summary

Staging a rarity in Sussex - Weber's Oberon

Weber Oberon; Silver, Tunniclife, Dwyer, Dobbin, Thantrey, Griffiths, New Sussex Opera, dir Harry Fehr, cond Nicholas Jenkins Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 23 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Naive charm and delight in Harry Fehr's staging of this hard to bring-off opera The British seem to have had a long fascination with hybrid operatic dramas. Show More Summary

Anne Akiko Meyers plays ‘The American Masters’ (Barber, Corigliano, and Bates)

Barber, Corigliano, Bates; Anne Akiko Meyers, London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin; eOne Records Reviewed by Hilary Glover on Nov 13 2014 Star rating: 4.0 New and classic American concertos from young American violinist American...Show More Summary

What I've been doing - my full catalogue now back online

My full catalogue of music is now back on-line for browsing on my website, the site includes texts, links to the recordings on my SoundCloud page as well as sample pdf's and some programme notes. Just contact me if you want further information or copies of the music. Show More Summary

Handel Jephtha

Handel Jephtha; Gilchrist, Bickley, Bevan, Blaze, Brook, the Sixteen, Christophers; Coro Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 20 2014 Star rating: 5.0 Vividly text based new recording showcasing some fine solo performances This new recording of Handel's final oratorio Jephtha comes from Harry Christophers and the Sixteen on their Coro label. Show More Summary

#SafeToSing - the power of music

Two gay men were attacked on a tram in Manchester earlier this month after receiving homophobic taunts because they were singing songs from the musical Wicked. One was knocked unconscious and suffered a split lip and broken nose, as well as losing all confidence. Show More Summary

Panufnik 100: A Family Celebration

The Andrzej Panufnik centenary year reaches a rousing conclusion on 30 November 2014 with a whole day of events at Kings Place involving Panufnik's music as well as that of his daughter Roxanna and also incuding a film. The Brodsky Quartet,...Show More Summary

A Golden Age - The Sixteen in early baroque polyphonic music

Lotti, Caldara, D.Scarlatti, Melgas, Rebelo; The Sixteen, Harry Christophers; Temple Music Foundation at Temple Church Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 20 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Exciting and sometimes bravura exploration of early baroque...Show More Summary

The Medici Castrato

The Medici Castrato; Raffaels Pe, Chiara Granata, David Miller; Glossa Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 18 2014 Star rating: 5.0 Imaginative look at the music from the career of the castrato who sang in Monteverdi's Orfeo The chances...Show More Summary

Peer Gynt the opera

Nils Harald Sødal - photo Erik Berg/DNO Ibsen's Peer Gynt, a play originally designed for reading rather than performing, was fitted out with music in the 19th century by Edvard Grieg. Both text and music for the stage version underwent many iterations. Show More Summary

Julian Rachlin appointed Guest Conductor of the Royal Northern Sinfonia

Julian Rachlin - photo credit Julia Wesley The exciting Lithuanian-born violin virtuoso Julian Rachlin has been appointed the Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Northern Sinfonia from the 2015/2016 season. The orchestra has a tradition...Show More Summary

Wolfgang Holzmair and Sholto Kynoch in Die Winterreise

Wolfgang Holzmair Schubert Die Winterreise; Wolfgang Holzmair, Sholto Kynoch; Wimbledon International Music Festival at St John's Church Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 17 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Intense, inward, highly personal account...Show More Summary

Orpheus Sinfonia - Revolution: The Beethoven Effect

Thomas Carroll and the Orpheus Sinfonia at the Cadogan Hall The Orpheus Sinfonia is an orchestra of young professionals which is designed to give those coming out of college greater support and opportunities. Conducted by Thomas Carroll,...Show More Summary

Boxberg's Sardanapalus - a window onto 17th century German opera

Boxberg Sardanapalus; United Continuo Ensemble, Bernhard Epstein; Pan Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 30 2014 Star rating: 4.0 German opera from 1698 performed with flair and verve Neither Christian Ludwig Boxberg nor his opera Sardanapalus had appeard on my radar until I came across this disc on Pan Classics. Show More Summary

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