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Tallis Scholars at Cadogan Hall

50 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

The Tallis Scholars - photo credit Eric Richmond Metamorphosis - Palestrina, Gibbons, Part, Sheppard, Tavener, Stravinsky, Gallus, Mouton, Holst; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips; Cadogan Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 23 2014...Show More Summary

Second view: La Fanciulla del West at the London Coliseum

53 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Leigh Melrose and the cast of The Girl of the Golden West © Robert Workman Puccini La Fanciulla del West; Bullock, Auty, Colclough, English National Opera dir. Jones, cond. Wilson; London Coliseum Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 22Show More Summary

Elina Garanca - Meditation

56 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Meditation; Elina Garanca, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern, Karel Mark Chichon; Deutsche Gramophon Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 30 2014 Star rating: 3.0 Quite personal selection of music, beautifully sung This...Show More Summary

Shortlist announced for British Composer Awards

59 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Jon Opstad (Stage Works category)photo Hannah Opstad The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has published the 35 works shortlisted for the 2014 British Composer Awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Goldsmiths’ Hall, London on Tuesday 2 December 2014. Show More Summary

La Belle Excentrique

Le Belle Excentrique; Patricia Petibon, Susan Manoff; Deutsche Grammophon Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 13 2014 Star rating: 5.0 Highly idiosyncratic performances of French melodies, full of delight, charm and wit I last saw Patricia Petibon as Blanche in Olivier Py's production of Poulenc's Carmelites in Paris in 2013. Show More Summary

Nathan Vale at Temple Music

Nathan Vale Schubert, Wolf, folksongs; Nathan Vale, Audrey Hyland; Temple Music at Inner Temple Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 21 2014 Poised and stylish performance from young tenor in a new Emerging Artists Series Temple Music...Show More Summary

Vivaldi Opus 5 violin sonatas

Vivaldi Sonatas Opus 5; Baltic Baroque, Grigori Maltizov; ERP Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 13 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Vivaldi's opus 5 violin sonatas in fine performances from this Baltic group This new disc from Baltic Baroque, director...Show More Summary

There’s life on the moon

Ronan BusfieldPhoto credit - Richard Hubert Smith Haydn Life on the Moon; English Touring Opera, dir. McCrystal, cond. Bucknall; Hackney Empire Reviewed by Hilary Glover on Oct 17 2014 Star rating: 4.5 Enjoyably funny performance ofShow More Summary

In support of the Malala Fund

Malala Yousafzai Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani teenager who came to world prominence when she was shot by a Taliban gunman on her school bus in 2012. She has become a campaigner for education for girls in her country and was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Show More Summary

Launching new repertoire for trumpet

Hummel's Trumpet Concerto was premiered in 1804 and the next major addition to the trumpet concerto repertoire did not come until 1906. It was partly to help remedy this lack of major concerto repertoire for the trumpet that trumpeter Simon Desbruslais's new recording on Signum Classics came about. Show More Summary

Handel's Ottone at English Touring Opera

Louise Kemeny, Gillian Webster, Rosie Aldridge, Andrew Radley, Grant Doyle, Clint van der Linde,Photo: Richard Hubert Smith. Handel Ottone; English Touring Opera, dir. Conway, cond. Kenny; Hackney Empire Reviewed by Robert Hugill onShow More Summary

Bach cello suites

Bach The Six Cello Suites; Viola de Hoog; Vivat Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 29 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Bach's cello suites played period style on two lovely cellos The Vivat label continues its interesting journey through exploration of period practice, with a disc of Bach's cello suites played by the Dutch cellist Viola de Hoog. Show More Summary

Chetham's Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 23 and Friday 24 October 2014 bring the chance to hear the wonderful Chetham's Symphony Orchestra in action. Conducted by Paul Mann the orchestra is performing Bernstein, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky at the Royal Northern College...Show More Summary

Miracle in the Gorbals

Miracle in the Gorbals - photo Bill Cooper Flowers of the Forest triple bill; Birmingham Royal Ballet; Sadler's Wells Theatre Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 17 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Thrilling revival of the Helpmann/Bliss/Burra Miracle in the Gorbals at centre of an imaginative evening of dance. Show More Summary

George Benjamin wins 2014 Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding Musician

George Benjamin Composer George Benjamin has won the Award for Outstanding Musician in the 2014 Critics' Circle Awards. In presenting the award, Chair of the Critics’ Circle’s Music Section, Guy Dammann, referred to Benjamin's 'beautifully...Show More Summary

Angelika Kirchschlager and Julius Drake

Angelika Kirchschlagercopyright Nikolaus Karlinsky Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Liszt; Angelika Kirchschlager, Julius Drake; Temple Song Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 15 2014 Star rating: 5.0 19th century lieder from four masters in...Show More Summary

Salomon Orchestra in Suk's Asrael Symphony

Guy Johnstonphoto Ben Wright The Salomon Orchestra's concert on Tuesday 14 October 2014 at St John's Smith Square, had an all Czech flavour. Conducted by Philip Hesketh, the first half consisted of Dvorak's Cello Concerto with Guy Johnston as the soloist, and in the second half the massive Asrael Symphony by Josef Suk, Dvorak's pupil and son-in-law. Show More Summary

London Song Festival

Richard and Pauline Strauss Pianist Nigel Foster's London Song Festival starts its autumn run on 21 October 2014 when he is joined by soprano Ailish Tynan and baritone Simon Wallfisch for Music of a Foreign Land. The festival this year...Show More Summary

Girl of the Golden West

The cast and ENO chorus in The Girl of the Golden West - © Robert Workman Puccini The Girl of the Golden West; Bullock, Auty, English National Opera, dir. Jones, cond. Wilson; London Coliseum Reviewed by Hilary Glover on Oct 10 2014Show More Summary

Desperate Heroines

Mozart Desperate Heroines; Sandrine Piau, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Ivor Bolton; Naive Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 8 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Poised and technically fine account of soprano arias from Mozart operas For this disc, French soprano Sandrine Piau returns to Mozart for a recital disc for the first time in 13 years. Show More Summary

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