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Mozartian fragment: Zaide from Classical Opera

13 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Mozart Zaide; Sophie Bevan, Allan Clayton, Jacques Imbrailo, Darren Jeffery, Stuart Jackson, Classical Opera, Ian Page Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 20 2016 Star rating: 4.5 A fine performance shows what sophisticated music thereShow More Summary

Animals, Shakespeare, War and Comedy: the London Song Festival 2016

14 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Ilona Domnich The London Song Festival, artistic director Nigel Foster, opens its 2016 festival with All Blood Runs Red at Hinde Street Methodist Church on 10 November 2016. Soprano Ilona Domnich and baritone James Newby (joint 2016Show More Summary

Pandemonium at the Royal Festival Hall

Meow-Meow Meow Meow's Pandemonium will be happening at the Royal Festival Hall on 1 November 2016. Meow Meow, the Australian born actor and cabaret artist, has been seen in London recently both as Titania in the Globe Theatre's production A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the Weimar Cabaret with Barry Humphries and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday Radio 3

Radio 3 presenters celebrate the 70 th anniversary of the Third Programme, the predecessor of BBC Radio 3, on Thursday 29 September. L-R: Lopa Kothari, Sara Mohr-Pietsch, Max Reinhardt, Tom Service, Katie Derham, Petroc Trelawny, Sean Rafferty Today is |BBC Radio 3's 70th birthday. Show More Summary

Young Cosi in Highgate

The intriguingly titled Opera Loki will be performing at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate this weekend (until 2 October 2016), when the company will be presenting Mozart's Cosi van Tutte. Started in 2001 the company aims to provide platform for up-and-coming singers, previous cast members have included Daniel Grice, and Kitty Whately. Show More Summary

Ethel Smyth The Boatswain's Mate receives a welcome first recording

Ethel Smyth The Boatswain's Mate; Nadine Benjamin, Edward Lee, Jeremy Huw Williams, Lontano Ensemble, Odaline de la Martinez; Retrospect Opera Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 19 2016 Star rating: 4.0 First recording for Ethel Smyth's charming fourth opera Remarkably, this is only the second of Ethel Smyth's six operas to make it to disc. Show More Summary

Locklair, Bednall & Hewitt Jones: Showcase concert for the Otakar Kraus Music Trust

I recently reviewed Convivium Records new disc of music by the American composer Dan Locklair performed by Sospiri, conducted by Christopher Watson and there is now a chance to hear the performers in Locklair's music as part of a concert at Merton College Chapel, Oxford on Saturday 1 October 2016. Show More Summary

New Teeth at the Thames Tunnel Shaft

Bastard Assignments is back with the second of their New Teeth series, this time performing in the atmospheric space of the Thames Tunnel Shaft at the Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe, SE16 4LF on Thursday 29 September 2016. As ever the group...Show More Summary

Luxury voices in a new ensemble: Sonoro in Rachmaninoff's Vespers

Sonoro & Neil Ferris at Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil (Vespers) Op 37; Sonoro, Neil Ferris; Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 22 2016 Star rating: 3.5 Always a huge pleasure...Show More Summary

Ancient Music of Scandinavia: Ice and Longboats

Ancient Music of Scandinavia: Ice and Longboats; Åke Egevad, Jens Egevad, Ensemble Mare Balticum, Ensemble Mare Balticum; Delphian Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 13 2016 Star rating: 4.0 The second in Delphian's European Music Archaeology...Show More Summary

Popularisation or dumbing down: Il Volo sing The Three Tenors

I l Volo is an Italian singing trio (Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, Gianluca Ginoble), combining operatic style voices with a pop ethos, created in emulation of the success of The Three Tenors. Unlike the original Three Tenors, I am...Show More Summary

Riveting counterpoint: Kimiko Ishizaka in Bach's The Art of Fugue

Kimiko Ishizaka Photo credit: Intuitive Fotografie - Philippe Ramakers On Friday (24 September 2016) the pianist Kimiko Ishizaka performed Bach's The Art of Fugue at St John's Smith Square, giving the UK premiere of her own completion of the work. Show More Summary

Visceral Verdi: Noseda conducts the Requiem with the LSO

London Symphony Orchestra Verdi Requiem; Erika Grimaldi, Daniela Barcellona, Francesco Meli, Michele Pertusi, London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda; Barbican Hall Reviewed by Ruth Hansford on Sep 20 2016 Star rating: 4.5 Quite...Show More Summary

Concert of Memories

Gillian Keith - Photographer: Sabine Mardo In Concert of Memories at the Royal Over-Seas League, SW1A 1LR, on Monday 26 September 2016, soprano Gillian Keith and pianist Simon Lepper will give a concert in memory of the late Roderick Lakin MBE, the former Director of ROSL Arts. Show More Summary

The Great Silence: Samuel Bordoli's anthem remembering Britain's choristers

Samuel Bordoli Most new pieces are lucky if they get a couple of performances or so, but Samuel Bordoli's new anthem, written in memory of choristers killed in World War One has a whole sequence of performances planned. On Monday 26Show More Summary

Wit and wisdom worn lightly: Steven Isserlis's commentary of Schumann's Advice for Young Musicians

Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians Revisited by Steven Isserlis; Faber and Faber Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 23 2016 Star rating: 4.5 A modern humanising commentary to Schumann's timeless advice Robert Schumann produced his Advice to Young Musicians in 1848 to accompany his Album for the Young. Show More Summary

A tour de force: Barry's Beethoven

Gerald Barry Beethoven, Schott & Sons, Mainz; Stephen Richardson, Chamber Choir Ireland, Crash Ensemble, Paul Hillier; Orchid Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 16 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Unpredictable yet striking, Gerald Barry's...Show More Summary

Kathleen Ferrier: Whattalife!

Lucy Stevens in Kathleen Ferrier: Whattalife! - photo Geoff Broadway There is an interesting contrast between Kathleen Ferrier the person and the artist, the one was down to earth, humorous with a streak of Victoria Wood-like directness...Show More Summary

A welcome chance to explore: Hasse's Demetrio from Opera Settecento

Erica Eloff - photo Robert Workman Johann Adolph Hasse Demetrio (1740 version); Erica Eloff, Michael Taylor, Ray Chenez, Ciara Hendricks, Rupert Charlesworth, Augusta Hebbert, cond: Leo Duarte; Opera Settecento at the Cadogan Hall Reviewed...Show More Summary

Hitchcock at the London Coliseum

Alfred Hitchcock's film North by Northwest is a classic. And now it is to be done at the London Coliseum, not I hasten to add as a stage work. The film is being shown at the Coliseum on Sunday 27 November 2016 with Bernard Herrmann's...Show More Summary

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