Blog Profile / Planet Hugill

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The byways of French Romantic music with the Palazzetto Bru Zane

The Palazzetto Bru Zane, Centre de musique romantique Francaise, has released its 2015/16 programme and for anyone interested in the forgotten byways of French 19th century music then the season is full of delights. Though to call the...Show More Summary

A new world of colour and drama - Mozart: Stolen Beauties

Chamber music with French horn by Mozart, Michael Haydn and Punto; Anneke Scott, Ironwood, ABC Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 12 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Vivid colour and bravura technique This new disc on the Australian label...Show More Summary

Bela Bartok's quartets at Kings Place

In 1949/50 season the South Place Sunday Concerts Society gave the first complete cycle of Bela Bartok's quartets in the UK. It was a radical piece of programming in pot-war Britain. The concerts were performed by the Hurwitz, Aeolian,...Show More Summary

An Avila diary, singing Victoria and Vivanco with Peter Phillips

Participants from the Zenobia Musica course performing in Avila, conducted by Peter Phillips, in Avila Cathedral - photo We are a group of around four dozen singers, mixed nationalities including Spanish, French, Swiss, Hungarian, British and Italian. Show More Summary

Handel House Talent and Composer-in-Residence showcases

The members of Handel House Talent The first year of the Handel House Talent scheme is coming to an end, with the young instrumentalists and singers performing, researching and collaborating at the Handel House Museum and there is a final chance to hear them during September and October. Show More Summary

Joshua Bell and Sir Neville Marriner with Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Joshua Bell celebrates his fifth season as music director of Academy of St Martin in the Fields, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto (with Prokofiev and Mozart symphonies),...Show More Summary

RE:Imagine: City of London Sinfonia in 2015/2016

The 2015/2016 season RE:Imagine from the City of London Sinfonia (CLS) combines re-imagined works and premieres of new interpretations, as well as giving the promise of immersive musical experiences. There is music from Vienna, Paris, Vienna and England in a highly varied programme which has a thread of Bach arrangements running through it. Show More Summary

Hawks, Horses and Peterborough Sings!

Errolyn Wallen's new work Hawks and Horses setting Shakespeare is premiered on 30 August 2015 (at 6pm) at St John's Smith Square in a concert by the massed voices (150 in total) of Peterborough Voices, Peterborough Youth Choir, and Peterborough Male Voice Choir with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by William Prideaux. Show More Summary

Entangled Fortunes - chamber music by Edward McGuire from Red Note Ensemble

Edward McGuire Elegy, Euphoria, String Trio, Entangled Fortunes, Quintet 2; Red Note Ensemble; Delphian Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 12 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Serious, fascinating, independent - the chamber music of Edward...Show More Summary

175 years young - Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra celebrate

Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra © Mark McNulty Under chief conductor Vasily Petrenko, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be celebrating the orchestra's 175th anniversary during the season (their website has a blog recording people's memories) as well as completing the refurbishment of the Philharmonic Hall. Show More Summary

The music of Estonian composer Cyrillus Kreek

Until I heard performances by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the music of Cyrillus Kreek was unknown to me. An important figure in Estonian musical history, knowledge of him and his music does not seem to have particularly travelled. Show More Summary

Wolf-Ferrari's 'Le donne curiose' in London

Wolf Ferrari's Le donne curiose at the Met in New Yorkin 1912 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's opera Le donne curiose is the opera which made his name. Based on the comedy by Carlo Goldoni, it is a witty and intricate work which premiered in 1903. Show More Summary

Wolf Ferrari - Suite Veneziana

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Suite Veneziana, Tritico, Divertimento; Oviedo Filarmonia, Friedrich Haider; PhilArtis Vienna Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 07 2015 Star rating: 3.5 Charming and beguiling, incidental music by Wolf-Ferrari This...Show More Summary

Music by Roger Sacheverell Coke from Simon Callaghan

Roger Sacheverell Coke Preludes, Opp.33 & 34, Variations Op.37; Simon Callaghan; SOMM Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 03 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Undeservedly forgotten music by a forgotten composer Roger Sacheverell Coke (1912-1972) seems to have virtually disappeared off the musical map. Show More Summary

Singing Words - Oxford Lieder Festival 2015

Having explored all of Schubert's songs last year, the Oxford Lieder Festival and artistic directer Sholto Kynoch are exploring Singing Words: Poets and their Songs in the 2015 festival which runs from Friday 16 October to Saturday 31 October. Show More Summary

Wartime Consolations

Wartime Consolations - Hartmann, Weinberg, Shostakovich; Linus Roth, Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, Ruben Gazarian, Jose Gallardo; Challenge Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 03 2015 Star rating: 5.0 Intense yet relatively...Show More Summary

Halle's 2015/16 season

The Halle and Sir Mark Elder The Halle's 2015/16 season at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester opens with Sir Mark Elder conducting three concerts including Verdi's Requiem with soloists Maria Agresta, Alice Coote, Giorgio Berrugi and Alexander Vinogradov, Mahler's Symphony No. Show More Summary

Diabelli Variations from Nick van Bloss

Beethoven Diabelli Variations; Nick van Bloss; Nimbus Allaince Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 31 2015 Beethoven's magisterial variations in a compelling performance from the British pianist In his interview with Stephen Pettit in the...Show More Summary

Dancing for Nepal

Tangents - New English Ballet (choreography Daniela Cardim Fonteyne) Dancing for Nepal is looking to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake appeal. At the St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA, near Buckingham Palace, from...Show More Summary

Messiah, Memory and A Midsummer Night's Dream - an encounter with Robin Tritschler

Robin Tritschlerphoto credit Garreth Wong The tenor Robin Tritschler recently sang in the BBC Proms performance RVW's Sancta Civitas, and was described by one reviewer as luxury casting. He has also been busy on the operatic stage, singing with Ashley Riches in Garsington Opera's new production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Show More Summary

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