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Bach transcriptions for guitar

13 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

J.S Bach, guitar arrangements by Lily Afshar; Lily Afshar; Archer Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 15 2014 Star rating: 4.0 New arrangements of Bach for the guitar by talented young guitarist Performing any sort of baroque music on modern instruments involves an element of transcription. Show More Summary

The fascinating Alma Mahler

13 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Alma Mahler Gropius Werfel (1879–1964) I first came across Alma Mahler thanks to Tom Lehrer's song about her - Her lovers were many and varied, From the day she began her beguine, There were three famous ones whom she married, And God knows how many between'. Show More Summary

Building an international brand - an encounter with Anthony Wilkinson of the Wimbledon International Music Festival

14 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Anthony Wilkinson Running a music and arts festival anywhere is hard work. But it would seem to be a thankless task to do so in an area where your potential audience has the delights of central London just a train-ride way. But Anthony...Show More Summary

The Robert Poulton Foundation.

Robert Poulton The British baritone Robert Poulton was killed in a road accident in October 2012. A great loss not only to his family, but to the British operatic scene; at the time of his death he was performing in Dvorak's Rusalka with Glyndebourne on Tour. Show More Summary

Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival - Finale

Hatfield House Festival Chamber Orchestra rehearsing in 2013 Strauss, RVW, Haydn; Ruby Hughes, Claire Barnett Jones, Gwilym Bowen, Tristan Hambleton, Jack Liebeck, Hertfordshire Chorus, Hatfield House Festival Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas...Show More Summary

Offenbach's Fantasio

Offenbach Fantasio; Sarah Connolly, Brenda Rae, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Mark Elder; Opera Rara Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 13 2014 Star rating: 5.0 Charming and enlightening account of Offenbach's late, romantic operetta...Show More Summary

Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival

Navarra Quartet Stravinsky, Korngold, Schubert; Aronowitz Ensemble, Navarra Quartet; Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 26 2014 Star rating: 4.5 Familiar and unfamiliar repertoire in vibrant performances...Show More Summary

Figaro up close and personal

Opera Up Close returns with a new small scale production, what is promised to be a lively updating of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Directed by Sarah Tipple the new production has just started a run at the King's Head in Islington which goes on into November. Show More Summary

Inspired by Shakespeare

City of London Sinfonia photo credit James Berry. City of London Sinfonia (CLS) is celebrating Shakespeare's 450th anniversary with a series of concerts featuring music from film and theatre inspired by his plays. Running from 8 October to 1 November, there are four concerts which feature music by Purcell, Mendelssohn, Korngold, Walton and RVW. Show More Summary

Chloe Hanslip and Igor Tchetuev

Chloe Hanslip Schnittke, Medtner, Beethoven; Chloe Hanslip, Igor Tchetuev; The Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 25 2014 Star rating: 5.0 Medtner's vividly romantic sonata at the centre of a lovely lunchtime recital. British...Show More Summary


James Garnon as Harold Gillies in Dr Scroggy's Warphoto Mark Douet Dr Scroggy's War; Howard Brenton, director John Dove, music William Lyons; Globe Theatre Reviewed by Guest reviewer Jill Barlow on Sep 17 2014 Star rating: 3.5 Dr Scroggy's...Show More Summary

Verdi's Otello at ENO - Second View

Jonathan Summers and Stuart Skelton photo Alastair Muir Verdi Otello; Stuart Skelton, Leah Crocetto, Jonathan Summers, dir. David Alden, cond. Edward Gardner; English National Opera at the London Coliseum Reviewed by Robert Hugill on...Show More Summary

Fairy Queen at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea

Eloise Irving and John Lattimore in Bury Court Opera's production of Purcell's Fairy Queen Henry Purcell The Fairy Queen; Hopkins, Iriving, Philis, Pappioannou, El-Bushra, Lattimore, Webb, Latham, Smith, cond. William Vann; Royal Hospital,...Show More Summary

Australian Chamber Orchestra gives Jonny Greenwood premiere

Jonny Greenwood The Australian Chamber Orchestra, directed by violinist Richard Tognetti, is doing a European tour combining music by Mozart and Haydn with Webern's Five Movements for Strings and the world premiere of Jonny Greenwood's Water. Show More Summary

Classical parlour with three4 at Rich Mix

Emma Dogliani and Kate Conway As a change from the formal concert venue I ventured out to Rich Mix in the East End of London. Here Emma Dogliani and friends Kate Conway and Philip Voldman performed a selection of songs from the opera, and other greatest hits, to a packed and appreciative audience. Show More Summary

Javier Camarena at Rosenblatt Recitals

Javier Camarena - photo Ana Kuri Mozart, Bellini, Rossini, Gounod, Donizetti, Tosti, Crescenzo, Gastalson, Sorozabal, Guastavino, Grever; Javier Camarena, Enrico Maria Cacciari; Rosenblatt Recitals at the Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert...Show More Summary

Jommelli - chamber cantatas

Niccolo Jommelli chamber cantatas; Yetzabel Arias Fernandez, Stile Galante, Stefano Aresi; Pan Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 13 2014 Star rating: 4.5 Chamber cantatas from one of the important figures in 18th century Italian opera The 18th century Italian composer Niccolo Jommelli is best known, if all, for his operas. Show More Summary

Overnight Monteverdi Choir

Monteverdi Choir and John Eliot Gardiner in Pisa Sep 09 © Massimo Giannelli The Monteverdi Choir has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and celebrations continue with performance of Handel's Dixit Dominus at Milton Court in the Barbican on 25 September 2014. Show More Summary

Otello Undressed at the ENO

Stuart Skelton and Leah Crocettophoto credit Alastair Muir Verdi Otello; Stuart Skelton, Leah Crocetto, Jonathan Summers, dir. David Alden, cond. Edward Gardner; Opera Undressed, English National Opera at London Coliseum Reviewed byShow More Summary

Music at the London Sketch Club

The London Sketch Club was founded in 1898 as a social club for artists working in the field of commercial graphic art. The club is at 7 Dilke Street, SW3 4JE in Chelsea, where it has been since the 1950's. They are now branching out into music and there is a concert series in the studio, with some talented young performers. Show More Summary

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