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Spitalfields music festival: Kwartludium with Scanner

Lost in thought, again - Robin Rimbaud (photo credit Robin Rimbaud) Kwartludium with Scanner; Spitalfields Music Winter Festival at RichMix Reviewed by Hilary Glover on Dec 12 2014 Star rating: 5.0 A mix of instruments and electronics...Show More Summary

Corinne Morris and London Concord Singers - memories and celebrations

23 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Corinne Morris and London Concord Singers - photo courtesy of Corinne Morris Thursday's concert by London Concord Singers (18/12/2014) at St Botolph without Bishopsgate was tinged with more than a hint of melancholy and emotion. TheShow More Summary

Bach Violin Concertos

Bach Violin Concertos; Giuliano Carmignola, Concerto Köln; Archiv Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 20 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Bach violin concertos and reconstructions, in performances which prize brilliance of sound This new disc sees...Show More Summary

Unwrapping Minimalism at Kings Place

Having in the past Unwrapped Mozart, Bach, Brahms and Chamber Music, next year (2015) Kings Place will be presenting Minimalism Unwrapped, a year long series of concerts exploring Minimalism in all its aspects. And if you think that means wall to wall Philip Glass and Steve Reich, then think again. Show More Summary

Favourite fifty music: the Brodsky Quartet play Bartok and Beethoven at Kings Place

Brodsky Quartet Beethoven, Bartok, Purcell, Britten; Brodsky Quartet; Kings Place Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 11 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Music across four centuries from Kings Place's top 50 classical chamber music works In 2014 Kings...Show More Summary

All change at Spitalfieds Music and Leeds International Piano Competition

Dame Fanny Waterman - credit Andy Manning 2009 It seems to be all change at Spitalfields Music and the Leeds International Piano Composition. In Spitalfields, chief executive Abigail Pogson is leaving, and taking over as managing director of the Sage Gateshead. Show More Summary

Samuel Wesley Lewis wins the 2014 New Cobbett Prize

The Berkeley Ensemble The Berkeley Ensemble's recent New Cobbett Prize for composition competition had its final last week and the winner was Samuel Wesley Lewis's Sequenza (for string quintet with bass) whilst Barnaby Martin's Lazarus (for mixed ensemble) and Laurence Osborn's Living Floors (for cello and double bass) were the runners up. Show More Summary

A new Christmas world - the Wexford Carols

The Wexford Carols; Caitriona O'Leary, Rosanne Cash, Rhiannon Giddens, Tom Jones; Heresy Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 15 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Irish traditional music singer Catriona O'Leary opens a window on the surviving Christmas carol tradition from Co. Show More Summary

Mahan Esfahani, rare Donizetti and bawdy Arnold at the Guildhall School

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has been appointed Professor of Harpsichord at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) and will join the staff from Spring 2015. Esfahani will give a recital at Milton Court Concert Hall on 27 April...Show More Summary

Music for cello and choir - Hugill, Tavener and Bennett on 18 December

London Concord Singer and Malcolm Cottle in 2012, photo credit Josh Hayes In the 1990's I wrote a work for soprano and organ for friends' wedding. A setting of words from Corinthians, Faith, Hope and Charity went through various versions including being recorded with solo violin and strings (you can hear this version on my SoundCloud page). Show More Summary

Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition - 2015 shortlist

The Arcadia Quartet, winners of the 2012 Competition, with John Gilhooly, Director of the Wigmore Hall.~photo Ben Ealovega The 12 quartets have been announced who will take part in the 13th edition of the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. Show More Summary

Lux de Caelo - Choir of Clare College at St John's Smith Square

Bach, Mendelssohn, Michael Praetorius, William Mathias, Berlioz, Webern, Giles Swayne, Webern, Schoenberg; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Dmitri Ensemble, Graham Ross; St. John's Smith Square Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 13 2014...Show More Summary

Malcolm Cottle (1940 - 2014)

Last weekend (6 December) we lost a dear friend and musical colleague, when the conductor Malcolm Cottle died suddenly at home. I had known Malcolm since 1986, when I sang under his baton in London Concord Singers 20th anniversary concert...Show More Summary

Choir of King's College, London at St John's Smith Square

Choir of King's College, London Martin, Lassus, Villette, Tallis; Choir of King's College, London, Wilson; St John's Smith Square Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 12 2014 Memorial and celebration, the late David Trendell's choir on fine...Show More Summary

Plainchant from Portsmouth

Plainsong; Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, David Price, Oliver Hancock; Convivium Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 3 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Thoughtful and imaginative disc, reflecting Portsmouth Cathedral's use of plainchant within their liturgy. Show More Summary

Max Hoehn awarded the 2015 Independent Opera Director Fellowship

Handel Furioso - devised and directed by Max Hoehn, photo Robert Workman The young director Max Hoehn has been awarded the 2014 Independent Opera Director Fellowship. This consists of a director's stipend of £15,000 plus production costs...Show More Summary

Songs that Shook the World - No. 3 from Cerys Matthews

Yesterday Welsh National Opera and The Space published on-line the latest of the Songs That Shook the World, five pieces of music commissioned from a variety of artists as part of the Occupation project an The artists were asked to respond to current events. Show More Summary

Westminster Abbey choir in concert at the Cadogan Hall

Choir of Westminster Abbey - photo Paul Grover Byrd, Tallis, Sheppard, Bull, Gibbons, Poulenc, Howells, Martin, Head, Gardner, Rutter, Parry; Choir of Westminster Abbey, O'Donnell, Cook; Cadogan Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on DecShow More Summary

'We're going to show them that orchestras aren't boring'

One of Orchestras Live's Lullaby Concerts in Lowestoftwith City of London Sinfonia and Claire Bloorin October 2014, photo Paul Coghlin Orchestras Live, a national music charity that brings orchestral music to thousands of people in under-served areas across England, is continuing to have a busy year. Show More Summary

The North - modern saxophone music with balls

The North, music by Carpenter, Harrold, Arnalds, Cote, Gregory, Smith, Pankhurst; Borealis Saxophone Quartet Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 2 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Forthright and edgy, new music for saxophone quartet This new discShow More Summary

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