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Open submission winner launches Britten Sinfonia's lunchtime concerts series

18 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

The Britten Sinfonia - photo Harry Rankin The Britten Sinfonia At Lunch series opens on 9 December 2016, the first of the Britten Sinfonia's lunchtime concerts this season. The first concert in the series features music by Sohrab Uduman...Show More Summary

Verbal acuity: Ben Johnson in sonnets set by Liszt, Britten and more

19 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Sonnets Britten, Brahms, Liszt, Parry, Schubert; Ben Johnson, Graham Johnson; Champs Hill Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 30 2016 Star rating: 4.5 From Schubert to Liszt to Britten, Ben Johnson's absorbing survey of the sonnet...Show More Summary

Sounds of the ancient world: Celtic horns brought to life

Dragon Voices: The giant Celtic horns of Ancient Europe; John Kenny; Delphian Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 22 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Reconstructed ancient Celtic instruments brought to life This disc is part of the European Music Archaeology Project on Delphian, and this disc turns its attention to the music made on Celtic horns. Show More Summary

Stolen Kisses: An homage to Alberto Ginastera

Songs by Alberto Ginastera; Lorena Paz Nieto, Horacio Lopez Redondo; Song in the City, and Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival at St Botolph without Bishopsgate Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 5 2016 Star rating: 4.0 A selection of songs...Show More Summary

Summer of delights at Opera Holland Park

Anne Sophie Duprels as Iris and Noah Stewart as Osaka in Iris at Opera Holland Park 2016. Photo Robert Workman The full casting for Opera Holland Park's 2017 has been announced and is full of delights, with a nice mix of established artists and young talent. Show More Summary

Rough for Opera

Tonight (5 December 2016) is the 14th edition of Second Movement's Rough for Opera at the Cockpit Theatre, London NW8 8EH, the scratch night were producers of new opera can try things out and get audience feed back. At tonight's event there will be new opera from Anna Clock, Freya Ireland and Martin Ward. Show More Summary

Winning charm: Raphaela Papadakis & Sholto Kynoch in cabaret mode in Clapham

Sholto Kynoch and Raphaela Papadakisphoto courtesy of Helen Abbott Poulenc, Satie, Marx, Schoenberg, Lehar; Raphaela Papadakis, Sholto Kynoch; Omnibus Clapham Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 4 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Delightful evening...Show More Summary

A musical Christmas open: our visit to Pullens Yards

Luthiers Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris in the studio at Pullens Yards Pullens Yards is an area of Victorian tenements near Elephant and Castle, where the associated workshops survive as artists studios. Picturesque and atmospheric,...Show More Summary

In case you missed it: November on Planet Hugill - Mavra, Iolanta and Simplicius Simplicissimus

Joyce DiDonato, Manuel Palazzo & Il Pomo Doro in In War & Peace at the Barbican. Photo credit is Mark Allan/Barbican Welcome to November on Planet Hugill, a month when rare opera seemed to be particularly to the fore. At the Guildhall...Show More Summary

Appealing charm: Oliver Davis's Dance

Oliver Davis Dance, Frontiers, Dance Odyssey, Musical Boxi, Arco, Dancing Folk, Fiddlesticks and Dance Epilogue; Kerenza Peacock, Huw Watkins, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Bateman; Signum Clasics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec...Show More Summary

Fifty mad minutes: Gerald Barry's Alice's Adventures Under Ground

Hilary Summers, Allison Cook, Barbara Hannigan, Britten SinfoniaGerald Barry: Alice's Adventures Under Ground - photo Mark Allan/Barbican Gerald Barry Alice's Adventures Under Ground; Barbara Hannigan, Allison Cook, Hilary Summers, Allan...Show More Summary

Crossing boundaries: I chat to conductor & viola player Robert Ames about the London Contemporary Orchestra, & about working in India & Kazakhstan

Robert Ames and the London Contemporary Orchestra performing Terry Riley's In C at the Barbican Centre Robert Ames Robert Ames does not think in terms of labels. But when asked to describe the London Classical Orchestra, the group which...Show More Summary

Gravely moving: Philippe Jaroussky in Bach and Telemann

Philippe Jaroussky - photo Simon Fowler / Warner Classics Cantatas by Bach and Telemann; Philippe Jaroussky, Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin; Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 1 2016 Star rating: 4.5 Lesser known cantatas...Show More Summary

All change at the Salzburg Festival: Markus Hinterhäuser announces 2017 programme

Markus Hinterhaeuser - photo SF Neumayr The Salzburg Festival has a new artistic director, Markus Hinterhäuser who took over in October 2016 (following the departure of Alexander Pereira in 2015). Hinterhäuser and festival president Dr. Show More Summary

Music at the centre: Schaffer's Amadeus at the National Theatre

Lucian Msamati and Southbank Sinfonia - Peter Schaffer's Amadeus - National Theatre - photo Marc Brenner Peter Schaffer Amadeus; Lucian Msamati, Adam Gillen, Karla Crome, Fleur de Bray, Robyn Allegra Parton, Wendy Dawn Thompson, Eamonn...Show More Summary

Solo viola: Rosalind Ventris in Blake, Bach, and Roxburgh

Rosalind Ventris Blake, Bach, Roxburgh; Rosalind Ventris; Park Lane Group at St James's Church, Piccadilly Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 1 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Music for solo viola spanning 500 years in this engaging recital As part...Show More Summary

New David Sawer opera for Garsington

David Sawer Having commissioned Roxanna Panufnik to write a community opera, Silver Birch which premieres in 2017, Garsington Opera has announced its first main stage commission. David Sawer is writing a new opera, The Skating Rink, to be premiered by Garsington Opera in 2018. Show More Summary

Christmas at Cadogan

Choir of St John's College, Cambridge Seasonal celebrations at the Cadogan Hall kick off tomorrow, 1 December 2016 with the first of two concerts by Barts Choir with the Trafalgar Sinfonia conductor Ivor Setterfield in Charpentier's Messe de Minuit, plus music by RVW, and Finzi. Show More Summary

Diversity alone makes for all that is perfect: Marc-Antoine Charpentier at Kings Place

Engraving from the 1682 Almanach Royal thought to be Marc-Antoine Charpentier Hymne à la Vierge Charpentier, Couperin, Saint-Colombe, Marin Marais, Robert de Visée; Eamonn Dougan and friends; Kings Place Reviewed by Ruth Hansford onShow More Summary

Lots of taste but not much excess: French baroque at Kings Place

Louis XIV in 1701 - Hyacinthe Rigaud Le coucher du Soleil François Couperin, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Clérambault, Leclair, Mondonville, Rameau; Robyn Allegra Parton, Instruments of Time and Truth, Edward Higginbottom; Kings Place...Show More Summary

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