Blog Profile / Planet Hugill

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Greensleeves - Folk Music of the British Isles

41 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Geoffrey Webber, Charles Villier Stanford, Toby Young, Gustav Holst, Thomas Morley, Christopher Monks, RVW, Patrick Hadley Folk Music of the British Isles; The Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks; Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill...Show More Summary

Prizewinners’ Recital - Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition

Galina Averina The Russian soprano Galina Averina was the winner of the 2015 Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers' Competition, with Welsh soprano Celine Forrest being the runners up. Now we have a chance to hear the two in recitalShow More Summary

Hashtag #LoveOpera

To celebrate the huge range of opera and music theatre going on around the UK, people are encouraged to tweet using the hashtag #LoveOpera during the weekend 6-8 May 2016. The Opera and Music Theatre Forum is encouraging people to tweet...Show More Summary

Christian Wolff premiere at Kammer Klang

Christian Wolff at his prepared piano performance, 2007. Kazakh-born violinist Aisha Orazbayeva and London & Berlin-based pianist Joseph Houston first came together in 2015 to perform a recital of music by Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff and John Cage in Europe, UK and the USA, now they have commissioned a new piece from Christian Wolff. Show More Summary

A journey down the Rhine with 24 women's voices, four horns and harp

Rheinmädchen Wagner, Brahms, Schumann, Schubert; Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphael Pichon; Harmonia Mundi Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 27 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Magical sounds conjured from this journey down the Rhine with 24 women's voices,...Show More Summary

Looking forward to The Exterminating Angel

Thomas Ades' new opera The Exterminating Angel, which comes to Covent Garden next year, premieres at the Salzburg Festival on 28 July 2016. The work is a co-commission and co-production between the Salzburg Festival, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera and Den Kongelige Opera, Copenhagen. Show More Summary

PureGold 2016 - showcasing Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths, University of London, launches its festival, PureGold 2016, at the Clore Ballroom in the South Bank Centre on Monday 2 May 2016. From 4pm there will be a chance to preview the college's annual celebration of the eclectic, innovative and exciting music coming out of Goldsmiths. Show More Summary

Monteverdi - Messa a quattro voci e salmi

Monteverdi Messa a quattro voci e salmi of 1650; The Sixteen, Harry Christophers; Coro Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 24 2016 Star rating: 4.5 Highly engaging performances of Monteverdi's last published collection Having explored Monteverdi's...Show More Summary

English tenor in German debut in Italian opera

Alexander James Edwards The tenor Alexander James Edwards has popped up on this blog over the years, whether it be singing Pollione to Nelly Miricioiou's Norma during our lecture recital about Bellini at the Cadogan Hall, in recitalShow More Summary

Remarkable rediscovery - Classical Opera showcase Niccolo Jommelli's dramatic opera Il Vologeso

Ian Page and Classical Opera at Cadogan Hall Niccolo Jommelli Il Vologeso; Rachel Kelly, Gemma Summerfield, Stuart Jackson, Angela Simkin, Jennifer France, Tom Verney, Classical Opera, Ian Page; Classical Opera at Cadogan Hall Reviewed...Show More Summary

Opera, Art and community singing: David Jones and World War I explored

On Friday 13 May 2016, Welsh National Opera gives the premiere of Iain Bell's opera In Parenthesis at the Wales Millennium Centre. Based on David Jones epic poem In Parenthesis the work is inspired by Jones' own experience as a soldier in World War I at the Battle of Mametz Wood. Show More Summary

Opera Prelude's See Golden Days project

Callie Swarbrick Opera Prelude is a charity which helps support and encourage young singers, providing experience via performances as well as opera into the community, accessible, affordable events. Their See Golden Days project brings professional young singers together with older people. Show More Summary

Brave new season at Opera North

Aleksandr Markovic Having produced a Ring Cycle which is being performed on tour, Opera North seems re-invigorated and the 2016/17 season recently announced seems to be full of good things. Whilst the company's big brother in LondonShow More Summary

Passionate intensity - Schnittke's Penitential Psalms

Alfred Schnittke Penitential Psalms; RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann; Harmonia Mundi Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 22 2016 Star rating: 5.0 Passionate intensity and technical prowess in these dark psalms. This new disc from...Show More Summary

Shakespeare in Song

Templar Scholars Cecilia McDowall's When Time Broke is being performed at St James's Church, Sussex Gardens on 29 April 2016, a day after the work is premiered by the BBC Singers and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. McDowall's piece is being...Show More Summary

Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva in Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Katya Apekisheva & Charles Owen Stravinsky Rite of Spring, Poulenc, Rachmaninov; Katya Apekisheva, Charles Owen; Rhinegold Live at the Conway Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 26 2016 Star rating: 5.0 Brilliant pianism and physical...Show More Summary

Part cabaret, part concert club

The Arensky Chamber Orchestra, Will Kunhardt The Arensky Chamber Orchestra (ACO) Spring season at the Hospital Club opens on Thursday 28 April 2016. Under artistic director Will Kunhardt the chamber orchestra returns to the Hospital Club for a pair of concerts which are intended to be more immersive theatrical event than concert. Show More Summary

On Eagles Wings - the choral music of Alexander L'Estrange

Alexander L'Estrange New College Service and other works; Tenebrae, James Sherlock, Nigel Short; Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 21 2016 Star rating: 3.5 The magical choral music of Alexander L'Estrange showcased This...Show More Summary

No words - Physical theatre, mime, sound, illusion and a live score

Blind Man's Song is a new theatre piece from Theatre Re which runs at the Pleasance Theatre from 27 April to 15 May 2016 before going on tour. The work is a wordless piece which uses physical theatre, mime, sound, illusion and a live score to tell a tale about a blind man's rage against his world of darkness. Show More Summary

A Sonic Journey from Goole to Hull

Goole Railway Swing Bridge The train journey from Goole to Hull is not the most classic of rail journeys, but it has inspired composer Gavin Bryars and poet Blake Morrison to create a new work which is designed to be experience on the train journey which inspired it. Show More Summary

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