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Nico Muhly premiere at Rhinegold LIVE

16 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Charles Owenphoto credit Jack Liebeck Rhinegold LIVE is Rhinegold Publishing's series of free rush hour concerts. Pianist Charles Owen will be launching the new season of at Conway Hall on 9 September with a programme which will include the London premiere of Nico Muhly's Short Stuff. Show More Summary

Prom 59: Richard Strauss's Elektra

42 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Johan Reuter, Felicity Palmer, Gun-Brit Barkmin and Christine Goerke, with BBC Symphony Orchestra - photo BBC Richard Strauss Elektra; Christine Goerke, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Felicity Palmer, Johan Reuter, BBC Symphony Orchestra, SemyonShow More Summary

September: some gigs and a song

Hello, September. Here are a few things I'm doing this month: do come along if you're in the vicinity of any of them! 14 September, 3.30pm: HAMPSTEAD AND HIGHGATE LITERARY FESTIVAL: JOHN OGDON. I interview Ogdon's biographer Charles Beauclerk about the life and work of the troubled musical genius. Show More Summary

Somebody Will Have to Explain this to Me

I'm having some difficulty parsing this statement, in a NY Times article by Adam Nagourney, by the former president of the San Diego Opera board of directors, Karen S. Cohn: “I cannot support what is going on,” she said of the new coalition and its efforts. Show More Summary

aworks album log :: august 31, 2014

3 hours agoMusic / Classical : aworks

American classical: Elena Gragera - Joaquín Nin-Culmell: Obra Para Canto y Piano Nin-Culmell was a Cuban-Spanish composer and professor at UC Berkeley. This is a recording of vocal works with piano. [Columna Música] Albert Atenelle - Joaquín Nin-Culmell: Obres Per...

That Was Something.

If you didn't happen to be at your computer or other Internet-connected music player this morning and early afternoon (Pacific time), today's Proms Elektra is available for the next four weeks. So is last night's Salome with Nina Stemme, conducted by Donald Runnicles. Show More Summary

A Look Back

Anthony Tommasini's prescient ear: The soprano Sondra Radvanovsky brought a vulnerable quality to her portrayal of the insecure, needy Gutrune, though her voice was somewhat tremulous. The Rhine Maidens and the Three Norns were strongly cast, with Christine Goerke, as the Third Norn, especially splendid. Show More Summary

aworks album log :: august 30, 2014

16 hours agoMusic / Classical : aworks

American classical: John Mauceri, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Music for Alfred Hitchcock Strangers, North, Rear W., Dial, The Man Who etc. [Toccata Classics] Beyond: Tim Hecker - Dropped Pianos Nine related, minimal sketches. Mostly compelling.[kranky] Tim Hecker -...

Prom 48: Ever Icelandic - Tectonics at the Royal Albert Hall

22 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Ilan Volkov and the Iceland Symphony Orchestraat the BBC Proms - Photo Alistair Muir Haukur Tómasson, Jón Leifs, Beethoven, Schumann; Jonathan Biss, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed...Show More Summary

Prom 58: Richard Strauss's Salome

22 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Nina Stemme Richard Strauss Salome; Nina Stemme, Doris Soffel, Burkhard Ulrich, Samuel Youn, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Donald Runnicles; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 30 2014 Star rating: 5.0 Lithe,Show More Summary

"It's got to be obsessive." Meet Mark-Anthony Turnage

I went to see Mark-Anthony Turnage the other week to talk to him about the revival of Anna Nicole that is to open the Royal Opera House's new season (11 Sept). Article is in the Independent now and the uncut version is below. First,Show More Summary


So I am watched part of the Operalia webcast with head in hands. Somebody take the stick away from Domingo, please, because he is undercutting every one of those poor young singers. Where is Alfredo Kraus when you need him? Because......incredibly crude Duke of Mantua......pretty bad Werther.... Show More Summary

Choral at Cadogan - 2014/15 season launch

Last night, 28 August, Cadogan Hall launched the 2014/15 Choral at Cadogan series with a short taster from Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars. The group performed three works from the Metamorphosis programme which they will be presenting at Cadogan Hall on 23 October 2014. Show More Summary

Coronation of Poppea at Grimeborn Festival

Rosie Aldridge and Elizabeth Holmes Monteverdi The Coronation of Poppea; Ryedale Festival Opera, director Nina Brazier, music director Christopher Glynn; Grimeborn Festival at Arcola Theatre Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 28 2014 Star...Show More Summary

aworks album log :: august 29, 2014 @lautenmusic @cage #indeterminism

2 days agoMusic / Classical : aworks

American classical: Simon Allen, Chris Burn, Lee Patterson, Mark Wastell - Four4 I'm slowly realizing instrumentation and performance make a big difference in the John Cage number songs. This an example of an excellent interpretation (and here's a blog about...

Change of Plans

My plans for Sunday changed, because I have this nasty cough, but the change means I am free to listen to THIS:

Peter Maxwell Davies birthday concert

Scottish Chamber Orchestra - photo Marco Borggreve The late night Prom on Monday 8 September 2014, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra will be giving a concert to celebrate the birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. In fact, 8 September is his actual birthday. Show More Summary

B Tommy Andersson - new BBC NOW composer-in-residence

B Tommy AnderssonPhoto: Jan-Olav Wedin The Swedish composer B. Tommy Andersson has been appointed the composer-in-residence with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Their first joint event will be the orchestra's concert on October 3, when the programme will include Andersson's Garden of Delights. Show More Summary

Introducing the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Myung-Whun Chung On Wednesday 27 August 2014, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra made its BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall under the orchestra's musical director Myung-Whun Chung in a programmeShow More Summary

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