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Dancing in the Ghetto

Labels: cd review<p><i>Dancing in the Ghetto</i>, Adam Gorb music for large ensemble; Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble, Mark Heron, Timothy …

Music

Requiem

Labels: cd review, video<p>Requiem; The Priestly Fraternity of St Peter; Sony Classical / De Montfort Music <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 12 2017<br>Star …

John Paul II

The art of saying no: soprano Albina Shagimuratova on Semiramide, Aspasia, Mimi and Turandot

Labels: interview<p>Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia - Mozart: <i>Mitridate Re di Ponto</i> - Royal Opera House 2017 (Photo (c) ROH, Bill Cooper)<p>The Russian …

Orchestras

Clérambault, Couperin, Monteclair - Arcangelo at Wigmore Hall

Labels: Arcangelo, concert review, Wigmore Hall<p>Sophie Junker<p>Couperin, Clérambault, Monteclair; Arcangelo; Wigmore Hall <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill on …

Orchestras

Choir and brass: Lassus Requiem from Girton College & the Guildhall School

Labels: cd review<p>Orlande de Lassus <i>Requiem a 5</i>; Choir of Girton College, Cambridge, Historic Brass of the Guildhall, London, Gareth Wilson (director); …

Orchestras

Stravaganza d'amore! Raphael Pichon & Pygmalion

Labels: cd review, video<p><i>Stravaganza d'Amore!</i>;Raphael Pichon, Pygmalion; Harmonia Mundi <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 6 2017<br>Star rating: 4.0</b> …

Orchestras

Perfido! The first disc from Ian Page's The Mozartists

Labels: cd review<p>Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven concert arias; Sophie Bevan, The Mozartists, Ian Page; Signum Classics <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 10 …

Orchestras

Complex and thoughtful: Bartosz Glowacki in music for accordion at Rhinegold Live

Bartosz Glowacki Domenico Scarlatti, Vaclav Trojan, Victor Vlasov, Petri Makkonen, Alessandro Marcello/JS Bach, Vladislav Zolotaryov, Astor …

Jazz

A significant achievement all round: Die Walküre at Grange Park Opera

Labels: opera review<p>Grange Park Opera - Wagner: <i>Die Walkure</i> - Wotan & the Valkyries: Thomas Hall, Mari Wyn-Williams, Beeca Marriot, Tanya Hurst, Gemma …

Richard Wagner

Rethinking early Verdi: gripping 1847 Macbeth at Buxton

Buxton Festival - Verdi: <i>Macbeth</i> - Stephen Gadd and chorus (photo Robert Workman) Verdi <i>Macbeth</i> (1847); Stephen Gadd, Kate Ladner, Oleg Tsibulko, Jung …

Macbeth

Comedy of class: Britten's Albert Herring at the Buxton Festival

Britten: <i>Albert Herring</i> - Buxton Festival 2017 (Photo Robert Workman) Benjamin Britten <i>Albert Herring</i>; Bradley Smith, Yvonne Howard, Heather Shipp, …

Literature

Astonishing music: Mozart's Lucio Silla at Buxton Festival

Labels: Buxton Festival, opera review<p>Mozart: <i>Lucio Silla</i> - Buxton Festival - Madeleine Pierard, Joshua Ellicott, Rebecca Bottone, Ben Thapa (Photo …

Iestyn Davies in Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin

Labels: concert review, Temple Music<p>Schubert <i>Die schöne Müllerin</i>; Iestyn Davies, Julius Drake; Temple Song at Middle Temple Hall <br>Reviewed by Robert …

Vibrant performances of Bach cantatas from Gillian Keith & Armonico Consort

Labels: cd review<p>Bach solo soprano cantatas volume one; Gillian Keith, Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks; Signum Classics <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill …

An enchanting beginning: Louise Alder in songs by Richard Strauss

Labels: cd review<p><i>Through Life and Love</i>, songs by Richard Strauss; Louise Alder, Joseph Middleton; Orchard Classics <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun …

Musical comedy: Rossini's Il turco in Italia returns to Garsington

Labels: Garsington, opera review<p>Rossini: <i>Il turco in Italia</i> - Garsington Opera 2017 - Sarah Tynan (Fiorilla) in chorus (Photo Alice …

Comedy of character: Britten's Albert Herring at the Grange Festival

Labels: Grange Festival, opera review<p>Britten: <i>Albert Herring</i> - The Grange Festival - Kitty Whately, Richard Pinkstone, Adrian Thompson (photo Robert …

Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at the Grange Festival

Labels: Grange Festival, opera review<p>Monteverdi: <i>Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria</i> - The Grange Festival - Anna Bonitatibus, Paul Nilon (photo Robert …

A remarkable ensemble: Janacek's Jenufa at Grange Park Opera's new home

Labels: Grange Park Opera, opera review<p>Janacek: <i>Jenufa</i> - Grange Park Opera - Natalya Romaniw, Susan Bullock (Photo Robert Workman)<p>Janacek <i>Jenufa</i>; …

A very complete Giovanni: Mozart's Don from Ashley Riches and Opera Holland Park Young Artists

Labels: Opera Holland Park, opera review<p>OHP Young Artists with the Opera Holland Park Chorus in Opera Holland Park’s production of <i>Don Giovanni</i> (Young …

Bach - The Four Orchestra Suites

Labels: concert review, Wigmore Hall<p>Bach's autograph of the Travestière part of<br>the second orchestral suite (BWV 1067)<p>Bach orchestral suites; The …

Bach Reimagines Bach: William Carter in Bach's lute works

Labels: cd review<p>Bach <i>Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001</i>, <i>Suite in E major BWV 1006a</i>, <i>Suite in G minor BWV 995</i>; William Carter; Linn Records <br>Reviewed by Robert …

Karol Szymanowski: Stabat Mater & more from Warsaw

Labels: cd review<p>Karol Szymanowski <i>Litany to the Virgin Mary</i>, <i>Stabat Mater</i>, <i>Symphony No. 3</i>; Aleksandra Kurzak, Agnieszka Rehlis, Dmitry Korchak, Artur …

Powerful Murnau-inspired re-invention: Gounod's 'Faust' in Riga

Labels: opera review, Riga<p>Gounod: <i>Faust</i> - closing of Act One - (Photo: Agnese Zeltina (c) Latvian National Opera and Ballet)<p>Gounod <i>Faust</i>; Benjamin …

A re-invention too far? Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at Latvian National Opera

Labels: opera review, Riga<p>Tchaikovsky: <i>Eugene Onegin</i> - Raimonds Bramanis (Lensky) (Photo: Agnese Zeltina (c) Latvian National Opera and …

An eloquent evening's entertainment: Les Talens Lyriques in Zefiro Torna

Labels: by Anthony Evans, concert review<p>Anders J Dahlin and Emiliano Gonzalez Toro<p><i>Zefiro torna</i>, Monteverdi madrigals & opera excerpts; Les Talens …

Not just a museum piece: Radamisto at the Guildhall School

Labels: GSMD, Handel, opera review<p>Guildhall School - <i>Radamisto</i> - Anna Sideris, Dominick Felix - (c) Clive Barda<p>Handel <i>Radamisto</i>; Bianca Andrew, Jade …

Roadshow: chamber music by American composer Carl Schimmel

Labels: cd review<p>Carl Schimmel chamber music; New Focus Records <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 30 2017<br>Star rating: 3.5 <b><br>A portrait of American</b> …

Re-thinking the concerto: Steven Osborne in Ravel and Falla

Labels: cd review<p>Ravel piano concertos, Falla <i>Noches en los jardines de Espana</i>; Steven Osborne, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot: …