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By Robert Hugill | Weekly magazine of the latest classical music news and reviews from the classical music blog Planet Hugill

Music is one: Korean, Japanese and Western musicians collaborate at Club Inégales

Labels: concert review<p>Hyelim Kim (taegum), Yi Ji-Young (gayagum), Jihye Kim (changgo), Kiku Day (shakuhachi)<p>Presence through Sound; Yi Ji-Young …

Kenneth Leighton: The Complete Organ Works

Labels: cd review<p>Kenneth Leighton organ works; Stephen Farr, John Butt, Nicky Spence, Chloe Hanslip; Resonus Classics <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill on …

Flute

A wonderful 90th birthday present: John Joubert's 'Jane Eyre' finally reaches CD

Labels: cd review, video<p>John Joubert <i>Jane Eyre</i>; April Fredrick, David Stout, Clare McCaldin, Mark Milhofer, Gwion Thomas, English Symphony Orchestra, …

Classical Music

Context matters: My encounter with David Curtis, artistic director of OOTS

Labels: feature article, interview<p>David Curtis and the Orchestra of the Swan performing in Mexico<p>The Orchestra of the Swan (OOTS) has been …

Flute

Tallis discoveries and Tenebrae for Holy Saturday at the St John's Holy Week Festival

Labels: concert review, SJSS<p>David Skinner & Alamire<p><i>Thomas Tallis: Songs of Reformation</i> & the service of Tenebrae for Holy Saturday; Alamire, David …

Flute

Virgin and Child: Owen Rees and Contrapunctus continue their exploration of the Baldwin part-books

Labels: cd review<p>Tallis, Taverner, White, Sheppard, Fayrfax; Contrapunctus, Owen Rees; Signum Classics <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 29 2017<br>Star …

Classical Music

Bach-reinvented: the Little Baroque Company at Charterhouse

Labels: concert review, Handel<p>The Little Baroque Company<p>Bach <i>Coffee Cantata</i>; The Little Baroque Company; London Handel Festival at Charterhouse …

Classical Music

A truly moving and inspiring opera - Parsifal

Labels: Berlin, by Tony Cooper, opera review<p>Wagner Parsifal - Staatsoper Berlin (Photo Staatsoper Berlin)<p>Wagner <i>Parsifal</i>; Matthias Hölle, Anna …

Opera

Commitment to the word: Bach's St John Passion at Temple Church

Labels: concert review, Temple Music<p>James Way<p>Bach <i>St John Passion</i>; James Way, Gareth Brynmor John, Augusta Hebbert, Tim Travers-Brown, Matthew Sandy, …

Reviving a rarity: Delius' A Village Romeo & Juliet getting a rare stage outing

Labels: opera review<p>Kirsty Taylor-Stokes, Luke Sinclair<br>Delius: <i>A Village Romeo & Juliet</i> - New Sussex Opera (Photo Robert Knights)<p>Delius <i>A Village Romeo</i> …

Romeo and Juliet

Svyati and beyond: Kian Soltani, Hugo Ticciati & VOCE8 in Vasks, Tavener and more

Kian Soltani Josquin, Mouton, Bach, Vasks, Levine, Pärt, Tavener; Kian Soltani, Hugo Ticciati, VOCES8; Kings Place <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar …

Orchestras

Mozart and Haydn. City of London Choir, Leon McCawley and the RPO at Cadogan Hall,

Labels: by Ruth Hansford, Cadogan Hall, concert review<p>City of London Choir (Photo Filip Gierlinski)<p>Mozart <i>Piano Concerto in C minor K491</i>, Haydn</i> …

Sheer enthusiasm keeps the fizz in this glass: Opera Integra in Die Fledermaus

Labels: by Anthony Evans, opera review<p>Johann Strauss <i>Die Fledermaus</i>; Opera Integra, dir: Fiona Williams, cond: Sonia Ben-Santamaria; St John's Notting …

Music for the Sun King: An exploration of 18th century music & dance at Royal Academy of Music

Labels: concert review<p>Mary Collins and Steven Player (Photo Andrea Liu)<p><i>Music for the Sun King</i> Mouret, Lully, Couperin, Rebel, Purcell, Handel, …

Purcell from New York

Labels: cd review<p>Purcell sacred music; Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, John Scott; Resonus Classics <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 17 2017<br>Star …

Rediscovering Mendelssohn: Liza Ferschtman talks about her relationship with the violin concerto

Labels: interview<p>Liza Ferschtman (Photo Jonathan Zizzo)<p>Until relatively recently the Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman had no intention of recording …

Gallicantus: Queen Mary's Big Belly

Labels: cd review<p>Philip von Wilder, William Mundy, Christopher Tye, Thomas Tallis, John Sheppard; Galicantus; Signum Classics <br>Reviewed by Robert …

Thrilling moments from a youthful cast in Saint-Saens' Samson et Dalila

Labels: Cadogan Hall, opera review<p>Samson et Dalila at the Paris Opéra, 1892:<p>Camille Saint-Saens <i>Samson et Dalila</i>; Claudia Huckle, Aaron Cawley, Michel …

Surrender to the madness: Patricia Petibon and Susan Manoff at Wigmore Hall

Labels: concert review, Wigmore Hall<p>Patricia Petibon & Susan Manoff<p>Barber, Britten, Bacri, de Falla, Rodrigo, Obradors, Villa-Lobos, Bridge Poulenc, …

Richly vibrant & strongly characterful: songs by Buxton Orr from Nicky Spence & Iain Burnside

Labels: cd review<p>Buxton Orr songs; Nicky Spence, Iain Burnside, Jordan Black, Nikita Naumov, members of the Edinburgh Quartet <br>Reviewed by Robert …

Virtuoso: I chat to recorder player Jill Kemp about her disc of new music

Labels: interview<p>Jill Kemp (Photo Kate Mount)<p>Recorder player Jill Kemp's new disc <i>Aztec Dances</i> is programme of contemporary music recorded with …

Slow burn: Sondra Radvanovsky's London recital debut pays dividends in the end

Labels: Cadogan Hall, concert review, Rosenblatt Recitals;<p>Anthony Manoli & Sondra Radvanovsky at Rosenblatt Recitals at Cadogan Hall (photo Jonathan …

Nancy Cunard invites: ENO's Partenope with Sarah Tynan

Labels: ENO, Handel, opera review<p>ENO - Handel: <i>Partenope</i> - Patricia Bardon, Matthew Durkan, Stephanie Windsor-Lewis, Sarah Tyana <br>(Photo Donald …

Sacred showcase: Stile Antico in Giaches de Wert

Labels: cd review<p>Giaches de Wert motets; Stile Antico; Harmonia Mundi <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 02 2017<br>Star rating: 4.0 <b><br>Better known for his</b> …

Cédric Tiberghien and friends in Norwich

Labels: by Tony Cooper, concert review<p>Cédric Tiberghien, Michael Kidd, Margaret Cookhorn,<br>Emmet Byrne and Oliver Janes (Photo Paul Moss)<p>Debussy, …

Festa Veneziana!

Labels: concert review, Temple Music<p>Scott Price and the Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School (at St John's Smith Square with …

Youth Brahms in characterful performances from Jaime Martin & the Gävle Symphony Orchestra

Labels: cd review<p>Brahms <i>Serenades</i>; Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Jaime Martin; Ondine <br>Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 11 2017<br>Star rating: 3.5 <b><br>Early Brahms</b> …

Birthday double bill: Bury Court Opera celebrates with a new piece and a rare 17th century revival

Labels: opera review<p>Noah Mosley <i>Mad King Suibhne</i>, Anon. <i>L'Ospedale</i>; Dominic Bowe, Isolde Roxby, Edward Hughes, Henry Grant Kerswell, Laura Wood, …

Live in HD: Verdi's La Traviata from the Met

Labels: by Anthony Evans, opera review<p>Sonya Yoncheva - Verdi's <i>La Traviata</i> - Metropolitan Opera (photo Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera)<p>Verdi <i>La …