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Owain Arwel Hughes

One of Britains most respected conductors, Owain Arwel Hughes (b. 1942) studied at University College, Cardiff, and the Royal College of Music in London. Having worked with Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink and Rudolf Kempe, he has become a distinguished interpreter of both traditional and contemporary music. He regularly conducts the major British orchestras and their choirs, and is renowned as an advocate of British composers, with an impressive tally of commissions and premires. He is particularly acclaimed for his performances of large-scale works such as Mahlers Eighth Symphony and Verdis Requiem. Owain Arwel Hughes is the driving force behind the Welsh Proms, which since its inauguration in 1986 has become one of Britains major musical festivals. He has also forged strong links with the Nordic countries, conducting leading orchestras in Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden; he has served as principal conductor of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra in Denmark. Among his BIS recordings are a highly praised series of symphonies by Rachmaninov, and an extensive Vagn Holmboe cycle comprising both the symphonies and concertos.

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Rachmaninov - The Three Symphonies
Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos No.2 & No.3
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.1 and Prince Rostislav
Classica-Répertoire 10.
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.3
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2
Classica-Répertoire 10.
Holmboe - Concertos for Piano, Clarinet and Oboe; Beatus Parvo
The prolific Danish composer Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996) has been a...
Riisager, K.: Benzin / Archaeopteryx / Til Apollon
Arwel Hughes – Anatiomaros
Music Web International: \"If there is a Cambrian folk aspect to...
Walton – The Symphonies
Rarely appearing together on disc, William Walton\'s two symphon...
Holmboe – Kairos
Of all the different arts, music is the one most closely associa...
Schnittke – Concerto grosso No.1 & Symphony No.9
The first disc dedicated to the works of Alfred Schnittke on BIS...
Through Gold and Silver Clouds
Sir Edward Elgar once described the sensation of flying in an ae...
Holmboe - Orchestral Concertos
Penguin Yearbook, 3 stars; International Record Review: outstanding.
Nordic Trombone Concertos
Holmboe - Concertos for Recorder and Flute
Penguin Key Record.
Horneman - Theatre Music
Holmboe - Four Symphonic Metamorphoses
Penguin Guide: Rosette.
Holmboe - Brass Concertos
Gramophone: outstanding; Penguin Guide 3 stars.
Holmboe - Symphonies No.11, 12 & 13
Cannes Classical Award; Music Web International: outstanding; Pe...
Holmboe - Symphony No.8 & 9
Penguin Guide: Rosette.
Holmboe - Symphonies No.3, 1 & 10
Music Web International: outstanding; Penguin Guide 3 stars.
Holmboe - Symphonies No.6 & 7
Holmboe - Symphony No.2
Penguin Guide 3 stars; Music Web International: outstanding; Gra...
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