Owain Arwel Hughes

Born 21 March 1942
Owain Arwel Hughes
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1942-03-21
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Owain Arwel Hughes

Owain Arwel Hughes Biography (Wikipedia)

Owain Arwel Hughes CBE (born 21 March 1942) is a Welsh orchestral conductor.

Hughes was born in Ton Pentre, Rhondda, the son of another successful musician, composer Arwel Hughes. He studied at Howardian High School, Cardiff, University College, Cardiff and the Royal College of Music. He studied conducting under Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink and Rudolf Kempe.

He became well known after a rousing televised performance of William Walton's Belshazzar’s Feast, which won the praise of the composer himself. He later hosted a BBC series, The Much-Loved Music Show. He has also made numerous recordings, including works such as Verdi's Requiem and Handel's Messiah. He has championed less well-known composers, including recording a complete cycle of the symphonies of the Danish composer Vagn Holmboe. In 1982, he conducted the first performance of Turandot by Puccini, with the original Alfano ending, at The Barbican Centre in London.

Hughes has been the Chairman of Governors at the John Lyon School, Harrow. Hughes has been married to his wife Jean for over forty years. His son Geraint Hughes is a former sports correspondent for BBC News and currently works for Sky Sports.

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Camerata Wales & Owain Arwel Hughes
On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring
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On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring
Owain Arwel Hughes
All Through the night
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All Through the night

All Through the night

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Lewis Merthyr Band
Huddersfield Choral Society
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
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We Three Kings Of Orient Are
Hubert Parry
Jerusalem
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Jerusalem
Alfred Schnittke
Concerto Grosso No. 1
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Concerto Grosso No. 1
Ralph Vaughan Williams
God be with you till we meet again (Tune: Randolph)
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God be with you till we meet again (Tune: Randolph)
Edward Elgar
Variations on an original theme, Op 36 (Enigma)
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Variations on an original theme, Op 36 (Enigma)
Alun Hoddinott
Welsh Dances Suite No 1, Op 15
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Welsh Dances Suite No 1, Op 15
Sergey Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18
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Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18
Jean Sibelius
Finlandia, Op 26
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Finlandia, Op 26
John Bacchus Dykes
Eternal Father, strong to save
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Eternal Father, strong to save
David Fanshawe
African Sanctus 12. Acholi Bwala dance, North Uganda
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African Sanctus 12. Acholi Bwala dance, North Uganda
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
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Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
Alun Hoddinott
Investiture Dances, op.66: 3rd mvt Presto
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Investiture Dances, op.66: 3rd mvt Presto
John Bacchus Dykes
Eternal Father strong to save (naval hymn)
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Eternal Father strong to save (naval hymn)
Vagn Holmboe
Symphony No 8, 'Sinfonia Boreale' (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 8, 'Sinfonia Boreale' (4th mvt)
Vagn Holmboe
Concerto for recorder, strings, celesta and vibraphone (1st mvt)
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Concerto for recorder, strings, celesta and vibraphone (1st mvt)
Sergey Rachmaninov
Prince Rostislav
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Prince Rostislav
Hallé
Popular Song from Façade
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Popular Song from Façade
Owain Arwel Hughes
Flambards
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Flambards
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sine nomine - hymn tune (For all the saints)
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Sine nomine - hymn tune (For all the saints)
National Youth Orchestra of Wales, William Mathias & Owain Arwel Hughes
Celtic Dances Opus 60 – No’s 3 & 4
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Celtic Dances Opus 60 – No’s 3 & 4

Celtic Dances Opus 60 – No’s 3 & 4

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National Youth Orchestra of Wales
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony no. 7 in D minor
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Symphony no. 7 in D minor
Chloë Hanslip
Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35
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Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35
Bedrich Smetana
The Bartered Bride Overture
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The Bartered Bride Overture
BBC Welsh S O, Arwel Hughes & Owain Arwel Hughes
Dewi Sant - oratorio
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Dewi Sant - oratorio

Dewi Sant - oratorio

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BBC Welsh S O, Arwel Hughes & Owain Arwel Hughes
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Past BBC Events

Be in the Audience: Nordic Sounds with the BBC Concert Orchestra
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Watford Colosseum, Watford
2014-12-15T21:16:05
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Dec
2014
Be in the Audience: Nordic Sounds with the BBC Concert Orchestra

Be in the Audience: Nordic Sounds with the BBC Concert Orchestra

14:00
Watford Colosseum, Watford
St David's Hall 2013-14: Welsh Proms - Romantic Prom
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2014-07-23T21:16:05
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Jul
2014
St David's Hall 2013-14: Welsh Proms - Romantic Prom

St David's Hall 2013-14: Welsh Proms - Romantic Prom

19:30
St David's Hall, Cardiff
Proms 1971: Prom 22
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-08-16T21:16:05
16
Aug
1971

Proms 1971: Prom 22

Royal Albert Hall

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