Owain Arwel Hughes

Biography

Born: 1942; Cardiff, Wales  
This internationally popular and very active British conductor made his debut with Japan's Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra in 1992. In 1995, he was appointed principal conductor of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra. He is currently the assistant conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a frequent guest conductor with all the major British orchestras and with orchestras throughout Europe. Hughes has Read more interpreted a wide range of symphonic literature with special emphasis on British music and choral compositions. He has often led concerts for TV and radio broadcast. Two recordings for the EMI label have earned Hughes gold records and he has participated in several projects, including his recordings of the complete symphonies of Vagn Holmboe with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. In 1986, as artistic director, Hughes initiated the very popular Welsh Proms in Cardiff. Read less
Arwel Hughes: Anatiomaros / Hughes, Royal Philharmonic
Release Date: 07/26/2011   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1674   Number of Discs: 1
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Holmboe: Symphonies No 6 & 7 / Hughes, Aarhus So
Release Date: 01/04/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 573   Number of Discs: 1
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Holmboe: Symphonies No 8 & 9 / Hughes, Aarhus So
Release Date: 03/08/1995   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 618   Number of Discs: 1
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Holmboe: Symphony No 2, Etc / Hughes, Aarhus Symphony
Release Date: 12/12/1995   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 695   Number of Discs: 1
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Holmboe: Symphonies No 11, 12, 13 / Hughes, Aarhus Symphony
Release Date: 05/21/1996   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 728   Number of Discs: 1
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    Essential British Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 40306 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Henry Purcell,  Jeremiah Clarke,  Ralph Vaughan Williams  ... 
    Performer:  Emmanuelle Haïm,  Susan Graham,  Maurice André,  Jane Parker-Smith  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Alexander Briger,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Emmanuelle Haïm  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert D'Astrée,  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
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    Essential Carols
    Label: Cct   Catalog: 5162 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Traditional,  William James Kirkpatrick,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Patrick Hadley  ... 
    Performer:  Francis Grier,  Gareth Morrell,  Ian Hare,  Stephen Varcoe  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger,  Sir David Willcocks,  Richard Hickox,  Eric Ericson  ... 
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    Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4, Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini / Ogawa, Hughes
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 975 Release Date: 06/19/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Noriko Ogawa
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
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    100 Best British Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 27315 Release Date: 05/22/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Thomas Tallis,  John Goss,  Charles Villiers Stanford  ... 
    Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré,  Hugh Bean,  Gerald Moore,  Dame Janet Baker  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury,  Sir Philip Ledger,  Sir David Willcocks,  Sir Adrian Boult  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  ... 
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    50 Best British Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 27359 Release Date: 05/22/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Thomas Tallis,  John Goss,  Charles Villiers Stanford  ... 
    Performer:  Thomas Williamson,  Stephen Cleobury,  Sir David Willcocks,  Peter Stevens  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury,  Philip Ledger,  Sir David Willcocks,  Sir John Barbirolli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Wallace Collection (Brass Ensemble)
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  • 6.
    Owain Arwel Hughes Conducts Much Loved Music / Halle Orchestra
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 62008 Release Date: 01/04/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Malcolm Arnold,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Giuseppe Verdi,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Jean Bell,  Roger Rostron,  Pamela Coburn,  John Dickinson  ... 
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra,  Hallé Orchestra Chorus
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    Brahms: Complete Symphonies / Hughes, Stuttgart Philharmonic
    Label: Quartz Records   Catalog: 2054 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 8.
    British Composers - Guide To Britain
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 29001 Release Date: 08/23/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Herbert Howells,  Benjamin Britten  ... 
    Performer:  Garth Benson,  Sir Philip Ledger,  Robert Tear,  Felicity Palmer  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli,  Boris Ord,  André Previn,  Philip Ledger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Music Group of London,  Polyphony (Vocal Ensemble)
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    Arwel Hughes: Anatiomaros / Hughes, Royal Philharmonic
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1674 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arwel Hughes
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 10.
    Essential Flute
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 94901 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel,  Christoph W. Gluck,  François Borne  ... 
    Performer:  William [Bass vocals] Bennett,  George Malcolm,  Hans-Martin Linde,  Atarah Ben-Tovim  ... 
    Conductor:  George Malcolm,  Hans-Martin Linde,  Sir Charles Groves,  Yannick Nézet-Séguin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linde Consort,  Berlin Baroque Soloists
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    Best Wedding 50
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 48501 Release Date: 04/19/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Jeremiah Clarke,  Richard Wagner,  Giovanni Battist Martini,  Norwegian Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Jane Parker-Smith,  Maurice André,  Frederic Bayco,  Wayne Marshall  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury,  Sir David Willcocks,  Kenneth Montgomery,  David Munrow  ... 
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  • 12.
    Vaughan Williams: Christmas Carols / Owain Arwel Hughes, Cardiff Festival Choir
    Label: Griffin   Catalog: 4072 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Traditional,  Lewis H. Redner,  Brian Brockless
    Performer:  Robert Court
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cardiff Festival Choir
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    Best Of British - The Nation's Favourite Classical Music
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 31600 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Gustav Holst,  Sir Edward Elgar,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  David Nolan,  Robert Cohen,  Paul Beniston,  Mair Jones  ... 
    Conductor:  Vernon Handley,  Simon Rattle,  Norman Del Mar,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi of England
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    Essential Handel
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 27915 Release Date: 08/24/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Ian Bostridge,  Lionel Rogg,  Maurice André,  John Dickinson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Harry Bicket,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Georges Armand  ... 
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    Walton: Symphony No 1 & 2 / Hughes, Orchestra De Lille
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1646 Release Date: 07/27/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir William Walton
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lille National Orchestra
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    Holmboe: Kairos / Hughes, Wales Camerata
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1596 Release Date: 12/08/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vagn Holmboe
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Wales
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    Schnittke: The Ten Symphonies / Segerstam, Klas, Otaka, Kamu, Jarvi
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1767/8 Release Date: 12/08/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Conductor:  Lü Jia,  Tadaaki Otaka,  Neeme Järvi,  Okko Kamu  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norrköping Symphony Orchestra,  BBC National Orchestra of Wales,  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No 1, Symphony No 9 / Hughes
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1727 Release Date: 07/28/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Albert Combrink,  Christopher Cowie,  Sharon Bezaly,  Grant Brasler
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 19.
    Best Wedding 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 64262 Release Date: 06/16/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Claude Debussy,  Camille Saint-Saëns  ... 
    Performer:  Markus Klinko,  Ian Brown,  Christopher van Kampen,  Susan Tomes  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Reginald Kilbey,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Stephen Cleobury  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble,  Vienna String Sextet Members,  Ensemble Berlin  ... 
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    Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 2;  Mathias: Celtic Dances
    Label: Divine Art   Catalog: 24135 Release Date: 05/12/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  William Mathias
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Youth Orchestra of Wales
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    Fanshawe: African Sanctus, Salaams / John Lambert, Owain Arwel Hughes, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 426055 Release Date: 02/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  David Fanshawe
    Performer:  Terry Emery,  Martin Kershaw,  Gerry Butler,  Alan Parker  ... 
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes,  John Lambert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
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  • 22.
    Vaughan Williams: Hymns / Hughes, Court, Cardiff Festival Choir
    Label: Griffin   Catalog: 4063 Release Date: 07/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Anonymous
    Performer:  Robert Court
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cardiff Festival Choir
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  • 23.
    Riisager: Benzin / Hughes, Danish National Symphony
    Label: Dacapo   Catalog: 6220527 Release Date: 05/27/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Knudage Riisager
    Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 24.
    Best Carols 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 10371 Release Date: 11/06/2007   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Traditional,  William James Kirkpatrick,  Henry Walford Davies,  Patrick Hadley  ... 
    Performer:  Francis Grier,  Jeremy Blandford,  Barbara Hendricks,  Hermann Prey  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger,  Sir David Willcocks,  John Rutter,  Andrew Parrott  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Clare College Choir,  Clare College Orchestra  ... 
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  • 25.
    Elgar - The Collector's Edition [30-Disc Set]
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 03603 Release Date: 11/06/2007   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Charles Hubert Parry,  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Hugh Bean,  David Parkhouse,  John Ogdon,  Herbert Sumsion  ... 
    Conductor:  Vernon Handley,  Sir Charles Groves,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Allegri String Quartet  ... 
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