Planet Hugill

Blog URL:http://hugill.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:Classical Music, Performance, Contemporary Music, Composer, CD reviews, London, Writing Music
Country:United Kingdom
Location:London

Classical Music Blog from London based singer and classical music composer, Robert Hugill; News, Views and opera reviews, CD reviews musings on contemporary music and writing new music.



Latest Blog Posts



Cheltenham Music FestivalThe Cheltenham Music Festival is 75 this year, and so there are celebrations. Things get off to a rousing start with a new Fanfare for Three Trumpets, and then a weekend of free music (5-7 July 2019) in Imperial Gardens with...

Flora McIntosh and Georgia Mae Bishop in rehearsal for The GardenersRather excitingly, the first performance of Joanna Wyld and my new chamber opera The Gardeners is almost upon us. William Vann will conduct the premiere at Conway Hall on Tuesday 18...

Collegium Vocale Gent (Photo Michiel Hendrickx) Bach Mass in B minor; Collegium Vocale Gent, Phillippe Herreweghe; Barbican Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 14 June 2019 Star rating: 4.5 (★★★★½) A powerful sense of architecture and a finely un...

The Gardeners in rehearsal: William Vann, Anthony Friend, Charlotte Amherst, Joanna Patrick, Sophie Haynes, and Oliver WassWe had a great band call on Wednesday for Joanna Wyld and my new opera The Gardeners, with Anthony Friend (clarinet), Charlotte...

Pavarotti; directed: Ron Howard, with Bono, Herbert Breslin, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Harvey Goldsmith, Andrea Griminelli, Angela Gheorghiu, Nicolette Mantovani, Zubin Mehta, Anne Midgette, Cristina Pavarotti, Guiliana Pavarotti, Lorenza Pavar...

Thomas Wilson Symphonies nos 3 & 4, Carillon; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Rory Macdonald; Linn Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 5 February 2019 Star rating: 5.0 (★★★★★) Reassessing the symphonies of one of the major figur...