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



Benjamin Thiele-Long and LumenThere are a surprising number of composers who operate under the radar, without a significant media presence. Lumen choir and its conductor Benjamin Thiele-Long aimed to help correct this with their crowd-funded disc Lum...

Margaret Bonds Portrait of a life (or many): Art songs from the African diaspora; Nadine Benjamin, Nigel Foster, Michael Harper; St John's Smith Square Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 12 October 2018 Star rating: 4.0 (★★★★) Art songs from Bla...

JP Jofre Double concerto for violin and bandoneon; JP Jofre, Michael Guttman, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 12 October 2018 Star rating: 3.5 (★★★½) Striking textures and timbres in this intriguing new concertoThe ba...

Sir Malcom ArnoldThe 13th Malcolm Arnold Festival takes place this weekend (13 & 14 October 2018) in and around Northampton, particularly at the Royal & Derngate. Highlights of this year's festival include a concert by the BBC Concert Orchest...

Amazingly, Kings Place is ten years old and so well has the venue entered London's artistic consciousness that it feels as if it has been around for much longer. To celebrate the anniversary, Kings Place threw a party last night (11 October 2018) wit...

As part of Black History Month (which runs during October), the UK's leading multi-racial opera company Pegasus Opera (also my local opera company) is presenting a pair of performances of opera, musical theatre and African Song. On 13 October 2018, a...

Remember Noggin the Nog? The TV series, and illustrated books, created by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin telling the story of Noggin, who becomes King of the Nogs."In the lands of the North, where the Black Rocks stand guard against the cold sea, i...