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



Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the FieldsViolinist Joshua Bell has been the Academy of St Martin in the Field's (ASMF) music director since 2011, only the second person to hold the title (succeeding Sir Neville Marriner). ASMF has recent...

Park Footsteps, Talbot Path of Miracles; Tenebrae, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Nigel Short; Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 2 2017 Star rating: 5.0Joby Talbot's remarkable 2005 work meditating on pilgrimage with...

National Youth Choir of Great BritainConductor Stephen Layton conducts the National Youth Choir of Great Britain for the first time on 25 August 2017 at a concert in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge. For those of us not able to get to the concert, t...

Quickening approaches

on Aug 10, 2017

The new disc of my songs, Quickening: songs to texts by English and Welsh poets,  will be out on the PARMA Recordings' Navona Records label on 8 September (with performances from Anna Huntley, Rosalind Ventris, Johnny Herford, Will Vann). Read m...

Stradella Santa Pelagia; Ensemble Mare Nostrum, Andrea De Carlo; Arcana Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 25 2017 Star rating: 4.0Stradella's oratorio in a delightful new recordingAlessandro Stradella's Santa Pelagia is a little bit of a myst...

Fragments of Porgy

on Aug 8, 2017

The Basement Orchestra Gerswhin Porgy and Bess (Excerpts); Talia Cohen, Masimba Ushe, Basement Orchestra, Guy Jones; Grimeborn Festival at Arcola Theatre Reviewed by Anthony Evans on Aug 5 2017 Star rating: 3.0Fascinating and brilliantly pe...

Rosie Middleton, Rebecca Cuddy in A Certain Sense of Order scratch showing at The Cockpit, 7 March 2017. Photo by Claire ShoveltonI first caught A Certain Sense of Order at a try-out at Second Movement's Rough for Opera in March this year (see my art...