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



Bach to the piano

on Jan 15, 2018

Harpsichordist Virginia Black is returning to her roots as a pianist, and having played Bach's keyboard concertos on the harpsichord is now joining the Bristol Ensemble to perform them on the piano at King's Place on Thursday 18 January 2018. The con...

Tombeaux - A secular requiem; Richard MacKenzie; Magnatune Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 13 2018 Star rating: 4.0An engaging exploration of a very particular genre of French 17th century lute musicThis lovely disc from lutenist Richar...

Manuscript of Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah used at the first performance in Birminghamin 1846 Mendelssohn Elijah; Hyuna Ko (soprano), Alexandra Thomas (alto), Markus Francke (tenor), Christoph Scheeben, Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester, Köln and...

Monteverdi: The Return of Ulysses - Royal Opera at the Roundhouse ((c) ROH & Roundhouse, photo Stephen Cummiskey) Monteverdi Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The return of Ulysses); Roderick Williams, Christine Rice, Caitlin Hulcup, Catherine Car...

Richard Strauss: Salome - Malin Byström, Duncan Meadows - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Photo ROH/Clive Barda) Richard Strauss Salome; Malin Byström, John Daszak, Michaela Schuster, Michael Volle, dir: David McVicar / Barbara Lluch, cond: Hen...

A private concert on Thursday mixed the intriguing talents of pianist/composer Alisa Firsova, tenor Bryan Hymel, soprano Irini Kyriakidou-Hymel and poet Peter Wolrich. The link was the Chateau de Canisy in Normandy where Firsova was resident for a nu...

Silence and Music

on Jan 12, 2018

Stanford, Elgar, RVW, Howells, Grainger, James MacMillan, Benjamin Britten, Peter Warlock; Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh; Winged Lion/Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 13 2018 Star rating: 4.0A beautifully performed and...