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



Dance Maze chamber music by Tom Armstrong; Simon Desbruslais, Jakob Fichert, Nicola Meecham, Audrew Riley, James Woodrow, Fidelio Trio; Resonus Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 23 March 2019 Star rating: 3.5 (★★★½) Revision and re-w...

Different generations have always treated Handel's music to re-mixes and new versions, just think of Mozart's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Israel in Egypt or the large scale orchestral versions of Messiah from the late 19th century. Festival Voices is a yo...

Boito: Mefistofele - Vazgen GazaryanChelsea Opera Group (photo Robert Workman) Boito Mefistofele; Vazgen Gazaryan, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Pablo Bemsch, Chelsea Opera Group, Matthew Scott Rogers; Queen Elizabeth Hall  Reviewed by Robert Hugill on...

Southbank Sinfonia's #ConcertLab series aims to explore how we might experience concerts differently, and the series arose in 2016 out of the orchestra's own experiences performing on stage as part of the National Theatre's production of Peter Shaffe...

The child and the dragonflies - Ravel: L'enfant et les sortileges - Olivia WarburtonRoyal Academy Opera (Photo Robert Workman) Tchaikovsky Iolanta, Ravel L'enfant et les sortileges; Royal Academy Opera, dir: Oliver Platt, cond: Gareth Hancock; Royal...

Clare Hammond, Nicholas McGegan & Swedish Chamber Orchestra Recording sessions for Josef Myslivecek concertos (Photo © Ulla-Carin Ekblom)Pianist Clare Hammond is perhaps best known for her performances of contemporary repertoire, and composers s...

Debussy, Decruck, Maurice, Borne Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 22 March 2019 Star rating: 4.0 (★★★★) A recital which highlights the French love affair with the saxophone in the 20th centuryThe French composers of the late 19th and 20th cent...