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



Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians Revisited by Steven Isserlis; Faber and Faber Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 23 2016 Star rating: 4.5A modern humanising commentary to Schumann's timeless adviceRobert Schumann produced his Advice to...

Samuel BordoliMost new pieces are lucky if they get a couple of performances or so, but Samuel Bordoli's new anthem, written in memory of choristers killed in World War One has a whole sequence of performances planned.On Monday 26 September 2016, Sam...

Gerald Barry Beethoven, Schott & Sons, Mainz; Stephen Richardson, Chamber Choir Ireland, Crash Ensemble, Paul Hillier; Orchid Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 16 2016 Star rating: 4.0Unpredictable yet striking, Gerald Barry's respon...

Lucy Stevens in Kathleen Ferrier: Whattalife! - photo Geoff BroadwayThere is an interesting contrast between Kathleen Ferrier the person and the artist, the one was down to earth, humorous with a streak of Victoria Wood-like directness and self-mocke...

Hasse Demetrio - Opera SettecentoAugusta Hebbert, Rupert Charlesworth, Michael Taylor, Leo Duarte, Erica Eloff, Ray Chenez, Chiara Hendrick Johann Adolph Hasse Demetrio (1740 version); Erica Eloff, Michael Taylor, Ray Chenez, Ciara Hendrick...

Thomas Hudson - John Beard as Macheath, 1743 John Beard: Handel's Tenor; Handel and Hendrix in London Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 20 2016The lively life & career of the 18th century tenor John Beard, told via a sequence of telling objec...

David Murphy with Anoushka & Sukanaya Shankar (Ravi Shankar's daughter & wife) photo Sim Canetty ClarkeRavi Shankar's only opera Sukanaya will receive its world premiere as part of a UK tour presented by the Royal Opera, the London Philh...