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



Noah Mosley's Mad King Suibhne at Bury Court Opera in 2017Noah Mosley's opera Mad King Suibhne premiered at Bury Court Opera earlier this year (see my review) and Ella Marchment's production is now being revived in an update version as part of the He...

Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas who is founder and artistic director of the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra, is writing a new violin concerto which is to be premiered at the Kissinger Sommer Festival, which takes place in Bad Kissingen (in the Bav...

Arvo Pärt, Hasan Uçarsu, Philip Glass, Pēteris Vasks; The Borusan Quartet; Onyx Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 10 2017 Star rating: 4.5Contemporary music for quartet from a Turkish ensemble makes for thoughtful and intense...

A troubled violin virtuoso, a lost concerto, a composer on the edge of madness and a world on the brink of war; these are the fascinating elements which writer Jessica Duchen has brought together in her novel Ghost Variations. Based on a real inciden...

Paul Curievici, Pauls Putnins, Owain Browne - Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse - Shadwell Opera (photo Nick Rutter) Peter Maxwell Davies The Lighthouse; Paul Curievici, Owain Browne, Pauls Putnins, dir: Jack Furness, cond: Finnegan Downie Dear; Shadw...

Matthew Trusler (Photo Sheila Rock) Bach (orchestrated Stokowski), Britten, Butterworth, RVW; Matthew Trusler, Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth; The Dome, Brighton Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 12 2017 Star rating:...

Bach Christmas Oratorio; Hannah Ely, Rebecca Leggett, Hugo Hymas, Simon Wallfisch, BREMF Singers & Players, John Hancorn; Brighton Early Music Festival Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 12 2017 Star rating: 3.5An excellent team of you...