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



Each year English Touring Opera (ETO) commissions a new opera for children and families, to tour alongside their main stage programme. For the last few years, the composer Russell Hepplewhite has teamed up with ETO's head of education, Tim Yealland,...

A Viennese Quartet Party, Mozart, Haydn, Vanhal, Dittersdorf; Revolutionary Drawing Room, Simon Russell Beale, Omnibus Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 13 2017 Star rating: 4.0Michael Kelly's memoirs form the starting point for a charmi...

There is a chance to catch some of the bright stars of Trinity College of Music and Drama as six of their most outstanding graduates from 2016 compete for the college Gold Medal. At Kings Place on Monday 23 January 2017, there will be a chance to hea...

The theme of this year's London Festival of Baroque Music is Baroque at the Edge. The festival, which runs from 12 to 20 May 2017, celebrates the 450th anniversary of the birth of Monteverdi and the 250th anniversary of the death of Telemann, Monteve...

For many amateur groups, the idea of commissioning a piece is a scary and remote process, whilst young composers do not always get the chance to embed themselves in a performing group and come to understand how to craft music to take advantage of the...

Jeffrey Roden threads of a prayer; Sandro Ivo Bartoli, Bennewitz Quartet, Szymon Marciniak, Wolfgang Fischer, Johannes Kornfeld; Solaire Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 13 2017 Star rating: 3.5Evoking the music of Morton Feldman, yet wi...

Gemma Summerfield, Ian Page, Stuart Jackson, orchestra of Classical OperaFlickr photo credit treble2309 (Andrea Liu) 1767 - a retrospective, Mozart, Gassmann, Gluck, JC Bach, Abel, Haydn, Arne; Gemma Summerfield, Stuart Jackson, Ashley Riches, orches...