Robert Hugill

Mozart: Requiem – “Appealing, lively and fresh, coping with the technical demands admirably” ★★★★ (Planet Hugill)

Mozart: Requiem (CR036) Review by Robert Hugill Listen and buy now on Convivium Records This new recording of Mozart's Requiem (in the Süssmayr completion) on Convivium Records combines the young singers from Winchester College Chapel Choir with the London Mozart Players under the baton of Malcolm Archer, director of [...]

Handel: Neun Deutsche Arien – “Engaging and colourful version of Handel’s sacred chamber music” ★★★★★ (Planet Hugill)

Handel: Neun Deutsche Arien (CR043) Review by Planet Hugill Listen and buy now on Convivium Records Though Handel and Bach had a similar basic kapellmeister training, the two developed different responses to Lutheran sacred music. Handel does not seem to [...]

Rizza: The Celtic Collection – “Rizza’s music has a pleasing melodic facility which makes for attractive listening” (Planet Hugill)

The Celtic Collection by Margaret Rizza (CR038) Review by Planet Hugill Listen and buy on Convivium Records This is the second collection of Margaret Rizza’s music on Convivium Records, produced in collaboration with the Royal Schools of Church Music (RSCM); [...]

Robert Hugill on Convivium Records – “Balancing commercial and artistic values”

Robert Hugill speaks with Adrian Green of Convivium Records 4th March 2017. Reproduced from Planet Hugill Convivium Records is a relatively young record label, developing an interesting and eclectic catalogue with a significant choral bent, and a lively mix of music [...]

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MCQ: Iberian Colours – “Musicians from different traditions bring a new twist to 20th century and contemporary Spanish music” ★★★★ (Planet Hugill)

Maria Camahort Quintet: Iberian Colours (CR029) Review by Planet Hugill Listen and buy on Convivium Records This rather interesting disc, Iberian Colours, is an attempt to get a different flavour to the various different styles of Spanish music and move [...]

Rizza: Officium Divinum – “Finely shaped, flexible and beautifully focussed performances” ★★★★ (Planet Hugill)

Rizza: Officium Divinum (CR022) Review by Planet Hugill Listen and buy now on Convivium Records Conceived by the RSCM and based on Common Worship, Margaret Rizza’s music transcends its usefulness. There is a term in German, gebrauchsmusik, which translates roughly [...]

Plainsong: The Echo of Angels – “Thoughtful and imaginative” ★★★★ (Planet Hugill)

Plainsong: The Echo of Angels (CR025) Review by Planet Hugill Listen and buy on Convivium Records Different churches and different denominations use plainchant in different ways. This new disc on Convivium Records from Portmouth Cathedral Choir under their director of music, David Price, gives [...]