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Hands On Heart: Live At Wigmore Hall

Hands On Heart: Live At Wigmore Hall Naim Label - naimcd118

"This is one of those riveting live discs which causes you to question the missing dimension in studio recordings. An atmosphere of silent tears"BBC Music Magazine

"a brilliantly performed selection of cello works. The recorded sound is excellent" Classical Source


Gerald FINZI Cello Concerto. Naxos - 8.555766

Performance - *****
BBC Music Magazine.

"Hugh performs the stormy first movement with panache and gives the second movement a real intensity"
The Times November 1st

Bach Cello Concertos. Naxos - 8. 553298

Bach Cello Concertos. Naxos - 8. 553298

Bliss, Cello Concerto. Music for Strings. Two Studies. Naxos - 8. 553383

"Hugh responds with commanding assurance, great beauty of tone and rapt commitment throughout, and the accompaniment is sprightly and sensitive to match." Gramophone, Jan 1997


Boccherini, Cello Concertos Vol 1, Nos. 1-4. Naxos - 8. 553571

"Tim Hugh concentrates on the first four concertos, Nos. 1 and 4 in C major, No. 2 in D and No. 3 in G - and does so with exhilarating freshness, rhythmic bite and, in the central Adagios, lyrical sensitivity." The Sunday Telegraph, July 1999

"Tim Hugh's dedicated account to this lovely G minor movement is a high spot of this issue, with rapt, hushed playing not just from the soloist but also from the excellent scottish Chamber Orchestra under Anthony Halstead." Gramophone, Oct 1999

Britten, Cello Suites Nos. 1-3. Naxos - 8. 553663

"Tim Hugh's thoughtful approach offers strength, integrity, and technical assurance. The Adagio third movement, with its sombre drum strokes and gull - crying woodwind, comes off memorably, and the embattled radiance of the finale's closing bars is as overwhelming as it should be." Classic CD, October 1999

Hofmann Cello Concertos. Northern Sinfonia. Tim Hugh, Cello and Director. Naxos - 8. 553853


Holst, A Somerset Rhapsody, Hammersmith, Egdon Heath, Invocation for Cello and Orchestra. Naxos - 8. 553696

"Particularly valuable - and not included on either rival disc is the atmospheric Invocation for cello and orchestra of 1911 rather dismissed by Imogen Holst but here given yearningly intense, deeply thoughtful performance with Tim Hugh as soloist." Gramophone, June 1998

Previously in top 3 in classical charts

Tavener, Song for Athene, Svyati and other choral works. Naxos - 8. 555256

"The inclusion of Svyati for solo cello and choir, with its echoes of The Protecting Veil, enhances the disc's desirability even more, and opens a window onto Tavener's more overtly Eastern/Orthodox inspired music. Tim Hugh's serenely beautiful account of the solo cello part is worth the price of the disc alone, but it's a winner from beginning to end" Gramophone, Jan 2001

Previously in top 3 in classical charts


Walton, Violin and Cello Concertos. Naxos - 8. 554325

"Hugh's soulful lyricism in the slow outer movements is so persuasive that you understand why Walton thought the Cello Concerto the greatest of his three for stringed instruments." The Sunday Times, Oct 1999