Hughes: Bagatelles / Mills

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Experience the complete works of composer Bernard Hughes for solo piano in this exceptional collaboration with pianist Matthew Mills. This eclectic collection covers over 25 years of music, featuring a range of styles and moods that are sure to captivate. From the oldest piece dating back to Hughes' student years at Oxford to a brand new suite transforming Baroque dance forms into something surprising and new, this album is a masterpiece of composition and performance. With pieces ranging from the large-scale Strettos and Striations to little occasional pieces written for the composer's children, there is something for everyone on this album.

What truly makes this album special is the collaboration between Hughes and Mills. The two musicians have been working together for many years, resulting in a deep understanding of each other's artistic vision and an unparalleled ability to bring Hughes' compositions to life on the piano. Mills himself is an accomplished composer, founder and owner of publishing company Wild Woods Music, and was appointed Composer-in-Residence at St. Paul's School after receiving his Ph.D in composition from Royal Holloway College. Hughes' music has been widely performed and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and across Europe. His latest commission, Birdchant, was chosen to receive its premiere by the BBC Singers at the 2021 Proms. He has composed operas, choral and vocal works, as well as piano music, to great acclaim.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: June 09, 2023


  • Catalog Number: DDX21107


  • UPC: 809730110726


  • Label: Divine Art


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: Contemporary


  • Composer: Bernard Hughes


  • Performer: Matthew Mills