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



Inigo Jones' design for Oberon's Palace from The Masque of Oberon (1611) Considering that the country went through two revolutions, including an interregnum when music was ostensibly banned, there was a surprising amount of music theatre in England i...

Whilst travel abroad is limited we can still dream, and the British composer Pete M. Wyer has a pair of intriguing projects in America. Responding to the need for social distancing, Wyer has created iForest, two different immersive installations, eac...

Frank Martin: Le vin herbé - Caitlin Hulcup, Tom RandleWelsh National Opera (Photo Robert Workman)Our opera viewing this week was very much devoted to rarities. We began with a piece that I have never heard live, Frank Martin's Le vin herbé, in a p...

Chris Parsons conducting Eboracum Baroque in Handel's Messiah at the Senate House, CambridgeMuch of the music making that has been happening during lockdown has, inevitably, been quite small scale. But Eboracum Baroque has decided to create something...

The pianist Lang Lang first performed Bach's Goldberg Variations when he was 17, performing from memory for conductor and pianist Christoph Eschenbach. Lang Lang is now 38, and has decided that finally the time is right to take Goldberg Variations in...

Dan Brown's Wild Symphony

on Jul 10, 2020 in: video

Dan Brown, the author of the bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code, has a new book out later this year. Not, perhaps, a project that might be mentioned on a classical music blog, but Brown's new book is slightly different, Wild Symphony is a picture-bo...

Beethoven Die Ruinen von Athen; Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno, Cappella Aquileia, Marcus Bosch; cpo Reviewed by Robert Hugill on 10 July 2020 Star rating: 3.5 (★★★½) Prime Beethoven yet a rarity, the complete incidental music to The Ruins...