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Bernard Hughes

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Bernard Hughes is a composer and writer, based in London.

Articles By Bernard Hughes

Booth, Nash Ensemble, Wigmore Hall online review - contemporary music programme lacks diversity

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Greig, I Fagiolini online review - poetry and music to redeem a damaged world

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Castalian Quartet, Stoller Hall, Manchester online review - mercurial playing fits a varied programme

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Ibragimova, Davies, Sampson, Arcangelo, Wigmore Hall online review – baroque masterpieces played with verve

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Gabrieli Consort, McCreesh online review - joyous Bach Christmas Oratorio

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Voces8 LIVE from London online review part 2 – an assortment box of Christmas choral treats

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Voces8 LIVE from London online review - a cracking choral Christmas

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Osborne, Aurora Orchestra, Kings Place review – live music that lives and breathes

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Higham, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Emelyanychev online review - I should rococo

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Clayton, Frank-Gemmill, SCO, Kuusisto online review – small but beautifully formed

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Philharmonia, Rouvali, RFH review – wide range of American voices

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Cooper, Aurora Orchestra, Kings Place review - a heartwarming delight

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The Divine Comedy: Live from the Barbican review – thirty years of great songs

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Gillam, Miloš, Wigmore Hall review – charismatic performers, charming playing

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BBC Proms live online: Grosvenor, Evans, Philharmonia, Järvi review – energy and sparkle

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BBC Proms live online: London Sinfonietta, Paterson review – varied perspectives on city life

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An open letter from Dame Sarah Connolly and colleagues to Ar...

The decision of Arts Council England to withdraw funding from the English National Opera and force it to move out of London is not only...

Matilda the Musical review - a dizzying, smartly subversive...

I bow to no one in my affection for Matilda the Musical onstage, which I've loved across multiple iterations, from Stratford-upon-Avon to...

Baghdaddy, Royal Court review - Middle-Eastern magic realism

What is the best way of talking about the Middle East? Should plays take a documentary or verbatim approach, all the better to educate and inform...

A Child of Our Time, LPO, Gardner, RFH review - the spirit s...

Half a century ago, Michael Tippett’s A Child of our Time felt inescapable. For a youth-choir singer in the London of that period, his...

Album: Stormzy - This Is What I Mean

“All of this music, it’s nothing to do with the listener,” Stormzy announced to Louis Theroux in a recent TV interview. “All I can do is feel what...

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery review - grand, class-cons...

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel is an even more brightly entertaining puzzle picture, revelling in the old-fashioned glamour of enviably...

Mary Gauthier, Union Chapel review - a living room concert i...

Mary Gauthier’s first tour in more than three years landed at London’s Union Chapel on Saturday, concluding with another sold-out gig. The venue...

Music Reissues Weekly: Love - Expressions Tell Everything

Any reminder of the greatness of Love is welcome, and Expressions Tell Everything does this in fine style. A box set, it...

It’s a Wonderful Life, English National Opera review - Capra...

Looking for a sparkly operatic musical, well sung and played, slick and saturated in a range of mainstream styles that stop short in the year the...

Bones and All review - eat, don't heat

You expect gross-out movies to send your hands flying in front of your eyes...