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Bernard Hughes

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

Articles By Bernard Hughes

BBC Proms live online: Uchida, LSO, Rattle review – eclectic concert makes good TV

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The Opera Story: Episodes review - whimsical takes on lockdown life

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Radio 3 In Concert, BBC Sounds - a wonderful week of music

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Berlin Philharmoniker, Karajan, Digital Concert Hall review - a captivating musical time capsule

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Michael Collins, Michael McHale, London Winds, Wigmore Hall review - flying the flag for wind chamber music

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Elysian Singers, SPCMH, Sam Laughton, St Luke’s, Chelsea review - John Cage and friends given a rare airing

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Young people's guides to the orchestra: the making of 'Not Now, Bernard & Other Stories'

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Oriole Ensemble, Conway Hall review - sublimely peculiar chamber music

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Choirs of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, Wickham, Kings Place review - fresh take on 'lessons and carols'

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Shaw, Attacca Quartet, Kings Place review - composer portrait shows strengths and limitations

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Gerstein, LPO, Adès, RFH review - engaging new piano concerto

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Glennie, Lubbe, Ticciati, O/Modernt, Kings Place review - a Pergolesi-based dud

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Dickson, Brautigam, Aurora Orchestra, Collon, Kings Place review - disappointing Mozart concerto

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Tetzlaff, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review - glories of the Weimar era

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Prom 66: In the Name of the Earth review - John Luther Adams's ambitious choral spectacular

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Prom 47: Schönheit, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Nelsons review - Bruckner doesn’t quite take flight

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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...

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...