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Bernard Hughes

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

Articles By Bernard Hughes

Ferrández, RPO, Petrenko, RFH review - music defying oppression

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Simon Trpčeski and Friends, Wigmore Hall online review – chamber music classics old and new

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Kopatchinskaja, Namoradze, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer, RFH review – a Stravinsky feast

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Path of Miracles, Elysian Singers, St Pancras Church review – an ambitious musical pilgrimage

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Voces8 Live from London Christmas online review – seasonal favourites and new discoveries

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Solomon's Knot, Wigmore Hall review - festive music for uncertain times

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The Sixteen, Christophers, Cadogan Hall review - polished and impeccable but slightly sedate

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Colin Currie Group, RFH review - Reich premiere explores fresh territory

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Clements Prize, Conway Hall review - newly-written string trios in competition

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Two-Piano Gala, Kings Place review - five pianists, two pianos, too many pieces

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Black British Musical Theatre 1900-1950, Wigmore Hall review – a disappointing missed opportunity

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First Person: theartsdesk writer Bernard Hughes on composing for the BBC Proms

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Esfahani, Gibson, Manchester Collective, BBC Proms review – variety, but not always in proportion

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Voces8 Live from London Summer online review - choral excellence and more besides

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BBCNOW, Bancroft, BBC Proms review – American music from across the spectrum

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Never to Forget, Spitalfields Festival review – moving musical tributes to lost care and health workers

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Kaiser Chiefs’ appropriately named Kaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album is a collection of ten easy listening, but not particularly...

The Magic Flute, English National Opera review - return of a...

Trials by fire and water pale in comparison with trials by Arts Council England. English National Opera’s long torment has lately involved...

The Human Body, Donmar Warehouse review - Keeley Hawes and J...

Keeley Hawes onstage is something to look forward to, so rare are her appearances there. In Lucy Kirkwood’s new...

Red Island review - Madagascar miniatures

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Nachtland, Young Vic review - German black comedy brings une...

If Mark Twain thought that a German joke was no laughing...

Album: Liam Gallagher John Squire - Liam Gallagher John Squi...

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Cable Street, Southwark Playhouse review - engaging new musi...

Hot on the heels of Brigid Larmour’s updating of The Merchant of Venice to the East End in 1936, a spirited new...

Andy Parsons, Touring review - reasons to be cheerful...

In the middle of another age of austerity, a climate crisis and seemingly intractable international conflicts, it's cheering that a comic should...