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Bernard Hughes

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

Articles By Bernard Hughes

Prom 46: Kanneh-Mason, CBSO, Gražinytė-Tyla review - brilliant programme, brilliant playing

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Prom 28: BBCNOW, Otaka review - fantastical choral expedition

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Prom 23: Floristán, BBC Philharmonic, Gernon review - concerto lacks heft

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Prom 8, Faust, BBCSO, Eötvös review - terrific orchestral showcase

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Londinium, Griffiths, St John’s Waterloo review - a choral Grand Tour

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London Mozart Players, Davan Wetton, St Giles Cripplegate - rousing Shakespearean revel

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The Diary of One who Disappeared, ROH review – song cycle-as-opera is a mish-mash

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Kuusisto, Philharmonia, Rouvali, RFH review - new principal conductor steps up

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Hardenberger, Pöntinen, Wigmore Hall review - superstar trumpeter shows his class

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Voces8, Cadogan Hall review – masterful madrigal singing and more

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Vasari Singers, Backhouse, St Bride’s Fleet Street review - rarely heard choral classic soars

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Robin Hood, The Opera Story, CLF Café review - folk hero re-imagined as Tory villain

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Tynan, Appl, Burnside, Wigmore Hall review - the music of domesticity explored in song

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Montero, Scottish Ensemble, Kings Place review - new music with a political edge

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Fibonacci Sequence, Conway Hall review - characterful chamber music for winds

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Epiphoni Consort, Reader, St Paul's Covent Garden review - historical drama with seasonal spirit

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Directors the Dardenne brothers: 'To be living means to...

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Manchester Collective String Orchestra, RNCM, Manchester rev...

Manchester Collective’s string orchestra programme, opening last night at the Royal Northern College of Music and touring to the South Bank, Leeds...