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Bernard Hughes

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

Articles By Bernard Hughes

Coote, Philharmonia, Gardiner, Southbank Centre online review - English masterworks

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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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Out of Season, Hampstead Theatre review - banter as bullying

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'Migrations' String Quartet Weekend, National Conc...

It was chance that the National Concert Hall’s weekend of quartet events featuring responses to war and refugees should coincide with the second...

Drive to Survive, Season 6, Netflix review - F1 documentary...

When the first season of Drive to Survive launched on Netflix in 2019, it was greeted with suspicion by some in the Formula One paddock....

Shifters, Bush Theatre review - love will tear us apart agai...

For the past ten years, Black-British playwrights have been in the vanguard of innovation in the form and content of new writing. I’m thinking not...

Così fan tutte, Welsh National Opera review - relevance redu...

We can’t do without Così fan tutte; it’s an irresistible masterpiece. But it’s a thorn in the flesh of modern directors, who...

Driving Mum review - a dark comedy that has you laughing out...

Hilmar Oddsson’s award-winning film Driving Mum is pitch-perfect. Jon has spent the last 30 years looking after his domineering mother....

Manon Lescaut, English Touring Opera review - a nightmare in...

Opera in Britain is currently cursed by funders, politicians and ideologues – of right and left – who heartily detest the form. Alas, some...

RSNO Chorus, Doughty, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh review - br...

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus has a well-established concert life away from the main orchestra; the Royal Scottish National Orchestra...

Album: The Bevis Frond - Focus on Nature

Musically, the assured Focus on Nature knows exactly what it is. Fuzzy,...