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Bernard Hughes

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

Articles By Bernard Hughes

Marnie, English National Opera review – hyped new opera doesn’t hit the heights

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Total Immersion: Julian Anderson, Barbican review - BBC ensembles showcase leading British composer

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Angela Hewitt, Wigmore Hall review – Bach Partitas shine and sing

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Tetzlaff, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - a triumphant homecoming for the maestro

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Die Zauberflöte, Royal Opera review – enjoyable revival of much loved production

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Prom 24 review: Crebassa, Philharmonia, Salonen – thrilling performance of Adams masterpiece

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Prom 22 review: Pygmalion, Pichon – theatrical take on Monteverdi's Vespers

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Prom 13 review: Rana, BBCSO, Davis – Malcolm Sargent tribute lacks punch

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Prom 1 review: Levit, BBCSO, Gardner - fizzing Adams finally ignites mixed First Night

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Wosner, Aurora Orchestra, Collon, Kings Place

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Trpčeski, LSO, Roth, Barbican

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Bryars and Reich, London Philharmonic Orchestra, RFH

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Uchida, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, RFH

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Last Night of the Proms, BBCSO, Oramo

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Prom 21: Leleux, Aurora Orchestra, Collon

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Prom 3: Crowe, OAE, Cleobury

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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...