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Jessica Duchen

Articles By Jessica Duchen

The Excursions of Mr Brouček, Grange Park Opera review - biting satire from bouncing Czechs

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The Handmaid's Tale, English National Opera review - a red-hot classic for our times

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Damrau, Kaufmann, Deutsch, Barbican review - intermittent ignition

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LPO, Canellakis, Royal Festival Hall review - ecstatic sonorities at full pelt

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Kanneh-Mason, Terfel, RPO, Philharmonia Chorus, Petrenko, RAH review - an anniversary feast

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A Night at the Opera, BBC Philharmonic, Glassberg, BBC Proms review - six of the best

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Johnston, BBCNOW, Bancroft, BBC Proms - laments and luminosity

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András Schiff, Wigmore Hall review - mystery marvels mesmerise

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Europe Day Concert, St John's Smith Square online review – celebrating in style

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Benjamin Grosvenor, Barbican online review - black magic and golden-age gorgeousness

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Pushkin House Music Festival online review - Russian around Bloomsbury

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Die tote Stadt, Komische Oper Berlin, OperaVision review – when catharsis goes missing

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Christian Blackshaw, Wigmore Hall online review - pure as the driven snow

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András Schiff, Wigmore Hall review - Bach in isolation

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Oslo Philharmonic, Mäkelä online review - focus, flair and midwinter heartbreak

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First Person: Jessica Duchen on writing about Beethoven's Immortal Beloved

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I’ve never been one for school reunions, but even if I had kept in touch with former classmates I think that American...