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Carducci String Quartet

Carducci String Quartet Carducci String Quartet; John Innes Centre, Colney, Norwich, February 2017. Reviewed by Tony Cooper Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music pulled off a major coup by commissioning London-born composer, Kemal Yusuf, to write a piece for the Carducci … Continue reading

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Early and Later Medieval Scholasticism

Early and Later Medieval Scholasticism Darrell Sutton reviews new editions of timeless texts Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, 8 Vols. (2012). The Aquinas Institute for the Study of Sacred Doctrine; Cornelius à Lapide, The Great Commentary: I Corinthians & II Corinthians … Continue reading

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Not Just Any Old Beer

Not Just Any Old Beer Em Marshall-Luck savours some special beers We’re moving away from wines this month, as my attention has been diverted to the splendid Imperial Beer Club; plus a super whisky and equally excellent gin that I would … Continue reading

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Brexit’s Progress

Brexit’s Progress Stephen MacLean perceives the ‘End of the Beginning’ ‘MPs hand Theresa May the starting gun on Brexit’. That is how the Independent recorded last Wednesday’s ‘second reading’ in the UK House of Commons to permit the Conservative government … Continue reading

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Separatist Tendencies in Canada

Separatist Tendencies in Canada Second in a series by Mark Wegierski, marking the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation (A paper partially based on an English-language text that appeared in Polish translation under the title, “Tendencje separatystyczne w Kanadzie.” (“Separatist tendencies in Canada”) … Continue reading

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Rigoletto, reloaded

Rigoletto, reloaded Rigoletto, opera by Giuseppe Verdi, based on the play Le roi s’amuse by Victor Hugo, director Jonathan Miller, revival director Elaine Taylor-Hall, conductor Sir Richard Armstrong, ENO, 2nd February 2017, reviewed by Leslie Jones Guiseppe Verdi was unquestionably … Continue reading

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St Moritz Hotel, Trebetherick, Cornwall

St Moritz Hotel Trebetherick, Cornwall A luxury hotel and spa, St Moritz is situated on the north coast of Cornwall, in the village of Trebetherick, near Rock, with such attractions as St Endellion, Boscastle and Tintagel to its east; and … Continue reading

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An Old Army in a New World Order

An Old Army in a New World Order Dr Frank Ellis crosses swords with Lord Dannatt Richard Dannatt, Boots on the Ground: Britain and her Army since 1945, vii + pp. 360, Notes, no Bibliography, Illustrations, Index, Profile Books, London, … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, February 2017

ENDNOTES, February 2017 In this edition: L’Heure Romantique, from Varda Kotler  *  Heracleitus, from EM Records  *  William Alwyn Quartets, from Somm “Music unfolds within it all that is humane: spiritually uplifting… I discovered great humanity in the selected melodies. … Continue reading

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Brian Mulroney and the Failure of Conservatism

Brian Mulroney and the Failure of Conservatism Mark Wegierski marks the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation (article 1) Brian Mulroney was one of the most disappointing Prime Ministers that Canada ever had. As leader of the federal Progressive Conservative party, Mulroney … Continue reading

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