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The Larger the Load

  The Larger the Load    Bill Hartley weighs anchor The Germans had agreed to dispose of the depth charge, which was decent of them since it had originally been dropped by the Royal Navy. The floor of the Baltic … Continue reading

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Dissecting Human Passions

Dissecting Human Passions Written on Skin, Royal Opera House, January 13th 2017, music composed by George Benjamin, text by Martin Crimp, directed by Katie Mitchell, reviewed by Alessandro Zummo Written on Skin comes from a close collaboration between the stage … Continue reading

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Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music

Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Cédric Tiberghien / CBSO Soloists, John Innes Centre, Colney, Norwich, March 2017, reviewed by Tony Cooper Peppered throughout Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music seasons over the past few years has been a highly-successful series of … Continue reading

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Mark my Words

Mark my Words Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, libretto and score by Richard Wagner, Royal Opera House, 13th March 2017, directed by Kasper Holten, orchestra conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, reviewed by Leslie Jones This new production of Meistersinger, by departing … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 13th March 2017

Endnotes, 13th March 2017 In this edition: Now Comes Beauty, from EM Records; Vaughan Williams from Norway, reviewed by Stuart Millson; Concert at St John’s, March 1st 2017, reviewed by Leslie Jones With the English Music Festival (May Bank Holiday, … Continue reading

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Fighting for England

Fighting for England Gerry Dorrian describes what drove the EDL As well as being Senior Lecturer at King’s College, London, Dr John Meadowcroft is the university’s Director of Postgraduate Research in Political Economy, and he has taught on the LSE … Continue reading

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Last Post

Last Post Stoddard Martin enjoys Linda Kelly’s latest offering TALLEYRAND IN LONDON: The Master Diplomat’s Last Mission, by Linda Kelly, I. B. Tauris, £25 Linda Kelly is a pioneer in the genre of what one might call the non-fiction novella. … Continue reading

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Regionalism and Nationalism in Canada

Regionalism and Nationalism in Canada The third of a series of articles by Mark Wegierski to mark the Sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation The historical context The problem of centre-periphery relations in a society, and of how a geographically extensive country extending … Continue reading

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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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