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ENDNOTES, 5th June 2017

ENDNOTES, 5th June 2017 In a Summer Garden: new discoveries and romantic masterpieces at this year’s English Music Festival “Roses, lilies and a thousand sweet-scented flowers. Bright butterflies flitting from petal to petal, and gold-brown bees murmuring in the warm, … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 23rd May 2017

ENDNOTES, 23rd May, 2017 In this edition: A Mass for Modern Man; Cesar Franck, Violin Sonata in A Major; Elgar and Delius Quartets; Over the Plains, by George Antheil Ståle Kleiberg (b. 1958) is a Norwegian composer not well known … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 16th April 2017

ENDNOTES, 16th April 2017 In this edition; Holst in the heavens: Vaughan Williams at a lake in the mountains: Richard Strauss and a miraculous sunrise – and French élan from Ibert. Reviewed by Stuart Millson From the Chandos record label … 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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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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ENDNOTES, December 2016

ENDNOTES, December 2016 In this edition: a ‘grand’ Messiah from Sir Andrew Davis in Toronto  *  Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Westminster Abbey  *  A new concert hall in Antwerp. All over the country, orchestra and choirs are preparing for performances … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, November 2016

ENDNOTES, November 2016 In this edition: music of Remembrance by Ronald Corp * ‘Dice Mass’ from the Tallis Scholars * Ginastera from Chandos * Has Radio 3 gone Gaga? The composer and conductor Ronald Corp has commemorated the season of … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 13th October 2016

ENDNOTES, 13th October 2016 In this edition: Chandos’ tributes to Stokowski and Richard Hickox * Choral treasury of English visionaries from Somm Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) was one of the great showman-conductors of his time – a famed interpreter of Rachmaninov, … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 13th September 2016

ENDNOTES, 13th September 2016 In this edition: historic Elgar recordings from Somm, “Our revels now are ended” – contemporary work by Jonathan Dove that concluded the 2016 Proms season Somm Records continues to offer the slightly unusual and often unexpected … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 4th September 2016

ENDNOTES, 4th September 2016 The Proms: Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, performing Boulez and Mahler Each year at the Proms, certain performances stand out and provide the landmarks of the season. Last year, the Sibelius cycle embodied the … Continue reading

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