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Classical music reviews

ENDNOTES, March 2019

ENDNOTES, March 2019 In this edition; contemporary British music on the Sheva label: the Danish National Seasonal Songbook, from OUR Recordings; reviewed by Stuart Millson Hector Berlioz, Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem), a concert at St Paul’s, reviewed by Leslie Jones One … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, February 2019

ENDNOTES, February 2019 In this edition: choral music by Rautavaara, orchestral music by Künneke, reviewed by STUART MILLSON Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016) enjoyed fame in Britain in the latter part of his life. His orchestral music – semi-romantic and Sibelius-infused – … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, January 2019

ENDNOTES, January 2019 In this edition: Revive– from Chandos Records; George Antheil’s American Symphony; Nostalgia from Wim Henderickx, reviewed by STUART MILLSON What better way to begin our 2019 musical journey than with a lively and completely refreshing compilation from Chandos of baroque … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, December 2018

ENDNOTES, December 2018 Endnotes, December 2018; in this edition, orchestral works by Gerald Finzi and Kenneth Hesketh, reviewed by Stuart Millson The longing which infuses Vaughan Williams’s Fifth Symphony and the mysterious romanticism of John Ireland combine in the music of Gerald … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, November 2018

ENDNOTES, November 2018 In this edition: In Remembrance, from the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital, Percy Sherwood’s Double Concerto from EM Records, Orchestral Works, by Ruth Gipps. A century ago this month, The Great War– the “war to end wars”, … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, October 2018

ENDNOTES, October 2018 In this edition: Janacek from Decca, reviewed by Stuart Millson; Bruckner, Wagner & Schoenberg, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, 30thSeptember 2018, Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, reviewed by Leslie Jones The late-19th/early 20th-century Moravian-born Czech composer, … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, August 2018

ENDNOTES, August 2018 In this edition: a flourish, from Sir Granville Bantock on the Somm label; piano sonatas by Beethoven, and Elgar’s Second Symphony, from Chandos Records, reviewed by STUART MILLSON Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1946) was a noted composer, conductor … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, July 2018

Endnotes: July 2018, Michael Tippett, an overlooked English composer, by Stuart Millson; Steven Osborne, Martin Kasík, recitals reviewed by Leslie Jones Sir Michael Tippett – a greatly admired figure in the 1970s and ‘80s, especially during Proms seasons – has fallen … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, May 2018

Endnotes, May 2018 In this edition: a revelation from Roussel; Elgar, choral and orchestral music, reviewed by STUART MILLSON The music of Albert Roussel makes only the occasional appearance in British concert programmes or recording catalogues, with French 20th century music … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, April 2018

ENDNOTES, April 2018 In this edition: 20th-century choral music by Sir Arthur Bliss, Frank Martin and Bohuslav Martinu; piano concertos by Grieg and Delius, reviewed by STUART MILLSON Two superbly-produced CDs of choral music have recently appeared – one, a … Continue reading

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