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Classical music reviews

ENDNOTES, June 2019, Choral Music of Norway

Endnotes, June 2019, Choral Music of Norway; Sergey Levitin plays Stanford at the English Music Festival, reviewed by Stuart Millson Recorded in the impressive acoustic of Domkirken, Bergen, a new CD from Chandos Records highlights the achievements of Norwegian composers, … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES: May 2019

Endnotes: May 2019 From Meadow to Mayfair – Stuart Millson pays tribute to the English light music tradition The great tone-poems of English music need little introduction: Bax’s epic evocation of Cornish myth and landscape, Tintagel, and Holst’s mysterious Dorset … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, April 2019

ENDNOTES, April 2019  by Stuart Millson In this edition: musical meditations on death and national decline From Chandos records, come two less-frequently-performed masterpieces by the doyen of English music, Sir Edward Elgar: The Music Makers (written in 1912) and The Spirit … Continue reading

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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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