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Classical music reviews

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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ENDNOTES, March 2018

ENDNOTES, March 2018 In this edition: Smetana from Prague; the music of Marcus Paus; Rubbra conducts Rubbra As a tribute to the great Czech maestro Jiří Bělohlávek, who died last year (after succumbing to cancer at 71), Decca has issued … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, February 2018

ENDNOTES, February 2018 In this edition: On the blue shore of silence, the music of Peter Seabourne;  Echoes of Land and Sea, from Somm Records; Copland, An Outdoor Overture, from the BBC Philharmonic, reviewed by STUART MILLSON.  Anna Fedorova recital, reviewed … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 6th December 2017

ENDNOTES, 6th December 2017 In this edition: Ronald Corp conducts Parry, Elgar & Vaughan Williams; A Wind in the Willows fantasy, narrated by Simon Callow; Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker from Bergen, reviewed by STUART MILLSON. Echoes of Mozart, reviewed by LESLIE JONES … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 10th November 2017

ENDNOTES, 10th November 2017 In this edition: Celebrating English Song – a new release from Somm Recordings, reviewed by STUART MILLSON Taken largely from the early-20th-century ‘English songbook’ (the music of Butterworth, Ireland, Vaughan Williams, Gurney and Warlock) Somm’s new … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 7th October 2017

ENDNOTES, 7th October 2017 Frank Bridge Cello Sonata etc. at Music@Malling, reviewed by STUART MILLSON ‘Music is always important but even more so in difficult times. It brings people together to share what is good and enduring and underscores what we … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 21st September 2017

ENDNOTES, 21st September 2017 Edward Gardner conducts Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder for Chandos Records, reviewed by STUART MILLSON Several works proclaim the creed of the late-romantic period – in particular its transition into the world of early modernism: Mahler’s ‘Symphony of a … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES: September 3rd 2017

ENDNOTES: September 3rd 2017 Music and Landscape – the works of John Ireland, by Stuart Millson In this season of harvest and late-summer sunshine, what could be a more apt musical accompaniment than the music of John Ireland (1879-1962). Born … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 8th August 2017

ENDNOTES, 8th August 2017        In this edition: The Richard Hickox Legacy from Chandos Records, including The Black Knight, reviewed by Stuart Millson The orchestral and operatic conductor, Richard Hickox CBE, was probably one of the hardest-working and most committed … Continue reading

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