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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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ENDNOTES, 9th July 2017

ENDNOTES, 8th July 2017 In this edition: Beethoven and Liszt in Kent; Busoni from Chandos;  Sterndale Bennett and Schumann on the Artalinna label, reviewed by Stuart Millson The Pilsdon Barn next to St. Mary’s Abbey in the mid-Kent community of The … Continue reading

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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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