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Classical music reviews

ENDNOTES, 7th October 2017

ENDNOTES, 7th October 2017 Frank Bridge Cello Sonata etc. at the West Malling International Festival of Music, reviewed by STUART MILLSON ‘Music is always important but even more so in difficult times. It brings people together to share what is … 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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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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