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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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ENDNOTES, December 2016

ENDNOTES, December 2016 In this edition: a ‘grand’ Messiah from Sir Andrew Davis in Toronto  *  Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Westminster Abbey  *  A new concert hall in Antwerp. All over the country, orchestra and choirs are preparing for performances … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, November 2016

ENDNOTES, November 2016 In this edition: music of Remembrance by Ronald Corp * ‘Dice Mass’ from the Tallis Scholars * Ginastera from Chandos * Has Radio 3 gone Gaga? The composer and conductor Ronald Corp has commemorated the season of … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 13th October 2016

ENDNOTES, 13th October 2016 In this edition: Chandos’ tributes to Stokowski and Richard Hickox * Choral treasury of English visionaries from Somm Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) was one of the great showman-conductors of his time – a famed interpreter of Rachmaninov, … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 13th September 2016

ENDNOTES, 13th September 2016 In this edition: historic Elgar recordings from Somm, “Our revels now are ended” – contemporary work by Jonathan Dove that concluded the 2016 Proms season Somm Records continues to offer the slightly unusual and often unexpected … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 4th September 2016

ENDNOTES, 4th September 2016 The Proms: Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, performing Boulez and Mahler Each year at the Proms, certain performances stand out and provide the landmarks of the season. Last year, the Sibelius cycle embodied the … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 3rd August 2016

ENDNOTES, 3rd August 2016 Endnotes, 3rd August 2016. In this edition, Bernard Haitink conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in the Proms performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony, with Soprano Sarah Connolly, the LSO Chorus & Tiffin Boys’ Choir The symphonies of … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 27th July 2016

ENDNOTES, 27th July 2016 In this edition: Three summer festivals – JAM on Romney Marsh * Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the BBC Proms * Brass, Welsh voices and the Royal Philharmonic at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff The lonely, low-lying landscape … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, July 2016

ENDNOTES, July 2016 In this edition: the sixty-ninth Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts, reviewed by Stuart Millson The pre-eminent English composer, Benjamin Britten, founded his music festival on the Suffolk coast in 1948. Rather than British musicians attending … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, June 2016

ENDNOTES, June 2016 In this edition: world premieres at the Tenth English Music Festival * Dr. Leslie Jones reviews Mozart Explored, An Academy in Vienna, St John’s Smith Square, 26th May 2016 Some 30 years ago (readers of this column, … Continue reading

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