Category Archives: ENDNOTES:Music

Classical music reviews

ENDNOTES, November 2019

Endnotes, November 2019: in this edition, Mozart at a mediaeval church in Kent – and Six Flute Sonatas by Bach, on the OUR label, reviewed by Stuart Millson Vaughan Williams once likened musical life to a great pyramid. At the … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Matters, ENDNOTES:Music, QR Home | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

ENDNOTES, October 2019

ENDNOTES, October 2019 Stuart Millson reviews Bach in Kent and a new Berlioz recording from Toronto Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 – dating from 1741 – is a work often referred to as one of the greatest achievements in all … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Matters, ENDNOTES:Music, QR Home | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

ENDNOTES, September 2019

ENDNOTES, September 2019 Stuart Millson on the film music of Lord Berners In 1944, the directors at Ealing Studios (Basil Dearden, Alberto Cavalcanti and Michael Balcon) were working on a new production, The Halfway House– a story set mainly in … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Matters, ENDNOTES:Music, QR Home | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

ENDNOTES, August 2019

ENDNOTES, August 2019 In this edition: Pergolesi, A Neapolitan Stabat Mater; the film music of Gerard Schurmann, reviewed by Stuart Millson From the extraordinary across-the-centuries choral archive that is the ICSM/CHRONOS record label, comes one of the most surprising and dazzlingly … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Matters, ENDNOTES:Music, QR Home | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Cultural Matters, ENDNOTES:Music, QR Home | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Cultural Matters, ENDNOTES:Music, QR Home | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Cultural Matters, Current Affairs and Comment, ENDNOTES:Music, QR Home | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Cultural Matters, ENDNOTES:Music, QR Home | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Cultural Matters, ENDNOTES:Music, QR Home | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Cultural Matters, ENDNOTES:Music, QR Home | Tagged , , | Leave a comment