Category Archives: Cultural Matters

Acts of Mutilation

Acts of Mutilation ENO, War Requiem, music by Benjamin Britten, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, soloists soprano Emma Bell, baritone Roderick Williams, tenor David Butt Philip, text from the Missa pro Defunctis and the poems of Wilfred Owen, 16thNovember 2018, directed … Continue reading

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This Bank and Shoal of Time

This Bank and Shoal of Time Macbeth, tragedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, RSC, Barbican Theatre, Saturday 10th November 2018, directed by Polly Findlay, reviewed by Leslie Jones Time, as critic Michael Billington reminds us, is a recurrent theme in … Continue reading

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Calvinism for Agnostics

Calvinism for Agnostics Messa da Requiem, music by Giuseppe Verdi, concert performance, Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Antonio Pappano, words from the Missa pro Defunctis, Royal Opera, 23rd October 2018 Verdi Requiem, Orchestra Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir, conductor John … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, October 2018

ENDNOTES, October 2018 In this edition: Janacek from Decca, reviewed by Stuart Millson; Bruckner, Wagner & Schoenberg, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, 30thSeptember 2018, Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, reviewed by Leslie Jones The late-19th/early 20th-century Moravian-born Czech composer, … Continue reading

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High-flyer

  High-flyer Solomon, an oratorio in three acts, music by George Frideric Handel, text anonymous, orchestra conducted by Christian Curnyn, a collaboration between The Royal Opera and Early Opera Company, Covent Garden 11th October 2018, reviewed by Leslie Jones Actors should … Continue reading

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Dante’s Wake Ian Thomson, Dante’s Divine Comedy; A Journey Without End, Head of Zeus, £18.99, 2018, reviewed by Stoddard Martin Age after age has found Dante speaking to and for them. Ours may be another: we shall see. At present it … Skin care after accutane

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Presenting Powell and Pressburger  by Stuart Millson During the 1940s and ‘50s, cinema in this country was revolutionised by the work of two film-makers, the Kent-born Michael Powell, and his friend and colleague, the Hungarian-born émigré and veteran of continental … Diovan discount

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On the Road

On the Road                                                                            … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES September 2018: Commemorating Debussy

ENDNOTES, September 2018 Commemorating Debussy  by Stuart Millson Claude Debussy – often referred to as the founder of Impressionism in music – is being commemorated extensively, in the concert hall and on record, in this, the centenary of his death. … Continue reading

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Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre, Bayreuth Festival, Germany, Saturday 18th August 2018, directed by Frank Castorf, conducted by Plácido Domingo, reviewed by TONY COOPER In the second part of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre (in repertoire from 2013 … Components of viagra

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