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Madama Butterfly from WNO

Madama Butterfly from WNO A bold new Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, from WNO in Cardiff, at Wales Millennium Centre, Saturday 2nd October 2021, reviewed by David Truslove Welsh National Opera’s return to live performance ushers in Lindy Hume’s strikingly … Continue reading

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Spart Lad Wanted

Spart Lad Wanted Paul Mason, How to Stop Fascism; History, Ideology, Resistance, Allen Lane, 2021, 298 pp, h.b., reviewed by Leslie Jones “Fascism is back”, according to Paul Mason. He flatly rejects Ernst Nolte’s conclusion that it was contingent on … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Robert Heard

Two Poems by Robert Heard I Echo and the Narcissists Deep in her cave, Is Echo, distracted, Helplessly watching Narcissists in flower; Who toward her are stalking, In her direction are pointing Up the bright road, Where are voices in … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, October 2021

ENDNOTES, October 2021 In this edition – Legends from the Bohemian Forest; Symphony No. 3, by Sibelius, reviewed by Stuart Millson; Alchymia by Thomas Adès, reviewed by Leslie Jones Dvorak was one of the 19th-century’s greatest masters of melody: his Cello Concerto, … Continue reading

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The Ideology of Failure

The Ideology of Failure Stephen Pax Leonard, The Ideology of Failure: How Europe Bought into Ideas that Will Weaken and Divide It, Arktos, London, 2018, ISBN 978-1-912079-5 (softcover), xxi + 266 pp, reviewed by Mark Wegierski This book has been … Continue reading

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Ancient Greek Dialects

Ancient Greek Dialects Heinrich von Siebenthal, Ancient Greek Grammar for the Study of the Greek New Testament (2019), Peter Lang Pp. x-xxii; 1-738, reviewed by Darrell Sutton The study of ancient Greek grammar is a specialism requiring particular powers of … Continue reading

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Stalin’s War

Stalin’s War Sean McMeekin, Stalin’s War, Allen Lane, Penguin Books, London, 2021, pp.666, + Notes, Bibliography, Maps &  Photos, Index, ISBN 978-0-241-36643-1, review essay by Frank Ellis Western Indifference to Soviet Crimes of Genocide, Mass Terror and Deportations Soviet Exploitation … Continue reading

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Sex, Lies and Audiotape

Sex, Lies and Audiotape A Killing in Tiger Bay, 3 Episodes, BBC Two, reviewed by Leslie Jones In 1988, prostitute Lynette White was brutally murdered in Butetown, Cardiff. The prime suspect, identified on Crimewatch, was a bloodied and confused white … Continue reading

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Full Circle

Full Circle by Bill Hartley The South Leeds Stadium lies at the heart of a complex which provides a wide variety of sports facilities. Such is the range available that it may help explain why the cities’ athletes pick up … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, September 2021

ENDNOTES, September 2021 In this edition: British oboe quintets, from Chandos Record; Holiday music by Elgar; reviewed by Stuart Millson; Coda, Romancing the Dome, by the Editor The Doric String Quartet accompanies Nicholas Daniel, oboe, on the Chandos label in a … Continue reading

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