Tag Archives: Elgar

ENDNOTES, August 2018

ENDNOTES, August 2018 In this edition: a flourish, from Sir Granville Bantock on the Somm label; piano sonatas by Beethoven, and Elgar’s Second Symphony, from Chandos Records, reviewed by STUART MILLSON Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1946) was a noted composer, conductor … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, May 2018

Endnotes, May 2018 In this edition: a revelation from Roussel; Elgar, choral and orchestral music, reviewed by STUART MILLSON The music of Albert Roussel makes only the occasional appearance in British concert programmes or recording catalogues, with French 20th century music … Continue reading

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Recessional

 Recessional Lo, all our pomp of yesterday  Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!                                          (Kipling) For Stuart Millson, loss and decline … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 6th December 2017

ENDNOTES, 6th December 2017 In this edition: Ronald Corp conducts Parry, Elgar & Vaughan Williams; A Wind in the Willows fantasy, narrated by Simon Callow; Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker from Bergen, reviewed by STUART MILLSON. Echoes of Mozart, reviewed by LESLIE JONES … 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, 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, 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, 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, 20th September, 2015

ENDNOTES, 20th September, 2015 All flags flying at the Last Night of the Proms – preceded by Russian masterpieces from St. Petersburg, and the visionary majesty of The Dream of Gerontius Stuart Millson enjoys the last week of the 2015 … Continue reading

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