Tag Archives: Ralph Vaughan Williams

ENDNOTES, June 2022

  Endnotes, June 2022 In this edition: Vaughan Williams at the Barbican, Lennox Berkeley in Paris, reviewed by Stuart Millson Many musical events, festivals and programmes this year are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great English … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, May 2022

Endnotes, May 2022 In this edition: Wagner and Brahms from Kent,  Bach Piano Concertos from the Piccadilly Sinfonietta, reviewed by Stuart Millson Ralph Vaughan Williams memorably described Britain’s musical life as a pyramid. At its apex, stand the performers of … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, March 2022

Endnotes, March 2022 A portrait of Sir Michael Tippett, by Stuart Millson Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett dominated post-war British music. Both pacifists, the two composers shared many musical traits: a love of opera and desire to see British opera … 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, July 2015

ENDNOTES, July 2015 In this edition: An orchestral world première and a recent chamber commission at this year’s English Music Festival * Transcriptions for strings from Meridian Records Dorchester-on-Thames in rural Oxfordshire is home to the English Music Festival, now … Continue reading

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