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ENDNOTES, 13th October 2016

ENDNOTES, 13th October 2016 In this edition: Chandos’ tributes to Stokowski and Richard Hickox * Choral treasury of English visionaries from Somm Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) was one of the great showman-conductors of his time – a famed interpreter of Rachmaninov, … 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, 27th July 2016

ENDNOTES, 27th July 2016 In this edition: Three summer festivals – JAM on Romney Marsh * Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the BBC Proms * Brass, Welsh voices and the Royal Philharmonic at St. David’s Hall, Cardiff The lonely, low-lying landscape … Continue reading

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Brexit – now!

Brexit – now! Stuart Millson urges our dithering political leaders to detach Britain immediately from the EU A British army of disenchanted voters, from the unregarded towns of the old industrial North and Midlands, to the fishing villages of Cornwall … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, July 2016

ENDNOTES, July 2016 In this edition: the sixty-ninth Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts, reviewed by Stuart Millson The pre-eminent English composer, Benjamin Britten, founded his music festival on the Suffolk coast in 1948. Rather than British musicians attending … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, June 2016

ENDNOTES, June 2016 In this edition: world premieres at the Tenth English Music Festival * Dr. Leslie Jones reviews Mozart Explored, An Academy in Vienna, St John’s Smith Square, 26th May 2016 Some 30 years ago (readers of this column, … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 16th May 2016

ENDNOTES, 16th May 2016 In this edition: Interview with Royal Philharmonic Society Award-winner, Clare Hammond * German and French recorder concertos * Brahms, Piano Quintet from Chandos * Looking forward to the Proms – in London and Cardiff. A stream … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 17th April 2016

ENDNOTES, 17th April 2016 In this edition: Farewell to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies * Coastal sketches by Kurt Atterberg * Piano Quintet by David Matthews * English clarinet concertos. Known in the 1960s for an uncompromising modernist style (fellow composer … Continue reading

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Maastricht: the Prophecy that came True

Maastricht: the Prophecy that came True QR’s Stuart Millson argues that the Eurosceptic “fringe” has now been vindicated From 1991-92, a major ideological battle was fought in Britain, the reverberations of which are still pulsing through our political life. That … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES October 5th 2015

ENDNOTES October 5th 2015 Atlantic Wall, from modernist, Wim Henderickx * Cordelia Williams enchants us with Schumann * The music of Tudor England * ‘Under the Admiral’s Flag’ – the RSNO marches past with the music of a Bohemian bandmaster … Continue reading

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