Tag Archives: Stuart Millson

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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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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ENDNOTES, 3rd September 2015

ENDNOTES, 3rd September 2015 Bruckner’s radiant vision at the Proms September’s arrival is a poignant moment in any Proms season. It means that there is not long to go before the Last Night, and that promenaders must savour the remaining … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 21st August 2015

ENDNOTES, 21st August 2015 Five important 20th-century works at the Proms The 121st season of Henry Wood Promenade concerts continues its onward stride, with large audiences attracted almost every night by that potent combination of innovation, presentation of the great … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, July 24th 2015

ENDNOTES, July 24th 2015 First Night of the Proms Stuart Millson attends a much loved event As a young 19-year-old Promenader, I can remember the sense of expectation that I and others felt in the Arena queue for the First … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, July 17, 2015

ENDNOTES, July 17, 2015 In this edition: BBC Symphony Orchestra at the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival * New Nielsen symphony cycle from Chandos Had the homesick Benjamin Britten, during his early wartime sojourn in North America, not discovered a volume of … 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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