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ENDNOTES, March 2021

ENDNOTES,  March 2021 In this edition: Elgar’s Italian maestro. Stuart Millson recalls conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli. When Worcestershire’s Edward Elgar emerged from what has been described as provincial obscurity into the realms of the European romantic mainstream, it became clear that … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, January 2021

ENDNOTES, January 2021 In this edition: Stuart Millson’s Wagner The twilight of the gods, the violence and feuds of the great characters of The Ring Cycle, the exploits of knights and Die Meistersinger of mediaeval Nuremberg – these are some of … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, December 2020

ENDNOTES, December 2020 In this edition: opera arias sung by Ermonela Jaho, Art of the Mandolin, choral music from Keble College, Oxford and Clifton Cathedral. Reviewed by STUART MILLSON We bid farewell to 2020, the year of Coronavirus in which our … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, November 2020

ENDNOTES, November 2020 In this edition: Saint-Saëns and Henrique Oswald, Piano Concertos; Piano music by contemporary Iranian composers, Farhat and Tafreshipour, reviewed by STUART MILLSON A stream of elegant, late-romantic melody this month, courtesy of the SOMM label – which brings … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES September 2018: Commemorating Debussy

ENDNOTES, September 2018 Commemorating Debussy  by Stuart Millson Claude Debussy – often referred to as the founder of Impressionism in music – is being commemorated extensively, in the concert hall and on record, in this, the centenary of his death. … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, April 2018

ENDNOTES, April 2018 In this edition: 20th-century choral music by Sir Arthur Bliss, Frank Martin and Bohuslav Martinu; piano concertos by Grieg and Delius, reviewed by STUART MILLSON Two superbly-produced CDs of choral music have recently appeared – one, a … 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: September 3rd 2017

ENDNOTES: September 3rd 2017 Music and Landscape – the works of John Ireland, by Stuart Millson In this season of harvest and late-summer sunshine, what could be a more apt musical accompaniment than the music of John Ireland (1879-1962). Born … Continue reading

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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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