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Bernard Hughes

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Bernard Hughes is a composer and writer, based in London.

Articles By Bernard Hughes

The Courtesan’s Gaze, Fieri Consort, Handel House review – historical female composers in context

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Ligeti Chamber Music, QEH review - inventive celebration of iconic composer

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Anna Meredith, Southbank Sinfonia, QEH review - triumphant genre-busting treat

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Donohoe, LPO, Orozco-Estrada, RFH review – wit aplenty in rare Stravinsky

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Sonoro, Ferris, St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate review - intriguingly programmed launch concert

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Coates, Tenebrae, Short, Kings Place review - effective meeting of cello and choir

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Labèques, Aurora Orchestra, Collon, Kings Place review - good-natured Schubert and Mozart delight

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Marnie, English National Opera review – hyped new opera doesn’t hit the heights

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Total Immersion: Julian Anderson, Barbican review - BBC ensembles showcase leading British composer

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Angela Hewitt, Wigmore Hall review – Bach Partitas shine and sing

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Tetzlaff, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - a triumphant homecoming for the maestro

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Die Zauberflöte, Royal Opera review – enjoyable revival of much loved production

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Prom 24 review: Crebassa, Philharmonia, Salonen – thrilling performance of Adams masterpiece

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Prom 22 review: Pygmalion, Pichon – theatrical take on Monteverdi's Vespers

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Prom 13 review: Rana, BBCSO, Davis – Malcolm Sargent tribute lacks punch

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Prom 1 review: Levit, BBCSO, Gardner - fizzing Adams finally ignites mixed First Night

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Kiss Me, Kate, Opera North, London Coliseum review - Cole Po...

First palpable hit of the evening: a full orchestra in the pit under hyper-alert...

theartsdesk on Vinyl 40: Talking Heads, Ornette Coleman, Cra...

Earlier this year, in May, Brighton hosted the Vinyl World Congress where Paul Pacifico, head of the Association of Independent Music, told the...

In The Fade review - twisty German courtroom drama

The Cannes jury in 2017 gave best actress to Diane Kruger for her performance in In the Fade. She plays Katja, who turns avenging angel...

David Byrne, Eventim Apollo review - twice in a lifetime?

Forgive the sports metaphor, but David Byrne knocked this one out of the park. Coming out of the concert at the...

The London Mastaba, Serpentine Galleries review - good news...

It’s not as immersive as New York’s The Gates, 2005, nor as magnificent as Floating Piers, 2016, in Italy’s Lake Iseo...

CD: Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch

Concluding a trilogy of releases that began with the EPs Not the Actual Events (2016) and Add Violence (2017) – Bad...

The Rolling Stones, Twickenham Stadium review - until the ne...

Eel Pie, the tiny eyot in the Thames, is not too a long walk from Twickenham stadium – within hollering distance, almost, if you had that kind of...

theartsdesk at Leipzig's Blüthner Piano Factory - a per...

Have you ever wondered why the Steinway grand piano is invariably...

Natural World: The Super Squirrels, BBC Two review - silline...

Squirrels are a breed as diverse as they are ubiquitous: they inhabit environments as extreme as desert and tundra, and all the lush greenery,...

The Courtesan’s Gaze, Fieri Consort, Handel House review – h...

From an early age, Barbara Strozzi would have entertained the guests of her father’s Venetian academy with songs, including her own works. A...