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Bernard Hughes

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

Articles By Bernard Hughes

Hewitt, Concerto Budapest SO, Keller, Cadogan Hall review - magical Mozart and bullish Beethoven

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Berrut, ECO, Guzzo, Cadogan Hall review - Schubert with a smile

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Bevan, Williams, Bebbington, RPO, Davan Wetton, Barbican review - Vaughan Williams celebrated

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Bach and Pärt St John Passions, Voces8, ECO, Cadogan Hall / Gesualdo Six, St Martin-in-the-Fields review - contrasting Easter stories

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Ferrández, RPO, Petrenko, RFH review - music defying oppression

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Simon Trpčeski and Friends, Wigmore Hall online review – chamber music classics old and new

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Kopatchinskaja, Namoradze, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer, RFH review – a Stravinsky feast

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Path of Miracles, Elysian Singers, St Pancras Church review – an ambitious musical pilgrimage

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Voces8 Live from London Christmas online review – seasonal favourites and new discoveries

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Solomon's Knot, Wigmore Hall review - festive music for uncertain times

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The Sixteen, Christophers, Cadogan Hall review - polished and impeccable but slightly sedate

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Colin Currie Group, RFH review - Reich premiere explores fresh territory

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Clements Prize, Conway Hall review - newly-written string trios in competition

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Two-Piano Gala, Kings Place review - five pianists, two pianos, too many pieces

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Black British Musical Theatre 1900-1950, Wigmore Hall review – a disappointing missed opportunity

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First Person: theartsdesk writer Bernard Hughes on composing for the BBC Proms

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Elvis review - Austin Butler shines in patchy biopic

Strictly Ballroom aside, I’ve never been entirely persuaded by...

First person: Ukrainian violinist Valeriy Sokolov on perform...

A fortnight ago I performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Aurora Orchestra, joining them and their Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon in...

The Big Hit review - prisoners play 'Godot'

High culture...low life. Emmanuel Courcol’s film The Big Hit (Un Triomphe in France) is a 105-minute experiment in what...

Hughes, Manchester Collective, Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester...

Manchester Collective were back on home ground last night in the tour of a programme featuring the first performances of a new song cycle by...

Album: Regina Spektor - Home, before and after

When did life become so theoretical? In the penultimate track of her new album, Home, before and after, Regina Spektor plays the role of...

Blk Jks, Moth Club review - Johannesburg’s art-rockers are m...

Figuratively, “Tselane” is Blk Jks’s “Stairway to Heaven.” Both songs begin quietly and move through passages of turbulence suggesting an...

Album: Hollie Cook - Happy Hour

In a world seemingly devoid of joy, Hollie Cook's fourth...

A Doll's House, Part 2, Donmar Warehouse review - Noma...

Slamming the door on experience comes with repercussions in A Doll's House, Part 2, the thrilling...

Die tote Stadt, Longborough Festival review - Korngold on th...

Will Erich Korngold, the great cinema composer, ever be recognised as a great composer for the live theatre? Probably not, at least until the...