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Bernard Hughes

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

Articles By Bernard Hughes

Goldscheider, Royal Orchestral Society, Miller, SJSS review - fine horn playing from the very best

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Hugo Rifkind: Rabbits review - 31 wild parties and a funeral

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St Martin's Voices, Earis, St Martin-in-the-Fields review - music from the beginning

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Sphinx Organization, Wigmore Hall review - black performers and composers take centre stage

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Kolesnikov, Wigmore Hall review - celestial navigation through a cabinet of wonders

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Dunedin Consort, Mulroy, Wigmore Hall review - songs of love old and new

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Jonn Elledge: A History of the World in 47 Borders review - a view from the boundaries

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Dorian Lynskey: Everything Must Go review - it's the end of the world as we know it

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Elmore String Quartet, Kings Place review - impressive playing from an emerging group

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St Matthew Passion, Academy of Ancient Music, Cummings, Barbican review - moving and humble

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Our Mother, Stone Nest review - musical drama in a mother's grief

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Colin Currie Quartet, Wigmore Hall review - toccatas for triangles and teacups

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Malofeev, BBCSO, Lintu, Barbican review - finesse as well as fireworks

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Paraorchestra, Hazlewood, Southbank Centre review - re-thinking the orchestral experience

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Brian Klaas: Fluke review - why things happen, and can we stop them?

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Siglo de Oro, Spinacino Consort, Allies, Wigmore Hall review - a fun 17th century musical Christmas

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Music Reissues Weekly: The Cryin’ Shames - Please Stay, Do T...

Liverpool’s The Cryin’ Shames were responsible for two of mid-Sixties Britain’s most striking single’s tracks. The February 1966 top side “Please...

theartsdesk at Smetanova Litomyšl - three fascinating operas...

What did they put in the water of Czechia’s central Bohemia/Moravia borderlands? From south to north there's Mahler’s birthplace in Kali...

The Exorcism review - salvaged horror movie is a diabolical...

Helpfully, this is a film that reviews itself. Like it says on the posters, “They were making a cursed movie. They were warned not to. They should...

Album: Zara McFarlane - Sweet Whispers: Celebrating Sarah Va...

When Zara McFarlane sang the National Anthem at this year’s FA Cup Final, it served as a reminder of quite how adaptable she is, how suited so...

Green Border review - Europe's baleful boundary

We’re used to dabs of colour splashing briefly across black-and-white movies – Spielberg’s Schindler’s List or Coppola’s Rumble Fish...

Rain Parade, 229 review - the Paisley Underground perennials...

It kicks off with “No Easy Way Down.” First released on 1984’s mini-LP Explosions in the Glass Palace, it was an instant benchmark by...

The Bounds, Royal Court review - soccer play scores badly

Every day this week I’m watching a football match, and now – after April’s production of Lydia Higman, Julia Grogan and Rachel Lemon’s Gunter...

Album: Wytch Pycknyck - Wytch Pycknyck

Out on the perimeters where there are no stars, in a void full of bong-smoke and synesthetic noise… there, in a greasy biker hovel full of...

The Bikeriders review - beer, brawls and Harley-Davidsons

The best-known book about motorcycle gangs is Hunter S Thompson’s Hell’s Angels, a classic foundational text of the so-called “New...