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Bernard Hughes

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

Articles By Bernard Hughes

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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Esfahani, Gibson, Manchester Collective, BBC Proms review – variety, but not always in proportion

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Voces8 Live from London Summer online review - choral excellence and more besides

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BBCNOW, Bancroft, BBC Proms review – American music from across the spectrum

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Never to Forget, Spitalfields Festival review – moving musical tributes to lost care and health workers

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Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sage Gateshead online review – a grab bag of players’ favourites

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Coote, Philharmonia, Gardiner, Southbank Centre online review - English masterworks

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Booth, Nash Ensemble, Wigmore Hall online review - contemporary music programme lacks diversity

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Greig, I Fagiolini online review - poetry and music to redeem a damaged world

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Castalian Quartet, Stoller Hall, Manchester online review - mercurial playing fits a varied programme

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Ibragimova, Davies, Sampson, Arcangelo, Wigmore Hall online review – baroque masterpieces played with verve

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Gabrieli Consort, McCreesh online review - joyous Bach Christmas Oratorio

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Voces8 LIVE from London online review part 2 – an assortment box of Christmas choral treats

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Voces8 LIVE from London online review - a cracking choral Christmas

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Osborne, Aurora Orchestra, Kings Place review – live music that lives and breathes

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Album: Nao - And Then Life Was Beautiful

Neo Jessica Joshua, better known as Nao, has been consistently putting out good - often excellent - music since 2014. Back then she was making off...

Blithe Spirit, Harold Pinter Theatre review - an amusing, if...

We’re in an agreeable drawing room with an author, Charles Condomine, who is looking forward to having a bit of fun with a local...

Kanneh-Mason, Terfel, RPO, Philharmonia Chorus, Petrenko, RA...

75 years after Sir Thomas Beecham founded the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, it’s sobering to reflect that without this one person’s hubris and...

Thomas Hardy: Fate, Exclusion and Tragedy, Sky Arts review –...

Born in 1840, Thomas Hardy lived a life of in-betweens. Modern yet traditional, the son of a builder who went on to become a famous...

Mixing it Up, Hayward Gallery review - a glorious celebratio...

The 31 artists in Mixing it Up all live in this country, but a third of them were born elsewhere – in countries including Belgium, China...

Album: Lindsey Buckingham - Lindsey Buckingham

Lindsey Buckingham was last in and first out of Fleetwood Mac’s...

Camp Siegfried, Old Vic review - the banality of evil, brill...

A stealthily powerful play gets the production of its dreams in Camp Siegfried, which marks a high-profile UK presence for the American...

Ben Howard, Royal Festival Hall review - authentic and reass...

Ben Howard is a man of very few words, unless of course, there’s a...

Esther Yoo, Yekwon Sunwoo, Wigmore Hall review - Korean duo...

The duo partnership between violinist Esther Yoo and...