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Bernard Hughes

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

Articles By Bernard Hughes

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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Higham, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Emelyanychev online review - I should rococo

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Clayton, Frank-Gemmill, SCO, Kuusisto online review – small but beautifully formed

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Philharmonia, Rouvali, RFH review – wide range of American voices

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Top Gun: Maverick review - Tom Cruise defies age and gravity

Only 36 years later, Tom Cruise is back with his eagerly-awaited Top Gun sequel (it was delayed a couple of years by Covid), and there...

The Father and the Assassin, National Theatre review - Gandh...

The young Indian man stepping towards us on the vast Olivier stage is unremarkable enough, slight and boyish in manner. When he speaks he is...

Album: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Dirt Does Dylan

I have to confess, it’s a long time since I’ve thought about the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band and a new...