sat 21/05/2022

Bernard Hughes

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

Articles By Bernard Hughes

Robin Hood, The Opera Story, CLF Café review - folk hero re-imagined as Tory villain

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Tynan, Appl, Burnside, Wigmore Hall review - the music of domesticity explored in song

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Montero, Scottish Ensemble, Kings Place review - new music with a political edge

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Fibonacci Sequence, Conway Hall review - characterful chamber music for winds

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Epiphoni Consort, Reader, St Paul's Covent Garden review - historical drama with seasonal spirit

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Iestyn Davies, Aurora Orchestra, Kings Place review - arresting musical miscellany

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Dmitri Ensemble, Ross, St John's Smith Square review - impressive minimalism for strings

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Juliana, Nova Music Opera, St John's Smith Square review - new version of a classic drama

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Prom 65, London Voices, BBCSO, Bychkov review - 20th century masterpieces hit home

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Prom 33, Schultz, Reuter, BBCSO, Farnes review - powerful Brahms Requiem

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Prom 31, Barnatan, Minnesota Orchestra, Vänskä - American classics take centre-stage

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Prom 12, Weilerstein, BBCSO, Canellakis review - energetic 20th century classics

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Prom 4, Simpson, BBCPO, Mena review - terrific Lindberg, brooding Shostakovich

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The Abduction from the Seraglio, The Grange Festival review - enjoyable if conventional production

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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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Benediction review - the world's worst wounds

Terence Davies’s Benediction is a haunting but uneven biopic of the World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon and a drama about the burden of...

Album: Harry Styles - Harry's House

Harry Styles’ previous two albums sounded like someone rifling pleasantly through the history of...

MØ, Heaven, London review - snappy, sexy and energized

“I live to survive another heartache/I live to survive another mistake,” roars a sold-out Heaven. It’s a new song but everyone seems to know it....

'How that music was created remains to me a complete my...

It has been a difficult couple of years for us in the world of opera, losing several of our most respected and admired colleagues who have...

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...

I Get Knocked Down, Brighton Festival review - Chumbawamba s...

One effect of the film I Get Knocked Down, a playfully constructed journey around the life of Chumbawamba vocalist Dunstan Bruce, is to...

Berrut, ECO, Guzzo, Cadogan Hall review - Schubert with a sm...

I came for the Schubert and it didn’t disappoint. Which was...

The Innocents review - they're just playing

The Innocents made a splash at Cannes in 2021 and it’s easy to see why. The ...