sat 21/05/2022

Bernard Hughes

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

Articles By Bernard Hughes

Anna Meredith, Southbank Sinfonia, QEH review - triumphant genre-busting treat

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Donohoe, LPO, Orozco-Estrada, RFH review – wit aplenty in rare Stravinsky

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Sonoro, Ferris, St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate review - intriguingly programmed launch concert

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Coates, Tenebrae, Short, Kings Place review - effective meeting of cello and choir

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Labèques, Aurora Orchestra, Collon, Kings Place review - good-natured Schubert and Mozart delight

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Marnie, English National Opera review – hyped new opera doesn’t hit the heights

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Total Immersion: Julian Anderson, Barbican review - BBC ensembles showcase leading British composer

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Angela Hewitt, Wigmore Hall review – Bach Partitas shine and sing

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Tetzlaff, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - a triumphant homecoming for the maestro

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Die Zauberflöte, Royal Opera review – enjoyable revival of much loved production

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Prom 24 review: Crebassa, Philharmonia, Salonen – thrilling performance of Adams masterpiece

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Prom 22 review: Pygmalion, Pichon – theatrical take on Monteverdi's Vespers

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Prom 13 review: Rana, BBCSO, Davis – Malcolm Sargent tribute lacks punch

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Prom 1 review: Levit, BBCSO, Gardner - fizzing Adams finally ignites mixed First Night

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Wosner, Aurora Orchestra, Collon, Kings Place

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Trpčeski, LSO, Roth, Barbican

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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 ...