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Composer: Castiglioni, Niccolò (1932-1996)

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Year of birth1932
Year of death1996
NationalityItaly
Period20th century
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ZürichOpera Nova / Fabio Luisi

Opera Nova / Fabio Luisi
Battistelli, Castiglioni, Nono, Maderna, Scelsi
Fabio Luisi; Ensemble Opera Nova
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Singing from the same Songbook

John Woolrich's Songbook project provided the vocal material on show at the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group recital at Wigmore Hall, featuring sopranos Gillian Keith and Rebecca von Lipinski.
***11
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Oliver Knussen and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a fascinating programme

Oliver Knussen,  ©  Clive Barda
Oliver Knussen has a reputation for presenting interesting and unusual programmes, and this evening in the sumptuous Barbican Hall was no exception. This concert featured new and rarely-performed music, including both a world première and a UK première.The opening Symphony no. 10 by Nikolai Miaskovsky was a triumph.
***11
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Prom 19: Knussen, Booth, the BBC SO and six sensual feasts

©  BBC/Sven Arnstein
Oliver Knussen has taken the BBC Symphony Orchestra on some interesting journeys during his relationship with them, as both composer and conductor. Of all these journeys, Prom 19 surely ranks among the most fascinating. Under Knussen’s masterful conducting, the orchestra and Claire Booth gave us a scintillating if sometimes overwhelming exhibition of six intense early Twentieth Century works.
*****
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