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Composer: Howard, Emily (b. 1979)

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Year of birth1979
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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OrfordPiatti Quartet

Haydn, Howard, Holt, Beethoven
Piatti String Quartet

SnapeFrom the New World

Howard, Britten, Dvořák
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Mark Wigglesworth; Vilde Frang

GothenburgThe Lyrical Brahms

Howard, Martinů, Brahms
Bamberger Symphoniker; Jakub Hrůša; Frank Peter Zimmermann
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Pastel-perfect hell: To See The Invisible

Nicholas Morris (The Invisible) © Stephen Cummiskey
Emily Howard's new opera, an Aldeburgh Festival commission, takes an ambitiously modernist approach to a dystopian story of loneliness: a tough, but thought-provoking work. 
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Revolutionary musings: Shostakovich 12 in Liverpool

Teo Gheorghiu © Roshan Adhihetty
Soviet Realism rubs shoulders with Romanticism and a new British work in Liverpool.
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Dazzling mix of styles from Petrenko and RLPO

Vasily Petrenko conducting the RLPO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Petrenko and the RLPO produced a Rachmaninov symphony that ticked all the boxes, a scintillating world première from Emily Howard and a Shostakovich concerto with an impressive replacement soloist.
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Nobuyuki Tsujii with the BBC Philharmonic

Nobuyuki Tsujii  ©  Yuji Hori
Manchester favourite Nobuyuki Tsujii made a welcome return to the BBC Philharmonic with Grieg’s popular Piano Concerto, followed by a thrilling performance of Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony, conducted by Juanjo Mena. The concert began, though, with a world première. Emily Howard was commissioned by BBC Radio 3 to write her new work, Axon, for the BBC Philharmonic.
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Prom 51: Shostakovich from the CBSO – an orchestral tour-de-force

Andris Nelsons and the CBSO  ©  Neil Pugh
When Simon Rattle left the CBSO in 1998 predictions of the orchestra's imminent demise came flooding in from the press. Sakari Oramo, who filled Rattle's shoes, achieved what everyone thought was impossible, further honing the CBSO's sound, using his knowledge and expertise as a violinist to give the strings more polish and precision than they'd previously had.
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