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Composer: Finnissy, Michael (b. 1946)

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Year of birth1946
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Ilan Volkov and the BBCSSO continue the Proms Sibelius cycle

Julian Rachlin © Janine Guldener
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra tackle two elusive Sibelius symphonies and a new work by Michael Finnissy in a packed programme at the Proms.
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The virtuoso oboe: Christopher Redgate, Michael Finnissy and Abbey Oboes

Christopher Redgate and the new oboe  ©  Colin Still
Oboist Christopher Redgate pulled a number of facts out of the bag in his pre-concert conversation with composer Michael Finnissy. The performance would see the newest oboe (the Howarth-Redgate model) played in Europe’s oldest concert hall (Oxford’s Holywell Music Room).
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