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Composer: Holloway, Robin (b. 1943)

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Year of birth1943
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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Prom 27: An engaging Holloway Premiere by Runnicles and the BBC SSO

Donald Runnicles  ©  BBC / John Wood
There are some works that appear year after year in a subtly different, equally sumptious incarnation. Strauss’s Four Last Songs ranks among that number. In 2010, Sir Simon Rattle, Karita Mattila and the Berliner Philharmoniker brought us this soulful masterpiece for Soprano and orchestra in one of the season’s most memorable Proms.
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