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Composer: Holt, Simon (b. 1958)

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Year of birth1958
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Shostakovich, Brahms and Simon Holt in Birmingham

Alisa Weilerstein © Harald Hoffmann | Decca
Alisa Weilerstein delivered an amazingly raw performance of Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto, whereas Ilan Volkov and the CBSO’s renditions of Simon Holt and Brahms (reimagined by Schoenberg) proved alienating and overblown.
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A blistering night of percussion and Mahler

Colin Currie © Marco Borggreve
John Storgårds conducts Simon Holt’s percussion concerto and Mahler 7 with the BBC Phiharmonic
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Grand designs: Rattle conducts Bruckner 8

Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Ritterhaus
The jury's still out on the British maestro's Brucknerian credentials as he tackles his grandest and greatest symphony
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Nash Ensemble round off anniversary celebrations in style

Claire Booth © Sven Arnstein
Forward-looking programme celebrates contemporary repertoire, with two world premières in a concert of works written within the last 35 years.
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Frivolity, tragedy and serenity: BBC NOW at the Proms

Emmanuel Pahud © Sheila Rock | Askonas Holt
Thierry Fischer and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales presented an eclectic programme, with an exciting première by Simon Holt and the many different facets of 20th century French orchestral music.
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