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Composer: Knussen, Oliver (1952-2018)

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Year of birth1952
Year of death2018
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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TokyoLeila Josefowicz & Thomas Adès Duo Recital

Janáček, Adès, Knussen, Ravel
Thomas Adès; Leila Josefowicz
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Petrenko and the LPO explore Beethoven, Sibelius and Knussen

The London Philharmonic Orchestra © Benjamin Ealovega
Daniel Pioro reminds us of the qualities of Oliver Knussen's Violin Concerto, while Vasily Petrenko and the LPO see a pair of second symphonies in very different ways.
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Beethoven's “Eroica” carries the day in LA

Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
Altogether it was the sort of music Gerard Hoffnung might have composed if he had ever held a serious music festival.
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Staring into the abyss: a devastating Pathétique from the LPO

The London Philharmonic Orchestra © Ben Ealovega
Vladimir Jurowski conducts Tchaikovsky, Britten and Scriabin viewed through Oliver Knussen's palette to open the London Philharmonic's 2019-20 season. 
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The Knussen Chamber Orchestra makes its Proms debut

Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
The Knussen Chamber Orchestra with Ryan Wigglesworth debuts at the Proms with music by Knussen, Birtwistle, Waley-Cohen, Abrahamsen and Putt.
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Prom 46: Gražinytė-Tyla conducts a riveting Weinberg Third Symphony

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla brings Mieczysław Weinberg to the Proms, in a daring programme including Dorothy Howell and Oliver Knussen. 
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