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Composer: Knussen, Oliver (1952-2018)

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Year of birth1952
Year of death2018
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodContemporary
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LondonSapiens: Inseparable Imaginations

Sapiens: Inseparable Imaginations
Bowden, Knussen, Matthews C.
London Sinfonietta; Jessica Cottis; Unknown; Simon Haram

LondonLeila Josefowicz

Sibelius, Prokofiev, Knussen, Mahler, Zimmermann
Leila Josefowicz; John Novacek

HamburgAlexander Melnikov / Claron McFadden

Prokofiev, Cage, Berio, Berberian, Knussen, Schnittke, Schulhoff, Crumb
Claron McFadden; Alexander Melnikov

DüsseldorfWhere the Wild Things Are

Knussen: Where the Wild Things Are
Jesse Wong; Philipp Westerbarkei; Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Tatjana Ivschina; Monika Rydz; Düsseldorfer Symphoniker

ManchesterOliver Knussen/Henze/Martin Suckling/Borodin

Knussen, Henze, Borodin
BBC Philharmonic; TBC; Claire Booth; Clio Gould
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Prom 1: Five Telegrams and a Harbinger of War

Five Telegrams from Kensington Gardens © Mark Pullinger
Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, Anna Meredith and 59 Productions' work proves a powerful, often surprisingly upbeat, commission.
****1
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This is Rattle: music from past and present transfigured and made radical

Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
Simon Rattle returns to the UK in a (self-)portrait concert with the London Symphony Orchestra showcasing contemporary music
*****
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A pot-pourri of British music in Sydney

Harriet Krijgh © Marco Borggreve
This week’s subscription concerts of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra featured only British music that was composed in the last century; three very different works in terms of compositional approach and musical language.
***11
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Spano and the Atlanta SO strike sparks

Robert Spano © Andrew Eccles
After Knussen's Flourish with Fireworks, a program of mighty works from the early 20th century find Spano and the ASO on superb form.
*****
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The Messiaen Connection: Salonen and members of the NY Phil

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
As part of the New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT new music series at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, Esa-Pekka Salonen drew connections among Olivier Messiaen, two of his students (Pierre Boulez and George Benjamin) and one outlier (Oliver Knussen).
****1
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