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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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ClevelandSibelius' First

Sibelius, Knussen
The Cleveland Orchestra; Susanna Mälkki; Leila Josefowicz

London2002: Three adventures

© Mark McNulty
Beethoven, Knussen, Sibelius
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Leila Josefowicz

SingaporeMartin Grubinger: The Tears of Nature

Knussen, Dun, Rachmaninov
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Robert Spano; Martin Grubinger

LondonGeorge Benjamin: a Duet and a Dream

© Chris Christodoulou
Knussen, Messiaen, Benjamin, Janáček
Philharmonia Orchestra; Sir George Benjamin; Pierre-Laurent Aimard; James Hall; Philharmonia Voices

ParisFestival Présences, concert 6 : London Sinfonietta

Knussen, Trapani, Hudry, Benjamin
London Sinfonietta; Christian Karlsen
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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. 
***11
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Prom 6: Impressive and inspiring Anglo-American cooperation

Edward Gardner © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and The Julliard School, with Edward Gardner in an impressively ambitious programme, with tragic Britten from James Ehnes, and a remarkable UK premiere from Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
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