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Composer: Rands, Bernard (b. 1935)

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Year of birth1935
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodContemporary
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Impressive new English horn concerto in Cleveland

Lionel Bringuier © Paolo Dutto
Bernard Rands' new concerto, with Robert Walters as soloist, the centerpiece of a concert that also included Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.
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Prom 39's 250-year Celebration

Markus Stenz © Josep Molina
Prom 39 at the Royal Albert Hall presented a highly unique programme spanning 250 years of classical music, with Rameau, Rands, Mozart and Strauss who all celebrate a milestone this year.
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Gloria Cheng: Contemporary piano music at the University of Maryland

Gloria Cheng  ©  Lefterisphoto.com
Gloria Cheng is an uncommon artist. A specialist in contemporary piano literature, she has made a career championing new music and performing programs of adventurous (which is to say, esoteric) works. She is a frequent collaborator with some of the leading lights of contemporary music, including Pierre Boulez and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
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