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Composer: Panufnik, Roxanna (b. 1968)

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Year of birth1968
NationalityUnited Kingdom
March 2018
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NorwichNational Youth Choir of Great Britain | Women in Song

National Youth Choir of Great Britain | Women in Song
Copland, Holst I., Musgrave, Panufnik, Piazzolla, Larsen, Heap, Phillips, Zimmer, Alberga, Smyth, Parry
Ben Parry; National Youth Choir of Great Britain; Joanna Forbes L'Estrange

LondonOne foot in Eden: Cantus Concert

Maw, MacMillan, Britten, Panufnik, Poulenc
Dominic Brennan; Cantus Ensemble

LondonHymns to the Mother of God

Holst I., Howells, Tavener, Dale, Panufnik, Villa-Lobos
Dominic Ellis-Peckham; London Oriana Choir

LondonHeav'nly Harmonies

Panufnik, Brahms, Barber, Bernstein
Guy Protheroe; English Chamber Choir; Rebecca Taylor; Julian Jacobson

LondonLove endureth

Byrd, Weelkes, Gibbons, Messiaen, Panufnik, Hakim, Rautio
The Esterhazy Singers of London
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Joyful Company of Singers at Presteigne Festival

Joyful Company of Singers © Ben Ealovega
Peter Broadbent and the Joyful Company of Singers return to the Presteigne festival for an enterprising programme of unfamiliar 20th-century choral repertoire.
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Diversity within unity: Valery Gergiev conducts the World Orchestra for Peace

Valery Gergiev © Chris Christodoulou
Valery Gergiev conducts the unique World Orchestra for Peace in a devastating perfomance of Mahler's Sixth Symphony at the BBC Proms. A Strauss rarity and a European premier were programmed alongside.
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Concertos by David Matthews and Joseph Phibbs receive second performances at Presteigne

David Matthews  ©  Maurice Foxall
The classification of composers into those who write tonal music and those who inhabit the harder-edged shores of serialism and atonality raised its head once again at the first of the three concerts given by the Festival Chamber Orchestra at this year’s Presteigne Festival.
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The Welsh Sinfonia perform Mathias, Wagner, Ibert, Roxanna Panufnik and Beethoven

Emma Halnan  ©  Ben Halnan
After hearing the Welsh Sinfonia’s last concert in January 2013, I was pleased to have the opportunity to attend their Gala Finale concert this month. This was particularly the case since it included a première of a new composition by Roxanna Panufnik, daughter of Andrzej Panufnik, whose Epitaph I heard finely performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in March.
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Exultate Singers in Roxanna Panufnik Premières

Roxanna Panufnik  ©  Keith Saunders

Contemporary religious music can seem to exist in a different world to the rest of contemporary music, and rarely since Messiaen was in his prime has there been much evidence of it as a really progressive wing of composition. But unlike much new music, new religious music is often written with a clear sense of purpose in mind, particularly when it is intended specifically for liturgical use – and so accusing it of not being wildly bold in terms of style is sort of missing the point. This Saturday evening's concert, part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, was an excellent introduction to several rewarding sacred works.

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