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Composer: Ruders, Poul (b. 1949)

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Year of birth1949
Period20th century
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Orchestral brilliance from Søndergård and the BBCSO

Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
The musical riches provided notwithstanding, much was desired in the dazzling orchestral showpieces of the evening.
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Singing from the same Songbook

John Woolrich's Songbook project provided the vocal material on show at the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group recital at Wigmore Hall, featuring sopranos Gillian Keith and Rebecca von Lipinski.
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The delights of the CBSO and Poul Ruders. Beginning with an ending...

Thomas Trotter,  ©  Adrian Burrows
... The ending of Symphony no. 4 by Poul Ruders, to be precise – or, just as well, the ending of the first half of this concert. Regardless of what and when, it was stunning! My joy at the start of the (insanely long) interval surprised me considering that when the piece began I was unconvinced.
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