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Composer: Watkins, Huw (b. 1976)

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Year of birth1976
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodContemporary
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BantryCrespo Series

Beamish, Watkins, Fauré
Mark Padmore; Ruby Hughes; Philippe Cassard; Niek de Groot

Newton AbbotProkofiev, Watkins

Prokofiev, Watkins, Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel
Lesley Hatfield; Huw Watkins
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Springtime for Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBCNOW

Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
Ryan Wigglesworth conducts a Huw Watkins première and a grand-scale account of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
****1
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Tenderness and passion from Stile Antico and Fretwork

Stile Antico © Marco Borggreve
Ancient and modern Shakespeare settings, and music from Shakespeare's contemporaries given tender and passionate readings in a varied programme from Fretwork and Stile Antico.
*****
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Prom 37: a Watkins première

Thomas Søndergård conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales © BBC|Mark Allan
Bright and energetic Walton and a promising, highly lyrical Concerto from Watkins, followed by taut Webern and commanding Brahms from Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
***11
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The Wonder of Will: Shakespeare through the prism in New York

Stile Antico © Marco Borggreve
A ravishing performance, with Shakespeare’s words delivered primarily through the prism of living composers.
****1
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Thomas Søndergård and his Welsh forces score a hit with Rachmaninov’s The Bells

Anastasia Kalagina © Andy Buchanan
In a quirky programme featuring English, Welsh and Russian music the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales began their new season at St David’s Hall showcasing, with mixed results, their composer-in-association Huw Watkins, Elgar and three Russian composers at different stages in their careers.
****1
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