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Richard Pinkstone (Sandy), James Atkinson (Blazes) and Timothy Edlin (Arthur), different cast © Chris Christodoulou
London

Obsession, isolation and terror at the Royal College of Music

By , 29 June 2018
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Long Yu © Askonas Holt
Hong Kong

Fantastic evening of “Scottish Fantasy” with the Hong Kong Phil

By , 07 April 2018
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Yannick Nézét-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Philadelphia

Scottish Fantasies with the Philadelphia Orchestra: Otherworldly and Earthly

By , 18 January 2018
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Marcus Farnsworth performs Eight Songs for a Mad King © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Proms at... Wilton’s: Conference of the Birds

By , 02 September 2017
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Helen Grime © Amy Barton
London

A bracing density of musical incident: Helen Grime's Piano Concerto given world première

By , 03 March 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Birmingham

Playing a long game: Andris Nelsons' Birmingham Bruckner

By , 12 January 2017
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Edinburgh

Psappha and The Hebrides Ensembles celebrate 25 years of music-making

By , 09 November 2016
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Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 33: Mena and the BBC Philharmonic chasing the other-worldly

By , 09 August 2016
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Katherine Broderick (Mother) and Sebastian Exall (Magnus) © Mary Turner | Getty Images for the London Symphony Orchestra
London

The Hogboon: Peter Maxwell Davies' thrilling last work premiered at the Barbican

By , 26 June 2016
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Oliver Knussen © Mark Allan | BBC
London

A dream-inspired cocktail of works from Knussen and Benjamin

By , 18 March 2016
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Samuel Sakker (First Officer) and Yuriy Yurchuk (Second Officer) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Cabin pressure rising: Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse at the Linbury

By , 22 October 2015
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Hai-Ting Chinn in The Medium © Robert Workman
London

Mystical motherhood: The Medium and The Wanton Sublime at Grimeborn

By , 26 August 2015
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Claire Booth © Sven Arnstein
London

Nash Ensemble round off 50th anniversary celebrations at Wigmore Hall in style

By , 18 March 2015
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Judith Weir © Chris Christodoulou | Chester Music
London

Masters of the Queens Music at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

By , 27 October 2014
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Jeff Thayer © San Diego Symphony
San Diego

Jahja Ling opens the San Diego Symphony season with Scottish fervor

By , 11 October 2014
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Piper Robert Jordan and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra © Chris Christodoulou
London

Whisky and bagpipes in Prom 70: celebrating Peter Maxwell Davies' 80th birthday

By , 08 September 2014
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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies © Martin Lengemann
London

PSM 3: Triumphant celebration of Peter Maxwell Davies' 80th birthday by London Sinfonietta

By , 30 August 2014
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
London

Sibelius travels continue in Prom 38 with the BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds

By , 14 August 2014
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Thomas Søndergård © Bjarke Johansen
London

Prom 35: Søndergård charts a sure progress through Sibelius’ Fifth

By , 12 August 2014
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
London

Proms matinée celebrates Birtwistle and Maxwell Davies

By , 09 August 2014
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Maxim Vengerov
London

The LSO give a moving première of Peter Maxwell Davies' tenth symphony

By , 02 February 2014
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Janine Jansen © Harald Hoffmann / Decca
London

Pappano and Jansen a perfect match with the LSO

By , 30 January 2014
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Peter Maxwell Davies  ©  Martin Lengemann
Edinburgh

Stravinsky and a Maxwell Davies première with Knussen and the SCO

By , 09 November 2013
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Dido and Aeneas  ©  Royal Academy of Music
London

RAM Opera double bill: Dido and Aeneas and The Lighthouse

By , 16 May 2013
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Hannah Kendall  ©  Hannah Kendall / Chris Alexander Photography
London

Chess, leaves and eagles: New works at the Purcell Room

By , 15 May 2013
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Daniel Macey, Mitchell Riley, Alexander Knight  ©  Sydney Chamber Opera
Sydney

Full house for Sydney Chamber Opera's innovative staging of Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse

By , 26 November 2012
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Marcus Farnsworth in Eight Songs for a Mad King  ©  Drew Farrell
Edinburgh

Hebrides Ensemble: Eight Songs for a Mad King

By , 15 November 2012
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London

New compositions at the Royal College of Music

By , 25 October 2012
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ETO: The Lighthouse  ©  Richard Hubert Smith
London

Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse at the Linbury Studio Theatre

By , 11 October 2012
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Vasily Petrenko  ©  Mark McNulty
London

Prom 54: Vasily Petrenko, Tasmin Little and the Liverpool Philharmonic

By , 23 August 2012
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The cast of The Lighthouse: Christopher Burchett (Officer 2/Blazes), David Cushing (Officer 3/Arthur ©  Erik Jacobs for Boston Lyric Opera 2012
Boston

Boston Lyric Opera's The Lighthouse makes the dark come to life

By , 08 February 2012
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Giovanni Guzzo  ©  Eric Richmond
London

Sumptuous velvet waves at Cadogan Hall

By , 25 October 2011
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©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Balloons, Lang Lang and Jerusalem: it must be The Last Night of the Proms

By , 10 September 2011
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