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Alexandra Wood (violin), Huw Watkins (piano), Claire Booth (soprano), Ryan Wigglesworth (piano), Leila Josefowicz (violin); BBC Symphony Orchestra, BCMG, Oliver Knussen
this CD should do more than any live performance to tell the world what a treasure he is. The Walton-esque Violin Concerto, Knussen’s masterpiece, is played with dazzling artistry by Josefowicz...[the... — More…
Elaine Barry, Linda Hirst (sopranos) & Michael Collins, Dward Pillinger, Ian Mitchell (clarinets)
The Nash Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas & Oliver Knussen
Here is the essence of him: his precocious song-cycle symphony (No 2) and arresting Symphony No 3 (performed by the Philharmonia)...and that locus classicus of ensemble virtuosity, the five-minute... — More…
BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen
Anderson's confidence in handling and shaping his musical material and his wonderfully precise ear for instrumental colour have been constants in his music… Oliver Knussen's beautifully integrated... — More…
Susan Bickley (mezzo)
London Sinfonietta, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Oliver Knussen
Heaven is Shy of Earth is a substantial work of intriguing paradoxes…Gloriously uplifting and luminescent, it has dark threads and exudes both a striking simplicity and a numinous complexity…Anderson’s... — More…
Lamberto Coccioli & Scott Wilson (electronics)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Oliver Knussen, Martyn Brabbins & Sakari Oramo
The dazzling Book of Hours, composed for the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, is one of Anderson's greatest achievements so far, building from the simplest beginning - the first four notes... — More…
Martyn Hill (Taverner), David Wilson-Johnson (Jester), Stephen Richardson (Henry VIII), Fiona Kimm (Virgin Mary), Michael Chance (Priest/God), Quentin Hayes (White Abbot) & Peter Sidhom (Richard Taverner)
Fretwork, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta Voices, His Majestys Sagbutts...
The opera is full… bitterly ironic juxtapositions, such as the 'holy' chanting from monks heard against the cynical Realpolitik of the negotiations between King and the Cardinal. Making the... — More…
Stefan Asbury (assistant conductor)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Knussen
A fascinating disc: the Concerto isn't quite like anything else I know, and in every aspect NMC have served it well. It deserves the widest possible hearing. — More…