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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Oliver Knussen

There are few more fluent and adept composers at work these days than the Dane Poul Ruders... Four Dances in One Movement is a perfect example of his bright, biting and impulsive art, a play... More…

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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…

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Works for Orchestra

Anssi Karttunen (cello)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Knussen

Knussen was a notable explicator of Henze’s dense orchestral music, and here are three substantial essays and the solid Ouverture zu einem Theater. More…

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Claire Booth & Hilary Summers

BBC Symphony Orchestra, BCMG, ASKO Ensemble, Oliver Knussen

Knussen directs performances that are as far from routine as it's possible to get, with wonderfully vivid results. More…

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