3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-02-05Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Cello Symphony, Op. 68; Elegy for Viola solo; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Quartet for Strings...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Blatchly, Mark; Booth, Claire; Bostridge, Ian; Coleman-Wright, Peter; Dean, Stafford; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Fullbrook, Charles; Gritton, Susan;...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Knussen, Oliver; Brown, Iona; Warren-Green, Christopher; Paavo, Järvi; Hickox, Richard; Willcocks, David; Brunelle, Philip; Haitink, Bernard; Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: ; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Endymion Ensemble
Since his death in 1976 many musicians have looked at Benjamin Britten's scores anew - not simply the repertory Britten never recorded, but the many...continue...
1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2012-07-24Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition; Night on the Bare Mountain; Boris Godunov; Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor; Aram Khachaturian: Gayaneh
Performers: Sporsen, Torgny
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria; Maazel, Lorin; Järvi, Neeme; Knussen, Oliver; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Ensemble: ; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Pictures at an Exhibition is an imaginative series of musical tableaux inspired by an art exhibition. Originally composed as a piano suite, it wasn't published...continue...
2 CD / HBDirect Import / 2009-11-24Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Taverner, opera in 2 acts, J. 92
Performers: Chance, Michael; Graham-Hall, John; Hall, Peter; Hayes, Quentin; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Kimm, Fiona; Pruslin, Stephen; Richardson, Stephen [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Sid...
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Fretwork; His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts
BBC Music Magazine
The opera is full... bitterly ironic juxtapositions, such as the 'holy' chanting from monks heard against the cynical Realpolitik of the negotiations between...continue...
Recording information: Studios 1 and 2, BBC Maida Vale, London (12/05/1996-12/14/1996)....continue...
Oliver Knussen: Where the Wild Things Are & Higglety Pigglety Pop! (Libretti: M. Sendak / Glyndebourne Festival Opera; London Sinfonietta; Knussen [DVD]
1 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2009-06-30Works: Oliver Knussen: Where the Wild Things Are; Higglety Pigglety Pop!
Performers: Beardsley, Karen; Buchan, Cynthia; Gallacher, Andrew; Hardy, Rosemary; Hetherington, Hugh; Jenkins, Neil; King, Mary; Munro, Jeremy; Rees, Deborah; Rhys-Williams, Stephen; Richardson, Stephen
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
A collaboration of one of Britain’s foremost composers, Oliver Knussen, with the vivid magical images of American artist and author, Maurice Sendak, evokes a very...continue...