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Ruders: Nightshade Trilogy / Capricorn; Knussen; Odense SO; Mann, Yoo
Ruders: Nightshade Trilogy / Capricorn; Knussen; Odense SO; Mann, Yoo

1 CD / Bridge / 2014-10-14

Conductors: Knussen, Oliver; Yoo, Scott; Mann, Paul
Ensemble: Capricorn Chamber Ensemble; Odense Symphony Orchestra

Nightshade Trilogy was composed by Poul Ruders over a span of 17 years - between 1986 and 2003. In the composer's words, it is "a...continue...
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New Music Collections, Vol. 3: Orchestral Works by Richard Ayres, Nicholas Maw, Andrzej Panufnik, Hugh Wood, Harrison Birtwistle et al.
New Music Collections, Vol. 3: Orchestral Works by Richard Ayres, Nicholas Maw, Andrzej Panufnik, Hugh Wood, Harrison Birtwistle et al.

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-04-29

Works: Richard Causton: Millennium Scenes; Dominic Muldowney: Oboe Concerto; Nicholas Maw: Life Studies; Richard Ayres: No. 36, NONcerto for Horn; Thea Musgrave: Turbulent Landscapes; Andrzej Panufnik: Conc...
Performers: Carter, Roy [Oboe]; Michael, Robin [Cello]; Rostropovich, Mstislav; Timmermans, Wim
Conductors: Collon, Nicholas; Thomas, Michael Tilson; Marriner, Sir Neville; Kluttig, Roland; Vänskä, Osmo; Wolff, Hugh; Hickox, Richard; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Knussen, Oliver; Davis, Andre...
Ensemble: ; City of London Sinfonia; ASKO; Hallé Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

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New Music Collections, Vol. 1: Choral - works by Anthony Payne, Birtwistle, Saxton, Britten, Finnissy, Skempton et al.
New Music Collections, Vol. 1: Choral - works by Anthony Payne, Birtwistle, Saxton, Britten, Finnissy, Skempton et al.

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-04-29

Works: Julian Anderson: Four American Choruses; Giles Swayne: Cry; Robert Saxton: I will awake the dawn; Michael Finnissy: Descriptive Jottings of London, for chorus; Richard Rodney Bennett: Spells; Benjami...
Performers: Finnissy, Michael; Howard Skempton [Composer/Accordion]
Conductors: Halsey, Simon; Poole, John; Weeks, James; Willcocks, David; Skidmore, Jeffrey; Cleobury, Stephen; Knussen, Oliver; Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: ; Bach Choir; BBC Singers; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; Ex Cathedra; Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.); London Sinfonietta Voices

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Augusta Read Thomas (b.1964): Aureole; Carillon Sky; Words of the Sea; Terpsichore's Dream; In My Sky at Twilight Boulez, Chicago SO et al.
Augusta Read Thomas (b.1964): Aureole; Carillon Sky; Words of the Sea; Terpsichore's Dream; In My Sky at Twilight Boulez, Chicago SO et al.

1 CD / Nimbus Records / 2014-04-08

Works: Augusta Read Thomas: Aureole, for orchestra; Words of the Sea, for orchestra; In My Sky at Twilight, for soprano & ensemble; Carillon Sky, for violin & chamber orchestra; Terpsichore's Dream, for cha...
Performers: Brandes, Christine; Dodge, Baird; Heustis, Greg [Horn]
Conductors: Colnot, Cliff; Boulez, Pierre; Knussen, Oliver; Delaney, Jack
Ensemble: ; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Meadows Wind Ensemble; Music Now Ensemble; MusicNOW Ensemble

Among today's composers, Augusta Read Thomas has remained consistent in blazing her own path. In this she has undoubtedly been aided by her cosmopolitan training,...continue...
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Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid; El Salon México; Hear Ye! Hear Ye! / Zinman, Knussen
Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid; El Salon México; Hear Ye! Hear Ye! / Zinman, Knussen

1 CD / Decca / 2013-08-20

Works: Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid, ballet; El salón México; Tempo di Tango
Conductors: Zinman, David; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The definitive 20th-century music series. 50 releases planned, featuring 50 iconic works, plus "fillers". 50 works you must know to understand the music of the...continue...
Recording information: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore (01/1993); Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London (01/1993); Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore (06/1993); Walthamstow Assembly Hall,...continue...
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Elliot Carter: Symphonia - sum fluxae pretium spei; Clarinet Concerto / Michael Collins, clarinet
Elliot Carter: Symphonia - sum fluxae pretium spei; Clarinet Concerto / Michael Collins, clarinet

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-08-20

Works: Elliott Carter: Concerto for Clarinet; Symphonia "Sum fluxae pretium spei"
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

The definitive 20th-century music series. 50 releases planned, featuring 50 iconic works, plus "fillers". 50 works you must know to understand the music of the...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (04/1998); Maida Vale Studio 1, London, England (04/1998); Henry Wood Hall, London (08/1998); Maida Vale Studio 1, London, England (08/1998)....continue...
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Robert Zuidam (b.1964): McGonagall-Lieder / Katrien Baerts, soprano; Piano duo Post & Mulder
Robert Zuidam (b.1964): McGonagall-Lieder / Katrien Baerts, soprano; Piano duo Post & Mulder

1 CD / Challenge / 2013-08-13

Works: Robert Zuidam: McGonagall-Lieder, for soprano, 2 pianos, 4 cellos, double bass & percussion
Performers: Baerts, Katrien [Soprano Vocal]; Hochscheid, Doris; Marijs, Joey [Percussion]; Meijer, Marjolein [Cello]; Mihailescu, Rares [Cello]; Smithuijsen, Pieter; Woudenberg, Hans
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Asko-Schönberg Ensemble; Post & Mulder

McGonagall-Lieder is a song cycle composed by Robert Zuidam with texts from the legendary William McGonagall, a poet from Scotland with a truly unshakeable faith...continue...
Recording information: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam (05/10/2012-05/12/2012)....continue...
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Alexander Goehr: Marching to Carcassonne; When Adam Fell; Pastorals / Peter Serkin, piano
Alexander Goehr: Marching to Carcassonne; When Adam Fell; Pastorals / Peter Serkin, piano

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-02-26

Works: Alexander Goehr: When Adam Fell, for orchestra, Op. 89; Pastorals, for orchestra, Op. 19; Marching to Carcassonne, for piano & orchestra, Op. 74
Performers: Serkin, Peter [Piano]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

A unique programme of music by Alexander Goehr unavailable elsewhere on record. The composer's close association with conductor Oliver Knussen and pianist Peter Serkin give...continue...
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The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]
The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: 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; Järvi, Paavo; 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...
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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia / Kirchschlager, Bostridge, Britton, Purves, Russell, Coleman-Wright. Knussen
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia / Kirchschlager, Bostridge, Britton, Purves, Russell, Coleman-Wright. Knussen

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-01-22

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Rape of Lucretia
Performers: Bostridge, Ian
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble

Ian Bostridge has continued to be a success in performing ever since his operatic debut in 1994. Collaborating with orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna...continue...
Personnel: Sussie Ahlberg (vocals).

Recording information: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk (06/11/2011/06/13/2011)....continue...
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Oliver Knussen: Autumnal; Choral; Violin Concerto; Requiem; Songs for Sue / Leila Josefowicz, violin; Alexandra Wood; Huw Watkins; Claire Booth
Oliver Knussen: Autumnal; Choral; Violin Concerto; Requiem; Songs for Sue / Leila Josefowicz, violin; Alexandra Wood; Huw Watkins; Claire Booth

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2012-11-13

Works: Oliver Knussen: Choral, for band; Autumnal, for violin & piano (Triptych, Part 1); Whitman Settings, for voice & piano, Op. 25; Secret Psalm, for violin; Prayer Bell Sketch, for piano, Op.29; Concert...
Performers: Booth, Claire; Josefowicz, Leila; Knussen, Oliver; Watkins, Huw; Wigglesworth, Ryan; Wood, Alexandra
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver; Wigglesworth, Ryan
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Technophonia brings together cutting edge music interfaces used by Drake Music Scotland, the nation's leading arts organization providing music-making opportunities for people with disabilities. Olive...continue...
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Luke Bedford: Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale and other works / Jonathan Morton, violin; Claire Booth, soprano
Luke Bedford: Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale and other works / Jonathan Morton, violin; Claire Booth, soprano

1 CD / Col Legno / 2012-10-09

Conductors: Morton, Jonathan; Edwards, Sian; Ollu, Franck; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Ensemble Modern; Fidelio Trio; London Sinfonietta; Scottish Ensemble
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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Giulini - Chicago SO
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Giulini - Chicago SO

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2012-07-24

Works: 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...
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Alexander Goehr: Colossos or Panic; The Deluge; etc. / Hilary Summers, Clair Booth
Alexander Goehr: Colossos or Panic; The Deluge; etc. / Hilary Summers, Clair Booth

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2012-05-29

Works: Alexander Goehr: Colossos or Panic, for orchestra; The Deluge, cantata for 2 voices & orchestra, Op. 7; Little Symphony, Op. 15
Performers: Booth, Claire
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Schoenberg Ensemble

To celebrate Alexander Goehr's 80th birthday this year, BBC Radio 3 commissioned a new orchestral work which was premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra on...continue...
Recording information: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (01/31/2010); Grote Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (01/31/2010); Studio 1, BBC Maida Vale, London, England (01/31/2010); CBSO Centre, Birmingham (04/22/2...continue...
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Oliver Knussen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Ophelia Dances; Trumpets Coursing; Cantata
Oliver Knussen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Ophelia Dances; Trumpets Coursing; Cantata

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2012-04-24

Works: Oliver Knussen: Symphony no 3, Op. 18; Trumpets for soprano & 3 clarinets, Op 12; Ophelia Dances for orchestra, Book 1, Op 13; Coursing for chamber orchestra, Op. 17; Cantata for oboe & string trio (...
Performers: Barry, Elaine; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Hirst, Linda; Mitchell, Ian; Pillinger, Edward
Conductors: Thomas, Michael Tilson; Knussen, Oliver;
Ensemble: ; London Sinfonietta; Nash Ensemble; Philharmonia Orchestra

"No figure in British contemporary music is more respected than Oliver Knussen" -The Guardian This reissue celebrates composer/ conductor Oliver Knussen's 60th birthday. Works include...continue...
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Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas; Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin / Welser-Möst
Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas; Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin / Welser-Möst

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-05-17

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas, ballet, Op. 57; Béla Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin, pantomime in 1 act, Sz. 73, BB 82 (Op. 19)
Performers: Orford, John
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver; Welser-Möst, Franz
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WRNC 498292
Carter: Concerto for Orchestra; Knussen: Océans de terre
Carter: Concerto for Orchestra; Knussen: Océans de terre

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Elliott Carter: Three Occasions; Concerto for Violin; Concerto for Orchestra; Oliver Knussen: Songs without Voices, Op 26; Whitman Settings, for voice & piano, Op. 25; Hums and Songs of Winnie-the-Po...
Performers: Bohm, Ole; Saffer, Lisa; Serkin, Peter [Piano]; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ; Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
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British Composers: A Celebration / EMI
British Composers: A Celebration / EMI

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-05-03

Works: Edward Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite no 1, Op. 1a no 4; Symphony no 1 in A flat, Op. 55; Ave Maria, Op. 2 no 2; Quartet for Strings in E minor, Op. 83; Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 no 1; Falstaff; Dream Chil...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Bennett, Richard Rodney [Composer]; Bowen, John; Bramma, Harry; Brown, Wilfred; Dilkes, Neville; Donohoe, Pete...
Conductors: Collingwood, Lawrance; Willcocks, David; Boult, Adrian; Walton, William; Harding, Daniel; Robinson, Christopher; Wordsworth, Barry; Finzi, Christopher; Bliss, Sir A. [Composer]; Goodall, Reginald; Da...
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Britten String Quartet; London Music Group; The Band of the Royal Military School of Music

Taking a panoramic view of British music between the ends of the 19th and 20th centuries, this fascinating collection features some 30 composers. From the...continue...
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The Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 8
The Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 8

2 CD / Bridge / 2010-02-09

Works: Elliott Carter: Concerto for Horn; Mad Regales, for 6 solo voices; Tintinnabulation, for percussion sextet; Wind Rose, for wind ensemble; Sound Fields, for orchestra; On Conversing with Paradise, for...
Performers: Boyar, Simon; Gibbs, Charles; Goater, Edward; Huang, Hsin-Yun; Kolkay, Peter; Melrose, Leigh; Menna, Sian; Neidich, Charles; Nelson, Jon [Composer/Trumpet]; Owen, Martin; Price, Edward; Purvis, Willi...
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver; Epstein, Frank
Ensemble: ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble

In celebration of Elliott Carter's 101st birthday, Bridge Records is pleased to release The Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 8 (16 Compositions, 2002-2009), a two...continue...
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Taverner: An Opera in Two Acts
Taverner: An Opera in Two Acts

2 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2009-11-24

Works: 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

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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...
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Poul Ruders: Four Dances
Poul Ruders: Four Dances

1 CD / Dacapo / 2009-11-17

Works: Poul Ruders: Four Dances in One Movement; Nightshade, for 10 instruments; Abysm, tone poem for orchestra
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

On this disc three of Ruders's pivotal chamber works are in the hands of one of Europe's leading new music ensembles Birmingham Contemporary Music Group....continue...
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The Jerwood Series, Vol. 6
The Jerwood Series, Vol. 6

1 CD / London Sinfonietta / 2009-09-07

Works: James Olsen: Chameleon Concerto, for violin, piano & orchestra; Christian Mason: In Time Entwined, In Space Enlaced, for orchestra; Larry Goves: Springtime, for soprano & orchestra; Claudia Molitor: ...
Performers: Gould, Clio; Hind, Rolf
Conductors: Porcelijn, David; Brönnimann, Baldur; Knussen, Oliver
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Best 100 20th Century Classics
Best 100 20th Century Classics

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-07-28

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor; Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Songs (14), Op. 34; Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet; Lieutenant Kij...
Performers: Alexeev, Dmitri; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Barrueco, Manuel [Guitar]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Bean, Hugh; Beniston, Paul; Bloch, Nikolaj; Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Bowman, James [Counter...
Conductors: Foster, Lawrence; Previn, Andre; Kurtz, Efrem; Tennstedt, Klaus; Jansons, Mariss; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Temirkanov, Yuri; Barbirolli, John; Boult, Adrian; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; Wit, Antoni; M...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)
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Benjamin: Into the Little Hill, Dance Figures, Sometime Voices / Ollu, Knussen, Nagano, Komsi, et al
Benjamin: Into the Little Hill, Dance Figures, Sometime Voices / Ollu, Knussen, Nagano, Komsi, et al

1 CD / Nimbus Records / 2009-01-13

Works: George Benjamin: Into the Little Hill, opera; Dance Figures, for orchestra; Sometime Voices, for solo voice, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Henschel, Dietrich; Komsi, Anu [Soprano Vocal]; Summers, Hilary
Conductors: Ollu, Franck; Knussen, Oliver; Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)

Benjamin long held the desire to write an opera, and 'Into the Little Hill' resulted from his meeting with playwright Martin Crimp. Since its premiere,...continue...

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NIM 5828
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Adey, John; Allen, Benjamin; Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Allison, Richard; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Järvi, Paavo; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Benjamin Britten was without question one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. This 37-CD set features all of his most beloved works, giving...continue...
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20th-Century Masterpieces - 100 Years of Classical Music
20th-Century Masterpieces - 100 Years of Classical Music

16 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Claude Debussy: La mer; Frederick Delius: Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody; Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Arnold Schoenberg: Pi...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Chang, Sarah [Violin]; Devos, Louis; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]; Isserlis, Steven; Kilanowisz, Zof...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Beecham, Thomas; Klemperer, Otto; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Dutoit, Charles; Mackerras, Charles; Haitink, Bernard; Berglund, Paavo; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; B...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Helsinki Philharmo...

The works in this set of 16 CDs have been arranged in strict chronological order of composition, the first disc beginning with a work from...continue...

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Matthews: Divertimento / Knussen, Brindisi Quartet, Haffner Wind Ensemble, et al
Matthews: Divertimento / Knussen, Brindisi Quartet, Haffner Wind Ensemble, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2008-09-01

Works: Colin Matthews: Quartet for Strings no 2; Quartet for Oboe and Strings no 1; Divertimento for Double String Quartet; Concertinos (5) for Wind Quintet; Triptych
Conductors: ; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Brindisi String Quartet; Haffner Wind Ensemble

'Divertimento' was commissioned by and dedicated to Peter Pears for the 1982 Aldeburgh Festival. Colin Matthews is active as administrator of the Holst Foundation, chair...continue...
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EMI American Classics - Elliot Carter / Ole Böhn, Oliver Knussen, London Sinfonetta, et al
EMI American Classics - Elliot Carter / Ole Böhn, Oliver Knussen, London Sinfonetta, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-06-24

Works: Elliott Carter: Three Occasions; Concerto for Violin; Concerto for Orchestra
Performers: Bohn, Ole; Crees, Eric
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

It was as a teenager that Carter developed an interest in music, an interest that was encouraged by a friendship with Charles Ives. Like many...continue...
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Jonathan Cole: Testament; Ben Foskett: Violin Concerto; Luke Bedford: Or Voit Tout en Aventure
Jonathan Cole: Testament; Ben Foskett: Violin Concerto; Luke Bedford: Or Voit Tout en Aventure

1 CD / London Sinfonietta / 2008-04-07

Works: Jonathan Cole: Testament, for orchestra; Ben Foskett: Concerto for Violin; Luke Bedford: Or Voit Tour en Aventure, for soprano & orchestra
Performers: Booth, Claire; Gould, Clio
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
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American Classics - Wuorinen: The Dante Trilogy
American Classics - Wuorinen: The Dante Trilogy

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2008-01-29

Works: Charles Wuorinen: The Mission of Virgil; The Great Procession, ballet; The River of Light, ballet
Performers: Bush, Phillip; Carroll, Paul [Percussion]; Cobb, Timothy; Finn, Michael; Grant, Cameron; Jolles, Susan [Harp]; Kay, Alan R.; Kolor, Thomas; Macomber, Curtis; Moredock, Richard; Neubauer, Paul; Oldfat...
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Contemporary Music Group

In his long composing life, Charles Wuorinen has drawn on an extremely wide range of intellectual and musical inspirations, including many from science and literature....continue...
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Wuorinen: Cyclops 2000, etc / Knussen, London Sinfonietta
Wuorinen: Cyclops 2000, etc / Knussen, London Sinfonietta

1 CD / London Sinfonietta / 2007-03-27

Works: Charles Wuorinen: Cyclops 2000; A Reliquary for Igor Stravinsky
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

Oliver Knussen conducts two works by American composer Charles Wuorinen. Cyclops 2000 was recorded at the world premiere performance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in...continue...
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J. Anderson: Book of Hours, Symphony, etc / Oramo, Knussen
J. Anderson: Book of Hours, Symphony, etc / Oramo, Knussen

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2006-11-04

Works: Julian Anderson: Eden; Imagin'd Corners; American Choruses (4); Symphony; Book of Hours
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn; Oramo, Sakari; Halsey, Simon; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus

"This, the magnificent follow-up to the recent Ondine Julian Anderson disc (9/06), contains the five works he wrote for Birmingham forces during his years as...continue...
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Charles Wuorinen: Cyclops 2000; A Reliquary for Igor Stravinsky
Charles Wuorinen: Cyclops 2000; A Reliquary for Igor Stravinsky

1 CD / London Sinfonietta / 2006-11-01

Works: Charles Wuorinen: Cyclops 2000, for orchestra; A Reliquary for Igor Stravinsky, for orchestra
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
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Toru Takemitsu: Arc; Green
Toru Takemitsu: Arc; Green

1 CD / London Sinfonietta / 2006-10-01

Works: Toru Takemitsu: Green, for orchestra; Arc I, for piano & orchestra; Arc II, for piano & orchestra
Performers: Hind, Rolf
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
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Music of Elliott Carter Vol 7 / Knussen, Hodges
Music of Elliott Carter Vol 7 / Knussen, Hodges

1 CD / Bridge / 2005-12-01

Works: Elliott Carter: Dialogues; Boston Concerto, for orchestra; Concerto for Cello; ASKO Concerto
Performers: Hodges, Nicolas; Sherry, Fred [Cello]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

This highly-anticipated recording, a Bridge co-production with the BBC, presents first recordings of four major Elliott Carter compositions, all composed within the past six years....continue...
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Ancora - Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time, etc / Howarth
Ancora - Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time, etc / Howarth

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-11-01

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time; Ritual Fragment; Gawain's Journey
Conductors: Howarth, Elgar; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; Philharmonia Orchestra
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NMC 088
George Benjamin: Palimpsets / Ensemble Modern, et al
George Benjamin: Palimpsets / Ensemble Modern, et al

1 CD / Nimbus Records / 2004-11-02

Works: George Benjamin: Palimpsests for orchestra; At First Light for orchestra; Sudden Time; Olicantus for chamber orchestra
Conductors: Benjamin, George; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)

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NIM 5732
Goehr: Sing, Ariel, etc / Knussen, Cleobury, Shelton, et al
Goehr: Sing, Ariel, etc / Knussen, Cleobury, Shelton, et al

2 CD / NMC Classics / 2004-02-06

Works: Alexander Goehr: Sing, Ariel, Op. 51; The Mouse Metamorphosed into a Maid, Op. 54; The Death of Moses, Op. 53
Performers: Chance, Michael; Hulse, Eileen; Leonard, Sarah; Rangarajan, Gautam; Richardson, Stephen; Shelton, Lucy
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver; Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: Cambridge University Music Society
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Goehr: Romanza, Sinfonia, etc /Knussen, Atherton, Welsh, etc
Goehr: Romanza, Sinfonia, etc /Knussen, Atherton, Welsh, etc

2 CD / NMC Classics / 2004-01-01

Works: Alexander Goehr: Sinfonia, Op. 42; Romanza for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24; Behold the Sun, Op. 44a; Metamorphosis/Dance, Op. 36; Lyric Pieces, Op. 35; ...a musical offering (J. S. B. 1985)..., Op. 46
Performers: Thames, Jeanine; Welsh, Moray
Conductors: Atherton, David; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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NMC 095
Robin Holloway: Second Concerto for Orchestra
Robin Holloway: Second Concerto for Orchestra

1 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2002-01-28

Works: Robin Holloway: Second Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 40
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver

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Holloway: Second Concerto for Orchestra / Oliver Knussen
Holloway: Second Concerto for Orchestra / Oliver Knussen

1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21

Works: Robin Holloway: Concerto for Orchestra no 2, Op. 40
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta
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NMC 015
Goehr: Piano Concerto, Symphony / Serkin, Knussen, Bernas
Goehr: Piano Concerto, Symphony / Serkin, Knussen, Bernas

1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21

Works: Alexander Goehr: Symphony in One Movement, Op. 29; Concerto for Piano, Op. 33
Performers: Serkin, Peter
Conductors: Bernas, Richard; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta
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NMC 023
Turnage: On all Fours, Sarabande, etc / Knussen, et al
Turnage: On all Fours, Sarabande, etc / Knussen, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21

Works: Mark-Anthony Turnage: On all fours; Lament for a hanging man; Sarabande for Saxophone and Piano; Release
Performers: Brown, Ian [Classical]; Kimm, Fiona; Robertson, Martin; Van Kampen, Christopher
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
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NMC 024
Wolpe: Quintet with Voice, etc / Serkin, Knussen, et al
Wolpe: Quintet with Voice, etc / Serkin, Knussen, et al

1 CD / Bridge / 1993-11-01

Works: Stefan Wolpe: Suite im Hexachord, for oboe & clarinet. C. 65, Op. 24b; Quintet with Voice, for Baritone voice, horn, clarinet, cello, piano & harp, C. 139; Piece in Three Parts for Piano & Sixteen In...
Performers: Allen, Barbara; Bartlett, Eric; Blustine, Allen; Grabois, Daniel; Karis, Aleck; Opalach, Jan; Serkin, Peter [Piano]; Taylor, Stephen W. [Oboe]
Conductors: Purvis, William [Horn]; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Speculum Musicae members
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Ruders: Psalmodies, Vox in Rama, Nightshade / Starobin et al
Ruders: Psalmodies, Vox in Rama, Nightshade / Starobin et al

1 CD / Bridge / 1993-07-01

Works: Poul Ruders: Psalmodies (Guitar Concerto no 1), for guitar and 9 instruments; Vox in Rama for violin, clarinet & piano; Nightshade, for 10 instruments
Performers: Starobin, David [Guitar]
Conductors: Palma, Donald; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Capricorn (Ensemble); Speculum Musicae
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BDG 9037
Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, etc / Shelton, Da Capo Chamber
Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, etc / Shelton, Da Capo Chamber

1 CD / Bridge / 1992-05-01

Works: Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21; Herzgewächse, song for soprano, celesta, harp & harmonium, Op. 20
Performers: Christie, James David; Emelianoff, Andre; Flax, Laura; Jolles, Susan [Harp]; Lester, Joel; Rothenberg, Sarah; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Spencer, Patricia
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Da Capo Chamber Players
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BDG 9032
Britten: Operas - Paul Bunyan; Peter Grimes; Rape of Lucretia; Billy Budd; Turn of the Screw; Midsummer Night's Dream / Lott, Bostridge, Gritton, Bowman, Kirchschlager et al. [13 CDs]
Britten: Operas - Paul Bunyan; Peter Grimes; Rape of Lucretia; Billy Budd; Turn of the Screw; Midsummer Night's Dream / Lott, Bostridge, Gritton, Bowman, Kirchschlager et al. [13 CDs]

13 CD / Erato /

Conductors: Brunelle, Philip; Haitink, Bernard; Knussen, Oliver; Harding, Daniel; Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; City of London Sinfonia; London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Plymouth Music Series Chorus; Plymouth Music Series Orchestra; Royal...

It is fitting that Benjamin Britten once described opera as "the most exciting of musical forms," since he almost single-handedly revived the English operatic tradition,...continue...
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