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Stravinsky: Complete Edition - Stage Works, Orchestral, Choral,  Vocal, Chamber, and Piano Music / Ashkenazy, Bostridge, Langridge, Maisky, Mustonen, Mutter, Pletnev, Pollini, Sacher, Shelton, Terfel, Stravinsky et al. [30 CD + 150-pg. booklet]
Stravinsky: Complete Edition - Stage Works, Orchestral, Choral, Vocal, Chamber, and Piano Music / Ashkenazy, Bostridge, Langridge, Maisky, Mustonen, Mutter, Pletnev, Pollini, Sacher, Shelton, Terfel, Stravinsky et al. [30 CD + 150-pg. booklet]

30 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-10-23

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Pétrouchka; Le sacre du printemps; Le Rossignol, opera (lyric tale) in 3 acts; Chant du rossignol (Song of th...
Performers: Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Arrignon, Michel; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Berman, Boris; Bruns, Martin; Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Bucquet, Marie- Francoise; Causse, Gerard [Viola]...
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre; Chailly, Riccardo; Rozhdhestvensky, Gennady ; Abbado, Claudio; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady; Bernstein, Leonard; Levine, James; Knussen, Oliver; Nagano, Kent; Gardiner, John E.; Ashkenazy,...
Ensemble: ; Asko-Schönberg Ensemble ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berliner Philharmoniker ; Boston Chamber Players; Boston Symphony Chamber Players; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Deuts...

The first edition of Stravinsky’s Complete works ever, comprising Stage Works (Ballets, Operas, Oratorio), orchestral, choral, solo vocal, chamber, and piano music as well as

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Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (01/1987); Abbey Road, Studio 1, London (01/1987); All Saints Church, Petersham (01/1987); All Saints' Church, Tooting, London (01/1987); Amsterdam (0...continue...

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Ian Bostridge, tenor: Autograph - Operatic Excerpts and Songs of Mozart, Handel, Monteverdi, Britten, Schubert, Schumann, Wolf et al. [7 CDs]
Ian Bostridge, tenor: Autograph - Operatic Excerpts and Songs of Mozart, Handel, Monteverdi, Britten, Schubert, Schumann, Wolf et al. [7 CDs]

7 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-09-25

Works: Franz Schubert: Erlkönig ("Wer reitet so spät"), song for voice & piano, D. 328 (Op. 1); Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1; Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3; Geheimes ("Über meines Liebchens ...
Performers: Ades, Thomas [Conductor/Composer]; Andsnes, Leif Ove [Piano/Conductor]; Bostridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Ciofi, Patrizia; Coleman-Wright, Peter; Danby, Graeme; Daniels, David; Davies, Neal [Bass-Barito...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Rattle, Simon; Knussen, Oliver; Mackerras, Charles; Haïm, Emmanuelle; Bicket, Harry; Christie, William; Adès, Thomas; Harding, Daniel; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Le Concert d'Astrée ; Les Arts Florissants; Les Sacqueboutiers

Recording information: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1996-02-10&1996-02-12&1996-)....continue...
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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 Recordings / 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 T.; Marriner, Sir Neville; Kluttig, Roland; Vanska, Osmo; Wolff, Hugh; Hickox, Richard; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Knussen, Oliver; Davis, Andrew; Hazlewood, ...
Ensemble: ; City of London Sinfonia; ASKO; Hallé Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

NMC explores the rich offerings of its back catalogue in a new mid-price series called New Music Collections. (See what we did there?) Each album...continue...
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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 Recordings / 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

NMC explores the rich offerings of its back catalogue in a new mid-price series called New Music Collections. (See what we did there?) Each album...continue...
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NMC 204
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 / 2014-02-01

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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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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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, for orchestra; 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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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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20/21  Lieberson: Raising the Gaze, etc / Knussen, et al
20/21 Lieberson: Raising the Gaze, etc / Knussen, et al

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2013-01-08

Works: Peter Lieberson: Drala, for orchestra; Concerto for 4 groups of instruments; Accordance, for 8 instruments; Songs (3) for soprano & chamber orchestra; Ziji, for clarinet, horn, string trio & piano; R...
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; Cleveland Orchestra; London Sinfonietta
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20/21  Carter: Symphonia, Clarinet Concerto / Knussen, et al
20/21 Carter: Symphonia, Clarinet Concerto / Knussen, et al

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2012-11-28

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

British conductor Oliver Knussen returns to DG's landmark "20/21" series following the success of his Takemitsu "Quotation of Dream" recording with two world premiere recordings...continue...
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20/21 - Lindberg: Aura, Engine / Knussen, London Sinfonietta
20/21 - Lindberg: Aura, Engine / Knussen, London Sinfonietta

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2012-11-22

Works: Magnus Lindberg: Aura, in memoriam Witold Lutoslawski, for orchestra; Engine
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

Magnus Lindberg, a 42-year-old Finnish composer, is a force to be reckoned with in the 21st century. "Aura" is a powerful, unrelenting work that is...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 Recordings / 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 (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel; Night on Bald Mountain (Noch' na Lïsoy gore), symphonic poem, edited by Rimsky-Kor...
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 Recordings / 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 Recordings / 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 T.; 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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Mussorgsky/Stokowski: Pictures at an Exhibition, etc/Knussen
Mussorgsky/Stokowski: Pictures at an Exhibition, etc/Knussen

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2010-12-17

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrations other than Ravel's; Boris Godunov; Khovanshchina; Night on Bald Mountain (Noch' na Lïsoy g...
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra

Stokowski's transcriptions are valid as works in their own right, andfor Oliver Knussen, the conjunction of Stokowski and Mussorgsky produces a third composer, who doesn't...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, Siân; Neidich, Charles; Nelson, Jon [Composer/Trumpet]; Owen, Martin; Price, Edward; Purvis,...
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 Import / 2009-11-24

Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Taverner, opera in 2 acts, J. 92
Performers: Chance, Michael [Countertenor Vocal]; Graham-Hall, John; Hall, Peter; Hayes, Quentin; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Kimm, Fiona; Pruslin, Stephen; Richardson, Stephen [Bass...
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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Oliver Knussen: Where the Wild Things Are & Higglety Pigglety Pop! (Libretti: M. Sendak / Glyndebourne Festival Opera; London Sinfonietta; Knussen [DVD]
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 / 2009-06-30

Works: 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...
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20/21 - Del Tredici: Vintage Alice, Syzygy, etc / L. Shelton
20/21 - Del Tredici: Vintage Alice, Syzygy, etc / L. Shelton

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2009-05-13

Works: David Del Tredici: Syzygy, for soprano & orchestra; Songs (4) on Poems of James Joyce, for voice & piano; Songs (2) on Poems of James Joyce (from Pomes Penyeach), for voice & piano; Vintage Alice, Fa...
Performers: Dekkers, Miny; Del Tredici, David [Composer]; Hans Wesseling; Harshagen, Jan; Michael van Dijk; Oostrom, Leo Van; Rijke, Helenus de; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Vos, Wim; Wiersma, Peppie
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble

"The big pieces were recorded in Europe in 1993-94, the songs in New York in 1997. This important program recalls this remarkable composer's early career...continue...
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Echo 20/21  Knussen: Horn Concerto, Whitman Settings, etc
Echo 20/21 Knussen: Horn Concerto, Whitman Settings, etc

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2009-04-16

Works: Oliver Knussen: Flourish with Fireworks, Op. 22; The Way to Castle Yonder, Pot-pourri for orchestra after the opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!, Op 21a; Organa (2), for large ensemble, Op 27; Concerto for...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Gould, Clio; Kampen, Christopher van; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Silverthorne, Paul; Tuckwell, Barry [French Horn]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

The wide range of color of these pieces extends from Flourish with Fireworks to a potpourri from Higglety Pigglety Pop!, the Whitman Setting, Op. 25a...continue...
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DGGI DG474322
Matthews: Broken Symmetry, etc / Knussen, London Sinfonietta
Matthews: Broken Symmetry, etc / Knussen, London Sinfonietta

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2009-03-05

Works: Colin Matthews: Fourth sonata for orchestra; Suns Dance, for 10 players; Broken Symmetry, for large orchestra
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; London Sinfonietta members
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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 [Piano/Conductor]; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norm...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Paavo, Järvi; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble
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WRNC 175262C
Knussen conducts Knussen / Tuckwell, Shelton, London Sinf
Knussen conducts Knussen / Tuckwell, Shelton, London Sinf

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2008-11-13

Works: Oliver Knussen: Flourish with Fireworks, Op. 22; The Way to Castle Yonder, Pot-pourri for orchestra after the opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!, Op 21a; Organa (2), for large ensemble, Op 27; Concerto for...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Gould, Clio; Kampen, Christopher van; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Silverthorne, Paul; Tuckwell, Barry [French Horn]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

"...The 'Flourish', written for Michael Tilson Thomas's first concert as Musical Director of the LSO, has lyrical substance as well as the appropriate 'occasional' brilliance...The...continue...
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Copland: Grohg, Prelude, Hear Ye! Hear Ye! / Oliver Knussen
Copland: Grohg, Prelude, Hear Ye! Hear Ye! / Oliver Knussen

1 CD / Decca Import / 2008-10-02

Works: Aaron Copland: Grogh, ballet in 1 scene; Prelude for chamber orchestra (arr. from Symphony for Organ & Orchestra); Tempo di Tango
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra; London Sinfonietta
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DECI ARG443203
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss, etc / Knussen, Shelton
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss, etc / Knussen, Shelton

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2008-09-18

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Faun & Shepherdess, song suite (3) for voice & orchestra, Op. 2; Le baiser de la fée (The Fairy's Kiss), ballet in 4 scenes for orchestra; Ode
Performers: Cohen, Franklin; Geber, Stephen; King, Richard [French Horn]; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Smith, Joshua; Wellbaum, Lisa
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra

"When performed this well The Fairy's Kiss is a dazzling conjuring trick; once you've worked out how it's done you'll have learned a lot about...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 Recordings / 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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NMC 149
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 / 2008-07-01

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
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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LONS 1-2007
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 [Viola]...
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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NXS 8559345
Best of British from the BBC Proms 2007 - Delius, Elgar, etc
Best of British from the BBC Proms 2007 - Delius, Elgar, etc

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2008-01-22

Works: William Walton: Portsmouth Point; Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Frederick Delius: A Song of Summer, for orchestra, RT vi/26; Oliver Knussen: Concerto for Violin; M...
Performers: Dukes, Philip; Hope, Daniel [Violin]; Josefowicz, Leila; Poltera, Christian; Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]
Conductors: Belohlávek, Jirí; Davis, Andrew; Knussen, Oliver; Jackson, Stephen

This special priced two-CD set features selected highlights from the 2007 Proms season, compiled to a survey of the best of British music from the...continue...

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DGGI 1061002
The British Music Collection - Turnage: Some Days, etc
The British Music Collection - Turnage: Some Days, etc

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-01-09

Works: Mark-Anthony Turnage: Some Days, for mezzo-soprano & orchestra (or orchestra); Your Rockaby, mini concerto for saxophone & orchestra; Night Dances, for chamber group & orchestra; Dispelling the Fears...
Performers: Clarey, Cynthia; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Dierksen, Uwe; Erskine, Peter; Forman, William; Hardenberger, Håkan [Trumpet]; Hulse, Gareth; Nockles, Bruce; Ollu, Franck; Robertson, Martin; Scof...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard; Davis, Andrew; Knussen, Oliver; Harding, Daniel; Rundel, Peter
Ensemble: ; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt); London Sinfonietta; Philharmonia Orchestra
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DECI LON468814
Stravinsky: The Flood, etc;  Wuorinen: Reliquary / Knussen
Stravinsky: The Flood, etc; Wuorinen: Reliquary / Knussen

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2007-04-18

Works: Igor Stravinsky: The Flood, musical play for 3 vocal soloists, narrator, caller, speakers, chorus & orchestra; Abraham and Isaac, sacred ballad for voice & chamber orchestra; Variations; Requiem Cant...
Performers: Berkeley, Michael; Bernard Jacobson; Crayford, Marcia; Hall, Peter; Johnson, Peter [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Mary Power; Richardson, Stephen [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Townsen...
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; New London Chamber Chorus Men
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DGGI DG447068
Ruth Crawford Seeger - Portrait / Knussen, Shelton, De Leeuw
Ruth Crawford Seeger - Portrait / Knussen, Shelton, De Leeuw

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2007-04-17

Works: Ruth Crawford Seeger: Music for Small Orchestra; Three Chants, for women's chorus; Piano Study in Mixed Accents, for piano; Three Songs on Poems by Carl Sandburg, for voice, oboe, piano & percussion ...
Performers: Dullaert, Hans; Hulst, Heleen; Jurriaanse, Govert; Karin Dolman; Kooten, Marijke Van; Leeuw, Reinbert de [Conductor/Piano]; Marieke Schut; Pitt, Amanda; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Snijders, John;...
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver; Wood, James
Ensemble: Schoenberg Ensemble

"Ruth Crawford Seeger's output may be numerically slender, but the 15 or so 'acknowledged' pieces resonate with extraordinary force. Experimental yet remarkably surefooted they constitute...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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LONS 42006
J. Anderson: Book of Hours, Symphony, etc / Oramo, Knussen
J. Anderson: Book of Hours, Symphony, etc / Oramo, Knussen

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 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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LONS 4-2006
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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LONS 3-2006
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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BDG 9184
Ancora - Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time, etc / Howarth
Ancora - Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time, etc / Howarth

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 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 / 2004-07-01

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 Recordings / 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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NMC 096
Goehr: Romanza, Sinfonia, etc /Knussen, Atherton, Welsh, etc
Goehr: Romanza, Sinfonia, etc /Knussen, Atherton, Welsh, etc

2 CD / NMC Recordings / 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 Import / 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 Recordings / 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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