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Oliver Knussen

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Oliver Knussen

Oliver Knussen has been played on NTS shows including guests, with Music For Small Orchestra first played on 15 January 2016.

Oliver Knussen (Stuart Oliver Knussen, Glasgow, Scotland, June 12, 1952 – 8 July 2018) was a Scottish composer and conductor.

He began composing at about the age of six, but it was an ITV programme about his father's work with the London Symphony Orchestra that prompted the commissioning for his first symphony (1966-1967). Aged 15, Knussen stepped in to conduct his symphony's première at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 7 April 1968 after István Kertész fell ill. After that debut, Daniel Barenboim asked him…

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Music For Small Orchestra
Ruth Crawford Seeger, Oliver Knussen, Lucy Shelton, Reinbert de Leeuw, New London Chamber Choir, James Wood, Schönberg Ensemble
Deutsche Grammophon1997
Music For Small Orchestra
Ruth Crawford Seeger, Oliver Knussen, Lucy Shelton, Reinbert de Leeuw, New London Chamber Choir, James Wood, Schönberg EnsembleDeutsche Grammophon1997
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