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Robert Simpson

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Robert Simpson

Robert Simpson has been played on NTS in shows including Tafelmusik w/ Francesco Fusaro, featured first on 28 March 2017. Songs played include Four².

Robert Simpson (1921-1997) was arguably Britain's most important composer since Vaughan Williams; he was certainly one of the century's most powerful and original symphonists anywhere. He completed 11 symphonies, concertos for violin, piano, flute and cello, 15 string quartets, and two choral compositions. Simpson used those large-scale forms to grapple with particular compositional problems, often with considerable ingenuity. Most employ the structural principle that makes his music so singularly compelling: the tension between opposing tonalities - a reflection, perhaps, of the…

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Four²
Morton Feldman, Erik Satie, John Cage, Kim Kashkashian, Sarah Rothenberg, Steven Schick, Houston Chamber Choir, Robert Simpson
ECM New Series2015
Four²
Morton Feldman, Erik Satie, John Cage, Kim Kashkashian, Sarah Rothenberg, Steven Schick, Houston Chamber Choir, Robert SimpsonECM New Series2015
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