The first of three concerts celebrating composer and conductor Oliver Knussen.

We present three concerts over the course of a day celebrating the great composer and conductor Oliver Knussen, a figure at the heart of the Aldeburgh Festival for many decades, in the month that would have seen his 70th birthday. In addition to Knussen’s music, the programmes feature music by composers who were particularly close to him, including special musical tributes for solo cello by his close composer friends and colleagues.

All the performers have connections to Knussen as a composer and conductor, and the three concerts together form an introduction to his world and an upbeat to the evening’s BBC Symphony Orchestra concert.

Oliver Knussen:
Reflection (8)
Toru Takemitsu:
Rain Tree Sketch (3)
Hans Werner Henze:
Olly on the shore (2)
Esa-Pekka Salonen:
New piece for solo cello (first performance) (4)
Tansy Davies:
New piece for solo cello (first performance) (4)
Oliver Knussen:
Ophelia’s Last Dance (10)
Detlev Glanert:
Little Letter for Olly (first performance) (5)
Julian Anderson:
Maisema (first UK performance) (4)
Elliott Carter:
La Musique (2)
Elliott Carter:
Mnemosyné for violin (2)
Charlotte Bray:
New piece for solo cello (first performance) (4)
Colin Matthews:
Three Fragments (first UK performance) (6)
Modest Mussorgsky:
Cum mortuis (3)
Modest Mussorgsky:
Songs (11)

Claire Booth soprano
Tamsin Waley-Cohen
Anssi Karttunen cello
Huw Watkin
s piano
Christopher Glynn piano

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