Brett Dean

Born 23 October 1961
Brett Dean
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1961-10-23
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Brett Dean

Brett Dean Biography (BBC)

Brett Dean was a permanent member of the viola section of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 1985 until 1999, when he returned to live and work as a composer in his native Australia.

Born in 1961, he studied in Brisbane and graduated as Student of the Year from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 1982. For four seasons he occupied the principal's chair of the Queensland and Australian Youth Orchestras, and made many solo appearances as a viola-player around the Asian side of the Pacific Rim - among them, the Chinese premiere of Walton's Viola Concerto in Beijing.

Dean's composing career began in the late 1980s. His first opportunities arose in Australia, where he wrote and improvised scores for the ABC and independent film-makers. Soon he was receiving commissions from Youth Music Australia and for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, including Ariel's Music (1995) for clarinet and orchestra. By 1996 he was being asked to compose for members and sections of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and since Twelve Angry Men has also produced Three Pieces for the eight horns. More widely in Europe, he has written for both the pianist Imogen Cooper and the Netherlands Dance Theatre

(a score for Jiri Kylian's 1998 three-act ballet One of a Kind), and also created Hundreds and Thousands, a sound installation for Berlin's celebrations of the turn of the millennium.

Carlo (1997), scored for strings, sampler and tape and integrating extracts from a madrigal by Carlo Gesualdo, has been taken up by both the London Sinfonietta and the Berlin Philharmonic (under Sir Simon Rattle) since its premiere by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Drama and virtuosity are the prime characteristics of Dean's concise but steadily growing catalogue. At the same time he has continued his solo appearances as a viola-player, particularly on the European contemporary music circuit, where he has given more than 50 premieres, while his recordings range from viola concertos by Hindemith and Benjamin Frankel to string quintets by Bruckner and Brahms with the Brandis Quartet.

He received the 1999 International Rostrum of Composers Award, and his 25-minute orchestral work Beggars and Angels was premiered by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Markus Stenz in November before being taken on a European tour at the start of 2000. Game Over, a work written jointly for the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Bang-on-a-Can All-Stars, was played at the Sydney Opera House as part of the city's Olympic Festival in 2000, while Winter Songs, a cycle for the tenor Philip Langridge with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, was premiered in 2001.

Brett Dean Biography (Wikipedia)

Brett Dean (born 23 October 1961 in Brisbane) is a contemporary Australian composer, violist and conductor.

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Brett Dean Tracks

Brett Dean
Carlo For Strings And Sampler (opening)
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Carlo For Strings And Sampler (opening)

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'Cast thy night colour off' and 'Wring from him the cause' (Gertrude Fragments)
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'Cast thy night colour off' and 'Wring from him the cause' (Gertrude Fragments)
Brett Dean
String Quartet No.2 "And once I played Ophelia" First movement
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String Quartet No.2 "And once I played Ophelia" First movement
Brett Dean
Approach - Prelude To A Canon
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Approach - Prelude To A Canon
Brett Dean
Signum 140
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Signum 140
Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
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Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
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Approach (Prelude to a Canon)
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Approach (Prelude to a Canon)
Brett Dean
Dispersal (Three Memorials)
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Dispersal (Three Memorials)
Brett Dean
Testament
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Testament
Elena Kats‐Chernin
Memorial Rag
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Memorial Rag
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Three Caprichos after Goya
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Three Caprichos after Goya
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Komarov's Fall
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Komarov's Fall
Brett Dean
From Melodious Lay (A Hamlet Diffraction)
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From Melodious Lay (A Hamlet Diffraction)
Brett Dean
Carlo for Strings and Sampler (Final Section)
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Carlo for Strings and Sampler (Final Section)
Helen Grime
Quartet
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Quartet

Quartet

Composer
Performer
Florian Donderer
Anna Carewe
Ensemble
Berlin Oboe Quartet
Brett Dean
Knocking at the Hellgate (BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17)
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Knocking at the Hellgate (BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17)
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No.8 in E Minor, Op.59, No.2: II. Adagio molto e mesto
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String Quartet No.8 in E Minor, Op.59, No.2: II. Adagio molto e mesto
Brett Dean
Dramatis Personae (Proms 2015)
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Dramatis Personae (Proms 2015)
Brett Dean
Dramatis personae
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Dramatis personae

Dramatis personae

Composer
Orchestra
BBC Scottish S O
Conductor
Michael Francis
Brett Dean
Pastoral Symphony (Proms 2015)
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Pastoral Symphony (Proms 2015)
Brett Dean
String Quartet No.2 "And I once played Ophelia" 1st movement
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String Quartet No.2 "And I once played Ophelia" 1st movement
Brett Dean
Three Memorials: Dispersal; Ceremonial; Komarov's fall
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Three Memorials: Dispersal; Ceremonial; Komarov's fall
Brett Dean
Carlo for strings and chorus
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Carlo for strings and chorus

Carlo for strings and chorus

Composer
Choir
BBC Singers
Conductor
David Robertson
Brett Dean
Carlo For Strings And Sampler
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Carlo For Strings And Sampler
Brett Dean
Polysomnography
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Polysomnography

Polysomnography

Composer
Ensemble
Guildhall New Music Ensemble
Brett Dean
Now comes the dawn
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Now comes the dawn

Now comes the dawn

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Choir
BBC Singers
Conductor
Matthew Hamilton
Brett Dean
Was it a voice?
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Was it a voice?

Was it a voice?

Composer
Choir
BBC Singers
Conductor
Matthew Hamilton
Brett Dean
Concedas, Domine for chorus
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Concedas, Domine for chorus

Concedas, Domine for chorus

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Choir
BBC Singers
Conductor
Matthew Hamilton
Brett Dean
Testament for 12 violas
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Testament for 12 violas
Brett Dean
Dramatis Personae
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Dramatis Personae
Brett Dean
Epitaphs for String Quintet (iv. & v.)
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Epitaphs for String Quintet (iv. & v.)
Brett Dean
Dramatis Personae
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Dramatis Personae
Brett Dean
Dramatis personae for trumpet and orchestra
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Dramatis personae for trumpet and orchestra
Brett Dean
Pastoral Symphony
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Pastoral Symphony
Brett Dean
Pastoral Symphony
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Pastoral Symphony
Brett Dean
Bliss - Opera In 3 Acts (Act 3 scene 5 In Elysium)
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Bliss - Opera In 3 Acts (Act 3 scene 5 In Elysium)

Bliss - Opera In 3 Acts (Act 3 scene 5 In Elysium)

Composer
Singer
Orchestra
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Conductor
Last played on
Brett Dean
The Lost Art Of Letter Writing - (iii. Vienna 1886)
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The Lost Art Of Letter Writing - (iii. Vienna 1886)
Brett Dean
Concerto For Viola And Orchestra (ii. Pursuit)
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Concerto For Viola And Orchestra (ii. Pursuit)
Brett Dean
Carlo For Strings And Sampler (opening)
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Carlo For Strings And Sampler (opening)
Brett Dean
Ariel's Music For Orchestra (II. Circumstances)
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Ariel's Music For Orchestra (II. Circumstances)

Ariel's Music For Orchestra (II. Circumstances)

Composer
Performer
Paul Dean
Orchestra
Melbourne S O
Conductor
Last played on
Brett Dean
Pastoral Symphony (Opening)
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Pastoral Symphony (Opening)
Brett Dean
Dramatis Personae
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Dramatis Personae
Brett Dean
The Last Days of Socrates
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The Last Days of Socrates
Brett Dean
The last days of Socrates (excerpts)
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The last days of Socrates (excerpts)
Brett Dean
Testament
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Testament
Brett Dean
Electric Preludes
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Electric Preludes
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Upcoming BBC Events

Proms 2019: Prom 35: Enigma Variations
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 30: Brandenburg Concertos Project – 2
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 30: Brandenburg Concertos Project – 2

Proms 2018: Prom 30: Brandenburg Concertos Project – 2

Royal Albert Hall
BBC SO 2015-16 Season: Sakari Oramo conducts Elgar Symphony No. 1
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Barbican, London
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2016
BBC SO 2015-16 Season: Sakari Oramo conducts Elgar Symphony No. 1

BBC SO 2015-16 Season: Sakari Oramo conducts Elgar Symphony No. 1

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BBC SO 2015-16 Season: BBC SO Plus
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Barbican, London
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Apr
2016
BBC SO 2015-16 Season: BBC SO Plus

BBC SO 2015-16 Season: BBC SO Plus

Barbican, London
Be in the Audience: Brett Dean conducts Brett Dean
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Maida Vale Studios
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Apr
2016
Be in the Audience: Brett Dean conducts Brett Dean

Be in the Audience: Brett Dean conducts Brett Dean

Maida Vale Studios

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