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Proms at … Cadogan Hall 8: Tribute to Oliver Knussen

Live BBC Proms. The newly formed Knussen Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth, pay tribute to Oliver Knussen in works by Birtwistle, Abrahamsen and Freya Waley-Cohen.

Live at BBC Proms: the newly-formed Knussen Chamber Orchestra and conductor Ryan Wigglesworth pay tribute to Oliver Knussen, in works by Birtwistle, Abrahamsen and Freya Waley-Cohen.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Oliver Knussen
… upon one note – Fantasia after Purcell

Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Fantasia upon all the notes

Freya Waley-Cohen
new work
BBC commission: world premiere

Oliver Knussen
Study for 'Metamorphosis'

Hans Abrahamsen
Herbstlied

Alastair Putt
Halazuni

Oliver Knussen
Songs without Voices

Knussen Chamber Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor)

The final concert in this year’s Proms at … Cadogan Hall series, tracing over 800 years of music history, brings us from the late 20th century right up to the present day.

A giant of British contemporary music, composer Oliver Knussen is celebrated a year on from his death in a special performance by the newly formed Knussen Chamber Orchestra. Made up of orchestral principals and rising young musicians from across the UK, the ensemble is conducted by Knussen’s protégé Ryan Wigglesworth.

Knussen’s own Purcell-inspired … upon one note, lyrical Songs without Voices and Study for ‘Metamorphosis’ for solo bassoon are framed by works from Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Alastair Putt and a newly commissioned work by Freya Waley-Cohen.

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57 minutes

Music Played

  • Oliver Knussen

    ... upon one note - Fantasia after Purcell

    Ensemble: Knussen Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Fantasia upon all the notes

    Ensemble: Knussen Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
  • Freya Waley-Cohen

    Naiad

    Ensemble: Knussen Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
  • Hans Abrahamsen

    Herbstlied

    Ensemble: Knussen Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
  • Alastair Putt

    Halazuni

    Ensemble: Knussen Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Songs without Voices

    Ensemble: Knussen Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.

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