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Oliver  Knussen

Born: June 12th, 1952
Died: July 8th, 2018
Country of origin: United Kingdom
One of the world’s most eminent composer-conductors, Oliver Knussen (1952–2018) was born in Glasgow, grew up near London (where his father was principal Double Bass of the London Symphony Orchestra) and lived in Suffolk.

The recipient of many honours and awards, including the Nemmers Prize (2006) and the Royal Philharmonic Society Conductor Award (2009), he served as Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival (1983–98), Head of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center (1986–93), Principal Guest Conductor of the Hague Residentie Orchestra (1993–97), Music Director of the London Sinfonietta (1998–2002), Artist-in-Association with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (2006-18) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (2009–14), and Richard Rodney Bennett Professor at the Royal Academy of Music (2014–18). He was appointed CBE in 1994 and received the Queen’s Medal for Music in 2015.

Together with Colin Matthews he founded the Composition and Performance courses at the Britten-Pears School in 1992. In his later years he was invited for residencies at the Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, and the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

Among his best-known works are the operas Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop!, written in collaboration with Maurice Sendak, as well as three Symphonies, concertos for Horn and Violin, and many smaller-scale instrumental and vocal works including Ophelia Dances, Coursing, Songs without Voices, Two Organa and Requiem: Songs for Sue. His 60th birthday was celebrated with special events in Aldeburgh, Amsterdam, Birmingham, London and Tanglewood, and in 2016 his work was the subject of a retrospective Composer Festival given by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. He recorded more than 60 CDs.

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  1. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: VIII. No hubo remedio - (02:32 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: VIII. No hubo remedio - (02:32 min.)

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    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
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  2. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: I. Nadie se conoce  - (02:22 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: I. Nadie se conoce - (02:22 min.)

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    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
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    Order No. : WER 73442 Q51102
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  3. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: II. Tal para qual  - (01:37 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: II. Tal para qual - (01:37 min.)

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    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
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    Order No. : WER 73442 Q51103
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  4. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: III. El sueño de la razón produce monstruos  - (01:31 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: III. El sueño de la razón produce monstruos - (01:31 min.)

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    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
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  5. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: IV. ¿Quién más rendido? - (01:05 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: IV. ¿Quién más rendido? - (01:05 min.)

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    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
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  6. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: V. El sí pronuncian y la mano alargan al primero que llega - (00:59 min.)
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  7. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: VI. ¿De qué mal morirá? - (01:37 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: VI. ¿De qué mal morirá? - (01:37 min.)

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    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
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  8. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: IX. Linda maestra! - (02:38 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: IX. Linda maestra! - (02:38 min.)

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    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
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  9. Englische Liebeslieder: I. Ruhig, verhalten - (02:56 min.)

    Englische Liebeslieder: I. Ruhig, verhalten - (02:56 min.)

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    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
    Interpreter : Karttunen, Anssi
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  10. Englische Liebeslieder: II. Viertel = 72 - (03:31 min.)

    Englische Liebeslieder: II. Viertel = 72 - (03:31 min.)

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    Interpreter : Karttunen, Anssi
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One of the world’s most eminent composer-conductors, Oliver Knussen (1952–2018) was born in Glasgow, grew up near London (where his father was principal Double Bass of the London Symphony Orchestra) and lived in Suffolk.

The recipient of many honours and awards, including the Nemmers Prize (2006) and the Royal Philharmonic Society Conductor Award (2009), he served as Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival (1983–98), Head of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center (1986–93), Principal Guest Conductor of the Hague Residentie Orchestra (1993–97), Music Director of the London Sinfonietta (1998–2002), Artist-in-Association with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (2006-18) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (2009–14), and Richard Rodney Bennett Professor at the Royal Academy of Music (2014–18). He was appointed CBE in 1994 and received the Queen’s Medal for Music in 2015.

Together with Colin Matthews he founded the Composition and Performance courses at the Britten-Pears School in 1992. In his later years he was invited for residencies at the Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, and the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

Among his best-known works are the operas Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop!, written in collaboration with Maurice Sendak, as well as three Symphonies, concertos for Horn and Violin, and many smaller-scale instrumental and vocal works including Ophelia Dances, Coursing, Songs without Voices, Two Organa and Requiem: Songs for Sue. His 60th birthday was celebrated with special events in Aldeburgh, Amsterdam, Birmingham, London and Tanglewood, and in 2016 his work was the subject of a retrospective Composer Festival given by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. He recorded more than 60 CDs.
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  1. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: VIII. No hubo remedio - (02:32 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: VIII. No hubo remedio - (02:32 min.)

    Download Edition
    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
    Edition : Audio (mp3)
    Order No. : WER 73442 Q51101
    €0.99  *
  2. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: I. Nadie se conoce  - (02:22 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: I. Nadie se conoce - (02:22 min.)

    Download Edition
    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
    Edition : Audio (mp3)
    Order No. : WER 73442 Q51102
    €0.99  *
  3. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: II. Tal para qual  - (01:37 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: II. Tal para qual - (01:37 min.)

    Download Edition
    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
    Edition : Audio (mp3)
    Order No. : WER 73442 Q51103
    €0.99  *
  4. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: III. El sueño de la razón produce monstruos  - (01:31 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: III. El sueño de la razón produce monstruos - (01:31 min.)

    Download Edition
    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
    Edition : Audio (mp3)
    Order No. : WER 73442 Q51104
    €0.99  *
  5. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: IV. ¿Quién más rendido? - (01:05 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: IV. ¿Quién más rendido? - (01:05 min.)

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    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
    Edition : Audio (mp3)
    Order No. : WER 73442 Q51105
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  6. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: V. El sí pronuncian y la mano alargan al primero que llega - (00:59 min.)
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  7. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: VI. ¿De qué mal morirá? - (01:37 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: VI. ¿De qué mal morirá? - (01:37 min.)

    Download Edition
    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
    Edition : Audio (mp3)
    Order No. : WER 73442 Q51107
    €0.99  *
  8. Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: IX. Linda maestra! - (02:38 min.)

    Los Caprichos. Fantasia per orchestra: IX. Linda maestra! - (02:38 min.)

    Download Edition
    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
    Edition : Audio (mp3)
    Order No. : WER 73442 Q51112
    €0.99  *
  9. Englische Liebeslieder: I. Ruhig, verhalten - (02:56 min.)

    Englische Liebeslieder: I. Ruhig, verhalten - (02:56 min.)

    Download Edition
    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
    Interpreter : Karttunen, Anssi
    Edition : Audio (mp3)
    Order No. : WER 73442 Q51114
    €0.99  *
  10. Englische Liebeslieder: II. Viertel = 72 - (03:31 min.)

    Englische Liebeslieder: II. Viertel = 72 - (03:31 min.)

    Download Edition
    Composer : Henze, Hans Werner
    Interpreter : Karttunen, Anssi
    Edition : Audio (mp3)
    Order No. : WER 73442 Q51115
    €0.99  *

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