RIP Oliver Knussen (1952-2018)

Saddened to learn of the passing of composer and conductor Oliver Knussen. One of the truly great musicians of our time, Knussen had received an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music, where he was Richard Rodney Bennett Professor of Music, just a few days ago. A renowned pedagogue as well as a superlative conductorContinue reading “RIP Oliver Knussen (1952-2018)”

Charlotte Bray: “At the Speed of Stillness”

At the Speed of Stillness Charlotte Bray NMC Recordings CD NMC D202 Claire Booth, soprano; Lucy Schaufer, mezzo-soprano; Alexandra Wood, violin; Andrew Matthews-Owen, piano; Huw Watkins, piano; Aldeburgh World Symphony, Sir Mark Elder, conductor; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Oliver Knussen, conductor   Charlotte Bray’s music displays steely determination and an expansively colorful textural palette. Her NMCContinue reading “Charlotte Bray: “At the Speed of Stillness””