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The first of two programmes exploring the music of composers born since 1945.
Oliver Knussen (b 1952) Coursing
Geoffrey King (6 1949) Die Treu ist hier
(first UK broadcast)
Elena Firsova (b 1950)
Chamber Concerto No 4 for horn and orchestra (first performance)
Alan Jay Yim (6 1958)
Geometry and Delirium (first UK broadcast)
Peter Lieberson (b 1946) Raising the Gaze
(first UK broadcast)
Betty Olivero (b 1954) Presenze
(first UK broadcast)
(Given on 18 March in the Queen Elizabeth Hall during a London Sinfonietta
'Explorations Weekend')


Unknown: Michael Thompson
Conducted By: Oliver Knussen
Conducted By: Oliver Knussen
Unknown: Elena Firsova
Unknown: Alan Jay Yim
Unknown: Peter Lieberson
Unknown: Betty Olivero
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall

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