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Composer of the Week: Knussen


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4: Fantasies, Operatic and Otherwise
Oliver Knussen 's two operas, Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop!, settings of the children's books by Maurice Sendak , were hailed as one of the most engaging operatic achievements of our time. Today Knussen joins Donald Macleod to discuss the operas, a song cycle and a tone poem derived from them, and the Horn Concerto.
Fanfares for Tanglewood
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Where the Wild Things Are (excerpts)
Lisa Saffer (soprano), London Sinfonietta conducted by the Composer Songs and a Sea Interlude
Rosemary Hardy (soprano), London
Sinfonietta conducted bythe Composer The Way to Castle Yonder
London Sinfonietta conducted by the Composer
Horn Concerto Barry Tuckwell , London Sinfonietta conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Oliver Knussen
Unknown: Maurice Sendak
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Soprano: Lisa Saffer
Soprano: Rosemary Hardy
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell

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Composer of the Week: Knussen

BBC Radio 3, 13 June 2002 9.00

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