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Classical & Opera

Thomas Ades by Nicola Jennings

Composer Nicola Jennings

Total Immersion: Thea

The BBCSO's latest Total Immersion programme, honouring Thea Musgrave, confirmed her as one of Britain's most individual - and underappreciated - composers, says John Allison

Total Immersion: Thea Musgrave - review

Barbican, London The BBC's three concerts devoted to Thea Musgrave emphasised concepts of narrative, conflict and action in her work Thea Musgrave 's output is much concerned with what she has called the search for "vivid dramatic forms for abstract m

Thomas: Aureole; Words of the Sea; In My Sky at Twilight; Terpsichore's Dream, etc - review

Brandes/Chicago SO/MusicNOW Ensemble/Boulez/Knussen (Nimbus Alliance) For nine years from 1997, Augusta Read Thomas was composer-in-residence with the Chicago Symphony, and three of the pieces on this disc were composed either for that great orchestra

Thomas: Aureole; Words of the Sea; In My Sky at Twilight; Terpsichore's Dream, etc - review

Brandes/Chicago SO/MusicNOW Ensemble/Boulez/Knussen (Nimbus Alliance) For nine years from 1997, Augusta Read Thomas was composer-in-residence with the Chicago Symphony, and three of the pieces on this disc were composed either for that great orchestra

Thomas: Aureole; Words of the Sea; In My Sky at Twilight; Terpsichore's Dream, etc - review

Brandes/Chicago SO/MusicNOW Ensemble/Boulez/Knussen (Nimbus Alliance) For nine years from 1997, Augusta Read Thomas was composer-in-residence with the Chicago Symphony, and three of the pieces on this disc were composed either for that great orchestra

Battistelli: L'Imbalsamatore - review

Massiai/Icarus Ensemble/Angius (Stradivarius) Giorgio Battistelli 's monodrama for actor and ensemble was first seen at the Almeida festival in London in 2002 . Commissioned to mark Ian McDiarmid's departure as the Almeida's artistic director, and per

Apartment House: Live - Wigmore Hall

Royal Philharmonic Society Award-winning Apartment House, formed by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995, is securely established among Britain’s leading specialists in avant-garde and experimental music. Its programmes take audiences on thrilling jour