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Royal Festival Hall
Wed, 30/04/14
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Michael Nyman: The Draughtsman's Contract Suite for orchestra; Violin Concerto No.1 (UK premiere) ; Saxophone Concerto (Where the bee dances); Symphony No.2 (UK premiere)

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs works by Michael Nyman on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The orchestra are conducted by Josep Vicent, who has worked extensively with Michael Nyman on several projects in recent years, including the recording of Symphony No.2. The soloists, John Harle on saxophone and Alexander Balansecu on violin, have previously performed in Michael Nyman's Band. The concert is introduced by BBC Radio 3's Petroc Trelawny.

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Artist Biography

Michael Nyman (born March 23, 1944) is a British minimalist composer, pianist, librettist and musicologist, perhaps best known for the many scores he wrote during his lengthy collaboration with the British filmmaker Peter Greenaway.Nyman, who had studied with the noted baroque music scholar Thurston Dart at King’s College London, drew frequently on...
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