‘One of Britain’s greatest living artists,’ says The Guardian of Oliver Knussen, ‘he has added beauty to the world.’ Now, in his 60th birthday year, we’re delighted to welcome him back to Birmingham for a concert that tingles with colour. Ravel’s sumptuous homage to Schubert and Berg’s Klimt-like Altenberg-Lieder (both written in 1912), together with Debussy’s gorgeous Nocturnes, provide a stunning setting for Knussen’s own extraordinary Whitman Settings, sung by the magnificent Claire Booth. Join us in celebrating a true living legend.
6.15pm Pre-concert talk: Knussen conducts Knussen
Anthony Burton introduces tonight’s multi-faceted programme.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen conductor
Claire Booth soprano
CBSO Youth Chorus
Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales 20’
Knussen Whitman Settings 12’
Berg Altenberg-Lieder 11’
Debussy Nocturnes 26’
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