Oliver Knussen

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Oliver Knussen has composed and conducted in a variety of genres since the premiere of his First Symphony when he was 15.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Where the Wild Things Are, opera, Op. 20 1979 Opera
Higglety Pigglety Pop, opera, Op. 21 1983 Opera
Variations for piano, Op. 24 1989 Keyboard
Symphony No. 3, Op. 18 1973 Symphony
Music for a Puppet Court for 2 chamber orchestras, Op. 11 1972 Orchestral
Coursing for chamber orchestra, Op. 17 1979 Orchestral
Flourish with Fireworks, for orchestra, Op. 22 1988 Orchestral
Whitman Settings, for voice & piano, Op. 25 Vocal Music
Prayer Bell Sketch, for piano, Op.29 Keyboard
The Way to Castle Yonder, Pot-pourri for orchestra after the opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!, Op 21a 1988 Orchestral
Cantata for oboe & string trio (Triptych, Part 3), Op. 15 Chamber Music
Hums and Songs of Winnie-the-Pooh, Op. 6 Vocal Music
Ophelia's Last Dance, for piano, Op. 32 2010 Keyboard
Little Fantasies (3) for wind quintet (or orchestra), Op. 6a Orchestral
Whitman Settings, for soprano & orchestra, Op. 25a 1992 Vocal Music
Ophelia Dances for orchestra, Book 1, Op 13 Orchestral
Four Late Poems and an Epigram of Rainer Maria Rilke, Op 23 Vocal Music
Violin Concerto 2002 Concerto
Symphony No. 2 for soprano & orchestra, Op. 7 1970 Vocal Music
Océan de terre, Op 10 Vocal Music
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