Oliver Knussen

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Oliver Knussen has been composing and conducting in a variety of genres since the premiere of his First Symphony when he was fifteen.
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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
Coursing for chamber orchestra, Op. 17 1979 Orchestral
Music for a Puppet Court for 2 chamber orchestras, Op. 11 1972 Orchestral
Flourish with Fireworks, for orchestra, Op. 22 1988 Orchestral
The Way to Castle Yonder, Pot-pourri for orchestra after the opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!, Op 21a 1988 Orchestral
Hums and Songs of Winnie-the-Pooh, Op. 6 Vocal Music
Cantata for oboe & string trio (Triptych, Part 3), Op. 15 Chamber Music
Ophelia's Last Dance, for piano, Op. 32 2010 Keyboard
Whitman Settings, for voice & piano, Op. 25 Vocal Music
Prayer Bell Sketch, for piano, Op.29 Keyboard
Songs without Voices, Op 26 Choral
Océan de terre, Op 10 Vocal Music
Whitman Settings, for soprano & orchestra, Op. 25a 1992 Vocal Music
Four Late Poems and an Epigram of Rainer Maria Rilke, Op 23 Vocal Music
Violin Concerto 2002 Concerto
Trumpets for soprano & 3 clarinets, Op 12 Vocal Music
Ophelia Dances for orchestra, Book 1, Op 13 Orchestral
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