Knussen: Symphonies No. 2 & 3

Philharmonia Orchestra

This reissue celebrates composer/conductor Oliver Knussen's 60th birthday.

No figure in British contemporary music is more respected than Oliver Knussen.

- The Guardian

Works include the luminous Second Symphony, which takes the form of a 17-minute song cycle to texts of Georg Trakl and Sylvia Plath and Symphony No. 3, a symphonic poem about Shakespeare’s Ophelia, conducted by New World Symphony Founder/Artistic Director and San Francisco Symphony Music Director, Michael Tilson Thomas.

Track listing:

1-3. Symphony No. 3, Op. 18
4. Trumpets, for soprano and 3 clarinets Op. 12
5. Ophelia Dances, Book 1 Op. 13
6. Coursing, for chamber orchestra, Op. 17
7. Cantata, for oboe and string trio, Op. 15
8-11. Symphony No. 2, for soprano and chamber orchestra, Op. 7

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