What You Need To Know: Oliver Knussen
Learn more about the famous composer from a panel of experts, hosted by his daughter Sonya Knussen and the Southbank Centre's Director of Music, Gillian Moore CBE.
Kicking off a day dedicated to the legendary composer and conductor with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, this roundtable discussion talks all things Oliver Knussen.
Composers who have studied with Knussen and who were influenced by his work and guidance – Mark-Anthony Turnage, Colin Matthews, Julian Anderson, Freya Waley-Cohen and Zoë Martlew – and Southbank Centre's own Gillian Moore dissect their favourite works by Knussen, including all the works in the 7.30pm London Philharmonic Orchestra concert.
The panel explores Knussen's compositional legacy and teaching, and together with his daughter Sonya share their memories of the man behind the music.
Pianist and composer George Fu complements the discussions with a live performance of Knussen's Ophelia's Last Dance, one of the composer's last completed works.
You also have the chance to ask your own questions, as the floor opens at the end of the discussion.
- Mark-Anthony Turnage
- Colin Matthews
- Julian Anderson
- Freya Waley-Cohen
- Zoë Martlew
- Ben Goldscheider
- Sonya Knussen
- Gillian Moore
- George Fu piano
- Discussion: Exploring Oliver Knussen's compositional legacy and teaching
- Knussen: Ophelia's last dance for piano
Dates & times
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