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Articles tagged with "composer"

Ballet music, but not as we knew it: Inside the sonic world of Max Richter

28 April 2015

By blending classical and electronic music, the Woolf Works composer has opened orchestral music up to a whole new audience.

From punk rock to opera: Søren Nils Eichberg is one of Europe's most exciting composers

11 November 2014

The Danish composer's music to date has drawn on diverse influences to create energetic, thoughtful works that engage newcomers and thrill aficionados in equal measure.

26 things you may not know about Richard Strauss

11 August 2014

Our A-Z of Strauss series takes a closer look at the composer on the 150th anniversary of his birth; from the debate over his Nazi sympathies, to his fondness for yodelling.

Five operas adapted from plays: From stage to stave (and back again)

7 July 2014

Composers have long been inspired by the work of playwrights.

Opera Essentials: Ariadne auf Naxos

23 June 2014

A quick guide to Strauss's sparkling tragi-comedic opera.

10 winners announced from over 260 entries in the Fanfare Competition 2014

7 April 2014

Winners will have their fanfare orchestrated and recorded by the Royal Opera House Orchestra.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: F is for Franz Strauss

17 March 2014

Richard Strauss's father was a famed horn player who had a tempestuous relationship with Richard Wagner.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: B is for Johannes Brahms

17 February 2014

The elder composer influenced hugely Strauss, but was critical of his fan's musical style.

Strauss unpacked: A guide to one of the 20th century's great composers

6 February 2014

In his long career the German composer created some of the finest operas of the 20th century.

The inventive and beguiling world of Julian Philips

12 December 2013

As the composer's new opera for children bursts onto the stage in the Linbury Studio Theatre we explore his brilliantly collaborative approach.

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