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Articles tagged with "composer"

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.

Happy 100th birthday Benjamin Britten

22 November 2013

Music and life of one of the greatest composers of the 20th-century marked by live performances and broadcasts.

Stravinsky and ballet: 'See the music, hear the dance'

31 October 2013

It's not only about The Rite of Spring: join us as we look at some of Stravinsky's other iconic ballet scores.

Salvatore Sciarrino: On the edge of sound

22 October 2013

As The Killing Flower gets its UK premiere, we look at the works of a composer influenced by artists as diverse as Verdi and Kafka.

Watch: Ben Frost on The Wasp Factory

5 October 2013

The composer and director talks about creating a piece of musical theatre from Iain Banks's novel.

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