Anderson's 'Discovery of Heaven' wins South Bank Award
We are delighted to announce that Julian Anderson’s orchestral piece The Discovery of Heaven has won a prestigious 2013 South Bank Sky Arts Award. These awards celebrate the very best of British culture and Anderson’s piece beat off stiff competition in the classical music category. The Discovery of Heaven (22 mins) was co-commissioned by the New York PO and the London PO, with whom Anderson is composer in residence. It was premiered by the LPO in 2012 with critics praising its vivid colour – ‘the score sounds like the work of a 21st-century Debussy’ – and urging for repeat performances – ‘We need a second and third performance – quickly, please.’ A CD of the work will be released on the LPO’s label later this year.