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Mälkki and Josefowicz remember Knussen with the LA Philharmonic

The LA Times described Knussen as ‘the greatest British musician of his time’

International Knussen tributes, and a major focus in Aldeburgh

Tributes to Oliver Knussen (1952-2018)

Friends and colleagues of Oliver Knussen remember a musical giant

Oliver Knussen (1952–2018)

Faber Music is deeply saddened to announce the death of Oliver Knussen.

Knussen manuscripts acquired by Sacher Foundation

The acquisition of the collection was marked on 14 February with a concert by soprano Claire Booth and Ensemble Recherche

A new Knussen work conjures the sounds of Japan

the 8-minute work couches seven exquisite haiku settings in richly evocative music for flute and ensemble of 22 players

Oliver Knussen awarded ISM honour

Oliver Knussen CBE has been named as the recipient of the ISM’s Distinguished Musician Award 2016

Reflection: a new work from Oliver Knussen

a ravishing 8-minute work for violin and piano

Knussen’s ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ in Brazil

The enchanting first part of Knussen’s double bill of fantasy operas receives six performances in São Paulo.

Revisiting Knussen's ‘Ophelia Dances’

A fresh look at one of Knussen's most popular works

Knussen Awarded the Queen's Medal for Music

Knussen was presented with the Medal in a private audience with The Queen, just a day after receiving the Ivor Novello Award for Classical Music.

Oliver Knussen: Britten Sinfonia Focus

Oliver Knussen joins the Royal Academy of Music

Knussen - 'one of the greatest musical polymaths of our time' - is appointed ’Richard Rodney Bennett Professor of Music’.

Knussen Total Immersion concerts spark chorus of praise

The BBC/Barbican's Total Immersion festival dedicated to Oliver Knussen saw raptuous audience applause and critical acclaim.

Total Immersion: Oliver Knussen retrospective

On 4-5 November the BBC & the Barbican will celebrate Knussen's distinguished oeuvre in a series of concerts and events.

Knussen Symphonies at the Proms

The BBC Proms has been celebrating Knussen's 60th birthday with a series of concerts.

Knussen's operas hailed as 'timeless classics'

As Oliver Knussen’s 60th birthday celebrations continue, praise and tributes have poured in for this most talented composer/conductor.

Oliver Knussen interview with Fiona Maddocks

Fiona Maddocks (the Observer's classical music critic) interviews Oliver Knussen ahead of his 60th birthday celebrations in Aldeburgh.

Oliver Knussen's ‘Two Organa’ at the Proms in 2010

The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group staged a late-night appearance at the BBC Proms on 6 August 2010, conducted by Ilan Volkov, in a concert which framed Oliver Knussen’s 'Two Organa' and Benjamin’s Three Inventions, with new works by Luke Bedford and Hans Abrahamsen. Knussen’s 'Two Organa' was earmarked in a Guardian article a week earlier by ultimate fan Adam Foulds, as a work which gave him instant joy.

Knussen receives RPS Award for Conducting Achievements

In 2010 Knussen received the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for conductors, from a shortlist of such major talents as Andris Nelsons and Kirill Karabits.

Knussen's 'Wild Things' in Europe

Oliver Knussen’s first Sendak opera, Where the Wild Things Are, is enjoying a revival of late. The Italian premiere took place last year and now new productions are set to open in Sweden, Belgium, Germany and Canada.