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KNUSSEN, Oliver
b Glasgow, 12 June 1952

The son of a double-bass player, he began composing at the age of six. From 1964 to 1967 he attended the Central Tutorial School for Young Musicians, and he studied at Tanglewood in the USA from 1970 to

1973.

1966-7 (14-15)

Symphony No 1

1968 (16)

Concerto for orchestra (revised 1976)

Pantomime, for wind quintet and string quartet (revised 1978)

1969 (17)

Masks, for flute

Fire, capriccio for flute and string trio

1970 (18)

Little Fantasies, for wind quintet (revised 1976)

1970-1 (18-19)

Symphony No 2 for soprano and chamber orchestra

1970-2 (18-20)

Choral, for wind orchestra

1971 (19)

Turba, for double-bass

1972 (20)

Rosary Songs

1972-3 (20-1)

Océan de Terre, for ensemble

Puzzle Music, for ensemble

1973-9 (21-7)

Symphony No 3

1975 (23)

Trumpets, for violin and three clarinets

Ophelia Dances, for ensemble

1976-7 (24-5)

Autumnal, for violin and piano 1

977 (25)

Cantata, for oboe and string trio

1977-8 (25-6)

Sonya's Lullaby, for piano

Where the Wild Things Are, fantasy in two acts

1979 (27)

Coursing, for chamber orchestra

1979-80 (27-28)

Songs and a Sea Interlude, for soprano and orchestra

1979-81 (27-29)

Where the Wild Things Are, opera

1984 (32)

Higglety Pigglety Pop!, opera

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