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Oliver Knussen: Reflection Op. 31a With Tamsin Waley-Cohen On Violin And Huw Watkins On Piano

7 min
Oliver Knussen: Reflection Op. 31a With Tamsin Waley-Cohen On Violin And Huw Watkins On Piano

Mirroring moments

Scottish composer Oliver Knussen was admired and encouraged by Benjamin Britten, which propelled his popularity among modern composers and orchestras. This intense 8-minute work for violin and piano revolves around the theme of reflection. The melody is inverted - or reflected - at various points and the whole score is in fact a reflection, with the middle section acting as the mirror for the first and third sections. Hear the works of a modern-day great.

Full concert
Beethoven, Ives, Ravel & Gershwin By Tamsin Waley-Cohen And Huw Watkins
Amphithéâtre, Philharmonie, Paris
Composer
Oliver Knussen
All artists
  • Huw WatkinsPerformer