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Brian John Peter Ferneyhough (born 16 January 1943 in Coventry) is a British composer.

Ferneyhough was awarded the Felix Mendelssohn Scholarship in 1968 and moved to Europe to study with Ton de Leeuw in Amsterdam, and later with Klaus Huber in Basel. As of 1999, he is William H. Bonsall Professor in Music at Stanford University.

Ferneyhough became closely associated with the so-called New Complexity school of composition, characterised by its extension of the modernist tendency towards formalisation (particularly as… read more

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  • Avatar for Eyoki
    Superscriptio. Wonderful.
  • Avatar for vtimdon
    meme classical
  • Avatar for lelusio
    *bow* [3]
  • Avatar for Jhaidinszaev
    There aren't any recordings, but there is a radio broadcast captured and uploaded here: (also a score, and more Ferneyhough & others elsewhere on the same blog—good resource)
  • Avatar for tim4tw
    What!? He's already 70 years old? I always thought of him as a kind of fifty- or not more than sixty-year-old. @Jhaidinszaev: I have not yet heard "La terre est un homme". Can you recommend a recording?
  • Avatar for progtrance7
    Sorry for being late pretentious, look-at-me-i'm-sophisticated grandpa, but happy 70th b-day!
  • Avatar for Jhaidinszaev
    Funérailles is great, although i've been really impressed with La terre est un homme lately.
  • Avatar for tim4tw
    I think I like Funérailles I + II the most.
  • Avatar for Herka_666
    Фернейхня какая-то.
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