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Oliver Knussen (born June 12, 1952 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a UK composer and conductor.

He began composing at about the age of six – but it was an ITV programme about his father's work with the London Symphony Orchestra that prompted the commissioning for his first symphony (1966-1967). Aged 15, Knussen stepped in to conduct his symphony's première at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 7 April 1968 after István Kertész fell ill. After that debut, Daniel Barenboim asked him… read more

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    Folks should tag classical music by composer rather than conductor. [2]
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    Knussen: "Horn Concerto" - http://youtu.be/MGyg6l7-FHM
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    Folks should tag classical music by composer rather than conductor.

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