John Casken

John Casken

Born: July 15th, 1949
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Upcoming:

Uncertain Sea
Conductor: Ben Parry
August 28th, 2015 | Snape Maltings Concert Hall - Snape - United Kingdom

Orion over Farne
Conductor: Kees Bakels
September 18th, 2015 | Theater aan het Vrijthof - Maastricht - Netherlands

News

04/28/2015

schott aktuell - the journal 3/2015: The Brass Age

Our current issue focuses on the French horn – ‘Instrument of the Year 2015’ – and its brass relatives from trumpet to tuba. This is prompted by the world première of Krzysztof Penderecki’s first concerto for solo trumpet, only his second concerto for a brass instrument. Concertino will receive ...

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03/31/2015

Casken's 'Apollinaire's Bird' Shortlisted for RPS Music Award

John Casken’s oboe concerto Apollinaire’s Bird has been shortlisted for an RPS Music Award for Large-Scale Composition.   Given annually by the Royal Philharmonic Society, the RPS Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. The awards are independent ...

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01/17/2015

Casken and Goehr at Wigmore Hall

Tonight at Wigmore Hall, the Nash Ensemble perform John Casken’s Infanta Marina and Alexander Goehr’s …around Stravinsky in a pre-concert concert and discussion. The concert is part of a series for the ensemble's 50th anniversary season showcasing some of the many works they commissioned ...

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06/27/2014

schott aktuell - the journal 4/2014: JOHANN STRAUSS

From 1 July 2014, Strauss Edition Vienna will be available exclusively from Schott Music, including works by Johann, Josef, Eduard and Johann Strauss the Elder Strauss Edition Vienna recently began work on the New Johann Strauss Collected Edition, a major editorial project that will ...

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06/09/2014

Work of the Week – John Casken: That Subtle Knot

John Casken’s 65th birthday year is marked by several major commissions, a new disc of orchestral works released on NMC, and performances of his music throughout Europe and the UK. This week on 11 June, his new Double Concerto, That Subtle Knot , is given its world premiere by Royal Northern ...

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04/24/2014

schott aktuell - the journal 3/2014: NEW CHAMBER OPERAS

The early summer months hold the promise of a splendid crop of World Premières by our composers across the world, including an orchestral work by the youthful Richard Strauss! The main focus in this issue is on new chamber operas which we present to you on the occasion ...

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02/26/2014

schott aktuell - the journal 2/2014: VIOLIN CONCERTOS OF OUR TIME

When the first concertos were taking shape in the late Baroque, few probably predicted that this new form of music making would become such a long-lived and essential force in musical composition. One key to the concerto’s great success was its inherently dramatic structure: A soloist or group of ...

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06/27/2013

World Premiere of John Casken's Mag and Nunc

On 30 June 2013, John Casken’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis will receive its world premiere at Durham Cathedral by organist Francesca Massey and the Durham Cathedral Choir, conducted by James Lancelot. Casken wrote his Mag and Nunc in celebration of the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels ...

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04/25/2013

schott aktuell - the journal 3/2013 online

ULTIMATE WAGNER 2013 marks the bicentenary of Richard Wagner’s birth, with performances of his music in virtually every opera house around the world. For over 150 years, Schott has been considered the leading publisher for Wagner editions; from 1859 onwards, the composer entrusted his stage ...

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01/29/2013

John Casken Lecture: The Grit in the Oyster

On 28 November 2012, composer and Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Manchester John Casken delivered a lecture on the state of contemporary classical music at the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society. The transcript for the lecture, "Contemporary Classical ...

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