John Casken

John Casken

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

Upcoming:

Maharal Dreaming
Conductor: Mario Venzago
April 25th, 2014 | The Sage Gateshead - Gateshead - United Kingdom

Inevitable Rifts
May 11th, 2014 | Alwinton Church - Alwinton, Northumberland - United Kingdom

News

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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11/13/2012

New Releases from Schott London

The last few months have seen the release of several discs including never before recorded works by Schott London composers.  The first recording of Huw Watkins' Speak Seven Seas was released on Piano Trios (Avi), and his Pièce d'Orgue is included on Stephen Farr's organ album ...

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11/01/2012

2012 British Composer Awards Shortlist Announced

Schott composers John Casken, Thomas Larcher and Kenneth Hesketh have been shortlisted for the 2012 British Composer Awards, the annual music awards given by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) in celebration of contemporary music composition. Casken composed ...

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08/24/2012

Schott Music at ABCD Conference

The Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD) annual conference is taking place this weekend, 24-26 August, in Leeds and Schott will be there representing choral music across our catalogue. If you’re at the conference, come find us in the exhibition hall and say hello! Whether you’ve ...

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Anthony Gilbert

10/19/2011

Anthony Gilbert’s Nine or Ten Osannas

Encore, a joint Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3 project which aims to highlight unjustly overlooked works from the chamber music repertoire will be bringing Anthony Gilbert’s 1967 work Nine or Ten Osannas back to the concert stage on Friday 21st October 2011. Psappha will be giving ...

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08/25/2011

John Casken Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree

One of the UK’s leading composers, John Casken, was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Birmingham University. Casken was invited to accept this award in honour of his contribution to the music world as well as his strong connection with the University itself. Casken attended ...

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