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NMC Connections

To explore our back catalogue this year we take a look at the fascinating connections between our composers. It might be shared teachers or birth places, or composers that have held the same post or had works premiered in a particular year. Take a look at some of the things we've discovered below - we'd love to hear more connections from you too!

 

1. Master of the Queen's Music on NMC

Edward Elgar (1924-34)    Arnold Bax (1942-53)  ➡  Peter Maxwell Davies (2004-16)    Judith Weir (2014 - )

Masters of The Queen's Music from C20th onwards: Walter Parratt (1893-1924), Edward Elgar (1924-34), Walford Davies (1934-41), Arnold Bax (1942-53), Arthur Bliss (1953-75), Malcolm Williamson (1975-2003), Peter Maxwell Davies (2004-2016) and Judith Weir (2014 - )

 

Elgar   Arnold Bax   Taverner   Judith 

 

2. Composers with premieres at The Proms this year

Huw Watkins    Errollyn Wallen ➡ Jonathan Dove ➡ Freya Waley-Cohen Daniel Kidane Joanna Lee Anna Thorvaldsdóttir ➡ Ryan Wigglesworth ➡ Stuart MacRae ➡ Dobrinka Tabakova

 

Watkins  Errollyn   Jonathan Dove       

  Freya Dan Kidane   HCR20   

Ryan Wigglesworth  Stuart Macrae Dobrinka Tabakova

 

3. Composers/teacher lineage: From Saint-Saëns to Charlotte Bray

Some impressive composer/teacher 'degrees of seperation' here, with Charlotte Bray linking to Saint-Saëns! Look out for more discoveries via our social media pages.
 
Camille Saint-Saëns Gabriel Fauré ➡ Nadia Boulanger ➡ John Lambert ➡ Simon Bainbridge ➡ Oliver Knussen ➡ Mark-Anthony Turnage ➡ Charlotte Bray
 

John Lambert  Simon Bainbridge  Oliver Knussen

 

3. Composers/teacher lineage: From Haydn to Deborah Pritchard

Another impressive composer/teacher 'degrees of separation' here, with Deborah Pritchard linking to Haydn!
 
Joseph Haydn Ludwig Van Beethoven ➡ Carl Czerny ➡ Franz Liszt ➡ Carl Reinecke ➡ Charles Villiers Stanford ➡ Harold Darke ➡ Elisabeth Lutyens Robert Saxton Deborah Pritchard
 

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