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 - )
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