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Which of today's composers do these eight conductors find most inspiring?

Which of today's composers do these eight conductors find most inspiring?

Eight leading conductors recommend inspirational music by today's composers
Contemporary composer: Anna Thorvaldsdóttir

Contemporary composer: Anna Thorvaldsdóttir

With her music’s humbling vastness and depth of colour, this Icelander is a force to be reckoned with, says Andrew Mellor
Contemporary composer: Olga Neuwirth

Contemporary composer: Olga Neuwirth

The Austrian cinephile, with her dreamlike, surreal and audacious music, is hugely inspired by director David Lynch, finds Paul Kilbey
Contemporary composer: Kaija Saariaho

Contemporary composer: Kaija Saariaho

Guy Rickards champions Finland’s great spectralist composer
Jacques Loussier's diary: 'when jazz and classical music come together a new kind of energy is created'

Jacques Loussier's diary: 'when jazz and classical music come together a new kind of energy is created'

The ground breaking pianist on bridging the gap between jazz and classical music 50 years ago - and today
Contemporary composer: Thea Musgrave

Contemporary composer: Thea Musgrave

When it comes to the music of this admired Scottish composer, it’s all about the drama below the surface, writes Kate Molleson
Contemporary composer: Roxanna Panufnik

Contemporary composer: Roxanna Panufnik

Pwyll ap Siôn delves into the world of the quiet revolutionary who attempts through her music to bring together people and faiths
Face-to-face with André Previn

Face-to-face with André Previn

Looking back over the career of the great pianist, conductor and composer, and some memorable encounters with Gramophone
The Azrieli Music Prizes 2020

The Azrieli Music Prizes 2020

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André Previn: the classic recordings

André Previn: the classic recordings

Rob Cowan explores a new bumper box-set of Previn as conductor, composer and pianist

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