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Robin Holloway

 b. 1943Robin Holloway Photo © Pippa Patterson


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Robin Holloway is a fluent and versatile composer, noted for his rapprochement with tonality and Romanticism in such works as Scenes from Schumann (1970) * Music has emotional power, skillful construction and exuberant orchestration * Output ranges from lush orchestral scores such as Seascape and Harvest, to the ensemble work Evening with Angels composed for the London Sinfonietta, and in lighter vein a series of widely-performed Serenades * Noted Holloway conductors include Oliver Knussen, Simon Rattle and Michael Tilson Thomas

Works by Robin Holloway include:
Clarissa (1976) Opera in two acts
Second Concerto for Orchestra (1979)
Violin Concerto (1990)

Looking Ahead: new tuba concertante Europa & the Bull with first performances by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (8 Oct) and San Francisco Symphony (2016/17 season); UK premiere of Debussy song orchestration C'est l'extase with Renée Fleming at Barbican in London (Feb 2016); new organ concerto for premiere in Gelsenkirchen (Apr 2016)

"Holloway's music, while achieving distinctive individuality, draws its inspiration from the rich heritage of the past century." — Sunday Telegraph

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