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Encyclopedia > Judith Weir

Judith Weir (born 1954) is a British composer. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As well as some 'micro-operas', she has composed the full-length operas A Night at the Chinese Opera, The Vanishing Bridegroom, Blond Eckbert, and recently — in co-operation with Margaret Williams — Armida, an opera for television.


Commissioned works most notably include woman.life.song for Jessye Norman and We are Shadows for Simon Rattle. Jessye Norman The American soprano Jessye Norman (born 15 September 1945) is one of the most admired contemporary opera singers and recitalists. ... Simon Rattle recording Porgy and Bess with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road in 1988 Sir Simon Denis Rattle (born January 19, 1955) is an English conductor. ...


From 1995 to 2000 she was the Artistic Director of the Spitalfields Festival in London. She held the post of Composer in Association for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 1995 to 1998. Spitalfields Festival is a music festival which takes place in the Spitalfields area of Tower Hamlets. ... The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is based in Birmingham, England. ...


In 1997 she received the Lincoln Center's Stoeger Prize. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 15 acre (61,000 m²) complex of buildings in New York City which serves as home for 12 arts companies. ...


External links

  • BBC Artist's profile

 
 

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