Oliver Knussen has failed to deliver a new work to the Philadelphia Orchestra in time for a Carnegie Hall premiere next month. A slow worker, meticulous in his exactitude, Knussen has previously missed deadlines for the Cleveland Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic – so Philadelphia were not caught short. They had another composer waiting, score in hand, for the opportunity. Read all about it here.
photo © George Newson / Lebrecht Music & Arts
And the substitute is…
photo (c) Philadelphia Orchestra/Ryan Donnell.