James MacMillan

Rethinking the Repertoire #4: James MacMillan’s “Tryst”

October 16, 2015
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James MacMillan is one of the few contemporary composers who has embraced elements of the avant-garde and still found a wide audience.

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Classical CD Reviews: James MacMillan conducts Vaughan Williams, MacMillan, and Britten and Boston Lyric Opera’s “Clemency”

July 30, 2015
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Two recent albums feature compositions by James MacMillan, one of Europe’s leading composers, as well as an opportunity to hear him conducting.

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Opera Review: An Uneven “Clemency” at the Boston Lyric Opera Annex

February 9, 2013
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Composer James MacMillan’s musical strategy in this opera is a stylistic patchwork that seems to mean to convey that each character inhabits a different, mutually misunderstood world.

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Classical Music Sampler: January 2010

December 27, 2009
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By Caldwell Titcomb Jan. 6,7,8,9,12: The Boston Symphony is led by Ton Koopman (b. 1944), Dutch keyboardist, conductor, and specialist in early music, knighted in 2003 in the Netherlands. With a bow to Haydn, the bicentennial of whose death occurred in 2009, there are two works: Symphony No. 98 in B-flat Major (1792), and Cello…

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