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John Pickard

Born in 1963, the British composer John Pickard studied with William Mathias and with Louis Andriessen. He is currently professor of composition at the University of Bristol. Pickard is best known for a series of powerful orchestral and instrumental works. He has written five symphonies and other orchestral works of symphonic dimensions. Other major works include the oratorio Agamemnon’s Tomb (2005–07). His music has been widely praised for its large-scale architectural sense and bold handling of an extended tonal idiom, his six string quartets receiving particular acclaim.

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John Pickard: Symphonies 2 & 6; Verlaine
John Pickard is best known for his powerful orchestral and instr...
Jaakko Kuusisto + Pictured Within
BIS-2747 CD
A double homage to Martyn Brabbins and Jaakko Kuusisto
John Pickard - Mass in Troubled Times
The Gardener of Aleppo - chamber works by John Pickard
Winner of a Gramophone Award 2021: Contemporary Category
Pickard - Symphony No.5
Gramophone Editor's Choice
Pickard - Gaia Symphony & Eden
John Pickard - Tenebrae
BIS-1873 CD
Pickard - The Flight of Icarus
BIS-1578 CD
Black Castles - British Music for Brass
BIS-1354 CD
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