Judith Weir

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Home listening: from Judith Weir to an all-Russian Nutcracker
The Hebrides Ensemble and Ailish Tynan revel in Weir’s chamber works, while Vladimir Jurowski conducts a thrilling live Nutcracker in Moscow

Fiona Maddocks

22, Dec, 2019 @5:30 AM

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How our poet laureate has embraced his new role
Simon Armitage’s output since being made poet laureate is to be lauded, while his musical counterpart prefers to keep a low profile

Richard Brooks

22, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Crisis crescendos: how the Proms is sounding the alarm for a planet in peril
Pounding oceans, enchanted woods, threatened birds and the powerful words of Greta Thunberg … we meet the composers spearheading this year’s nature theme at the Proms

Stephen Moss

18, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Cheltenham music festival review – rousing premieres by female composers
The festival honoured a pledge for gender parity with striking new work by Judith Weir, Dani Howard and Thea Musgrave

Rian Evans

08, Jul, 2019 @3:16 PM

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The Schubert Ensemble review – quintet bid farewell with gentle wit and Weir
With a programme of Schubert, Chausson and Weir, the chamber group stuck to the formula that has proved so successful for them

Andrew Clements

25, Mar, 2018 @3:18 PM

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Aurora Orchestra/Collon/Connolly review – sweet but never saccharine
Good Morning, Midnight’s meditation on night-time uses words by poets including Emily Dickinson to create something greater than the sum of its parts

Erica Jeal

08, Jun, 2015 @2:13 PM

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Clean Bandit, Hozier and Boy George honoured at 2015's Ivor Novellos
Clean Bandit took home two awards at this year’s industry event. Here’s the full list of winners at the 60th ceremony

Guardian music

21, May, 2015 @3:14 PM

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Storm: Judith Weir CD review – the BBC singers are invigorating and vibrant
This cross-section of Weir’s output showcases her fine choral writing

Erica Jeal

30, Apr, 2015 @2:45 PM

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Proms 2014: when Benjamin Grosvenor met Judith Weir
The pianist and composer came together to create a world premiere for the Proms. How did they get on?

Benjamin Grosvenor

29, Aug, 2014 @4:30 PM

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Proms 1, 4, 9, 6; Chamber Music 1 review – celebrations, and doubt

The 120th season began in grand style with Elgar, but the World Orchestra for Peace sounded a note of uncertainty, writes Fiona Maddocks

Fiona Maddocks

26, Jul, 2014 @11:09 PM

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Judith Weir prepares to be a radical master of the Queen's music
For Weir, the first woman in the position, it means supporting composers and exploring the state of music education

Tom Service

21, Jul, 2014 @9:30 PM

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Judith Weir: the female music master with royal seal of approval
The 60-year-old composer is the first female master of the Queen's music, a position that has existed since 1625

Imogen Tilden

03, Jul, 2014 @5:21 PM

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