Peter Rose and Anne Conlon have written several of the world’s best-loved children’s musical works, including Yanomamo, Ocean World and African Jigsaw.
Born in Komorn (Czech Republic) the son of a bandmaster in the Austro-Hungarian army. After studying violin and composition at the Prague Conservatoire, he joined the army as a musician and played for a time in his father’s orchestra at the same desk as his friend and later composer-colleague Leo Fall. At the age of…Music available to buy online
Paul Patterson studied trombone and composition at the Royal Academy of Music, returning there to become Head of Composition and Contemporary Music until 1997, when he became Manson Professor of Composition. A regular guest on composition competition panels both in the UK and further afield, he has worked with South East Arts, the London Sinfonietta…Music available to buy online
Born in Bratislava, Dohnányi is one of Hungary’s most important musical figures, renowned as one of the great concert pianists and also as a significant composer.
Born in London, Bowen was a truly gifted musician, one of the finest pianist-composers of this century who also played the viola and french horn at a high level. His music, written in a rich neo-romantic language that seemed outdated to contemporary taste, languished in obscurity for much of the century but returned to public…
One of the most distinctive artists of his generation, Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a concert pianist with those of a composer and a writer. Named by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths, Hough was the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, whereby he joined prominent scientists, writers,…Music available to buy online
Musically precocious, Dring began playing the piano at an early age and won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music Junior Department at the age of nine. There she began to write music for children’s plays and,for the rest of her life, she was powerfully attracted to writing for the theatre. Further scholarships enabled…Music available to buy online
Born in Warsaw, Tchaikowsky, one of the foremost pianist-composers of his generation, achieved greater success as a performer but yearned to devote more time to composition.
Johann Strauss II, also known as Johann Strauss the Younger, was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 400 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as “The Waltz King”, and was…Music available to buy online
Malcolm Benjamin Graham Christopher Williamson was born in Sydney on 21st November 1931. At the age of eleven he went to the Sydney Conservatorium to study piano, violin and French horn and later studied composition with Eugene Goosens. In 1950 he moved to London where he studied with Erwin Stein and Elisabeth Lutyens. He settled…
A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and a longtime collaborator of actor-director Kenneth Branagh, Doyle is known for his work composing for films such Henry V (1989), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Hamlet (1996), and Gosford Park (2001), as well as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Eragon (2006),…Music available to buy online
Roald Dahl 100th anniversary
Today is the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth. Find out more about our Dahl musical works that you could be performing!
Roald Dahl musical works
Don’t be a twit - here’s a big, friendly guide to the Dahl musical works available on sale from Josef Weinberger
Stephen Hough's Nocturne Oriental - now available
Written especially for pianist Ji Liu’s new album, Pure Chopin, Stephen Hough’s “Nocturne Oriental” is now available to buy
The Loneliest Wilderness - Stephen Hough in conversation
Pianist and composer Stephen Hough talks about his poetic work for cello and orchestra
Critical acclaim for Stephen Hough's Piano Sonata III
And you can listen to the world premiere online for the next three weeks
The shock of the new...
Stephen Hough reflects upon the genesis of his new piano sonata, premiering at London’s Barbican on 27 October
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Find out more about the Roald Dahl musical works that are available to buy from Josef Weinberger