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Thea Musgrave

Thea Musgrave CBE (born 27 May 1928) is a Scottish composer of opera and classical music. She has lived in the United States since 1972. Among Musgrave's earlier orchestral works, the Concerto for Orchestra of 1967 and the Concerto for Horn of 1971 display the composer's ongoing fascination with ‘dramatic-abstract’ musical ideas. More recent works continue the idea though sometimes in a more programmatic way: such as the oboe concerto Helios of 1994, in which the soloist represents the Sun God. She has written more than a dozen operas and other music theatre works, many taking a historical figure as their central character.

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Recent Musgrave releases

Mighty Metamorphoses: 20th- & 21st-Century Music for Piccolo & Flute
Mighty Metamorphoses: 20th- & 21st-Century Music for Piccolo & Flute

£12.56

(Etcetera)

William Boughton: A Celebration on Record
William Boughton: A Celebration on Record

£17.96

(Nimbus)

Musgrave - Phoenix Rising, Loch Ness, Poets in Love
Musgrave - Phoenix Rising, Loch Ness, Poets in Love

£12.56

(Lyrita)

In the Theatre of Air: Musgrave, Weir, Rodgers, Tann, Bowler, Beach
In the Theatre of Air: Musgrave, Weir, Rodgers, Tann, Bowler, Beach

£11.25

(NMC Recordings)