25/04/2014

Tom Service shortlisted for the rps music awards

Reading time: 1 min. Tom Service

Great news for The Guardian’s Tom Service: His guide to contemporary music is shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society awards. Congratulations, we are crossing our fingers!

Service started his guide on 23 April 2012 and closed it with a roundup on 20 May 2013, introducing one composer a week to his audience. As the comments show, Tom Service’s blog has struck a chord with listeners of contemporary music, and it is safe to say that each one of his articles is worth your time. Whether this is because of his witty style, his smart observations or the abundance of audio and video links he recommends – the articles always left me craving for one more video, one more recording.

Out of the 51 composers he picked for this year-long series, 13 are UE-composers. It goes without saying that this fills us with great pride. And here they are, in all their glory, from Sir Richard Rodney Bennett to Karlheinz Stockhausen:


Sir Richard Rodney
Bennett

Luciano Berio

Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Pierre Boulez

Morton Feldman

Michael Finnissy

György Kurtág

György Ligeti

Arvo Pärt

Steve Reich

Wolfgang Rihm

Alfred Schnittke

Karlheinz Stockhausen

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