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Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) was formed in 1987 by musicians from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle, the Group’s Founding Patron. BCMG, based at the CBSO Centre, is established as one of Europe’s leading ensembles, and tours in the UK and abroad. The Group has won many awards for its work in attracting new audiences for contemporary music, and has an extensive learning programme, engaging a wide range of people with the composition and performance of new music. BCMG has strong relationships with its two Artists-in-Association Oliver Knussen and John Woolrich, and also with Thomas Adès.

Live Dates

02/02/2011   Two Danish nominees for BBC Awards
Two Dacapo recordings with music by Rued Langgaard and Poul Ruders respectively have been nominated for the perstiguous BBC Music Magazine Awards 2011. You can vote too!
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17/06/2010   American Record Guide

Poul Ruders: Four Dances
"I have been listening to this constantly for over a month...The playing is spectacular"
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01/04/2010   BBC Music Magazine

Poul Ruders: Four Dances
5 Stars

CHAMBER CHOICE MAY 2010 “Performances are as accurate and committed as you would expect from the BCMG and Knussen, with recorded sound that gives the textures clarity and depth”
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01/04/2010   www.allmusic.com

Poul Ruders: Four Dances
"Fans of Ruders or challenging contemporary music in general, are encouraged to snap this one up."
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01/04/2010   Ballet Review

Poul Ruders: Kafka's Trial and Four Dances
"Knussen and his Birminghamforces give their all throughout."
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09/03/2010   The Guardian

Poul Ruders: Four Dances
"This is a bracing, sensuous ear-opener."
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25/02/2010   Klassik.com

Poul Ruders: Four Dances
4 Stars

"Die exzellent und sehr direkt aufgenommene Einspielung kann mit drei farbigen und stimmungsvollen Werken für Kammerensemble aufwarten"
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01/02/2010   Magasinet Klassisk

Poul Ruders: Four Dances
5/5 Stars

"Hele udgivelsen er båret af høj kvalitet: fra musikere, dirigent, lydteknikere og helt frem til de fine værknoter."
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Photo: Chris Nash

Discography

Four Dances
Four Dances
Poul Ruders

CD 8.226028 (2009)

Orchestral magician Poul Ruders is just as unique when he writes for chamber ensemble


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