- 1988 Sculthorpe - Kakadu
- 1989 Vasks - Cor anglais concerto
- 1990 Brouwer - Sonata for solo guitar
- 1991 Rihm - Violin concerto 'Gesungene Zeit'
- 1992 MacMillan - Percussion concerto 'Veni, Veni, Emmanuel'
- 1993 Daugherty - Metropolis symphony
- 1994 Rautavaara - Symphony 7 'Angel of light'
- 1995 Kancheli - Nightprayers
- 1996 Sallinen - Symphony 7 'The Dreams of Gandalf'
- 1997 Schnittke - Viola concerto
The eighth helping takes us almost to the end of the century, once more with a wide diversity. In Peter Sculthorpe, we have probably the best Australian composer, and Kakadu is a signature work. Moving to the new world, we have the typical pop-art classical music of Michael Daugherty, and an excellent guitar piece by Cuban Leo Brouwer. Scotlands best composer, James McMillan features with his breakthough percussion concerto, and German Wolfgang Rihm with the violin concerto championed by Anne-Sophie Mutter. Finland is a hot house for excellent contemporary composers, and with Rautavaara and Sallinen we have two of the best, both with one of their impressive symphonies. Finally, we move to the ruins of the Soviet Union, where we find Estonian Peteris Vasks with one of my personal favourite contemporary concertos, Georgian Giya Kancheli and famous German-Russian Alfred Schnittke. As always, I hope you explore these and find something you like.
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