British Composer and Conductor Oliver Knussen Has Died, Aged 66

    Oliver Knussen was one of today’s most important composers and conductors. His work includes three symphonies, the instrumental piece Ophelia Dances and two hugely successful children’s operas – Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop!

    Only last week Knussen was given an honorary doctorate by the Royal Academy of Music, where he was also the Richard Rodney Bennett Professor of Music.

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