A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Robin Holloway

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October 19, 1943: Robin Greville Holloway is born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, the son of two artists, Robert Charles Holloway and Pamela Mary Jacob.
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April 4, 1966: In Chymick Art, a cantata for soprano, baritone, and nine players by Robin Holloway (22) is performed for the first time, at the Commonwealth Institute, London.
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May 22, 1966: Four Housman Fragments for soprano and piano by Robin Holloway (22) is performed for the first time, at New College, Oxford.
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June 13, 1967: Incidental music for Eliot’s play “Sweeney Agonistes” by Robin Holloway (23) is performed for the first time in a concert setting, in Holywell Music Room, Oxford.
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July 1, 1967: Concerto for organ and winds by Robin Holloway (23) is performed for the first time, in St. Alban’s Cathedral.
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June 9, 1968: Divertimento no.1 for orchestra with piano obbligato by Robin Holloway (24) is performed for the first time, at Cambridge.
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March 14, 1969: Concertino no.1 for small orchestra by Robin Holloway (25) is performed for the first time, in St. Margaret’s, Westminster.
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July 10, 1970: Scenes from Schumann op.13, seven paraphrases for orchestra by Robin Holloway (26), is performed for the first time, in Cheltenham. From this, Holloway receives a great deal of attention and it marks a turning point in his career.
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July 12, 1971: Some of Banal Sojourn, a cycle for high voice and piano by Robin Holloway (27) to words of Stevens, is performed for the first time, in Wangford.
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December 11, 1971: Fantasy-Pieces on the Heine “Liederkreis” of Robert Schumann (†115) for 13 players by Robin Holloway (28) is performed for the first time, privately, at Oriel College, Oxford.
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January 1, 1973: Evening with Angels for sixteen players by Robin Holloway (29) is performed for the first time, in The Round House.
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April 25, 1973: Concerto for Orchestra by Robin Holloway (29) is performed completely for the first time, in Glasgow.
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April 25, 1973: Three Poems of William Empson for mezzo-soprano and ensemble by Robin Holloway (29) is performed for the first time, in Purcell Room, London.
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August 8, 1974: Domination of Black, a symphonic poem by Robin Holloway (30), is performed for the first time, in the Royal Albert Hall, London.
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January 8, 1975: Concertino no.2 for small orchestra by Robin Holloway (31) is performed for the first time, in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
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April 10, 1975: Four song cycles by Robin Holloway (31) are performed for the first time, in Goldsmiths’ Hall, London: Author of Light for contralto and piano to words of Jacobean poets, In the Thirtieth Year for tenor and piano to words of Cunningham, The Leaves Cry for soprano and piano to words of Stevens and Rosetti, and Lights Out for baritone and piano to words of Thomas.
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May 1, 1975: Five Madrigals for chorus by Robin Holloway (31) to words of Joyce and Eliot is performed for the first time, in a BBC recording session.
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May 16, 1975: Sea Surface Full of Clouds, a cantata for solo voices, small chorus, and chamber orchestra by Robin Holloway (31) to words of Stevens, is performed for the first time, in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
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May 31, 1975: Divertimento no.2 for wind nonet by Robin Holloway (31) is performed for the first time, in Morley College, London.
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January 23, 1977: Concertino no.3 “Homage to Weill” for eleven players by Robin Holloway (33) is performed for the first time, in The Maltings, Farnham.
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June 16, 1977: This is Just to Say, a cycle for tenor and piano by Robin Holloway (33) to word of Williams, is performed for the first time, in Aldeburgh.
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November 1, 1977: The Rivers of Hell for seven players by Robin Holloway (34) is performed for the first time, in Wigmore Hall, London.
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January 8, 1978: Divertimento no.3 for soprano and wind quintet by Robin Holloway (34) is performed for the first time, in a BBC studio recording which will be broadcast 5 May 1979.
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March 8, 1978: From High Windows, a cycle for baritone and piano by Robin Holloway (34) to words of Larkin, is performed for the first time, at Huntington Technical College.
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May 28, 1978: Hymn for Voices for chorus by Robin Holloway (34) to words of Sartre, Ruskin, Valéry, and D’Annunzio, is performed for the first time, in Guildhall, Bath.
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June 23, 1978: Willow Cycle for tenor and harp by Robin Holloway (34) to words of Shakespeare and Raleigh, is performed for the first time, in Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh.
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August 8, 1978: Romanza for violin and small orchestra by Robin Holloway (34) is performed for the first time, in the Royal Albert Hall.
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January 22, 1979: The Consolation of Music for chorus by Robin Holloway (35) to words of Herrick and Strode, is performed completely for the first time, in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
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March 18, 1979: Serenade in C for eight players by Robin Holloway (35) is performed for the first time, in Wigmore Hall, London.
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June 9, 1979: La figlia che piange from The Noon’s Repose, a cycle for tenor and harp by Robin Holloway (35) to words of Eliot, is performed for the first time, at The Maltings, Aldeburgh.
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September 22, 1979: Second Concerto for Orchestra by Robin Holloway (35) is performed for the first time, in Glasgow.
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October 10, 1983: Second Idyll for orchestra by Robin Holloway (39) is performed for the first time, in Royal Festival Hall, London.
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December 2, 1983: Domination of Black op.23, a symphonic poem by Robin Holloway (40), is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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September 7, 1985: Concerto for viola and orchestra op.56 by Robin Holloway (41) is performed for the first time, in Royal Albert Hall.
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January 8, 1986: Concerto for bassoon and orchestra op.63 by Robin Holloway (42) is performed for the first time, in City Hall, Newcastle.
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August 30, 1986: Romanza for oboe and strings by Robin Holloway (42) is performed for the first time, in Peterborough, Great Britain.
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February 22, 1987: A Medley of Nursery Rhymes and Conundrums op.33c for mezzo-soprano and piano by Robin Holloway (43) is performed for the first time, at Caius College, Cambridge the composer at the keyboard.
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April 3, 1987: Inquietus op.66 for orchestra by Robin Holloway (43) is performed for the first time, at Friends’ House, London.
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May 2, 1987: Organ Fantasy op.65 by Robin Holloway (43) is performed for the first time, at Eton College.
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May 14, 1987: Serenade in G for string septet op.64 by Robin Holloway (43) is performed for the first time, at the University of Keele, Great Britain. See 1 December 1988.
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July 31, 1987: Adagio and Rondo for horn and orchestra by Robin Holloway (43) is performed for the first time, at Cambridge.
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May 20, 1988: Double Concerto for clarinet, saxophone, and two chamber orchestras op.68 by Robin Holloway (44) is performed for the first time, in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
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June 16, 1988: Concerto for horn and orchestra op.46 by Robin Holloway (44) is performed for the first time, in London.
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July 5, 1988: Brass Quintet (Divertimento no.5) op.67 by Robin Holloway (44) is performed for the first time, in Warwick, Great Britain.
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December 1, 1988: Serenade in G for string sextet op.64b by Robin Holloway (45) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of the BBC, originating in London. See 14 May 1987.
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March 28, 1989: Panorama for orchestra by Robin Holloway (45) is performed for the first time, in Royal Festival Hall, London.
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July 13, 1989: The Noon’s Repose, a cycle for tenor and harp by Robin Holloway (45) to words of Eliot, Stevens, and Marvel, is performed for the first time, in Cheltenham.
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November 25, 1989: Partita no.2 op.62/2 for horn by Robin Holloway (46) is performed for the first time, in Conway Hall, London.
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April 23, 1990: Wagner Nights op.60 for orchestra by Robin Holloway (46) is performed for the first time, in Colston Hall, Bristol.
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May 18, 1990: Clarissa, an opera by Robin Holloway (46) to his own words after Richardson, is performed for the first time, in the London Coliseum.
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July 7, 1991: Lord, What is Man? op.77, a motet for chorus by Robin Holloway (47) to words of Crashaw, is performed for the first time, in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.
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September 19, 1991: Summer Music: Concertino no.5 op.74 for oboe, clarinet, and string quartet by Robin Holloway (47) is performed for the first time, in the Purcell Room, London.
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January 21, 1992: The Spacious Firmament op.69 for chorus and orchestra by Robin Holloway (48) to words of Dryden, Blake and Tennyson is performed for the first time, in Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
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March 11, 1992: Hymn to the Senses op.72 for chorus by Robin Holloway (48) to words of Fuller is performed for the first time, at Trinity College, Cambridge.
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March 27, 1992: Concerto for violin and orchestra op.70 by Robin Holloway (48) is performed for the first time, in Manchester.
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November 5, 1992: Entrance: Carousing: Embarkation op.71 for band by Robin Holloway (49) is performed for the first time, in Opperman Music Hall, Tallahassee, Florida.
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November 20, 1992: Love Will Find Out the Way for soprano, two clarinets, viola, cello, and double bass by Robin Holloway (49) to words of Percy is performed for the first time, in Pebble Mill.
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May 23, 1993: Partita no.1 op.62/1 for horn by Robin Holloway (49) is performed for the first time, in Bath.
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June 2, 1993: A Singing Telegram for Amelia Freedman from Robin Holloway for string sextet by Robin Holloway (49) is performed for the first time, in Bath.
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July 4, 1993: Suite for saxophone by Robin Holloway (49) is performed for the first time, in West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.
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July 6, 1993: Winter Music: Concertino no.6 op.76 for oboe, clarinet, trumpet, piano, violin, and cello by Robin Holloway (49) is performed for the first time, in the Royal Pump Room, Leamington Spa.
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August 26, 1993: Serenade for Strings op.73 by Robin Holloway (49) is performed for the first time, in Worcester Cathedral.
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March 23, 1994: Idyll no.3: Frost at Midnight op.78 for orchestra by Robin Holloway (50) is performed for the first time.
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May 27, 1994: Trio for clarinet, viola and piano op.79 by Robin Holloway (50) is performed for the first time, in Festival Theatre, Malvern.
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October 13, 1994: Several works are premiered in Merkin Hall, New York: Fragment for string quartet by Elliott Carter (85), Ned Rorem’s (70) Somewhere... for voice and piano the composer at the keyboard, Base for piano, left hand by Louis Andriessen (55), Quartet Movement in Memoriam DH by Robin Holloway (50), Spirit Quartet for string quartet and electronics by Tod Machover (40) and Music, minus one for string quartet and one other musician by Steven Mackey (38).
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January 30, 1995: Three Women for narrator and piano by Ned Rorem (71) to words of Rhys, Hardwick, and Colette is performed for the first time, at the 92nd Street Y, New York. Also premiered is Robin Holloway’s (51) The Blackbird and the Snail op.81 for narrator and piano to words of de la Mare.
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September 3, 1995: Overture on a Nursery Rhyme op. 75a by Robin Holloway (51) is performed for the first time, in Arundel Cathedral.
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April 16, 1996: Concerto for orchestra no.3 by Robin Holloway (52) is performed for the first time, in Barbican Hall, London.
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May 3, 1996: The Food of Love for chorus by Robin Holloway (52) to words of Shelley is performed for the first time, in Wigmore Hall, London.
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July 20, 1996: Song of Defiance for soprano, piano, and string quartet by Robin Holloway (52) to words of Houseman is performed for the first time, in the Assembly Rooms, Ludlow.
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July 1, 1997: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra op.82 by Robin Holloway (53) is performed for the first time, in King’s School, Canterbury.
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February 1, 1998: Gilded Goldbergs op.86 for two pianos by Robin Holloway (54) is performed for the first time, privately at Cambridge. See 26 June 1999.
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October 9, 1998: Scenes from Antwerp op.85, symphonic images by Robin Holloway (54), is performed for the first time, in Antwerp.
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December 9, 1998: Clarissa Sequence op.30b for soprano and orchestra by Robin Holloway (55) to his own words after Richardson is performed for the first time, in London. See 18 May 1990.
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March 10, 1999: Concerto for double bass and orchestra by Robin Holloway (55) is performed for the first time, in St. Andrew’s, Fife.
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June 12, 1999: Five Haydn Miniatures for two flutes, clarinet, piano, and two violins by Robin Holloway (55) is performed for the first time, in Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh.
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June 26, 1999: Gilded Goldbergs op.86 for two pianos by Robin Holloway (55) is performed publicly for the first time, at Snape Maltings. See 1 February 1998.
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July 30, 1999: Wedding March by Robin Holloway (55) is performed for the first time, in St. Mark’s Church, Purley.
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September 15, 1999: Sonata for solo trumpet op.94a by Robin Holloway (55) is performed for the first time, in Dukes Hall of the Royal Academy of Music, London.
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November 10, 1999: Woefully Arrayed op.89 for chorus and organ by Robin Holloway (56) is performed for the first time, in St. Alban’s Abbey, St. Alban’s.
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July 4, 2000: Sonata for viola solo op.87 by Robin Holloway (56) is performed for the first time, in Hoxton Hall, London.
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July 29, 2000: Symphony op.88 for orchestra by Robin Holloway (56) is performed for the first time, in Royal Albert Hall, London.
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November 20, 2000: Ballade for piano by Robin Holloway (57) is performed for the first time, at Keele University.
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July 13, 2001: Serenade in B flat op.92 for two oboes, two clarinets, and two bassoons by Robin Holloway (57) is performed for the first time, in Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham.
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October 21, 2001: Missa caiensis op.93 for chorus and organ by Robin Holloway (58) is performed for the first time, at the Chapel of Gonville and Caius, Cambridge.
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May 31, 2002: Sonata for solo cello op.91 by Robin Holloway (58) is performed for the first time, in Troldhaugen, Bergen, Norway.
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November 9, 2002: Praeludium for orchestra by Robin Holloway (59) is performed for the first time, in West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.
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December 4, 2002: Viola Concerto by Robin Holloway (59) is performed for the first time, in Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.
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February 22, 2003: Canzona and Toccata for trumpet and organ by Robin Holloway (59) is performed for the first time, in Kelvin Grove Art Gallery, Glasgow.
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April 10, 2003: Spring Music op.96 for two or more instruments by Robin Holloway (59) is performed for the first time, in Wigmore Hall, London.
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July 7, 2004: Lento by Robin Holloway (61) for string quartet is performed for the first time, in Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham.
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September 2, 2005: Serenade in D flat for oboe/english horn, clarinet, viola, and harp by Robin Holloway (61) is performed for the first time, in Ewenny Priory Church.
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March 8, 2006: Two works are performed for the first time, in Holywell Music Rooms, Oxford: Song of Myself for baritone, double bass, and percussion by Harrison Birtwistle (71) and A Page from A Humument for soprano, two clarinets, viola, cello, and double bass by Robin Holloway (62) to words of Phillips.
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July 15, 2006: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis for chorus and organ by Robin Holloway (62) is performed for the first time, in Winchester Cathedral.
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February 1, 2007: Fourth Concerto for Orchestra by Robin Holloway (63) is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
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November 25, 2007: Fourth Idyll for small orchestra by Robin Holloway (64) is performed for the first time, at The Swan, High Wycombe, Great Britain.
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January 31, 2008: Five Temperaments for wind quintet by Robin Holloway (64) is performed for the first time, at The Venue, Leeds.
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February 29, 2008: What Can It Be? for six voices by Robin Holloway (64) is performed for the first time, in St. Catherine’s College Chapel, Cambridge.
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June 11, 2008: String Quartet no.2 by Robin Holloway (64) is performed for the first time, in Caja Madrid.
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January 14, 2009: Quartettino 1 for string quartet by Robin Holloway (65) is performed for the first time, in the West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.
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February 11, 2009: Quartettino 2 for string quartet by Robin Holloway (65) is performed for the first time, in West Roald Concert Hall, Cambridge.
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March 18, 2009: Quartettino 3 for string quartet by Robin Holloway (65) is performed for the first time, in West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.
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April 2, 2009: Three Songs for contralto and piano by Robin Holloway (65) to words of Waller are performed for the first time, in Kings Place, London.
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May 6, 2009: Quartettino 4 for string quartet by Robin Holloway (65) is performed for the first time, in West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.
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October 7, 2009: Quartettino 5 for string quartet by Robin Holloway (65) is performed for the first time, in West End Concert Hall, Cambridge.
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October 13, 2009: A Framing Hommage for Haydn's Unfinished String Quartet op. 103 for string quartet by Robin Holloway (65) is performed for the first time, in Skipton Town Hall.
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November 4, 2009: Quartettino 6 for string quartet by Robin Holloway (66) is performed for the first time, in West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.
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November 22, 2009: Psalm 121 and Psalm 39 for chorus and organ by Robin Holloway (66) are performed for the first time, in Caius College Chapel, Cambridge.
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September 9, 2010: Reliquary for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Robin Holloway (66) is performed for the first time, in Royal Albert Hall, London.
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October 24, 2010: Portae Eternales by Robin Holloway (67) is performed for the first time, in Norwich Cathedral.
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November 20, 2010: Partitina for piano by Robin Holloway (67) is performed for the first time, in Wigmore Hall, London.
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August 4, 2011: Fifth Concerto for Orchestra op.109 by Robin Holloway (67) is performed for the first time, in Royal Albert Hall, London.
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November 16, 2011: Gold on Bronze for orchestra by Robin Holloway (68) is performed for the first time, in Cadogan Hall, London.
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March 20, 2012: Trio for oboe, violin, and piano by Robin Holloway (68) is produced for the first time, at Trinity College, Cambridge.
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January 17, 2013: Peer Gynt-Ocean Voyage op.84b by Robin Holloway (69) is performed for the first time, in Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.
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March 17, 2013: In China for orchestra by Robin Holloway (69) is performed for the first time, in the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing.
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November 20, 2013: On a Drop of Dew for chorus and organ by Robin Holloway (70), to words of Marvell, is performed for the first time, in Westminster Abbey.
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April 2, 2015: String Trio by Robin Holloway (71) is performed for the first time, in St. John’s Smith Square, London.
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May 13, 2015: String Quartet no.3 by Robin Holloway (71) is performed for the first time, in London.
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June 14, 2015: Thou Art There, an anthem on verses from the Book of Psalms by Robin Holloway (71) is performed for the first time, at King’s College, Cambridge.
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October 8, 2015: Europa and the Bull for tuba and orchestra by Robin Holloway (71) is performed for the first time, in Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.
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April 4, 2016: For Ever Singing as They Shine for organ and orchestra by Robin Holloway (72) is performed for the first time, in the Musiktheater im Revier, Großes Haus, Gelsenkirchen.
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October 22, 2016: One Retreats and One Advances by Robin Holloway (73) is performed for the first time, in Brompton Cemetery Chapel, Brompton.
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January 11, 2017: Christmas Sequence for chorus and organ by Robin Holloway (73), to words of various authors, is performed completely for the first time, in the Chapel of Merton College, Oxford.
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March 12, 2017: Serenade in A for piano by Robin Holloway (73) is performed for the first time, in West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.