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The World's Greatest Music
Katherine shares some of her favourite contemporary classics.
Jon Lord, who died in 2012, was the keyboard player with the rock group Deep Purple but he had a solid classical piano background and always wanted to fuse rock with classical music. In 1970 he even got Deep Purple involved in a concerto for group and orchestra, which he co-composed with Malcolm Arnold. His Durham Concerto was his first solely classical piece, commissioned by Durham University to celebrate its 175th anniversary. It’s a deeply evocative work with hues of folk music running throughout and brilliant uses of orchestral colour.
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