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“Perryman is a musician, who creates music with his paintbrush”

  - violinist Yehudi Menuhin  

John AdamsEl Dorado. 30 mins.  (Brussels Philharmonic)

John Adams: The Wound Dresser. 20 mins. (Holland Symfonia & baritone David Wilson Johnson).

Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes.15 mins.

M.K.Čiurlionis: The Sea (Jura) 30 mins, with The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, 2019

Claude Debussy: Prélude de l’après-midi d’un faune (Czech National Orchestra)

Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations. 30 mins. (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Bergen Philharmonic, 2012)

Gustav Holst: The Planets. 50 mins. (National Orchestra of Belgium).

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - orchestration by Ravel. 30 mins. (with Simon Rattle and the CBSO for BBC Television, 1993. Arnhem Philharmonic 2004, DVD recording 2011)

Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus. 20 mins. (Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, 2012)

Alexander Scriabin
: Prometheus – Le Poème du Feu. 20 mins. (National Orchestra of Belgium, 2013)

Alexander Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy. 20 mins. (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra).

Toru Takemitsu: From me flows what you call Time - for five percussionists and orchestra. 30 mins. (Rotterdam Philharmonic)

Augusta Read Thomas: Terpsichore’s Dream. 17 mins


Gubaidulina: Garden of Joys and Sorrows. 15 mins. Flute, viola, harp, speaker. Vredenburg Leeuwenburgh.

Toshio Hosokawa: Cloud and Light for shô and chamber orchestra, 20 mins.
Blossoming II for chamber orchestra, 12 mins.
Meditation - for the victims of the Tsunami 11/3/11, 14 mins.
(entire program with Netherlands Chamber Orchestra)

Huang Ruo : Confluences –Concerto No.4 for 15 players and kinetic painting. 16 mins. (ASKO Ensemble and Ilan Volkov).

Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals, for chamber orchestra and two pianos. 30 mins. (Greenwich Festival Orchestra)

Stravinsky: Concerto in D ("Basle") for string orchestra. 13 mins. 2018 Artist in Residence, Zürich Chamber Orchestra.

Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale/l’Histoire de Soldat. 60 mins. For seven instruments, narrator and/or two actors. (Daniel Hope Ensemble, Katja Riemann, Benno Schollum, 2018), (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra & Gordan Nikolic, 2010)

Toru Takemitsu: Three Film Scores, 15 mins. For string ensemble. (Sejong Soloists)

Vivaldi: Four Seasons. 40 mins. (with Yehudi Menuhin, for French Television, 1979); and with Charles Hazlewood/Alexander Sitkovetsky in Play the Field Festival, 2009).


John Adams: Hallelujah Junction, for two pianos, 30 mins. (Steve Beck and Andrew Armstrong, Greenwich Festival)

Huang Ruo/Norman Perryman: Written on the Wind. 14 mins. For pipa, vocals and kinetic painting. (Min-Xiao Fen, New York and Purchase).

William Walton: Sonata for violin and piano. Daniel Hope and Sebastian Knauer, Konzerthaus Berlin 2016. Yehudi Menuhin 100.

Ravel: Kaddish, for violin and piano. Daniel Hope and Sebastian Knauer. Lübeck 2016. Schleswig-Holstein Festival.

Haydn: Four Last Words of Christ. String Quartet. With Ebonit Saxophone Quartet. Amsterdam 2016.

Japanese percussion programme (with Circle Percussion) including Harumi, Yatai-Bayashi, Miyake, Marimba Spiritual, etc. all played on Japanese drums (Kodo style) - half an evening.


Piano Colours recital with Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Aldeburgh Festival, Helsinki Festival, Salzburg Mozarteum, 2012)

Franz Liszt: La Lugubre Gondola II. 6.30 mins.

Alexander Scriabin: Sonata No.9 op. 68 'Black Mass'. (8 min.)

Tristan Murail: Cloches d' un sourire. In memoriam Olivier Messiaen. (4:15)

George Benjamin: Fantasy on Iambic Rhythm. 12 mins.

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (solo piano version), 30 mins. (Julien Quentin, Switzerland).

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