• Jonathan Dove
  • A Portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi (2012)

  • Peters Edition Limited (World)

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 as part of its ‘Portraits Day’. First performance 5 December 2012, BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, Cadogan Hall, London.

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  • 10 min

Programme Note

On 7 May 2012, BBC Radio 3 listeners were invited to offer suggestions of 21st century figures they would like to see immortalised in a musical portrait. From these suggestions, Jonathan Dove chose democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi and the result is this portrait.