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Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934): 'Angel Fighter' / Andrew Watts, countertenor; Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, tenor; BBC Singers; London Sinfonietta; David Atherton
Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934): 'Angel Fighter' / Andrew Watts, countertenor; Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, tenor; BBC Singers; London Sinfonietta; David Atherton

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2015-07-10

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Angel Fighter, cantata for countertenor, tenor, chamber chorus & chamber orchestra; In Broken Images, for chamber orchestra; Virelai (Sus une fontayne), for 12 players
Performers: Roberts, Jeffrey Lloyd; Watts, Andrew
Conductors: Atherton, David
Ensemble: BBC Singers; London Sinfonietta

Described by The Guardian as 'hauntingly powerful', Birtwistle's cantata Angel Fighter vividly explores the Biblical story of the struggle between man and divine being from...continue...
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NMC 211
Ancora - Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadiae, Secret Theatre, Silbury Air
Ancora - Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadiae, Secret Theatre, Silbury Air

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2008-10-04

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum; Silbury Air; Secret Theatre
Conductors: Howarth, Elgar
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
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NMC 148
Birtwistle: Nenia, Verses for Ensembles, The Fields of Sorrow / Atherton, Hacker, et al
Birtwistle: Nenia, Verses for Ensembles, The Fields of Sorrow / Atherton, Hacker, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-09-09

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Fields of Sorrow; Verses for Ensembles; Nenia
Performers: Manning, Jane
Conductors: Atherton, David;
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; Matrix Ensemble
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LYTA 306
Birtwistle: Punch and Judy / Atherton, London Sinfonietta
Birtwistle: Punch and Judy / Atherton, London Sinfonietta

2 CD / NMC Classics / 2007-06-02

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Punch and Judy
Performers: Bryn-Julson, Phyllis; DeGaetani, Jan; Langridge, Philip; Roberts, Stephen [baritone]; Tomlinson, John; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Atherton, David
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

As a whole the opera loses none of its powerful and sustained impact when compared with Birtwistle's own more mature compositions. If anything, its startling...continue...
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Ancora - Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time, etc / Howarth
Ancora - Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time, etc / Howarth

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-11-01

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time; Ritual Fragment; Gawain's Journey
Conductors: Howarth, Elgar; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; Philharmonia Orchestra
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