1 CD / NMC Classics / 2011-09-27Works: Thea Musgrave: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, radio opera; Green, for 12 strings; Wild Winter 1, lamentations for voices & viols
Performers: Gardner, Jake; Musgrave, Thea
Conductors: Musgrave, Thea;
Ensemble: Fretwork; London Sinfonietta; Scottish Ensemble
Musgrave claims it was conceived as a fully fledged opera and not as "a play with incidental music". But that isn't how it comes...continue...
1 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-06-30Works: Irving Berlin: Annie Get Your Gun
Performers: Bartlett, Peta; Criswell, Kim; Garrison, David; Graae, Jason; Hampson, Thomas; Keating, Paul; Long, Emma; Luker, Rebecca; Ogsten, Bruce; Potter, Kerry; Spencer, Hayley
Conductors: McGlinn, John;
Ensemble: Ambrosian Chorus; London Sinfonietta
Oliver Knussen: Where the Wild Things Are & Higglety Pigglety Pop! (Libretti: M. Sendak / Glyndebourne Festival Opera; London Sinfonietta; Knussen [DVD]
1 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2009-06-30Works: Oliver Knussen: Where the Wild Things Are; Higglety Pigglety Pop!
Performers: Beardsley, Karen; Buchan, Cynthia; Gallacher, Andrew; Hardy, Rosemary; Hetherington, Hugh; Jenkins, Neil; King, Mary; Munro, Jeremy; Rees, Deborah; Rhys-Williams, Stephen; Richardson, Stephen
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
A collaboration of one of Britain’s foremost composers, Oliver Knussen, with the vivid magical images of American artist and author, Maurice Sendak, evokes a very...continue...
American Music - Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, Ives, Carter, etc / Sir Simon Rattle, London PO, et al
7 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-09-16Works: John Adams: Harmonielehre; The Chairman Dances; Tromba Lontana, fanfare for orchestra; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Charles Ives: New England Holidays Symphony; George Gershwi...
Performers: Allen, Geri [Piano]; Atkinson, Lynton; Baker, Gregg; Barclay, John; Barnell, Andrew; Barrett, Brent; Barrington, Coleman; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Braithwaite, Maureen; Carter, Regina [Vi...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Sinfonietta
American classical composers often get unfairly overshadowed by their European counterparts, and a great deal of powerful, groundbreaking new music has passed under the radar...continue...
2 CD / NMC Classics / 2007-06-02Works: 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...