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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 Recordings / 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: 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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Larry Goves: 'Just Stuff People Do' - Trends in Personal Relationships; Terminus Wreck (for solo cello); Things that are Blue ; White; Black / Sarah Nicolls (pno), Oliver Coates (cello), de Ridder, Sound Intermedia electronics
Larry Goves: 'Just Stuff People Do' - Trends in Personal Relationships; Terminus Wreck (for solo cello); Things that are Blue ; White; Black / Sarah Nicolls (pno), Oliver Coates (cello), de Ridder, Sound Intermedia electronics

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2014-08-12

Works: Larry Goves: Trends in personal relationships, for orchestra; The terminus wreck, for orchestra; Things that are blue, things that are white and things that are black, for orchestra
Performers: Coates, Olivia [Harp]; Nicolls, Sarah
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn; Ridder, Andre; Ridder, André de
Ensemble: ; London Sinfonietta

Literary references are at the heart of Larry Goves's music: written for regular collaborator Sarah Nicolls and scored for solo piano, electric piano, prepared piano,...continue...
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NMC 198
Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen (b.1932): Mixed Company / Theatre of Voices; Hillier
Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen (b.1932): Mixed Company / Theatre of Voices; Hillier

1 CD / Dacapo / 2014-04-29

Works: Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Run, for 10 players; Turn 2, for 4 voices, flute, harp, guitar & percussion; Song, for 4 voices; Play, for 14 instruments; Sound 1, for 4 voices; Sound 2, for 4 voices; Co...
Conductors: Hillier, Paul
Ensemble: ; London Sinfonietta

Mixed Company is the world premiere recording of a remarkable cycle of works by Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (b.1932) presented by London Sinfonietta, Theatre of Voices and...continue...
Recording information: The Queen's Hall, The Black Diamond, The Royal Library, (10/06/2012)....continue...
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Spanish Composers of Today, Vol. 7: Benet Casablancas (b.1956)
Spanish Composers of Today, Vol. 7: Benet Casablancas (b.1956)

1 CD / EMEC / 2014-02-01

Works: Benet Casablancas: Epigrams, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion; String Trio; Introducción, Cadenza y Aria, for clarinet, violin, cello & piano; Quartet for Strings no 2; N...
Performers: Villalba, Miquel
Conductors: Izquierdo, Ernest M.; ; Colomer, Edmon; Mas, Salvador; Masé, S.
Ensemble: ; Arditti Quartet; Barcelona 216; Barcelona Symphony Orchestra of Catalunya; Grupo Manón ; London Sinfonietta; Paris String Trio
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Philip Cashian (b.1963): The House of Night; Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto / Sarah Nicolls, piano; Darrett Adkins, cello
Philip Cashian (b.1963): The House of Night; Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto / Sarah Nicolls, piano; Darrett Adkins, cello

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2013-11-19

Works: Philip Cashian: Tableaux, for orchestra; Concerto for Cello; The House of Night, for oboe & strings; Dark Flight, for 6 cellos; Piano Concerto
Performers: Adkins, Darrett; Nicolls, Sarah; Redgate, Christopher
Conductors: Zehetmair, Thomas; Weiss, Timothy; Austin, Christopher; Nagy, Zsolt
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; Northern Sinfonia; Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble; Royal Academy of Music Cello Ensemble; Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists

This new album by Manchester-born composer Philip Cashian showcases his inventive and dynamic soundworld with a selection of orchestral and chamber works written between 2002-2012....continue...
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Salonen: La Variations, etc / Salonen, Upshaw, et al
Salonen: La Variations, etc / Salonen, Upshaw, et al

1 CD / Sony Classical Import / 2013-09-04

Works: Esa-Pekka Salonen: LA Variations, for orchestra; Images (5) after Sappho, for voice & instrumental ensemble; Giro; Mania; Gambit, for orchestra
Performers: Karttunen, Anssi [Cello]; Upshaw, Dawn [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Salonen, Esa-Pekka
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

"[This] release adds another dimension to our view of Salonen's achievement, for in his 20-minute-long 'LA Variations', he offers a large-slcale showpiece meant to exploit...continue...
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Alexander Goehr: Marching to Carcassonne; When Adam Fell; Pastorals / Peter Serkin, piano
Alexander Goehr: Marching to Carcassonne; When Adam Fell; Pastorals / Peter Serkin, piano

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2013-02-26

Works: Alexander Goehr: When Adam Fell, for orchestra, Op. 89; Pastorals, for orchestra, Op. 19; Marching to Carcassonne, for piano & orchestra, Op. 74
Performers: Serkin, Peter [Piano]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

A unique programme of music by Alexander Goehr unavailable elsewhere on record. The composer's close association with conductor Oliver Knussen and pianist Peter Serkin give...continue...
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20/21  Lieberson: Raising the Gaze, etc / Knussen, et al
20/21 Lieberson: Raising the Gaze, etc / Knussen, et al

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2013-01-08

Works: Peter Lieberson: Drala, for orchestra; Concerto for 4 groups of instruments; Accordance, for 8 instruments; Songs (3) for soprano & chamber orchestra; Ziji, for clarinet, horn, string trio & piano; R...
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; Cleveland Orchestra; London Sinfonietta
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20/21 - Lindberg: Aura, Engine / Knussen, London Sinfonietta
20/21 - Lindberg: Aura, Engine / Knussen, London Sinfonietta

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2012-11-22

Works: Magnus Lindberg: Aura, in memoriam Witold Lutoslawski, for orchestra; Engine
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta

Magnus Lindberg, a 42-year-old Finnish composer, is a force to be reckoned with in the 21st century. "Aura" is a powerful, unrelenting work that is...continue...
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New Music Show - Works by Martin Suckling, Edmund Finnis, Isambard Khrouostaliov et al. / Leigh Melrose, Nicholas Collon
New Music Show - Works by Martin Suckling, Edmund Finnis, Isambard Khrouostaliov et al. / Leigh Melrose, Nicholas Collon

1 CD / London Sinfonietta / 2012-11-13

Works: Martin Suckling: Candlebird, for voice & orchestra; Edmund Finnis: Veneer, for viola & reverb; Isambard Khroustaliov: Zoetrope, for orchestra; Tim Hodgkinson: The Glow & Zig-Zag, for horn & orchestra...
Performers: Melrose, Leigh; Senft, Enno; Silverthorne, Paul; Thompson, Michael [Horn]
Conductors: Collon, Nicholas
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

Continuing the London Sinfonietta Label's commitment to introducing the finest new music to a worldwide audience, this disc features a selection of commissions recorded live...continue...
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LONS 2012
Oliver Knussen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Ophelia Dances; Trumpets Coursing; Cantata
Oliver Knussen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Ophelia Dances; Trumpets Coursing; Cantata

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2012-04-24

Works: Oliver Knussen: Symphony no 3, Op. 18; Trumpets for soprano & 3 clarinets, Op 12; Ophelia Dances for orchestra, Book 1, Op 13; Coursing for chamber orchestra, Op. 17; Cantata for oboe & string trio (...
Performers: Barry, Elaine; Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Hirst, Linda; Mitchell, Ian; Pillinger, Edward
Conductors: Thomas, Michael T.; Knussen, Oliver;
Ensemble: ; London Sinfonietta; Nash Ensemble; Philharmonia Orchestra

"No figure in British contemporary music is more respected than Oliver Knussen" -The Guardian This reissue celebrates composer/ conductor Oliver Knussen's 60th birthday. Works include...continue...
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Jonathan Harvey: Bird Concerto With Pianosong; Ricercare una Melodia, et al.
Jonathan Harvey: Bird Concerto With Pianosong; Ricercare una Melodia, et al.

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2012-01-31

Works: Jonathan Harvey: Bird Concerto with Pianosong, for piano & orchestra; Ricercare una Melodia, version for trumpet or oboe & tape-delay system; Other Presences, for trumpet & electronics; Ricercare una...
Performers: Archibald, Paul; Gill, Tim [Cello]; Hulse, Gareth; Nagano, Hideki
Conductors: Atherton, David
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

Bird Concerto - Harvey's hommage to Messiaen - is a celebration of the kind of technical advances in electroacoustics which the creator of Oiseaux exotiques...continue...
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Thomas Ades: In Seven Days; Nancarrow Studies / Nicholas Hodges, piano
Thomas Ades: In Seven Days; Nancarrow Studies / Nicholas Hodges, piano

2 CD / Signum Records / 2012-01-01

Works: Thomas Adès: In Seven Days, for piano & orchestra with moving image; Conlon Nancarrow: Study for Player Piano no 6; Study for Player Piano no 7; Unspecified: DVD Bonus Disc
Performers: Ades, Thomas [Conductor/Composer]; Hind, Rolf; Hodges, Nicolas
Conductors: Adès, Thomas
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

The London Sinfonietta combine two works from Thomas Adès, one of the most distinctive and popular voices in modern composition. Both works feature accompanying films...continue...
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Takemitsu: To the Edge of Dream / Williams, Salonen
Takemitsu: To the Edge of Dream / Williams, Salonen

1 CD / Sony Classical Import / 2011-06-07

Works: Toru Takemitsu: To the Edge of Dream; Toward the Sea; Vers, L'arc-en-ciel, Palma; Folios; Songs (12) for Guitar
Performers: Bell, Sebastian; Hulse, Gareth; Williams, John [Guitar]
Conductors: Salonen, Esa-Pekka
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
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Louis Andriessen: Anaïs Nin; De Staadt / Cristina Zavalloni, voice
Louis Andriessen: Anaïs Nin; De Staadt / Cristina Zavalloni, voice

1 CD / Signum Records / 2011-01-01

Works: Louis Andriessen: Anaïs Nin, for voice, orchestra & film; De Staat for 2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos & chamber ensemble
Performers: Buhrs, Han; Zavalloni, Cristina
Conductors: Atherton, David
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

An exciting start to a new orchestral collaboration for Signum Records, this disc is the first of a new series with the London Sinfonietta –...continue...
Recording information: Queen Elizabeth Hall (04/14/2011)....continue...
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Daugherty: American Icons / Zinman, Stenz, Miller, et al
Daugherty: American Icons / Zinman, Stenz, Miller, et al

1 CD / Decca Import / 2009-11-04

Works: Michael Daugherty: Dead Elvis; Snap!; What's that spell, for 2 sopranos & ensemble; Jackie's Song; Le Tombeau de Liberace, for piano & orchestra; Motown Metal; Flamingo
Performers: Bielawa, Lisa; Crossley, Paul [Piano]; Daugherty, Michael; Kampen, Christopher van; Sinfonietta, London; Sweeton, Alex; Ullery, Charles; Zinman, David
Conductors: Zinman, David; Stenz, Markus; Miller, David A.; Daugherty, Michael
Ensemble: Dogs of Desire; London Sinfonietta

Recording information: Colosseum (04/14/1996-10/27/1996); Music Hall Of Troy Savings Bank, Troy, NY (04/14/1996-10/27/1996); Watford, Hertfordshire, England (04/14/1996-10/27/1996)....continue...
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DECI ARG458145
Oliver Knussen: Where the Wild Things Are & Higglety Pigglety Pop! (Libretti: M. Sendak / Glyndebourne Festival Opera; London Sinfonietta; Knussen [DVD]
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 / 2009-06-30

Works: 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...
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Henryk Gorecki: The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs / Dawn Upshaw, David Zinman / A Tony Palmer Film [DVD]
Henryk Gorecki: The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs / Dawn Upshaw, David Zinman / A Tony Palmer Film [DVD]

1 DVD Video / United States Of Distribution / 2009-06-02

Works: Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: Symphony no 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"
Performers: Upshaw, Dawn
Conductors: Zinman, David
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

This Symphony's inspiration came from a book Gorecki found during the Nazi occupation of Poland that showed examples of the different messages scratched on the...continue...
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USDS 1355
Echo 20/21  Knussen: Horn Concerto, Whitman Settings, etc
Echo 20/21 Knussen: Horn Concerto, Whitman Settings, etc

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2009-04-16

Works: Oliver Knussen: Flourish with Fireworks, Op. 22; The Way to Castle Yonder, Pot-pourri for orchestra after the opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!, Op 21a; Organa (2), for large ensemble, Op 27; Concerto for...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Gould, Clio; Kampen, Christopher van; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Silverthorne, Paul; Tuckwell, Barry [French Horn]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

The wide range of color of these pieces extends from Flourish with Fireworks to a potpourri from Higglety Pigglety Pop!, the Whitman Setting, Op. 25a...continue...
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DGGI DG474322
Matthews: Broken Symmetry, etc / Knussen, London Sinfonietta
Matthews: Broken Symmetry, etc / Knussen, London Sinfonietta

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2009-03-05

Works: Colin Matthews: Fourth sonata for orchestra; Suns Dance, for 10 players; Broken Symmetry, for large orchestra
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; London Sinfonietta members
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DGGI DG447067
Knussen conducts Knussen / Tuckwell, Shelton, London Sinf
Knussen conducts Knussen / Tuckwell, Shelton, London Sinf

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2008-11-13

Works: Oliver Knussen: Flourish with Fireworks, Op. 22; The Way to Castle Yonder, Pot-pourri for orchestra after the opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!, Op 21a; Organa (2), for large ensemble, Op 27; Concerto for...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Gould, Clio; Kampen, Christopher van; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Silverthorne, Paul; Tuckwell, Barry [French Horn]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

"...The 'Flourish', written for Michael Tilson Thomas's first concert as Musical Director of the LSO, has lyrical substance as well as the appropriate 'occasional' brilliance...The...continue...
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Attwood, Bailie, Causton / London Sinfonietta, et al
Attwood, Bailie, Causton / London Sinfonietta, et al

1 CD / London Sinfonietta / 2008-10-28

Works: William Attwood: Iwwer Tiermen; Joanna Bailie: Five Famous Adagios; Richard Causton: Phoenix Sleep
Performers: Bell, Sebastian
Conductors: Kok, Nicholas
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

Jerwood Series 4 includes music by William Attwood, Joanna Bailie and Richard Casuton. 'Phoenix', commissioned for the London Sinfonietta by Henry Greenfield, won Richard Causton...continue...
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LONS 12008
Ancora - Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadiae, Secret Theatre, Silbury Air
Ancora - Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadiae, Secret Theatre, Silbury Air

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 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 / 2008-05-01

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
The British Music Collection - Turnage: Some Days, etc
The British Music Collection - Turnage: Some Days, etc

2 CD / Decca Import / 2008-01-09

Works: Mark-Anthony Turnage: Some Days, for mezzo-soprano & orchestra (or orchestra); Your Rockaby, mini concerto for saxophone & orchestra; Night Dances, for chamber group & orchestra; Dispelling the Fears...
Performers: Clarey, Cynthia; Constable, John [Keyboards]; Dierksen, Uwe; Erskine, Peter; Forman, William; Hardenberger, Håkan [Trumpet]; Hulse, Gareth; Nockles, Bruce; Ollu, Franck; Robertson, Martin; Scof...
Conductors: Haitink, Bernard; Davis, Andrew; Knussen, Oliver; Harding, Daniel; Rundel, Peter
Ensemble: ; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt); London Sinfonietta; Philharmonia Orchestra
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Birtwistle: Punch and Judy / Atherton, London Sinfonietta
Birtwistle: Punch and Judy / Atherton, London Sinfonietta

2 CD / NMC Recordings / 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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Stravinsky: The Flood, etc;  Wuorinen: Reliquary / Knussen
Stravinsky: The Flood, etc; Wuorinen: Reliquary / Knussen

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Import / 2007-04-18

Works: Igor Stravinsky: The Flood, musical play for 3 vocal soloists, narrator, caller, speakers, chorus & orchestra; Abraham and Isaac, sacred ballad for voice & chamber orchestra; Variations; Requiem Cant...
Performers: Berkeley, Michael; Bernard Jacobson; Crayford, Marcia; Hall, Peter; Johnson, Peter [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Mary Power; Richardson, Stephen [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Townsen...
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; New London Chamber Chorus Men
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Wuorinen: Cyclops 2000, etc / Knussen, London Sinfonietta
Wuorinen: Cyclops 2000, etc / Knussen, London Sinfonietta

1 CD / London Sinfonietta / 2007-03-27

Works: Charles Wuorinen: Cyclops 2000; A Reliquary for Igor Stravinsky
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

Oliver Knussen conducts two works by American composer Charles Wuorinen. Cyclops 2000 was recorded at the world premiere performance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in...continue...
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LONS 42006
Ancora - Bainbridge: Viola Concerto, etc / Trampler, et al
Ancora - Bainbridge: Viola Concerto, etc / Trampler, et al

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2006-10-07

Works: Simon Bainbridge: Fantasia for Double Orchestra; Concerto for Viola and Orchestra; Concertante in moto perpetuo for Oboe and Chamber Ensemble
Performers: Black, Nigel; Daniel, Nicholas; Edwards, Catherine; Farrall, Joy; Irvine, Robert; Kiernan, Patrick; Lukas, Kathryn; Shave, Jacqueline; Tarlton, Neil; Trampler, Walter; Wilkinson Khoroshunin, Katie
Conductors: Bainbridge, Simon; Thomas, Michael Tilson
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Composers Ensemble; London Sinfonietta

The central work on the disc is the composer's 'Viola Concerto,' commissioned by Walter Trampler who performs here with the London Sinfonietta under the distinguished...continue...
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NMC 126
Tansy Davis: Neon; Stuart MacRae: Interact
Tansy Davis: Neon; Stuart MacRae: Interact

1 CD / London Sinfonietta / 2006-02-01

Works: Tansy Davies: Neon, for ensemble; Stuart MacRae: Interact, for trumpet & orchestra
Performers: Wallace, John [Trumpet]
Conductors: Porcelijn, David; Gruber, HK
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
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LONS 1-2006
Morgan Hayen: Dark Room; Jonny Greenwood: Smear; Dai Fujikura: Fifth Station
Morgan Hayen: Dark Room; Jonny Greenwood: Smear; Dai Fujikura: Fifth Station

1 CD / London Sinfonietta / 2006-02-01

Works: Morgan Hayes: Dark Room, for clarinet & orchestra; Jonny Greenwood: Smear, for orchestra & 2 ondes martinots; Dai Fujikura: Fifth Station, for cello & orchestra
Performers: Hartmann-Claverie, Valerie; Hopkins, Louise; Perrault, Bruno; Wiel, Mark Van de
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
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Ancora - Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time, etc / Howarth
Ancora - Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time, etc / Howarth

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 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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NMC 088
Michael Torke - Ecstatic Collection
Michael Torke - Ecstatic Collection

6 CD / Ecstatic Records / 2004-11-02

Works: Michael Torke: Green for orchestra; Purple, ballet; Ecstatic Orange, ballet; Ash for orchestra; Bright Blue Music for orchestra; Proverbs (4), for female voice & ensemble; Book of Proverbs, for choru...
Performers: Anderson, Valdine; Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Harle, John; Ollmann, Kurt
Conductors: Zinman, David; Torke, Michael [Composer]; De Waart, Edo; Levi, Yoel; Miller, David A.; Nagano, Kent; Hempel, Jurgen; Zagrosek, Lothar; Torke, Michael;
Ensemble: ; Albany Symphony Orchestra; Apollo Saxophone Quartet; Argo Band; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Balanescu Quartet; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta; Michael Torke Band; Philharmonia Orc...

"What a midcareer retrospective at the Whitney Museum is to a visual artist, Michael Torke's six-CD set of orchestral music is for a composer. When...continue...
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ECTC 092299
Ancora - Matthews: Cello Concerto no 1, etc / Carewe, et al
Ancora - Matthews: Cello Concerto no 1, etc / Carewe, et al

2 CD / NMC Recordings / 2004-04-01

Works: Colin Matthews: Sonata for Orchestra no 5 "Landscape", Op. 17; Concerto for Cello, Op. 27; Hidden Variables; Memorial; Quatrain; Machines and Dreams
Performers: Baillie, Alexander
Conductors: Carewe, John; Thomas, Michael Tilson
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta; London Symphony Orchestra
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Goehr: Romanza, Sinfonia, etc /Knussen, Atherton, Welsh, etc
Goehr: Romanza, Sinfonia, etc /Knussen, Atherton, Welsh, etc

2 CD / NMC Recordings / 2004-01-01

Works: Alexander Goehr: Sinfonia, Op. 42; Romanza for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 24; Behold the Sun, Op. 44a; Metamorphosis/Dance, Op. 36; Lyric Pieces, Op. 35; ...a musical offering (J. S. B. 1985)..., Op. 46
Performers: Thames, Jeanine; Welsh, Moray
Conductors: Atherton, David; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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NMC 095
Benjamin: 3 Inventions, Upon Silence, Sudden Time, Octet
Benjamin: 3 Inventions, Upon Silence, Sudden Time, Octet

1 CD / Nimbus Records / 2002-10-01

Works: George Benjamin: Upon Silence, for mezzo-soprano and Five Viols; Three Inventions for chamber orchestra; Sudden Time; Octet; Upon Silence for mezzo-soprano and Seven strings
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Wallace, John [Trumpet]
Conductors: Benjamin, George
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

"A new CD of music by the unprolific but much respected English composer George Benjamin (b.1960) is something of an event...A pupil of Messiaen, Benjamin...continue...
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Holloway: Second Concerto for Orchestra / Oliver Knussen
Holloway: Second Concerto for Orchestra / Oliver Knussen

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 1998-08-21

Works: Robin Holloway: Concerto for Orchestra no 2, Op. 40
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta
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NMC 015
Goehr: Piano Concerto, Symphony / Serkin, Knussen, Bernas
Goehr: Piano Concerto, Symphony / Serkin, Knussen, Bernas

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 1998-08-21

Works: Alexander Goehr: Symphony in One Movement, Op. 29; Concerto for Piano, Op. 33
Performers: Serkin, Peter
Conductors: Bernas, Richard; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta
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Benjamin: A Mind of Winter, etc / Benjamin, Elder, et al
Benjamin: A Mind of Winter, etc / Benjamin, Elder, et al

1 CD / Nimbus Records / 1996-10-01

Works: George Benjamin: Ringed by the flat Horizon for orchestra; A Mind of Winter for soprano & chamber orchestra; At First Light for orchestra; Panorama; Antara
Performers: Aimard, Pierre-Laurent [Piano]; Archibald, Paul; Bell, Sebastian; Blake, Richard; Hulse, Gareth; Nodaira, Ishiro; Pople, Ross; Walmsley-Clark, Penelope
Conductors: Elder, Mark; Benjamin, George
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

"This release...is a model for packaging a challenging contemporary composer...with informative notes and committed performances...There is much to enjoy here, especially the cool, straight line...continue...

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Mason: String Quartet, etc / Arditti Quartet, et al
Mason: String Quartet, etc / Arditti Quartet, et al

1 CD / Bridge / 1994-03-01

Works: Benedict Mason: Quartet for Strings No 1; Double concerto for horn, trombone & ensemble; Self-Referential Songs and Realistic Virelais
Performers: Alberman, David; Arditti, Irvine [Violin]; de Saram, Rohan; Knox, Garth; Purser, David; Thompson, Michael [Horn]; Whittlesey, Christine
Conductors: ; Masson, Diego; Metzmacher, Ingo
Ensemble: Arcadian Academy; Ensemble Modern; London Sinfonietta
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BDG 9045
Gorecki: Symphony no 3 / Zinman, Upshaw, London Sinfonietta
Gorecki: Symphony no 3 / Zinman, Upshaw, London Sinfonietta

1 CD / Nonesuch / 1992-05-05

Works: Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: Symphony no 3, Op. 36 ("Symphony of Sorrowful Songs")
Performers: Upshaw, Dawn [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors: Zinman, David
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

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