New Music Collections, Vol. 2: Electronic - works by David Lumsdaine, Paul Whitty, Dave Price, Claudia Molitor, Richard Barrett, Harrison Birtwistle et al.
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-04-29Works: Roger Smalley: Pulses; Richard Barrett: Transmission 2, for guitar & electronics; Anna Meredith: Axeman, for bassoon & electronics; Rajmil Fischmann: Dreams of Being, for electronics; Claudia Molitor...
Performers: Barrett, Richard; Birtwistle, Harrison [Composer]; Buckley, Daryl; Chance, Michael; Chapman, Jane [Harpsichord]; Collins, Sarah; Dennehy, Donnacha; Ficarra, Evelyn; Fischmann, Rajmil; Harvey, Jonatha...
Conductors: Bernas, Richard; Christian Eggen, Christia; ; Protheroe, Guy
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Cikada Ensemble; Elision; Noszferatu; Sound Intermedia; Spectrum
NMC explores the rich offerings of its back catalogue in a new mid-price series called New Music Collections. (See what we did there?) Each album...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2011-09-27Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Night's Black Bird, for orchestra; The Shadow of Night, for orchestra; The Cry of Anubis, for tuba (or euphonium) & orchestra
Performers: Slade, Owen
Conductors: Wigglesworth, Ryan
Ensemble: Hallé Choir and Orchestra
"It’s as though Birtwistle, mellowing as he approached 70, had belatedly discovered his inner Elgar. The Hallé, incisively conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth, play with a...continue...
Recording information: Studio 7, BBC Manchester (07/17/2010-07/19/2010)....continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2008-10-04Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum; Silbury Air; Secret Theatre
Conductors: Howarth, Elgar
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
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...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-11-01Works: Harrison Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time; Ritual Fragment; Gawain's Journey
Conductors: Howarth, Elgar; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; Philharmonia Orchestra
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-12-24Works: John Dowland: Complaint, P 63; Galliard to Lachrimae, P 46; Lachrimae; Judith Weir: The Romance of Count Arnaldos; Colin Matthews: Cantata on the Death of Antony; Strugnell's Haiku; Simon Bainbridge:...
Performers: Wiegold, Mary
Conductors: Muldowney, Dominic; Tippett, Michael
Ensemble: Composers Ensemble
3 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-07-16Works: Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus
Performers: Allen, Stephen; Angel, Marie; Booth, Juliet; Bronder, Peter; Dames-Longworth, Philippa; Ebrahim, Omar; Folwell, Nicholas; Garrison, Jon; McCormack, Elizabeth; Morgan, Arwel Huw; Opie, Alan; Owens, An...
Conductors: Davis, Andrew, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra
"...In his operas, the vocal lines sit with remarkable ease on both the voice and the words with none of the chalk-on-blackboard quality that pervades...continue...