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New Music Collections, Vol. 1: Choral - works by Anthony Payne, Birtwistle, Saxton, Britten, Finnissy, Skempton et al.
New Music Collections, Vol. 1: Choral - works by Anthony Payne, Birtwistle, Saxton, Britten, Finnissy, Skempton et al.

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-04-29

Works: Julian Anderson: Four American Choruses; Giles Swayne: Cry; Robert Saxton: I will awake the dawn; Michael Finnissy: Descriptive Jottings of London, for chorus; Richard Rodney Bennett: Spells; Benjami...
Performers: Finnissy, Michael; Howard Skempton [Composer/Accordion]
Conductors: Halsey, Simon; Poole, John; Weeks, James; Willcocks, David; Skidmore, Jeffrey; Cleobury, Stephen; Knussen, Oliver; Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: ; Bach Choir; BBC Singers; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; Ex Cathedra; Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.); London Sinfonietta Voices

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...
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Britten to America: Music for Radio and Theatre / Samuel West, Mary Carewe, Jean Rigby, Andrew Kennedy
Britten to America: Music for Radio and Theatre / Samuel West, Mary Carewe, Jean Rigby, Andrew Kennedy

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-01-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Ascent of F6, incidental music for female voice, 2 male voices, percussion, ukelele & 2 pianos; An American in England, music for a 6-part radio program, for orchestra; Roman Wa...
Performers: Carewe, Mary [Soprano Vocal]; Cooke, Mervyn; Dickinson, Matthew; Holland, Jonathan; Nockles, Bruce; Walker, Lucy; Watkins, Huw; Woodhouse, Nigel
Conductors: Skidmore, Jeffrey; Elder, Mark; Ogg, Harry
Ensemble: ; Ex Cathedra; Hallé Orchestra

  • The majority of these early and unrecorded works haven't been heard since first performed in the 1940s.
  • The music heard here contains large sections of
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Britten on Film / Brabbins, et al
Britten on Film / Brabbins, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2007-03-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Night Mail; The Tocher; The King's Stamp; Negroes; The Way to the Sea; Telegrams; Peace of Britain; Men behind the Meters; Coal Face; When you're feeling like expressing your affect...
Performers: Auchincloss, Daniel; Beale, Simon Russell; Carewe, Mary [soprano]; Green, Adam [Baritone]; Wilson, Malcolm
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Birmingham King Edward's School Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

- The first ever comprehensive collection of music written by Britten, working with WH Auden, for 1930's information films made by the GPO Film Unit...continue...
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Themes & Variations / Jac Van Steen, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Themes & Variations / Jac Van Steen, BBC Symphony Orchestra

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2001-06-03

Works: Imogen Holst: Variations on an Elizabethan Theme; Arthur Oldham: Variations on an Elizabethan Theme; Michael Tippett: Variations on an Elizabethan Theme; Braint (Severn Bridge Variations; Lennox Berk...
Conductors: Steen, Jac van

"...Performances are superb. Sound in the string-orchestra 'Variations on an Elizabethan Theme' is good but a little dry; the two sets for full orchestra are...continue...
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Prime Cuts
Prime Cuts

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2000-09-01

Works: Grace Williams: Severn Bridge Variations; Brian Elias: Songs (5) to Poems by Irina Ratushinskaya; Judith Weir: A Night At The Chinese Opera, opera; Jonathan Harvey: Haiku for piano; Philip Cashian: C...
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NMC 069
Britten: Les Illuminataions, etc /Barbirolli, Pears, Britten
Britten: Les Illuminataions, etc /Barbirolli, Pears, Britten

1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les illuminations, Op. 18; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, Op. 22
Performers: Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Barbirolli, John, Sir
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic

Britten's only rival as an interpreter of his own music on record is Stravinsky, yet in his Aspen Award speech of 1964, he stated that...continue...
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