1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-04-29Works: Richard Causton: Millennium Scenes, for orchestra; Notturno, for chamber ensemble; As Kingfishers Catch Fire, for flute, clarinet, harp & string quartet; The Persistence of Memory, for chamber ensemb...
Conductors: Collon, Nicholas; Cornelius, Gerry; Wigglesworth, Ryan
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Hallé Orchestra
Causton is one of the finest of the new generation of British composers. Tim Ashley, The Guardian Richard Causton studied with Param Vir, with Roger...continue...
Philip Cashian (b.1963): The House of Night; Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto / Sarah Nicolls, piano; Darrett Adkins, cello
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2013-11-19Works: 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...
Alexander Goehr (b.1932): Since Brass Nor Stone; Clarinet Quintet; Manere, Op. 81 / Colin Currie, percussion
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2013-10-29Works: Alexander Goehr: Since Brass, Nor Stone..., fantasy for string quartet & percussion, Op. 80; ...around Stravinsky, for violin, oboe, clarinet, bassoon & horn, Op. 72; Quintet for Clarinet and Strings...
Performers: Alberman, David; Brown, Ian [Piano]; Currie, Colin; Hosford, Richard; Hulse, Gareth; Leveaux, Ursula; Power, Lawrence; Samuel, Laura; Thorsen, Marianne; Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]; Watkins, Ric...
Ensemble: Pavel Haas Quartet; The Nash Ensemble
This new recording of Goehr's chamber music, written between the years of 2002-2012 and featuring artists critically hailed as 'chamber music royalty' (The Nash Ensemble...continue...
Recording information: St Michael's Church, Highgate, London (03/27/2013-03/28/2013); Studio 2, BBC Maida Vale, London, England (03/27/2013-03/28/2013); West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge (03/27/2013-0...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2013-07-30Works: Joseph Phibbs: Flex, for violin, cello, flute & piano; Songs (2), for tenor & piano (from "Shades of Night"); The Canticle of the Rose, for soprano & string quartet; From Shore to Shore, for countert...
Performers: Alden, Ben; Boyd, James; Chance, Michael; Firsova, Alissa [Piano]; O'Kane, Brian [Cello]; Plant, Andrew; Ploemacher, Marije; Shaw, Joanna
Ensemble: Navarra String Quartet
The Canticle of the Rose, the centrepiece of this recording, sets a series of poems by Edith Sitwell for soprano and string quartet ranging from...continue...
Recording information: Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Surrey (2013-01-07_2013-01-08&2013-)....continue...
Anthony Payne (b.1936): Phoenix Mass; The World's Winter; Paean; Horn Trio / John Poole; Jane Manning
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2013-06-25Works: Anthony Payne: Phoenix Mass, for chorus & brass ensemble; Paean, for piano; The World's Winter, for soprano & chamber ensemble; Horn Trio, for horn, violin & piano
Performers: Bradshaw, Susan; Manning, Jane
Conductors: Poole, John; ; Friend, Lionel
Ensemble: Jane's Minstrels; Nash Ensemble; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Phoenix Mass was originally to have been a liturgical setting only for school choir but soon turned into something much bigger and more technically demanding....continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2012-05-29Works: Rob Keeley: Music for Art and Tom, for saxophone & piano; Bells of Halkis, for piano; Little Trio, for clarinet, cello & piano; Two Ways of Looking at a Spider, for guitar; Trio for horn, violin & pi...
Performers: Dullea, Mary; Holmes, Tim; Keeley, Rob [Composer]; Leathwood, Jonathan [Guitar]; Maxwell, Melinda; Michael, Robin [Cello]; Morgan, Darragh; Sparling, Andrew; Watkins, Richard [Horn]
Rob Keeley was born in Bridgend in 1960. He studied with Oliver Knussen at the Royal College of Music, Magdalen College Oxford under Bernard Rose,...continue...
Recording information: Coombehurst Studio, Kingston University (07/18/2011-07/20/2011); Highgate School, London (07/18/2011-07/20/2011); University of Denver, Colorado (07/18/2011-07/20/2011); Coombeh...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2011-09-27Works: Ed Bennett: Stop-Motion Music, for ensemble; Slow Down, for piano trio; Cartoon Music, for ensemble; Monster, for bass clarinet; for JF, for string quartet; My Broken Machines, for ensemble; Ghosts, ...
Performers: Knox, Garth; Roe, Paul
Ensemble: Decibel (Ensemble); Fidelio Trio
Listening to the super-smart, conceptually refined Slow Down (2011) - music for piano trio never sounded like this before: violin and cello crawl along...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2008-09-01Works: Colin Matthews: Quartet for Strings no 2; Quartet for Oboe and Strings no 1; Divertimento for Double String Quartet; Concertinos (5) for Wind Quintet; Triptych
Conductors: ; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Brindisi String Quartet; Haffner Wind Ensemble
'Divertimento' was commissioned by and dedicated to Peter Pears for the 1982 Aldeburgh Festival. Colin Matthews is active as administrator of the Holst Foundation, chair...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2006-11-04Works: Elisabeth Lutyens: Présages, Op. 53; Motet, Op. 27; Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon, Op. 52; Magnificat and Nunc dimittis; Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 57; Verses of Love; Fant...
Performers: Dussek, Michael; Keen, Helen; Maxwell, Melinda; O'Neill, Robin; Osostowicz, Krysia; Salmon, Jane; Sleigh, James; Van der Wiel, Mark
Conductors: Weeks, James D.E.;
Ensemble: Endymion Ensemble; EXAUDI
"This disc is a welcome reminder of the particular virtues of a kind of music less prominent than it once was. The works included centre...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2006-04-06Works: Robert Simpson: Symphony no 3; Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Performers: Humphreys, Sydney; Keenlyside, Raymond; Major, Margaret; Simpson, Derek; Walton, Bernard
Conductors: Horenstein, Jascha;
Ensemble: Aeolian String Quartet; London Symphony Orchestra
A powerful and original symphonist, Simpson was born in 1921 and died in 1997. He worked as Senior Producer at the BBC for 28 years...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-10-07Works: Gerald Barry: In the Asylum; James Clarke: Trio for Piano and Strings; Étude for Piano; Independence; Island; Isolation for Violin/Viola solo; Michael Finnissy: In stiller nacht; Necessary and...
Performers: Derome, Julie-Anne; Prynn, Gabriel; Ristic, André
Ensemble: Fibonacci Trio
Trio Fibonacci's debut on NMC also sees the first appearance on the label of James Clarke, whose Piano Trio is joined by solo works for...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-02-07Works: Michael Tippett: Sonata for Piano no 1; Concerto for Double String Orchestra; Quartet for Strings no 2; Thomas Tallis: Spem in alium
Performers: Sellick, Phyllis
Conductors: Goehr, Walter; ; Tippett, Michael
Ensemble: Morley College Choir; Orchestra; Zorian Quartet
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2004-06-01Works: Roger Smalley: Poles Apart; Trio for Piano and Strings; Variations for Piano on a theme by Chopin; Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano; Crepuscule; Frédéric Chopin: Mazurkas (3) for Pian...
Performers: Finch, Douglas
Ensemble: Continuum Ensemble
2 CD / NMC Classics / 2004-04-01Works: Judith Weir: Distance and Enchantment; El Rey de Francia; I Broke Off a Golden Branch; The Art of Touching the Keyboard; The Bagpiper's String Trio; The King of France
"Judith Weir has one of the most distinctive compositional voices in contemporary music: her material tonal, largely folk-inspired, but always refracted through the prism of...continue...
2 CD / NMC Classics / 2004-01-01Works: 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
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2003-04-05Works: Joe Cutler: Jiggadybox; Nicola LeFanu: Miniature and canon; Martin Butler: Spring Rounds; Joseph Phibbs: Trio semplice for Violin, Piano and Cello; Rachel Stott: Serendipity and Household Objects; Ju...
Ensemble: Schubert Ensemble of London
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2002-02-01Works: Richard Baker: Los Rabanos; Tansy Davies: Patterning; Jonathan Powell: Saturnine; Mary Bellamy: Constellations; Morgan Hayes: Buoy; Sam Hayden: Partners in Psychopathology; Alison Kay: Rat-race; Jona...
Conductors: Wiegold, Peter
Ensemble: Composers Ensemble
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2001-05-01Works: Judith Weir: Arise, Arise! You slumbering sleepers; Elena Firsova: Frozen Time; Howard Skempton: La Gora di Mulino; Philip Cashian: Music for the Night Sky; Piers Hellawell: A White Room
Ensemble: Schubert Ensemble of London
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2001-01-01Works: Anthony Gilbert: Dream Carousels, for orchestra; Quartet of Beasts, for flute, oboe, bassoon & piano; Igórochki, for recorder & chamber ensemble; Six of the Bestiary, for saxophone quartet; Towa...
Performers: Ager, Rachael; Hudson, Benjamin [Bassoon]; Lawson, Peter; Turner, John
Conductors: Reynish, Timothy; Rundell, Clark
Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music New Ensemble; Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1999-02-04Works: Michael Finnissy: Traum des Sängers; WAM; Enek; Mars and Venus
Performers: Mutter, Charles
Conductors: Finnissy, Michael
Ensemble: Ixion Ensemble
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-12-24Works: Martin Butler: Songs and Dances From a Haunted Place; Philip Cashian: Quartet for Strings no 1; David Nicholls: Quartet for Strings
Ensemble: Bingham String Quartet
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-09-28Works: Gerald Barry: Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1; Au milieu; Triorchic blues; Bob; Sur les pointes; Swinging tripes and trillibubkins; "_________"; Sextet
Performers: d'Arcy, Michael; Kawai, Noriko
Conductors: Mheadhra, Dáirine Ní
Ensemble: Nua Nós
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21Works: Elisabeth Lutyens: Chamber Concerto no 1, Op. 8; Valley of Hatsu-Se, Op. 62; Tempi (6) for 10 Instruments, Op. 42; Isis and Osiris, Op 74; Triolet I, Op. 160a; Requiescat; Triolet II, Op. 160b
Performers: Manning, Jane
Conductors: Montgomery, Roger [cond.]
Ensemble: Jane's Minstrels
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21Works: John Woolrich: Lending Wings; Dartington Doubles; Black Riddle; The Death of King Renaud; Spalanzani's Daughter; A Farewell; Berceuse
Performers: Atkins, Jane; Edwards, Catherine; van de Wiel, Mark; Wiegold, Mary
Conductors: Masson, Diego;
Ensemble: Brodsky String Quartet; Composers Ensemble
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21Works: Mark-Anthony Turnage: On all fours; Lament for a hanging man; Sarabande for Saxophone and Piano; Release
Performers: Brown, Ian [Classical]; Kimm, Fiona; Robertson, Martin; Van Kampen, Christopher
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble