John Casken (b.1949): Orion over Farne; Concerto for Orchestra; Violin Concerto / Sophia Jaffé, violin
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-06-10Works: John Casken: Concerto for Violin; Concerto for orchestra; Orion over Farne, for orchestra
Performers: Jaffe, Sophia [Violin]
Conductors: Stenz, Markus
Ensemble: ; Hallé Orchestra
Casken's work is often inspired by the Northumberland countryside and coastline where he lives and in the symphonic poem Orion Over Farne (1984-86) he conjures...continue...
Recording information: Hallé St. Peter's, Manchester (2013-03-02_2013-03-04&2013-)....continue...
New Music Collections, Vol. 3: Orchestral Works by Richard Ayres, Nicholas Maw, Andrzej Panufnik, Hugh Wood, Harrison Birtwistle et al.
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-04-29Works: Richard Causton: Millennium Scenes; Dominic Muldowney: Oboe Concerto; Nicholas Maw: Life Studies; Richard Ayres: No. 36, NONcerto for Horn; Thea Musgrave: Turbulent Landscapes; Andrzej Panufnik: Conc...
Performers: Carter, Roy [Oboe]; Michael, Robin [Cello]; Rostropovich, Mstislav; Timmermans, Wim
Conductors: Collon, Nicholas; Thomas, Michael Tilson; Marriner, Sir Neville; Kluttig, Roland; Vänskä, Osmo; Wolff, Hugh; Hickox, Richard; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Knussen, Oliver; Davis, Andre...
Ensemble: ; City of London Sinfonia; ASKO; Hallé Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra
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...
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...
Oliver Knussen: Autumnal; Choral; Violin Concerto; Requiem; Songs for Sue / Leila Josefowicz, violin; Alexandra Wood; Huw Watkins; Claire Booth
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2012-11-13Works: Oliver Knussen: Choral, for band; Autumnal, for violin & piano (Triptych, Part 1); Whitman Settings, for voice & piano, Op. 25; Secret Psalm, for violin; Prayer Bell Sketch, for piano, Op.29; Concert...
Performers: Booth, Claire; Josefowicz, Leila; Knussen, Oliver; Watkins, Huw; Wigglesworth, Ryan; Wood, Alexandra
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver; Wigglesworth, Ryan
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Technophonia brings together cutting edge music interfaces used by Drake Music Scotland, the nation's leading arts organization providing music-making opportunities for people with disabilities. Olive...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2012-09-25Works: Tansy Davies: Iris, concerto for saxophone & 15 instruments; Static, for voice & piano; Dark Ground, for solo percussion; Loure, for solo violin; Falling Angel, for 17 instruments; This Love, for voi...
Performers: Boden, Samuel; Burgess, Joby; Haram, Simon; Morgan, Darragh; Watkins, Huw
Conductors: Austin, Christopher;
Ensemble: Azalea Ensemble; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Concordia (Viol Consort)
This new recording includes make black white, a reconstruction of Dowland's Flow, My Tears performed by viol consort Concordia; the ritualistic Dark Ground for percussion...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2012-01-31Works: 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...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2012-01-31Works: Morgan Hayes: Port Rhombus, for ensemble; Strides, for piano (Book 1); Lucky's Speech, for violin; Concerto for Violin; Puppet Theatre, for piano; Lucky's Dream, for violin; Distressed Surfaces (3), ...
Performers: Okazaki, Keisuke [Violin]; Powell, Jonathan
Conductors: Austin, Christopher
Ensemble: Esbjerg Ensemble
Morgan Hayes' delicate yet manic Violin Concerto forms the center piece to this debut release on NMC. Included are his transcription of Squarepusher's Port Rhombus,...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 / 2007-10-01Works: Robin Holloway: Concerto for Violin, Op. 70; Concerto for Horn, Op. 43
Performers: Kovacic, Ernst; Tuckwell, Barry
Conductors: Bamert, Matthias
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
"A beautifully-played-and-recorded programThis (re-release) is sensuous, exquisitely lyrical music that brews up an intoxicating mix of late-late-romanticism and prismatic modernismIf you don't know t...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2006-10-07Works: 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...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2006-10-07Works: Stuart MacRae: Concerto for Violin; Scenes (2) from the Death of Count Ugolino; Motus; Stirling Choruses
Performers: Lixenberg, Lore; Tetzlaff, Christian
Conductors: Volkov, Ilan; Mälkki, Susanna
Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
NMC is proud to announce the release of the first disc devoted to the music of the acclaimed young Scottish composer Stuart MacRae, born in...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-11-01Works: Nicholas Sackman: Meld; Diana Burrell: Gold; Geoffrey Poole: Lucifer
Performers: Mead, Philip
Conductors: Gourlay, James
Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Brass Ensemble
Hot, steamy, thrilling! These three superstars are in sizzling splendour....continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-04-01Works: Anthony Gilbert: ...into the Gyre of a Madder Dance; Certain Lights Reflecting; Unrise; Concerto for Violin "On Beholding a Rainbow"
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Marwood, Anthony
Conductors: Rundell, Clark; Davis, Andrew, Sir; Walker, Garry
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra; Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble
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
2 CD / NMC Classics / 2004-10-01Works: Robert Saxton: Music to Celebrate the Resurrection of Christ; I Will Awake the Dawn; Concerto for Violin; In the Beginning; Caritas
Performers: Bell, Galloway; Best, Jonathan; Bryson, Roger; Budd, Bruce; Cookson, Brian; Davies, Eirian; Gwynne, David; Hibberd, Linda; Little, Tasmin; Ormiston, Linda; Ventris, Christopher; Wilson, Paul
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Poole, John; Bamert, Matthias; Masson, Diego
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; English Northern Philharmonia; Opera North Chorus
2 CD / NMC Classics / 2004-04-01Works: 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
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2003-11-01Works: Nigel Osborne: I Am Goya; Concerto for Flute; Remembering Esenin; The Sickle
Performers: Dobing, Duke; Hill, Peter; Kitt, Florian; Manning, Jane; Varcoe, Stephen
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
"Nigel Osborne's academic career and his work in musical reconstruction in the Balkans have kept him from composing as much as he used to, but...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2003-10-11Works: John Casken: Darting the Skiff; Maharal Dreaming; Concerto for Cello; Vaganza
Performers: Schiff, Heinrich
Conductors: Casken, John
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2003-05-02Works: Hugh Wood: Concerto for Violin, Op. 17; Concerto for Cello, Op. 12
Performers: Parikian, Manoug; Welsh, Moray
Conductors: Atherton, David
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
"Performances are splendid - the soloists are magnificent - and the recored sound is detailed, if not quite the last word in ambiance." - Lehman,...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2001-11-08Works: John Woolrich: The Barber's Timepiece; Oboe Concerto; The Ghost in the Machine, accelerando for large orchestra; Concerto for viola (cycle of seven songs without words)
Performers: Daniel, Nicholas; Tomter, Lars Anders
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
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 / 2000-09-01Works: 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...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1999-06-24Works: Gordon Crosse: Memories of Morning - Night, Op. 30; Some Marches on a Ground, Op. 28; Concerto for Cello, Op. 44 "In Memoriam Luigi Dallapiccola"
Performers: Baillie, Alexander; Bickley, Susan
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-12-24Works: David Bedford: Alleluia timpanis; Symphony no 1; Concerto for Recorder; Twelve Hours of Sunset
Performers: Adams, Piers
Conductors: Van Steen, Jac; Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Crouch End Festival Chorus
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21Works: 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
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21Works: Simon Holt: Era madrugada, for flute, clarinet, horn, viola, cello, double bass & piano; Canciones, for voice, flute, oboe, horn, harp & string quintet; Shadow Realm, for clarinet, cello & harp; Spar...
Performers: Hulse, Gareth; Kimm, Fiona
Conductors: Friend, Lionel
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21Works: Andrzej Panufnik: Concerto for Cello
Performers: Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Wolff, Hugh
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
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: Robin Holloway: Concerto for Orchestra no 2, Op. 40
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-07-16Works: James Wood: Two men meet, each presuming the other to be a distant planet; Phainomena; Venancio Mbande Talking with the Trees
Performers: Kato, Kuniko; Schick, Steven
Conductors: Wood, James [Classical]
Ensemble: Critical Band; New London Chamber Chorus
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-07-16Works: Robin Holloway: Concerto for Orchestra no 3, Op. 76
Conductors: Thomas, Michael Tilson
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra