New Music Collections, Vol. 1: Choral - works by Anthony Payne, Birtwistle, Saxton, Britten, Finnissy, Skempton et al.
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-04-29Works: 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...
Britten to America: Music for Radio and Theatre / Samuel West, Mary Carewe, Jean Rigby, Andrew Kennedy
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-01-28Works: 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
Kenneth Hesketh: Wunderkammer(konzert) / Christoph-Mathias Mueller; Royal Liverpool PO, Clark Rundell
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2013-05-28Works: Kenneth Hesketh: A Rhyme for the Season, for orchestra; Ein Lichtspiel (after Moholy-Nagy); Graven Image, for orchestra; Wunderkammer, for chamber orchestra; At God speeded summer's end, for orchestra
Conductors: Mueller, Christoph-Mathia; Rundell, Clark
Ensemble: ; Ensemble 10/10; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Described by Temp magazine as "a composer who both has something to say and the means to say it," NMC is delighted to release the...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 / 2012-04-24Works: 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 Tilson; 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...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2010-09-06Works: Peter Wiegold: Kalachakra, for ensemble; Earth, Receive an Honoured Guest, for viola, horn & orchestra; Les Roses, for voice & piano; Earth & Stars, for ensemble
Performers: Beckett, Chris; Butler, Martin; Fraser, Juliet
Conductors: Wiegold, Peter
Ensemble: ; Notes Inégales
Peter Wiegold's first portrait disc features the plaintive, pastoral Earth, receive an honoured guest, for cor anglais and strings, inspired by WH Auden's well known...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2007-09-03Works: Gary Carpenter: Da Capo
Conductors: Rundell, Clark
The works on this portrait disc cover his period as composer in residence for the RLPO's specialist new music group, Ensemble 10/10 - described by...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2001-06-03Works: 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...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-09-28Works: Giles Swayne: Cry, for 28 amplified voices
Conductors: Poole, John