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...
2 CD / NMC Classics / 2011-09-27Works: Robert Saxton: The Wandering Jew, opera
Performers: Bundy, Michael; Cahill, Teresa; Charlesworth, Stephen; Danby, Graeme; Gibbs, Charles; Johnston, Robert; Lodge, Rebecca [Vocals]; Mirfin, Timothy; Murgatroyd, Andrew; Peacock, Adrian; Poole, Elizabeth...
Conductors: de Ridder, André
Ensemble: BBC Singers
This project blew me away...Saxton's tonal (or modal) musical language ranges from the cinematic spectacular to rapt spirituality. And the piece is compellingly delivered...continue...
Recording information: BBC Maida Vale Studio 1 (2008-12-18_2008-12-19&2009-)....continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2008-06-21Works: Edward Rushton: The Shops
Performers: Abrahams, Darren; Burkhard, Richard; Cannan, Phyllis; Dennis, Anna; Mott, Louise; Reeves, Paul
Conductors: Bailey, Patrick
Ensemble: The Opera Group
Edward Rushton's 'The Shops', with a libretto by Dagny Gioulami, has been described as "part satire on rampant consumerism, part psychological thriller": its central character,...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2001-03-23Works: Brian Elias: Songs (5) to Poems by Irina Ratushinskaya; Laments, for voice & orchestra
Performers: Bingham, Judith; Flannery, Sue; Higgins, Jennifer; Jarvis, Joyce; King, Mary; Stormer, Caroline; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn; Otaka, Tadaaki
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra