Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934): 'Angel Fighter' / Andrew Watts, countertenor; Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, tenor; BBC Singers; London Sinfonietta; David Atherton
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2015-07-10Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Angel Fighter, cantata for countertenor, tenor, chamber chorus & chamber orchestra; In Broken Images, for chamber orchestra; Virelai (Sus une fontayne), for 12 players
Performers: Roberts, Jeffrey Lloyd; Watts, Andrew
Conductors: Atherton, David
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
Described by The Guardian as 'hauntingly powerful', Birtwistle's cantata Angel Fighter vividly explores the Biblical story of the struggle between man and divine being from...continue...
New Music Collections, Vol. 2: Electronic - works by David Lumsdaine, Paul Whitty, Dave Price, Claudia Molitor, Richard Barrett, Harrison Birtwistle et al.
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-04-29Works: Roger Smalley: Pulses; Richard Barrett: Transmission 2, for guitar & electronics; Anna Meredith: Axeman, for bassoon & electronics; Rajmil Fischmann: Dreams of Being, for electronics; Claudia Molitor...
Performers: Barrett, Richard; Birtwistle, Harrison [Composer]; Buckley, Daryl; Chance, Michael; Chapman, Jane [Harpsichord]; Collins, Sarah; Dennehy, Donnacha; Ficarra, Evelyn; Fischmann, Rajmil; Harvey, Jonatha...
Conductors: Bernas, Richard; Christian Eggen, Christia; ; Protheroe, Guy
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Cikada Ensemble; Elision Ensemble; Noszferatu; Sound Intermedia; Spectrum
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...
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 / 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 / 2005-01-06Works: Simon Holt: Kites, for chamber ensemble; Feet of Clay, for solo cello; eco-pavan, for piano & ensemble; Boots of Lead, for mezzo-soprano & ensemble; Lilith
Performers: Barnell, Andrew; Bradley, Christopher; Cookhorn, Margaret; Ellis, James; Heard, Robert; Heinen, Ulrich; Hind, Rolf; Johnston, Robert; Leaver, Richard; Lilley, Colin; Limbrick, Simon; Manasse, Robert;...
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
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 / 1999-10-26Works: Simon Bainbridge: Ad Ora Incerta; Primo Levi Settings (4)
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Walker, Kim
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn;
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Nash Ensemble