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]; Okane, Brian; 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...
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 / 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 / 2010-09-06Works: Richard Rodney Bennett: A Garland for Marjory Fleming, for voice & piano; Songs Before Sleep, for solo voice & piano; A History of the Thé Dansant, for voice & piano; Dream-Songs, for voice & pi...
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Coates, Oliver [Cello]; Daneman, Sophie; Hulett, Benjamin; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
This new recording spans five decades of Ricahrd Rodney Bennett's song-writing. It couples some of his most accessible and lyrical pieces - including the melodic...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk (2009-06-17&2009-11-14_2009-)....continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2008-09-01Works: Joe Cutler: Bartlebooth; Archie; Buckley's Hot Licks; Sal's Sax; In Praise of Dreams; Clavinova Music
Performers: Dullea, Mary; Gutman, Stephen; Leonard, Sarah; Michael, Robin; Morgan, Darragh; Sparling, Andrew
Conductors: Hazlewood, Charles
Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra
Joe Cutler's first full-length album demonstrates his multi-faceted style of composition - from the song cycle 'In Praise of Dreams', written for soprano Sarah Leonard,...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2008-03-07Works: Ed Bennett: For Marcel Dzama
Performers: Dullea, Mary; Michael, Robin; Morgan, Darragh
Ensemble: Fidelio Trio
The Fidelio Trio has never been content to accept the piano trio repertory as they found it. Brilliant young soloists in their own right, with...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 / 2006-10-07Works: 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 / 2006-04-06Works: 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...
2 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-05-05Works: John Casken: Golem
Performers: Beswick, Judith; Clarke, Adrian; Cotterell, Stephen; Hall, John; Harrhy, Paul; Hockings, David; Honour, Colin; Irvine, Robert; McFarlane, Belinda; Morris, Richard; Preston, Sophia; Robson, Christophe...
Conductors: Bernas, Richard
Ensemble: Music Projects, London
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
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
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 / 2003-11-01Works: 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 / 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 / 1998-09-28Works: Colin Matthews: Three Enigmas, for cello & piano; Michael Finnissy: Doves Figary, for cello & piano; Alexander Goehr: Sonata for cello & piano; Mark-Anthony Turnage: Sleep on..., for cello & piano; R...
Performers: Baillie, Alexander; Ball, Andrew
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: 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