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...
Anthony Payne (b.1936): Phoenix Mass; The World's Winter; Paean; Horn Trio / John Poole; Jane Manning
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2013-06-25Works: Anthony Payne: Phoenix Mass, for chorus & brass ensemble; Paean, for piano; The World's Winter, for soprano & chamber ensemble; Horn Trio, for horn, violin & piano
Performers: Bradshaw, Susan; Manning, Jane
Conductors: Poole, John; ; Friend, Lionel
Ensemble: Jane's Minstrels; Nash Ensemble; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Phoenix Mass was originally to have been a liturgical setting only for school choir but soon turned into something much bigger and more technically demanding....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 / 2012-05-29Works: 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
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 / 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...
Prism: Music for Basset Clarinet & Piano by Carpenter, Hesketh, Higgins, Turnage et al. / Mark Simpson, clarinet
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2011-09-27Works: Gary Carpenter: Marking Time, for basset clarinet & piano; Kenneth Hesketh: Point Forms (after Kadinsky), for basset clarinet & piano; Gavin Higgins: Three Broken Love Songs, for basset clarinet & pi...
Performers: Buckle, Ian; Simpson, Mark [Clarinet]
Established with the aim of recording the best of contemporary British music to the highest artistic and technical standards, NMC Recordings - which celebrated the...continue...
Recording information: Capstone Building, Liverpool Hope University (08/09/2010-08/11/2010)....continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2011-09-27Works: Thea Musgrave: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, radio opera; Green, for 12 strings; Wild Winter 1, lamentations for voices & viols
Performers: Gardner, Jake; Musgrave, Thea
Conductors: Musgrave, Thea;
Ensemble: Fretwork; London Sinfonietta; Scottish Ensemble
Musgrave claims it was conceived as a fully fledged opera and not as "a play with incidental music". But that isn't how it comes...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 / 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 / 2009-10-06Works: Michael Zev Gordon: On Memory, for piano; Far Away for piano; High Ground for piano; Crystal Clear, for piano; Laid Bare, for piano; Touch, for piano
Performers: Zolinsky, Andrew
On Memory (2003-04) is the big project here, a 12-movement suite that takes past musics, memories, associations and techniques and gently jumbles them up....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 / 2008-04-01Works: James Dillon: Dillug-Kefitsah; Del Cuarto Elemento; Traumwerk; The soadie
Performers: Arditti, Irvine; Kawai, Noriko; Takenouchi, Hiroake
Ensemble: Arditti String Quartet
This is the first appearance on NMC by the world-renowned Arditti Quartet who are among the most influential exponents of contemporary classical music. The Arditti...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 / 2007-03-12Works: Benjamin Britten: Night Mail; The Tocher; The King's Stamp; Negroes; The Way to the Sea; Telegrams; Peace of Britain; Men behind the Meters; Coal Face; When you're feeling like expressing your affect...
Performers: Auchincloss, Daniel; Beale, Simon Russell; Carewe, Mary [soprano]; Green, Adam [Baritone]; Wilson, Malcolm
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Birmingham King Edward's School Choir; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
- The first ever comprehensive collection of music written by Britten, working with WH Auden, for 1930's information films made by the GPO Film Unit...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 / 2006-05-04Works: Joe Cutler: (re)Gaia; Richard Causton: Seven States of Rain; Joseph Phibbs: Fantasia for Violin and Piano; Bryn Harrison: Listenings no 1 for Violin and Piano; Jonathan Powell: Intrecciata; Morgan Ha...
Performers: Dullea, Mary; Morgan, Darragh
NMC is proud to announce the release of this Artists Series disc featuring the talented young duo of Darragh Morgan and Mary Dullea. Music on...continue...
2 CD / NMC Classics / 2006-04-06Works: Brian Ferneyhough: Shadowtime
Performers: Hodges, Nicolas; Scheidegger, Mats
Conductors: Hempel, Jurjen
Ensemble: New Vocal Soloists Stuttgart; Nieuw Ensemble
'Shadowtime' is an opera told in seven scenes across 2 CDs and a little over 2 hours of complex and fascinating music. Described as a...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 / 2005-10-07Works: 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...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-06-04Works: Michael Nyman: On the fiddle; James MacMillan: Kiss on Wood; A Different World; Brian Elias: Fantasia for Violin and Piano; Nigel Osborne: Taw-Raw; Stephen Montague: Folk Dances for Violin and Piano;...
Performers: Ball, Andrew; Mitchell, Madeleine [violin]
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-05-05Works: Michael Finnissy: Maldon; Palm Sunday; Vertue; Forget-Me-Not; Descriptive Jottings of London; Anima Christi
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Finnissy, Michael; Howard, Philip; Jackson, Richard; Mulroy, Nicholas; Skempton, Howard
Conductors: Weeks, James D.E.
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
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 / 2005-01-04Works: Alphons Diepenbrock: Recueillement for voice & piano; Les chats for voice & piano; L'Invitation au voyage for voice & piano; En sourdine for voice & piano; Clair de lune for voice & piano; Mandoline ...
Performers: Alexander, Roberta [Soprano Vocals]; Esser, Daniel; Holl, Robert; Jansen, Rudolf [Piano]; Nes, Jard van; Pfeiler, Christa
2 CD / NMC Classics / 2004-06-04Works: James Dillon: The Book of Elements
Performers: Kawai, Noriko
"Ms. Kawai is an extraordinary young pianist with imposing technique and remarkable tonal control. She approaches this difficult material with depth and, I'm happy to...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2004-06-01Works: Roger Smalley: Poles Apart; Trio for Piano and Strings; Variations for Piano on a theme by Chopin; Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano; Crepuscule; Frédéric Chopin: Mazurkas (3) for Pian...
Performers: Finch, Douglas
Ensemble: Continuum Ensemble
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 / 2001-09-01Works: Brian Ferneyhough: Lemma-Icon-Epigram; Chris Dench: Topologies; Richard Barrett: Tract; James Erber: You Done Torn Your Playhouse Down; Christopher Fox: lliK.relliK
Performers: Pace, Ian
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
2 CD / NMC Classics / 1999-06-24Works: Eleanor Alberga: If the Silver Bird could speak for piano; Only a wish away for piano; David Bedford: Toccata for piano; Sunset over Stac Pollaidh for piano; Diana Burrell: Constellations 1 & 2 for p...
Performers: Myers, Thalia
"The idea was marvelous: to commission short piano pieces from 50 prominent British composers, each in the format of a Beethoven bagatelle. The results are...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-12-24Works: David Sawer: The melancholy of departure; Vic Hoyland: The Other Side of the Air
Performers: Hind, Rolf
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-12-24Works: Anthony Powers: The memory room; David Matthews: Sonata for Piano, Op. 47
Performers: Howard, William
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-11-05Works: Anthony Payne: A Day in the Life of a Mayfly; Symphonies of Wind and Rain; The Song Streams in the Firmament; Evening Land; Paraphrases and Cadenzas
Performers: Goldberg, Dov; Gordon, Owen; Manning, Jane; Saunders, Dominic
Conductors: Montgomery, Roger [cond.]
Ensemble: Jane's Minstrels
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 / 1998-09-28Works: Gerald Barry: Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1; Au milieu; Triorchic blues; Bob; Sur les pointes; Swinging tripes and trillibubkins; "_________"; Sextet
Performers: d'Arcy, Michael; Kawai, Noriko
Conductors: Mheadhra, Dáirine Ní
Ensemble: Nua Nós
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21Works: Michael Finnissy: Reels for Piano; Short, but....; Freightrain Bruise; Autumnall; Kemp's Morris; Stanley Stokes, East Street 1836; Chris Newman: Grooving through Old Tombs; News of My Own; Le repos s...
Performers: Finnissy, Michael
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: Benjamin Britten: Les illuminations, Op. 18; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, Op. 22
Performers: Britten, Benjamin; Pears, Peter, Sir
Conductors: Britten, Benjamin; Barbirolli, John, Sir
Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic
Britten's only rival as an interpreter of his own music on record is Stravinsky, yet in his Aspen Award speech of 1964, he stated that...continue...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-08-21Works: John Woolrich: Lending Wings; Dartington Doubles; Black Riddle; The Death of King Renaud; Spalanzani's Daughter; A Farewell; Berceuse
Performers: Atkins, Jane; Edwards, Catherine; van de Wiel, Mark; Wiegold, Mary
Conductors: Masson, Diego;
Ensemble: Brodsky String Quartet; Composers Ensemble
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
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-07-16Works: Edward Elgar: Symphony no 3 in C minor
Performers: Gibbs, Robert; Norris, David Owen
Conductors: Davis, Andrew, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-07-16Works: John White: Sonata for Piano no 15 "Traumatic Rural Rape"; Sonata for Piano no 29; Sonata for Piano no 31; Sonata for Piano no 54; Sonata for Piano no 55; Sonata for Piano no 56; Sonata for Piano no ...
Performers: Smalley, Roger