Sea Eagle: Works for Horn by Gerald Barry, Peter Maxwell Davies, Robin Holloway, Colin Matthews, David Matthews, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Huw Watkins / Richard Watkins, horn; Huw Watkins, piano; Mark Padmore, tenor
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2015-04-14Works: Peter Maxwell Davies: Sea Eagle, for horn solo, J. 183; Gerald Barry: Jabberwocky, for tenor, horn & piano; Colin Matthews: Three of a Kind, for horn, cello & piano; Huw Watkins: Trio for violin, hor...
Performers: Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Samuel, Laura; Watkins, Huw; Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]; Watkins, Richard [Horn]
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
Richard Watkins is one of the most sought-after horn players of his generation. He was Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra for twelve years, and...continue...
Recording information: All Saints Church, East Finchley, London (01/24/2011); Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham, Surrey (01/24/2011); Wigmore Hall, London (01/24/2011); All Saints Church, Ea...continue...
John Casken (b.1949): Orion over Farne; Concerto for Orchestra; Violin Concerto / Sophia Jaffé, violin
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-06-10Works: John Casken: Concerto for Violin; Concerto for orchestra; Orion over Farne, for orchestra
Performers: Jaffe, Sophia [Violin]
Conductors: Stenz, Markus
Ensemble: ; Hallé Orchestra
Casken's work is often inspired by the Northumberland countryside and coastline where he lives and in the symphonic poem Orion Over Farne (1984-86) he conjures...continue...
Recording information: Hallé St. Peter's, Manchester (2013-03-02_2013-03-04&2013-)....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 [Counter Tenor Vocals]; Firsova, Alissa [Piano]; O'Kane, Brian [Cello]; 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...
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 [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: 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...
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 / 2007-10-01Works: Robin Holloway: Concerto for Violin, Op. 70; Concerto for Horn, Op. 43
Performers: Kovacic, Ernst; Tuckwell, Barry
Conductors: Bamert, Matthias
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
"A beautifully-played-and-recorded programThis (re-release) is sensuous, exquisitely lyrical music that brews up an intoxicating mix of late-late-romanticism and prismatic modernismIf you don't know t...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: Stuart MacRae: Concerto for Violin; Scenes (2) from the Death of Count Ugolino; Motus; Stirling Choruses
Performers: Lixenberg, Lore; Tetzlaff, Christian
Conductors: Volkov, Ilan; Mälkki, Susanna
Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
NMC is proud to announce the release of the first disc devoted to the music of the acclaimed young Scottish composer Stuart MacRae, born in...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 / 2006-06-03Works: Richard Barrett: interference; Opening of the Mouth; Basalt for Trombone solo; transmission
Performers: Barrett, Richard [Comp.]; Buckley, Daryl; Marks, Benjamin; Neville, Peter; Pierotti, Susan; Rosman, Carl
Richard Barrett is equally active as a composer and performer, and he is featured on electronics in this release. Equally committed to notated composition and...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...
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...
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]
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 / 2005-04-01Works: Anthony Gilbert: ...into the Gyre of a Madder Dance; Certain Lights Reflecting; Unrise; Concerto for Violin "On Beholding a Rainbow"
Performers: Bickley, Susan; Marwood, Anthony
Conductors: Rundell, Clark; Davis, Andrew, Sir; Walker, Garry
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra; Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble
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 / 2004-10-01Works: Robert Saxton: Music to Celebrate the Resurrection of Christ; I Will Awake the Dawn; Concerto for Violin; In the Beginning; Caritas
Performers: Bell, Galloway; Best, Jonathan; Bryson, Roger; Budd, Bruce; Cookson, Brian; Davies, Eirian; Gwynne, David; Hibberd, Linda; Little, Tasmin; Ormiston, Linda; Ventris, Christopher; Wilson, Paul
Conductors: Bedford, Steuart; Poole, John; Bamert, Matthias; Masson, Diego
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; English Northern Philharmonia; Opera North Chorus
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 / 1999-02-04Works: Michael Finnissy: Traum des Sängers; WAM; Enek; Mars and Venus
Performers: Mutter, Charles
Conductors: Finnissy, Michael
Ensemble: Ixion Ensemble
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-09-28Works: Bill Hopkins: En Attendant, for chamber ensemble; Two Pomes, for chamber ensemble; Pendant, for violin & chamber ensemble; Sensation, for voice & chamber ensemble; Anthony Gilbert: Nine or Ten Osanna...
Performers: Balanescu, Alexander; Wells, Alison
Conductors: Bernas, Richard
Ensemble: Music Projects, London
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 / 1998-07-16Works: Edward Elgar: Symphony no 3 in C minor
Performers: Gibbs, Robert; Norris, David Owen
Conductors: Davis, Andrew, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra