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 / 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 / 2012-04-24Works: 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 T.; 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...
1 CD / NMC Classics / 2011-09-27Works: Ed Bennett: Stop-Motion Music, for ensemble; Slow Down, for piano trio; Cartoon Music, for ensemble; Monster, for bass clarinet; for JF, for string quartet; My Broken Machines, for ensemble; Ghosts, ...
Performers: Knox, Garth; Roe, Paul
Ensemble: Decibel (Ensemble); Fidelio Trio
Listening to the super-smart, conceptually refined Slow Down (2011) - music for piano trio never sounded like this before: violin and cello crawl along...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 / 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 / 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 / 2006-06-03Works: 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 / 2006-04-06Works: 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 / 2005-06-04Works: Chris Dench: Driftglass; funk; ruins within; ik(s)land[s}; 'e/meth; The blinding access of the grace of flesh
Performers: Kayser, Deborah; Neville, Peter; Robinson, Stephen [oboe]; Rosman, Carl
Conductors: Gorli, Sandro; Rosman, Carl; Ollu, Franck
Ensemble: Elision Ensemble
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
1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-12-24Works: Katharine Norman: London; Trilling Wire
Performers: Cooper, Jonathan; Norman, Katharine
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: David Lumsdaine: Aria for Edward John Eyre; What Shall I Sing?
Performers: Guy, Barry; Manning, Jane; Mitchell, Ian; Pillinger, Edward; Wiegold, Mary
Conductors: Howarth, Elgar;
Ensemble: Gemini (Ensemble)
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