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Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934): Gawain, opera / Marie Angel, Anne Howells, Francois Le Roux, John Tomlinson. Elgar Howarth, ROH
Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934): Gawain, opera / Marie Angel, Anne Howells, Francois Le Roux, John Tomlinson. Elgar Howarth, ROH

2 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-08-12

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Gawain, opera
Conductors: Howarth, Elgar
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Orchestra

Birtwistle's fascination with myth and ritual has influenced many of his works and this opera, its libretto by David Harsent, is based on the Arthurian...continue...
Recording information: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (04/20/1994)....continue...
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New Music Collections, Vol. 1: Choral - works by Anthony Payne, Birtwistle, Saxton, Britten, Finnissy, Skempton et al.
New Music Collections, Vol. 1: Choral - works by Anthony Payne, Birtwistle, Saxton, Britten, Finnissy, Skempton et al.

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-04-29

Works: Julian Anderson: Four American Choruses; Giles Swayne: Cry; Robert Saxton: I will awake the dawn; Michael Finnissy: Descriptive Jottings of London, for chorus; Richard Rodney Bennett: Spells; Benjami...
Performers: Finnissy, Michael; Howard Skempton [Composer/Accordion]
Conductors: Halsey, Simon; Poole, John; Weeks, James; Willcocks, David; Skidmore, Jeffrey; Cleobury, Stephen; Knussen, Oliver; Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: ; Bach Choir; BBC Singers; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; Ex Cathedra; Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.); London Sinfonietta Voices

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...
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NMC 204
New Music Collections, Vol. 3: Orchestral Works by Richard Ayres, Nicholas Maw, Andrzej Panufnik, Hugh Wood, Harrison Birtwistle et al.
New Music Collections, Vol. 3: Orchestral Works by Richard Ayres, Nicholas Maw, Andrzej Panufnik, Hugh Wood, Harrison Birtwistle et al.

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2014-04-29

Works: Richard Causton: Millennium Scenes; Dominic Muldowney: Oboe Concerto; Nicholas Maw: Life Studies; Richard Ayres: No. 36, NONcerto for Horn; Thea Musgrave: Turbulent Landscapes; Andrzej Panufnik: Conc...
Performers: Carter, Roy [Oboe]; Michael, Robin [Cello]; Rostropovich, Mstislav; Timmermans, Wim
Conductors: Collon, Nicholas; Thomas, Michael Tilson; Marriner, Sir Neville; Kluttig, Roland; Vänskä, Osmo; Wolff, Hugh; Hickox, Richard; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Knussen, Oliver; Davis, Andre...
Ensemble: ; City of London Sinfonia; ASKO; Hallé Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

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NMC 206
New Music Collections, Vol. 2: Electronic - works by David Lumsdaine, Paul Whitty, Dave Price, Claudia Molitor, Richard Barrett, Harrison Birtwistle et al.
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 / 2014-04-29

Works: 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; Noszferatu; Sound Intermedia; Spectrum

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NMC 205
Harrison Birtwistle: Chamber Music / Lisa Batiashvili, Adrian Brendel, Till Fellner, Amy Freston, Roderick Williams
Harrison Birtwistle: Chamber Music / Lisa Batiashvili, Adrian Brendel, Till Fellner, Amy Freston, Roderick Williams

1 CD / ECM / 2014-04-29

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Settings (3) of Lorine Niedecker, for soprano & cello; Trio, for violin, cello & piano; Bogenstrich, meditations on a poem of Rilke, for voice, cello & piano; Settings (9) of Lor...
Performers: Batiashvili, Elisabeth; Brendel, Adrian; Fellner, Till; Freston, Amy; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]

This album of Sir Harrison Birtwistle's chamber music and songs, mostly of recent vintage, is issued as the innovative Great British composer approaches his 80th...continue...
Recording information: Herkulessaal der Münchner Residenz (08/2011)....continue...
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Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem / Roderick Williams, Nicholas Kok; BBC Singers
Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem / Roderick Williams, Nicholas Kok; BBC Singers

1 CD / Signum Records / 2014-02-25

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: The Ring Dance of the Nazarene, for baritone, tombak, chorus & chamber ensemble; Three Latin Motets, for chorus (from the opera "The Last Supper"); Carmen Paschale, motet for cho...
Performers: Davies, Philippa; Gibbs, Charles; Jeffes, Stephen; Tring, Emma [Soprano Vocal]; Tunstall, Helen; Wakeford, Lucy; Webb, Hugh; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Hill, David; Kok, Nicholas
Ensemble: Nash Ensemble

2014 heralds the composer Harrison Birtwistle's 80th year. He remains one of the most popular voices in contemporary composition in the UK and beyond. This...continue...
Recording information: BBC Studios Maida Vale (2012-09-20_2012-09-22&2013-)....continue...
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Harrison Birtwistle: Orpheus Elegies; Three Bach Arias / Melinda Maxwell, oboe; Helen Tunstall, harp; Andrew Watts, countertenor
Harrison Birtwistle: Orpheus Elegies; Three Bach Arias / Melinda Maxwell, oboe; Helen Tunstall, harp; Andrew Watts, countertenor

1 CD / The Classics Label / 2012-10-09

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Orpheus Elegies (26); Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis BWV 21; Cantata "Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben", BWV 102; Cantata no 172, ...
Performers: Fulbrook, Ben [Marimba]; Maxwell, Melinda; Seaton, Claire; Stafford, William; Tunstall, Helen; Verity, Tom [Clarinet, Clarinet (Bass)]; Watts, Andrew

Harrison Birtwistle's major chamber work is scored mainly for oboe and harp, and refers to some of Rilke's sonnets. His arrangements of three Bach arias...continue...
Recording information: All Saints Church, East Finchley, England (2008-08-28_2008-08-29&2008-)....continue...
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Harrison Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time / John Harle, Pierre Boulez, Andrew Davis
Harrison Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time / John Harle, Pierre Boulez, Andrew Davis

1 CD / Decca / 2012-07-31

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Triumph of Time, for orchestra; Earth Dances, for orchestra; Panic, for saxophone, drum kit & orchestra
Performers: Clarvis, Paul; Harle, John
Conductors: Boulez, Pierre; Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Birtwistle's 30-minute orchestral processional is one of the works that established his international reputation in the early 1970s.

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Harrison Birtwistle: Complete String Quartets / Arditti Quartet
Harrison Birtwistle: Complete String Quartets / Arditti Quartet

1 CD / Aeon / 2012-05-08

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: The Tree of Strings, for string quartet; Movements (9), for string quartet
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Ensemble: Arditti Quartet

Harrison Birtwistle is unquestionably one of the most frequently performed British composers on the contemporary scene. Although bowed strings are the raison d'être of this...continue...
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Harrison Birtwistle: Night's Black Bird; Shadow of Night; Cry of Anubis / Owen Slade, tuba
Harrison Birtwistle: Night's Black Bird; Shadow of Night; Cry of Anubis / Owen Slade, tuba

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Night's Black Bird, for orchestra; The Shadow of Night, for orchestra; The Cry of Anubis, for tuba (or euphonium) & orchestra
Performers: Slade, Owen
Conductors: Wigglesworth, Ryan
Ensemble: Hallé Choir and Orchestra

"It’s as though Birtwistle, mellowing as he approached 70, had belatedly discovered his inner Elgar. The Hallé, incisively conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth, play with a...continue...
Recording information: Studio 7, BBC Manchester (07/17/2010-07/19/2010)....continue...
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Harrison Birtwistle; Hugh Wood; Lou Harrison: Works for piano & orchestra / Joanna Macgregor, piano
Harrison Birtwistle; Hugh Wood; Lou Harrison: Works for piano & orchestra / Joanna Macgregor, piano

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2011-09-27

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Antiphonies for piano & orchestra; Harrison's Clocks, for piano; Hugh Wood: Concerto for piano & orchestra, Op. 31; Lou Harrison: Concerto for Piano with Selected Orchestra
Performers: MacGregor, Joanna [Piano]
Conductors: Gielen, Michael; Davis, Andrew; Edwards, Sian
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Sydney Symphony Orchestra

For this special Warner release from the Joanna Macgregor catalog, Macgregor is joined by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony...continue...
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WRNC 2564671990
Avantgarde Favourites Of The 20th Century
Avantgarde Favourites Of The 20th Century

1 CD / Scandinavian Classic / 2010-11-16

Works: György Ligeti: Chamber Concerto, for 13 instruments; Anton Webern: Concerto for 9 instruments, Op. 24; Edgard Varèse: Octandre, for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, ...
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SCDV 220571
Birtwistle: The Minotaur / Pappano/Royal Opera, Tomlinson, Reuter [Blu-Ray]
Birtwistle: The Minotaur / Pappano/Royal Opera, Tomlinson, Reuter [Blu-Ray]

1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-02-23

Works: Harrison Britwistle: The Minotaur
Performers: Langridge, Philip; Reuter, Johan; Rice, Christine; Tomlinson, John; Watts, Andrew [ctr tenor]
Conductors: Pappano, Anthony
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

Run Time: 175 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, LPCM 5.0
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian...continue...
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BOA 7052
Earle Brown Contemporary Sound Series, Vol. 2
Earle Brown Contemporary Sound Series, Vol. 2

3 CD / Wergo / 2009-12-08

Works: Luigi Nono: Polifonica - Monodia - Ritmica, for 6 instruments and percussion (2 versions); Bruno Maderna: Serenata no 2 for 11 instruments; Luciano Berio: Différences, for flute, clarinet, harp,...
Performers: Barab, Seymour; Butterfield, Don; Castagner, Jacques; Hacker, Alan; Hammond, Don; Kraus, Philip; Lewis, Walter; Manning, Jane; Orton, Richard; Pierre, Francis; Quinn, Barry; Raimondi, Matthew; Soyer,...
Conductors: Maderna, Bruno; Berio, Luciano [Composer]; Maxwell Davies, Peter
Ensemble: ; Pierrot Players

Recorded between 1960 and 1973, the original eighteen LPs that comprise Earle Brown's legendary Contemporary Sound Series have been highly sought after in the secondary...continue...
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WER 6931
Trumpet Renaissance - Birtwistle, Jost, Roger, Artunian
Trumpet Renaissance - Birtwistle, Jost, Roger, Artunian

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-11-17

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Endless Parade for trumpet, vibraphone & strings; Christian Jost: Pietà, concerto for trumpet & orchestra; Kurt Roger: Concerto Grosso no 1, for solo trumpet, timpani & str...
Performers: Schartz, Philippe; Stock, Chris
Conductors: Steen, Jac van

Philippe Schartz is establishing quite a name for himself as a top trumpet player. He is Principal Trumpet with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales,...continue...
Recording information: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England (12/02/2008-12/03/2008)....continue...
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a/rythmia
a/rythmia

1 CD / Nonesuch / 2009-09-15

Works: Benedict Mason: Animals and the Origins of Dance; Michael Gordon: Yo Shakespeare; György Ligeti: Chamber Concerto; David Wong: Dessert Search for Techno Baklava; Johannes Ciconia: Le ray au sole...
Performers: MacDonald, Payton; Pierson, Alan
Conductors: Pierson, Alan
Ensemble: Alarm Will Sound

”There are certain high-concept new music albums that sink under the weight of their conceits, but this is not one of them. I found A/Rythmia...continue...
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NMC Songbook [Box Set]
NMC Songbook [Box Set]

4 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2009-04-07

Works: David Sawyer: The Source, for 2 voices & tubular bells; Luke Bedford: Upon St. George's Hill, for voice & guitar; Anthony Powers: Shining Plain, for voice & piano; Gary Carpenter: Interlude, for voic...
Performers: Atherton, Elizabeth; Ball, Andrew; Barry, Gerald; Bickley, Susan; Booth, Claire; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Chance, Michael; Chapman, Jane [Harpsichord]; Ebrahim, Oma...
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HBIM 954329
Birtwistle: The Minotaur / Pappano/Royal Opera, Tomlinson, Reuter [2 DVD]
Birtwistle: The Minotaur / Pappano/Royal Opera, Tomlinson, Reuter [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2008-11-25

Works: Harrison Britwistle: The Minotaur
Performers: Langridge, Philip; Reuter, Johan; Rice, Christine; Tomlinson, John; Watts, Andrew [ctr tenor]
Conductors: Pappano, Anthony
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

This world premiere of a gripping new work by composer Harrison Birtwistle and librettist David Harsent, commissioned by The Royal Opera, brings the monstrous Greek...continue...
Run Time: 175 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.0 Surround
Subtitles: English, German, Fr...continue...
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BOA 1000
20th-Century Masterpieces - 100 Years of Classical Music
20th-Century Masterpieces - 100 Years of Classical Music

16 CD / Warner Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Claude Debussy: La mer; Frederick Delius: Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody; Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde; Arnold Schoenberg: Pi...
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Bashmet, Yuri [Conductor/Viola]; Chang, Sarah [Violin]; Devos, Louis; du Pre, Jacqueline [Cello]; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]; Isserlis, Steven; Kilanowisz, Zof...
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Beecham, Thomas; Klemperer, Otto; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Dutoit, Charles; Mackerras, Charles; Haitink, Bernard; Berglund, Paavo; Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafae; B...
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra; French National Orchestra; Helsinki Philharmo...

The works in this set of 16 CDs have been arranged in strict chronological order of composition, the first disc beginning with a work from...continue...

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WRNC 175002C
Ancora - Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadiae, Secret Theatre, Silbury Air
Ancora - Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadiae, Secret Theatre, Silbury Air

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2008-10-04

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum; Silbury Air; Secret Theatre
Conductors: Howarth, Elgar
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
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NMC 148
Birtwistle: Nenia, Verses for Ensembles, The Fields of Sorrow / Atherton, Hacker, et al
Birtwistle: Nenia, Verses for Ensembles, The Fields of Sorrow / Atherton, Hacker, et al

1 CD / Lyrita / 2008-09-09

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Fields of Sorrow; Verses for Ensembles; Nenia
Performers: Manning, Jane
Conductors: Atherton, David;
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; Matrix Ensemble
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LYTA 306
Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr - Mozart, Variationen & Neue Klaviermusik
Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr - Mozart, Variationen & Neue Klaviermusik

3 CD / CAvi Music / 2008-04-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano 4 hands in C major, K 19d; Variations (10) for Piano in G major on Gluck's "Unser dummer Pöbel meint", K 455; Variations (8) for Piano in A major on "Co...
Performers: Altstaedt, Nicolas; Andaloro, Giuseppe; Bashkirova, Elena; Bielov, Andrey; Brendel, Adrian; Chamorel, Christian; Eckardstein, Severin von; Fellner, Till; Glander, Matthias; Hocker, Jurgen; Kharin, Vl...

This live recording from the 2006 Piano Festival Ruhr features rarely played Mozart pieces....continue...
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CAVI 8553067
Hodie Gloriosa
Hodie Gloriosa

1 CD / The Classics Label / 2008-03-01

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento no 5 for mixed ensemble in C major, K. 187 (K. Anh. C 17.12) (spurious, by Starzer and; Divertimento for 2 Flutes, 5 Trumpets and Timpani no 6 in C major, K 188 ...
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TCL BC13007
Melinda Maxewell Vol 2 - In Manchester
Melinda Maxewell Vol 2 - In Manchester

1 CD / Dutton Laboratories / 2007-07-10

Works: Melinda Maxwell: Song for Sidney, for solo oboe & two echo oboes; Adam Gorb: Freedom, for oboe & harp; Peter Maxwell Davies: First Grace of Light, for oboe solo, J. 248; Anthony Gilbert: OS, for oboe...
Performers: Barton, Anna; Benjafield, Richard; Gutman, Stephen; Maxwell, Melinda; Pelling, Alexia; Webb, Hugh
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DUT 7180
Birtwistle: Punch and Judy / Atherton, London Sinfonietta
Birtwistle: Punch and Judy / Atherton, London Sinfonietta

2 CD / NMC Classics / 2007-06-02

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Punch and Judy
Performers: Bryn-Julson, Phyllis; DeGaetani, Jan; Langridge, Philip; Roberts, Stephen [baritone]; Tomlinson, John; Wilson-Johnson, David
Conductors: Atherton, David
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

As a whole the opera loses none of its powerful and sustained impact when compared with Birtwistle's own more mature compositions. If anything, its startling...continue...
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Discover - Opera
Discover - Opera

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-10-31

Works: Orazio Vecchi: L'Amfiparnaso; Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo; Francesco Cavalli: Calisto; Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; George Frederick Handel: Rinaldo; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Castor et Pollux;...
Performers: Alperyn, Graciela; Amps, Kym; Banditelli, Gloria; Barr, Frank; Benackova, Gabriela; Biel, Ann-Christine; Bordogna, Paolo; Borst, Martina; Buchanan, Alison; Carmignani, Alessandro; Cigna, Patrizia; Da...
Conductors: Vartolo, Sergio; ; Medlam, Charles; Mallon, Kevin; Östman, Arnold; Halász, Michael; Segerstam, Leif; Zedda, Alberto; Humburg, Will; Rahbari, Alexander; Davis, Colin; Casadesus, Jean-Claude;...
Ensemble: ; Aradia Ensemble; London Baroque; Scholars Baroque Ensemble

For 400 years, opera has illuminated the innermost recesses of human existence. Once the sport of kings and princes, it now provides the soundtrack of...continue...
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NXS 8558196
A Portrait of Alan Hacker
A Portrait of Alan Hacker

1 CD / The Classics Label / 2006-10-01

Works: Anonymous, Greek: First Delphic Hymn to Apollo; Harrison Birtwistle: Interludes (4) for a Tragedy, for basset clarinet & tape; Io Passion; Steve Beresford: Avril Brisé, for soprano saxophone, cl...
Performers: Beresford, Steve [Instrumentalist]; Breuch, Axel; Burnett, Richard [Piano]; Druce, Duncan; Hacker, Alan; Heuer, Roland; Kettel, Gary; Nishida, Ikuko; Pas, Jan; Prusslin, Steve; Rowland-Jones, Simon; ...
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TCL CC10052
Leaving Home - Volume 7 / The City Of Birmingham So, Sir Simon Rattle [DVD]
Leaving Home - Volume 7 / The City Of Birmingham So, Sir Simon Rattle [DVD]

2 DVD Video / Arthaus DVD / 2006-01-17

Works: Luciano Berio: Laborintus II; Harrison Birtwistle: Ritual Fragment; Mark-Anthony Turnage: Drowned out; Oliver Knussen: Flourish with Fireworks, Op. 22
Conductors: Rattle, Simon
Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

In Threads Sir Simon Rattle presents an eclectic, and very personal selection of works by 20th Century composers including Berio, Henze, Kurtag, Gubaidulina and Birtwistle...continue...
Run Time: 50 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Subtitles: French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Country...continue...
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AHM 102045
Ancora - Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time, etc / Howarth
Ancora - Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time, etc / Howarth

1 CD / NMC Classics / 2005-11-01

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time; Ritual Fragment; Gawain's Journey
Conductors: Howarth, Elgar; Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta; Philharmonia Orchestra
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NMC 088
Discover - Music of the 20th Century
Discover - Music of the 20th Century

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-11-01

Works: Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Arnold Schoenberg: Pieces (5) for piano, Op. 23; Alban Berg: Concerto for Violin; Anton Webern: Pieces (5) for orchestra, Op. 1...
Performers: Aitken, Robert [Flute]; Berman, Boris; Biret, Idil [Piano]; Heaton, Roger; Hill, Peter; Hirsch, Rebecca; Kilanowisz, Zofia; Kormendi, Klara
Conductors: Rahbari, Alexander; Klas, Eri; Yuasa, Takuo; Craft, Robert; Sanderling, Stefan; Bakels, Kees; Lenárd, Ondrej; Mogrelia, Andrew; Slovák, Ladislav; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Bateman, Paul; S...
Ensemble: ; Amici Ensemble

Discover Music of the 20th Century is a comprehensive and easily digestible guide, leading us through the diverse, innovative and controversial music of this era....continue...
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NXS 8558168
Birtwistle: Refrains and Choruses / Shaw, Galliard Ensemble
Birtwistle: Refrains and Choruses / Shaw, Galliard Ensemble

1 CD / Deux Elles / 2002-11-01

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Hoquetus Petrus, for 2 flutes & piccolo trumpet; Refrains and Choruses for wind quintet; Hector's Dawn, for piano; Duets for Storab, for 2 flutes; Linoi, for clarinet & piano; Be...
Performers: Law, Mark; Manasse, Robert; Shaw, Richard
Conductors:
Ensemble: Galliard Ensemble
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DEX 1019
It Takes Two - Andriessen, Bártok, et al / Schneemann, et al
It Takes Two - Andriessen, Bártok, et al / Schneemann, et al

1 CD / Channel Classics / 2002-08-01

Works: Iva Bittová: Intro, for recitalist & mallet instrument; Hoboj (oboe), for oboe & viola; Divná slecinka (A strange young lady); V zemi neorané (On unploughed land); Astor Piazzolla: Enr...
Performers: Boonstra, Gerrit; Marcucci, Alfredo; Prommel, Peter; Raiskin, Daniel; Schneemann, Bart; Zomer, Johannette [Soprano Vocal]
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CCS 18598
The Mask of Orpheus
The Mask of Orpheus

3 CD / HBDirect Imports / 2002-01-28

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus, opera
Performers: Angel, Marie [Soprano Vocals]; Bronder, Peter; Ebrahim, Omar; Garrison, Jon [Tenor Vocal]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocals]; Owens, Anne-Marie; Rigby, Jean
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: BBC Singers
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HBIM 954322
Tavener, Birtwistle / Heidi Grant Murphy, Aurole
Tavener, Birtwistle / Heidi Grant Murphy, Aurole

1 CD / E1 Entertainment / 2001-09-25

Works: John Tavener: To a Child Dancing in the Wind, for soprano, flute, harp & viola; Harrison Birtwistle: Entr'actes and Sappho Fragments, for soprano, flute, oboe, violin, viola, harp & percussion
Performers: Baker, James; Ferrillo, John; Murphy, Heidi Grant
Conductors: ; Hostetter, Paul
Ensemble: Aureole Trio

"This unusual coupling unites avant-garde complexity and neo-Medieval simplicity. I highly recommend this release, no matter which musical camp you might be in. Admirers of...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording EOEN 7486
Mary Wiegold's Songbook / Wiegold, Muldowney, et al
Mary Wiegold's Songbook / Wiegold, Muldowney, et al

1 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-12-24

Works: John Dowland: Complaint, P 63; Galliard to Lachrimae, P 46; Lachrimae; Judith Weir: The Romance of Count Arnaldos; Colin Matthews: Cantata on the Death of Antony; Strugnell's Haiku; Simon Bainbridge:...
Performers: Wiegold, Mary
Conductors: Muldowney, Dominic; Tippett, Michael
Ensemble: Composers Ensemble
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NMC 003
Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus / Davis, BBC Singers, et al
Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus / Davis, BBC Singers, et al

3 CD / NMC Classics / 1998-07-16

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus
Performers: Allen, Stephen; Angel, Marie; Booth, Juliet; Bronder, Peter; Dames-Longworth, Philippa; Ebrahim, Omar; Folwell, Nicholas; Garrison, Jon; McCormack, Elizabeth; Morgan, Arwel Huw; Opie, Alan; Owens, An...
Conductors: Davis, Andrew, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra

"...In his operas, the vocal lines sit with remarkable ease on both the voice and the words with none of the chalk-on-blackboard quality that pervades...continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording NMC 050
20th-Century Music from the British Isles / Romano, Hicks
20th-Century Music from the British Isles / Romano, Hicks

1 CD / Metier / 1998-01-01

Works: Dame Elizabeth Maconchy: Fantasia for Clarinet and Piano; Anthony Powers: Sea/Air; Piers Hellawell: High Citadels; Harrison Birtwistle: Verses for Clarinet and Piano; Gordon Crosse: A Year and a Day;...
Performers: Hicks, Alan; Romano, Kate
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