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Music for Brass Band,
Music for Brass Band, "War Memorials" - Music of Britten, Dobson, Higgins, Holloway, McCabe, McGhee, Lucy Pankhurst / Tredegar Town Band; Cory Band

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2016-10-14

Works: Benjamin Britten: Occasional Overture, for orchestra in C major, Op. 38 (withdrawn); Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, for trumpets in multiples of 3; Robin Holloway: Men Marching, for brass band (War Mem...
Conductors: Porthouse, Ian; Harper, Philip; Childs, Robert
Ensemble: The Cory Band; Tredegar Town Band

The period between the two World Wars was one of the most productive for the composition of music for brass band. Elgar, Holst, Vaughan Williams,...continue...
Recording information: BBC Radio 3 at the Royal Northern College of Music Fest (01/2010); Parc Hall, Cwm-Parc, Wales (01/2010); Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun, Aberdare, Wales (01/2010); BBC Radio 3 at the Roy...continue...
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Emily Howard (b.1979): Magnetite; Threnos; Mesmerism; Leviathan; Solar; Afference / Lucy Goddard, soprano; Simon Whiteley, bass; Alexandra Dariescu, piano
Emily Howard (b.1979): Magnetite; Threnos; Mesmerism; Leviathan; Solar; Afference / Lucy Goddard, soprano; Simon Whiteley, bass; Alexandra Dariescu, piano

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2016-09-09

Works: Emily Howard: Magnetite, for orchestra; Threnos, for 2 voices; Mesmerism, for piano & chamber orchestra; Leviathan, for baritone saxophone & percussion; Solar, for orchestra; Quartet for Strings ("Af...
Performers: Bierstone, Noam [Percussion]; Dariescu, Alexandra; Goddard, Lucy; Hyde, Joshua; Whiteley, Simon
Conductors: Gourlay, Andrew;
Ensemble: ; Scapegoat (Duo)

This album is titled after the first piece for which composer Emily Howard gained critical acclaim. The work was commissioned in 2008 by the Liverpool...continue...
Recording information: All Saints, East Finchley, London (05/01/2015); Liverpool Friary, Church of St Mary of the Angels, Live (05/01/2015); Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham, Surrey (05/01/...continue...
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NMC 219
Mark Bowden (b.1951): Orchestral Works,
Mark Bowden (b.1951): Orchestral Works, "Sudden Light" / Oliver Coates, cello; Julian Warburton, percussion; Hyeyoon Park, violin; Huw Watkins, piano

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2016-09-09

Works: Mark Bowden: Lyra, for cello & orchestra; Five Memos, for violin & piano; Heartland, for percussion & orcherstra; Sudden Light, for orchestra
Performers: Coates, Olivia [Harp]; Park, Hyeyoon; Warburton, Julian; Watkins, Huw
Conductors: Llewellyn, Grant
Ensemble: ; BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Mark Bowden's first taste of fame came in 2006 when he won the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize for his first commissioned orchestral work, Sudden...continue...
Recording information: All Saints, Tooting, London (04/19/2016); BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, Wales (04/19/2016); All Saints, Tooting, London (12/21/2015-12/23/2015); BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, Wale...continue...
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Colin Matthews (b.1946): Violin Concerto; Cortège; Cello Concerto No. 2 / Leila Josefowicz, violin. Anssi Karttunen, cello
Colin Matthews (b.1946): Violin Concerto; Cortège; Cello Concerto No. 2 / Leila Josefowicz, violin. Anssi Karttunen, cello

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2016-07-08

Works: Colin Matthews: Concerto for Violin; Cortege, for orchestra; Concerto for Cello no 2
Performers: Josefowicz, Leila; Karttunen, Anssi [Cello]
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver; Chailly, Riccardo; Gamba, Rumon
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

British composer Colin Matthews has enjoyed a flourishing compositional career since the 1970s. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in...continue...
Recording information: Maida Vale Studios, London (04/23/2002-04/24/2002); The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (04/23/2002-04/24/2002); The Royal Albert Hall, London (04/23/2002-04/24/2002); Maida Vale Studi...continue...
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Mark Simpson (b.1988):
Mark Simpson (b.1988): "Night Music" / Leonard Elschenbroich, cello. Alexei Grynyuk, piano. Richard Uttley, piano. Mark Simpson, clarinet. Vikingur Ólafsson, piano. Ian Buckle, piano. Guy Johnson, cello. Nicholas Daniel, cello

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2016-07-08

Works: Mark Simpson: Night Music, for cello & piano; Ariel, for clarinet, violin, cello & piano; Barkham Fantasy, for piano; Echoes and Embers, for clarinet & piano; Lov(escape), for clarinet & piano; Un Re...
Performers: Buckle, Ian; Daniel, Nicholas; Elschenbroich, Leonard; Grynyuk, Alexei; Johnston, Guy; Olafsson, Vikingur; Simpson, Mark [Clarinet]; Small, Jonathan; Uttley, Richard
Conductors: ; Rundell, Clark
Ensemble: Ensemble 10/10; Mercury Quartet

This recording of chamber music pieces by composer Mark Simpson features works spanning ten years. All are performed by the musicians and ensembles for whom...continue...
Recording information: All Saints East Finchley, London (05/14/2008); BBC Maida Vale Studio 1, London (05/14/2008); St. George's Hall Concert Room, Liverpool (05/14/2008); The Capstone Building, Liver...continue...
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Martin Butler (b.1960): Dirty Beasts / Simon Callow, narrator; Martin Butler, piano; New London Chamber Ensemble, Navarra String Quartet
Martin Butler (b.1960): Dirty Beasts / Simon Callow, narrator; Martin Butler, piano; New London Chamber Ensemble, Navarra String Quartet

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2016-06-10

Works: Martin Butler: Dirty Beasts, for narrator, wind quintet & piano; Down-Hollow Winds, for wind quintet; Lovesongs Waltzes, for clarinet & piano; Rumba Machine, for piano; Fall, for flute & piano; Prelu...
Performers: Ashworth, Neyire; Bosch, Leon; Butler, Martin; Johnston, Magnus; Manasse, Robert; O'Kane, Brian [Cello]; Van Der Giessen, Simone
Conductors:
Ensemble: New London Chamber Ensemble

"It's true!" I cried. "I swear it, mummy! There is a person in my tummy!" The Tummy Beast The title track Dirty Beasts, for speaker,...continue...
Recording information: All Saints Church, East Finchley, London (2015-02-06&2015-02-12_2015-)....continue...
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James Woods (b.1953): Cloud-Polyphonies; Tongues of Fire / Ear Massage Percussion Quartet; Yale Percussion Group; MDR Rundfunkchor, James Wood
James Woods (b.1953): Cloud-Polyphonies; Tongues of Fire / Ear Massage Percussion Quartet; Yale Percussion Group; MDR Rundfunkchor, James Wood

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2016-03-11

Works: James Wood: Tongues of Fire, for chorus & 4 percussionists; Cloud-Polyphonies, for percussion ensemble
Conductors: Wood, James; van Sice, Robert
Ensemble: Ear Massage Percussion Quartet; MDR Rundfunkchor; Yale Percussion Group

James Wood's multi-faceted career has led him into an extraordinarily broad spectrum of musical activities, as conductor, composer, musicologist, instrument designer and percussionist. Tongues of...continue...
Recording information: Peterskirche, Leipzig, Germany (06/03/2013-06/05/2013); Sprague Memorial Hall, New Haven, CT, USA (06/03/2013-06/05/2013); Peterskirche, Leipzig, Germany (11/05/2014-11/07/2014)...continue...
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Edward Cowie (b.1943): In Flight Music; String Quartets Nos. 3-5 / Kreutzer Quartet
Edward Cowie (b.1943): In Flight Music; String Quartets Nos. 3-5 / Kreutzer Quartet

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2016-03-11

Works: Edward Cowie: Quartet for Strings no 3 ('In Flight Music'); Quartet for Strings no 4; Quartet for Strings no 5 ('Birdsong Bagatelles')
Conductors:
Ensemble: Kreutzer Quartet

Edward Cowie describes himself as 'the musical equivalent of a plein air visual artist', with compositions evolving from sketches or paintings done in situ. The...continue...
Recording information: St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury, Hertfordshire (04/15/2015); St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury, Hertfordshire (09/23/2015); St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury, Hertfordsh...continue...
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Errollyn Wallen (b.1958): Photography - Orchestral Works / Errollyn Wallen, voice; Quartet X; Orchestra X, Nicholas Kok; Continuum Ensemble, Philip Headlam
Errollyn Wallen (b.1958): Photography - Orchestral Works / Errollyn Wallen, voice; Quartet X; Orchestra X, Nicholas Kok; Continuum Ensemble, Philip Headlam

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2016-03-11

Works: Errollyn Wallen: Concerto for Cello; Hunger, for orchestra; Photography, for string orchestra; In Earth, for orchestra
Performers: Harries, Tim [Bass Guitar]; Sharp, Matthew [Cello/Bass Baritone Vocal]; Wallen, Errollyn
Conductors: Kok, Nicholas; Headlam, Philip
Ensemble: Continuum Ensemble (United Kingdom); Ensemble X; Orchestra X; Quartet X

Erollyn Wallen (b. 1958) was born in Belize, but moved to London when she was a young child. She was the first black woman to...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (07/08/2015); Potton Hall, Suffolk (07/08/2015); Soundhouse Studios, London, England (07/08/2015); Henry Wood Hall, London (10/08/2001); Potton Hall, Suf...continue...
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Ryan Wigglesworth (b.1979): Echo and Narcissus, cantata; Violin Concerto; Augenlieder et al. / Claire Booth, soprano; Mark Padmore, tenor; Barnabas Kelemen, violin
Ryan Wigglesworth (b.1979): Echo and Narcissus, cantata; Violin Concerto; Augenlieder et al. / Claire Booth, soprano; Mark Padmore, tenor; Barnabas Kelemen, violin

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2016-01-08

Works: Ryan Wigglesworth: Augenlieder, for soprano & orchestra; A First Book of Inventions, for orchestra; Echo and Narcissus, for tenor, alto, 3 female voices & piano; Concerto for Violin; Locke's Theatre,...
Performers: Booth, Claire; Kelemen, Barnabas; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Stephen, Pamela Helen; Wigglesworth, Ryan
Conductors: Wigglesworth, Ryan
Ensemble: ; Hallé Orchestra; RSVP Voices

Ryan Wigglesworth, Principal Guest Conductor of the Hallé, conducts his own orchestral works in this first full-length portrait album of his compositions. The album includes...continue...
Recording information: All Saints Church, East Finchley, London (02/13/2014); Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (02/13/2014); Hallé St Peter's, Ancoats, Manchester (02/13/2014); All Saints Church, Eas...continue...
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NMC 213
Objects at an Exhibition - Exploring Science Inspiring Music / Nicholas Collon, Aurora Orchestra
Objects at an Exhibition - Exploring Science Inspiring Music / Nicholas Collon, Aurora Orchestra

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2015-10-09

Works: Thea Musgrave: Power Play, for ensemble; Christopher Mayo: Supermarine, for cello, double bass & samplers; Claudia Molitor: 2TwoLO, for clarinet, horn, trombone, cello, double bass & electronics; Dav...
Performers: Barber, Thomas [Oboe, Cor Anglais]; Boyd, Nathaniel; Bradley, Sarah-Jane; Cooke, Florence [Violin]; Cox, Simon [Trumpet]; Dearden, Ian; Griffiths, Ben [Bass]; Lale, David; Lessels, Tom; Lumsdaine, Sc...
Conductors: Collon, Nicholas
Ensemble: ; Aurora Orchestra

Objects at an Exhibition is a landmark commissioning project by NMC Recordings, in partnership with Aurora Orchestra and the Science Museum. Re-imagining Mussorgsky's Pictures at...continue...
Recording information: All Saints Church, Tooting, London (05/10/2015-05/14/2015)....continue...
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NMC 215
Steve Martland: Martland / Steve Martland Band; The Smith Quartet
Steve Martland: Martland / Steve Martland Band; The Smith Quartet

2 CD / NMC Recordings / 2015-10-09

Works: Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction, for 11 players; Mr. Anderson's Pavane, for wind octet; Eternal Delight, for 11 players; Patrol, for string quartet; Beat the Retreat, for 11 players; Shoulder t...
Conductors: Martland, Steve
Ensemble: Steve Martland Band

When Martland died unexpectedly two years ago the outpouring of love and respect from composers, pupils and industry colleagues was immense. He was frequently labelled...continue...
Recording information: Angel Studios, London (02/13/1991/05/06/1991); Church Studios, London (02/13/1991/05/06/1991); Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England (02/13/1991/05/06/1991); Angel Studios...continue...
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Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934): 'Angel Fighter' / Andrew Watts, countertenor; Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, tenor; BBC Singers; London Sinfonietta; David Atherton
Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934): 'Angel Fighter' / Andrew Watts, countertenor; Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, tenor; BBC Singers; London Sinfonietta; David Atherton

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2015-07-10

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Angel Fighter, cantata for countertenor, tenor, chamber chorus & chamber orchestra; In Broken Images, for chamber orchestra; Virelai (Sus une fontayne), for 12 players
Performers: Roberts, Jeffrey Lloyd; Watts, Andrew
Conductors: Atherton, David
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta

Described by The Guardian as 'hauntingly powerful', Birtwistle's cantata Angel Fighter vividly explores the Biblical story of the struggle between man and divine being from...continue...
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Hugh Wood (b. 1932):  'Wild Cyclamen
Hugh Wood (b. 1932): 'Wild Cyclamen" / Claire McCaldin, mzz.. James Gilchrist, ten., Roderick Williams, bar., Ian Burnside & Simon Lepper, piano.

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2015-06-09

Works: Hugh Wood: Laurie Lee Songs, for medium voice & piano; DH Lawrence Songs, for high voice & piano; The Isles of Greece, for baritone & piano; Wild Cyclamen, for tenor & piano
Performers: Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Lepper, Simon; McCaldin, Clare; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]

Composer Hugh Wood is known for his powerfully communicative and lyrical music and this latest release presents a selection of songs spanning his career. They...continue...
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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
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 Recordings / 2015-04-14

Works: 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]
Conductors:
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...
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Charlotte Bray (b.1982): 'At the Speed of Stillness' / Huw Watkins, piano; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group et al.
Charlotte Bray (b.1982): 'At the Speed of Stillness' / Huw Watkins, piano; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group et al.

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2015-02-10


Born in the UK in 1982, Charlotte Bray studied with Joe Cutler and graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire with First Class Honours. Then, with Mark Anthony...continue...
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Gerald Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest, opera; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Adès
Gerald Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest, opera; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Adès

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2014-11-11

Works: Gerald Barry: The Importance of Being Earnest, opera
Conductors: Adès, Thomas
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

‘The world now has something rare: a new genuinely comic opera and maybe the most inventive Oscar Wilde opera since Richard Strauss's Salome more than...continue...
Recording information: Barbican Hall, London (04/24/2012); Birmingham (04/24/2012); Barbican Hall, London (04/26/2012); Birmingham (04/26/2012)....continue...
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Helen Grime: Night Songs /  Lynsey Marsh, clarinet; The Hallé SO; Hallé Soloists;  Phillips; Elder
Helen Grime: Night Songs / Lynsey Marsh, clarinet; The Hallé SO; Hallé Soloists; Phillips; Elder

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2014-11-11

Conductors: Phillips, Jamie; Elder, Sir Mark;
Ensemble: The Hallé ; The Hallé Soloists

Helen Grime's Debut Disc contrasts orchestral works - including her first Hallé commission,the nocturne Near Midnight (2013) - with smaller-scale pieces featuring the Hallé Soloists....continue...
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John Tavener: Akhmatova Requiem / Elise Ross, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, sopranos; John Shirley-Quirk, bass-bar.; The Nash Ensemble; BBC SO; Gennady Rozhdestvensky
John Tavener: Akhmatova Requiem / Elise Ross, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, sopranos; John Shirley-Quirk, bass-bar.; The Nash Ensemble; BBC SO; Gennady Rozhdestvensky

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2014-11-11

Works: John Tavener: Akhmatova; Russian Folk Songs (6) for soprano & ensemble
Performers: Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Ross, Elise; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennady;
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Nash Ensemble

Tavener's avant-garde style of the seventies contrasts with the contemplative beauty of his later works, for which he is best known, yet he spirituality and...continue...
Recording information: Royal Albert Hall, London (08/27/1981); The Roundhouse, London (08/27/1981); Royal Albert Hall, London (09/02/1979); The Roundhouse, London (09/02/1979)....continue...
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Judith Weir (b. 1954): The Vanishing Bridegroom, opera / Ailish Tynan, soprano; Anna Stéphany, soprano; Andrew Tortise, tenor; Owen Gilhooly, baritone. BBC SO, Brabbins
Judith Weir (b. 1954): The Vanishing Bridegroom, opera / Ailish Tynan, soprano; Anna Stéphany, soprano; Andrew Tortise, tenor; Owen Gilhooly, baritone. BBC SO, Brabbins

2 CD / NMC Recordings / 2014-09-09

Works: Judith Weir: The Vanishing Bridegroom, opera
Performers: Alcantara, Lynette; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bowen, Christopher; Curievici, Paul Haas [Vocals]; Gilhooly, Owen; Goater, Edward; Lemalu, Jonathan; Menna, Sian; Murgatroyd, Andrew; Price...
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Judith Weir's opera, commissioned by Glasgow District Council for the 1990 City of Culture celebrations, takes three Scottish folktales, all concerned with disappearance: The Inheritance...continue...
Recording information: Barbican Concert Hall, London, England (01/19/2008)....continue...
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Larry Goves: 'Just Stuff People Do' - Trends in Personal Relationships; Terminus Wreck (for solo cello); Things that are Blue ; White; Black / Sarah Nicolls (pno), Oliver Coates (cello), de Ridder, Sound Intermedia electronics
Larry Goves: 'Just Stuff People Do' - Trends in Personal Relationships; Terminus Wreck (for solo cello); Things that are Blue ; White; Black / Sarah Nicolls (pno), Oliver Coates (cello), de Ridder, Sound Intermedia electronics

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2014-08-12

Works: Larry Goves: Trends in personal relationships, for orchestra; The terminus wreck, for orchestra; Things that are blue, things that are white and things that are black, for orchestra
Performers: Coates, Olivia [Harp]; Nicolls, Sarah
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn; Ridder, Andre; Ridder, André de
Ensemble: ; London Sinfonietta

Literary references are at the heart of Larry Goves's music: written for regular collaborator Sarah Nicolls and scored for solo piano, electric piano, prepared piano,...continue...
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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 Recordings / 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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John Casken (b.1949): Orion over Farne; Concerto for Orchestra; Violin Concerto / Sophia Jaffé, violin
John Casken (b.1949): Orion over Farne; Concerto for Orchestra; Violin Concerto / Sophia Jaffé, violin

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2014-06-10

Works: 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...
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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 Recordings / 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 [Composer]; Birtwistle, Harrison [Composer]; Buckley, Daryl; Chance, Michael [Countertenor Vocal]; Chapman, Jane [Harpsichord]; Collins, Sarah; Dennehy, Donnacha; Ficarra, Evelyn; Fi...
Conductors: Bernas, Richard; Christian Eggen, Christia; ; Protheroe, Guy
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Cikada Ensemble; Elision Ensemble; Noszferatu; Sound Intermedia; Spectrum

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 205
Richard Causton (b.1971): 'Millenium Scenes' - Chamber Symphony & other works
Richard Causton (b.1971): 'Millenium Scenes' - Chamber Symphony & other works

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2014-04-29

Works: Richard Causton: Millennium Scenes, for orchestra; Notturno, for chamber ensemble; As Kingfishers Catch Fire, for flute, clarinet, harp & string quartet; The Persistence of Memory, for chamber ensemb...
Conductors: Collon, Nicholas; Cornelius, Gerry; Wigglesworth, Ryan
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Hallé Orchestra

Causton is one of the finest of the new generation of British composers. Tim Ashley, The Guardian Richard Causton studied with Param Vir, with Roger...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 Recordings / 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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Mark-Anthony Turnage: Undance; Crying Out Loud; No Let Up / UNDANCE Band
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Undance; Crying Out Loud; No Let Up / UNDANCE Band

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2014-04-29

Works: Mark-Anthony Turnage: Undance, ballet for band; Crying Out Loud, for chamber orchestra; No Let Up, for orchestra
Conductors: Murray, Tim; Hoskins, Paul
Ensemble: ; Rambert Orchestra; UNDANCE Band

Turnage's musical style, with its characteristic pulse, syncopation and rhythm makes it perfect for choreographers and dancers and this release showcases recent collaborations with two...continue...
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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 Recordings / 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 T.; Marriner, Sir Neville; Kluttig, Roland; Vanska, Osmo; Wolff, Hugh; Hickox, Richard; Brabbins, Martyn; Steen, Jac van; Knussen, Oliver; Davis, Andrew; Hazlewood, ...
Ensemble: ; City of London Sinfonia; ASKO; Hallé Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

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New Music Collections, Vol. 4: Piano - works by Philip Mead, Huw Watkins, Stephen Montague and Rolf Hind
New Music Collections, Vol. 4: Piano - works by Philip Mead, Huw Watkins, Stephen Montague and Rolf Hind

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2014-04-29

Works: Huw Watkins: Four Spencer Pieces; Simon Holt: Black Lanterns, for piano; Julian Anderson: Somewhere near Cluj for piano; Sadie Harrison: Impresa Amorosa; Michael Zev Gordon: On Memory; Diana Burrell:...
Performers: Bradshaw, Susan; Finnissy, Michael; Hind, Rolf; Kawai, Noriko; Losseff, Nicky; Mead, Philip; Montague, Stephen; Myers, Thalia; Pace, Ian; Powell, Jonathan; Sellick, Phyllis; Smalley, Roger; Tan, Melv...

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NMC 207
Elliott Carter 103rd Birthday Concert, December 8, 2011, New York City - Includes 4 world premieres [DVD]
Elliott Carter 103rd Birthday Concert, December 8, 2011, New York City - Includes 4 world premieres [DVD]

1 DVD Video / NMC Recordings / 2014-01-28


  • This DVD features 4 world premieres, with two specially written for this concert - and filmed tributes from leading British composers.
  • 24-page booklet featuring
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Run Time: 83 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English
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Britten to America: Music for Radio and Theatre / Samuel West, Mary Carewe, Jean Rigby, Andrew Kennedy
Britten to America: Music for Radio and Theatre / Samuel West, Mary Carewe, Jean Rigby, Andrew Kennedy

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2014-01-28

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Ascent of F6, incidental music for female voice, 2 male voices, percussion, ukelele & 2 pianos; An American in England, music for a 6-part radio program, for orchestra; Roman Wa...
Performers: Carewe, Mary [Soprano Vocal]; Cooke, Mervyn; Dickinson, Matthew; Holland, Jonathan; Nockles, Bruce; Walker, Lucy; Watkins, Huw; Woodhouse, Nigel
Conductors: Skidmore, Jeffrey; Elder, Mark; Ogg, Harry
Ensemble: ; Ex Cathedra; Hallé Orchestra

  • The majority of these early and unrecorded works haven't been heard since first performed in the 1940s.
  • The music heard here contains large sections of
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Philip Cashian (b.1963): The House of Night; Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto / Sarah Nicolls, piano; Darrett Adkins, cello
Philip Cashian (b.1963): The House of Night; Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto / Sarah Nicolls, piano; Darrett Adkins, cello

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2013-11-19

Works: 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...
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Alexander Goehr (b.1932): Since Brass Nor Stone; Clarinet Quintet; Manere, Op. 81 / Colin Currie, percussion
Alexander Goehr (b.1932): Since Brass Nor Stone; Clarinet Quintet; Manere, Op. 81 / Colin Currie, percussion

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2013-10-29

Works: 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...
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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...
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Joseph Phibbs: The Canticle of the Rose / Helen-Jane Howells, soprano; Navarra Quartet
Joseph Phibbs: The Canticle of the Rose / Helen-Jane Howells, soprano; Navarra Quartet

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2013-07-30

Works: 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 [Countertenor Vocal]; Firsova, Alissa [Piano]; O'Kane, Brian [Cello]; Plant, Andrew; Ploemacher, Marije; Shaw, Joanna
Conductors:
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...
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Anthony Payne (b.1936): Phoenix Mass; The World's Winter; Paean; Horn Trio / John Poole; Jane Manning
Anthony Payne (b.1936): Phoenix Mass; The World's Winter; Paean; Horn Trio / John Poole; Jane Manning

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2013-06-25

Works: 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...
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Deirdre Gribbin (b.1967): Island People, works for string quartet & voice / Patricia Rozario, soprano; Loré Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano
Deirdre Gribbin (b.1967): Island People, works for string quartet & voice / Patricia Rozario, soprano; Loré Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2013-05-28

Works: Deirdre Gribbin: Merrow Sang, for string quartet; Island People, for soprano, trumpet & string quartet; Crossing the Sea, for mezzo-soprano & string quartet; Anahorish, for soprano, harp & string qua...
Performers: Doris, Cliona; Lixenberg, Lore; O'Keeffe, Mark; Rozario, Patricia [Soprano Vocal]
Conductors:
Ensemble: RTE Vanbrugh Quartet

This new release features Deirdre Gribbin's works for string quartet with voice. Born in Belfast, the composer's Catholic background, identification with Celtic folk tradition, fascination...continue...
Recording information: Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork, Irel (03/31/2012-04/02/2012)....continue...
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Kenneth Hesketh: Wunderkammer(konzert) / Christoph-Mathias Mueller; Royal Liverpool PO, Clark Rundell
Kenneth Hesketh: Wunderkammer(konzert) / Christoph-Mathias Mueller; Royal Liverpool PO, Clark Rundell

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2013-05-28

Works: Kenneth Hesketh: A Rhyme for the Season, for orchestra; Ein Lichtspiel (after Moholy-Nagy); Graven Image, for orchestra; Wunderkammer, for chamber orchestra; At God speeded summer's end, for orchestra
Conductors: Mueller, Christoph-Mathia; Rundell, Clark
Ensemble: ; Ensemble 10/10; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Described by Temp magazine as "a composer who both has something to say and the means to say it," NMC is delighted to release the...continue...
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Music of Memory - works by Nicholas Maw, Joe Atkins, Peter Racine Fricker, Matthew Taylor, Bayan Northcott, Charlotte Bray / Antonis Hatzinikolaou, guitar
Music of Memory - works by Nicholas Maw, Joe Atkins, Peter Racine Fricker, Matthew Taylor, Bayan Northcott, Charlotte Bray / Antonis Hatzinikolaou, guitar

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2013-05-28

Works: Nicholas Maw: Music of Memory, for solo guitar; Little Suite, for guitar; Joseph Atkins: Indian Summer, for guitar; Peter Racine Fricker: Paseo, for guitar, Op. 61; Matthew Taylor: Fantasy for guitar...
Performers: Hatzinikolaou, Antonis

The CD takes its title from Maw's Music of Memory - an intricate set of variations on a theme from Mendelssohn's String Quartet in A...continue...
Recording information: Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire (2012-04-10_2012-04-11&2012-)....continue...
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Richard Barrett: Dark Matter, for 19 players / Deborah Kayser, Carl Rosman
Richard Barrett: Dark Matter, for 19 players / Deborah Kayser, Carl Rosman

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2013-01-29

Works: Richard Barrett: Dark Matter, for ensemble
Conductors: Eggen, Christian; Christian Eggen, Christia
Ensemble: Cikada; Cikada Ensemble; Elision Ensemble

"Dark Matter", scored for an ensemble of 19 performers plus live and pre-recorded electronics, sets secret Egyptian texts carved on the walls of sarcophagi in...continue...
Recording information: Scene 4, Kunsthogskole, Oslo National Academy of the Ar (08/20/2005-08/21/2005)....continue...
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Oliver Knussen: Autumnal; Choral; Violin Concerto; Requiem; Songs for Sue / Leila Josefowicz, violin; Alexandra Wood; Huw Watkins; Claire Booth
Oliver Knussen: Autumnal; Choral; Violin Concerto; Requiem; Songs for Sue / Leila Josefowicz, violin; Alexandra Wood; Huw Watkins; Claire Booth

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2012-11-13

Works: 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...
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Tansy Davies: Spine / Samuel Boden, Joby Burgess, Simon Haram, Darragh Morgan, Huw Watkins
Tansy Davies: Spine / Samuel Boden, Joby Burgess, Simon Haram, Darragh Morgan, Huw Watkins

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2012-09-25

Works: 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...
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English Violin Duos by Aitchison, McCabe, Moeran, Croft, Matthews & Rawsthorne / Retorica - Philippa Mo & Harriet Mackenzie, violins
English Violin Duos by Aitchison, McCabe, Moeran, Croft, Matthews & Rawsthorne / Retorica - Philippa Mo & Harriet Mackenzie, violins

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2012-09-25

Works: Jim Aitchison: Syruw; John McCabe: Splendid, for 2 violins; E.J. Moeran: Sonata for 2 violins; William Croft: Sonata for 2 violins, Op. 3/4; David Matthews: Duos (8) for 2 violins, Op. 79; Alan Rawst...
Conductors:
Ensemble: Retorica

English violin duo Retorica (Philippa Mo and Harriet Mackenzie) were inspired by their long friendships with composers John McCabe and David Matthews to make this...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk (2010-02-04_2010-02-05&2010-)....continue...
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Alexander Goehr: Colossos or Panic; The Deluge; etc. / Hilary Summers, Clair Booth
Alexander Goehr: Colossos or Panic; The Deluge; etc. / Hilary Summers, Clair Booth

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2012-05-29

Works: Alexander Goehr: Colossos or Panic, for orchestra; The Deluge, cantata for 2 voices & orchestra, Op. 7; Little Symphony, Op. 15
Performers: Booth, Claire
Conductors: Knussen, Oliver
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Schoenberg Ensemble

To celebrate Alexander Goehr's 80th birthday this year, BBC Radio 3 commissioned a new orchestral work which was premiered by the BBC Symphony Orchestra on...continue...
Recording information: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (01/31/2010); Grote Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (01/31/2010); Studio 1, BBC Maida Vale, London, England (01/31/2010); CBSO Centre, Birmingham (04/22/2...continue...
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Rob Keeley: Songs, Chimes & Dances, chamber music
Rob Keeley: Songs, Chimes & Dances, chamber music

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2012-05-29

Works: 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...
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Oliver Knussen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Ophelia Dances; Trumpets Coursing; Cantata
Oliver Knussen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Ophelia Dances; Trumpets Coursing; Cantata

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2012-04-24

Works: 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...
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Michael Finnissy: Second & Third String Quartets / Kreutzer Quartet
Michael Finnissy: Second & Third String Quartets / Kreutzer Quartet

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2012-04-24

Works: Michael Finnissy: Second String Quartet; Third String Quartet
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Ensemble: Kreutzer Quartet

When asked to sum up how he would characterize his two String Quartets - influenced by the sound world of Bruckner and Schoenberg - Michael...continue...
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Jonathan Harvey: Bird Concerto With Pianosong; Ricercare una Melodia, et al.
Jonathan Harvey: Bird Concerto With Pianosong; Ricercare una Melodia, et al.

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2012-01-31

Works: 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, Timothy [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...
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Margan Hayes: Violin Concerto & other works / Keisuke Okazaki, violin
Margan Hayes: Violin Concerto & other works / Keisuke Okazaki, violin

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2012-01-31

Works: 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...
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Crossing Ohashi Bridge: works by Geoffrey Poole, Roger Marsh, Anthony Gilbert / Richard Watkins, horn
Crossing Ohashi Bridge: works by Geoffrey Poole, Roger Marsh, Anthony Gilbert / Richard Watkins, horn

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2011-11-15

Works: Geoffrey Poole: Crossing Ohashi Bridge, for ensemble; Roger Marsh: Canto 1, for ensemble; Nicola Lefanu: Amores, songs (5) without words for horn & string ensemble; Anthony Gilbert: Palace of the Win...
Performers: Watkins, Richard [Horn]
Conductors: Layfield, Malcolm
Ensemble: Goldberg Ensemble

This new recording features a collection of works commissioned for and by string group the Goldberg Ensemble. Works include Roger Marsh's haunting Canto 1, based...continue...
Recording information: St. George's Concert Hall, Bristol (02/06/2004)....continue...
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Brian Elias: The House That Jack Built / A Talisman / Doubles, Tim Mirfin, bass
Brian Elias: The House That Jack Built / A Talisman / Doubles, Tim Mirfin, bass

1 CD / NMC Recordings / 2011-11-15

Works: Brian Elias: The House That Jack Built, for orchestra; A Talisman, for voice, trumpet & orchestra; Doubles, for orchestra
Performers: Holland, Jonathan; Mirfin, Timothy
Conductors: Davis, Andrew; Brabbins, Martyn; Belohlávek, Jirí
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

The bold and dazzlingly inventive The House That Jack Built was inspired by the games and jeers of the playground. It is coupled with the...continue...
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