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page updated February 15, 2017
     
FEBUARY 2017:

Lydia Kakabadse


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'Concertato'
Chamber music by Lydia Kakabadse written for the 'alternative' string quartet line-up of violin, viola, cello and double bass, performed by sound collective, including two songs. Worthy sequel to the critically acclaimed album of sacred choral music (dda 25135).
AVAILABLE HERE NOW



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Recitativo Arioso (extract)

Natalie Schwaabe

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Contemporary music for piccolo
Outstanding piccolo player Natalie Schwaabe is accompanied by celebrated pianist Jan Philip Schulze in a program of new works by Donatoni, Kanefsky, Wilden and more. A co-production with Bavarian Radio.
photo © Thomas Schloemann
AVAILABLE HERE NOW



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Extract from
Sonate pour piccolo
by Levente Gyöngyösi


Nicola LeFanu - David Lumsdaine


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'Mandala 3'
The exceptional and distinctive music of David Lumsdaine and Nicola LeFanu: two composers linked by marriage and by parallel though individual inspiration from the world of nature, performed by Gemini (dirctor Ian Mitchell) with soprano Sarah Leonard and pianist Aleksander Szram on some tracks.
AVAILABLE HERE NOW



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Mandala 3 - part 2 extract

Diana Boyle


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Brahms - Klavierstücke
Intermezzi and Capriccios from Brahms, for the second part of the Diana Boyle Edition - more digital albums to follow in March and April. Photo by Peter Kain. Available from February 17.



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Intermezzo in B flat, Op. 76 No. 4
MARCH 2017:

Aylish Kerrigan


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Schoenberg and Bodley vocal music
Aylish Kerrigan (soprano) with Dearbhla Collins, piano, presents one of the most seminal works of the early 20th century - Schoenberg's Op. 15, said by many to be the real beginning of modernism. Also the major work by Seoirse Bodley, ' A Girl'.
AVAILABLE HERE NOW



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Schoenberg: Das Buch der hängenden Gärten (extract)
Christopher Redgate
Rhona Clarke


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"A Different Game" - Rhona Clarke: Piano Trios

The Fidelio Trio, gaining in stature and status as one of the foremost ensembles today, performs the trios of Rhona Clarke, an Irish composer of distinctive works also heard on 'I am Wind on Sea (msv 28558)' and the 2nd trio was included in 'Dancing in Daylight (msv 28556)'.
AVAILABLE HERE NOW



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Trio No. 3 - Ist movement
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Diana Boyle


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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
For the first part of the Diana Boyle Edition we have the monumental Diabelli Variations - one more digital album to follow in April. Photo by Peter Kain.



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Variation 13 (Vivace)
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Andreas Willscher


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Andreas Willscher: Organ Symphony No. 5

After several albums of organ music by Carson Cooman, we hear him in his role as concert organist, in the striking and exceptionally moving Fifth Symphony of Andreas Willscher, inspired by St Francis of Assisi and subtitled "Of Francis's Preaching on Holy Poverty".

AVAILABLE HERE NOW




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Part 11: Allegro marcato

APRIL 2017:

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'Mind Music'
Works for clarinet and chamber orchestra by Richard Strauss, Mendelssohn, John Adams and Kevin Malone played by Elizabeth Jordan and Lynsey Marsh with the Northern Chamber Orchestra conductor Stephen Barlow.
This album is issued to benefit Parkinson's UK, a charity devoted to overcoming degenerative diseases. Please support!
AVAILABLE HERE NOW



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Sonatine No. 1 (Richard Strauss) extract

Jim Parker

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Music of Jim Parker

Jim Parker's music is known to practically everyone (at least in the UK) though his name is not. He is he composer of the music for many TV series, including Midsomer Murders, House of Cards and Foyle's War among others. This album of his 'pure' music for chamber ensemble shows a wonderful gift for melodic, lyrical and thoroughly tonal music in the English light music tradition. Soloists and the Solem Quartet produce fine performances too.
AVAILABLE HERE NOW



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Rapido (extract)
from South American Journey

Diana Boyle


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Bach: The six solo Keyboard Partitas
Part four of the Diana Boyle Edition brings us a wonderful double album containing the six Keyboard Partitaas of J.S. Bach.
Photo by Peter Kain.



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Partita No. 2 - Capriccio (extract)
MAY 2017:

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'Enigmas'
ELSPETH WYLLIE (piano) with other artists (mezzo-soprano, flute, cello, viola).

A sumptuous collection of work for solo piano/chamber duos, from Elgar, Bowen, Leighton, Rubbra and Sackman.



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Nicholas Sackman: Chanson (extract)
Christopher Redgate
Goldstone & Clemmow

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Schubert: The Complete works for Piano Duet

A celebration of the incredible skill and musicianship of the supreme piano duo, and in memoriam of Anthony Goldstone, who passed away on January 2, a new box edition of the series which made the duo's international reputation, and which has been unavailable for several years. Still the only complete collection of Schubert's original works for four hands, which stretch from his very first listed work to the last.




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Fantasie, D 9 - extract

Fitzwilliam String Quartet


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"Intricate Web": Liz Johnson - Quartets and chamber works. Debut album for a very talented composer which features the Fitzwilliam String Quartet in a program which includes four quartets, a clarinet quintet and other works - a delightful anthology of new music. With soprano Loré Lixenberg and clarinettist Ronald Woodley.



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Tide purl - extract
Kevin Raftery
Kevin Raftery

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Kevin Raftery - Chamber music

Three leading ensembles: The Heath Quartet, Animare Ensemble and Berkeley Ensemble. Music of great originality and lyrical modernism..




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Friedhof Quintet (extract)
JUNE 2017:

Gilbert Rowland


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Johann Mattheson - Harpsichord Suites

His 3-volume series of Handel's harpsichord
suites completed to great critical acclaim, Gilbert Rowland turns to the much lesser known but very skilled German composer Mattheson for a new 3-CD set of harpsichord suites for release around the summer of 2017.

 



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Suite No. 5 in C minor - I. Fantasie
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Anthony Goldstone


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The Piano at the Ballet volume 2

Subtited "The French Connection" and following the great popularity of volume 1 this album features rare transcriptions of ballet excerpts from Poulenc, Sauguet, Debussy, Françaix, Thiriet, and the Paris-connected Stravinsky and Asafiev, all again wonderfully played by Anthony Goldstone; sadly Tony died on January 2 so this is his last recording..

Many of these transcriptions are receiving their first recording.



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'Le Cloune' from 'Les Forains' by Henri Sauguet

Barbara Karaskiewicz


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Karol Szymanowski - Piano Works

The great 20th century Polish composer has more representation in our catalog than many, and for good reason since his works are full of nuance and detail. Here his compatriot the virtuoso Barbara Karaskiewicz presents Preludes and other works.

 



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Mazurka, Op. 62 No. 1 (extract)
MORE TO COME SOON:
Betty Roe
Betty Roe

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'The Silver Hound' and other songs by Betty Roe

A formidably talented composer, teacher and showwoman, Betty Roe's art songs vary from serious to comic and and are masterpieces of the genre. First recordings of these works from a fine 'cast' including singers Sarah Leonard, Anne-Marie Sheridan and Stephen Varcoe.




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The Fair Singer (extract)
Christopher Redgate
Alfonso Soldano

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Piano Music of Mario Castenuovo-Tedesco

Including some premiere recordings, this is an excellent introduction to the relatively little-known piano music of the 20th century Italian composer; played here by Alfonso Soldano



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Andrew Wright


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'The Operatic Pianist' volume II

A new sensational set of transcriptions of great themes and fantasies from Opera, performed with panache and style by Andrew Wright.

 



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Liszt: Fantasy on Themes from Rienzi (extract)

Mary Dullea


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Eric Craven: Entangled States

Astonishing masterpiece of contemporary complexity in Eric Craven's unique "non-prescriptive" method. Realised and performed by the genius that is Mary Dullea.

 


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Tamami Honma


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Beethoven: the Complete Piano Sonatas

All 32 sonatas in a 9CD box, performed by Tamami Honma, will be one of our priority releases in the next year or so.

While core repertoire is not our main priority, sometimes an interpreter comes along with fresh perspectives as well as technical skill, and we hear 'the divine art of music' in reality.

 


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Fumiko Miyachi


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Miyachi: Transitional Metal

Composer and pianist Fumiko Miyachi debuted for Metier on the astonishing 'Miniaturized Concertos' (msv 77205) and here presents her sereis of works inspired by the periodic table of elements, like all her music, a colorful and vibrant meld of influences from her European and Japanese roots.

 


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Piano à Deux


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'France Revisited' - music for piano duo
Piano à Deux

New 'Divine Artists' but with a long and successful career, Robert Stoodley and Linda Ang Stoodley are "Piano à Deux" and present a suitably Gallic programme of Debussy, Poulenc and Georges Onslow - music both very familiar and refreshingly new. Due for release in 2017.


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Ian PAce
Ian Pace


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Brian Ferneyhough - Piano Music

Following the success and critical praise for our recent CDs of chamber and choral music by Ferneyhough, we here have some of his outstanding and awesomely complex piano works, played by Ian Pace (pictured). This disc has been delayed by matters out of our hands but we hope to schedule it for early 2017.



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Joshua Fineberg


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"Sonic Fictions"

American composer Joshua Fineberg is known for his spectacular 'spectral' piano works (msv 28524) and we are delighted to present a new anthology of chamber works.

All these works are receiving their first recording.


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peter seivewright
Peter Seivewright


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Galuppi: Piano Sonatas, vol. 4

It's quite a while since volume 3 of this series was issued, and this one recorded. The pianist has had a rather busy time performing around the world, but this long-awaited disc is now scheduled for 2017.

 



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Richard Craig


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Contemporary flute music

Leading specialist in new music for flute, Richard Craig, has a new album on the way following the release of his 'Inward' (msv 28517), this time the works include also string trio and soprano voice, in works by James Dillon, John Croft, Fabrice Fitch, Richard Barrett, Esaias Järnegard and Brice Pauset.

All these works are receiving their first recording.


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Erik Simmons


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Carson Cooman: "Exordium"
The fifth in our series of Cooman's organ music programs, again brilliantly performed by Erik Simmons. This program is mainly, as was 'Hymnus', music of quietude and peace, making the most of the beautiful soft tones of the organ.

 



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Rondino for St Joseph (extract)

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Robert Keeley - Chamber works

A fascinating program of chamber works by Rob Keeley, full of invention and interest, and played by several top English soloists includng Caroline Balding, Linda Merrick and John Turner, with the Manchester Chamber Ensemble.

All these works are receiving their first recording.



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Studies for Wind Quintet - Allegretto
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Marcus Blunt


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Orchestral Music by Marcus Blunt

Acclaimed British composer Marcus Blunt presents his Piano Concerto (with pianist Murray McLachlan), Concertino for Bassoon (soloist Lesley Wilson), Aspects of Saturn and Symphony No. 2. The Manchester Camerata is conducted by Stephen Threlfall.
All these works are receiving their first recording.


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Christopher Redgate
Christopher Redgate

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New Music for a New Oboe, vol. 2

The first 'New Oboe' disc, msv28529, issued mid 2013, featured two epic new works by Michael Finnissy and Edwin Roxburgh, while the second, msv 28531, will include new pieces by Richard Barrett and Sam Hayden and other brand new compositions. These albums also feature two brand new instruments: the Howarth-Redgate oboe and the Lupophon, so should be of interest to all oboists.



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