Recordings

Michael Nyman’s self-owned record label gathers strength with two issues of predominantly vocal works. Here is a chance to hear Nyman in serious mode, with sombre settings of Paul Celan,...
Since the advent of the LP, in 1950, it could be argued that those artists with a large discography have found greater fame than the ones, such as Annie Fischer...
Simon Rattle has recorded The Planets before, also for EMI, with the Philharmonia Orchestra. As I have not heard that version I cannot determine whether or not this Berlin account...
Composer Colin Riley has launched a label, Squeaky Kate Music, with three discs that display different aspects of his attractive and versatile musical voice. Operating outside of genre associations, mingling...
Although not the first to record them, when James Judd and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra essayed Douglas Lilburn’s three symphonies for Naxos (8.555862, link below), they brought this fine...
Back in 2001, just after the premieres of Adrian Jack’s Fourth String Quartet and the occasional piece, 08.02.01, along with a revival of the Third Quartet, I wrote on The...
You might think there was enough live Richter out there, but such is the power of this great musician there is still room for something as exceptional as this release.Papillons...
This latest offering from the London Philharmonic’s own label carries an added poignancy, given Sir Malcolm Arnold’s untimely death on 23 September just under a month shy of his 85th...
If Carlo Maria Giulini (1914-2005) had a relatively ‘small’ repertoire for both the concert hall and the opera house, it’s one that he nurtured with love, intensity and spiritual dimension.Paul...
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