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METIER is one of Europe's premier labels for contemporary music, with first recordings of many works by major composers from around the world. The "Re-Appraisal series" also includes new visions of classical works, and the Metier World and Metier Jazz labels are self-explanatory!
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Kevin Raftery - Chamber Music
HEATH QUARTET - ANIMARE ENSEMBLE - BERKELEY ENSEMBLE
American composer Kevin Raftery has worked in London since 1989. His works are in the best post-modernist tradition of today - partly impressionistic and descriptive, partly 'abstract' - and in works such as 'Pleasantries' diplaying an individual sense of humor too. These works form a very satisfying program with varying instrumentation and exceptional performances from three highly regarded ensembles.

CD program:
String Quartet No. 1
First Companion
Pleasantries
Friedhof Quintet
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Ghost Dialogues
CHRIS GEKKER (trumpet) with
CHRIS VADALA (tenor sax); CLARA O'BRIEN (mezzo-soprano); RITA SLOAN (piano)

A most varied and entertaining collection of new music for trumpet by American composers. All of the works are tonal and lyrical and include a set of songs, two works for trumpet and saxophone duo and three pieces with piano. The performers, also American, are all at the top of their respective fields. Several of the works here are receiving their first recording.
Robert Gibson:
Fall (trumpet & piano)
Lance Hulme:
Ghost Dialogues (trumpet and saxophone)
The Street Has Changed (voice & trumpet)
Carson Cooman:
Equinox Sonata (trumpet & piano)
David Heinick:
Seved Two Ways (trumpet and saxophone)
Kevin McKee:
Song for a Friend (trumpet & piano)
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Mixed Doubles (2CD)
Gordon Crosse and Sir John Manduell are two senior pillars of the British composing fraternity and both have written concertos for pairs of instruments with string orchestra - all recorded here for the first time. These are excellently structured works whch are modern yet very approachable with beautifully rich string writing.

Soloists: Richard Simpson (oboes), Michael Cox (flute), Alison Teale (cor anglais), Matthew Jones (viola), John Turner (recorder), Timothy Jackson (french horn)

Tracks:
GORDON CROSSE:
Brief encounter (oboe d'amore, recorder and strings)
Concerto for viola and strings with french horn
Fantasia on "Ca' the Yowes" (recorder, harp and strings)
SIR JOHN MANDUELL:
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Anthony Burgess - The Man and his Music
One of the discoveries that we at Divine Art/Metier love: the fact that Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange - and many fine novels - was also a busy composer, writing among other works several for recorder. Here we present the first recordings of some of these, and works by 15 other composers in a wide and varied set of styles, most of which are also premiere recordings and a substantial body of work for this increasingly popular instrument. Check out the artist profile for several more fine recorder albums by John Turner.
tracks:
Anthony Burgess: Sonatina for recorder and piano; Tre Pezzetti; Siciliano; Sonata No. 1 in C for recorder and piano
Mátyás Seiber: Pastorale
Herbert Murrill: Sarabande
Alan Rawsthorne (arr. David Ellis): Interludes from Hamlet
Wilfred Josephs: Sonatine, Op. 4
Nicholas Marshall: Sonata for recorder and piano
Roy Heaton Smith: Sonatina alla Fantasia, Op. 23
David Dubery: Sonata for recorder and piano
Peter Pope: Sonatina for recorder and piano
Dick Blackford: Sonata alla Danza
Christopher Wright: Sonata for recorder and piano
Alan Gibbs: Blithe Spirit
Gordon Crosse: The Thing with Feathers
John Sullivan: Joie de Vivre
Barry Ferguson: The Untamed has a Language but no Words
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Ed Hughes: When the Flame Dies (CD+DVD)
A new opera, with libretto by Roger Morris based on the Orpheus legend, a main character alluding to Jean Cocteau, by British composer Ed Hughes. A stunning work in one Act, it is presented here in both audio CD and a DVD of the concert performance recording. The DVD also contains a short film by Sheryl Jenkins "'The Symptoms of his Madness were as Follows".
A fine performance by top British soloists, New Music Players, conducted by Carlos del Cueto.
The soloists are:
EDWARD GRINT baritone (Poet)
LUCY WILLIAMS mezzo-soprano (Princess Death)
JULIAN PODGER tenor (Orpheus)
EMILY PHILIPS soprano (Eurydice)
ANDREW RADLEY counter-tenor (Raymond)
DVD: dual sided, PAL & NTSC compatible, region 0 (universal play)
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Electrifying Oboe (2CD)
CHRISTOPHER REDGATE (oboe, cor anglais, musette)
ENSEMBLE EXPOSÉ : MATTHEW WRIGHT (turntable/laptop)
PAUL ARCHBOLD & MILTON MERMIKIDES (electronics)


A fascinating array of new works for oboe and electronics, performed by the world's No. 1 oboist in the New Music field. This music explores not only new techniques in electronics and sampling but also challenges the boundaries of the oboe and its sister instruments. The works by Roger Redgate and Michael Young contain a large proportion of improvisatory opportunities, so each performance is very different, and two versions of each are included here.
This set is another vital contribution to the evolution of art-music by some of Britain's foremost artists.
tracks:
Roger Redgate:
Concerto for Improvising Soloist and Two Ensembles (two versions)
David Gorton:
Errinerungsspiel; Schmetterlingsspiel
Christopher Fox:
Broadway Boogie ;Headlong
Edwin Roxburgh:
"..at the still point of the turning world.."
Michael Young:
oboe_prosthesis (two versions)
Matthew Wright:
English Landscape Painting
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Miniaturised Concertos / Mache (2CD)
Pianist Kate Halsall conceived the idea of the Miniaturised Concerto as a new way to present two-piano repertoire in the context of the avant-garde, rock-fusion and electronic music of today. The result is five major 'concertos' and four works in the style of Maché (collages, or medleys, of new works by several composers ( see details below).

This is a totally unique sound experience which fuses classical art-music with the popular idioms and new techniques of perfomance and recording, involving many of Britain's top names in the worlds of DJ-ing, electronics and sound design.

An additional track not on the CD is the music-video Making Place by Katharine Norman. This can be purchased as a download HERE or streamed free for single viewing HERE

SUPPORTED BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, BRITTEN-PEARS FOUNDATION AND THE RVW TRUST

CD program:
Andrew Poppy: Swimming with the Stone Book
(pianos, keyboard, electric guitars and bass, percussion)
Naomi Pinnock:Always again
(pianos, percussion)
Philip Cashian:Furor
(pianos, chamber ensemble)
Colin Riley: Hanging in the Balance
(pianos, electronics)
Katharine Norman:Making Place (video) see above to download
Maché 1: includes works by Duncan MacLeod, Simon VIncent, Joel Bell and Ryoko Akama
Maché 2: Time and Place, by Dominic Murcott Maché 3: includes works by Leo Chadburn, Timo Tuhkanen, Emma-Ruth Richards, Matthew Rowan and Richard Perks
Maché 4: includes works by Richard Glover, Helen Papaioannou, Ruta Vitkauskaite, Rowland Sutherland, Andrew Morgan, Fumiko Miyachi and Devon Tipp
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Making Place - film by Katharine Norman
This musical video experience from leading contemporary composer Katharine Norman is part of the album 'Miniaturised Concertos (MSV 77205) and sold separately. Click below to purchase, and your mp4 video file will be transferred or a download key sent from Brandon Music.
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Liz Johnson: Intricate Web
INTRICATE WEB - MUSIC BY LIZ JOHNSON

LORÉ LIXENBERG (soprano); RONALD WOODLEY (clarinet) FITZWILLIAM STRING QUARTET

One of the most individual and distinctive of today's composers, Liz Johnson produces works that are perfectly set for their purpose - whether it be setting unusual poems, composing on themes from art, or describing her expereinces with people and nature.

Four string quartets are accompanied by a number of chamber and vocal works of enormous interest and intriguing sonorities. The performers are amongst the top rank of today's British musical world.

The two discs are almost 80 minutes each - a feast of new music!
CD program (not in playing order on CD):
String Quartet No. 1 "Images of Trees"
String Quartet No. 2 "For Elliott"
String Quartet No. 3 "Intricate Web"
String Quartet No. 4 "Sky-burial"
Towards the Sea
Four Jo Shapcott Settings
Sleep Close
Tide Purl
Cello Suite:"Reflections of an Eccentric English Artist"
Fantasia Forty-something
Clarinet Quintet "Sea-change"
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Michael Finnissy- The History of Photography in Sound
Performed by IAN PACE
The long awaited complete recording of Michael FInnissy's epic, virtuosic, transcendental work is here. This formidable and highly challenging composition with its extremes of dynamic and textural range, imaginative and detailed phrasing and awesomely complex articulation is a magnum opus in every sense. Yet to those familar with Finnissy's style and modern music it is a very accessible piece, with many inspirations from tonal sources, folk and ethnic music (including Africa and the Afro-American spiritual for example). A seminal and vital project consummately performed by Ian Pace who has contributed a splendid and scholarly essay to the booklet.
CD LAYOUT:
CD1:
Le démon de l'analogie
Le réveil de l'intraitable réalité
CD2:
North American Spirituals
My parents' generation thought War meant something
CD3:
Alkan-Paganini
Seventeen Immortal Homosexual Poets
Eadweard Muybridge - Edvard Munch
CD4:
Kapitalisch Realisme
CD5:
Wachtend op de volgende uitbarsting van repressie en censuur
Unsere Africareise
Etched bright with sunlight
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British Organ Music
A fine programme of lesser-known British organ works, all based on the passacaglia.
ANDREW JOHNSTONE plays the organ of St.Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin in:
Harold Darke: Rhapsody, op. 4
Walter Alcock: Introduction and Passacaglia
Healey Willan: Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue
Francis Jackson: Toccata, Chorale and Fugue
Brian Brockless: Introduction,Passacaglia and Coda
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On Chosen Hill: Chamber Music by Herbert Howells
Re-issued by popular demand. The LYRIC QUARTET play music by Herbert Howells:

Piano Quartet (with Andrew Ball, piano)
Phantasy String Quartet
Rhapsodic Quintet (with Michael Collins, clarinet)
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Twentieth Century British Piano Music, vol. 1
Major composers feature in this series, each CD containing one of the Sonatas of Sir Michael Tippett.
Here Graham Caskie plays:
Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonata no. 3
John McCabe: Fantasy on a Theme of Liszt
Paul Patterson: A Tunnel of Time, op. 66
Nigel Clarke: Solstice
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William Mathias: String Quartets
William Mathias was one of the most celebrated and acclaimed of British 20th century composers.
This pioneering recording of his string quartets, originally released in 1995, helped to cement that reputation and that of the young and brilliant MEDEA QUARTETafter high praise in "Gramophone" and other publications.

CD contains: String Quartet no. 1, op. 38
String Quartet no. 2. op. 84
String Quartet no. 3, op. 97
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Bax etc - British music for flute and harp
EMILY BEYNON (flute) and CATHERINE BEYNON (harp)
are both now leading musicians with many recordings, concerts, recitals and awards between them.
This was their debut CD and one of Metier's best selling recordings. Tracks:

ARNOLD BAX: Sonata for Flute and Harp
STEPHEN DODGSON: Duo for Flute and Harp
HAMILTON HARTY: In Ireland
WILLIAM ALWYN: Naiades
NICHOLAS MAW: Night Thoughts
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Twentieth Century British Piano Music, vol. 2
Steven Neugarten presents fine performances of:

Sir Michael Tippett:
Piano Sonata no. 2
Robert Saxton:
Chacony for Left Hand
Nicholas Sackman:
Piano Sonata
Justin Connolly:
Sonatina in Five Studies,Op. 1
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Twentieth Century British Piano Music, vol. 3
Third in a highly praised series:
NICHOLAS UNWIN plays:
Sir Michael Tippett:
Sonata no. 4
Robert Saxton:
Sonata
Colin Matthews:
Eleven Studies in Velocity
Constant Lambert:
Elegy
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Michael Finnissy: Folklore
For one of the leading "avant-garde" composers today, "Folklore" is generally very gentle music - all based on folk tunes and styles from around the world.
Played by the composer,the CD contains:
Folklore II
Three dukes went a-riding
My love is like a red red rose
How dear to me
Willow willow
Vieux Noël, op. 59 no. 2
Australian Sea Shanty, set 2, no. 1
Australian Sea Shanty, set 2, no. 2
Polskie Tance, op. 32:
no. 1 Kujawiak - Kozak
no. 2 Kozak - Drobny
no. 3 Kujawiak
no. 4 Zbójnicki

Terekkeme
Lylyly li
Svatovac
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Finnissy: works for string quartet
Foremost modern British composer Michael Finnissy is one of Metier's most featured musicians, both as performer and composer.
The KREUTZER QUARTET play:
Plain Harmony I, II and III
Nobody's Jig
Sehnsucht
Mutiple Forms of Constraint
String Quartet
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Roberto Gerhard Chamber Music
Chamber Ensemble CANTAMEN is:
Caroline Balding (violin)
Jo Cole (cello)
Timothy Lissimore (piano)
playing Gerhard's:
String Trio
Sonata for Cello and Piano
Chaconne for solo violin
Gemini for Violin and Piano

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