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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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British Music for Clarinet and Piano
Great modern British music for clarinet solo, and clarinet/piano, superbly played by Kate Romano and Alan Hicks. BBC Music Magazine "Pick of the Month"

Elizabeth Maconchy: Fantasia
Anthony Powers: Sea/Air
Piers Hellawell: High Citadels
Harrison Birtwistle: Verses>
Richard Rodney Bennett: Scena III
Hugh Wood: Paraphrase on "Bird of Paradise"
Gordon Crosse: A year and a Day
Martin Butler: Capistrano Song
Michael Berkeley: Flighting
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New Music Group of Scotland. Music by Harper and Cresswell
Outstanding and world-renowned soprano Jane Manning
joins the New Music Group of Scotland directed by Edward Harper:

EDWARD HARPER: Three Byrd arrangements:
Laetentur Coeli
Timor et Hebetudo
In Resurrexione Tua
LYELL CRESSWELL:
Prayer for the Relief of a Sprained Back
Sextet
Words for Music
EDWARD HARPER:
Fantasia III
Ricercari in memoriam Luigi Dallapiccola
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Fanny Robin - an opera
FANNY ROBIN is a one-act opera by Edward Harper based on scenes from Thomas Hardy's Wessex Poems and Far from the Madding Crowd
Also written in homage to Purcell, this fine little drama features:

JANE MANNING (Fanny Robin)
NIGEL WAUGH (Sergeant Troy)
RODERICK HORN (Presenter)
Scottish Opera Chorus
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra
conducted by the composer
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Sackman and Nicholson String Quartets
British composers Nicholas Sackman (b. 1950) and George Nicholson (b.1949) have produced some of the finest chamber music of modern times - see the reviews on the main website! On this disc the BOCHMANN QUARTET plays:

Nicholas Sackman: String Quartet no. 2
George Nicholson: String Quartet no. 3
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The Japan Project
Music for solo trombone by young Japanese composers, each piece totally different and fascinating.
Played by BARRY WEBB

Tatsuya Hirano: Alone
Hiroshi Nakamura: Angelus Novus
Kunihiko Goto: inquisition /cloister - nowaki no mon
Masato Kouchi: Sociological Japan
Katsuji Maeda: Intermezzo
Katsumi Yokoyama: Traces II
Takashi Fujii: Dancing Bones
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Plot in Fiction - Italian Chamber Music
Modern chamber music from Italy - highly praised album.
FIREBIRD ENSEMBLE featuring Alison Wells (soprano),
Christopher Redgate (oboe/cor anglais) and Roger Heaton (clarinet)
conducted by Barrie Webb present:
Enrico Correggia: Gia ''Eolia di Notte
Luca Francesconi:Viaggiatore Insonneand Plot in Fiction
Giacinto Scelsi: Kya
Ada Gentile: In un silenzio ordinato
Dario Maggi: Im finsteren Wald
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Venus in Landscape
Brilliant, and really musical works for electronics, composed and realised by Ric Graebner. No trace here of random meaningless noise so often associated with electronic music

Tracks:
Venus in Landscape
Fulminar
Resurge
Divertimento of the Statues

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Romanian Trombone Concertos
New listening experiences from Romania! BARRIE WEBB (trombone)
presents:

Calin Ioachimescu:Concerto for Trombone, Double Bass and Orchestra
with Dorin Marc (bass, Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Ovidiu Balan
Sorin Lerescu: Side Show
Fred Popovici: toTraject for Barrie
Traject Ensemble, conducted by Sorin Lerescu
Liviu Danceanu: "Seven Days" Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, cond. Cristian Brancusi
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Christopher Fox: More Light
A fascinating programme of piano music by Christopher Fox, which amazingly for a CD of supposedly "tough" contemporary music was voted one of the "10 CDs for Christmas" by the Sunday Times

Top British pianist Ian Pace plays:

More Light
Paired Off
Prime Site
Complementary Forms
More things in the air than are visible
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Finnissy: Seven Sacred Motets
Michael Finnissy is known for his highly complex and modern music but in these motets, intended for liturgical use, he has utilised a traditional, flowing, lyrical and traditional style. A wonderful addition to any choir's repertory.

VOCES SACRAE, directed by Judy Martin, perform:
Hymnos sacrae quos virgini
In mense autem sexto
Salve Regina
Et cum factus esset
Ave regina coelorum
Stabant autem iuxta crucem
O virga, floriditatem tuam
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Nigel Clarke: Premonitions
Top solo and chamber musicians perform innovative and distinctive music by Nigel Clarke:

Lindisfarne Stone
Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin), Tamami Honma (piano)
Echo and Narcissus
Janne Thomsen (flute)
Spectroscope
Neil Heyde (cello)
Solstice
Philip Mead (piano)
Premonitions
James Watson (trumpet)
Pernambuco
Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin)
Chinese Puzzles
Janne Thomsen (flute), Tamami Honma (piano)
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Peripheral Visions
A recital of British music for voice and piano written between 1970 and 1999.
SopranoAlison Smart and pianist Katharine Durran present:

James MacMillan:
Ballad ; The Children ; Scots Song
Elizabeth Maconchy:
Sun, Moon and Stars ; The Hill ; Solitude ;Clothed with the Stars
Judith Weir: "Scotch Minstrelsy":
Bessie Bell and Mary Gray ; Bonnie James Campbell ; The Gypsy Laddie
Lady Isobel and the Elf King ; The Braes of Yarrow

Gabriel Jackson:
Liadan Laments
Robin Holloway:"Wherever we may go", op. 46:
Olive Tree ; The Palm Tree ; Robbers' Den
Fig Tree in Leaf ; Wherever we shall be

Peter Maxwell Davies:
Farewell to Stromness
Yesnaby Ground

Nicola LeFanu:
But Stars Remaining
George Nicholson: "Peripheral Visions":
Abroad and at Home ; I Passed by his Garden
J'ai Peur ; Call (Incident at Weekend Party)

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Catalan String Quartets
String Quartets from an unusual source out of the middle-European mainstream.
These three composers from the generation which followed Roberto Gerhard create their own distinctive yet recognisable post-Schoenberg style.

The Kreutzer Quartet present:

Josep Soler: String Quartets nos 1 and 5
Miquel Roger: String Quartet no. 2(BR> Albert Sarda: String Quartet
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Finnissy: Verdi Transcriptions (2CD)
GRAMOPHONE described this recording as "one of the most ambitious recording projects of our time", and it is awesome in all respects.
Over 147 minutes of the most awe-inspiring pianism. (on 2 CDs)

IAN PACE performs music by Michael Finnissy:
Verdi Transcriptions, Books 1 & 2
Snowdrift
To & Fro
Piano Concerto no. 4
Piano Concerto no. 6
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Etude Philharmonique
Music for solo violin by modern composers, played by leading exponent of contemporary violin music Peter Sheppard Skaerved

Neil Hakim:
Sonata for solo violin
David Matthews:
Fuga
Three Studies

Dmitri Smirnov:
Two Fugues
Hans Werner Henze:
Etude Philharmonique
Serenade
Sonata for solo violin

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Star Preludes
A brilliant CD and a 2001 Gramophone Magazine award Nominee.

Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Christine Sohn (violins) and Tamami Honma (piano) present:
Alan Rawsthorne
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Theme and Variations for Two Violins

John McCabe:
Maze Dances
Star Preludes

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Finnissy: Gershwin Arrangements
Most highly acclaimed by critics and one of BBC Music Magazines "Top Recommendations" on release in 2000, this is a remarkable CD indeed. Foremost contemporary composer MICHAEL FINNISSY arranged classic jazz songs by George Gershwin in two sets both recorded here in a superb performance by pianist IAN PACE

Tracks:
"Gershwin Arrangements":
How long has this been going on?; Things are looking up; A foggy day in London Town; Love is here to stay; They can't take that away from me; Shall we dance?; They're writing songs of love but not for me; Fidgety Feet; Embraceable You; Waiting for the sun to come out; Innocent ingenue baby; Blah, blah, blah; Boy wanted; Love is here to stay (earlier version);
"More Gershwin":
Limehouse Nights; Wait a bit, Susie; I'd rather Charleston; Isn't it wonderful; Nobody but you; Swanee; Dixie Rose; Someone belives in you; Nashville Nightingale;

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Christopher Fox: You,Us,Me
Christopher Fox's music on this disc represents his less serious side - mainly - with settings of nonsense songs jazzy rhythms and, as his music was described in the Sunday Times, "impressive, thoughtful, entertaining and extremely varied".

Amanda Crawley (soprano) joins pianist Ian Pace in:
A-N-N-A Blossom time (cycle of 9 songs)
You, Us, Me (Habanera)
Louisiana (cycle of 11 songs)
MERZsonata
Second Eight
Block
Cylinders Barn, 1947
I Sing for the Muses and Myself
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Roberto Gerhard: String Quartets
Highly acclaimed first recordings of String Quartets by Spanish composer ROBERTO GERHARD
played by the KREUTZER QUARTET

String Quartet no. 1
String Quartet no. 2

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Long Journey Back: Piano Music by James Clapperton
Piano music by JAMES CLAPPERTON played by the composer:
Long Journey Back
Steven's Piano Book
Michael's Piano Book
The Ressoning betuir Aige an Yowth
Mikhashoffschina
Haar
The Testament of Cresseid
Two North East Songs
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