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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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Inner: Music for solo cello
Groundbreaking avant-garde music for solo cello by CHRISTOPHER FOX
played by a leading exponent of the modern and experimental. Highly acclaimed by critics,
much of the music is nonetheless tuneful and lyrical.
ANTON LUKOSZEVIEZE plays:
Straight Lines in Broken Times no. 3
Chant Suspendu
Generic Compositions, nos 3, 4 and 5
Inner
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Geoffrey Poole : Septembral
A fascinating and highly praised disc of chamber music by Geoffrey Poole

Tracks:
String Quartet no. 3
The Lindsays
The Impersonal Touch
Joanna Porter and Geoffrey Poole (pianos)
Septembral
Gemini
Firefinch
Jinny Shaw (oboe) and Anne-Marie Hastings (piano)

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Letters to the World
Virtuosic, modern yet approachable and "listener-friendly", the music of George Nicholson deserves to be much more widely known. This selection of chamber music will demonstrate why!

Tracks and artists:
Spring Songs
John Turner (recorder)
Three Pieces from "Mots Justes":
For Miles - Sung Without Words - In Accord
Peter Lawson (piano)
Nodus
Philip Edwards (clarinet) & George Nicholson (piano)
Letters to the World (song cycle)
Alison Wells (soprano), John Turner (recorder), Keith Elcombe (harpsichord), Jonathan Price (cello)
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Multiplicities - Music for flutes
Fine flute music by major composers from the UK, exquisitely played by viruoso flautist NANCY RUFFER

Brian Ferneyhough:
Superscripto
Jason Eckardt:
Multiplicities
Michael Finnissy:
Ulpirra
James Dillon:
Diffraction
Sgothan

Henry Cowell:
The Universal Flute
Chris Dench:
Caught Breath of Time
Michael Parkin:
Elegy
Simon Holt:
Maiastra
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Reflections
Music by Nicola LeFanu and Elizabeth Maconchy played by OKEANOS

Tracks:

LeFanu:
Lament
A Travelling Spirit
Soliloquy
Mira Clas Tenebras

Maconchy:
Reflections
Morning, Noon & Night
Miniature

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Caprice Variations (2CD)
American composer George Rochberg's immense and magnificent set of 51 variations on Paganini's 24th Caprice, but also with "borrowings" and styles from many other composers.
Played on a 1734 Stradivarius by Peter Shepperd Skaerved

2CD set at the price of one CD
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Sacred Physic - Music by Julia Usher
Captivating and individual - the music of JULIA USHER in fine performances.

Tracks:
Sacred Physic
Lesley-Anne Rogers (soprano), John Turner (recorders), Nikki Bloomfield (oboe/cor anglais), Jonathan Price (cello), Janet Simpson (harpsichord)
A Reed in the Wind
Nikki Bloomfield (oboe/cor anglais)
Before Light Ends
Peter Lawson (piano)
Le Isole della Laguna
John Turner (recorders), Peter Lawson (piano)
What is the Price of Experience?
Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano), Peter Lawson (piano)
Invocation: "Poor Naked Wretches"
Nikki Bloomfield (alto), John Turner (recorder), Jonathan Price (cello), Peter Lawson (piano), Julia Usher (rainstick)
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George Crumb: Complete Piano Music (2CD)
Highly individual, modernist yet never alienating, always entertaining and meaningful with spiritual and mystical content - that is the wonderful piano music of American composerGEORGE CRUMB here performed magnificently by PHILIP MEAD in this 2-CD set containing over 135 minutes of music.

Tracks:
Makrokosmos, vols 1 and 2 (24 pieces)
Five Pieces for Piano
Gnomic Variations
Processional
A Little Suite for Christmas
MHighly individual, modernist yet never alienating, always entertaining and meaningful with spiritual and mystical content - that is the wonderful piano music of GEORGE CRUMB here performed magnificently by PHILIP MEAD in this 2-CD set containing over 135 minutes of music.

Tracks:
Makrokosmos, vols 1 and 2 (24 pieces)
Five Pieces for Piano
Gnomic Variations
Processional
A Little Suite for Christmas
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Wolfgang Rihm: Lieder
CLARE LESSER (soprano) and DAVID LESSER (piano)
present four sets of Lieder by the great German composer:
Ende der Handschrift (11 lieder)
Drei Gedichte von Monique Thone (3 lieder)
Lenz-Fragmente (5 lieder)
Das Rot (6 lieder)
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Finnissy: This Church
Michael Finnissy is among the leading composers of our generation, and this CD forms part of the Metier Finnissy cycle, still ongoing. Finnissy wrote "This Church" in 2001-3 to celebrate the 900th anniversary of St. Mary de Haura, New Shoreham, on the Sussex coast. This church and the evolving community around it is typical of countless others across Britain. Its story exemplifies the history of Christianity from Norman times to the present.

Performed by Richard Jackson (baritone), Jane Money (mezzo-soprano),
Tony Potter and Larry Yates (narrators), Philip Adams (organ),
Ixion, conducted by Michael Finnissy.
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Tenebrae - piano music of John McCabe
Award-winning New York pianist Tamami Honma plays superb music by John McCabe:
Tenebrae
Variations
Intermezzi
Study no. 1 (Capriccio)
Study no. 2 (Sostenuto)
Study no. 4 (Aubade)
Study no. 7 (Evening Harmonies)
Study no. 8 (Scrunch)

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Detours (2CD)
DETOURS is unique - contemporary music with echoes of Ives and Bartok (yet completely individual) but also drawing upon popular music of various kinds - the result could be called "fusion" but is definitely not "crossover" it is all highly crafted and skilful stuff.

Fine performances by PSAPPHA added to the superb music explain why this set was praised by reviewers. Two CDs for the price of one.

tracks:
Detours
Maps and Diagrams of Our Pain
Born of Funk
The Fear of Falling
2 CDs for the price of 1
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Contours - contemporary clarinet music
KATE ROMANO plays works by contemporary composers:

Franco Donatelli: Clair
William O. Smith: Variants
Sohrab Uduman: Contour
Richard Causton: Two Pieces for Two Clarinets
James Dillon: Crossing Over
Kate Romano: Pied Piper
Salvatore Sciarrino: Let me Die before I Wake
James Erber: Strange Moments of Intimacy
Christopher Fox: Generic Composition #7
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Gerhard Stabler: Complete Piano Music (2CD)
2CDs for the price of 1
PAULO ALVARES plays the highly individual and extremely entertaining and skilful piano music of German composer GERHARD STABLER
(Only recording)

Tracks: Dali + Traum 1/9/92 + Internet 1.1
Internet 1.5 + Internet 1.9 + Total
Windows 1 + Windows 2 + Windows 3
Windows 4 + Windows 5 + Hart auf Hart
Von Branntwein und Finsternissen
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Night,Fire,Sun,Silence (2CD)
A 2CD set of marvellous contemporary yet approachable and varied music performed by some of the UK's top talent

Infanta Marina for cor anglais and small ensemble
Rachael Pankhurst & Ensemble 10/10 conducted by Clark Rundell
Apres un Silence for violin and piano
Lesley Hatfield & Andrew Ball
Firewhirl for soprano and ensemble
Patricia Rozario & Ensemble 10/10 conducted by Clark Rundell
Piano Quartet
Members of Psappha
Apres un Silence for violin and large ensemble
Kyra Humphreys and RNCM New Ensemble conducted by Clark Rundell
Salamandra - Firehaunt for two pianos
Andrew Ball & Julian Jacobson
Amarantos for ensemble
Ensemble 10/10 conducted by Clark Rundell
Distant Variations for saxophone quartet and wind orchestra
Apollo Saxophone Quartet & RNCM Wind Orchestra conducted by Clark Rundell
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Straight Lines in Broken Times
Fascinating music by Leading British contemporary composer Christopher Fox
performed by the IVES ENSEMBLE

Straight Lines in Broken Times/2
Etwas lebhaft
Themes and Variations
Reeling
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Feldman and Fox: Music for Clarinet and Strings
MORTON FELDMAN: Clarinet and String Quartet
CHRISTOPHER FOX: Clarinet Quintet

Two major contemporary works, by one British and one American,
played by ROGER HEATON (clarinet) with:
Mieko Kanno and Davide Rossi (violins)
Bridget Carey (viola), Sophie Harris (cello)
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Darkness Visible
Chamber music by acclaimed British composer PHILIP GRANGE played by GEMINI conducted by Ian Mitchell:

Cimmerian Nocturne
Lament of the Bow
Variations
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The Light Garden Trilogy
Universally acclaimed as one of the most important cross-cultural works of recent years, Sadie Harrison's Light Garden Trilogy is interspersed with examples of the traditional Afghan music which the cycle celebrates.
Also includes a host of multimedia extras. Check out the reviews at the CD info page .

THE LIGHT GARDEN TRILOGY:
The Light Garden
The Tate Ensemble
The Fourteenth Terrace
Andrew Sparling (clarinet), Lontano,
conducted by Odaline de la Martinez

Bavad Khair Baqi
Peter Sheppard Skĉrved (violin)
TRADITIONAL AFGHAN MUSIC:
Naghma-ye kashâl Birami
Bibi Gol Afruz
Siah Chesm-e Kumari
Ensemble Bakhtar
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Niccolo Castiglioni - Piano Music
Distinctive, approachable and brilliant modern piano music by NICCOLO CASTIGLIONI
performed by SARAH NICOLLS to great critical acclaim. Tracks:

Cangianti
Tre Pezzi (Sweet; Kinderlied ohne Wort; Fregi)
Come io passo l'estate
Dulce Refrigerium (Six religious songs)
HE
Sonatina
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