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To celebrate NMC's thirtieth birthday this year, until 17th June 2019 we're offering up to 40% off all recordings on the NMC label including downloads (please note that the download prices shown are already discounted).
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Christopher Yates (viola), Roderick Williams (baritone)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins
[Skempton] judges the balance between reiteration and variety to perfection, while the typical Skempton traits – clarity, deceptive simplicity and apparently familiar yet fresh and capricious... — More…
Owen Slade (tuba)
The Hallé Orchestra, Ryan Wigglesworth
these are among the most powerful orchestral pieces of recent years...Wigglesworth and the Halle give performances of amazing concentration, accuracy and passion, aided by recorded sound of a... — More…
Barbara Hannigan (Cecily), Peter Tantsits (Jack Worthing), Joshua Bloom (Algernon), Katalin Károlyi (Gwendoline), Hilary Summers (Miss Prism), Alan Ewing (Lady Bracknell), Benjamin Bevan (Lane/Merriman), Joshua Hart (Dr Chasuble)
BCMG, Thomas Adès
Surely this is not only the best operatic treatment of Oscar Wilde since Salome, but also one of the few absolutely essential operas of the last 20 years...This performances features at least... — More…
Alexandra Wood (violin), Huw Watkins (piano), Claire Booth (soprano), Ryan Wigglesworth (piano), Leila Josefowicz (violin); BBC Symphony Orchestra, BCMG, Oliver Knussen
this CD should do more than any live performance to tell the world what a treasure he is. The Walton-esque Violin Concerto, Knussen’s masterpiece, is played with dazzling artistry by Josefowicz...[the... — More…
Andrew Watts (Angel) & Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (Jacob)
BBC Singers & London Sinfonietta, David Atherton
Birtwistle unleashes all his powers as a stage composer onto Stephen Plaice's text, using the whole building to create a thrilling dramatisation of the Bible story…pungent pizzicato rhythms,... — More…
Anu Komsi (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov & Stefan Solyom
There is so much to praise about the works on this CD that it's hard to know where to begin.
Jonathan Harvey's music juxtaposes moments of disarming simplicity, of naivety almost, with others... — More…
Leila Josefowicz (violin), Anssi Karttunen (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Oliver Knussen, Riccardo Chailly, Rumon Gamba
[Leila Josefowicz has] unlocked a sensuous outpouring from Matthews, a concerto of lithe purpose and natural flow…the fearless Josefowicz brings her unique improvisatory energy, finding exuberant... — More…
Simon Hewitt Jones, David Worswick, Tom Hankey, Oliver Coates, Thomas Hewitt Jones, Daniel Swain
It defies belief that until this recording led by violinist and cellist Simon and Thomas Hewitt Jones appeared much of this fine music, combining haunting Englishness with a distinctly French... — More…
Martyn Hill (Taverner), David Wilson-Johnson (Jester), Stephen Richardson (Henry VIII), Fiona Kimm (Virgin Mary), Michael Chance (Priest/God), Quentin Hayes (White Abbot) & Peter Sidhom (Richard Taverner)
Fretwork, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta Voices, His Majestys Sagbutts...
The opera is full… bitterly ironic juxtapositions, such as the 'holy' chanting from monks heard against the cynical Realpolitik of the negotiations between King and the Cardinal. Making the... — More…
Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano), Stephan Loges (baritone)
The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend
The writing has many of David Matthews's familiar strengths: a fine sensuous imagination, adventurous harmony that makes clear aural sense, an equally clear sense of organic development of ideas...It's... — More…