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NMC Recordings featuring the works of
Benjamin BRITTEN   ~   John BULLER   ~   Francis BURT   ~   Martin BUTLER

NMC D190 Cover Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976)_________________NMC D190
Britten to America

Music for radio and theatre
The Ascent of F6 • On the Frontier • Roman Wall Blues

Samuel West, narrator • Andrew Kennedy, tenor • Jean Rigby, mezzo soprano • Mary Carewe, mezzo soprano • Ex Cathedra • Jeffrey Skidmore • Huw Watkins, piano • Hallé • Sir Mark Elder, conductor • Harry Ogg, assistant conductor
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NMC D140 Cover Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976)_________________NMC D140
Unknown Britten

Movements for a Clarinet Concerto • Rondo Concertanta • In Memorium Dennis Brain • 3 Additional Songs for Les Illuminations • Variations • Untitled Fragment
Sanseine Piau, soprano • Michael Collins, clarinet • Rolf Hind, piano • Northern Sinfonia • Thomas Zehetmair, conductor
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NMC D112 Cover Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976)_________________NMC D112
Britten on Film       ARCHIVE

Coal Face • Men Behind the Meters • Negroes • Night Mail • Peace of Britain • Telegrams • The King's Stamp • The Tocher (Rossini Suite) • The Way to the Sea • When you're feeling like expressing your affection
BCMG • Simon Russell Beale, narrator • Mary Carewe, soprano • City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus • Choir of King Edward's School • Martyn Brabbins, conductor
'A fabulous and very important record' International Record Review
'This is a wonderful release… of immense importance to the musical world' The Birmingham Post
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NMC D030 Cover Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976)________________NMC D030
Les Illuminations: recordings from 1941       ARCHIVE

Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo • Les Illuminations • Sinfonia da Requiem
Peter Pears, tenor • CBS Symphony Orchestra • New York Philharmonic Orchestra • John Barbirolli, conductor • Benjamin Britten, conductor/piano
'These are historical documents of importance… Technically wonders have been done to what appear to be intractable originals. All Britten and Pears specialists will want the issue to which Colin Matthews contributes authoritative annotations' Gramophone
NMC D081 Cover John BULLER (1927-2004)____________________NMC D081
Proença       ANCORA

The Theatre of Memory • Proença
Sarah Walker, mezzo-soprano • BBC Symphony Orchestra • Mark Elder, conductor
'Buller combines ferocious, sonorous immediacy with complex intellectual subtexts… there is a psychedelic glitter to the score of Proença' The Sunday Times
NMC D063M Cover Francis BURT (b. 1926)______________________NMC D063M
Und GOtt der HErr sprach

Soloists • Antifonia Choir • United Philharmonic Vienna • Richard Edlinger, conductor
'Its very intensity has a certain hypnotic quality, and there is no doubting the extraordinary power of Burt's writing. This power is fully exploited in this vivid live recording' Gramophone
The music has real integrity, and in its climactic moments a fierce dramatic power' BBC Music Magazine
NMC D120 Cover Martin BUTLER (b. 1960)____________________NMC D120
American Rounds

Funerailles • Nathaniel's Mobile • Sequenza Notturna • Siward's River Song • Suzanne's River Song • Two Scarlatti Sonatas • Walden Snow • American Rounds
William Howard, piano • The Schubert Ensemble
'Beautifully played recital of works written for the Schubert Ensemble' Independent
The performances are as sensitive and assured as one would expect from the Schubert Ensemble, continuing their laudable contribution to British new music, and the sound is a model of chamber balance' Gramophone
NMC D047M Cover Martin BUTLER (b. 1960)___________________NMC D047M
O Rio

Fixed Doubles • 0 Rio
BBC Symphony Orchestra • Martyn Brabbins, Arturo Tamayo, conductors
'Powerful, rhythmic, consistently involving pieces with an individual sound' Classic CD
'Martin Butler is a composer of considerable virtuosity. These two big scores are bursting with brilliant life' The Sunday Times
NMC D212 Cover Martin BUTLER (b. 1960)____________________NMC D212
Dirty Beasts

Dirty Beasts • Down Hollow Winds • Lovesongs Waltzes • Rumba Machine • Fall • Preludes Inégales • Rondes d'Automne

Martin Butlerís substantial nonet Rondes d'Automne was premiered at the Cheltenham Music Festival by the New London Chamber Ensemble in 2011 and was shortlisted for an RPS Award.
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