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NMC Recordings featuring the works of
Jonathan HARVEY   ~   Robin HOLLOWAY   ~   Simon HOLT

NMC D001 Cover Jonathan HARVEY (b. 1939)__________________NMC D001
Bhakti

Spectrum • Guy Protheroe, conductor
'It is hardly extravagant to suggest that Jonathan Harvey's Bhakti has emerged as one of the few indisputably major British works of the 1980s… Anybody who is genuinely concerned about the future of British music should therefore unhesitatingly add Bhakti to their record collection' Tempo
'A brightly balanced recording of on expert performance… you will surely succumb to the earthly delights of so refined yet sensuously inviting a score' Gramophone
THE SUNDAY TIMES PICK OF 1992
NMC D141 Cover Jonathan HARVEY (b. 1939)__________________NMC D141
Body Mandala

…Towards a Pure Land • Timepieces • Tranquil Abiding • Body Mandala • White as Jasmine
Anu Komsi, soprano • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra • llan Volkov, conductor
BBC MUSIC / GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER 2008
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NMC D177 Cover Jonathan HARVEY (b. 1939)__________________NMC D177
Bird Concerto with Pianosong

…Bird Concerto with Pianosong • Ricercare una melodia for oboe • Other Presences • Ricercare una melodia for cello
Hidéki Nagano, piano ~ Gareth Hulse, oboe ~ Paul Archibald, trumpet ~ Tim Gill, cello - Sound Intermedia, electronics
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NMC D168 Cover Sam HAYDEN (b. 1968)______________________NMC D168
presence / absence

system/error • presence/absence • misguided • Die Modularitäten
Trio EKL ~ Mieko Kanno, violin ~ Anne La Berge, flutes ~ Claire Edwards, Percussion • ensemble mosaik ~ Enno Poppe, conductor • ELISION ~ Eugene Ughetti, conductor
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NMC D163 Cover Morgan HAYES (b. 1973)____________________NMC D163
Violin Concerto and other works

…Bird Concerto with Pianosong • Ricercare una melodia for oboe • Other Presences • Ricercare una melodia for cello
Hidéki Nagano, piano ~ Gareth Hulse, oboe ~ Paul Archibald, trumpet ~ Tim Gill, cello - Sound Intermedia, electronics
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NMC D186 Cover Kenneth HESKETH (b. 1968)____________________NMC D186
Wunderkammer (konzert)

A Rhyme for the Season • Ein Lichtspiel (after Moholy-Nagy) • Graven Image • Wunderkammer(konzert) • At God speeded summer's end
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Christoph-Mathias Mueller • Ensemble 10/10, Clark Rundell
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NMC D015M Cover Robin HOLLOWAY (b. 1943)_________________NMC D015M
Second Concerto for Orchestra

BBC Symphony Orchestra • Oliver Knussen, conductor • Stefan Asbury, assistant conductor
'A remarkable work… Oliver Knussen brings out every nuance in a sound balance of astonishing clarity, leading one to marvel at the wonders of modern recording technique. A triumph for NMC' BBC Music Magazine
'A fascinating disc: the Concerto isn't quite like anything else I know… It deserves the widest possible hearing' Gramophone
GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER 1994
NMC D039 Cover Robin HOLLOWAY (b. 1943)__________________NMC D039
Third Concerto for Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra • Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
'This is the recording of the world premiere… I remember being bowled over by the work then, and welcomed the chance to hear it again on CD: the density of incident and sheer colour and detail in the orchestration need repented hearings to appreciate fully' BBC Music Magazine
'This live recording of the work's 1996 Barbican premiere is a marvellously atmospheric, precise and driven account of a seethingly inventive, brilliantly coloured score' The Sunday Times
THE SUNDAY TIMES PICK OF 1997 • THE WIRE PICK OF 1997
NMC D097 Cover Robin HOLLOWAY (b. 1943)__________________NMC D097
Violin Concerto       ANCORA

Horn Concerto • Violin Concerto
Ernst Kovacic, violin • Barry Tuckwell, horn • Scottish Chamber Orchestra • Matthias Bamert, conductor
'The rich romanticism of Holloway's writing in these concertos will confound those who think of contemporary classical music as ditchwater dull or ridiculously complex… Echoes of Richard Strauss, British light music, Alban Berg and Faure emerge from the fabric of both works, leaving the strong individual flavour of Holloway's writing intact' Music Week
NMC D236 Cover Imogen HOLST (1907-1984)__________________NMC D236
String Chamber Music

Phantasy Quartet • Duo for Viola and Piano • String Trio No. 1 • The Fall of the Leaf • Sonata for Violin and Cello • String Quintet
Simon Hewitt Jones, violin • David Worswick, violin • Tom Hankey, viola • Oliver Coates, cello • Thomas Hewitt Jones, cello • Daniel Swain piano
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NMC D094 Cover Simon HOLT (b. 1958)______________________NMC D094
Boots of Lead

eco-pavan • Feet of Clay • Kites • Lilith • Boots of Lead
Rinat Shaham, mezzo-soprano • Rolf Hind, piano • Ulrich Heinen, cello • BCMG • Sir Simon Rattle, Martyn Brabbins, conductors
'A technically immaculate disc, performed with tremendous flair by all concerned. It serves to reinforce Holts position as one of the very best British composers writing today' Gramophone
'This is music of unmistakable visceral intensity, played with exactly the right uncompromising vividness by members of the BCMG' The Guardian
NMC D008 Cover Simon HOLT (b. 1958)_____________________NMC D008
… era madrugada

Canciones • Sparrow Night • …era madrugada • Shadow Realm
Fiona Kimm, mezzo-soprano • The Nash Ensemble • Lionel Friend, conductor
'For my money this is the best contemporary release of the year. These pieces inhabit an utterly personal emotional world, sometimes burningly intense and direct, sometimes allusive and shadowy. The performances have all the fierce energy ond commitment the music needs' BBC Music Magazine
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BEST RECORDING OF 1993. GRAMOPHONE AWARD NOMINATION 1993.
GRAMOPHONE CRITICS' CHOICE 1993 • THE GUARDIAN PICK OF 1993
NMC D128 Cover Simon HOLT (b. 1958)_____________________NMC D128
a book of colours

Tauromaquia • a book of colours • Black Lanterns • Klop's Last Bite • Nigredo
Rolf Hind, piano
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NMC D218 Cover Simon HOLT (b. 1958)_____________________NMC D128
a table of noises

a table of noises • St Vitus in the kettle • witness to a snow miracle
Hallé • Colin Currie percussion • Chloë Hanslip violin • Nicholas Collon conductor
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