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2015 Release Highlights
9 December 2015

We are enjoying the end-of-year flurry of award nominations. Here is a list, including recent releases that feature in magazine/newspaper top album picks of 2015.

 

GERALD BARRY: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

'One of the wittiest, most pungently scored works since Shostakovich's The Nose' BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'

‘Gerald has become a touchstone in my creative life. He is like a new drug: addictive, probably untested and probably illegal … but I know he will make me better’ Barbara Hannigan, BBC Music Magazine

Barbara Hannigan soprano  | Peter Tantsits tenor | Joshua Bloom baritone | Katalin Károlyi mezzo-soprano | Hilary Summers contralto | Alan Ewing bass | Benjamin Bevan bass | Joshua Hart speaker | Birmingham Contemporary Music Group | Thomas Adès conductor

GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATION 2016
(BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION) www.grammy.com/nominees

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARDS NOMINATION 2016


STEVE MARTLAND: MARTLAND

"Martland's music has the muscularity of rock with the instrumentation and arrangement of classical music ... Horses of Instruction is a masterpiece"

Stuart Maconie BBC 6Music Freak Zone

The Steve Martland Band | Steve Martland conductor | The Smith Quartet

 

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 BEST ALBUMS OF 2015

HERALD SCOTLAND TOP 20 CLASSICAL ALBUMS OF 2015

GRAMOPHONE CRITICS' CHOICE OF 2015

Gramophone full review


HARRISON BIRTWISTLE: ANGEL FIGHTER

'Birtwistle unleashes all his powers ... a thrilling dramatisation of the Bible story' BBC Music Magazine

Andrew Watts countertenor | Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts tenor | BBC Singers | London Sinfonietta | David Atherton conductor

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 BEST ALBUMS OF 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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