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2016 Release Highlights
7 December 2016

NMC Highlights 2016: awards, accolades and reviews

COLIN MATTHEWS: VIOLIN CONCERTO

'It's wonderful to hear such a thrilling performance ... a virtuosic showpiece' The Times

Leila Josefowicz violin | BBC Symphony Orchestra | Oliver Knussen conductor | Anssi Karttunen cello | Rumon Gamba conductor
Royal Concertgeouw Orchestra | Riccardo Chailly conductor

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 BEST ALBUMS OF 2016


VARIOUS: WAR MEMORIALS (MUSIC FOR BRASS BAND)

‘One of the most important brass band releases ever’ British Bandsman

‘For me, this is one of the discs of the decade so far ... A vital and exceptional recording’ Brass Band World Magazine

Tredegar Town Band | Ian Porthouse conductor | Cory Band | Phillip Harper conductor | Robert Childs conductor

BRITISH BANDSMAN MAGAZINE CD OF THE YEAR 2016

BRASS BAND WORLD MAGAZINE CD OF THE YEAR 2016


ERROLLYN WALLEN: PHOTOGRAPHY

‘This album – the first devoted entirely to Wallen’s orchestral music – features vibrant performances … a fine portrait of a wide-ranging artist’ Guardian

NPR TOP 10 CLASSICAL ALBUMS OF 2016


PRESS REVIEWS

 

EDWARD COWIE: IN FLIGHT MUSIC

'All four musicians play with impressive technical precious and unified ensemble ... the sound quality and balance are excellent' Fanfare Magazine

 

 

 

 

JAMES WOOD: CLOUD POLYPHONIES 

‘Brilliant scoring, superbly realised’ BBC Radio 3 Record Review

 

MARTIN BUTLER: DIRTY BEASTS

‘NMC provides expert sound and erudite accompanying notes … the music has such immediacy, charm and fluency’ Gramophone

 

 

 

MARK SIMPSON: NIGHT MUSIC

'What hits home immediately in this magnificent collection is the music’s individuality and strength' BBC Music Magazine

 

 

 

 

MARK BOWDEN: SUDDEN LIGHT

'The solo percussion writing in Heartland shows how subtle and inventive Bowden's textural imagination can be' The Guardian ★★★★

 

 

 

 

EMILY HOWARD: MAGNETITE

'A confident, major orchestral debut ... Scientific ideas brilliantly articulated in a score whose shimmering colours and essentially tonal trajectory are easily assimilated' Radio 3 Record Review

 

 

 

CLAUDIA MOLITOR: THE SINGING BRIDGE

'It's proving gently evocative in my kitchen, with its sensitively layered watery location recordings, traffic noises and wonky, finespun, industrial-ish prepared piano sounds' The Guardian

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