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2017 Release Highlights
6 December 2017

NMC Highlights 2017: awards, accolades and reviews

String Chamber Music IMOGEN HOLST: STRING CHAMBER MUSIC

'A touching and beautifully presented tribute to a significant figure in 20th-century British music' The Guardian ★★★★★

'The recorded sound, full of presence and atmosphere, is state-of-the-art' BBC Music Magazine

Simon Hewitt Jones violin | David Worswick violin | Tom Hankey viola | Oliver Coates cello | Thomas Hewitt Jones cello | Daniel Swain piano

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE AWARD WINNER 2010
(originally released on Court Lane Music)
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 BEST ALBUMS OF 2017
THE SCOTTISH HERALD 20 BEST CLASSICAL RELEASES OF 2017

 

 

 

 

Rime of the Ancient MarinerHOWARD SKEMPTON: THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

'If you buy just one disc of contemporary music this year, get this one' The Arts Desk

Roderick Williams baritone | Christopher Yates viola | Birmingham Contemporary Music Group | Martyn Brabbins conductor

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE ★★★★★

GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE JUNE 2017

PRESTO CLASSICAL TOP 100 RECORDINGS OF THE YEAR 2017

SPOTIFY TOP 100 CLASSICAL RECORDINGS OF THE YEAR 2017

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COLIN MATTHEWS' SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT GRAMOPHONE AWARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the full blog with his acceptance speech.


A Celestial Map of the SkyTARIK O'REGAN: A CELESTIAL MAP OF THE SKY

'Luminous beauty ... glows with jewel-like warmth' The Guardian ★★★★

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I am I sayKATE WHITLEY: I AM I SAY

‘Capricious yet cogent, Whitley’s music has admirably user-friendly surfaces that conceal hidden intensities. We will hear much more of her’ The Times ★★★★★

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a table of noisesSIMON HOLT: A TABLE OF NOISES

'One of Simon Holt's finest achievements to date ... Unreservedly recommended' The Guardian ★★★★★

THE GUARDIAN TOP 10 CLASSICAL ALBUMS OF 2017

 

 

 

 

BRIAN ELIAS: ELECTRA MOURNS

‘An outpouring of grief and outrage’ Financial Times ★★★★

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Bracing ChangeVARIOUS: BRACING CHANGE

'Totally compelling ... intriguing, vivid new music’ The Guardian ★★★★

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FluxVARIOUS: FLUX

'Showcases the incredible diversity of music written for dance ... compelling' BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'

Haunting electronica ... an ambitiously expansive piano trio ... [and] a succinct piece played by Onyx Brass with perfectly balanced wit and melancholy' The Guardian ★★★★

 

 

 

ShenanigansCOLIN RILEY: SHENANIGANS

'Every sound is precisely conceived. The performances sparkle with character' Financial Times

'Wry, understated and slightly bonkers' The Guardian ★★★★

 

 

 

 

JOHN MCCABE: SILVER NOCTURNES

'The finest performance of this work I have heard ... NMC's sound, mastered by David Lefeber, is superb' Gramophone

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 BEST ALBUMS OF 2017

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