NMC win the Classic FM Gramophone Award for Best Contemporary CD
19 November 2009

We are delighted to announce that THE NMC SONGBOOK has been voted Best Contemporary Release at this year's Classic FM Gramophone Awards held at The Dorchester Hotel, London on Friday 2 October.

"The year's most ambitious and richly enjoyable recording project" Classic FM Magazine

"This extraordinary project confirms the robust health and endlessly varied landscape of Britain’s new music" John Adams, composer

"Unpredictable, audacious, exhilarating and continually fascinating, the Songbook is an outstanding project. A Lucullan feast for the ears" International Record Review

"The NMC Songbook will remain as a vital document of song composition at a particularly interesting point of development for British music, a point in which the songbook itself will have played no small part" Musical Criticism

"The year's most ambitious and richly enjoyable recording project" Classic FM Magazine

"The performances are uniformly superb ... The more one listens, the more one gains from this set." The Guardian

“Anyone listening to these discs will find many things to savour… a treasure-trove of delights" BBC Music Magazine

"Remarkable …the song is back" Time Out

“an invaluable overview of British music … beautifully sung and played by more than two dozen top performers” The Observer

“One of the most imaginative anniversary projects I have seen” Radio 3 CD Review "Provides a remarkable snapshot of the oxymoronic mongrelism of UK culture ... ranging from high art and literature to the vernacular and the comic" The Wire

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<p>The NMC Songbook vodcast with commentary by NMC's Executive Producer, Colin Matthews plus audio samples from the recording.</p>

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