On Conversing with Paradise
by Elliott Carter
World premiere of Elliott Carter's On Conversing with Paradise with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group conducted by Oliver Knussen at Snape Maltings, Aldebrough.
This recording was nominated for the Gramophone Awards 2010 for best contemporary music album.
Songs of Solomon's Garden
by Matthias Pintscher
A live performance of Matthias Pintscher's Songs of Solomon's Garden with the BBCSSO in November 2012. Matthias and I have performed this wonderful piece many times with Ensemble Intercontemporain and other groups over the past few years.
by Martin Suckling
World premiere of Martin Suckling's Candlebird with the London Sinfonietta on 29th May 2011, conducted by Nicholas Collon at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
"Leigh Melrose's enthusiastic baritone made every note and phrase expressive" The Times 1 June 2011
Vier Präludien und Ernste Gesänge
by Detlev Glanert & Johannes Brahms
Performance of Detlev Glanert's orchestral setting of Brahms' Vier ernste Gesange, interspersed with his own preludes, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko.
by Iannis Xenakis
Live recording of Xenakis' Aïs from the BBC Proms with Colin Currie and the BBCSO and which was taken to the Berlin Festival. It is written for a baritone soloist at the edges of extended technique as the range is from soprano high C down to bottom E. Not suitable listening for those of nervous dispositions!
Six Courthouse Songs
by Joanna Lee
The premiere performance of Joanna Lee's satirical piece Every Inch of Many Effigies - Six Courthouse Songs with the BCMG and conducted by Oliver Knussen in March 2013
"Slapstick and grotesquerie" The Birmingham Post 15 March 2013
by Johannes Kalitske
A section of Cholawicki's aria from I.1 recorded at the premiere of Johannes Kalitske's opera at Theater an der Wien and subsequently released on CD. The production was by Kasper Holten, conducted by the composer with Klangforum Wien playing as the orchestra.
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