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updated April 6, 2015
 

Please note we only add proposed releases to this list when all the details are known. It does not include all our future recordings.
All samples are copyright of divine art ltd and its associate companies and the artists, and are to be used for preview only. Copying and other unauthorised use prohibited.

     
MARCH 2015
nicholas marshall
Nicholas Marshall


divine art
metier MSV 28552
Nicholas Marshall: Songs and Chamber Music

A further instalment in our series of modern lyrical chamber music comes a lovely and charming program of songs and chamber works by Nicholas Marshall, performed by tenor James Gilchrist, recorderist John Turner, cellist Tim Smedley and Harvey Davies (piano and harpsichord) and the Manchester Chamber Ensemble.



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The White Birds (extract)

carson Cooman
Carson Cooman

divine art
divine art dda 25127
"Masque" - organ music by Carson Cooman

We continue our Cooman series with a second magnificent album of organ music played by Erik Simmons which includes Cooman's complete Preludes and Fugues and the major Organ Symphony. The previous disc 'Litany' was described as 'a benchmark recording' and this is a fine sequel.



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Prelude and Fugue No. 5 - Fugue (extract)

Rhodes & Smith
Paul Rhodes & Kenneth Smith


divine art
divine art dda 21223 (2CD)
'From the British Isles'

We welcome back flautist Kenneth Smith and pianist Paul Rhodes for a tour de force of music including several major Sonatas. This album is a sequel to Flute Vocalise (DDV24156) and The Expressive Voice of the Flute (DDA21222) both of which have received critical acclaim and are just wonderful!



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Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina (extract)

APRIL 2015

Lucia Micallef


divine art
divine art dda 25128
J S Bach: Keyboard Concertos

A highlight of our current series of baroque music recordings, this is a superb account of four Keyboard Concertos (BWV 1052, 1054, 1056 and 1058) performed by the brilliant pianist Lucia Micallef, with the European Union Chamber Orchestra conducted by Brian Schembri.

NOW AVAILABLE HERE



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F minor Concerto, BWV1056 - 1st movement (extract)

cantilena
Patricia Romero & Odinn Baldvinsson


divine art
divine art dda 25126
Cantilena II

Cantilena is a flute & piano duo quickly establishing themselves on the UK circuit. This second album contains virtuoso but lyrically musical performances of many great works, including the world premiere of the flute/piano version of Piazzolla's 'Histoire du Tango'

NOW AVAILABLE HERE



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Widor: Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34
(3rd movement extract)

cantilena
Dan Evans


divine art
Au Vieux Moulin

Dan Evans is the leading UK exponent on the dulcimer and one of the leading finger-style players in the world.  He is also a hugely accomplished and stylish guitarist, now with 5 CD albums and 15 international tours under his belt.  Equally at home performing at folk and classical venues, he has regaled and moved audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and won critical international acclaim for his recordings polished, professional recordings.

NOW AVAILABLE HERE



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New Lang Syne (extract)

MAY 2015 (ALL NOW AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPPING FOR ONLINE SALES)
Peter Sheppard Skaerved
Peter Sheppard Skærved


divine art
athene ath 23203
Great Violins, vol. 1 - Telemann

A major new series of both musical and historical importance with violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved and which is being supported by the Library of Congress and several major museums and institutions. Peter plays some of the rarest and most sublime instruments in existence beginning with a 1570 Andrea Amati a very small and difficult instrument, playing the 24 Violin and Flute Fantasies. Volume 2 (J S Bach) will showcase the 1698 'Joachim' Stradivari.
NOW AVAILABLE HERE



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Fantasia for Violin No. 3

Gilbert ROwland
Gilbert Rowland

divine art
divine art dda 21225 (2CD)
Handel - Suites for Harpsichord, vol. 3

The completion of the new complete recording of Handel's Harpsichord Suites, by Gilbert Rowland. The previous volumes have been highly praised.

NOW AVAILABLE HERE

 

 



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Suite in B flat, HWV452 -
Gigue

JULY 2015

Caroline Clemmow & Anthony Goldstone


divine art
divine art dda 25125
Schubert: Unauthorized Piano Duos,
vol. 3

Goldstone and Clemmow continue to amaze. Here we have piano duo versions of the 'Death and the Maiden' Quartet by the well known lieder composer Robert Franz and even better, the transcription of the Uninfished Symphony. Unauthorized but authentic - including also a completion by Anthony Goldstone of Schubert's sketches for the third movement.



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Quartet :
Finale (extract)

chris fox
Quatuor Danel

divine art
metier msv 28546
'New Sounds from Manchester'

New and adventurous works for string quartet by four composers who are linked by their teaching work in Manchester, England - one of the most active hot-spots of new music. Works by John Casken, Philip Grange, Camden Reeves and Richard Whalley played by the marvelous Quatuor Danel.



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Philip Grange: Ghosts of Great Violence, 1st mvt. conclusion

 



luke whitlock
Luke Whitlock


divine art
divine art dda 25121
Luke Whitlock: "Flowing Waters"

A programme of new piano and chamber works in lyrical and post-romantic style by British composer Luke Whitlock incuding his Flute Sonata, Suite Antique and pieces for Wind Trio, performed by Duncan Honeybourne (solo piano), Anna Stokes (flute), James Meldrum (clarinet) Vicky Crowell (bassoon) and Wai-Yin Lee (piano), scheduled for release spring or early summer 2015.



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As Shadows Fall (extract)

COMING SOON:
barbara karaskiewicz
Barbara Karaskiewicz


divine art
divine art dda 25129
Roman Statkowski - piano works

A new name to us, Roman Statkowski is a mid 20th century composer but writes like a supercharged Chopin - startlingly brilliant Romantic music, tonal and approachable and equally brilliantly performed by the awesome Barbara Karaskiewicz. The sample we chose is one of the simpler 'light' pieces..



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Mazurka in E minor, Op. 24 No. 1 (extract)

chris fox
Christopher Fox


divine art
metier msv 28551
New vocal works with electronics

Christopher Fox, as evidenced by his several recordings for Metier, and indeed other labels, has one of the most distinctive, creative and innovative voices in music today;this new album will feature works by Fox and other leading composers for voice and electronics with soprano Elizabeth Hilliard. Expected release date around late 2015.

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richard craig
Richard Craig


divine art
metier msv 28540
Contemporary flute music

Leading specialist in new music for flute, Richard Craig, has a new album on the way following the release of his 'Inward' (msv 28517), this time the works include also string trio and soprano voice, in works by James Dillon, John Croft, Fabrice Fitch, Richard Barrett, Esaias Järnegard and Brice Pauset.

All these works are receiving their first recording.

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Mathias Reumert
Mathias Reumert

 

divine art
metier msvdx 102 (DVD)
SOLO

An amazing DVD - quite possibly the first commercial DVD to feature contemporary solo percussion music - features the incredibly talented Danish percussionist Mathias Reumert in works by Ferneyhough, Henze, Jodlowski, Xenakis, Donatoni and Globokar...a visual feast and artistically directed film as well as gripping music.



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Brian Ferneyhough: Bone Alphabet (extract)

Ian PAce
Ian Pace


divine art
metier msv 28518
Brian Ferneyhough - Piano Music

Following the success and critical praise for our recent CDs of chamber and choral music by Ferneyhough, we here have some of his outstanding and awesomely complex piano works, played by Ian Pace (pictured). This disc has been delayed by matters out of our hands but we hope to schedule it for 2015.


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Christopher Redgate
Christopher Redgate

divine art
metier msv 28531
New Music for a New Oboe, vol. 2

The first 'New Oboe' disc, msv28529, issued mid 2013, featured two epic new works by Michael Finnissy and Edwin Roxburgh, while the second, msv28531, will include new pieces by Richard Barrett and Sam Hayden and other brand new compositions. These albums also feature two brand new instruments: the Howarth-Redgate oboe and the Lupophon, so should be of interest to all oboists.



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Christopher Redgate
Franz Anton Krager


divine art
metier msv 28554
Fortmann/Nelson/Lieuwen/Grainger
Orchestral Works

Superb new orchestral music from two American composers Robert Nelson and Peter Lieuwen, the grand Second Symphony ("Etruria") by Thomas Fortmann and a wonderful transcription by Merlin Patterson of Grainger's 'Lincolnshre Posy' Performed by the Moores Symphony Orchestra of Houston, Texas conducted by Franz Anton Krager with violinist Andrzej Grabiec.



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Christopher Redgate
Natalia Andreeva


divine art
divine art dda 25130
Russian Piano Music vol. 11 -
Galina Ustvolskaya

We welcome Russian pianist Natalia Andreeva to the ranks of 'Divine Artists' with her debut CD, devoted to the entire piano music of Ustvolskaya: heavily dramatic and densely textured in places, more wistful and romantic in others, music from a composer who is becoming rapidly more popular. Due out around October 2015.



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Sonata no. 1 - finale (extract)

Christopher Redgate
Philip Wood
(photo: Kath Goodwin)


divine art
divine art dda 25131
Philip Wood - Songs and Chamber Music

Our traversal of contemporary but lyrical and appoachable music hosted by both Metier and Divine Art labels continues with an anthology of works by Dr Philip Wood, splendidly tuneful works full of Romantic and impressionist elements so always full of interest. Top soloists include James Bowman, Lesley-Jane Rogers, John Turner, Harvey Davies and Jonathan Price with Manchester Camerata.

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peter seivewright
Peter Seivewright


divine art
divine art dda 25103
Galuppi: Piano Sonatas, vol. 4

It's quite a while since volume 3 of this series was issued, and this one recorded. The pianist has had a rather busy time performing around the world, but this long-awaited disc is now scheduled for 2015.

 


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kate halsall
Kate Halsall
Photo by Matt Wilson

divine art
metier msv 77205 (2CD)
Miniaturised Concertos

... is a series of experimental double piano concertos, commissioned by pianist Kate Halsall, exploring the roles of the traditional double concerto, working with electroacoustics, film, ensemble, extended techniques and duo, to create large scale effects from small forces. Five leading new music composers contribute, plus short 'Maché' sketches by ten more experimental composers. 2015 release.


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Colin Riley: Hanging in the Balance (extract)

     

Ian Mitchell

divine art
metier msv 28553
"Isn't This a Time"

Music for clarinet from 20th century American composers including John Cage, Christian Wolff and William O. Smith (aka jazz legend Bill Smith). A program with a difference in many ways, and performed by leading British clarinettist Ian Mitchell.


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William O. Smith: Epitaphs - A Soldier