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updated 26 August, 2014

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.

chris fox
Christopher Fox

metier msv 28551
Christopher Fox - 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 for voice and electronics with soprano Elizabeth Hilliard. Expected release date around spring 2015

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Caroline Clemmow & Anthony Goldstone


divine art dda 25118
Rimsky-Korsakov - Music for Piano Duo

Goldstone and Clemmow present for 2014:
Rimsky's most famous work, Scheherazade, is heard in a version for four hands at one piano written by the composer himself, along with his Neapolitan Song, an arrangement of a popular work by Denza. The other major work is Antar - Symphonic Suite, in a piano duo version by Rimsky's wife, Nadezhda Purgold, whose transcription of Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet (DDA 25020) has been a huge success. Also coming soon is volume 3 of the 'Schubert Unauthorised Piano Duos'


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Terence Charlston


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'The Harmonious Thuringian'

The odd title refers to the instrument on this new harpsichord recital by Terence Charlston - a perfect replica of the famous Thuringian instrument housed in the Eisanach Bachhaus. Works by Bach and Handel and ten composers of the late 17th century to demonstrate the high quality of much 'forgotten' baroque music and the awesome and unique qualities of this fine instrument.



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Murray McLachlan
David Ellis
(photo by Teresa Dietrich)

divine art dda 25119
'Concert Music' - works for string orchestra by David Ellis

David Ellis has been a major figure in British music for 50 years, primarily as conductor and musical director, latterly one of the country's foremost record producers, and for many years head of music for BBC North. These works for string orchestra are rich and expressive, very much in the English tradition and fine examples of the genre, performed by four of Manchester's enviable tally of fine ensembles. To be released November 2014.

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preview mp3: Concert Music (extract)

Ruth Wilkinson
(photo: MAMO Photography)



divine art dda 25124
Handel's Recorder

A charming and listener friendly program of the popular and well loved recorder sonatas by George Frideric Handel, of which we have four here. A special rarity is the chamber arrangement of Handel's 'Fireworks Music'. Splendid performances by three of Australia's leading early-music specialists, Ruth Wilkinson (recorder), Miriam Morris (viola da gamba) and John O'Donnell (Harpsichord)


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preview mp3: Fireworks Music - Bourree
mary dullea
Mary Dullea


metier MSV 28544
Eric Craven - Piano Sonatas nos 7-9

Following the release of Craven's SET which introduced his unique non-prescriptive composition method, Mary Dullea realises and performs the Sonatas nos 7,8 and 9. Exceptional works which despite the high level of performer interpretation are tightly constructed and highly gripping. To be released to dealers in September 2014 but available here now..


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Assi Karttunen
Assi Karttunen
photo by Heikki Tuuli



divine art dda 25120
Couperin & Lynch: Harpsichord Works

Established masterworks for the harpsichord by François Couperin and new pieces by Graham Lynch create a balanced and reflective programme delivered by the FInnish harpsichord virtuoso Assi Karttunen.
Release at the end of 2014 or early 2015



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Jill Crossland
photo courtesy Mark Deller


divine art dda 25114
Remembering Alfred Deller

A new and exquisite disc in tribute to the great countertenor Alfred Deller (pictured), featuring music both ancient and new, featuring today;s top countertenors James Bowman and Robin Blaze, recorder players with two recorders and continuo: music by Handel, Blow, Williams, Tippett, Fricker Ridout and Bergman.


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P Seivewright
Richard Craig



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. See also the new CD of music for flute and electronics by Jos Zwaanenburg (above)



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John Jeffreys
Mary Dullea




metier msv 28549
Piano Music from Ireland
The very talented Mary Dullea in her third CD this autumn, presents piano music from a group of Irish composers all deserving wider recognition.





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Mathias Reumert



metier msvdx 102 (DVD)

An amazing DVD - quite possibly the first commercial DVD to feature contemproary 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.

Scheduled for release around November/December.

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Ulrich Heinen
Ian Pace

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 early 2014.

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Luke Whitlock

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Luke Whitlock - Chamber Music

A programme of new works in lyrical and post-romantic style by British comppser Luke Whitlock incuding his Flute Sonata, Suite Antique and pieces for WInd Trio, performed by Duncan Honeybourne (solo piano), Anna Stokes (flute), James Meldrum (Clarient) Vicky Crowell (bassoon) and Waiyin Lee (piano), scheduled for release in February 2015.


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Peter Sheppard Skærved and Aaron Shorr

metier msvcd 2008
Beethoven: The Eroica for Piano Quartet

Amazingly powerful transcription of the Third Symphony for piano quartet, made at Beethoven's request by an unknown hand: but certainly someone very close to him. Sixth in our series of 'Beethoven Explored' featuring regulars violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved and pianist Aaron Shorr and joined by violist Dov Scheidlin and cellist Neil Heyde.

Due for release early 2015


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Gilbert ROwland
Gilbert Rowland



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. Due for release around December 2014.



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Christopher Redgate

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

In addition to the Electrifying Oboe album mentioned above, Christopher Redgate has two further albums: the first msv28529 Issued mid 2013 featured two epic new works by Michael Finnissy and Edwin Roxburgh, 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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Burkard Schliessmann

divine art ddc 25751 (SACD)
Keyboard music by J S Bach

We welcome renowned pianist Burkard Schliesmann for his first recording with Divine Art, featuring a recital of famous works by Bach, including the Italian Concerto, Partita No. 2 and three 'Fantasy & Fugue' pieces all with Schliessmann's refreshing, unaffected and distinctive interpretation. To be released early 2015 as a hybrid SACD in seven channel sound - but totallly compatible with normal CD players

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Peter Seivewright

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 early 2015


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Alexander Kostritsa


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Three generations of Mazurkas

A most instructive and entertaining album presents mazurkas by Maria Szymanowska c.1825 - still very simple yet charming folk dances - Fryderyk Chopin, who in the mid 1830s turned the Mazurka into an art form - and by Karol Szymanowski who completed the transformation into full blooded Romantic works built on the dance rhythms. A splendid performance by Russian pianist Alexander Kostritsa.


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preview mp3: Mazurka no. 2 (Szymanowska)
carson Cooman
Carson Cooman


divine art dda 25117
"In Beauty Walking" - orchestral music by Carson Cooman

We continue our Cooman series with a disc of sumptuous and unashamedly Romantic works reminiscent of the English pastoral tradition at its best - and this from an American composer with an American voice. Just beautiful - the title is most apt.
To be released in late autumn 2014. WIth Leah Crane (soprano), Chloe Trevor (Violin) Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kirk Trevor.


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Christopher Wright


metier msv 28547
"Pandora's Last Gift"

In the Metier 'New British Lyrical Music" unoffical series, this is a very fine program of works by Christopher Wright, whose work is being highly promoted by leading orchestras and instrumentalists especially in the UK. - two CDs of his music (String Quartets, Cello Concerto), are likely to be issued by Lyrita this year.

Very well constructed and rounded, the music here deals with the metaphorical challenges in life from a virtual Pandora's Box: places and experiences the composer has found inspiring: and the last gift: Hope.

A cast of leading soloists from Manchester England which is becoming one of the leading hotbeds of music, Including Metier/Divine Art regulars Lesley-Jane Rogers, Richard Howarth, John Turner, Tim Smedley and Elizabeth Jordan.

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preview mp3: Capriccio (extract)

David Gorton



metier msv 28550
'Orfordness' - New chamber works by David Gorton

A sequel to Gorton's excellent 'Trajectories' (MSVCD92104) this album has four extended works each very different, from the eerily descriptive 'Orfordness' (piano solo with taped USAF messages about a UFO sighting' to the 2nd Cello Sonata, the oboe showpiece 'Austerity Measures' and another location-based work 'Fosdyke Wash' Top soloists include Christopher Redgate, Neil Heyde and Kreutzer Quartet and we welcome exciting Australian pianist Zubin Kanga.

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preview mp3: Austerity Measures (extract)
Rhodes & Smith
Paul Rhodes & Kenneth Smith

divine art dda 21223 (2CD)
British Flute Masterpieces
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!

Due for release early 2015.

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preview mp3: Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina (extract)

Kate Halsall
Photo by Matt Wilson

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. Spring 2015 release.



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preview mp3: Colin Riley: Hanging in the Balance (extract)