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updated November 2, 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.

chris fox
Carson Cooman
photo by Colby Cooman

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diversions ddv 24161

The centerpiece of this mini-album is the recording of Cooman's awesome fourth symphony, surrounded by a “prelude” and a “postlude” - two shorter works that connect to the world of the symphony, of which the latter is an organ work played by Erik Simmons. The orchestral pieces are performed by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kirk Trevor. BUY HERE

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Symphony No. 4 (very short extract)

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divine art dda 25134
"Mersenne's Clavichord"
Leading early-music specialist Terence Charlston presents a program of 16th and 17th century pieces played on the unique reconstruction of the clavichord designed by Marin Mersenne in the 1630s but never built at the time. This is the first recording of this historically important instrument.

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Bergamasca & Gavotte (anon.)

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divine art ddc 25752 (triple SACD)
'Chronological Chopin'

For the true connoisseur in this download age, a top-luxury triple set in 5-channel surround sound, but totally compatible with all normal CD players, is this program of works by Chopin, arranged in order of composition to show his development. Ballades, Scherzi, Preludes and more all played by German star Burkard Schliessmann - due for full release January 2016 but available now. BUY HERE

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Prelude in G sharp minor,
Op. 28 No. 12

Jonathan Östlund

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divine art dda 21226 (2-CD set)
Vocal and chamber works by Jonathan Östlund, a young Swedish composer with a delightful accessible and wide ranging range of works, performed by a selected team of soloists and the Cellini Quartet. Scheduled for release early 2016.

A treasure trove of superb new works all receiving their first recording. BUY HERE



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Phantasion (extract)
MARCH 2016

Cor Cantiamo

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divine art dda 25133

A terrific program of choral works stretching from the middle baroque to the current decade, and ranging from solemn pieces to spirituals. Each piece is inspired or based on a psalm. Performed by Illinois-based Cor Cantiamo, directed by Eric Johnson this album is a real delight and is being made in partnership with SDG Music Foundation as part of the SDG Psalms Project.

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Gavin Bryars : Psalm 141 (extract)

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metier msv 28556
'Dancing in Daylight' -
Piano Trios from Ireland

New chamber works from Seoirse Bodley, John Buckley, Rhona Clarke and Fergus Johnston are played by the accomplished Fidelio Trio. All world premiere recordings, to be released in March 2016.

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Buckley Trio - 3rd movement (extract)

Karin de Fleyt (photo by Paul Cliff)

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metier msv 28555
'Hohler Fels' - contemporary music for flute

We welcome Belgian flutist Karin de Fleyt to the ranks of Divine Artists with a pioneering program of works by Stockhausen, Christopher Fox, Rolf Gehlhaar and Paul Goodey for flute with orchestra or chamber ensemble.

For release early 2016.

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Hohler Fels Flute concerto
by Paul Goodey - extract
Christopher Redgate
Philip Wood
(photo: Kath Goodwin)

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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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When as the Rye (from 'Five Spring Songs'
APRIL 2016

Clare Lesser

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metier msv 28557
Michael Finnissy - 'Singular Voices'

Our Finnissy series continues with a set of vocal works, presented by the amazing voice of Clare Lesser, with piano or clarinet (David Lesser and Carl Rosman respectively). This album is due to be released in April 2016. Includes several of Finnissy's numbered 'Song' series and the Beuk ofr Newcassel Sangs.

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Same as We (extract)

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athene ath 23101

While it is common to construct programmes of Preludes from the Romantic/Classical era, this is a new concept in temrs of Renaissance and Baroque Preludes - hence this fascinating new collection of pieces for solo viola da gamba from early-music specialist Miriam Morris. For release early 2016.

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Diana Boyle - photo by Peter Kain

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divine art dda 21227 (2CD)

W. A. Mozart - Piano Sonatas

Diana Boyle plays Mozart with a fresh, warm approach which gives new life and perspective to even the best known of these works. A generous well filled pair of discs to be released early in 2016.

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Sonata in G major, K.283, 1st movement (extract)
kate halsall
Kate Halsall
Photo by Matt Wilson

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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. 2016 release.

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Colin Riley: Hanging in the Balance (extract)

chris fox
Christopher Fox

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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 spring 2016.

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Piano à Deux

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divine art dda 25132
'France Revisited' - music for piano duo
Piano à Deux

New 'Divine Artists' but with a long and successful career, Robert Stoodley and Linda Ang Stoodley are "Piano à Deux" and present a suitably Gallic programme of Debussy, Poulenc and Georges Onslow - music both very familiar and refreshingly new. Due for release early in 2016.

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richard craig
Richard Craig

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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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Tamami Honma

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divine art dda 21901
Beethoven: the Complete Piano Sonatas

All 32 sonatas in a 9CD box, performed by Tamami Honma, will be one of our prioirty releases for later in 2016.

While core repertoire is not our main priority, sometimes an interpreter comes along with fresh perspectives as well as technical skill, and we hear 'the divine art of music' in reality.



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Ian PAce
Ian Pace

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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 2016.

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Gilbert Rowland

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ath 23205
Johann Mattheson - Harpsichord Suites

His 3-volume series of Handel's harpsichord
suites completed to great critical acclaim, Gilbert Rowland turns to the much lesser known but very skilled German composer Mattheson for a new 2-CD set of harpsichord suites for release around the end of 2016.


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, msv 28531, 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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peter seivewright
Peter Seivewright

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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 2016.


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