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updated August 19, 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.

     
JUNE/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.
NOW AVAILABLE HERE



preview mp3:

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. BUY HERE NOW



preview mp3:

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

 



luke whitlock
Luke Whitlock


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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).
Attracting fantastic reviews everywhere....
BUY HERE NOW



preview mp3:

As Shadows Fall (extract)

SEPTEMBER 2015: (Available from the Divine Art online store now)
barbara karaskiewicz
Barbara Karaskiewicz


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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..
BUY HERE



preview mp3:

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

Mathias Reumert
Mathias Reumert

 

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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.
BUY HERE



preview mp3:

Brian Ferneyhough: Bone Alphabet (extract)

Christopher Redgate
Natalia Andreeva


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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.
BUY HERE




preview mp3:

Sonata no. 1 - finale (extract)

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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preview mp3:
Lincolnshire Posy: The Brisk Young Sailor


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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preview mp3:

William O. Smith: Epitaphs - A Soldier

NOVEMBER 2015:
chris fox
Carson Cooman
photo by Colby Cooman


divine art
diversions ddv 24161
'Liminal'

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. To be released November 2015



preview mp3:
Symphony No. 3 (very short extract)


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"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 1640s but never built at the time. This is the first recording of this historically important instrument.

preview mp3:
Bergamasca & Gavotte (anon.)
COMING SOON:

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.

audio sample to follow


divine art
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 Schliesmann - due for release January 2016.

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Tamami Honma


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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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Cor Cantiamo


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"Psallite"

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 Soli Deo Gloria as part of the SDG Psalms Project.



preview mp3:
Gavin Bryars : Psalm 141 (extract)


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metier msv 28556
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 around February 2016.

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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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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.

 

 


preview mp3:
Phantasion (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.


preview mp3:
Hohler Fels Flute concerto
by Paul Goodey - extract
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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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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Christopher Redgate
Christopher Redgate

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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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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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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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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. 2016 release.


preview mp3:


Colin Riley: Hanging in the Balance (extract)