Diversions Recordings

Two years after Divine Art was launched, the company began to issue recordings at mid-price. Initially, this was because recordings (otherwise of very high quality) were a little too short in duration to justify a full price tag or were older recordings being issued on CD for the first time.

Later, it was decided to re-name the mid-price series “Diversions” and to expand its scope to cover a range of specialisms – so now the label carries re-issues from Athene (for example Peter Katin’s highly acclaimed square-piano recordings), and from other sources, such as the French label SFP, but also brand new recordings of operetta and musical comedy, guitar, choral and organ music and much more.

As with its parent label, Diversions carries a remarkable number of rare and previously unrecorded musical compositions in its catalogue. Our CD “The Monckton Album” was Gramophone Magazine “Critics’ Choice” for 2004 and was followed by the “Finck Album” both exploring almost -forgotten British musical comedy/operetta.

More recently we have seen highly acclaimed debut albums from young musicians such as Anja German (from Slovenia), Catalina Butcaru (from Romania) and Odinn Baldvinsson (English but of Norwegian descent) and the biggest Diversions project yet, a 7-CD series of the complete piano music of Erik Chisholm, of which the first four CDs were released in November 2008, the remainder following throughout 2009 to 2011.

The label’s development has included the re-issue of many fine recordings from the Dunelm catalogue.

The first release from our American branch appeared in September 2008 – “Little Pieces” by Nashville based classical/jazz group OTTO.

Available 18 August, 2017

Lights Out: English Art-Song

DDV 24165
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Available 18 August, 2017

The Great War Remembered in Songs and Poems

DDV 24164
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Available 18 August, 2017

Songs of Dorset: English Art-Song

DDV 24163
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Available 18 August, 2017

Shropshire Lads: English Art-Song

DDV 24162
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Carson Cooman - Liminal

Carson Cooman – Liminal

DDV 24161
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Alicja Fiderkiewicz Celebrity Recital: Chopin & Szymanowski

Alicja Fiderkiewicz Celebrity Recital: Chopin & Szymanowski

DDV 24160
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Alicja Fiderkiewicz Celebrity Recital: Franck, Chopin & Hindemith

Alicja Fiderkiewicz Celebrity Recital: Franck, Chopin & Hindemith

DDV 24159
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Alicja Fiderkiewicz Celebrity Recital: Schumann

Alicja Fiderkiewicz Celebrity Recital: Schumann

DDV 24158
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Aspirations - Piano Music by Marcus Blunt

Aspirations – Piano Music by Marcus Blunt

DDV 24148
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Flute Vocalise - Beloved Concert Classics

Flute Vocalise – Beloved Concert Classics

DDV 24156
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British Music for Piano Duo

British Music for Piano Duo

DDV 24154
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The Finck Album

The Finck Album

DDV 62402
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Peter Katin plays Brahms Piano Music

Peter Katin Plays Brahms Piano Music

DDV 24157
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Erik Chisholm - Music for Piano, vol. 7

Erik Chisholm – Music for Piano, Vol. 7

DDV 24155
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Lads of Love and Sorrow

Lads of Love and Sorrow

DDV 24153
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Mozart and Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Mozart and Beethoven Piano Sonatas

DDV 24147
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Strings in the Earth and Air - English Song

Strings in the Earth and Air – English Song

DDV 24152
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Erik Chisholm Music for Piano, vol. 6

Erik Chisholm Music for Piano, Vol. 6

DDV 24149
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'Composes par Mr Hayden'

‘Composes par Mr Hayden’

DDV 24151
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SMILE

Smile

DDV 24150
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A Touch of Class

A Touch of Class

DDV 24146
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John R Williamson Music for Piano, vol. 3

John R. Williamson Music for Piano, Vol. 3

DDV 24145
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John R. Williamson Music for Piano, vol. 2

John R. Williamson Music for Piano, Vol. 2

DDV 24144
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John R. Williamson Music for Piano, vol. 1

John R. Williamson Music for Piano, Vol. 1

DDV 24143
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Nuages

Nuages

DDV 24142
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John Ellis: Music for Organ volume 1

John Ellis: Music for Organ Volume 1

DDV 24141
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Erik Chisholm - Music for Piano, volume 5

Erik Chisholm – Music for Piano, Volume 5

DDV 24140
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Awake O Harp

Awake O Harp

DDV 24138
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Blow the Wind Southerly

Blow the Wind Southerly

DDV 24139
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Cantilena - Music for Flute and Piano

Cantilena – Music for Flute and Piano

DDV 24137
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Vaughan Williams London Symphony & Mathias Celtic Dances

Vaughan Williams London Symphony & Mathias Celtic Dances

DDV 24135
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OTTO: Little Pieces

OTTO: Little Pieces

DDV 62401
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Anja German plays Haydn, Schubert & Chopin

Anja German plays Haydn, Schubert & Chopin

DDV 24136
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Erik Chisholm - Music for Piano, volume 4

Erik Chisholm – Music for Piano, Volume 4

DDV 24134
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Erik Chisholm - Music for Piano, volume 3

Erik Chisholm – Music for Piano, Volume 3

DDV 24133
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Erik Chisholm - Music for Piano, volume 2

Erik Chisholm – Music for Piano, Volume 2

DDV 24132
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Erik Chisholm - Music for Piano, volume 1

Erik Chisholm – Music for Piano, Volume 1

DDV 24131
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David Snell: Chamber Music for Harp

David Snell: Chamber Music for Harp

DDV 24130
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Alicja Fiderkiewicz plays Chopin

Alicja Fiderkiewicz plays Chopin

DDV 24129
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Northumberland and Beyond

Northumberland and Beyond

DDV 24128
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