Four English Poetry and Song Society Recordings

The EPSS has supported the long and vibrant tradition of English art-song for many years. These EPSS recordings were made on portable recording equipment and with less than ideal microphone placement and are not to our usual modern standard. However, they contain fine performances and many very unfamiliar and exquisite songs, which will delight any […]

Burkard Schliessmann on Classica!

German pianist Burkard Schliessmann has several upcoming performances of works by Godowsky and Liszt airing on Classica. Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938) Piano-Paraphrases of Strauss-Songs and Symphonic Metamorphoses on Waltzes and Themes of Johann Strauss. Die Fledermaus – Alt-Wien (“Old Vienna”), “Whose Yesterdays look backwards with a Smile through Tears”, Triakontameron, No. 11 – Wienerisch – Ein […]

Kevin Malone Performance of Kevin Malone’s “The Last Memory”

Kevin Malone‘s composition “The Last Memory” will be performed to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing at the Party’s public launch at Manchester School of Art on 21 July. The event is generating an inquiry report on how the arts can influence senior government policy makers when drafting legislation regarding about issues […]

Rhonda Clarke’s “A Different Game” on Lyric FM

Bernard Clarke is broadcasting pieces from Rhona Clarke’s A Different Game (Metier MSV 28561) on three consecutive Nova Programmes (Lyric FM, Sundays 20.00-22.00): 23 July: con coro 30 July: In Umbra 6 August: A Different Game (entire trio)

Peter Sheppard Skærved New Music from Michael Alec Rose

New for Metier in the near future will be a disc of music by Michael Alec Rose for solo violin and violin/viola duos, played by Peter Sheppard Skærved (pictured) and Diana Matthews. ‘Il Ritorno’ will be out either November or the very beginning of 2018.

New From Madeleine Mitchell

Working at top speed on a new album for violinist Madeleine Mitchell of contemporary though lyrical (not avant-garde) works by British composers – includng pieces by David Matthews, Michael Berkeley, Michael Nyman, Sadie Harrison and Judith Weir and the Violin Concerto Soft Stillness by Guto Puw – we are aiming for an October release (DDA […]

New Music From Composer John Buckley

The Metier label has over the past two years released a number of albums featuring some of the leading composers in Ireland and the latest to be ‘signed up’ is a collection of choral works by composer John Buckley, who has established himself as one of the foremost contemporary voices in the Republic. The recording […]

Coming in 2018 From Trio Anima Mundi

Following their wonderful disc of Romantic Trios (DDA 25102) Australian ensemble Trio Anima Mundi are now preparing a luscious album of English trios to be released on Divine Art (DDA 25158) next year; this will include the Piano Trios of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Henry Waldo Warner, the First Trio of Rosalind Elliott, and the Folk-Song […]

Composer David Braid New Music from David Braid

Métier will release a fascinating new album (currently scheduled for November) with a new set of works by English composer David Braid whose most recent album on Toccata was highly praised. ‘Songs, solos and duos’ features the velvet tone of the electric archtop guitar in a chamber, solo and vocal setting; also includes Braid’s evocative […]

New Project Notes

May 25: For lovers of contemporary music, do check out the brand new and excellent website devoted to new sounds from the UK and Ireland. Sounds Like Now (Issue 2 due out on June 1)! May 25: We seem to be inundated with new recording projects. Soon to be announced will be a new double album […]

Alfonso Soldano and Stefania Argentieri Three new albums coming to the Russian Piano Music Series

Following the critical acclaim given to the recent release of music by Sergei Bortkiewicz by Italian pianist Alfonso Soldano (Volume 12 of the Russian Piano series), we have invited Soldano to make two more discs. While currently busy with his recording of music by Castelnuovo-Tedesco to be released in the late summer, Soldano will record […]

Christopher Fox Christopher Fox Clarinet Music

A new album for British composer Christopher Fox will be taking shape soon. Our Métier (new-music) label is to release a disc of Fox’s entire output of clarinet music, which handily extends to about 80 minutes. The recording is to take place in London in August, the soloist being Canadian clarinetist Heather Roche, who originally […]

Ed Hughes Symphonic Visions by Ed Hughes

A fascinating new video album will be released by Métier in the autumn comprising new music for silent films by Ed Hughes. Métier has worked with Hughes before on a chamber/vocal disc (Dark Formations, MSV 28530) as well as an opera disc (When the Flame Dies, MSV 77203), both to critical acclaim. Hughes has written […]

Chris Gekker Ghost Dialogues

Among the plethora of chamber music discs featuring strings and woodwind soloists, the brass section seems still to be given relatively less attention except for early and baroque works. A new album from Métier presents a range of new works for trumpet by American composers, performed by Chris Gekker, acclaimed soloist who is also Professor […]