Moonlight (DXL 1166)
Moonlight (DXL 1166)
We are delighted to announce the release of the much anticipated Volume 6 'Moonlight' from Martin Roscoe’s complete Beethoven Sonata series. Composed by a young Beethoven at the age of twelve, these early piano masterpieces perfectly illustrate the daringness and originality of the young composer. Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, 'Moonlight' is the most famous work of Beethoven's piano works.  Martin Roscoe notes how ground-breaking it is with the composer's choice of key - C sharp minor was hardly ever used by composers, and secondly the opening with an Adagio slow triplet movement to produce a hypnotic calm while the funereal dotted rhythm of the main theme evokes the feeling of tragedy.  Producer Mike George adds that the F minor sonata is probably the most interesting and forward-thinking of Beethoven's early sonatas. “[these accounts] go out of their way to emphasis the freshness and cheekiness of Beethoven, for all his indebtedness to Haydn. No listener will be disappointed…” In The Beginning (Vol. 5) DXL 1165, BBC Music Magazine,  February 2016 **** “perfect musical judgement and a formidable technique from Martin Roscoe” Waldstein, DXL 1162, BBC Radio 3 " I think Roscoe's way with them is nigh-on perfect” Pathetique, DXL 1161 Gramophone Magazine, June 2010 View booklet
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Martin Roscoe In The Beginning
In The Beginning (DXL 1165)
‘In The Beginning..’ (Volume 5) presents the early Piano Sonatas of the Beethoven -  No 1 in E fat (Wo O47) composed when he was just 12 years old, and the Op 2 Sonatas, which perfectly illustrate the daringness and originality of the young composer. “[these accounts] go out of their way to emphasis the freshness and cheekiness of Beethoven, for all his indebtedness to Haydn. No listener will be disappointed…” In The Beginning (Vol. 5) DXL 1165, BBC Music Magazine,  February 2016 **** “perfect musical judgement and a formidable technique from Martin Roscoe” Waldstein, DXL 1162, BBC Radio 3 " I think Roscoe's way with them is nigh-on perfect” Pathetique, DXL 1161 Gramophone Magazine, June 2010 View booklet View on The Classical Shop
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Lucy Parham Enoch Arden
Enoch Arden (DXL 1158)
This is the latest release by pianist Lucy Parham combinig words and music which presents Richard Strauss' setting of Tennyson's epic yet tragic poem 'Enoch Arden' - features narration by Actor Henry Goodman. View on The Classical Shop
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Odyssey of Love - Liszt and His Women
Odyssey of Love (DXL 1156)
Following the success of ‘Nocturne” – a musical portrait of Chopin released last year, Lucy presents another of her popular programmes that combine words and music, released for the first time on disc. ‘Odyssey of Love’ sees Lucy focus on the romantic life of Franz Liszt featuring narration by celebrated actors Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Debussy Songs For his Muse
Debussy – Songs for his Muse (DXL 1154)
Soprano Gillian Keith and pianist Simon Lepper present the next chapter in their Debussy chronicle with this collection of early songs inspired by Marie Blanche Vasnier – includes world premiere recording of ‘Séguidille’ and other rarities based on the poems of Paul Verlaine, Théophile Gautier, Maurice Bouchor and others. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Martin Roscoe Beethoven - Funeral March
Funeral March (DXL 1164)
Following the success of the first three volumes, we are delighted to present Funeral March - Volume 4 from Martin Roscoe’s new complete Beethoven Sonata series from Barry Cooper's new edition, published by ABRSM. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop  
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Martin Roscoe -The final Trilogy
The Final Trilogy (DXL 1163)
Following the success of Volumes 1 and 2, here is the much anticipated 'The Final Trilogy' - Volume 3 of Martin Roscoe's complete Beethoven Sonata series, the first complete recordings of Barry Cooper’s new edition, published by ABRSM. "I haven’t heard playing from any recent pianist that surpasses Roscoe’s...An outstanding disc in every way." BBC Music Magazine, Oct. 2012 View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop  
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Martin Roscoe Waldstein
Waldstein (DXL 1162)
Volume 2 of the first complete recording of Barry Cooper’s new edition of Beethoven Sonatas by pianist Martin Roscoe -includes the infamous 'Waldstein' Sonata. “.. the pacing, the expressive energy, the understanding of form, the tension, absolutely wonderful. For me, this is one of the best recordings of the Waldstein Sonata since Solomon's in the 1950s ...Perfect musical judgement and a formidable technique there from Martin Roscoe; in my opinion that's one of the truly great recording of the Waldstein Sonata." Rob Cowan, BBC Radio 3. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop  
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Beethoven Pathetique
Pathetique (DXL 1161)
Volume 1 of the first complete recording of Barry Cooper’s new edition of Beethoven Sonatas by one of Britain’s most prolific recitalists, Martin Roscoe. “These are thoroughly musical performances, with particularly fine accounts of the slow movements… a welcome addition.” BBC Music Magazine July 2010 "Coloured perhaps by a personal fondness for Op. 10, I think Roscoe's way with them is nigh-on perfect....I urge you to especially hear his handling of the C minor Sonata's 'Adagio' a heartbreaking cry of regret that only a refined pianist with the wisdom of experience could bring off quite as well as this." Gramophone June 2010 "leading British pianist makes Beethoven speak with tremendous clarity...[on] this eloquent recording. " Nottingham Evening Post View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Lucy Parham Nocturne
Nocture (DXL 1152)
Combining words and music, ‘Nocturne - The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin’ is the one of Lucy’s three musical portraits with narration by celebrated actors, Dame Harriet Walter and Samuel West which tells of the composer's t1urbulent affair with George Sand as told through their intimate letters and diaries. “The Best Chopin of the Year” The Times, 2010 “A passionate, humorous and deeply moving portrait of the relationship between Chopin and Sand” Music Web, 2010 (Wigmore Hall) View booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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The Fibonacci Sequence Clarinet
Clarinet (DXL 1150)
Distinguished chamber ensemble, The Fibonacci Sequence present their fifth disc in the instrument-led series of recordings focusing on music for clarinet, featuring Julian Farrell. ‘dazzingly good chamber ensemble’ The Times 'no praise can be too high for the Fibonacci Sequence's polished and dashingly committed performances...' Gramophone View Booklet View on the Classical Shop  
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Jeux d'ete DXL 1149
Jeux d’ete – French Wind Quintets (DXL 1149)
One of Britain’s leading ensembles, The Galliard Ensemble, present a wonderful collection of chamber works by French composers Paul Taffanel, Gabriel Pierné, Eugène Bozza, Darius Milhaud and Jean Françaix. View booklet View on The Classical Shop
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Stephen Wilklinson Dover Beach
Dover Beach (DXL 1148)
Premier recording of a cappella choral works by much-loved conductor of BBC Northern Singers Stephen Wilkinson.  Dover Beach presents five short a cappella works interspersed with five arrangements of folk-songs, one each from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Schubert Octet
Schubert Octet (DXL 1145)
One of Britain’s most foremost chamber ensembles, The Fibonacci Sequence perform the sublime masterpiece, The Octet in F by Franz Schubert. Editor's Choice ***** "disc of the year material" Classic FM Magazine, March 2011 "Fibonacci Sequence, one of our finest contemporary chamber music groups, secure their status with a superbly sensitive recording of the fiendishly difficult Schubert Octet. This will remain among the definitive recordings of this masterpiece." Dayton Public Radio, Ohio, USA ‘ dazzingly good chamber ensemble’ The Times' ...no praise can be too high for the Fibonacci Sequence's polished and dashingly committed performances...' Gramophone View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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Quartet for the End of Time
Messiaen – Quartet for the End of Time (DXL 1133)
Distinguished Chamber Ensemble, The Fibonacci Sequence present the iconic ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ by Messiaen. 'Its dark and solemn beauty is rendered with the sensitivity we've come to expect from the Fibonacci Sequence. Andy Gill, The Independent, Sept '09 "a superlative account of Messiaen's work...played with utter conviction and intensity. High recommended." Gavin Englebrecht, Northern Echo Oct '09 View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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