Reverie (DXL 1174)
Reverie (DXL 1174)
‘Rêverie’ is a musical compilation of Debussy’s piano works, writings and letters by pianist Lucy Parham featuring narration by actor Alex Jennings.  The programme first received its London premiere in the Wigmore Hall’s 2012 London Piano Series to great acclaim and features popular piano works, ‘L’isle joyeuse,’ ‘Clair de lune’ and ‘Golliwog’s Cakewalk’. View Booklet View on The Classical Shop  
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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. “Listeners whose internal Beethoven sonata barometers read ‘intimate’ rather than ‘cosmic’ will respond to the stature and high standards of Roscoe’s artistry.” Gramophone, May 2017 View the booklet View on The Classical Shop  
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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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Byrd For My Lady Nevell
William Byrd – For My Ladye Nevell (DXL 1136)
This is one of the finest surviving Tudor Music Manuscripts featuring the music of Byrd, the most important composer of the golden age of keyboard composition played here by renowned harpsichordist and chamber musician, Terence Charlston. View on iTunes 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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Rhian Samuel Light and Water
Rhian Samuel – Light and Water (DXL 1128)
A beautiful collection of music by respected composer Rhian Samuel including chamber works, piano works and songs which demonstrate her sensibility  as a composer who has consistently identified with a range of stimuli, including  nature,  memory,  locality  (the Welsh-speaking land  of  her  childhood  in  particular)  and  lamentation.  This disc features sopranos Lucy Crowe and Joana Seara, pianists Simon Lepper, Chenyin Li and John Reid, Cellist Gemma Rosefield, Duo Antithesis and The Fidelio Piano Quartet among others. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop  
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North Star
North Star (DXL 1097)
This fantastic collection of trumpet and organ works includes five works from Deborah Callan's growing collection of commissions which receive here their world premiere recording on disc - also includes four solo organ works by composers who have made a significant impact on British composition. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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McDowall - Piper's Dream
Cecilia McDowall – Piper’s Dream (DXL 1033)
Piper's Dream is the premier CD recording of Cecilia McDowall's fresh and witty chamber works for flute, piano and wind ensemble. "Cecilia McDowall's music has great depth and charm. She is a highly skilled and inspired composer." Sir James Galway "a brilliant aural palette" David Sonin, CD of the Week - The Ham and High "Performances are as polished as they are sympathetic; the sound is admirably real. A most attractive collection."Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone, October 2002 "Cecilia McDowall is clearly a thoroughly useful composer.... In general these are enjoyable performances, well recorded, of some likeable music." BBC Music Magazine, September 2002.   View on iTunes 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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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. “Roscoe doesn't miss a trick. If I have a criticism, and I don't think I have, it's that he leaves nothing hidden in these marvellous works”  Funeral March, DXL 1164, BBC Music Magazine, November 2013 ***** 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 “Roscoe senses the schematic but form always yields to musicianship, supremely so in Op 110 ……Experience the message in this marvellously wrought interpretation.” Gramophone Magazine, 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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Debussy Piano Preludes
Debussy Piano Preludes (DXL 1092)
International keyboard artist, Melvyn Tan performs the complete set of Debussy Piano Preludes on this 2 CD collection. View Booklet View on iTunes View on The Classical Shop
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