New CD Information from Divine Art/Metier Records (February 2013)

I outline below the details of three new CD titles from the Divine Art label group, due for UK release on 11th February 2013. The full press information is attached as PDF files (one for each). Additional to CD release, they will be available simultaneously as a download from all the usual outlets.


DDA25072 Giovanni Antonio Guido “The Four Seasons”

This delightful disc will be a great discovery for many from this little known 17th Century composer. Performed by ‘The Band of Instruments’ – a versatile ensemble of musicians based in Oxford, originally formed by Gary Cooper, now directed by Roger Hamilton and featuring violinist Caroline Balding.

25072 Guido Four Seasons Press Release (76.1 KiB)



DDA21221 Haydn: Notturni & Scherzandi

Presented here is a two disc set featuring little known chamber pieces from the first and last decades of the composer’s life. Two different ensembles are involved – The Trinity Haydn Ensemble (created in 2009 as a collaboration between Trinity College of Music and the Haydn Society; The Jessop Haydn Society, another collaboration between the University of Sheffield and The Haydn Society. Both conducted by Haydn scholar, Denis McCaldin.

21221 Haydn Notturni & Scherzandi - Press Release (118.1 KiB)


MSV28529 New Music for Oboe Volume 1 (Works by Finnissy and Roxburgh)

For those of you who fancy something a little more of today’s times, Christopher Redgate introduces us to some new pieces for oboe – performed on two newly developed instruments – the Howarth-Redgate 21st Century Oboe and the Lupophon, a new bass Oboe. The Finnissy piece features the composer in piano accompaniment.

28529 New Music for Oboe Vol 1 Press Release (90.3 KiB)



As usual, just let me know which samples you would like and I’ll mail on a first come, first served basis. Interviews can be arranged quite easily and quickly if you are interested. I look forward to hearing from you shortly. Review copies are available now. US/Canada journalists should request samples via the Divine Art office in Vermont –

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