New CD/DVD Information from Divine Art/Metier Records (June 2012)
I outline below the details of new CD titles on the Divine Art/Metier labels, due for UK release on 25th June 2012. The full press information for each release is attached as a PDF file.
DDA25098 – Hans Gál – Complete Piano Duos performed by Goldstone & Clemmow
Gál, whose large output included operas, cantatas, symphonies and concertos, was born near Vienna, of Hungarian Jewish extraction. He gained a scholarship to study with Eusebius Mandyczewski (with whom he later co-edited the complete works of Brahms) and enjoyed notable early recognition as a composer, culminating in the Austrian State Prize for Composition in 1915. This release is timely as there has been renewed interest in the music of this marvelous composer. Performed by top British piano duo, Goldstone & Clemmow, this disc makes a valuable addition to their extensive discography.
DDV24154 – British Music for Piano Duo performed by Goldstone & Clemmow
Edward Elgar: Serenade in E minor Op. 20 (Composer’s version for piano duet); Frank Bury: Prelude and Fugue in E flat major – for two pianos; Edgar Bainton: Miniature Suite – for piano duet; Gustav Holst: Elegy (In Memoriam William Morris) from Symphony in F (“The Cotswolds”) – the composer’s own version for two pianos; The Planets – the composer’s original version for two pianos.
This recording was previously released on Olympia but has been completely remastered for this edition, and is released on Divine Art “Diversions” at mid price. It was only available for a very short time originally and makes a welcome return and addition to the Goldstone & Clemmow discography.
MSV28530 – Ed Hughes “Dark Formations” performed by The New Music Players, New Music Vocal Ensemble and Richard Casey (pno)
Quartet; Chamber Concerto; Dark Formations; Strike! ; Sextet² Light Cuts Through Dark Skies; Orchids; A Buried Flame
This 2CD set features a number of compositions from Ed Hughes (who has studied composition with the likes of Alexander Goehr and Michael Finnissy). Performed by the New Music Players – an ensemble founded by Ed Hughes in 1990, it features some of the UK’s finest musicians.
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 with key artists 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org