October New Release Information from Divine Art/Metier Records

I attach the press releases for October new CD titles on the Divine Art and Metier labels. The full press information for each release is attached as a PDF file.


MSV28523 Songs and Chamber Music by composer David Dubery

As a further release in our exploration of lyrical English Chamber Music (following MSV28520 – Music by Veale and Crawford and MSV 28522 Pipings and Bowings – Music by Hurd Milford and Blackford)  here we have a disc featuring some lovely pieces composed by David Dubery. Being largely self-taught he works in a traditional language preferring miniature to medium sized projects. His music is tonal, rooted in past traditions, and working with dancers and actors has ensured rhythm and movement play an integral part in its composition.

Musicians featured include Adrienne Murray (mezzo-soprano), John Turner (recorders), Paul Janes (piano), Craig Ogden (guitar), Peter Dixon (cello), Richard Simpson (oboe), Graham Salvage (bassoon), and Richard Williamson (viola).

28523 Dubery Songs and Chamber Music Press Release (95.7 KiB)


DDA25100 Russian Piano Music Volume 8 – Modest Mussorgsky

Continuing our series exploring Russian Piano Music, Volume 8 focuses on Modest Mussorgsky. Here Anthony Goldstone presents a fascinating insight into Mussorgsky’s piano music – and as usual features a number of first recordings. The full version of ‘Pictures’ as recorded here is the original manuscript version  and not the more common later revision which is considered by many to be less effective overall.

25100 RPM Vol 8 Mussorgsky (119.6 KiB)


DDA25030 J.S. Bach 4 Klavierkonzerte

In conjunction with the Scottish Baroque Soloists, pianist Peter Seivewright offers a highly accomplished recording of these masterpieces. In an extremely readable essay in the CD booklet, Seivewright invites the reader to question the views of some musicologists regarding the origins of these pieces.

25030 Seivewright Bach Piano Concertos (126.1 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 with several of the featured artists quite easily and quickly if you are interested.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly. Review copies will be available after 22nd August.

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