This is an ingenious recital, excellently planned and played. With a spacious but focused recording set-up, strands come through with clarity. This is a challenging and successful recital.” —Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International
All three works presented are valuable and the Camilleri concerto should now find a place in programmes that feature Bartok’s sonata. A thought provoking and rewarding issue.” —David Hackbridge Johnson, MusicWeb International
Revelatory clarity… this excellent CD opens with the premiere (and so far, the only) recording of Charles Camilleri’s stunning Concerto for two pianos and percussion. The recital of these three excellent works is superb. The recording is ideal.” —John France, MusicWeb International
The ballet suites are a dark and sombre affair, epic in proportions and impressively bold. Yet they have their more introverted moments of profound reflection. Haunting, ghostly and ethereal are adjectives I would use to describe the general tenor. The soloists and choir are raptly intense and Kitaenko directs a sure-footed account. The imaginative and colourful orchestration [of Tempo Costante], drawing on a resourceful array of percussion, confers a kaleidoscopic sonic blend. The recordings sound fresh and vibrant. This captivating release will no doubt stir me on to explore more of this composer’s strikingly potent music.” —Stephen Greenbank, MusicWeb International
Spectral music fits right in with the Métier label’s focus of contemporary music, leaning more towards the adventurous side. Marilyn Nonken is one of the most celebrated champions of modern piano music in the USA and Joshua Fineberg is a leading light in the younger generation of spectral composers. Their album, ‘Voix Voilées’, (which also […]
With his new ‘Sonic Fictions’ recording out this month, Joshua Fineberg has become a leader in new music. Josh recently spoke with ’15 Questions’, a music magazine that interviews the most iconic and interesting artists of our time. Read the full interview here.
Phew… it may have taken 26 years but then for the first 15 of those we ran the label as a part time hobby to support musicians – now it’s a full time occupation to support musicians. But May sees the 500th release from Divine Art group labels (see ‘future releases’ for details – MJD […]