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CD Releases February 2023
A double CD from Frank Denyer, plus 3 single discs that will brighten your days.
There’s a special offer of all 4 new albums for just £38 including postage.
John Cage Number Pieces Box Set
£32 + £3 postage worldwide
at178x4 John Cage ‘Number Pieces’
In its second pressing, the 4-CD box set of Apartment House playing Cage’s number pieces was top of The Wire’s year list for modern composition, and also #4 in The Guardian’s best classical releases for 2021.
“Apartment House’s performances are wonderfully committed. Every note is there, you sense, for a reason, revealing the strange beauty in these works. The whole set is a revelation”. (The Guardian)
Morton Feldman Piano box set
at144x5 Morton Feldman Piano
Our best-selling release remains the 5-CD box set of Morton Feldman’s music for solo piano, wonderfully played by Philip Thomas. Philip’s interpretations of Feldman’s exquisite music received an overwhelming critical response.
Youtube extracts: Triadic Memories Intermission 5 Extensions 3 Music for the Lipton film
£33 + £3 postage worldwide
at204 ‘Slow poem for Stiebler’
Biliana Voutchkova & Sarah Davachi
First appearance on Another Timbre for Sarah Davachi, working together with Biliana Voutchkova to produce a duo for violin and reed organ, which extends a series of short gestures from Ernstalbrecht Stiebler’s composition ‘Für Biliana’ into slowly expanding harmonic suspensions, highlighting the simple beauty and fragility of the intervals and chords.
at205 Marco Baldini ‘Vesperi’
Seven compositions by another excellent young composer who you may not have heard of, but whose music is well worth your time. Marco Baldini writes slow, compelling music for low strings and marimba. Three of the pieces are based on works by sixteenth century composers, while the others are original compositions which share a beautiful and foreboding aesthetic.
at206 Eden Lonsdale ‘Clear and Hazy Moons’
Debut CD from an exciting and phenomenally talented young composer. If you don’t believe us, just listen to the extracts below.
Three pieces played by Apartment House, and one by Rothko Ensemble.
at203x2 Frank Denyer ‘Melodies’
An extraordinary double CD which arose from Frank Denyer’s ethno-musicological studies in the 1970’s, which forced him to go back to basics and ask himself ‘what is a melody?’ and ‘what is a note?’ Frank answered these questions by composing a series of 25 pieces starting from single-note melodies, through melodies with 2, 3 or 4 notes, ending with more complex pieces with 14- and 15-note melodies. A wonderful double CD, with a 24-page booklet containing an essay by Frank describing the project.
at188 Magnus Granberg
‘How Lonely Sits the City?’
Another superlative, haunting work by Magnus Granberg and his group Skogen. Recorded during the Covid pandemic, its mood of strange, fragile melancholy fittingly reflects that disconcerting year.
at189 ‘The Pankow-Park Sessions’ Ernstalbrecht Stiebler & Tilman Kanitz
In his mid-80’s veteran composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler started improvising, with fellow-Berliner Tilman Kanitz. The results are totally unexpected. Six duos for piano & cello.
at192 Katelyn Clark & Isaiah Ceccarelli
Eight collaborative tracks for organ and percussion by the Canadian duo, who have worked together for over a decade, and here produce a unique music that could be described as quietly monumental.
at190 Klaus Lang - ‘Tehran Dust’
Three chamber pieces by Austrian composer Klaus Lang, plus two arrangements by Klaus of early music by Johannes Ockeghem and Pierre de la Rue.
Beautifully played by Trio Amos & Klaus Lang
at191 Johnny Chang & Keir GoGwilt
‘hope lies fallow’ contains six pieces developed by Johnny and Keir from music by Hildegard van Bingen and Orlando de Lassus. Stunningly beautiful.
Three violin duets, + three tracks for violins and the voice of Celeste Oram.
at193 John Tilbury plays Terry Riley
Archive recordings from 30+ years ago of John Tilbury playing Terry Riley’s two ‘Keyboard Studies’ and ‘Dorian Reeds’. Essential.
at198 John Cage ‘Hymkus’
Three relatively late works: ‘Two’, the first of the number pieces, for flute and piano
‘Thoreau Drawings’, from the 70’s for
ensemble and field recording
‘Hymnkus’, from the year before Cage
embarked on the number pieces.
at197 Tim Parkinson ‘an album’
Long overdue release of chamber music by experimental composer Tim Parkinson. One piece for solo violin, two duos for violin & piano, a quintet and a septet.
Youtube extract 1 (violin & piano)
at196 Allison Cameron ‘Somatic Refrain’
Another of Canada’s determinedly individual composers. Four varied and unusual chamber works, three played by Apartment House and one by the Allison Cameron Band.
Youtube extract 1 (Apartment House)
at195 John Lely ‘Meander Selection’
Recent chamber works by John Lely, whose music Apartment House have been playing for twenty years. Four string quartets, two solo piano works, and one miniature for electronics played by the composer.
at194 Kory Reeder ‘Codex Vivere’
A beautiful 72-minute piece, specially written for Apartment House by the young and highly-regarded Texas-based composer. Just listen to the extract.
at199 Evan Johnson - L’art de toucher
Five works from Evan Johnson’s unique, whispering soundworld. Three pieces in the ‘L’art de toucher le clavecin’ series, with ‘thaes ofereode’ for cello and voice, and ‘Plan and section of the same reservoir’ played by Trio Accanto. Youtube extract
at200 Jürg Frey ‘Borderland Melodies’
Three wonderful recent compositions by acclaimed Swiss composer Jürg Frey - ‘Movement, Ground, Fragility’, ‘L’état de simplicité’ and ‘Borderland Melodies’. All beautifully played by Apartment House
at201 Bryn Harrison ‘A Coiled Form’
Highly-acclaimed and extraordinary 50-minute piece for solo violin by Bryn Harrison, played with tireless virtuosity by Sarah Saviet
at202 Martin Iddon ‘Naiads’
Apartment House perform a set of five subte, enigmatic chamber pieces by Martin Iddon. “The music seems to hover above the listener as though on the edge of silence” Roz Milner
Upcoming Releases, April 2023
Sales to EU countries
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at207 Pauline Oliveros ‘Sound Pieces’
Apartment House realise six works by the pioneering US experimentalist. Five are text scores for open instrumentation, and the last - and longest by some way - is ‘Peace/Tree’, an extraordinary trio for piano, violin and cello.
Brilliant performances of music that is too rarely heard.
Youtube extract 1 ‘Quintessential’
at208 Adrián Demoč ‘Neha’
Two orchestral works by the Spanish-based Slovak composer, whose previous discs have been received extremely well.
‘Neha’ (Tenderness) is a wonderfully restrained work for large orchestra, while ‘Popínavá hudba’ is a more intimate piece following a simple but ever-shifting melodic line.
at209 Magnus Granberg
‘Evening Star, Vesper Bell’
Apartment House again, and once more on brilliant form, working with Magnus Granberg for the first time to produce a gorgeously sensual performance of a 50-minute work written specially for them. Just great music.
at210 Laurence Crane
Haunting, prize-winning work for voice, piano and electronics, which manages to address the ecological crisis without being preachy. Essential music, written for, and exquisitely performed by, Juliet Fraser and Mark Knoop. It’s almost like a Lieder recital, but turns into something completely different. Unforgettable.