Nicolas Hodges


Birtwistle: Antiphonies/Slow Frieze

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Antiphonies (1992, rev. 2003)*

Nicolas Hodges, piano
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Stefan Asbury, conductor

Slow Frieze (1996)†
Nicolas Hodges, piano
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

Panic (1995)
Marcus Weiss, saxophone
Christian Dierstein, percussion
Windkraft Tirol
Kasper de Roo, conductor

Crowd (2005)†
Antonia Schreiber, harp

* first recording of revised version
† first recording, supervised by the composer

Metronome MET CD 1079

Harrison Birtwistle celebrated his 80th birthday in 2014, and has for many years been lauded as one of Britain’s greatest composers, perhaps the greatest since Purcell. This recording contains major works from the 1990s - Antiphonies, Slow Frieze and Panic - with Crowd, a solo harp work written in 2005, as an epilogue. My first performance of Antiphonies, with BBC Scottish SO and Martyn Brabbins in 1999, marked the first time Harry and I worked closely together. I had also heard the first performance of Slow Frieze, and it was clear to me that the two works should be presented together. Since these recordings were made, my working relationship with Harry has continued with the premieres of two new solo works, the Gigue Machine (2011), and Variations from the Golden Mountain (2014). The collaboration is, happily, ongoing.

Boulez: Complete Piano Works

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Boulez: Complete Piano Works
Michael Wendeberg
(with Nicolas Hodges in Structures I & II)

Structures I & II were recorded at the Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 5-6 and 8-9 August 2019.

Two realisations of Structures II Chapitre 2 were recorded.

Release: bastille musique, 8 January 2021.

Dufourt: L’Origine du monde and On the wings of the morning

Dufourt: Surgir
by ensemble recherche, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Ensemble Nikel, Remix Ensemble, Yaron Deutsch, Nicolas Hodges

WDR Sinfonieorchester, Johannes Kalitzke - Surgir
Nicolas Hodges, Remix Ensemble, Peter Rundel - L’Origine du monde
Nicolas Hodges, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Ilan Volkov - On the wings of the morning

Jean-Pierre Collot, ensemble recherche - L’Afrique d’après Tiepolo
ensemble recherche - L’Asie d’après Tiepolo
ensemble recherche - L’Europe d’après Tiepolov
Jean-Pierre Collot, ensemble recherche - L’Amérique d’après Tiepolo
Yaron Deutsch - La Cité des saules 12:38
Yaron Deutsch, Brian Archinal, S. Peters, J. Aylward, P. Veale, C. Rosman, M. Chiacchiarini - Hommage à Charles Nègre
Ensemble Nikel - L’Ile sonnante
Ensemble Nikel - L’Atelier rouge d’après Matisse
Yaron Deutsch, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Sylvain Cambreling - L’Enclume du rêve d’après Chillida

Buy at bandcamp here.

Beat Furrer: Piano Concerto

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Beat Furrer: Piano Concerto

Wolfgang Rihm: Fetzen

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