The London Sinfonietta's classic recording of Birtwistle’s landmark scores, Secret Theatre and Silbury Air, is reissued in NMC's Ancora series.
Elgar Howarth conductor
'No more exciting recording of contemporary music than this has appeared for many a day. It celebrates the virtues, and the virtuosity, of the London Sinfonietta and also celebrates the Sinfonietta’s long association with Harrison Birtwistle, including three of the four most substantial works he has written for them. It is Secret Theatre that makes this new recording special.' Gramophone
The Ancora Series is supported by Arts Council England
The works on this disc were recorded in January 1987 in Conway Hall, London.
Engineer: MARTIN HASKELL
Producer: ROY EMERSON
Remastering: DAVID LEFEBER for Metier Productions
(P) 2008 NMC Recordings Ltd
© 2008 NMC Recordings Ltd