Roger Smalley: Poles Apart

Roger Smalley: Poles Apart

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Release Date: 6 January 2004

The acclaimed Continuum Ensemble and pianist Douglas Finch in a selection of Roger Smalley's recent chamber and solo piano works: the disc includes the Piano Trio, Clarinet Trio, Chopin Variations, and piano quartet Crepuscule, togther with the Chopin mazurka and Brahms intermezzo which provided their inspiration.

Douglas Finch piano
Continuum Ensemble
Philip Headlam conductor


'This collection of chamber pieces shows that Smalley has certainly made his peace with the great tradition that he and so many of his contemporaries rejected in their youth... But the result is never tired neo-romanticism, but far more bracing, for Smalley has refracted that harmonic and gestural world through his own principles of organisation, creating a genuine and highly personal tension between that background and his invention.' The Guardian 


All works were recorded between 6-7 July and 17-18 September 2003 at St Jude's Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London

DAVID LEFEBER Recording Engineer & Producer 
DAVID LEFEBER Editing & mastering 

(P) 2004 NMC Recordings Ltd
© 2004 NMC Recordings Ltd

Catalogue number: NMC D083
Release Date: 6 January 2004