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Music from the Edge of Time

The EMAP project, with its pioneering research and painstaking reconstructions, is quite astonishing in its ambition, and the fourth instalment in our five-part recording series is one of the most ambitious yet. Around 40,000 years ago, towards the end of the last Ice Age, the upper Danube region was settled by anatomically modern humans. Traces of their daily life have […]

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Fraser Langton records Rory Boyle’s Burble

Rory Boyle‘s ‘Burble’ for solo clarinet was commissioned by and written for Fraser Langton while he was studying for a Master’s degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In this, the second of three behind-the-scenes videos made during recording sessions, we gain an insight into just how challenging – and rewarding – this music is to perform. Rory Boyle: music […]

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Praise for Buxton Orr’s Songs

On the eve of its release, Nicky Spence and Iain Burnside‘s Buxton Orr: Songs has garnered glowing praise from The Herald. Commending both the ambition of the project itself, and the performance and recording standards, Keith Bruce writes: ‘Without making it sound like missionary work by Scotland’s ridiculously prolific Delphian label, this is a very important release. […]

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Behind the scenes with Fraser Langton and James Willshire

As we look ahead to our March release, featuring music for clarinet by Rory Boyle, we are delighted to share behind the scenes footage from the recording sessions. Performed by Fraser Langton (clarinet), James Willshire (piano) and Trio Dramatis with Rosalind Ventris (viola), this is the second Delphian recording dedicated to Rory’s music and spans a near forty-year compositional period, […]

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In the studio this week…

The first few weeks of 2017 have been characteristically busy here at Delphian. January always sees a glut of recording sessions, which kicked off last week with The Marian Consort recording a series of contemporary Marian motets at St Michael’s Highgate. Next week, we record chamber music by Peter Maxwell Davies in Edinburgh with Hebrides […]

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Praise pours in for The Cellist of Sarajevo

David Wilde – extraordinary pianist and musician, pupil of Franz Reizenstein and Nadia Boulanger – is the veteran of nine Delphian piano recordings, documenting his remarkable Indian summer as a performer. More recently, Delphian has turned its attention to his compositional output, with a survey of the works that emerged from Wilde’s ‘Bosnian’ period, when he […]

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Classical Music interviews Paul Baxter and David Wilde

In this month’s Classical Music magazine, Susan Nickalls talks to Delphian’s Paul Baxter and pianist and composer David Wilde about David’s remarkable life and the pair’s unique working relationship. They first met in the year 2000 when Paul, then in the early days of establishing the label, was introduced to David by the composer Nigel Osborne, and […]

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Welcome to Siglo de Oro, Patrick Allies & Sam Corkin

A warm welcome to Delphian’s newest signings, Siglo de Oro, their director Patrick Allies and saxophonist Sam Corkin, whose debut recording Drop down, ye heavens: Advent antiphons for choir and saxophone was released last month to glowing reviews. Gramophone calls it ‘invigorating… this one hits you with its character and depth.’ Music Web International calls it ‘a most impressive […]

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