Release projects for 2017: some are in production, others require support
Sailing Ships and Tarot Cards
Christopher de Groot
Melbourne-based Christopher de Groot is a fine composer with a passion for the highly textured colourful world of exotica. On this beautifully produced recording he invites the listener into a magical moonlit musical landscape. Superb.
Te Kōkī Trio: Martin Riseley (violin), Inbal Megiddo (cello), Jian Liu (piano)
A programme of Debussy from one of NZ's finest trios.
Natalia Mann (harp), David Long (guitars), Richard Nunns (taonga puoro)
A largely improvised recording structured around the haunting delicacy of Richard Nunns' evocative taonga puoro.
This album from Auckland-based saxophonist Jim Langabeer features some of the finest improvising musicians in New Zealand today, including Roger Manins, Chris O'Connor, and Neil Watson.
BANG! (working title)
Reuben Bradley Trio
Reuben's fourth album for Rattle picks up where Trio (2010, with Roger Manins and Mostyn Cole) left off, featuring Roger on sax and Brett Hirst on bass.
Henry Wong Doe and Eve de Castro-Robinson
Pianist Henry Wong Doe performs Mussorgsky's famous work inspired by paintings in a gallery, paired with 10 pieces written especially for this recording by Eve de Castro-Robinson inspired by works from the Wallace Art Collection.
A collection of new improvised sound explorations from the inimitable Phil Dadson.
Norman Meehan, Hayden Chisholm, Paul Dyne
A programme of contemporary music for jazz piano trio, featuring the superb Hayden Chisholm on saxophone.
Simon O'Neill, Terence Dennis
A programme of lieder performed by the remarkable Simon O'Neill, accompanied by the superb Terence Dennis, and produced by the estimable Kenneth Young.
Jade String Quartet
JSQ's debut release on Rattle features a programme of recent commissions by some of the quartet's favourite NZ composers, Karlo Margetic, John Elmsly, Rob Ellis, Leonie Holmes, Kenneth Young, Peter Scholes, David Hamilton, and Peter Adams.
The passing of black star (working title)
New Zealand Guitar Quartet
A brilliant programme of contemporary and traditional pieces arranged for guitar quartet, with works by Bach, Paine, Budos, Albeniz, and Utting.
Another Time Another Place
David Friesen Trio
Recorded live at the Contemporary Jazz Club in Auckland, American bassist David Friesen performs a set of original compositions with Reuben Bradley (drums) and Dixon Nacey (guitar).
A programme of French solo piano music, personal favourites selected and performed by Michael Houstoun.
The Gristle of Knuckles
Eve de Castro-Robinson
A programme of semi-improvised solo renditions of music composed by Eve de Castro-Robinson, featuring Ashley Brown, Callum Passells, John Bell, Nathan Haines, and others.
Scheduled for 2018
The Art of Black and White
An album of chamber works from New Zealand composer Lyell Cresswell, featuring Stephen de Pledge (piano), Christopher Bowen (tenor), and Jennifer Maybee (soprano).
Beethoven Cello Works
Inbal Megiddo (cello), Jian Liu (piano)
A two-disc set of sublime music for cello and piano.
Michael follows his extraordinary 14-CD boxed set of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas with this equally fine recording of Beethoven's famous set of variations, considered to be among the greatest music written for solo piano.
The complete Beethoven violin sonatas
Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova
Concluding Michael Houstoun's Beethoven series is this exceptional boxed set of the complete Beethoven violin sonatas, featuring the superb violinist, Bella Hrsitova.
An album of percussion works by Japanese master, Toru Takemitsu, performed by Portuguese maestro, Pedro Carneiro.
The Price of Fish
David Bowater and Rob Sinclair
Artfully composed and produced songs that explore an often surreal emotional landscape.