Classical Recording Producer & Editor

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2018 sees the launch of MPR Chamber Classics - recordings in the pipeline include:

Unrecorded British flute music with James Dutton (Flute) and Oliver Davies (Piano) including works by Armstrong Gibbs, Stanley Bate, Norman Demuth, Robin Milford, Leonard Salzedo and more... *

The Complete Music for String Quartet by Sir Hubert Parry on the 100th Anniversary of his death - Quartets 1, 2 & 3 and the Scherzo for String Quartet completed by Professor Jeremy Dibble, performed by the Archaeus Quartet*

String Quartets by Leonard Salzedo with the Archaeus Quartet*

Music for Violin and Piano by Arnold Cooke with Benedict Holland and Harvey Davies - to include the two Violin Sonatas, the Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin and the Duo for Violin and Viola**

Arnold Cooke Piano Trio, Piano Quartet and Piano Quintet** World premier recordings

ALSO - for MPR - Blue Plume - The Music of the Irish Guards with The Band of the Irish Guards, Director of Music Major Bruce Miller, recorded in the sumptuous acoustic of The Guards Chapel, London *

* Recording Engineer: Tony Faulkner** David Coyle RNCM

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Mike has been a professional recording producer and editor for almost 30 years, with hundreds of releases to his name, using his own SADiE system in his studio at home for editing and mastering. He brings to the studio his many years of experience as a top-flight professional instrumentalist and as a teacher at music college level. As well as recording  solo, chamber and orchestral music for such labels as ASV, BMG, Dutton, EMI, Linn, NAXOS, Universal, Virgin and Warner, Mike has his own recording label  (www.specialistrecording.com) who record military bands and brass to the highest symphonic and classical recording standards. He has recently started an additional recording label - MPR and the first releases appear in the CD shop on this website, to include military bands, brass and chamber music, as mentioned above.

During the past two decades Mike has, for example, produced many CDs of British chamber music for Dutton Epoch, he is currently recording the complete Piano music of Schumann for Hänssler Classics with the phenomenal German pianist Florian Ühlig and since the late 90s he has been the main recording producer for the excellent Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, producing and editing more than 40 recordings, for labels such as ASV, BMG and Warner Classics. He has also recorded British Orchestras such as the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, the LPO, the RPO, the City of London Sinfonia, the Scottish Ensemble and the Ulster Orchestra and with chamber groups such as the Archaeus, Dante and Sorrel Quartets, the London Piano Quartet, the Endymion Ensemble and the Pleyel Ensemble.

Mike is also working with NAXOS on their series of the complete wind band music of Sousa, recently recording Volumes 15 and 16 out of a total of 23 with the Royal Netherlands Navy Band. Volumes 17 and 18 were recorded early in 2016 with the wind orchestras of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance respectively, which are currently being edited. Volume 19 wasrecorded in January 2017 at the Royal College of Music and 20 was recorded, also very successfully, at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in September this year. Volume 21 is planned at the Birmingham Conservatoire in April 2018.

Some years ago Mike also had the pleasure of producing three CDs of Gabrieli’s Brass Music with Eric Crees and the London Symphony Brass for NAXOS. Mike has made a number of recordings with the Wallace Collection and the Michael Thompson Wind Ensemble and has made recordings for NAXOS with student groups including the Wind Orchestras of both the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He has recently taught some very successful classes with the MPerf students at the RNCM where he has now been asked to co-ordinate the very successful MPerf Recording Module and is involved in an annual recording at Trinity Laban with Stephen Montague, Gregory Rose and TL's senior Composition students. Mike has also worked on a number of recording projects sponsored by research funding from both the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.

SOME OF THE ARTISTES AND ENSEMBLES MIKE HAS RECORDED

ORCHESTRAS

Bournemouth Sinfonietta

City of London Sinfonia

East of England Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Orquésta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria

Orquésta Gaos (Galicia)

The Ulster Orchestra

The Scottish Ensemble

CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES

Archaeus Quartet

Dante Quartet

Endymion Ensemble

London Piano Quartet

Pleyel Ensemble

Sorrel Quartet

WIND ENSEMBLES

British Clarinet Ensemble

LPO Wind Ensemble

Michael Thompson Wind Ensemble

Michael Thompson Wind Quintet

Thurston Clarinet Quartet

Wind Ensemble of the OAE

BRASS ENSEMBLES

Guildhall School of Music & Drama Symphonic Brass Ensemble

London Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble

Royal Norwegian Navy Band Brass Ensemble

Symphonic Brass of London

The Wallace Collection

SOLOISTS

Ian Bousfield (Trombone)

Michael Dussek (Piano)

James Dutton (Flute)

Adam Fischer (Piano)

Philip Fowke (Piano)

Cristina Gallardo Domâs (Soprano)

Benedict Holland (Violin)

John Holloway (Violin)

Chris Houlding (Trombone)

Helen Keen (Flute)

David Kenedy (Cello)

Melinda Maxwell (Oboe)

Krysia Osostowicz (Violin)

David Owen Norris (Piano)

Alfredo Perl (Piano)

Jane Salmon (Cello)

Stephen Stirling (Horn)

Michael Thompson (Horn)

Florian Űhlig (Piano)

Mark van de Wiel (Clarinet)

John Wallace (Trumpet)

CHOIRS

The Guards Chapel Choir

The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea

National Youth Choir

MILITARY BANDS AND WIND BANDS

The Band of the Grenadier Guards

The Band of the Coldstream Guards

The Band of the Scots Guards

The Band of the Irish Guards

The Band of the Welsh Guards

The Band of The Blues and Royals

The Band of The Life Guards

The Band of the Royal Artillery

The Band and Bugles of The Rifles

The Band of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

The Band of the Royal Engineers

The Band of the Royal Signals

The Band of the King’s Division

The Light Cavalry Band

The Band of the Royal Logistic Corps

The Band of the Honourable Artillery Company

The RAF Central Band

The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps Band

The Royal Norwegian Army Band (Bergen)

The Royal Norwegian Navy Band

The Royal Swedish Navy Band

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama Wind Orchestra

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Wind Orchestra

The Royal College of Music Wind Orchestra

The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Wind Orchestra

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Wind Orchestra

Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra

EDUCATIONAL

Bromley Youth Chamber Orchestra

Bromley Youth Concert Band

Kent Youth Wind Orchestra

RNCM MPerf Course Recording Module Co-ordinator

Trinity College of Music New Music Recording Sessions

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Wind Orchestra

 


A few of Mike's releases