Our Music NMC Recordings Colossos or Panic | Alexander Goehr Goehr’s orchestral evocation of Goya’s terrifying painting, Colossos, is coupled with the premiere recording of his early cantata The Deluge, inspired by Eisenstein’s notes for a film based on writings by Leonardo da Vinci (the film was never completed). The neo-classical Little Symphony, which uses the chordal structure of Mussorgsky’s ‘Catacombs’ from Pictures at an Exhibition as a harmonic backbone, is performed by the Dutch chamber orchestra, ASKO Ensemble. Claire Booth soprano Hilary Summers contralto Birmingham Contemporary Music Group BBC Symphony Orchestra ASKO I Schönberg Ensemble Oliver Knussen conductor '… a force to be reckoned with in British music…an impressive musical span, which Knussen energises quite wonderfully' The Guardian'… profound and original…' The Times‘Colossos or Panic was inspired by the famous Goya paining of a giant bestriding a landscape peopled by terrified Lilliputian humans below. Goehr’s incisive and lucid post-Schoenbergian idiom here delivers a highly dramatic study in the interplay of musical stasis and movement.' BBC Music Magazine Buy Now NMC Recordings is an award-winning record label with charitable status. They believe that new music is a dynamic and engaging art-form and seek to inspire and challenge audiences.