Maximum Records

Maximum Records is an independent record label founded by Max Kenworthy in November 2007. It has a small but significant catalogue, details of which can be found below.

CDs can be purchased in New Zealand through Ode Records or from any good classical music shop, in the UK at Blackwells, Oxford, Heffers Sound, Cambridge, MMMusic, Edinburgh, or online by clicking the appropriate link.

Bach in Black

Bach in Black is the jazz-tempered trio’s debut CD recording. Bach meets jazz.

Max Kenworthy piano
Kyle Macdonald double bass
Tom Pierard drums

  1. Concerto in A minor, BWV 593
  2.     Allegro
  3.     Adagio
  4.     Allegro
  5. Prelude in E minor, BWV 855
  6. Aria, BWV 988
  7. Sinfonia and Andante, BWV 826
  8. Fugue in C minor, BWV 546 / Prelude in C minor, BWV 847
  9. Air in D, BWV 1068 *
  10. Prelude in G minor, BWV 861 *
  11. Prelude in A minor, BWV 889
  12. Prelude in G minor, BWV 885
  13. Badinerie, BWV 1067 *
  14. Erbarm' dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721 *
  15. Prelude in B flat minor, BWV 867
  16. Prelude in B flat major, BWV 866

* featuring Miriam Chote flute

All original material by J.S. Bach (except tracks 1-3)
All arrangements by the jazz-tempered trio

Recorded on 24, 25, 28 October 2007
at St. Andrew’s-on-the-Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Recording engineer: Neil Maddever
Recording producer: Max Kenworthy
Design: Matt Painter

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Four Hands / Four Feet

four hands / four feet is a live recording on the historic organ of Dunedin Town Hall, New Zealand. This CD was recently in the New Zealand Classical Chart top 10 for six weeks. 

  1. Handel
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  2. J.S. Bach
    Air in D (Orchestral Suite no. III, BWV 1068)
  3. J.S. Bach
    Badinerie (Orchestral Suite no. II, BWV 1067)
  4. Guilmant
    Cantilene Pastorale * (NSG)
  5. Merkel
    Psalm Sonata for Two Organists
  6.     (i) Allegro
  7.     (ii) Adagio
  8.     (iii) Final (fugue)
  9. Fauré
  10. Elgar
    Pomp and Circumstance March no. IV in G
  11. Albinoni
  12. Bourgeois
    Serenade for Organ Op. 22 * (MGK)
  13. Wagner
    Ride of the Valkyries

* solo items

Max Kenworthy and Nicholas Grigsby
Recorded live on 21 January 2007
Recording engineers: Robert Hagen, Neil Maddever
Design: Matt Painter

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Organum Maximum

organum maximum is the debut solo organ recording made by Max Kenworthy.

The recording was made in April 2006 on the Wellington Cathedral organ, and was in the New Zealand Classical Chart top 10 for four weeks.

  1. Buxtehude
    Praeludium in F sharp minor, BuxWV 146
  2. Schumann
    Canon in B minor, Op 56
  3. J.S. Bach
    Fantasia in G major, BWV 572
  4. Mendelssohn
    Sonata no. 3 in A major, Op 65
  5. Bairstow
    Allegro giocoso (Sonata in E flat)
  6. Bridge
    Adagio in E
  7. Franck
    Chorale no. 3 in A minor
  8. Dupré
    Te lucis ante terminum, Op 38, no 5
  9. Dupré
    Placare Christe servulis, Op 38, no 16

Max Kenworthy
Recorded on 26 — 28 April 2006
Recording engineer: Neil Maddever
Recording producers: Alastair Carey, Kate Lineham
Design: Matt Painter

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