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Gianandrea Noseda Conductor of the Year 2016

Gianandrea Noseda was awarded Conductor of the Year at International Opera Awards 2016.

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BBC Music - May 2016 'The performers respond wholeheartedly to the unabashedly operatic religious message.'     

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"...Vivid and colourful, overall well balanced Dvorak performances. The orchestral play ...
"...Vivid and colourful, overall well balanced Dvorak performances. The orchestral playing is very fine and the sound recording is excellent."
Pizzicato magazine - June 2016

Editor's Choice

"...Listening to Kozhukhin, you’re left with one ...

Editor's Choice

"...Listening to Kozhukhin, you’re left with one thing: the music – incontestable, complete. Sinaisky and the Berliners are fully complicit in this endeavour, providing accompaniments of extraordinary sensitivity."

Gramophone magazine - May 2016
"...Now along comes this CD set from PENTATONE ... offering a spotless aural imag ...
"...Now along comes this CD set from PENTATONE ... offering a spotless aural image of a remarkable series of performances taken live from the stage of the LA Opera."
ClassicsToday.com - May 2016
"...The clear, natural-sounding recording gives more presence to the orchestra than you ...
"...The clear, natural-sounding recording gives more presence to the orchestra than you'd expect from an operetta recording, placing the voices within a broader texture."
Gramophone magazine - May 2016
"...One of the 20th century’s great conductors, Leopold Stokowski was also a pr ...
"...One of the 20th century’s great conductors, Leopold Stokowski was also a prolific transcriber of music for orchestra, creating a unique repertoire by bringing masterpieces to the concert hall that were often unfamiliar to audiences of the time. José Serebrier was Stokowski’s associate conductor in New York. Drawing on memories of his special quality of orchestral sound, Serebrier has revived and revised the best of these sumptuous arrangements."
Lisa Flynn - WFMT (Chicago) - June 2016

CD of the Week

"...Conductor Jose Serebrier has a ...

CD of the Week

"...Conductor Jose Serebrier has a unique perspective on the famous transcriptions of the legendary Leopold Stokowski, having worked with the Maestro as associate conductor in New York. Serebrier, a composer himself, revisits these striking transcriptions in recordings made with his Bournemouth Symphony from 2005 through 2009, newly compiled for this release. Works include the Bach Toccata and Fugue (as featured in Fantasia), the Boccherini Minuet, Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, and many others, all with the unmistakable Stokowski sound!"

KDFC Radio (USA) - May 2016
"...Serebrier was Stokowski’s assistant for several years in the 1960s, and Sto ...
"...Serebrier was Stokowski’s assistant for several years in the 1960s, and Stokowski thought really highly of him both as a composer…and as a conductor. In these recordings, Serebrier returns the favour with some marvellous stuff that makes for thoroughly entertaining listening."
David Mellor - Classic FM - April 2016
"...Such enjoyable performances... [Orchestre Régional de Cannes] play ... with ...
"...Such enjoyable performances... [Orchestre Régional de Cannes] play ... with great commitment, vivacity and style. Their Austrian artistic director and conductor Wolfgang Dörner is clearly sympathetic to and entirely at home with this repertoire."
Rob Maynard - MusicWeb-International.com - June 2016
"... a wholly charming disc. It is good to have so much fine Lanner music availab ...
"... a wholly charming disc. It is good to have so much fine Lanner music available ... Orchestre de Cannes play as to the manner born and the recorded sound is all one could wish."
Göran Forsling - MusicWeb-International - June 2016
"... [Lanner’s] music is attractive and it’s enjoyably performed here."
"... [Lanner’s] music is attractive and it’s enjoyably performed here."
Brian Wilson - MusicWeb-International.com - June 2016
"...There is nothing wrong with Olivier Chauzu’s playing, which is exemplary. ...
"...There is nothing wrong with Olivier Chauzu’s playing, which is exemplary. He is certainly able to reflect Schumann’s changing moods throughout ..."
Jonathan Welsh - MusicWeb-International.com - July 2016
"... a fascinating collection well played ..." ****
"... a fascinating collection well played ..." ****
Classical Music - June 2016
"... All in all, one appreciates Olivier Chauzu’s engaged, refined playing, wh ...
"... All in all, one appreciates Olivier Chauzu’s engaged, refined playing, which is without pretention… each of his discs reflects the portrayal of an artist of the highest calibre."   *****
Michel Stockhem - Diapason - May 2016

Programme ****     Performance *****     Recording ***** ...

Programme ****     Performance *****     Recording *****     Presentation ****

"There is an overwhelming sense of sincerity present in both the skilfully crafted new arrangements, made by the ensemble’s artistic directors, Simon Cox and Matthew Knight, and the execution of performance, which is characterised by an approach to sound concept and turn of phrase that is seemingly laced with historical consideration and musical purpose"

Tom Davoren - Brass Band World - June 2016
"Most of the items on this fine Renaissance brass disc are special arrangements of ...
"Most of the items on this fine Renaissance brass disc are special arrangements of choral music, the exception being three canzonas by Giovanni Gabrieli, adapted for modern instruments by Simon Cox and interleaved with his versions of three Gabrieli motets. There is relatively little change of mood between the animated canzona and the vocal style of the motet. Sacred pieces by Victoria, Lassus and Palestrina all evince a paradoxicaly delightful somber monotony and are beautifully intoned."
The Sunday Times - May 2016
"...José Luis Domínguez, who also conducts on this set, is a significant ...
"...José Luis Domínguez, who also conducts on this set, is a significant figure in Chilean music as a conductor. This ballet is his first large-scale symphonic work. It is little surprise that, like many conductor-composers, he has such a sure sense of orchestral balance and capability, something evident throughout this work."
Michael Wilkinson - MusicWeb-International.com - July 2016