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Update: 4th Jan 2022

During the current unprecedented situation, Chandos Records continues to trade as normally as possible. As many of our staff are working remotely, we would ask you to submit any queries online here rather than by telephone. CD orders are being despatched on the next working day, but understandably due to the pandemic delivery times will vary and take significantly longer than usual, depending on your location. Please note there are also countries ‘on suspension’ by UK’s Royal Mail. We thank you for your understanding.

 

BBC Music Mag Awards

Three Chandos releases noimated for 2022 Awards!

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Presto Record of Year

English Music for Strings is Presto Music's 2021 Pick

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Gramophone Awards

Peter Grimes named 'Record of the Year!'

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Sinfonia of London debut!

SoL & John Wilson make stunning Proms debut

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Recording with Sir Roger

Francesca Dego shares experiences in the Strad

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The Times Album of Week

The Times name Donohoe's Busoni highlight of the week

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BBC R3 Record of Week

Bruckner is Record Review's pick of the week!

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Thais wins Juno Award!

Sir Andrew Davis disc wins Best Classical Album (Vocal)

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BBC Orchestral Winner

Wilson & SoL's Respighi wins BBC Orchestral Award

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Little & Lane win BBC Chamber Award

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The Prison wins a GRAMMY

Smyth premiere recording wins at March 2021 awards.

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“… Jakob Kullberg has fine fingers and plays with smooth determination. The orchestras work with him well, and the balance and recorded sound are fine…”
“… Jakob Kullberg has fine fingers and plays with smooth determination. The orchestras work with him well, and the balance and recorded sound are fine…”
David W Moore – American Record Guide – January/February 2022
“… The performances here leave nothing to be desired technically. The singing and playing are all we expect from seasoned professionals. The soloists may not be stars, but they discharge their responsibilities with aplomb…”
“… The performances here leave nothing to be desired technically. The singing and playing are all we expect from seasoned professionals. The soloists may not be stars, but they discharge their responsibilities with aplomb…”
William J Gatens – American Record Guide – January/February 2022
“…Valerio Contaldo … is … commanding in the title role, singing with a mellifluous tenor … The rest of the superlative cast includes the pure-voiced Mariana Flores as Musica and Euridice, Salvo Vitale as a forbidding Caronte, and Giuseppina Bridelli, expressive as the Messenger … The Chamber Chorus of Namur sing with style; and the magnificent instrumental ensemble, including particularly pleasurable contributions from the lutes, brings the interludes to life with exuberance and precision.”
“…Valerio Contaldo … is … commanding in the title role, singing with a mellifluous tenor … The rest of the superlative cast includes the pure-voiced Mariana Flores as Musica and Euridice, Salvo Vitale as a forbidding Caronte, and Giuseppina Bridelli, expressive as the Messenger … The Chamber Chorus of Namur sing with style; and the magnificent instrumental ensemble, including particularly pleasurable contributions from the lutes, brings the interludes to life with exuberance and precision.”
Allan Altman – American Record Guide – January/February 2022
“… These performances are first rate. Soprano Susana Gaspar who sang in Vol. 1, has a rich creamy voice with a mezzo timbre. She is joined here by baritone Ricardo Panela, a singer with a pleasing voice and commanding delivery. The three Portuguese artists together offer winsome performance to further enhance our exposure to songs of this fine composer. Kudos to Naxos for broadening our musical horizons with this thoroughly enjoyable album…”
“… These performances are first rate. Soprano Susana Gaspar who sang in Vol. 1, has a rich creamy voice with a mezzo timbre. She is joined here by baritone Ricardo Panela, a singer with a pleasing voice and commanding delivery. The three Portuguese artists together offer winsome performance to further enhance our exposure to songs of this fine composer. Kudos to Naxos for broadening our musical horizons with this thoroughly enjoyable album…”
Robert A Moore – American Record Guide – January/February 2022
“… The other pieces may win your heart immediately; this one [String Quartet No. 5] will reward concentration. The ARC Ensemble is nearly flawless, and they play with a rich, romantic approach. The sound is excellent as well…”
“… The other pieces may win your heart immediately; this one [String Quartet No. 5] will reward concentration. The ARC Ensemble is nearly flawless, and they play with a rich, romantic approach. The sound is excellent as well…”
Stephen Estep – American Record Guide – January/February 2022
“… we are given a female mezzo-soprano to sing Vologeso himself and Rachel Kelly’s beautiful, flexible voice is up to the task of Jommelli’s sometimes challenging vocal writing. Gemma Summerfield as the beloved Berenice is also very convincing, and Stuart Jackson has no difficulty with Lucio Vero’s music. There are no baritones or basses in this opera, so the ear risks some vocal ennui, but the singing is so passionate and skilful that I don’t think it will cause anyone much difficulty. The Mozartists play splendidly under Page’s impassioned direction. Anyone with an interest in operas of this period will be amply rewarded for acquiring this set…”
“… we are given a female mezzo-soprano to sing Vologeso himself and Rachel Kelly’s beautiful, flexible voice is up to the task of Jommelli’s sometimes challenging vocal writing. Gemma Summerfield as the beloved Berenice is also very convincing, and Stuart Jackson has no difficulty with Lucio Vero’s music. There are no baritones or basses in this opera, so the ear risks some vocal ennui, but the singing is so passionate and skilful that I don’t think it will cause anyone much difficulty. The Mozartists play splendidly under Page’s impassioned direction. Anyone with an interest in operas of this period will be amply rewarded for acquiring this set…”
David Reynolds – American Record Guide – January/February 2022
“… Given how many recordings there are of the Schubert, what could possibly distinguish this one? Quite a bit actually. Pianist Jean Redon is having transports of joy as he plays … Even though this is such familiar music, it doesn’t sound inevitable, and II has genuine pathos. IV is a pleasure, with fiery ensemble and an authentic Schubertian sound…”
“… Given how many recordings there are of the Schubert, what could possibly distinguish this one? Quite a bit actually. Pianist Jean Redon is having transports of joy as he plays … Even though this is such familiar music, it doesn’t sound inevitable, and II has genuine pathos. IV is a pleasure, with fiery ensemble and an authentic Schubertian sound…”
John Dutterer – American Record Guide – January/February 2022
“… This recording is so good I can’t imagine it better. Golding and Bowden are splendid in their roles, as is Margaret Neville as the Princess who must float some very high notes and be capable of coloratura and trills… Charles Groves leads the score with affection and humor. The sound is excellent monaural…Any lovers of Holst’s music or music from this era will enjoy this!”
“… This recording is so good I can’t imagine it better. Golding and Bowden are splendid in their roles, as is Margaret Neville as the Princess who must float some very high notes and be capable of coloratura and trills… Charles Groves leads the score with affection and humor. The sound is excellent monaural…Any lovers of Holst’s music or music from this era will enjoy this!”
David Reynolds – American Record Guide – January/February 2022

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