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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.

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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BBC Chamber Winner

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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Barry Douglas Podcast

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Artistic Quality 10      Sound Quality 9      Overall Impression 10
“…Meisinger's style is as fervent as it is brilliant, with great passion and technically highly masterful… this is a very beautiful recording with an exciting repertoire.”
Artistic Quality 10      Sound Quality 9      Overall Impression 10
“…Meisinger's style is as fervent as it is brilliant, with great passion and technically highly masterful… this is a very beautiful recording with an exciting repertoire.”
Guido Krawinkel – Klassik-Heute.de – 19 January 2022
“…This recital is immensely satisfying and provides many rewards for the listener on repeated listening. Unreservedly recommended.”
“…This recital is immensely satisfying and provides many rewards for the listener on repeated listening. Unreservedly recommended.”
Brendan G Carroll – Musical Opinion Quarterly – January/March 2022

Performance ****½       Sonics****½

“…all three sonatas are in the realm of ‘extended’ melodious music, by which I mean: No experimental stuff, but thorough craftsmanship, building on proven compositional styles…. BIS has set the scene for some remarkable discoveries. Not knowing any of the three, it was for me like a trip through wonderland. Full of striking detail; offering new vistas at every turn. Their strengths do not lie in delivering ‘shock waves’, but, as I see it, in allowing competent players to shine through carefully laying out an inspiring musical fundament…. exceptionally well thought-through release.”

Performance ****½       Sonics****½

“…all three sonatas are in the realm of ‘extended’ melodious music, by which I mean: No experimental stuff, but thorough craftsmanship, building on proven compositional styles…. BIS has set the scene for some remarkable discoveries. Not knowing any of the three, it was for me like a trip through wonderland. Full of striking detail; offering new vistas at every turn. Their strengths do not lie in delivering ‘shock waves’, but, as I see it, in allowing competent players to shine through carefully laying out an inspiring musical fundament…. exceptionally well thought-through release.”

Adrian Quanjier – HR Audio.net – 9 January 2022
Interpretation **** (Very Good)      Sound Quality ***** (Excellent)     Repertoire Value *** (Good)      Booklet * (Below Average)
“… The courage to create something new, something that has never been on the music market, finds a captivating sound on this CD, both instrumentally and vocally. Every instrument gets clear, often very extravagant sound lines in which it can unfold and the more often you hear "Songs & Poems", the more facets of sound you discover. This is absolute feel-good music, always refined and completely unexpected with abysmal sound effects with goose bumps across the stylistic epochs in symbiosis with Asian influences. What begins as a dancer-like menuet continues to pulsate in our sense of time in "There - on a mountain" and transforms seamlessly into an exotic Chinese melody in "Do you know". Rarely do you hear strings in such a diverse range, and old instruments develop such a multi-faceted world of sound.”
Interpretation **** (Very Good)      Sound Quality ***** (Excellent)     Repertoire Value *** (Good)      Booklet * (Below Average)
“… The courage to create something new, something that has never been on the music market, finds a captivating sound on this CD, both instrumentally and vocally. Every instrument gets clear, often very extravagant sound lines in which it can unfold and the more often you hear "Songs & Poems", the more facets of sound you discover. This is absolute feel-good music, always refined and completely unexpected with abysmal sound effects with goose bumps across the stylistic epochs in symbiosis with Asian influences. What begins as a dancer-like menuet continues to pulsate in our sense of time in "There - on a mountain" and transforms seamlessly into an exotic Chinese melody in "Do you know". Rarely do you hear strings in such a diverse range, and old instruments develop such a multi-faceted world of sound.”
Michaela Schabel – klassik.com – 13 January 2022
Interpretation **** (Very Good)      Sound Quality **** (Very Good)     Repertoire Value **** (Very Good)      Booklet *** (Good)
“… These sorts of upscale popular music have a best attorney in Kenneth Alwyn. He was one of the most distinguished conductors in Great Britain in this genre between 1950 and 2000 and was associated with the BBC Concert Orchestra for over forty years. This not only ensures authenticity of the recording, but also manifests itself in the right feeling for timing, a cleverly dosed alternation of drive and sentiment and the organic build-up of increases… The high-gloss sound of the recording invites you to relax and is not only recommended for fans of British 'light music'.”
Interpretation **** (Very Good)      Sound Quality **** (Very Good)     Repertoire Value **** (Very Good)      Booklet *** (Good)
“… These sorts of upscale popular music have a best attorney in Kenneth Alwyn. He was one of the most distinguished conductors in Great Britain in this genre between 1950 and 2000 and was associated with the BBC Concert Orchestra for over forty years. This not only ensures authenticity of the recording, but also manifests itself in the right feeling for timing, a cleverly dosed alternation of drive and sentiment and the organic build-up of increases… The high-gloss sound of the recording invites you to relax and is not only recommended for fans of British 'light music'.”
Karin Cooper – klassik.com – 10 January 2022
Interpretation **** (Very Good)      Sound Quality **** (Very Good)     Repertoire Value *** (Good)      Booklet **** (Very Good)
“… this CD as a whole can be described as a discovery … Kiesler has definitely closed an existing gap in the repertoire with the orchestra of the University of Michigan. Finally, it should also be mentioned that all recordings are of a high tonal quality - especially in the orchestral songs, but also in the piano concerto, a careful balance between soloist and orchestra was maintained…”
Interpretation **** (Very Good)      Sound Quality **** (Very Good)     Repertoire Value *** (Good)      Booklet **** (Very Good)
“… this CD as a whole can be described as a discovery … Kiesler has definitely closed an existing gap in the repertoire with the orchestra of the University of Michigan. Finally, it should also be mentioned that all recordings are of a high tonal quality - especially in the orchestral songs, but also in the piano concerto, a careful balance between soloist and orchestra was maintained…”
Dr Michael Loos – klassik.com – 30 December 2021
“… The right person to rediscover de Boismortier's score is the conductor and harpsichordist György Vashegyi. He has shaped the Hungarian early music scene since the 1990s and has a good reputation internationally with the ensembles he founded at the time, the Purcell Choir and the Orfeo Orchestra. With a sense of style, he enlivens the entertaining sequence of elegant, colorfully orchestrated melodies. For the vocal side, an experienced vocal sextet with experts like Chantal Santon Jeffery and Judith Wanroij is on hand, whose sublime phrasing, finely woven trills and ornaments are listened to with pleasure.”
“… The right person to rediscover de Boismortier's score is the conductor and harpsichordist György Vashegyi. He has shaped the Hungarian early music scene since the 1990s and has a good reputation internationally with the ensembles he founded at the time, the Purcell Choir and the Orfeo Orchestra. With a sense of style, he enlivens the entertaining sequence of elegant, colorfully orchestrated melodies. For the vocal side, an experienced vocal sextet with experts like Chantal Santon Jeffery and Judith Wanroij is on hand, whose sublime phrasing, finely woven trills and ornaments are listened to with pleasure.”
Karin Cooper – klassik.com – 26 December 2021
Review for entire series
Interpretation ****      Sound Quality ****      Repertoire value **** Booklet ******
Review for entire series
Interpretation ****      Sound Quality ****      Repertoire value **** Booklet ******
Thomas Gehrig –klassik,com – 17 December 2021

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