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Gramophone Awards Lists

3 of our recordings are shortlisted in the Chamber and Solo Vocal sections!

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Congrats to our new CBE!

Sarah Connolly and Gerald Finley recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Orchestral Choice

'Every detail is clear and well placed in these excellent recordings.'

BBC Music, July 2017

 

Jiří Bělohlávek (1946-2017)

The leading conductor passed away on June 1st, after a long-term illness. He leaves behind him a tremendous discography, including major recordings with the Czech Philharmonic and BBC Symphony Orchestras.  Click here for more.

 

Editor's Choice

'Technical perfection allied to insight'

Gramophone (June 2017)

 

Welcome to Federico Colli

Leeds Competition winner embarks on a Scarlatti series

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Latest Reviews

“...the English song tradition continues to bear fruit ...”

“...the English song tradition continues to bear fruit ...”

Rob Barnett MusicWeb-International.com 9 August 2017

“...This is a musically satisfying disc which opens new horizons.”

“...This is a musically satisfying disc which opens new horizons.”

Johan van Veen MusicWeb-International.com 9 August 2017

“...This is music which deserves a wider currency, and these performances are both convincing and rich in musical insights.”

“...This is music which deserves a wider currency, and these performances are both convincing and rich in musical insights.”

Stephen Greenbank MusicWeb-International.com 9 August 2017

“...The disc is, as usual from BIS, magnificently well recorded  ... Håkan Hardenberg and the Gothenburg players under John Storgårds negotiate the difficulties without breaking a sweat and produce a lot of exciting sounds... enthusiastically recommended ...”

“...The disc is, as usual from BIS, magnificently well recorded  ... Håkan Hardenberg and the Gothenburg players under John Storgårds negotiate the difficulties without breaking a sweat and produce a lot of exciting sounds... enthusiastically recommended ...”

Dave Billinge MusicWeb-International.com 9 August 2017

Recording of the Month

“An absolute delight. Highly recommended.”

Recording of the Month

“An absolute delight. Highly recommended.”

Ian Lace MusicWeb-International.com 10 August 2017

“... If Bechara El-Khoury is a new name to you then this CD might make a good start ... The wonderfully committed performances must have delighted the composer and the recordings are clear and detailed ...”

“... If Bechara El-Khoury is a new name to you then this CD might make a good start ... The wonderfully committed performances must have delighted the composer and the recordings are clear and detailed ...”

Gary Higginson MusicWeb-International.com 10 August 2017
"Beethoven's massive and confounding Diabelli Variations isn't the obvious choice for a debut disc, but the young Italian pianist Filippo Gorini seems drawn to the strange drama of this martial little tune and its mysterious decorations... It is brave, original playing for a musician of any age." *****
"Beethoven's massive and confounding Diabelli Variations isn't the obvious choice for a debut disc, but the young Italian pianist Filippo Gorini seems drawn to the strange drama of this martial little tune and its mysterious decorations... It is brave, original playing for a musician of any age." *****
Kate Molleson - The Guardian - 18 August 2017
"...the music here us absolutely splendid."
"...the music here us absolutely splendid."
Edward Clark - Musical Opinion Quarterly April-June 2017

“... Four charming miniatures complete this delightful disc of the byways of Tchaikovsky’s piano output.”  ****

“... Four charming miniatures complete this delightful disc of the byways of Tchaikovsky’s piano output.”  ****

Colin Clarke International Piano magazine September/October 2017

“Bavouzet’s zeal for this music is everywhere evident, including in his booklet ‘Performer’s Note’... Superb in all respects.” *****

“Bavouzet’s zeal for this music is everywhere evident, including in his booklet ‘Performer’s Note’... Superb in all respects.” *****

Colin Clarke International Piano magazine September/October 2017
“... With finely achieved performances and sound throughout, this is a safely recommendable disc.” ****
“... With finely achieved performances and sound throughout, this is a safely recommendable disc.” ****
Guy Rickards International Piano magazine September/October 2017

“...There’s a beautiful balance between orchestral grandeur and a chamber-like intimacy throughout both concertos that informs the playing of both Sudbin and the excellent Tapiola Sinfonietta. The effect is of a front-row perspective without overwhelming the listener, so that all the details of Sudbin’s mercurial playing and the superb accompaniment marshalled by Vänska are captured with utmost clarity... A splendid conclusion to the cycle.” *****

“...There’s a beautiful balance between orchestral grandeur and a chamber-like intimacy throughout both concertos that informs the playing of both Sudbin and the excellent Tapiola Sinfonietta. The effect is of a front-row perspective without overwhelming the listener, so that all the details of Sudbin’s mercurial playing and the superb accompaniment marshalled by Vänska are captured with utmost clarity... A splendid conclusion to the cycle.” *****

Guy Rickards International Piano magazine September/October 2017
“The excellent soprano Camilla Tilling brings us a fascinating program contrasting Gluck and Mozart arias. Tilling’s vocal competence is never in question: she has a lovely, floating tone that she uses exquisitely in this music... The Musica Saeculorum is an excellent period orchestra that adds color to the proceedings, and Maestro von Steinaecker leads with authority and flexibility. Excellent sound with enough space around the voice to make it glow.” 
“The excellent soprano Camilla Tilling brings us a fascinating program contrasting Gluck and Mozart arias. Tilling’s vocal competence is never in question: she has a lovely, floating tone that she uses exquisitely in this music... The Musica Saeculorum is an excellent period orchestra that adds color to the proceedings, and Maestro von Steinaecker leads with authority and flexibility. Excellent sound with enough space around the voice to make it glow.” 
David Reynolds American Record Guide July/August 2017

“...The entire album is performed with blazing conviction and close attention to the text and dramatic situation. These are arias of determination, desperation, and desolation; and Stoyanova helps me believe in each heroine’s specific crisis. Her beautiful pianissimo nigh notes, which reviews of her earlier recordings greatly appreciate, ind apt applications in many of these excerpts as well...”

“...The entire album is performed with blazing conviction and close attention to the text and dramatic situation. These are arias of determination, desperation, and desolation; and Stoyanova helps me believe in each heroine’s specific crisis. Her beautiful pianissimo nigh notes, which reviews of her earlier recordings greatly appreciate, ind apt applications in many of these excerpts as well...”

Ralph Locke American Record Guide July/August 2017

“... these performances are distinguished by their sincere musical an emotional commitment. This is inspired music-making and a must-have for your English choral collection. Excellent notes on the music by the conductor.”

“... these performances are distinguished by their sincere musical an emotional commitment. This is inspired music-making and a must-have for your English choral collection. Excellent notes on the music by the conductor.”

Robert Delcamp American Record Guide July/August 2017
“This is a refreshing and eclectic collection of Italian baroque concertos and sinfonias... The soloists and ensemble are superb and Adrian Chandler is very effective both as leader and as soloist in the Tartini concerto. As has been noted in the earlier reviews for this group ... they play with precision and passion, both readily evident on this new release.”
“This is a refreshing and eclectic collection of Italian baroque concertos and sinfonias... The soloists and ensemble are superb and Adrian Chandler is very effective both as leader and as soloist in the Tartini concerto. As has been noted in the earlier reviews for this group ... they play with precision and passion, both readily evident on this new release.”
Charles Brewer American Record Guide July/August 2017

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