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Editor's Choice 

‘Full of perceptiveness and personality’

Gramophone, January 2018

Grammy nomination 

[Best Choral Performance] Congratulations to Sir Andrew Davis, Toronto Symphony Orchestra & Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (see the full list here).

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Concerto Choice

'A phenomenal talent'

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Congratulations to Silesian Quartet, winner of the Chamber Award for their Bacewicz album.

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“...the BBC Philharmonic plays as one of the World’s great orchestras. Yet it is of course Sir Andrew Davis who commands this performance as being superior in every way to any I have heard or can imagine. He achieves clarity of texture rarely revealed by any other conductor, including Boult, and all within an account of great affection and musicality. In grandeur and breadth, at times titanic strength, the warmth and tremendous emotional impact go deeper and far beyond any other in my experience. Davis’s tempos vary from the magnificently broad and firm to the subtlest and most gracious filigree expression, organically evolved to create a characterisation such as we can imagine the figure of Falstaff, in all his moods and situations, to be a living human being – as Elgar must have considered him to be when writing the music.This is a performance that brings out all of those musical qualities with great clarity.”  *****

“...the BBC Philharmonic plays as one of the World’s great orchestras. Yet it is of course Sir Andrew Davis who commands this performance as being superior in every way to any I have heard or can imagine. He achieves clarity of texture rarely revealed by any other conductor, including Boult, and all within an account of great affection and musicality. In grandeur and breadth, at times titanic strength, the warmth and tremendous emotional impact go deeper and far beyond any other in my experience. Davis’s tempos vary from the magnificently broad and firm to the subtlest and most gracious filigree expression, organically evolved to create a characterisation such as we can imagine the figure of Falstaff, in all his moods and situations, to be a living human being – as Elgar must have considered him to be when writing the music.This is a performance that brings out all of those musical qualities with great clarity.”  *****

Robert Matthew-Walker - ClassicalSource.com - January 2018
"... It's an exciting, varied listen." ****
"... It's an exciting, varied listen." ****
Freya Parr - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) - February 2018
"Three American symphonic works of contrasting character, heard in powerful performances. Samuel Adams's atmospheric Drift and providence is a worthwhile discovery." ****
"Three American symphonic works of contrasting character, heard in powerful performances. Samuel Adams's atmospheric Drift and providence is a worthwhile discovery." ****
Jeremy Pound - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - February 2018
"An aptly theatrical performance of the suite from Bizet's most renowned work. The Barcelona musicians' playing is richly textured." ****
"An aptly theatrical performance of the suite from Bizet's most renowned work. The Barcelona musicians' playing is richly textured." ****
Freya Parr - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) - February 2018
"There's a beautiful lyricism to Albéniz's piano writing and more than a hint of Chopin (including a charming portrait of Mallorca where the Polish composers spent some time).  ***
"There's a beautiful lyricism to Albéniz's piano writing and more than a hint of Chopin (including a charming portrait of Mallorca where the Polish composers spent some time).  ***
Oliver Condy - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) - February 2018
Performance ****         Recording ***
Performance ****         Recording ***
Roger Nichols - BBC Music magazine - February 2018
Instrumental Choice
Performance *****      Recording ****
 
"... I've never heard Brahms's Handel Variations played like this. The music seems to come from a distant place and time, but it draws us in with the most heart-warming immediacy."
Instrumental Choice
Performance *****      Recording ****
 
"... I've never heard Brahms's Handel Variations played like this. The music seems to come from a distant place and time, but it draws us in with the most heart-warming immediacy."
Michael Church - BBC Music magazine - February 2018
Performance ****         Recording ****
Performance ****         Recording ****
Paul Hillier - BBC Music magazine - February 2018
Performance *****          Recording *****
 
"... These excellent performances by NeverMind explore the rewarding subtleties of Telemann's writing with intimacy and an unerring sense of stylistic decorum..."
Performance *****          Recording *****
 
"... These excellent performances by NeverMind explore the rewarding subtleties of Telemann's writing with intimacy and an unerring sense of stylistic decorum..."
Nicholas Anderson - BBC Music magazine - February 2018

Performance *****      Recording ****

 

Performance *****      Recording ****

 

Claire Jackson - BBC Music magazine - February 2018
Chamber Choice
 
Performance *****     Recording *****
 
"... In Steven Isserlis's hands, the tench cello sounds remarkably fine ..."
Chamber Choice
 
Performance *****     Recording *****
 
"... In Steven Isserlis's hands, the tench cello sounds remarkably fine ..."
Helen Wallace - BBC Music magazine - February 2018
Performance ****         Recording *****
Performance ****         Recording *****
Christopher Dingle - BBC Music magazine - February 2018
Performance ****          Recording ****
 
"... For King's Singers fans, this set is an automatic purchase. For others, its extraordinary versatility and consistent enjoyability are warmly recommended."
Performance ****          Recording ****
 
"... For King's Singers fans, this set is an automatic purchase. For others, its extraordinary versatility and consistent enjoyability are warmly recommended."
Terry Blain - BBC Music magazine - February 2018
Performance *****          Recording *****
 
"... these performances glimmer with all the yearning, devoutness, and splendour of the age."
Performance *****          Recording *****
 
"... these performances glimmer with all the yearning, devoutness, and splendour of the age."
Hannah French - BBC Music magazine - February 2018
Performance *****          Recording *****
 
"... soloists are consistently strong, and their varied contributions mirror the alluring array of affects achieved by the ensemble as a whole..."
Performance *****          Recording *****
 
"... soloists are consistently strong, and their varied contributions mirror the alluring array of affects achieved by the ensemble as a whole..."
Hannah French - BBC Music magazine - February 2018
Choral & Song Choice
 
Performance *****       Recording ****
 
"... This is an impressive first recording from the Sollazzo Ensemble..."
Choral & Song Choice
 
Performance *****       Recording ****
 
"... This is an impressive first recording from the Sollazzo Ensemble..."
Anthony Pryer - BBC Music magazine - February 2018

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