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Gordon Langford

We announce the death of our dear friend Gordon Langford on 18th April 2017. He was a composer,  (with thousands of fans in the Brass Band world) pianist and close friend and colleague of the founder of Chandos Records, Mr Brian Couzens. May he rest in peace.

 

Recording of the Month

'Immense and implacable power, astonishing'

BBC Music (Apr. 2017)

 

2 labels join our website

We are delighted to announce two labels returning to our website

 

 

Ivan Ilić signs with Chandos

The pianist has signed a multi-album recording contract, starting with Reicha's music.

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24bit96: high-res and discounts

Find all about all about Hi-Res and USB Fidelity and get discounts on Chandos SACDs releases.

 

2 labels join our website

We are delighted to welcome two new labels to our website.

 

 

Editor's Choice

'Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays dazzling Mozart concertos.'

Pianist (Feb. 2017)

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"... an intimate, inward looking disc. Rarely does his [Zhang] playing make a forceful bid for the attention, but it certainly rewards close listening."  ****
"... an intimate, inward looking disc. Rarely does his [Zhang] playing make a forceful bid for the attention, but it certainly rewards close listening."  ****
Erica Jeal - The Guardian - 21 April 2017

“A highly enjoyable wander away from the familiar British path... The playing is suitably characterful throughout.”  ****

“A highly enjoyable wander away from the familiar British path... The playing is suitably characterful throughout.”  ****

Jeremy Pound – BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes) – May 2017
"Hadelich's rich tone pays dividends in an arresting, heartfelt Tchaikovsky... Lalo is ... given a seductive and graceful performance."  ****
"Hadelich's rich tone pays dividends in an arresting, heartfelt Tchaikovsky... Lalo is ... given a seductive and graceful performance."  ****
Oliver Condy - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section)- May 2017

Instrumental Choice

Performance *****          Recording *****

“...Cooper’s keyboard mastery is as searching as the music itself ... This is altogether exceptional music-making, graced for good measure with the warmly beautiful acoustic of Snape Maltings Concert Hall.”

Instrumental Choice

Performance *****          Recording *****

“...Cooper’s keyboard mastery is as searching as the music itself ... This is altogether exceptional music-making, graced for good measure with the warmly beautiful acoustic of Snape Maltings Concert Hall.”

Malcolm Hayes – BBC Music magazine – May 2017

Performance ****            Recording *****

“...This is a terse account [Haydn] serious rather than playful, the rough and tumble precisely caught ... This is an austere take on Schubert’s Quartet No. 15, but a convincing one.”

Performance ****            Recording *****

“...This is a terse account [Haydn] serious rather than playful, the rough and tumble precisely caught ... This is an austere take on Schubert’s Quartet No. 15, but a convincing one.”

Helen Wallace - BBC Music magazine - May 2017

Performance *****        Recording ****

“Lyrita’s ongoing series of English-music recordings has always features an accomplished level of performance, This release involves something rather more than that; it’s truly worth hearing for Fenella Humphrey’s violin playing in its own right, which offers an exceptional blend of engaging personality, bombproof tuning and sophisticated tonal loveliness without a trace of narcissism that might detract...”

Performance *****        Recording ****

“Lyrita’s ongoing series of English-music recordings has always features an accomplished level of performance, This release involves something rather more than that; it’s truly worth hearing for Fenella Humphrey’s violin playing in its own right, which offers an exceptional blend of engaging personality, bombproof tuning and sophisticated tonal loveliness without a trace of narcissism that might detract...”

Malcolm Hayes - BBC Music magazine - May 2017

Performance ****           Recording *****

“... the consort’s blend is natural rather than rigidly smooth, with beautiful transparency from the altos, a sonorous bass-line and a steady, secure pulse...”

Performance ****           Recording *****

“... the consort’s blend is natural rather than rigidly smooth, with beautiful transparency from the altos, a sonorous bass-line and a steady, secure pulse...”

Anna Picard – BBC Music magazine - May 2017

Performance ****          Recording *****

“...It’s Finley and Rautavaara, at Sibelius’s service, who make this a highly memorable disc.”

Performance ****          Recording *****

“...It’s Finley and Rautavaara, at Sibelius’s service, who make this a highly memorable disc.”

Michael Scott Rohan – BBC Music magazine – May 2017
Performance ****        Recording *****
 
Performance ****        Recording *****
 
Terry Blain - BBC Music magazine - May 2017
Performance ****          Recording ****
Performance ****          Recording ****
Paul Riley - BBC Music magazine - May 2017
Performance ****         Recording ****
Performance ****         Recording ****
Paul Riley - BBC Music magazine - May 2017

Performance ****      Recording ****

“...there’s plenty to recommend a recording – purposefully conducted by David Temple ...”

Performance ****      Recording ****

“...there’s plenty to recommend a recording – purposefully conducted by David Temple ...”

Paul Riley – BBC Music magazine – May 2017
Choral & Song Choice 
 
Performance *****          Recording *****
 
"... From joy to despair, every emotion is here in subtle colours; a legacy of great human and musical worth."
Choral & Song Choice 
 
Performance *****          Recording *****
 
"... From joy to despair, every emotion is here in subtle colours; a legacy of great human and musical worth."
Steph Power - BBC Music magazine - May 2017

Performance ****          Recording ****

"... Invernizzi is often in top voice here. Her coloratura is electrifying ... a sovereign performance ..."
 

Performance ****          Recording ****

"... Invernizzi is often in top voice here. Her coloratura is electrifying ... a sovereign performance ..."
 

Berta Joncus - BBC Music magazine - May 2017
Opera Choice
 
Performance *****      Recording *****
Opera Choice
 
Performance *****      Recording *****
Max Loppert - BBC Music magazine - May 2017
Performance ****          Recording ****
 
Performance ****          Recording ****
 
Rebecca Franks - BBC Music magazine - May 2017

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