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Editor's Choice

'Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays dazzling Mozart concertos.'

Pianist (Feb. 2017)

 

BBC Magazine Awards

Congratulations to all our label partners nominated at this year's BBC Music Magazine Awards!

 

Edward Gardner

renews his contract with the Bergen PO for another 3 years.

Full article here

 

2017 Grammy nominations

Neeme Järvi conducts Ibert Janácek: Glagolitic Mass           Fitelberg: Chamber Works

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"... we get a considered performance of Britten's Missa Brevis and Byrd's sublimely introspective Quomodo Cantibimus... The singing ... is warm and breathy, topped by excellent boy choristers ..."  ***
"... we get a considered performance of Britten's Missa Brevis and Byrd's sublimely introspective Quomodo Cantibimus... The singing ... is warm and breathy, topped by excellent boy choristers ..."  ***
Kate Molleson - The Guardian - 17 February 2017
Critics Choice 2016
Critics Choice 2016
Don O’Connor - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"... Maestro Gonzalez and the orchestra are to be commended for their extraordinary musicality."
"... Maestro Gonzalez and the orchestra are to be commended for their extraordinary musicality."
Stephen Estep - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"... Most of this music here is not readily available and the performances are first rate. This is an essential foundation for Russian piano music collections."
"... Most of this music here is not readily available and the performances are first rate. This is an essential foundation for Russian piano music collections."
James Harrington - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"... His [Pace] playing is fine, full of joy and affection, with a beautiful tone and complete technical command, Phrasing is always tasteful and expressive. This is a real find."
"... His [Pace] playing is fine, full of joy and affection, with a beautiful tone and complete technical command, Phrasing is always tasteful and expressive. This is a real find."
Kenneth Keaton - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"...I recommend this recording to listeners who like to explore obscure Spanish sonatas beyond Soler's and Scarlatti's. The music is attractive..."
"...I recommend this recording to listeners who like to explore obscure Spanish sonatas beyond Soler's and Scarlatti's. The music is attractive..."
Bradley Lehman - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"...Fux is an underrated composer. His operas and sacred choral works are well crafted and very appealing. In the capable hands of the Neue Hofkapelle Graz, it would appear that Fux's orchestral music also ranks with the best of his time."
"...Fux is an underrated composer. His operas and sacred choral works are well crafted and very appealing. In the capable hands of the Neue Hofkapelle Graz, it would appear that Fux's orchestral music also ranks with the best of his time."
Peter Lowen - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"...Everything he [Taylor] does here illuminates the music, making it sound both noble and humble. His performance of 'La Sylva' in Suite 5 is stunningly beautiful with his control of time through all the unsynchronized notes. This is a must-hear album."
"...Everything he [Taylor] does here illuminates the music, making it sound both noble and humble. His performance of 'La Sylva' in Suite 5 is stunningly beautiful with his control of time through all the unsynchronized notes. This is a must-hear album."
Bradley Lehman - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"... This is a recording I am happy to have, particularly for the 25-minute Rhapsody and the cello version of the Viola Sonata ..."
"... This is a recording I am happy to have, particularly for the 25-minute Rhapsody and the cello version of the Viola Sonata ..."
David Moore - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"...Bortkiewicz's piano writing calls for a very secure technique.He is writing beautiful melodies, and I find his music generally positive and bright. There is drama, poetry,brilliance, and even some sadness and melancholy (though not to the level we usually associate with Rachmaninoff)... I have enjoyed this many times."
"...Bortkiewicz's piano writing calls for a very secure technique.He is writing beautiful melodies, and I find his music generally positive and bright. There is drama, poetry,brilliance, and even some sadness and melancholy (though not to the level we usually associate with Rachmaninoff)... I have enjoyed this many times."
James Harrington - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"...The playing by both partners is good, especially David Breitman's ... These are two of the best-recorded fortepianos that I have heard."
"...The playing by both partners is good, especially David Breitman's ... These are two of the best-recorded fortepianos that I have heard."
Joeseph Magil - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"This is one of the best played and recorded performances of these pieces I have heard. Miraculous Mandarin is dazzling , sometimes thrilling in a big, dark production ..."
"This is one of the best played and recorded performances of these pieces I have heard. Miraculous Mandarin is dazzling , sometimes thrilling in a big, dark production ..."
Roger Hecht - American record Guide - January/February 2017
 Disc of the Week     23-27 January 2017
 Disc of the Week     23-27 January 2017
Classic FM Nederland
“Like the Duo for Violin and Cello, Op 7, the Serenade abounds with acerbic Hungarian folk motifs and rhythms, energetically defined by these seasoned players. Ernő Dohnányi’s Serenade for String Trio, Op 10 from 1902 is rooted more in the Brahmsian tradition, though Hungarian passion keeps bubbling to the surface.”
“Like the Duo for Violin and Cello, Op 7, the Serenade abounds with acerbic Hungarian folk motifs and rhythms, energetically defined by these seasoned players. Ernő Dohnányi’s Serenade for String Trio, Op 10 from 1902 is rooted more in the Brahmsian tradition, though Hungarian passion keeps bubbling to the surface.”
The Observer
“Mozart uses rhythmic and dynamic ruses to confuse us in his String Quartet No 14 in G major and wrong-foots us completely with a double fugue, while Ligeti employs thickets of micropolyphony to obscure the way through his frightening String Quartet No 2, cogently played by these imaginative players.”
“Mozart uses rhythmic and dynamic ruses to confuse us in his String Quartet No 14 in G major and wrong-foots us completely with a double fugue, while Ligeti employs thickets of micropolyphony to obscure the way through his frightening String Quartet No 2, cogently played by these imaginative players.”
The Observer

"...This is a major achievement. Stephen Farr triumphs in his massive survey of the output of Kenneth Leighton, a towering figure in British 20th-century liturgical music [...] Highlights are too numerous to mention" *****

"...This is a major achievement. Stephen Farr triumphs in his massive survey of the output of Kenneth Leighton, a towering figure in British 20th-century liturgical music [...] Highlights are too numerous to mention" *****

The Observer

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