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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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Editor's Choice

'A brilliant recording all around, and an important one'

Gramophone (June 2017)

 

Instrumental Choice

'This is altogether exceptional music making'

BBC Music (May. 2017)

 

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.

 

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'Immense and implacable power, astonishing'

BBC Music (Apr. 2017)

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"... Through the Flames is an apt demonstration of just why Paul Lovatt-Cooper has become one of the band world's most performed composers whilst, as advocates of his music, the composer could surely not wish for playing of greater commitment and dedication than he receives from Black Dyke."
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"... Through the Flames is an apt demonstration of just why Paul Lovatt-Cooper has become one of the band world's most performed composers whilst, as advocates of his music, the composer could surely not wish for playing of greater commitment and dedication than he receives from Black Dyke."
Christopher Thomas - Brass Band World magazine - May 2017

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Christopher Thomas - Brass Band World magazine - May 2017
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Andrew Clements - The Guardian - 19 May 2017
"...The recording quality is excellent, allowing the listener to experience the music with the depth and special awareness of a live concert. Combined with the orchestra's "outstanding wind section, its rich string sound and its culture of dynamic performances", it creates an unforgettable listening experience ..."
"...The recording quality is excellent, allowing the listener to experience the music with the depth and special awareness of a live concert. Combined with the orchestra's "outstanding wind section, its rich string sound and its culture of dynamic performances", it creates an unforgettable listening experience ..."
Melanie Garrett - Primephonic (Printed Edition) - 2017
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Carsten Dürer - Piano News magazine (Germany) – March/April 2017
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Interpretation *****      Sound *****      Repertoire ******
Ernst Hoffmann - Ensemble magazine (Germany) - March/April 2017
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Carsten Dürer - Piano News magazine (Germany) – March/April 2017
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Robert Nemecek - Piano News magazine (Germany) - March/April 2017
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Interpretation ******      Sound  *****      Repertoire *****
Carsten Dürer - Piano News magazine (Germany) – March/April 2017

“Sousa familiar and unfamiliar, played with plenty of pizzazz. It is all enormously uplifting, especially the Kern – and Gershwin inspired humoresques.” ****

“Sousa familiar and unfamiliar, played with plenty of pizzazz. It is all enormously uplifting, especially the Kern – and Gershwin inspired humoresques.” ****

Jeremy Pound – BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) – June 2017
"Solid 19th-century fare, played with charm and skill - Röntgen's music is a colourful mosaic of the great German composers ..." ****
"Solid 19th-century fare, played with charm and skill - Röntgen's music is a colourful mosaic of the great German composers ..." ****
Oliver Condy - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section)- June 2017
"An introspective and reverent take. The seven slow movements never sound wearisome or laboured, instead taking on an almost meditative quality." ****
"An introspective and reverent take. The seven slow movements never sound wearisome or laboured, instead taking on an almost meditative quality." ****
Elinor Cooper - BBC Music magazine (Brief notes section) - June 2017
"British composer Peter Fricker's taut and focused quartets receive impressive world premieres by Villiers Quartet. ..." ****
"British composer Peter Fricker's taut and focused quartets receive impressive world premieres by Villiers Quartet. ..." ****
Rebecca Franks - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - June 2017
"... this is measured yet magisterial playing - Richard Lester lets the music do the talking to great effect. Articulation is employed sparingly and tempos are very nicely judged... "  ****
"... this is measured yet magisterial playing - Richard Lester lets the music do the talking to great effect. Articulation is employed sparingly and tempos are very nicely judged... "  ****
Oliver Condy - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section)- June 2017
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Erik Levi - BBC Music magazine - June 2017
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Misha Donat - BBC Music magazine - June 2017

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