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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

 

Jiล™í Bฤ›lohlávek (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
"... For both works, the playing and interpretation are excellent, as is Naxos's sound."
"... For both works, the playing and interpretation are excellent, as is Naxos's sound."
Don O'Connor - American Recird Guide - July/August 2017

“...time after time I was struck by not only beautiful sound, but beautiful phrasing, architecture, rhythmic pacing. These are really marvelous performances of some of the finest work all of the Golden Age...”

“...time after time I was struck by not only beautiful sound, but beautiful phrasing, architecture, rhythmic pacing. These are really marvelous performances of some of the finest work all of the Golden Age...”

Kenneth Keaton – American Record Guide – July/August 2017

“...I will return to this, especially for the Scriabin Sonata 3. It is a big four-movement work, dramatic and well structured. Tyson has a strong sense of the architecture of the work, which does have some recurring themes and motives. His sure technique is not fazed by the considerable difficulties. And, in the final bars, he makes a very fitting conclusion – not always the case with other pianists...”

“...I will return to this, especially for the Scriabin Sonata 3. It is a big four-movement work, dramatic and well structured. Tyson has a strong sense of the architecture of the work, which does have some recurring themes and motives. His sure technique is not fazed by the considerable difficulties. And, in the final bars, he makes a very fitting conclusion – not always the case with other pianists...”

James Harrington – American Record Guide – July/August 2017
“...an effective presentation of some worthy music well played and recorded with clarity."
“...an effective presentation of some worthy music well played and recorded with clarity."
David Moore – American Record Guide – July/August 2017

“...Both of these fine singers have a Gallic tone ideally suited to this music, and their voices are matched so well and are so close in weight that it is almost as though one is an extension of the other. Poscher and his orchestral forces stylishly convey the colors of the score. Even if Saint Saens is not one of your favorite composers, the singing here is so intoxicating that it is hard not to love it.”

“...Both of these fine singers have a Gallic tone ideally suited to this music, and their voices are matched so well and are so close in weight that it is almost as though one is an extension of the other. Poscher and his orchestral forces stylishly convey the colors of the score. Even if Saint Saens is not one of your favorite composers, the singing here is so intoxicating that it is hard not to love it.”

Robert Moore – American Record Guide – July/August 2017
“... It is a charming little piece with music redolent of Schubert. It is more than competent; it is a minor masterpiece. Peter Kreutz conducts from the piano. The performance is excellent, well sung and played, a true delight.”
“... It is a charming little piece with music redolent of Schubert. It is more than competent; it is a minor masterpiece. Peter Kreutz conducts from the piano. The performance is excellent, well sung and played, a true delight.”
Charles Parsons – American Record Guide – July/August 2017

“...I can certainly recommend this recording to readers looking for an introduction to the sacred music of Purcell...”

“...I can certainly recommend this recording to readers looking for an introduction to the sacred music of Purcell...”

William Gatens – American Record Guide – July/August 2017
"... don't miss this ..."
"... don't miss this ..."
Philip Greenfield – American Record Guide – July/August 2017

“...These six sonatas are all in three movements and are lovely works ... They have a way of blending with the harpsichord bass line so that I felt sometimes that there were two cellos playing. Well done Mr Pericolo and Mr Bracalente! This is a very pleasant collection, played sensitively. It is well worth investigating particularly if the Boccherini style attracts your ears.”

“...These six sonatas are all in three movements and are lovely works ... They have a way of blending with the harpsichord bass line so that I felt sometimes that there were two cellos playing. Well done Mr Pericolo and Mr Bracalente! This is a very pleasant collection, played sensitively. It is well worth investigating particularly if the Boccherini style attracts your ears.”

David Moore – American Record Guide – July/August 2017
“...Mr Zhu is most eloquent and musical, his tone succulent. Mr Triendl sparkles in the composer’s rather lean and wiry piano stylings.”
“...Mr Zhu is most eloquent and musical, his tone succulent. Mr Triendl sparkles in the composer’s rather lean and wiry piano stylings.”
Stephen Wright – American Record Guide – July/August 2017

“...I remain as impressed with Spence as when I first heard him. His clear and incandescent voice has ringing tone and laser-like intensity, but it’s not just a splendid sound that distinguishes him; his reading of the songs shows discriminating interpretative skill. His well-regulated dynamics and tonal quality range from rough-hewn brightness to soft tranquility. He displays impeccable diction and enunciation... I look forward to a hearing more of his music.”

“...I remain as impressed with Spence as when I first heard him. His clear and incandescent voice has ringing tone and laser-like intensity, but it’s not just a splendid sound that distinguishes him; his reading of the songs shows discriminating interpretative skill. His well-regulated dynamics and tonal quality range from rough-hewn brightness to soft tranquility. He displays impeccable diction and enunciation... I look forward to a hearing more of his music.”

Robert Moore – American Record Guide – July/August 2017

“... Coles is excellent in the Flute Concerto, sporting assured technique, sensitive phrasing, and a rich and vibrant sound that runs the gamut from edgy to suave... The Aladdin Suite is a marvelous tapestry of symphonic color and orchestral storytelling. Jarvi creates some fine otherworldly moments that should inspire other conductors to undertake this piece more often.”

“... Coles is excellent in the Flute Concerto, sporting assured technique, sensitive phrasing, and a rich and vibrant sound that runs the gamut from edgy to suave... The Aladdin Suite is a marvelous tapestry of symphonic color and orchestral storytelling. Jarvi creates some fine otherworldly moments that should inspire other conductors to undertake this piece more often.”

Patrick Hanudel – American Record Guide – July/August 2017
"...Do not miss this one."
"...Do not miss this one."
Alan Becker - American Record Guide - July/August 2017
"...Pianist Maria Lettburg handles all the challenges skillfully, with big technique, rich tone, and a generous sense of fantasy; the orchestra plays with lushness and abandon... This is surely one of the lst works in the Russian romantic tradition. For that reason alone it deserves to be heard.;"
"...Pianist Maria Lettburg handles all the challenges skillfully, with big technique, rich tone, and a generous sense of fantasy; the orchestra plays with lushness and abandon... This is surely one of the lst works in the Russian romantic tradition. For that reason alone it deserves to be heard.;"
Jack Sullivan - American record Guide - July/August 2017
“...this recording of the collected organ works of Leighton must be regarded as a major achievement. He [Farr] displays a profound understanding of this repertory and delivers consistently coherent performances of music that most emphatically was never intended for casual listening. It would be rash to say that these performances will never be surpassed, but readers with a serious interest in the work of Leighton will not go wrong with this set.”
“...this recording of the collected organ works of Leighton must be regarded as a major achievement. He [Farr] displays a profound understanding of this repertory and delivers consistently coherent performances of music that most emphatically was never intended for casual listening. It would be rash to say that these performances will never be surpassed, but readers with a serious interest in the work of Leighton will not go wrong with this set.”
William Gatens – American Record Guide – July/August 2017

“...It would be difficult to imagine a better performance of Lak’s Sinfonie and the Jarnach, and the sound is excellent...”

“...It would be difficult to imagine a better performance of Lak’s Sinfonie and the Jarnach, and the sound is excellent...”

Stephen Estep – American Record Guide – July/August 2017

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