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Album launch

Congratulations to Ferio for a fantastic Rhinegold Live!

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Musician in Residence

Ivan Ilic is the new Musician in Residence for Ulster University

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Lifetime Achievement

Neeme Järvi wins Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award 

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Finley's special release

Gerald Finley has released a single ahead of LNOTP 2018.

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Album of the Week

New release Finzi album is the Guardian's Album of the Week.

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Gramophone Nomination

For Bergen Philharmonic's Grieg album, congratulations!

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Doric String Quartet 

Doric Quartet feature on the cover of the Strad

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100th anniversary of RAF

Some of the finest RAF bands on one album to celebrate

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Ilic: Reicha Rediscovered

All 4 episodes of the series are now available.

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Chart success!

Rodney Bennett's Orchestral Works Vol. 2 is at #2 (July 13)

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Allan Clayton: RPS winner

Allan wins RPS 2018 Singer award - congratulations!

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Apple Music Curator

Hear new playlists, remember classics, discover new music.

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Juno Award Nominees

Congratulations to our Juno Award Nominees

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Grammy Award Winners

Congratulations to distributed labels on Grammy wins

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“…Performances are highly accomplished. Wallin is accurate in pitch, even in his highest range, which his part constantly visits. Andrew Manze and the Helsingborg Orchestra add good support. CPO’s sound is lifelike.”

“…Performances are highly accomplished. Wallin is accurate in pitch, even in his highest range, which his part constantly visits. Andrew Manze and the Helsingborg Orchestra add good support. CPO’s sound is lifelike.”

Don O’Connor American Record Guide – November/December 2018

“This young Frenchman’s recital of opéra-comique rarities is exquisitely delivered… his vocal pliancy, ringing top notes and flawless diction are best heard in the lovely Berceuse from Benjamin Godard’s opérette Jocelyn.”

“This young Frenchman’s recital of opéra-comique rarities is exquisitely delivered… his vocal pliancy, ringing top notes and flawless diction are best heard in the lovely Berceuse from Benjamin Godard’s opérette Jocelyn.”

Hugh Canning – The Sunday Times (Culture magazine) – 18 November 2018

Album of the Week

“…Noseda’s broad, intense unfolding of the opening adagio builds up to a shattering climax, while the lighter succeeding moments drip with the composer’s anti-militaristic parody and bitter sarcasm. The largo — with brilliantly disciplined playing from the band — evokes a shocked reaction to the horrors of war, while the finale ebbs away into an exhausted nothingness. A graphic, questioning, ultimately despairing performance.”

Album of the Week

“…Noseda’s broad, intense unfolding of the opening adagio builds up to a shattering climax, while the lighter succeeding moments drip with the composer’s anti-militaristic parody and bitter sarcasm. The largo — with brilliantly disciplined playing from the band — evokes a shocked reaction to the horrors of war, while the finale ebbs away into an exhausted nothingness. A graphic, questioning, ultimately despairing performance.”

Hugh Canning – The Sunday Times (Culture magazine) – 18 November 2018

“… with such vivid sound, it’s arguably as satisfying a version of Monteverdi’s penultimate masterpiece as any available on disc.”

“… with such vivid sound, it’s arguably as satisfying a version of Monteverdi’s penultimate masterpiece as any available on disc.”

Andrew Clements - The Guardian - 16 November 2018
Classical Album of the Week
 
"... Hi [Van Zweden] control of the huge musical and dramatic paragraphs of Götterdämmerung  is always confident, and the orchestral set pieces have an impressive dramatic presence ..." ***
Classical Album of the Week
 
"... Hi [Van Zweden] control of the huge musical and dramatic paragraphs of Götterdämmerung  is always confident, and the orchestral set pieces have an impressive dramatic presence ..." ***
Andrew Clements - The Guardian - 16 November 2018

Performance ****      Recording *****      Programme ****      Presentation ***

“… a large range of musical styles to be enjoyed throughout, making it a well worthwhile purchase for fans of the Queensbury ensemble.”

Performance ****      Recording *****      Programme ****      Presentation ***

“… a large range of musical styles to be enjoyed throughout, making it a well worthwhile purchase for fans of the Queensbury ensemble.”

Thomas Dunne – Brass Band World magazine – November 2018

Excellence Award

“.. High-quality playing, soul and ebullient fun are combined under their world-class direction, providing consistently stunning performances, also allied with world-class production values.”

Excellence Award

“.. High-quality playing, soul and ebullient fun are combined under their world-class direction, providing consistently stunning performances, also allied with world-class production values.”

David Childs – Brass Band World magazine – November 2018
Ensemble CD of the Year 2018
Ensemble CD of the Year 2018
Christopher Thomas - Brass Band World magazine - November 2018
Winner of Band CD of the Year 2018
 
Winner of Band CD of the Year 2018
 
Brass Band World magazine
Best of Winds
Best of Winds
Eurowinds magazine (Germany) - November/December 2018

“… Throughout these recordings, the SACD sound evinces admirable depth and perspective …” *****

“… Throughout these recordings, the SACD sound evinces admirable depth and perspective …” *****

Richard Whitehouse – ClassicalSource.com – October 2018

“… Here we have a cross-section of music styles that should appeal to most moviegoers. Dirk Brossé is himself a composer of nearly thirty scores for films and television, as well as concert works. He knows his way around film music and elicits the best from the London Philharmonic.”  ****

“… Here we have a cross-section of music styles that should appeal to most moviegoers. Dirk Brossé is himself a composer of nearly thirty scores for films and television, as well as concert works. He knows his way around film music and elicits the best from the London Philharmonic.”  ****

Michael Darvell – ClassicalSource.com – October 2018
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Colin Anderson – ClassicalSource.com – October 2018

“…These are fully committed and generally playful readings by Rachel Harris that do justice to the music’s inventiveness and melodic vitality…. This is a captivating release, providing an attractive point of entry to little-known repertoire…”  ****

“…These are fully committed and generally playful readings by Rachel Harris that do justice to the music’s inventiveness and melodic vitality…. This is a captivating release, providing an attractive point of entry to little-known repertoire…”  ****

Curtis Rogers – ClassicalSource.com – October 2018
“…Gábor Takács-Nagy makes it [K451] vivid and dynamic, the Manchester Camerata incisive and lyrical, complemented by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s scintillating playing, brilliant and bravura, and perfectly balanced with the ideally captured reach-out-and-touch orchestra, this K451 really speaks to the senses. So too the whimsies of K450, formalities with a flounce in the first movement, enjoyed by the performers and – with no sound barrier in the way – shared with us… As for the Piano and Wind Quintet, once again the recording preserves every note and nuance, friends making civilised conversation, mostly intimate, always intelligent, a lively and considered discourse, give and take, changes of colour and character. *****
“…Gábor Takács-Nagy makes it [K451] vivid and dynamic, the Manchester Camerata incisive and lyrical, complemented by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s scintillating playing, brilliant and bravura, and perfectly balanced with the ideally captured reach-out-and-touch orchestra, this K451 really speaks to the senses. So too the whimsies of K450, formalities with a flounce in the first movement, enjoyed by the performers and – with no sound barrier in the way – shared with us… As for the Piano and Wind Quintet, once again the recording preserves every note and nuance, friends making civilised conversation, mostly intimate, always intelligent, a lively and considered discourse, give and take, changes of colour and character. *****
Colin Anderson – ClassicalSource.com – November 2018

Recording of the Week

“… the latest volume of a cycle that stands up favourably against Bernstein’s own Copland recordings, and surely ranks as one of the finest orchestral series of the past few years.”

Recording of the Week

“… the latest volume of a cycle that stands up favourably against Bernstein’s own Copland recordings, and surely ranks as one of the finest orchestral series of the past few years.”

2018 International Classical Music Awards

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