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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

 

Jiří Bělohlávek (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
"Jed Wentz cultivated 'finesse' on his Blavet CD; he admits to opting for a 'rougher, more earthy humour' here. The result is undeniably characterful, but occasionally a tad laboured, with sobriety at times outflanking sparkle.”  ***
"Jed Wentz cultivated 'finesse' on his Blavet CD; he admits to opting for a 'rougher, more earthy humour' here. The result is undeniably characterful, but occasionally a tad laboured, with sobriety at times outflanking sparkle.”  ***
BBC Music magazine - August 2007
"... there is plenty to like in these boisterous, characterful performances." ***½
"... there is plenty to like in these boisterous, characterful performances." ***½
Angus McPherson - Limelight magazine.com.au - 18 August 2017
Artistic rating: Good/Great           Technical Judgement:Good/Great
Artistic rating: Good/Great           Technical Judgement:Good/Great
Rob Pennock - Audiophile Sound magazine (Italy) - Summer 2017
Artistic rating: Exceptional                       Technical Judgement:Great/Exceptional
Artistic rating: Exceptional                       Technical Judgement:Great/Exceptional
Andrea Bedetti - Audiophile Sound magazine (Italy) - Summer 2017
Artistic rating: Exceptional                            Technical Judgement:Great/Exceptional
Artistic rating: Exceptional                            Technical Judgement:Great/Exceptional
Carlo Centemeri - Audiophile Sound magazine (Italy) - Summer 2017
Artistic rating: Great/Exceptional           Technical Judgement:Great
Artistic rating: Great/Exceptional           Technical Judgement:Great
Andrea Bedetti - Audiophile Sound magazine (Italy) - Summer 2017

Artistic Quality 10          Sound Quality 10

“...This is both a bargain and a terrific reading. Highly recommended, and right to the top of the list.”

Artistic Quality 10          Sound Quality 10

“...This is both a bargain and a terrific reading. Highly recommended, and right to the top of the list.”

Robert Levine ClassicsToday.com July 2006

Editor’s Choice

“Mallon’s performance is exemplary. Handel’s melodies are nicely shaped, with colourful accompaniments that range between assertive energy and understated pathos. Resonant horns and elegant trumpets synthesise stylish wit and regal pomp in the famous ‘Alla hornpipe’ (Suite No 2). Brightness and subtlety co-exist with a charismatic swagger.  Mallon’s sense of an attractive flowing pulse in the music carries through to the Music for the Royal Fireworks. The Ouverture has crisp, articulate phrasing, in which important details are stressed and then shade away to allow the next musical detail to come to the fore. The zesty Aradia Ensemble never succumb to monotonous tub-thumping.”

Editor’s Choice

“Mallon’s performance is exemplary. Handel’s melodies are nicely shaped, with colourful accompaniments that range between assertive energy and understated pathos. Resonant horns and elegant trumpets synthesise stylish wit and regal pomp in the famous ‘Alla hornpipe’ (Suite No 2). Brightness and subtlety co-exist with a charismatic swagger.  Mallon’s sense of an attractive flowing pulse in the music carries through to the Music for the Royal Fireworks. The Ouverture has crisp, articulate phrasing, in which important details are stressed and then shade away to allow the next musical detail to come to the fore. The zesty Aradia Ensemble never succumb to monotonous tub-thumping.”

David Vickers Gramophone magazine
Artistic rating: Good                     Technical Judgement:Great
Artistic rating: Good                     Technical Judgement:Great
Livio Malpighi - Audiophile Sound magazine (Italy) - Summer 2017
Artistic rating: Good     Technical Judgement: Great
Artistic rating: Good     Technical Judgement: Great
Livio Malpighi - Audiophile Sound magazine (Italy) - Summer 2017
Artistic rating: Great           Technical Judgement:Exceptional 
Artistic rating: Great           Technical Judgement:Exceptional 
Andrea Bedetti - Audiophile Sound magazine (Italy) - Summer 2017
"... Anyone interested in post-Copland Americana will certainly want to have this for the excellent Metropolis Symphony."
"... Anyone interested in post-Copland Americana will certainly want to have this for the excellent Metropolis Symphony."
Allen Gimbel - American Record Guide - January/February 2010
"... All of these are accessible and fun works which should have a wide appeal, and they are superbly performed and recorded." *****
"... All of these are accessible and fun works which should have a wide appeal, and they are superbly performed and recorded." *****
John Sunier - Audiophile Audition - October 2009
Artistic Quality 10         Sound Quality 10 
 
"... As an overview of the art of one of the major voices in American music, this disc is pretty hard to beat ..."
Artistic Quality 10         Sound Quality 10 
 
"... As an overview of the art of one of the major voices in American music, this disc is pretty hard to beat ..."
David Hurwitz - Classics Today.com - November 2009
Disc of the Month
 
Artistic rating: Exceptional           Technical Judgement:Exceptional 
Disc of the Month
 
Artistic rating: Exceptional           Technical Judgement:Exceptional 
Andrea Bedetti - Audiophile Sound magazine (Italy) - Summer 2017
Artistic rating: Great/Exceptional                             Technical Judgement: Great
Artistic rating: Great/Exceptional                             Technical Judgement: Great
Andrea Bedetti - Audiophile Sound magazine (Italy) - Summer 2017

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