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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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"... Faletta paces Das Lied faultlessly and if Susan Platts is more winning a Mahlerian than Charles Reid, both throw themselves at every challenge set them. Better still is Roderick Williams in the slighter cycle, in one of his finest outings on record. Good sound..." ****
"... Faletta paces Das Lied faultlessly and if Susan Platts is more winning a Mahlerian than Charles Reid, both throw themselves at every challenge set them. Better still is Roderick Williams in the slighter cycle, in one of his finest outings on record. Good sound..." ****
Guy Weatherall - Classical Music magazine - March 2017
“Evocative and beautifully realised, this is a terrifically life-enhancing collection of folk arrangements by the pianist Barry Douglas. Eimear McGeown is a superb Irish flautist, and her own medley that kicks off the collection is absolutely beautiful... this is a highly atmospheric release.”  **** 
“Evocative and beautifully realised, this is a terrifically life-enhancing collection of folk arrangements by the pianist Barry Douglas. Eimear McGeown is a superb Irish flautist, and her own medley that kicks off the collection is absolutely beautiful... this is a highly atmospheric release.”  **** 
Colin Clarke – International Piano magazine – March/April 2017
"...The sound is first-rate, the Royal Philharmonic on good form, too."
"...The sound is first-rate, the Royal Philharmonic on good form, too."
Guy Rickards - International Piano magazine - March/April 2017
"...This is the finest Schubert piano disc I have heard in years."  *****
"...This is the finest Schubert piano disc I have heard in years."  *****
Guy Rickards - International Piano magazine - March/April 2016
"... Katherine Watson as the rather tiresome Isbé is particularly heartfelt in 'Laisse-moi soupirer'. As Coridon, Reinoud Van Mechelen manages the high tessitura with ease, and Thomas Dolié is a superb Adamas, surely the most interesting character along with Chantal Santon-Jeffery's naughty Charité. The live recording sounds well ..."
"... Katherine Watson as the rather tiresome Isbé is particularly heartfelt in 'Laisse-moi soupirer'. As Coridon, Reinoud Van Mechelen manages the high tessitura with ease, and Thomas Dolié is a superb Adamas, surely the most interesting character along with Chantal Santon-Jeffery's naughty Charité. The live recording sounds well ..."
Richard Lawrence - Gramophone magazine - March 2017
"... lovely singing all round... pianist Hamish Milne makes a strong impression and Bryden Thomson draws warm, sympathetic playing from the BBC Philharmonic strings..."
"... lovely singing all round... pianist Hamish Milne makes a strong impression and Bryden Thomson draws warm, sympathetic playing from the BBC Philharmonic strings..."
Andrew Farach-Cotton – Gramophone magazine – March 2017

Editor's Choice - Opera Section

"... one of the finest Wozzecks on record ..."
 

Editor's Choice - Opera Section

"... one of the finest Wozzecks on record ..."
 

Peter Quantrill - Gramophone magazine- March 2017
"... Rushton matches his [Wallfisch] verbal dexterity with colourful, insightful playing ..."
"... Rushton matches his [Wallfisch] verbal dexterity with colourful, insightful playing ..."
Tim Ashley – Gramophone magazine – March 2017
"If one needed a musical pick-me-up, nothing better could refresh a jaded ear than this sparkling, generously filled disc ... His [Quinn] light, clean touch coupled with an energetic panache will surely win over many new adherents to this little-known repertory."
"If one needed a musical pick-me-up, nothing better could refresh a jaded ear than this sparkling, generously filled disc ... His [Quinn] light, clean touch coupled with an energetic panache will surely win over many new adherents to this little-known repertory."
Malcolm Riley - Gramophone magazine - March 2017
"... This is a nicely produced disc, the repertoire beautifully played by Fenella Humphreys, more than ably accompanied by Nathan Williamson. Both players sound well attuned to the styles and expressive purposes of each work, whether the formal abstraction of Carwithin and Young or the undeclared programmes behind Delius or Scott. Beautifully clear sound, too..."
"... This is a nicely produced disc, the repertoire beautifully played by Fenella Humphreys, more than ably accompanied by Nathan Williamson. Both players sound well attuned to the styles and expressive purposes of each work, whether the formal abstraction of Carwithin and Young or the undeclared programmes behind Delius or Scott. Beautifully clear sound, too..."
Guy Rickards - Gramophone magazine - March 2017
"...Strongly recommended."
"...Strongly recommended."
David Gutman - Gramophone magazine - March 2017

“... There’s plenty of fun to be had with this charming, undemanding music ...”

“... There’s plenty of fun to be had with this charming, undemanding music ...”

David Threasher – Gramophone magazine – March 2017

Editor’s Choice – Orchestral Section

“... Job receives a performance of striking composure, lustre and palpable dedication. Not only do the Bergen Philharmonic respond with notable poise and eagerness (solo contributions are of the highest quality throughout), Davis conducts with unobtrusive authority as well as a sure hand on the structural tiller, uncovering a wealth of telling harmonic and textural detail along the way ... There’s heaps to praise too, in Davis’s scrupulously observant and nobly unforced conception of the Ninth Symphony ... a mightily impressive Ninth ...”

Editor’s Choice – Orchestral Section

“... Job receives a performance of striking composure, lustre and palpable dedication. Not only do the Bergen Philharmonic respond with notable poise and eagerness (solo contributions are of the highest quality throughout), Davis conducts with unobtrusive authority as well as a sure hand on the structural tiller, uncovering a wealth of telling harmonic and textural detail along the way ... There’s heaps to praise too, in Davis’s scrupulously observant and nobly unforced conception of the Ninth Symphony ... a mightily impressive Ninth ...”

Andrew Achenbach – Gramophone magazine – March 2017

“Edward Gardner directs the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in a traversal of Holst’s The Planets that genuinely excites in its combustible power, enormous physical impact and technical accomplishment. Insights are plentiful ...”

“Edward Gardner directs the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in a traversal of Holst’s The Planets that genuinely excites in its combustible power, enormous physical impact and technical accomplishment. Insights are plentiful ...”

Andrew Achenbach - Gramophone magazine - March 2017
"... intriguing and entertaining disc."
"... intriguing and entertaining disc."
Richard Bratby - Gramophone magazine – February 2017

“...It’s great to have Marin Alsop’s fine interpretations, splendidly played by the Baltimore Symphony and with the benefit of Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s superb pianism in ‘The Age of Anxiety’. The recorded sound is excellent. It’s punchy and immediate and with ample body, which is just what this music needs. “

“...It’s great to have Marin Alsop’s fine interpretations, splendidly played by the Baltimore Symphony and with the benefit of Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s superb pianism in ‘The Age of Anxiety’. The recorded sound is excellent. It’s punchy and immediate and with ample body, which is just what this music needs. “

John Quinn – MusicWeb-International.com – February 2017

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