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Updated 31st March 2020

During the current unprecedented situation, Chandos records will remain open as usual. As many of our staff are now working remotely, we would ask you where possible to submit any queries online here rather than by telephone. CD orders are being despatched on the next working day as normal, but understandably delivery times will vary regionally, and take significantly longer than usual, depending on your location. As of 31st March, we will not be dispatching orders to countries placed ‘on suspension’ by UK’s Royal Mail. We thank you for your understanding, and wish all our customers a healthy outcome!

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Sunday Times Pick

Shostakovich is Sunday Times Album of the Week!

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Gerard Schurmann

Remembering Gerard, who passed on 24 March at 96.

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Parry: Judith

BBC Record Review
'Record of the week'

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Colli IP Cover Star

Federico Colli on latest International Piano magazine

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Bartok with Bavouzet

BBC Building a Library recommended recording

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Reicha 250 Anniversary

Enjoy Ivan Ilic's celebrated docu-series on composer.

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Presto's Pick of Week

Presto Classical enjoys premiere recording Judith.

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BBC Awards nominee

Korngold up for BBC Music Magazine Award

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Wilson on Gramophone

John Wilson is February's cover star!

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Ralph Couzens Interview

Presto interviews Managing Director Ralph Couzens

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Ivan Ilic

His discography for Chandos includes the premiere recordings of transcriptions of Haydn Symphonies by Carl David Stegmann, and an ongoing series of the works of Antoine Reicha, who’s 250th anniversary we celebrated on the 26th of February.

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“… Symphonies 2 & 6, both delightfully done. Gardner’s fleet … are no barrier to clarity and draw a poised response from the players, faithfully captured in Ralph Couzens’s engineering. It’s also good to have the two Overtures in the Italian Style (one in C, the other in D); like the Symphonies these Overtures are full of memorable tunes and enticing rhythms, here brought off with style and shared pleasure.”

“… Symphonies 2 & 6, both delightfully done. Gardner’s fleet … are no barrier to clarity and draw a poised response from the players, faithfully captured in Ralph Couzens’s engineering. It’s also good to have the two Overtures in the Italian Style (one in C, the other in D); like the Symphonies these Overtures are full of memorable tunes and enticing rhythms, here brought off with style and shared pleasure.”

Colin Anderson – ClassicalSource.com - - April 2020
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Curtis Rogers – ClassicalSource.com – January 2020

“…Together, this selection casts an irresistible light on the musical scene in the Restoration period beyond Purcell and before the arrival of Handel on these shores.”  *****

“…Together, this selection casts an irresistible light on the musical scene in the Restoration period beyond Purcell and before the arrival of Handel on these shores.”  *****

Curtis Rogers – Classicalource.com – January 2020

“…The Liszt CD certainly lives up to its title as Moog steers the Sonata in B-minor between extremes of energy and meditative stillness. His formidable attention to detail sounds completely organic, and matters of phrasing and rubato add greatly to an intensely communicative approach that is both intuitive and deeply considered… The two Légendes prove how thoroughly Moog is inside Liszt’s spiritual idiom… Moog’s moody and magnificent account of the Dante Sonata and his ebullient way with the late Csárdás obstiné complete a programme that covers four decades of Liszt’s genius with impeccable brilliance and understanding.” *****

“…The Liszt CD certainly lives up to its title as Moog steers the Sonata in B-minor between extremes of energy and meditative stillness. His formidable attention to detail sounds completely organic, and matters of phrasing and rubato add greatly to an intensely communicative approach that is both intuitive and deeply considered… The two Légendes prove how thoroughly Moog is inside Liszt’s spiritual idiom… Moog’s moody and magnificent account of the Dante Sonata and his ebullient way with the late Csárdás obstiné complete a programme that covers four decades of Liszt’s genius with impeccable brilliance and understanding.” *****

Peter Reed – ClassicalSource.com – February 2020

“…This recording can, hopefully, continue to project Tishchenko’s reputation beyond Russia, where he is a revered composer in post-war Russia. He seems to have continued his teacher’s penchant for ambiguous messages in his music that makes for fascinating listening. The Harp Concerto is a good example; so are his many symphonies and choral works. As such, he deserves a much higher profile in the world’s music centres, and this CD can be easily recommended as an introduction to his large output.” ****

“…This recording can, hopefully, continue to project Tishchenko’s reputation beyond Russia, where he is a revered composer in post-war Russia. He seems to have continued his teacher’s penchant for ambiguous messages in his music that makes for fascinating listening. The Harp Concerto is a good example; so are his many symphonies and choral works. As such, he deserves a much higher profile in the world’s music centres, and this CD can be easily recommended as an introduction to his large output.” ****

Edward Clark – ClassicalSource.com – April 2020

“…Cunningham directs London Early Opera from the harpsichord, and together they provide some stylish accompaniments, partnering the singers astutely in distilling the mood or affetto of each aria, but not unduly distracting attention away from the vocal line. Despite the ensemble comprising two dozen musicians, apart from Cunningham, the levity and unanimity of their playing sounds more chamber-like, so that occasionally greater depth from the orchestral sonority might have been welcome, but otherwise it ensures a bustling and energetic pace the rest of the time. Overall this is a mouth-watering compilation, made even more enticing with extensive notes about the singers and operas, along with texts and translations of the arias chosen.”  *****

“…Cunningham directs London Early Opera from the harpsichord, and together they provide some stylish accompaniments, partnering the singers astutely in distilling the mood or affetto of each aria, but not unduly distracting attention away from the vocal line. Despite the ensemble comprising two dozen musicians, apart from Cunningham, the levity and unanimity of their playing sounds more chamber-like, so that occasionally greater depth from the orchestral sonority might have been welcome, but otherwise it ensures a bustling and energetic pace the rest of the time. Overall this is a mouth-watering compilation, made even more enticing with extensive notes about the singers and operas, along with texts and translations of the arias chosen.”  *****

Curtis Rogers – ClassicalSource.com – February 2020

"... This is a greatly rewarding disc both on its own terms and as a follow up to Beethoven’s masterpiece."   ****

"... This is a greatly rewarding disc both on its own terms and as a follow up to Beethoven’s masterpiece."   ****

Curtis Rogers - ClassicalSource.com - April 2020

“Utah forces excel in both national epic and Czarist bureaucracy.” ****½

“Utah forces excel in both national epic and Czarist bureaucracy.” ****½

Greg Keane – Limelightmagazine.com.au – 4 March 2020

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