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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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5-stars for Alder

Lines Written.. receives blanket 5-stars from press

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Brodsky Guardian pick

Late String Quartets are Guardian's album of week

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Louise Alder Concert

Enjoy Louise's Wigmore Hall concert on BBC Radio 3  

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Mariss Jansons

Remembering our innovative work with him

Mariss on Chandos

Purcell's Dido & Aeneas

Chaconne release is R3's Recommended Recording

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ICMA 2020 Awards

Iberia y Francia and Lyatoshynsky shortlisted!

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Recording of the Week!

Like to the Lark is pick on BBC R3's Record Review

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Coates Concert

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Ralph Couzens Interview

Presto interviews Managing Director Ralph Couzens

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Gramophone Nominee

Doric String Quartet's Britten/Purcell shortlisted!

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SoL's Triumphant Return!

John Wilson re-establishes SoL with Korngold release

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LPO's New Conductor

Edward Gardner to be next LPO Principal Conductor

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A Life in Music

Marking 100 years since pioneer Tommy Reilly's birth

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Landmarks

40-disc Anniversary Box Set is now yours to explore

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We are 40!

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Sue Revill

(1955-2019) An irreplaceable friend and colleague

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Remy Franck - Pizzicato.lu - 17 February 2020

“… Jean Muller’s playing is as imaginative as it is expressive. Superb strings, incisive brass and agile woodwinds have no difficulty at all with König’s rhythmically sharpened conducting and help to realize the conductor’s dramaturgical concept in an optimal way. A pleasantly spatial sound recording rounds off the good impression of this CD.” *****

“… Jean Muller’s playing is as imaginative as it is expressive. Superb strings, incisive brass and agile woodwinds have no difficulty at all with König’s rhythmically sharpened conducting and help to realize the conductor’s dramaturgical concept in an optimal way. A pleasantly spatial sound recording rounds off the good impression of this CD.” *****

Remy Franck – Pizzicato.lu – 18 February 2020

“… The choir members serve as active participants in the action (e.g. slave hunters) as well as commentators on the plot. The music is largely tonal, often dramatic, sometimes pathetic or reflective, but dramaturgically very well done so that the listener’s attention is always captured. The production, recorded live at Carnegie Hall in May 2018, has a very good musical level and shows a lot of commitment on the part of the singers. And so this recording, which also includes a complete libretto, must be certified as being of a high standard and highly recommendable.” *****

“… The choir members serve as active participants in the action (e.g. slave hunters) as well as commentators on the plot. The music is largely tonal, often dramatic, sometimes pathetic or reflective, but dramaturgically very well done so that the listener’s attention is always captured. The production, recorded live at Carnegie Hall in May 2018, has a very good musical level and shows a lot of commitment on the part of the singers. And so this recording, which also includes a complete libretto, must be certified as being of a high standard and highly recommendable.” *****

Remy Franck – Pizzicato.lu – 13 February 2020

“Plumbing deep wells of spiritual devotion, this music meets its match in poised, committed performances of simultaneous unanimity and character … Six elegant masterly, creatively scored motets by Hermann Werrecore appear in their world premier recordings as the rarest delicacies in a flavoursome menu of works from the maestri of 16th-century Milan.”  *****

“Plumbing deep wells of spiritual devotion, this music meets its match in poised, committed performances of simultaneous unanimity and character … Six elegant masterly, creatively scored motets by Hermann Werrecore appear in their world premier recordings as the rarest delicacies in a flavoursome menu of works from the maestri of 16th-century Milan.”  *****

Choir & Organ magazine – January 2020
"This collection of piano quartets showcases a breadth of stylistic influences. A worthy intro to the works, which exploit the instruments possibilities to great effect." ***
"This collection of piano quartets showcases a breadth of stylistic influences. A worthy intro to the works, which exploit the instruments possibilities to great effect." ***
Freya Parr - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - March 2020
"...  delightful listen." ****
"...  delightful listen." ****
Oliver Condy - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - March 2020

“… The choir shines when singing as an ensemble, bringing out Ešenvalds’s clever vocal techniques superbly.” ***

“… The choir shines when singing as an ensemble, bringing out Ešenvalds’s clever vocal techniques superbly.” ***

Freya Parr - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - March 2020
"...Elegant performances..." ****
"...Elegant performances..." ****
Jeremy Pound - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - March 2020
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"...An outstanding debut."
Performance *****      Recording *****
"...An outstanding debut."
Julian Haylock - BBC Music magazine - March 2020
Performance ****       Recording *****
Performance ****       Recording *****
Martin Cotton - BBC Music magazine - March 2020

Performance ****     Recording *****

Performance ****     Recording *****

Michael Tanner – BBC Music magazine – March 2020

Performance ****      Recording *****

“… the 13 youthful voices of Siglo de Oro produce a fresh, ingenious sound. Their timbre is open and expressive – the use of vibrato adding a tremulous urgency to some of the more emotive passages. The young singers respond sensitively to the music and liturgical range of the programme … Textures vary, too, from the luscious full ensemble to fragile solo voices (their sound tender, if a shade tentative at times). Director Patrick Allies shapes the architecture of the large-scale music edifices with admirable control. Both the ensemble and the recording are well-balanced, and the acoustic has an aptly sacred bloom.”

Performance ****      Recording *****

“… the 13 youthful voices of Siglo de Oro produce a fresh, ingenious sound. Their timbre is open and expressive – the use of vibrato adding a tremulous urgency to some of the more emotive passages. The young singers respond sensitively to the music and liturgical range of the programme … Textures vary, too, from the luscious full ensemble to fragile solo voices (their sound tender, if a shade tentative at times). Director Patrick Allies shapes the architecture of the large-scale music edifices with admirable control. Both the ensemble and the recording are well-balanced, and the acoustic has an aptly sacred bloom.”

Kate Bolton-Porciatti – BBC Music magazine – March 2020

Performance ****      Recording *****

“… Mesmerising.”

Performance ****      Recording *****

“… Mesmerising.”
Paul Riley – BBC Music magazine – March 2020
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Performance ****      Recording ****
Natasha Loges - BB Music magazine - March 2020
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Performance ****      Recording ****
Roger Nichols - BBC Music magazine - March 2020

Choral & Song Choice

Performance *****      Recording ****

“Expressive performances make these works dazzle … Ruby Hughes rises to the challenge with bombproof strength.”

Choral & Song Choice

Performance *****      Recording ****

“Expressive performances make these works dazzle … Ruby Hughes rises to the challenge with bombproof strength.”

Malcolm Hayes - BBC Music magazine – March 2020

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