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'Immense and implacable power, astonishing'

BBC Music (Apr. 2017)

 

Ivan Ilić signs with Chandos

The pianist has signed a multi-album recording contract, starting with Reicha's music.

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24bit96: high-res and discounts

Find all about all about Hi-Res and USB Fidelity and get discounts on Chandos SACDs releases.

 

2 labels join our website

We are delighted to welcome two new labels to our website.

 

 

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'Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays dazzling Mozart concertos.'

Pianist (Feb. 2017)

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The Strad - Recommends

"Pike's soaring Lark is a masterclass in expressive free flight."

The Strad - Recommends

"Pike's soaring Lark is a masterclass in expressive free flight."

Tim Holmfray - The Strad - April 2017
"Pitch perfect playing runs the gamut of expression in Shostakovich concertos... There are outstanding contributions from the orchestral players, particularly horn and flute..."
"Pitch perfect playing runs the gamut of expression in Shostakovich concertos... There are outstanding contributions from the orchestral players, particularly horn and flute..."
Tim Holmfray - The Strad - April 2017
Cellist's impressive and heartfelt tribute to a Soviet polystylistic giant
Cellist's impressive and heartfelt tribute to a Soviet polystylistic giant
Janet Banks - The Strad - April 2017
"This rewarding disc already serves a valuable function in bringing together a clutch of major chamber works from Peter Maxwell Davies's final years. But it's just as compelling as a portrait of Italian violinist Duccio Ceccanti, who plays on every track. He's a player deeply immersed in contemporary music, and clearly feels a profound identification with Maxwell Davies's intensely expressive music ..."
"This rewarding disc already serves a valuable function in bringing together a clutch of major chamber works from Peter Maxwell Davies's final years. But it's just as compelling as a portrait of Italian violinist Duccio Ceccanti, who plays on every track. He's a player deeply immersed in contemporary music, and clearly feels a profound identification with Maxwell Davies's intensely expressive music ..."
David Kettle - The Strad - April 2017
"...These are lithe, athletic performances ... The euphoniously named Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentleman ... play one-to-a-part and clearly have fun in this fairly closely recorded disc. Artistic director Robert Rawson's booklet note is exemplary."
"...These are lithe, athletic performances ... The euphoniously named Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentleman ... play one-to-a-part and clearly have fun in this fairly closely recorded disc. Artistic director Robert Rawson's booklet note is exemplary."
David Threasher - The Strad - April 2017
"Unfairly neglected British composers are at last given their place in the sun... Both sonatas are played with an affectionately devoted expertise that make the best possible case for their rediscovery... Arguably finest of all are the two Ireland miniatures (the Berceuse and Bagatelle) whose lyrical enchantment is savoured to perfection by these gifted young artists. The recording creates a convincing concert-hall perspective."
"Unfairly neglected British composers are at last given their place in the sun... Both sonatas are played with an affectionately devoted expertise that make the best possible case for their rediscovery... Arguably finest of all are the two Ireland miniatures (the Berceuse and Bagatelle) whose lyrical enchantment is savoured to perfection by these gifted young artists. The recording creates a convincing concert-hall perspective."
Julian Haylock - The Strad - April 2017
"Bach violin works sound majestic, transcribed for viola da gamba"
"Bach violin works sound majestic, transcribed for viola da gamba"
Robin Stowell - The Strad - April 2017
"... The playing is idiomatic and attractive."
"... The playing is idiomatic and attractive."
Donald Vroon - American Record Guide - March/April 2017
"...The Red Note Ensemble players render Wilde's music with exemplary tonal beauty, fierce concentration and perfectly judged expressive purpose, and are recorded in Delphian's vivid, pristine, full-throated sound."
"...The Red Note Ensemble players render Wilde's music with exemplary tonal beauty, fierce concentration and perfectly judged expressive purpose, and are recorded in Delphian's vivid, pristine, full-throated sound."
Lehman - American Record Guide - March/April 2017
"... lovely music played by talented young musicians."
"... lovely music played by talented young musicians."
Peter Loewen - American Record Guide - March/April 2017
"... Andrius Puskunigis plays with elegance, impeccable articulation, flawless intonation, and fluid technique. His clear sound is even through the entire range of both oboe and d'amore. The chamber orchestra supports the soloist with keen understanding and balance..."
"... Andrius Puskunigis plays with elegance, impeccable articulation, flawless intonation, and fluid technique. His clear sound is even through the entire range of both oboe and d'amore. The chamber orchestra supports the soloist with keen understanding and balance..."
Luke Pfeil - American Record Guide - March/April 2017
"This is the first recording by the Kodama sisters as a duo... These wonderful performances should encourage them to play more together... Pentatone's superb SACD sound, booklet and production are excellent."
"This is the first recording by the Kodama sisters as a duo... These wonderful performances should encourage them to play more together... Pentatone's superb SACD sound, booklet and production are excellent."
James Harrington - American Record Guide - March/April 2017
"...After hearing this excellent release, I look forward to hearing more of Smirnov's work."
"...After hearing this excellent release, I look forward to hearing more of Smirnov's work."
Robert Moore - American Record Guide - March/April 2017
"...The pianist is excellent, and the orchestra good ..."
"...The pianist is excellent, and the orchestra good ..."
Stephen Estep - American Record Guide - March/April 2017
"...LaRocca clearly loves these works... each recording is well executed, and each catches the true spirit of the maestro's compositions."
"...LaRocca clearly loves these works... each recording is well executed, and each catches the true spirit of the maestro's compositions."
Kenneth Keaton - American Record Guide - March/April 2017
"... Schmidt's quintet is an astonishing and affecting masterpiece that deserves a central place in the canon."
"... Schmidt's quintet is an astonishing and affecting masterpiece that deserves a central place in the canon."
Patrick Hanudel - American Record Guide - March/April 2017

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