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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

 

JiÅ™í BÄ›lohlávek (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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“...To celebrate the centenary of the RAF, Chandos has pulled together music from several albums issued over the last decade. And what you get is two hours of extremely varied music in typically excellent Chandos sound... the music sounds good!”

“...To celebrate the centenary of the RAF, Chandos has pulled together music from several albums issued over the last decade. And what you get is two hours of extremely varied music in typically excellent Chandos sound... the music sounds good!”

David Mellor ? Classic FM.com ? 18 September 2017

Classical CD of the Week

“... With improvised cadenzas and first-rate historically informed performances from the Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen, the spontaneity and quality of this release make it a rare gem and hot candidate for the Best Classical Recordings of 2017.”

Classical CD of the Week

“... With improvised cadenzas and first-rate historically informed performances from the Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen, the spontaneity and quality of this release make it a rare gem and hot candidate for the Best Classical Recordings of 2017.”

Jens F Laurson ? Forbes.com ? 20 September 2017

"...the Arnhem Philharmonic must be one of Western Europe's better kept secrets.... Sound combines spaciousness with gusty immediacy. Enthsiastically recommended"

"...the Arnhem Philharmonic must be one of Western Europe's better kept secrets.... Sound combines spaciousness with gusty immediacy. Enthsiastically recommended"

Fanfare
"... the Symphony has structural strength, orchestral weight and a fine sense of Franck's rhythmic exuberance"
"... the Symphony has structural strength, orchestral weight and a fine sense of Franck's rhythmic exuberance"
BBC Music Magazine

“PentaTone’s engineers have provided an imposing sonic image in which the wind parts emerge with almost palpable presence...an exceptional release.”

“PentaTone’s engineers have provided an imposing sonic image in which the wind parts emerge with almost palpable presence...an exceptional release.”

International Record Review – October 2010

Artistic Quality 9             Sound Quality 9

“... you can purchase this disc with complete confidence in its faithfulness to the composer’s unique vision. It’s good to see Crumb’s music being performed and recorded regularly again. Without question, he is a great composer with a very special voice.”

Artistic Quality 9             Sound Quality 9

“... you can purchase this disc with complete confidence in its faithfulness to the composer’s unique vision. It’s good to see Crumb’s music being performed and recorded regularly again. Without question, he is a great composer with a very special voice.”

David Hurwitz – ClassicsToday.com

“... extremely well recorded and performed...”

“... extremely well recorded and performed...”

Gimbel – American Record Guide – December 2006

“...a stimulating and intriguing release.”

“...a stimulating and intriguing release.”

Dominy Clements – MusicWeb-International.com – August 2006
“... Performances are glorious. Ivan Ilić’s playing exudes technical brilliance and warmth in equal measures; the dominant impression is of a pianist keen to share this extraordinary music with a wider public. The affection is palpable. Chandos’s rich sound is impressive, and further volumes are promised. A winner.”
“... Performances are glorious. Ivan Ilić’s playing exudes technical brilliance and warmth in equal measures; the dominant impression is of a pianist keen to share this extraordinary music with a wider public. The affection is palpable. Chandos’s rich sound is impressive, and further volumes are promised. A winner.”
Graham Rickson – theartsdesk.com – 9 September 2017

“American music’s one time Bad Boy finally comes good... Storgärds and the BBC Phil do this never less than fascinating music proud.”  ****

“American music’s one time Bad Boy finally comes good... Storgärds and the BBC Phil do this never less than fascinating music proud.”  ****

Greg Keane – Limelight magazine.com.au – 8 September 2017
“Highly recommended.”   *****
“Highly recommended.”   *****
Clive Paget – Limelight magazine.com.au – 8 September 2017
"... this disc has a good deal going for it. Anna Vinnitskaya brings to both works a clarity of articulation that makes the passages high up the keyboard sound weightless ... The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra plays with an old-school glow and solidity for Krzysztof Urbanski ..." ***
"... this disc has a good deal going for it. Anna Vinnitskaya brings to both works a clarity of articulation that makes the passages high up the keyboard sound weightless ... The NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra plays with an old-school glow and solidity for Krzysztof Urbanski ..." ***
Erica Jeal - The Guardian - 8 September 2017
"...His[Tetzlaff] sleeve note explaining his approach to the cycle is as thoughtful as you would expect, and his performance does indeed hang together as a journey from solemnity towards acceptance and joy ... the slower movements, in particular, have a ruminative air and clarity that is entirely absorbing." ****
"...His[Tetzlaff] sleeve note explaining his approach to the cycle is as thoughtful as you would expect, and his performance does indeed hang together as a journey from solemnity towards acceptance and joy ... the slower movements, in particular, have a ruminative air and clarity that is entirely absorbing." ****
Erica Jeal - The Guardian - 8 September 2017
Repertoire ****    Sound *****        Repertoire ***
Repertoire ****    Sound *****        Repertoire ***
Marco Frei - Piano News magazine (Germany) - September-October 2017
Interpretation ******            Sound *****          Repertoire ******
Interpretation ******            Sound *****          Repertoire ******
Burkhard Schäfer - Piano News magazine (Germany) - September-October 2017
Interpretation *****           Sound *****           Repertoire *****
Interpretation *****           Sound *****           Repertoire *****
Carsten Dürer - Piano News magazine (Germany) - September/October 2017

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