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Lifetime Achievement

Neeme Järvi wins Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award 

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Finley's special release

Gerald Finley has released a single ahead of LNOTP 2018.

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Album of the Week

New release Finzi album is the Guardian's Album of the Week.

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Gramophone Nomination

For Bergen Philharmonic's Grieg album, congratulations!

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Doric String Quartet 

Doric Quartet feature on the cover of the Strad

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100th anniversary of RAF

Some of the finest RAF bands on one album to celebrate

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Ilic: Reicha Rediscovered

All 4 episodes of the series are now available.

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Chart success!

Rodney Bennett's Orchestral Works Vol. 2 is at #2 (July 13)

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Allan Clayton: RPS winner

Allan wins RPS 2018 Singer award - congratulations!

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Juno Award Nominees

Congratulations to our Juno Award Nominees

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Grammy Award Winners

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“This is an exciting program of mostly contemporary American music, mostly inventive and leaving lasting impressions. The performances are first rate und the recorded sound is excellent too. Highly recommendable!”  ***** (Very Good)

“This is an exciting program of mostly contemporary American music, mostly inventive and leaving lasting impressions. The performances are first rate und the recorded sound is excellent too. Highly recommendable!”  ***** (Very Good)

Remy Franck – Pizzicato.lu – 6 October 2018

“Jozef Lipinski was first a friend and later a rival of Paganini. He was known all over Europe but, unfortunately, his music is nowadays almost forgotten. So, we must welcome these excellent performances and recommend them to everybody who is fond of chamber music.” ***** (Very Good Album)

“Jozef Lipinski was first a friend and later a rival of Paganini. He was known all over Europe but, unfortunately, his music is nowadays almost forgotten. So, we must welcome these excellent performances and recommend them to everybody who is fond of chamber music.” ***** (Very Good Album)

Remy Franck – Pizzicato.lu – 8 October 2018

“…Magnus Lindberg’s Tempus Fugit is one amazingly scored and mostly gripping piece. The Second Violin Concerto is perfectly structured and shaped, and Frank Peter Zimmermann’s and Hannu Lintu’s account is excellent, with a finely nuanced playing by the soloist and a very transparent orchestra. A great recording!”  ***** (Very Good Album)

“…Magnus Lindberg’s Tempus Fugit is one amazingly scored and mostly gripping piece. The Second Violin Concerto is perfectly structured and shaped, and Frank Peter Zimmermann’s and Hannu Lintu’s account is excellent, with a finely nuanced playing by the soloist and a very transparent orchestra. A great recording!”  ***** (Very Good Album)

Alain Steffen – Pizzicato.lu – 11 October 2018

“US-American cellist Alisa Weilerstein and their musical partners, The Trondheim Soloists, perform with fire and intensity. In both Haydn concertos, the solo part is expressive and of great tonal beauty, imbedded in the committed orchestral sound. In Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night the performers refrain from pure tonal beauty and show the modern character of the composition.” ***** (Very Good Album)

“US-American cellist Alisa Weilerstein and their musical partners, The Trondheim Soloists, perform with fire and intensity. In both Haydn concertos, the solo part is expressive and of great tonal beauty, imbedded in the committed orchestral sound. In Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night the performers refrain from pure tonal beauty and show the modern character of the composition.” ***** (Very Good Album)

Uwe Krusch – Pizzicato.lu – 15 October 2018

“One outstanding, possibly the most important Lied cycle, Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, has inspired Hans Zender for his composed interpretation. This work in its mid-twenties experiences a new recording with Julian Prégardien who digs deep in the wayfarer’s mood. Conducted by Robert Reimer the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie elaborates the details of the score with skilful dedication.”  ***** (Very Good Album)

“One outstanding, possibly the most important Lied cycle, Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, has inspired Hans Zender for his composed interpretation. This work in its mid-twenties experiences a new recording with Julian Prégardien who digs deep in the wayfarer’s mood. Conducted by Robert Reimer the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie elaborates the details of the score with skilful dedication.”  ***** (Very Good Album)

Uwe Krusch – Pizzicato.lu – 15 October 2018

“Persephone, a story based on a mythological tale, is a less known ballet music by Igor Stravinsky. This new recording from Finland with Andrew Staples and Pauline Cheviller shows a piece with peculiars colors, describing Earth and Hades. Salonen’s account of the piece is beautifully shaped and very atmospheric.” **** (Good Album)

“Persephone, a story based on a mythological tale, is a less known ballet music by Igor Stravinsky. This new recording from Finland with Andrew Staples and Pauline Cheviller shows a piece with peculiars colors, describing Earth and Hades. Salonen’s account of the piece is beautifully shaped and very atmospheric.” **** (Good Album)

Uwe Krusch – Pizzicato.lu – 17 October 2018
****  (Good Album)
****  (Good Album)
Uwe Krusch – Pizzicato.lu – 18 October 2018

“Finzi fans need have no hesitation in acquiring this highly attractive collection of some of his best, and best known, works… Paul Watkins is golden-toned throughout in a highly persuasive interpretation [Cello Concerto]… The weirdly proportioned but nonetheless wonderful Grand Fantasia concludes the disc. Here Louis Lortie’s rendition of the very extended cadenza-like passage is spine-tinglingly exciting, and indeed the whole performance is beyond criticism.”

“Finzi fans need have no hesitation in acquiring this highly attractive collection of some of his best, and best known, works… Paul Watkins is golden-toned throughout in a highly persuasive interpretation [Cello Concerto]… The weirdly proportioned but nonetheless wonderful Grand Fantasia concludes the disc. Here Louis Lortie’s rendition of the very extended cadenza-like passage is spine-tinglingly exciting, and indeed the whole performance is beyond criticism.”

Geoffrey Atkinson – British Music Society e-newsletter – October 2018

“Chandos are really looking after those of us who appreciate the wide-ranging skills of this fine contemporary composer, and this new CD is exemplary in its variety. The stand-out item in both interest and performance is the Saxophone Concerto, which is given a magnificent account in its range, emotion and swagger by Howard McGill… John Wilson and the orchestra play with great commitment, precision and tightness.”

“Chandos are really looking after those of us who appreciate the wide-ranging skills of this fine contemporary composer, and this new CD is exemplary in its variety. The stand-out item in both interest and performance is the Saxophone Concerto, which is given a magnificent account in its range, emotion and swagger by Howard McGill… John Wilson and the orchestra play with great commitment, precision and tightness.”

Geoffrey Atkinson – British Music Society e-newsletter – October 2018
“…All of the music is attractive and tuneful …" 
“…All of the music is attractive and tuneful …" 
Alan Cooper – British Music Society e-newsletter – October 2018

“…Hill’s interpretation is worthy of comparison with any.”

“…Hill’s interpretation is worthy of comparison with any.”

Terry Barfoot – MusicWeb-International.com – 28 September 2018

“… An album of rewarding works by the Finnish master.”

“… An album of rewarding works by the Finnish master.”

Stephen Barber – MusicWeb-International.com – 28 September 2018

“…this is a cracking release from Simon Rattle and the LSO… this new recording has the edge. It’s a significant centenary tribute to Lenny.”

“…this is a cracking release from Simon Rattle and the LSO… this new recording has the edge. It’s a significant centenary tribute to Lenny.”

John Quinn – MusicWeb-International.com – 27 September 2018

“… Henze for one or two players; outstanding playing, terrific recording, potentially infinite impact.”

“… Henze for one or two players; outstanding playing, terrific recording, potentially infinite impact.”

Richard Hanlon – MusicWeb-International.com – 27 September 2018

“… I have enjoyed these performances. The Kölner Akademie is a good ensemble, whose instrumentalists are joined by those admirable specialists on cornett and sackbut of Concerto Palatino. Among the singers I would like to mention especially the two sopranos Monika Mauch and Myriam Arbouz, as well as Georg Poplutz, in particular because of his role as Evangelist in the Actus Musicus… if you look for something less familiar for the Christmas period, this is certainly a disc to investigate.”

“… I have enjoyed these performances. The Kölner Akademie is a good ensemble, whose instrumentalists are joined by those admirable specialists on cornett and sackbut of Concerto Palatino. Among the singers I would like to mention especially the two sopranos Monika Mauch and Myriam Arbouz, as well as Georg Poplutz, in particular because of his role as Evangelist in the Actus Musicus… if you look for something less familiar for the Christmas period, this is certainly a disc to investigate.”

Johan van Veen – MusicWeb-International.com – 27 September 2018

“… One way or another, you should try to hear these revelatory performances of fine music.”

“… One way or another, you should try to hear these revelatory performances of fine music.”

Brian Wilson – MusicWeb-International.com – 26 September 2018

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