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  BBC Music Mag Awards

   Four releases are nominated

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  Grammy nomination

  'Serenade to..' up for award

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Presto Award winner!

Federico Colli wins Top 10 Recording of the Year

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Diapason d'Or de l'Année

Chandos won two awards, including Sound Recording

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ICMA nominations

Chandos has been nominated for two ICMA awards 2019!

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Album launch

Congratulations to Ferio for a fantastic Rhinegold Live!

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Musician in Residence

Ivan Ilic is new Musician in Residence at Ulster University

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Lifetime Achievement

Neeme Järvi wins 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 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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Allan Clayton: RPS winner

Allan wins RPS 2018 Singer award - congratulations!

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Apple Music Curator

Hear new playlists, remember classics, discover new music.

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Grammy Award Winners

Congratulations to distributed labels on Grammy wins

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"...These performances are gorgeous from beginning to end..."
"...These performances are gorgeous from beginning to end..."
Steven Kruger - Fanfare - Mar/Apr 2018
"...Do not hesitate for one moment to acquire this release.  This is fantastic playing of fantastic music that may just change minds about Kabalevsky.  Urgently recommended..."
"...Do not hesitate for one moment to acquire this release.  This is fantastic playing of fantastic music that may just change minds about Kabalevsky.  Urgently recommended..."
David DeBoor Canfield - Fanfare - Mar/Apr 2018
"...Firmly recommended..."
"...Firmly recommended..."
Huntley Dent - Fanfare - March/April 2018
"...The opening chords of Paul Hindemith's First Trio bring a burst of energy and blast of fresh air.  The sound is beautiful, even on the CD..."
"...The opening chords of Paul Hindemith's First Trio bring a burst of energy and blast of fresh air.  The sound is beautiful, even on the CD..."
James H. North - Fanfare - Mar/April 2018
"...The singing and vocal acting is at a high level throughout, and it is a sign of Heggie's stature that so many singers of importance choose to perform in his operas and learn new roles for him..."
"...The singing and vocal acting is at a high level throughout, and it is a sign of Heggie's stature that so many singers of importance choose to perform in his operas and learn new roles for him..."
Henry Fogel - Fanfare - Mar/April 2018
"...This is a thoroughly recommendable set, and the advantage of surround sound may be decisive for some..."
"...This is a thoroughly recommendable set, and the advantage of surround sound may be decisive for some..."
Huntley Dent - Fanfare - March/April 2018
"..Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy's collection of the three Chopin piano sonatas if the best signle-disc version I have ever heard..."
"..Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy's collection of the three Chopin piano sonatas if the best signle-disc version I have ever heard..."
Dave Saemann - Fanfare - Mar/Apr 2018
"...For collectors of Brian's music this is a mandatory purchase..."
"...For collectors of Brian's music this is a mandatory purchase..."
Phillip Scott - Fanfare - Mar/Apr 2018
"...With the variations Plowright puts a highly satisfying finish to his Brahms cycle.  Warmly recommended..."
"...With the variations Plowright puts a highly satisfying finish to his Brahms cycle.  Warmly recommended..."
Jerry Dubins - Fanfare - March/April 2018
"...This is one of the best-sounding Naxos recording that I have heard.  To sum up, this recording comfortably sits at or near the top of the large number of recordings of the Carmen and L'Arlésienne Suites..."
"...This is one of the best-sounding Naxos recording that I have heard.  To sum up, this recording comfortably sits at or near the top of the large number of recordings of the Carmen and L'Arlésienne Suites..."
Arthur Lintgen - Fanfare - March/April 2018
"...Ehnes's playing is an object lesson in pure tone evenly produced from top to bottom.  Few have played the Kreisler cadenza with such cool ease, and to keep it from sounding as anachronistic as it actually is..."
"...Ehnes's playing is an object lesson in pure tone evenly produced from top to bottom.  Few have played the Kreisler cadenza with such cool ease, and to keep it from sounding as anachronistic as it actually is..."
Huntley Dent - Fanfare - March/April 2018
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Tully Potter – ClassicalSource.com – 19 February 2019

Chamber Choice

Performance *****     Recording *****

“…This delightful, beautifully performed album by Tasmin Little and John Lenehan makes an emphatic, seemingly effortless case for their music for violin & piano; presenting all but one of Beach’s works in the genre alongside Smyth and Schumann’s singe contributions…”

Chamber Choice

Performance *****     Recording *****

“…This delightful, beautifully performed album by Tasmin Little and John Lenehan makes an emphatic, seemingly effortless case for their music for violin & piano; presenting all but one of Beach’s works in the genre alongside Smyth and Schumann’s singe contributions…”

Steph Power - BBC Music magazine - March 2019
"Jeremy Irons is the captivating narrator in this gorgeous fairytale, accompanied by beautifully arranged songs, familiar and newly-minted." ****
"Jeremy Irons is the captivating narrator in this gorgeous fairytale, accompanied by beautifully arranged songs, familiar and newly-minted." ****
Oliver Condy - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section)- March 2019
"... Combining oriental and western influences, Olsen's style is often spare and infused with melancholy but, at times, quite beguiling." ****
"... Combining oriental and western influences, Olsen's style is often spare and infused with melancholy but, at times, quite beguiling." ****
Jeremy Pound - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) – March 2019
"Kuhnau ... wrote utterly sublime cantatas and masses - the musicians here do them justice, and with a warm recorded sound." ****
"Kuhnau ... wrote utterly sublime cantatas and masses - the musicians here do them justice, and with a warm recorded sound." ****
Oliver Condy - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section)- March 2019

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