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Wilson on Gramophone

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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

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Mariss Jansons

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Mariss on Chandos

Purcell's Dido & Aeneas

Chaconne release is R3's Recommended Recording

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ICMA 2020 Awards

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Recording of the Week!

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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

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SoL's Triumphant Return!

John Wilson re-establishes SoL with Korngold release

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LPO's New Conductor

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A Life in Music

Marking 100 years since pioneer Tommy Reilly's birth

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Performance ***    Recording ****

“… Goossens revels in quick-changing, imaginative orchestral textures, succulently displayed in Chandos’s typically lustrous and wide-ranging recording.”

Performance ***    Recording ****

“… Goossens revels in quick-changing, imaginative orchestral textures, succulently displayed in Chandos’s typically lustrous and wide-ranging recording.”

Geoff Brown – BBC Music magazine – March 2020

From an article on Sofia Gubaidulina

Essential Recording 

“An extraordinary performance of one of Gudbaidulina’s most bizarre yet atmospheric works, featuring choir & a virtuosic cello part.”


 

From an article on Sofia Gubaidulina

Essential Recording 

“An extraordinary performance of one of Gudbaidulina’s most bizarre yet atmospheric works, featuring choir & a virtuosic cello part.”


 
Daniel Jaffe – BBC Music magazine – March 2020

“This eminently worthwhile release from the Australian Trio Anima Mundi opens the window on a neglected corpus of English chamber music, the coal-smoke nostalgia of Muriel Draper’s Music at Midnight a rustle away… “

“This eminently worthwhile release from the Australian Trio Anima Mundi opens the window on a neglected corpus of English chamber music, the coal-smoke nostalgia of Muriel Draper’s Music at Midnight a rustle away… “

Ates Orga - International Piano magazine - March 2020
"... a quietly delightful disc, nicely recorded ..."
"... a quietly delightful disc, nicely recorded ..."
Guy Rickards - International Piano magazine - March 2020

Review for SIGCD833 & 834

“The third and fourth volumes of Llyr Williams’ Schubert cycle for Signum are issued as separate discs. The piano sound on both is warm yet detailed, qualities that could equally apply to Williams’ playing. His strength is finding tempos that feel right, something immediately noticeable in the first Impromptu of the D899 set. Assertion without over-emphasis is another of Williams’ strengths, as is a sure and firm sense of rhythm … There is no doubt that Williams’ Schubert is compelling, even considering the wealth of fine alternatives available … Temptingly, disc seven of this series will comprise transcriptions of Schubert Lieder, offering yet another slant on Williams’ Schubert.”

Review for SIGCD833 & 834

“The third and fourth volumes of Llyr Williams’ Schubert cycle for Signum are issued as separate discs. The piano sound on both is warm yet detailed, qualities that could equally apply to Williams’ playing. His strength is finding tempos that feel right, something immediately noticeable in the first Impromptu of the D899 set. Assertion without over-emphasis is another of Williams’ strengths, as is a sure and firm sense of rhythm … There is no doubt that Williams’ Schubert is compelling, even considering the wealth of fine alternatives available … Temptingly, disc seven of this series will comprise transcriptions of Schubert Lieder, offering yet another slant on Williams’ Schubert.”

Colin Clarke - International Piano magazine - March 2020

Review for SIGCD833 & 834

“The third and fourth volumes of Llyr Williams’ Schubert cycle for Signum are issued as separate discs. The piano sound on both is warm yet detailed, qualities that could equally apply to Williams’ playing. His strength is finding tempos that feel right, something immediately noticeable in the first Impromptu of the D899 set. Assertion without over-emphasis is another of Williams’ strengths, as is a sure and firm sense of rhythm … There is no doubt that Williams’ Schubert is compelling, even considering the wealth of fine alternatives available … Temptingly, disc seven of this series will comprise transcriptions of Schubert Lieder, offering yet another slant on Williams’ Schubert.”

Review for SIGCD833 & 834

“The third and fourth volumes of Llyr Williams’ Schubert cycle for Signum are issued as separate discs. The piano sound on both is warm yet detailed, qualities that could equally apply to Williams’ playing. His strength is finding tempos that feel right, something immediately noticeable in the first Impromptu of the D899 set. Assertion without over-emphasis is another of Williams’ strengths, as is a sure and firm sense of rhythm … There is no doubt that Williams’ Schubert is compelling, even considering the wealth of fine alternatives available … Temptingly, disc seven of this series will comprise transcriptions of Schubert Lieder, offering yet another slant on Williams’ Schubert.”

Colin Clarke - International Piano magazine - March 2020

“This release oozes integrity, both in musicological and performance terms. Right from the off, Uhlig offers revelatory Schumann playing… The Fantasiestücke are given all the space they need, a superb performance. But the true joy of this disc is the (pardon the pun) unsung Gesänge der Frühe, one of Schumann’s finest piano works. Uhlig’s performance is the result of deep contemplation. Andsnes has championed this piece previously; Uhlig is just as fine.”

“This release oozes integrity, both in musicological and performance terms. Right from the off, Uhlig offers revelatory Schumann playing… The Fantasiestücke are given all the space they need, a superb performance. But the true joy of this disc is the (pardon the pun) unsung Gesänge der Frühe, one of Schumann’s finest piano works. Uhlig’s performance is the result of deep contemplation. Andsnes has championed this piece previously; Uhlig is just as fine.”

Bryce Morrison - International Piano magazine - March 2020

“… Lortie plays with unfailing expertise. The Allegro appassionato and the Rhapsodie d’Auvergne are sparkling makeweights and Chandos’s sound and balance are immaculate.”

“… Lortie plays with unfailing expertise. The Allegro appassionato and the Rhapsodie d’Auvergne are sparkling makeweights and Chandos’s sound and balance are immaculate.”

Bryce Morrison - International Piano magazine - March 2020
Nominee for Best Classical Solo or Chamber Album Award
Nominee for Best Classical Solo or Chamber Album Award
JUNO Awards 2020

“…On paper, one might despair that this is yet another in the long line of historically informed Four Seasons … Yet such is the beguiling sincerity of Schayegh’s playing and the ravishing sound she produces – you can almost sense her holding musical hands with the likes of Christian Ferras or Augustin Dumay on occasion – and the no-holds-barred sensitivity and commitment of the nine-piece Musica Fiorita under harpsichordist and director Daniela Dolci, that any potential reservations virtually dissolve into inconsequence. A ‘safe’ library version this may not be – the couplings are less overtly colourful – yet I found it an at-times gripping and enchanting experience.”

“…On paper, one might despair that this is yet another in the long line of historically informed Four Seasons … Yet such is the beguiling sincerity of Schayegh’s playing and the ravishing sound she produces – you can almost sense her holding musical hands with the likes of Christian Ferras or Augustin Dumay on occasion – and the no-holds-barred sensitivity and commitment of the nine-piece Musica Fiorita under harpsichordist and director Daniela Dolci, that any potential reservations virtually dissolve into inconsequence. A ‘safe’ library version this may not be – the couplings are less overtly colourful – yet I found it an at-times gripping and enchanting experience.”

Julian Haylock - The Strad - February 2020

The Strad Recommends

“Since 1926, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio has been garnering fine recordings, with a benchmark account by Gilel, Kogan and Rostropovich … This new performance is among the best. The ‘Great Artist’ being commemorated, Nikolai Rubinstein, was a fine pianist and the piano anchors the work: Yevgeny Sudbin is a terrific player and his colleagues are well matched… Well balanced recordings, with virtuosity placed at the service of the music.”

The Strad Recommends

“Since 1926, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio has been garnering fine recordings, with a benchmark account by Gilel, Kogan and Rostropovich … This new performance is among the best. The ‘Great Artist’ being commemorated, Nikolai Rubinstein, was a fine pianist and the piano anchors the work: Yevgeny Sudbin is a terrific player and his colleagues are well matched… Well balanced recordings, with virtuosity placed at the service of the music.”

Tully Potter – The Strad – February 2020
"Victor Julien-La Ferrière ... brings a natural lyricism to these Russian cello works... The recording is intimate, immediate and clear ..."
"Victor Julien-La Ferrière ... brings a natural lyricism to these Russian cello works... The recording is intimate, immediate and clear ..."
Janet Banks - The Strad - February 2020
"Richly coloured playing in the second volume from a terrific duo."
"Richly coloured playing in the second volume from a terrific duo."
Tim Homfray - The Strad - February 2020
"Plenty of gold to be mined here in an enterprising collection of concertos."
"Plenty of gold to be mined here in an enterprising collection of concertos."
Joanne Talbot - The Strad - February 2020
"Bach son's intriguing concertos teeter on the border of Baroque and Classical"
"Bach son's intriguing concertos teeter on the border of Baroque and Classical"
David Threasher - The Strad - February 2020
"English Baroque Soloists leader shines in the solo spotlight... Much to savour"
"English Baroque Soloists leader shines in the solo spotlight... Much to savour"
Andrew Mellor - The Strad - February 2020

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