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  BBC Music Mag Win!

   Early Opera Co. wins award

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Tasmin Little Honoured

Tasmin Little awarded Personality of the Year at BBC

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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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"... this is an excellent collection of some of Shostakovich's best film music ..."
"... this is an excellent collection of some of Shostakovich's best film music ..."
Arthur Lintgen - Fanfare - March/April 2007

Performance ***      Sound *****

"... Also recorded for the first time is The Loves of Joanna Godden, a Hardy-esque rural drama ... the sweeping score credibly reconstructed by Stephen Hogger and splendidly played by the BBC forces ..."

Performance ***      Sound *****

"... Also recorded for the first time is The Loves of Joanna Godden, a Hardy-esque rural drama ... the sweeping score credibly reconstructed by Stephen Hogger and splendidly played by the BBC forces ..."

Michael Scott Rohan - BBC Music magazine - August 2006
"... This release is essential for Alwyn's devoted followers ..."
"... This release is essential for Alwyn's devoted followers ..."
PL - Music from the Movies Issue 50 - Autumn 2006
"... The playing here is beautifully shaded and balanced ..." ****
"... The playing here is beautifully shaded and balanced ..." ****
Anna Picard - The Independent - 18 September 2005
"... The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under Rumon Gamba, who has Korngold's style at his fingertips, is very fine indeed, as is the recording, and the result is a quite fabulous record whose musical importance may well be out of all significance to that which at first sight it appears to be."
"... The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under Rumon Gamba, who has Korngold's style at his fingertips, is very fine indeed, as is the recording, and the result is a quite fabulous record whose musical importance may well be out of all significance to that which at first sight it appears to be."
Robert Matthew-Walker - International Record Review - November 2005
"... Rumon Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic are completely at home in this colourful repertoire (the superb brass section has a field day) and the sound is as spectacularly rich and detailed as one could possibly wish. Recommended with enthusiasm."
"... Rumon Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic are completely at home in this colourful repertoire (the superb brass section has a field day) and the sound is as spectacularly rich and detailed as one could possibly wish. Recommended with enthusiasm."
Andrew Achenbach - Gramophone magazine - November 2005
"... Stanley Black was an expert at painting musical canvases with a big band or a large orchestra. The music is rarely background, always striving to add to the intensity of the screen action and always guiding the audience to the correct emotional response. Chandos' selection is brilliant - a worthy addition to their wonderful series featuring British composers - and leaves the listener yearning for a second volume."
"... Stanley Black was an expert at painting musical canvases with a big band or a large orchestra. The music is rarely background, always striving to add to the intensity of the screen action and always guiding the audience to the correct emotional response. Chandos' selection is brilliant - a worthy addition to their wonderful series featuring British composers - and leaves the listener yearning for a second volume."
AK - Music from the Movies No. 47 - Winter 2005
Performance ****      Sound *****
"... there's plenty to admire in the BBC Philharmonic's typically full-blooded playing, and Rumon Gamba has the knack of conjuring real atmosphere from the notes on the page."
Performance ****      Sound *****
"... there's plenty to admire in the BBC Philharmonic's typically full-blooded playing, and Rumon Gamba has the knack of conjuring real atmosphere from the notes on the page."
Matthew Rye - BBC Music magazine - November 2004
Performance ****      Recording *****
 
Performance ****      Recording *****
 
David Nice - BBC Music magazine - June 2004
"The revival of interest in the film music of Dmitri Shostakovich continues with this magnificent new recording of three of his soundtracks by conductor Vassily Sinaisky and the BBC Philharmonic ..." ****
"The revival of interest in the film music of Dmitri Shostakovich continues with this magnificent new recording of three of his soundtracks by conductor Vassily Sinaisky and the BBC Philharmonic ..." ****
Howard Maxford - Film Review magazine - February 2007
"... Whether in music that is threatening, bleak or buoyant, Bax's dramatic skill is underlined in this vivid BBC Philharmonic performance."
"... Whether in music that is threatening, bleak or buoyant, Bax's dramatic skill is underlined in this vivid BBC Philharmonic performance."
Geoffrey Norris - The Telegraph - 25 October 2003
Best Buy
"... sumptuously recorded and with a fascinating booklet, Gamba and the Philharmonic do Bax proud..." ****
Best Buy
"... sumptuously recorded and with a fascinating booklet, Gamba and the Philharmonic do Bax proud..." ****
Jeremy Nicholas - Classic FM magazine - January 2004
Performance *****      Recording *****
"...His [Addinsell] ability not merely to reflect but create atmosphere rose to brilliance in Goodbye Mr Chips, whose reconstructed score receives its premiere recording. The BBC Philharmonic plays throughout with touching grace and Martin Roscoe plays the concerto with the same care that he might afford to Rachmaninov, who surely provided its inspiration."
Performance *****      Recording *****
"...His [Addinsell] ability not merely to reflect but create atmosphere rose to brilliance in Goodbye Mr Chips, whose reconstructed score receives its premiere recording. The BBC Philharmonic plays throughout with touching grace and Martin Roscoe plays the concerto with the same care that he might afford to Rachmaninov, who surely provided its inspiration."
Yorkshire Post - April 2003
"Its good to hear more of Richard Addinsell than the Warsaw Concerto ... the stunning introduction to Goodbye Mr Chips, with its rousing school song, has a John Williams-like sweep. Particularly evocative is the ephemeral Blithe Spirit, touched with humor and orchestrated (by collaborator Roy Douglas) with mastery. The suite from Scrooge is a charming pastiche of familiar carols and dramatic scoring ... Rumon Gamba's work is ideal, performances are first-rate, and sonics could hardly be bettered."
"Its good to hear more of Richard Addinsell than the Warsaw Concerto ... the stunning introduction to Goodbye Mr Chips, with its rousing school song, has a John Williams-like sweep. Particularly evocative is the ephemeral Blithe Spirit, touched with humor and orchestrated (by collaborator Roy Douglas) with mastery. The suite from Scrooge is a charming pastiche of familiar carols and dramatic scoring ... Rumon Gamba's work is ideal, performances are first-rate, and sonics could hardly be bettered."
Koldys - American Record Guide - July/August 2003
"... a strong recommendation ..."
"... a strong recommendation ..."
David Gutman - Gramophone magazine - January 2003
"... Throughout the Philharmonic play with admirable polish and precision."
"... Throughout the Philharmonic play with admirable polish and precision."
Financial Times - 31 December 2002

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