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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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Hear new playlists, remember classics, discover new music.

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Grammy Award Winners

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Editor's Choice - Vocal
 
Editor's Choice - Vocal
 
Alexandra Coghlan - Gramophone magazine - July 2019
"... The complexity of Zelenka's counterpoint and the angular contours of some of the choral lines make it difficult to perform successfully, though its challenges are admirably met here by the singers and players of laBarocca under Ruben Jais. The choral singing is superbly accomplished in its balance, dexterity and poise: the big fugues, clean and clear, have plenty of élan; there's real nobility and grandeur at the climax of the Credo; and the hushed Benedictus, in which the polyphony subsides into a hovering unison surrounded by a halo of string figurations, is exquisite in its luminosity. Jais finely judges the work's oscillations between ceremony, drama and reflection, while playing blends energy with great refinement..."
"... The complexity of Zelenka's counterpoint and the angular contours of some of the choral lines make it difficult to perform successfully, though its challenges are admirably met here by the singers and players of laBarocca under Ruben Jais. The choral singing is superbly accomplished in its balance, dexterity and poise: the big fugues, clean and clear, have plenty of élan; there's real nobility and grandeur at the climax of the Credo; and the hushed Benedictus, in which the polyphony subsides into a hovering unison surrounded by a halo of string figurations, is exquisite in its luminosity. Jais finely judges the work's oscillations between ceremony, drama and reflection, while playing blends energy with great refinement..."
Tim Ashley – Gramophone magazine – July 2019

“… The Fitzwilliam connection is clinched by Yate’s use of the Museum’s early 17th-century Tuscan harpsichord by Boni, a crisp, full-throated and deep-coloured beauty. Her playing is strong-fingered, buoyant and well-paced … this is an unusual and well-conceived programme, appealingly performed.”

“… The Fitzwilliam connection is clinched by Yate’s use of the Museum’s early 17th-century Tuscan harpsichord by Boni, a crisp, full-throated and deep-coloured beauty. Her playing is strong-fingered, buoyant and well-paced … this is an unusual and well-conceived programme, appealingly performed.”

Lindsay Kemp - Gramophone magazine - July 2019
Editor's Choice - Instrumental
"... This is richly communicative Mozart-playing, capturing a youthfulness touched with wisdom and undergirded by one of the most sensitive left hands around today. Experiencing it is akin to having made a new friend."
 
Editor's Choice - Instrumental
"... This is richly communicative Mozart-playing, capturing a youthfulness touched with wisdom and undergirded by one of the most sensitive left hands around today. Experiencing it is akin to having made a new friend."
 
Patrick Rucker - Gramophone magazine - July 2019
"... it's always gratifying to have another fine recording of this extraordinarily potent masterpiece, still as fresh as ever in its 75th-birthday year. The recording engineers have done a fantastic job for Helchen, catching him in a lifelike acoustic ..."
"... it's always gratifying to have another fine recording of this extraordinarily potent masterpiece, still as fresh as ever in its 75th-birthday year. The recording engineers have done a fantastic job for Helchen, catching him in a lifelike acoustic ..."
Harriet Smith - Gramophone magazine - July 2019
"... a strong contender in a crowded field."
"... a strong contender in a crowded field."
Jed Distler - Gramophone magazine - July 2019
"... This is recommended if this particular coupling appeals ..."
"... This is recommended if this particular coupling appeals ..."
Richard Whitehouse - Gramophone magazine - July 2019

“… The performances are persuasive … The sultry tone that Friend adopts at the start of Faune is admirably sustained throughout …[De Silva] comes into his own in the Fauré Sonata, matching the sweep and elegance of Friend’s phrasing with playing of considerable suppleness and subtlety throughout… very enjoyable …”

“… The performances are persuasive … The sultry tone that Friend adopts at the start of Faune is admirably sustained throughout …[De Silva] comes into his own in the Fauré Sonata, matching the sweep and elegance of Friend’s phrasing with playing of considerable suppleness and subtlety throughout… very enjoyable …”

Tim Ashley – Gramophone magazine – July 2019
"... A fascinating addition to the Quintet discography."
"... A fascinating addition to the Quintet discography."
Harriet Smith - Gramophone magazine - July 2019
"... The performances are virtuoso in knowledge. I listen in awe and bowed respect to Il Giardino Armonico's 14 players as they perform on 33 different instruments over 27 tracks. From Gawain Glenton's improvisatory magic to Stefano Barneschi's divisions that flicker in brilliance, we are immersed in a sound world simultaneously wild and eloquent... A highlight is the anonymous 1th-century pavana after which the album is named. Heaving in opulence, 'La morte della Ragione' is rich in bass and charged with sensual energy. The solo playing in the early woodwind, brass and strings is constantly inventive, curiously discursive, capricious in scales and lavish in ornament. A carnival of the weird and wonderful from start to finish."
"... The performances are virtuoso in knowledge. I listen in awe and bowed respect to Il Giardino Armonico's 14 players as they perform on 33 different instruments over 27 tracks. From Gawain Glenton's improvisatory magic to Stefano Barneschi's divisions that flicker in brilliance, we are immersed in a sound world simultaneously wild and eloquent... A highlight is the anonymous 1th-century pavana after which the album is named. Heaving in opulence, 'La morte della Ragione' is rich in bass and charged with sensual energy. The solo playing in the early woodwind, brass and strings is constantly inventive, curiously discursive, capricious in scales and lavish in ornament. A carnival of the weird and wonderful from start to finish."
Mark Seow - Gramophone magazine - July 2019
"...'Jet Set' is a pleasing, varied programme, played finely by The New Dutch Academy ... The Two Abel Symphonies ... plus Murphey's violinism in the concerto - are particular highlights."
"...'Jet Set' is a pleasing, varied programme, played finely by The New Dutch Academy ... The Two Abel Symphonies ... plus Murphey's violinism in the concerto - are particular highlights."
David Threasher – Gramophone magazine – July 2019

Editor’s Choice – Orchestral

“Sakari Oramo has recorded precious little Sibelius since his time in Birmingham but don’t think the repertoire on this disc constitutes anything less than a mighty statement. We have Sibelius in three different but vital modes – linguistic cornerstones, even – on which the BBC Symphony’s chief conductor brings deep insights to bear…”

Editor’s Choice – Orchestral

“Sakari Oramo has recorded precious little Sibelius since his time in Birmingham but don’t think the repertoire on this disc constitutes anything less than a mighty statement. We have Sibelius in three different but vital modes – linguistic cornerstones, even – on which the BBC Symphony’s chief conductor brings deep insights to bear…”

Andrew Mellor – Gramophone magazine – July 2019
"... it's Gerald Finley's wonderous delivery of a restrained but soulful vocal line that makes the song-cycle True Fire 92014)..."
"... it's Gerald Finley's wonderous delivery of a restrained but soulful vocal line that makes the song-cycle True Fire 92014)..."
Andrew Mellor - Gramophone magazine - July 2019

Editor’s Choice – Orchestral

“… This series of discs is shaping up to be a serious front-runner in a cycle of works that has never wanted for fine recordings… For this concerto pairing, there are few recordings as fine.”

Editor’s Choice – Orchestral

“… This series of discs is shaping up to be a serious front-runner in a cycle of works that has never wanted for fine recordings… For this concerto pairing, there are few recordings as fine.”

David Threasher – Gramophone magazine – July 2019

“… Gardner is often keenly alert to both the emotional tone and innovations in sonority and structure of each work. Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt is particularly fine … The CBSO … are superbly responsive throughout, playing with a combination of great brio and scrupulous attention to detail… The Chandos recording is warm, spacious and carefully balanced. It’s an excellent conclusion to a very fine series.”

“… Gardner is often keenly alert to both the emotional tone and innovations in sonority and structure of each work. Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt is particularly fine … The CBSO … are superbly responsive throughout, playing with a combination of great brio and scrupulous attention to detail… The Chandos recording is warm, spacious and carefully balanced. It’s an excellent conclusion to a very fine series.”

Tim Ashley – Gramophone magazine – July 2019
"... The playing of the Malmo Symphony Orchestra under Darrell Ang is vividly expressive and the recording is first-class."
"... The playing of the Malmo Symphony Orchestra under Darrell Ang is vividly expressive and the recording is first-class."
Christian Hoskins - Gramophone magazine - June 2019

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