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Congratulations to Silesian Quartet, winner of the Chamber Award for their Bacewicz album.

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Congrats to our new CBE!

Sarah Connolly and Gerald Finley recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Orchestral Choice

'Every detail is clear and well placed in these excellent recordings.'

BBC Music, July 2017

 

JiÅ™í BÄ›lohlávek (1946-2017)

The leading conductor passed away on June 1st, after a long-term illness. He leaves behind him a tremendous discography, including major recordings with the Czech Philharmonic and BBC Symphony Orchestras.  Click here for more.

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"First performed in 1991, Lento is a timeless piece, both an intensely personal continuation of the English pastoral tradition and a far more convincing assertion of the continuing expressive power of tonal music than anything in Pärt's world of faux-religiosity."

 
"First performed in 1991, Lento is a timeless piece, both an intensely personal continuation of the English pastoral tradition and a far more convincing assertion of the continuing expressive power of tonal music than anything in Pärt's world of faux-religiosity."

 
Andrew Clements - The Guardian
"An enigmatic orchestral chorale … like Gorecki’s Third Symphony, it is stuff that cults are made of ..." 
"An enigmatic orchestral chorale … like Gorecki’s Third Symphony, it is stuff that cults are made of ..." 
Gramophone magazine

“As I said when I reviewed this disc in its Marco Polo garb in 1999: “recording engineers and acoustic architects of the world should be flying to Pécs to use and study this fine concert hall. The sound of this recording is magnificent. There’s magnificence and beauty among the blistering tragedy of these two symphonies of the last century.”

“As I said when I reviewed this disc in its Marco Polo garb in 1999: “recording engineers and acoustic architects of the world should be flying to Pécs to use and study this fine concert hall. The sound of this recording is magnificent. There’s magnificence and beauty among the blistering tragedy of these two symphonies of the last century.”

Rob Barnett - Musicweb-International.com - September 2017

“A thrilling performance of L’Homme et son désir expands our idea of Milhaud beyond ‘beef-on-the-rood’. The eerie wordless choir evokes sultry passions.” ***

“A thrilling performance of L’Homme et son désir expands our idea of Milhaud beyond ‘beef-on-the-rood’. The eerie wordless choir evokes sultry passions.” ***

Classics FM magazine ? September 2005

“This is magnificent ... I urge the purchase of this disc forthwith... This new Naxos disc has caused me to revise my opinions upwards. Everyone of these performances is stunningly good, but more importantly – the musical understanding of the conductor Jean-Claude Casedesus has come as a series of revelations ...”

“This is magnificent ... I urge the purchase of this disc forthwith... This new Naxos disc has caused me to revise my opinions upwards. Everyone of these performances is stunningly good, but more importantly – the musical understanding of the conductor Jean-Claude Casedesus has come as a series of revelations ...”

Robert Matthew-Walker ? International Record Review ? October 2005
'The recorded sound, full of presence and atmosphere, is state-of-the-art'
'The recorded sound, full of presence and atmosphere, is state-of-the-art'
BBC Music Magazine
'Music that reveals skill and a fertile imagination'
'Music that reveals skill and a fertile imagination'
Gramophone
'An invaluable reminder of Imogen Holst's gifts as a composer'
'An invaluable reminder of Imogen Holst's gifts as a composer'
BBC Radio 3 Record Review
'A touching and beautifully presented tribute to a significant figure in 20th-century British music'
'A touching and beautifully presented tribute to a significant figure in 20th-century British music'
The Guardian
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***  (Good Album)
Gabriele Cesaretti - Musica magazine (Italy) - October 2017
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****  (Excellent Album)           **** (Exceptional Sound)
Xavier de Gaulle - Classica magazine (France) - October 2017
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**** (Excellent Album)        *** (Good Sound)
Stephane Friederich - Classica magazine (France) - October 2017
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Stephane Friederich - Classica magazine (France) - October 2017
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**** (Excellent Album)        **** (Exceptional Sound)
Jean-Noel Courcoureux - Classica magazine (France) - October 2017
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***** (Excellent Album)         **** (Exceptional Sound)
Jean-Noel Courcoureux - Classica magazine (France) - October 2017
*** ( Good Album)        **** (Exceptional Sound)
*** ( Good Album)        **** (Exceptional Sound)
Romaric Gergorin - Classica magazine (France) - October 2017

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