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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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"... Stephen Cleobury looks towards the sunset of his long reign at King's with a disc that. frolicsome Monteverdi and celebratory Scheidt aside, consists largely of songful serenity." ****
"... Stephen Cleobury looks towards the sunset of his long reign at King's with a disc that. frolicsome Monteverdi and celebratory Scheidt aside, consists largely of songful serenity." ****
Jeremy Pound - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) – July 2019
"... stylistically varied and very enjoyable." ****
"... stylistically varied and very enjoyable." ****
Jeremy Pound - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) – July 2019
"Davies's vocal, Fretwork's cut and thrust and Nyman's singular vision are seemingly perfect bedfellows. This is beautifully melancholic and, by turns, delightfully spare." *****
"Davies's vocal, Fretwork's cut and thrust and Nyman's singular vision are seemingly perfect bedfellows. This is beautifully melancholic and, by turns, delightfully spare." *****
Michael Beek - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - July 2019
"Reich played by Reich experts... there's a real depth to every clap, hot and note. The live recording lifts the drama - you feel right on the edge of every beat." ****
"Reich played by Reich experts... there's a real depth to every clap, hot and note. The live recording lifts the drama - you feel right on the edge of every beat." ****
Freya Parr - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) - July 2019
"Leighton's Mass is scintillating ... Fort brings out some expressive singing ..." ***
"Leighton's Mass is scintillating ... Fort brings out some expressive singing ..." ***
Oliver Condy - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section)- July 2019
"Their [Belceas Quartet] performances are gutsy, rustic, raw, relentless, pushing tempos and rubatos to extremes. It's thrillingly strange." *****
"Their [Belceas Quartet] performances are gutsy, rustic, raw, relentless, pushing tempos and rubatos to extremes. It's thrillingly strange." *****
Rebecca Franks - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) - July 2019
"... This is simply wonderful stuff." *****
"... This is simply wonderful stuff." *****
Jeremy Pound - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) – July 2019

Performance ****      Recording ****

“… It has been rightly said that virginals music can be played on any instrument that happens to be handy, though of course some pieces are better suited to one instrument than to another. Yates has chosen a single-manual Italian harpsichord, dating from the first half of the 17th century and housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. She has chosen well, for its distinctive sound beautifully assists the linear clarity of the music, especially rewarding in the pieces by Peter Phillips and Domenico Zipoli, as well as preserving something of the characteristic warmth of virginals. All-in-all this is a fascinating musical journey, clearly and elegantly signposted by Yates’s accompanying notes …”

Performance ****      Recording ****

“… It has been rightly said that virginals music can be played on any instrument that happens to be handy, though of course some pieces are better suited to one instrument than to another. Yates has chosen a single-manual Italian harpsichord, dating from the first half of the 17th century and housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. She has chosen well, for its distinctive sound beautifully assists the linear clarity of the music, especially rewarding in the pieces by Peter Phillips and Domenico Zipoli, as well as preserving something of the characteristic warmth of virginals. All-in-all this is a fascinating musical journey, clearly and elegantly signposted by Yates’s accompanying notes …”

Nicholas Anderson - BBC Music magazine – July 2019
Performance *****      Recording *****
"... Hugely recommendable and at a budget price it's a steal."
Performance *****      Recording *****
"... Hugely recommendable and at a budget price it's a steal."
Paul Riley – BBC Music magazine – July 2019

Performance ****      Recording ****

“… the disc showcases Friend’s creamily luxuriant tone, supported by Rohan da Silva’s refined pianism. Lyrical favourites of both composers are convincingly conveyed … Après un rêve and Clair de lune are charming, while La fille aux cheveux de lin, with its low tessitura, is the most idiomatic. It is all lovely …”

Performance ****      Recording ****

“… the disc showcases Friend’s creamily luxuriant tone, supported by Rohan da Silva’s refined pianism. Lyrical favourites of both composers are convincingly conveyed … Après un rêve and Clair de lune are charming, while La fille aux cheveux de lin, with its low tessitura, is the most idiomatic. It is all lovely …”

Christopher Dingle – BBC Music magazine – July 2019
Chamber Choice
Performance *****      Recording ****
"Pianist and cellist generate mystery and intensity." in Beethoven
Chamber Choice
Performance *****      Recording ****
"Pianist and cellist generate mystery and intensity." in Beethoven
Michael Church - BBC Music magazine – July 2019

Performance ****      Recording *****

"... Sampson's mix of silken tonal quality and cutting dramatic instincts makes the journey a compelling one, and in Joseph Middleton she has an accompanist who constantly brings extra illumination without barging obtrusively into the spotlight."

Performance ****      Recording *****

"... Sampson's mix of silken tonal quality and cutting dramatic instincts makes the journey a compelling one, and in Joseph Middleton she has an accompanist who constantly brings extra illumination without barging obtrusively into the spotlight."

Terry Blain - BBC Music magazine - July 2019
Performance ****     Recording ****
"... A glint of sunlight, inspired and inspiring."
Performance ****     Recording ****
"... A glint of sunlight, inspired and inspiring."
Paul Riley – BBC Music magazine – July 2019
Performance *****      Recording ****
"... The repertoire spans an ambitious five centuries, and the ensemble adapts its style and resources with protean flexibility. Monteverdi's Era l'anima mea sounds sensuous and intimate, the voice parts shaded with an apt sfumatura, while Shaping the Invisible - a new commission by Adrian Williams to a Leonardo-inspired poem by Gillian Clarke os a glittering display of vocal effects and techniques..."
Performance *****      Recording ****
"... The repertoire spans an ambitious five centuries, and the ensemble adapts its style and resources with protean flexibility. Monteverdi's Era l'anima mea sounds sensuous and intimate, the voice parts shaded with an apt sfumatura, while Shaping the Invisible - a new commission by Adrian Williams to a Leonardo-inspired poem by Gillian Clarke os a glittering display of vocal effects and techniques..."
Kate Bolton-Porciatti - BBC Music magazine - July 2019
Performance ****      Recording ****
"... The Houston Chamber Choir under director Robert Simpson are therefore far from the first to record the complete choral works, but their consummate singing, remarkably homogenous choral textures and Robert Simpson's taut direction demand consideration alongside the best versions. The organ at the Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall has a strong French accent, and the idiomatic colours drawn from it by Ken Cowan are finely judged to lift the voices in the Requiem. Cecilia Duarte is luminously poignant in the Pie Jesu, aided by Norman Fischer's cello counterpoint, while the Panamanian tenor Eduardo Tercero sings the solos of the Messe Cum Jubilo with effortless conviction. The motets are similarly clear and accomplished. It is all impressive ..."
Performance ****      Recording ****
"... The Houston Chamber Choir under director Robert Simpson are therefore far from the first to record the complete choral works, but their consummate singing, remarkably homogenous choral textures and Robert Simpson's taut direction demand consideration alongside the best versions. The organ at the Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall has a strong French accent, and the idiomatic colours drawn from it by Ken Cowan are finely judged to lift the voices in the Requiem. Cecilia Duarte is luminously poignant in the Pie Jesu, aided by Norman Fischer's cello counterpoint, while the Panamanian tenor Eduardo Tercero sings the solos of the Messe Cum Jubilo with effortless conviction. The motets are similarly clear and accomplished. It is all impressive ..."
Christopher Dingle - BBC Music magazine - July2019
Choral & Song Choice
Performance *****      Recording ****
"What an unexpected treat this recital is, although given Julian Prégardien's earlier experiments with the Lied genre (see his groundbreaking Winterreise), it's unsurprising that he pushes the boundary... Listeners who know Dichterliebe intimately, and think they know the Schumann's pretty well, will discover many fresh delights."
Choral & Song Choice
Performance *****      Recording ****
"What an unexpected treat this recital is, although given Julian Prégardien's earlier experiments with the Lied genre (see his groundbreaking Winterreise), it's unsurprising that he pushes the boundary... Listeners who know Dichterliebe intimately, and think they know the Schumann's pretty well, will discover many fresh delights."
Natasha Loges - BBC Music magazine - July 2019

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