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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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“This is a fine conclusion to the Hong Kong Ring Cycle, a great achievement for the orchestra and its administration. Van Zweden’s conducting is satisfying in its integrity, sensitively supporting the singers while maintaining a sweeping line to the dramatic arc – the big show-pieces are grand and thrilling without overheating …” ***½

“This is a fine conclusion to the Hong Kong Ring Cycle, a great achievement for the orchestra and its administration. Van Zweden’s conducting is satisfying in its integrity, sensitively supporting the singers while maintaining a sweeping line to the dramatic arc – the big show-pieces are grand and thrilling without overheating …” ***½

Limelightmagazine.com.au – 15 April 2019

“…The orchestra is superb. Petrenko never forgets that the music tells a story: he finds tenderness in The Firebird’s Round Dance, menace in Kashchei’s Infernal Dance, and warmth in the rich string harmonies that colour so much of this ballet. He is fully alive to the drama of the Coq d’Or, especially its frenzied final moments, and highly characterful elsewhere… Petrenko’s coupling is unique, brilliantly played, and reproduced in sensational sound.”  *****

“…The orchestra is superb. Petrenko never forgets that the music tells a story: he finds tenderness in The Firebird’s Round Dance, menace in Kashchei’s Infernal Dance, and warmth in the rich string harmonies that colour so much of this ballet. He is fully alive to the drama of the Coq d’Or, especially its frenzied final moments, and highly characterful elsewhere… Petrenko’s coupling is unique, brilliantly played, and reproduced in sensational sound.”  *****

Phillip Scott – Limelightmagazine.com.au – 15 April 2019

Album of the Week

“…I do urge you to hear these fine performances, which are, as always, with Chandos (about to celebrate their 40th Anniversary) exceptionally well recorded, and very well played by all concerned.”

Album of the Week

“…I do urge you to hear these fine performances, which are, as always, with Chandos (about to celebrate their 40th Anniversary) exceptionally well recorded, and very well played by all concerned.”

David Mellor – ClassicFm.com – 19 April 2019
Instrumental Choice
Performance *****      Recording *****
“Imogen Coopers’ Beethoven is sensitive and full of joy.”
Instrumental Choice
Performance *****      Recording *****
“Imogen Coopers’ Beethoven is sensitive and full of joy.”
Michael Church - BBC Music magazine - May 2019
"...excellently sung." ***
"...excellently sung." ***
Jeremy Pound - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - May 2019
"A rich offering on a theme of interfaith connectivity. The Japanese lullaby-inspired Zen Love Song and title work Love Abide are totally absorbing." *****
"A rich offering on a theme of interfaith connectivity. The Japanese lullaby-inspired Zen Love Song and title work Love Abide are totally absorbing." *****
Michael Beek - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - May 2019
"I enjoyed these works by the great late 19th-century cellist-composer they're not masterpieces by any means, but their rollicking tunes and inventive figuration male for a fun listen." ****
"I enjoyed these works by the great late 19th-century cellist-composer they're not masterpieces by any means, but their rollicking tunes and inventive figuration male for a fun listen." ****
Oliver Condy - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - May 2019
"... Billy the Kid ... is played with terrific swagger by Slatkin's Detroit forces." ****
"... Billy the Kid ... is played with terrific swagger by Slatkin's Detroit forces." ****
Jeremy Pound - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - May 2019
"... a rewarding listen." ****
"... a rewarding listen." ****
Rebecca Franks - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - May 2019
Performance ****      Recording *****
"...Altino has a sense of pacing throughout ... and the colours he draws from his instrument are well-caught by the recording."
Performance ****      Recording *****
"...Altino has a sense of pacing throughout ... and the colours he draws from his instrument are well-caught by the recording."
Martin Cotton - BBC Music magazine - May 2019
Performance ****      Recording *****
Performance ****      Recording *****
Julian Haylock - BBC Music magazine - May 2019
Performance ****      Recording *****
"... Contrasting the solo voices of Contrapuntus with the full-bodied choral sound. Rees sculpts the musical lines in low and high relief; delicately etched passages exquisitely sung by the solo voices of Contrapuntus give way to the sonorous, often seraphic, sound of the full ensemble. These dramatic contrasts make the Trinity Sunday Mass one of the masterpieces of Tudor polyphony... The recording is faultlessly engineered; lucid and vividly present."
Performance ****      Recording *****
"... Contrasting the solo voices of Contrapuntus with the full-bodied choral sound. Rees sculpts the musical lines in low and high relief; delicately etched passages exquisitely sung by the solo voices of Contrapuntus give way to the sonorous, often seraphic, sound of the full ensemble. These dramatic contrasts make the Trinity Sunday Mass one of the masterpieces of Tudor polyphony... The recording is faultlessly engineered; lucid and vividly present."
Kate Bolton-Porciatti - BBC Music magazine - May 2019
Performance *****      Recording *****
"... Anna Lucia Richter is still early in her career, yet demonstrates astonishing versatility, insight and intelligence in this programme of Schubert songs. Gerold Huber's extensive experience as an accompanist is revealed as he draws the tenderest sounds from his piano without ever descending into mawkish exaggeration. both artists know how to stretch time, bearing us expertly on the ebb and flow of Schubert's music... I'm looking forward to their next release."
Performance *****      Recording *****
"... Anna Lucia Richter is still early in her career, yet demonstrates astonishing versatility, insight and intelligence in this programme of Schubert songs. Gerold Huber's extensive experience as an accompanist is revealed as he draws the tenderest sounds from his piano without ever descending into mawkish exaggeration. both artists know how to stretch time, bearing us expertly on the ebb and flow of Schubert's music... I'm looking forward to their next release."
Natasha Loges - BBC Music magazine - May 2019
Performance *****      Recording *****
“… all the soloists are excellent, and thoughtful casting among the four baritones and bass-baritones has allotted the Ismaelite father to Matthew Brook, who brings just that touch of extra warmth to the role. Chorus and orchestra add further lustre to this superb enterprise, in which Andrew Davis’s love for the music shines through in every bar.”
Performance *****      Recording *****
“… all the soloists are excellent, and thoughtful casting among the four baritones and bass-baritones has allotted the Ismaelite father to Matthew Brook, who brings just that touch of extra warmth to the role. Chorus and orchestra add further lustre to this superb enterprise, in which Andrew Davis’s love for the music shines through in every bar.”
Roger Nichols BBC Music magazine – May 2019
Performance ****      Recording ****
"...There is plenty of symbolist potential in this 'dramatic ballad', as the composer called it; the 'night' in the work's title is that moment when the man-hating Princess succumbs, only temporarily it transpires, to the seductive song of the nameless Singer. This nocturnal sensuality is well conveyed by the leading soprano and tenor, Lina Liu and Ralph Ertel, and if anything the rest of the ensemble is even stronger, sounding involved and impressive under Andreas Hotz's sympathetic baton."
Performance ****      Recording ****
"...There is plenty of symbolist potential in this 'dramatic ballad', as the composer called it; the 'night' in the work's title is that moment when the man-hating Princess succumbs, only temporarily it transpires, to the seductive song of the nameless Singer. This nocturnal sensuality is well conveyed by the leading soprano and tenor, Lina Liu and Ralph Ertel, and if anything the rest of the ensemble is even stronger, sounding involved and impressive under Andreas Hotz's sympathetic baton."
John Allison - BBC Music magazine - May 2019
Performance ****      Recording ****
“…while there’s plenty of Iberian flavour to this recording, including a flamenco cantor of properly reedy vocal depth. Mena never lets us forget that the work is in that Italian tradition… Salud … is sung by Nancy Fabiola Herrera, whose voice is up to every expressive nuance of the role. She is compelling … Faithless Paco is sung with the verve of a true rake by Aquiles Machado, and the smaller parts are all well cast, especially Gustavo Peña singing the Voice from the Forge …”
Performance ****      Recording ****
“…while there’s plenty of Iberian flavour to this recording, including a flamenco cantor of properly reedy vocal depth. Mena never lets us forget that the work is in that Italian tradition… Salud … is sung by Nancy Fabiola Herrera, whose voice is up to every expressive nuance of the role. She is compelling … Faithless Paco is sung with the verve of a true rake by Aquiles Machado, and the smaller parts are all well cast, especially Gustavo Peña singing the Voice from the Forge …”
Erica Jeal – BBC Music magazine – May 2019

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