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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 the new Musician in Residence for Ulster University

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Lifetime Achievement

Neeme Järvi wins Gramophone 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 the 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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Performance ****      Recording *****

“This first release in a new series finds Barry Douglas at his most arresting … captures in thrillingly expansive sound …”

 

Performance ****      Recording *****

“This first release in a new series finds Barry Douglas at his most arresting … captures in thrillingly expansive sound …”

 

Julian Haylock - BBC Music magazine - Christmas Issue 2018
Performance ***      Recording ****
Performance ***      Recording ****
Christopher Dingle - BBC Music magazine - Christmas Issue 2018
"... Wilbert Hazelet and his players expressively convey the airy character of the music, reflecting its Regency elegance and gesture." *****
"... Wilbert Hazelet and his players expressively convey the airy character of the music, reflecting its Regency elegance and gesture." *****
Nicholas Anderson - BBC Music magazine - Christmas Issue 2018
Performance ****      Recording ****
Performance ****      Recording ****
Martin Cotton – BBC Music magazine – Christmas Issue 2018
Performance ****      Recording ***
 
"... a richly compelling account."
Performance ****      Recording ***
 
"... a richly compelling account."
Jan Smaczny - BBC Music Magazine - Christmas Issue 2018
Performance ****       Recording ****
Performance ****       Recording ****
Bayan Northcott - BBC Music magazine - Christmas Issue 2018

Performance ****      Recording ****

“…a beautifully balanced performance.”

Performance ****      Recording ****

“…a beautifully balanced performance.”

John Allison – BBC Music magazine – Christmas Issue 2018
Performance ****      Recording ****
Performance ****      Recording ****
Anthony Burton - BBC Music magazine - Christmas Issue 2018
Performance ****          Recording ****
 
"...Hannigan's luminous voice perfectly suits this music. She conveys the uneasy, almost unhinged feel of the fin de siècle not only in her lyric singing, but also in her crooning, swooping, sliding, whispering and weeping. Reinbert de Leeuw matches her with his delicate touch, and his sens of layering in the carefully terraced accompaniments..."
Performance ****          Recording ****
 
"...Hannigan's luminous voice perfectly suits this music. She conveys the uneasy, almost unhinged feel of the fin de siècle not only in her lyric singing, but also in her crooning, swooping, sliding, whispering and weeping. Reinbert de Leeuw matches her with his delicate touch, and his sens of layering in the carefully terraced accompaniments..."
Natasha Loges - BBC Music magazine - Christmas Issue 2018
Performance ****      Recording ****
 
"... the choir takes versatility and tradition in its consummate, unflappable stride."
Performance ****      Recording ****
 
"... the choir takes versatility and tradition in its consummate, unflappable stride."
Paul Riley – BBC Music magazine – Christmas Issue 2018
Performance ****      Recording *****
Performance ****      Recording *****
Erik Levi - BBC Music magazine - Christmas Issue 2018
Performance ****      Recording *****
 
"...elegant interpreters here in Grace Davidson, her soprano true and treble-like, and the lutenist David Miller, his playing (on two instruments, in F and G) supple and propulsive. The atmosphere is intimate and confiding; the music presented simply with minimal ornament..."
Performance ****      Recording *****
 
"...elegant interpreters here in Grace Davidson, her soprano true and treble-like, and the lutenist David Miller, his playing (on two instruments, in F and G) supple and propulsive. The atmosphere is intimate and confiding; the music presented simply with minimal ornament..."
Erica Jeal - BBC Music magazine - Christmas Issue 2018
Performance ****       Recording ****
Performance ****       Recording ****
Daniel Jaffe - BBC Music magazine - Christmas Issue 2018
Performance *****      Recording ****
 
"... In this searingly beautiful performance, Susan Bickley soars magnificently, while the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra are on top form, from the fizzing and chattering textures of 'Gloria (with Bird)' to the chorus's sublimely sustained final chord..."
Performance *****      Recording ****
 
"... In this searingly beautiful performance, Susan Bickley soars magnificently, while the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra are on top form, from the fizzing and chattering textures of 'Gloria (with Bird)' to the chorus's sublimely sustained final chord..."
Christopher Dingle - BBC Music magazine - Christmas Issue 2018
Performance *****      Recording ****
 
"... Von Otter is spectacular, capturing the nuance of her character;s complexities and adapting her performance to suit the regular interplay with the chorus..."
Performance *****      Recording ****
 
"... Von Otter is spectacular, capturing the nuance of her character;s complexities and adapting her performance to suit the regular interplay with the chorus..."
Claire Jackson - BBC Music magazine - Christmas Issue 2018
Concerto Choice
 
Performance *****          Recording *****
 
"... The three recordings here are top notch, particularly the two live concerto performances, and the applause and cheers on those are proof enough of the mastery on display."
Concerto Choice
 
Performance *****          Recording *****
 
"... The three recordings here are top notch, particularly the two live concerto performances, and the applause and cheers on those are proof enough of the mastery on display."
Michael Beek - BBC Music magazine - Christmas Issue 2018

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Chandos Records
Chandos House
1 Commerce Park
Commerce Way
Colchester
Essex
CO2 8HX
United Kingdom