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Mariss Jansons 1943-2019

Remembering Mariss & our innovative work with him

Mariss on Chandos

Purcell's Dido & Aeneas

Our Chaconne release is R3's Recommended Recording

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ICMA 2020 Awards

Iberia y Francia and Lyatoshynsky shortlisted!

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Recording of the Week!

Like to the Lark is pick on BBC R3's Record Review

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Save 20% on box set Landmarks until 31 Dec!

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Coates Concert

Enjoy John Wilson & BBC Phil's live concert on R3  

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Presto's Pick of the Week

Bliss is Presto Classical's Recording of the week!

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Ralph Couzens Interview

Presto interviews Managing Director Ralph Couzens

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Gramophone Nominee

Doric String Quartet's Britten/Purcell shortlisted!

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SoL's Triumphant Return!

John Wilson re-establishes SoL with Korngold release

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LPO's New Conductor

Edward Gardner to be next LPO Principal Conductor

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A Life in Music

Marking 100 years since pioneer Tommy Reilly's birth

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Sue Revill

(1955-2019) An irreplaceable friend and colleague

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Tasmin Little Honoured

Tasmin Little awarded Personality of Year at BBC

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Fabienne Bouvet - Classica magazine (France) - December 2019 - January 2020
*** Good Album
*** Good Album
Eric Taver - Classica magazine (France) - December 2019 - January 2020
**** Excellent Album
**** Excellent Album
Marc Vignal - Classica magazine (France) - December 2019 - January 2020
**** Excellent Album
**** Excellent Album
Jeremie Bigorie – Classica magazine (France) – December 2019 - January 2020
*** Good Album
*** Good Album
Pascal Gresset - Classica magazine (France) - December 2019 - January 2020

“… As fans might expect, her [Cooper] approach is unforced, restrained, and more Appollonian that Dionysian. It works beautifully for Ravel’s famous Pavane and pieces by Debussy (La soirée dans Granade, La Puerta del Vino); the pedalling is heavenly, the phrasing languorous…” ***

“… As fans might expect, her [Cooper] approach is unforced, restrained, and more Appollonian that Dionysian. It works beautifully for Ravel’s famous Pavane and pieces by Debussy (La soirée dans Granade, La Puerta del Vino); the pedalling is heavenly, the phrasing languorous…” ***

Warwick Thompson – Pianist magazine – December 2019 – January 2020
"... American pianist Andrew Tyson takes no prisoners in his souped-up disc of Scarlatti, Mompou, Schubert and Albéniz - and the result is a day-glo blast of youthful excitement..." ****
"... American pianist Andrew Tyson takes no prisoners in his souped-up disc of Scarlatti, Mompou, Schubert and Albéniz - and the result is a day-glo blast of youthful excitement..." ****
Warwick Thompson - Pianist magazine - December 2019 - January 2020

“… This valuable recording offers vital performances that embody qualities that can conjecturally be ascribed to Farinelli – qualities that encompassed the expressive and the barnstorming – in a way made even more valuable by virtue of including the singer’s own additions… Hallenberg is in her element here; whether Farinelli sang like this we can surely doubt or never know, but she makes a striking impression nonetheless.”

“… This valuable recording offers vital performances that embody qualities that can conjecturally be ascribed to Farinelli – qualities that encompassed the expressive and the barnstorming – in a way made even more valuable by virtue of including the singer’s own additions… Hallenberg is in her element here; whether Farinelli sang like this we can surely doubt or never know, but she makes a striking impression nonetheless.”

Jonathan Woolf – MusicWeb-International.com - 6 December 2019
“…All the concertos are heard in premiere recordings including Michael Ball’s 2002 work, originally composed for euphonium and brass band. Recast in 2004 to a Childs commission with orchestral support it, too, is full of interest, segueing from lyricism to urgency, admitting some possible VW-like harmonies, as well as some lovely thematic writing. Ball’s recasting ensures some warming work for the orchestral strings and allows Childs a cadenza that tests his virtuosity to the utmost. The perky finale with a quotient of folksy frolicsome bonhomie makes a fitting end for the concerto and indeed for the disc… There is so much here that is so approachable and finely done …”
“…All the concertos are heard in premiere recordings including Michael Ball’s 2002 work, originally composed for euphonium and brass band. Recast in 2004 to a Childs commission with orchestral support it, too, is full of interest, segueing from lyricism to urgency, admitting some possible VW-like harmonies, as well as some lovely thematic writing. Ball’s recasting ensures some warming work for the orchestral strings and allows Childs a cadenza that tests his virtuosity to the utmost. The perky finale with a quotient of folksy frolicsome bonhomie makes a fitting end for the concerto and indeed for the disc… There is so much here that is so approachable and finely done …”
Jonathan Woolf – MusicWeb-International.com – 2 December 2019

“…Cicic is a fine soloist, with a pure tone that reminded me on more than one occasion of a viol rather than a violin. Credit must also go to Delphian’s engineers, as the sound when listening on headphones is top-notch. It’s a tremendous pity that there’s not more of Carbonelli’s music, but at least he’s being well represented by Cicic  and the Illyria Consort.  A must-have.” ****

“…Cicic is a fine soloist, with a pure tone that reminded me on more than one occasion of a viol rather than a violin. Credit must also go to Delphian’s engineers, as the sound when listening on headphones is top-notch. It’s a tremendous pity that there’s not more of Carbonelli’s music, but at least he’s being well represented by Cicic  and the Illyria Consort.  A must-have.” ****

Paul Ballam-Cross – Limelightmagazine.com.au - 29 November 2019

Recording of the Month

“…So: two contrasting concertos rarely heard together, and certainly rarely heard performed as well as they are here. .. this new recording, which again features Beethoven’s own cadenzas (the first movement’s adapted from the composer’s piano version) and ornamentation, really raises the bar. Add what must be one of the finest recorded accounts of the Sibelius in recent times (I have to go back to Ginette Neveu with Barbirolli for anything quite so compelling) and you have an essential purchase.” *****

Recording of the Month

“…So: two contrasting concertos rarely heard together, and certainly rarely heard performed as well as they are here. .. this new recording, which again features Beethoven’s own cadenzas (the first movement’s adapted from the composer’s piano version) and ornamentation, really raises the bar. Add what must be one of the finest recorded accounts of the Sibelius in recent times (I have to go back to Ginette Neveu with Barbirolli for anything quite so compelling) and you have an essential purchase.” *****

Will Yeoman – Limelightmagazine.com.au – 2 December 2019
"...The London Sinfonia plays superbly in both expression and attractive tone quality. Wilson’s interpretation of the symphony goes to the top of the deck; it’s a definitive view of a first-rate symphony. "
"...The London Sinfonia plays superbly in both expression and attractive tone quality. Wilson’s interpretation of the symphony goes to the top of the deck; it’s a definitive view of a first-rate symphony. "
O'Connor - American Record Guide - January/February 2019
“… These are serious, stylish readings that are faithful to Haydn and yet also responsive to Stegmann’s efforts to create a pianistic counterpart to Haydn’s orchestral experience. For example, in the latter part of the Andante con variazioni of Symphony No. 75, Ilic embraces the filigree writing with tenderness and clarity.”
“… These are serious, stylish readings that are faithful to Haydn and yet also responsive to Stegmann’s efforts to create a pianistic counterpart to Haydn’s orchestral experience. For example, in the latter part of the Andante con variazioni of Symphony No. 75, Ilic embraces the filigree writing with tenderness and clarity.”
Raymond Tuttle – Fanfare – December 2019

Nominee for Opera Recording of the Year Award 2019

Nominee for Opera Recording of the Year Award 2019

Limelight magazine Recordings of the Year Award 2019 Nominees
Nominee for Vocal Recording of the Year Award 2019
Nominee for Vocal Recording of the Year Award 2019
Limelight magazine Recordings of the Year Award 2019 Nominee

Nominee for Vocal Recording of the Year Award 2019

Nominee for Vocal Recording of the Year Award 2019

Limelight magazine Recordings of the Year Award 2019 Nominee

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