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Covid-19: Update: 23rd July 2020

During the current unprecedented situation, Chandos Records continues to trade as normally as possible. As many of our staff are working remotely, we would ask you to submit any queries online here rather than by telephone. CD orders are being despatched on the next working day, but understandably delivery times will vary regionally, and may take significantly longer than usual, depending on your location.  Please note that we will not be despatching orders to countries placed ‘on suspension’ by UK’s Royal Mail. We thank you for your understanding, and wish all our customers a healthy outcome!

 

Desert Island Disc

Beethoven is Keir Starmer's castaway pick on BBC R4.

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Welcome, Francesca!

Francesca Dego joins Chandos in exclusive signing.
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We are sorry to hear of the passing of pianist Eric Parkin, aged 96. Eric made over
20 albums for Chandos; his musicianship and artistry are fondly remembered. 

Jennifer Pike MBE

Violinist awarded MBE for services to Classical Music.

Jennifer on Chandos

We are all moved by today’s news that soprano Erin Wall has been taken from us by cancer, aged just 44. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family & friends.        

Queen's Medal

Imogen Cooper awarded Queen's Medal for Music

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Gramophone Awards

BBCSO, Bergen Phil & CBSO Orchestral nominees

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Korngold BBC triumph!

Korngold wins Orchestral BBC Music Award 2020

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Gerard Schurmann

Remembering Gerard, who passed on 24 March at 96.

Explore Gerard's Film Music

Colli IP Cover Star

Federico Colli on latest International Piano magazine

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Reicha 250 Anniversary

Enjoy Ivan Ilic's celebrated docu-series on composer.

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Ralph Couzens Interview

Presto interviews Managing Director Ralph Couzens

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Tasmin Little

Celebrated British Violinist Tasmin Little is an exclusive Chandos artist and has recorded more than 25 albums covering a diverse and wide-ranging repertoire, from the great concertos though to new commissions.  Save 25%!

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“…In addition to his love of art, Bruckner was a devout Catholic, and it is in his smaller-scale religious works that we find a level of universally praised beauty and genius unlike any other of his contemporaries, a point reinforced by this recording of the Mass in E Minor and motets by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Recorded shortly before the death of conductor Stephen Cleobury, this striking survey of Bruckner’s religiosity and skill is also a testament to the devotion and dedication of the man who led the King’s College choir for so many years… This is music to soothe the soul in troubled times such as our own.”
“…In addition to his love of art, Bruckner was a devout Catholic, and it is in his smaller-scale religious works that we find a level of universally praised beauty and genius unlike any other of his contemporaries, a point reinforced by this recording of the Mass in E Minor and motets by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Recorded shortly before the death of conductor Stephen Cleobury, this striking survey of Bruckner’s religiosity and skill is also a testament to the devotion and dedication of the man who led the King’s College choir for so many years… This is music to soothe the soul in troubled times such as our own.”
Matthew Whitfield – thewholenote.com – 2 November 2020
“… it’s good to be able to recommend these pointed and dynamic readings by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Andrew Litton. This is a particularly useful coupling with the first three symphonies, becoming (at a stroke) the best available choices in surround sound.”
“… it’s good to be able to recommend these pointed and dynamic readings by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Andrew Litton. This is a particularly useful coupling with the first three symphonies, becoming (at a stroke) the best available choices in surround sound.”
Barry Forshaw – cdchoice.co.uk – 8 November 2020
"... All three performances are dispatched with total pianistic assurance ..."
"... All three performances are dispatched with total pianistic assurance ..."
Barry Forshaw – cdchoice.co.uk – 8 November 2020
“While Korngold’s piano quintet is familiar to listeners, the Suite Opus 23 will be a new proposition. It’s a curious piece, at times sounding like vintage Korngold in post-Strauss dramatic mode, at other times sounding more generic. But for Korngold admirers — an ever-growing cadre — the suite alone will make this a collectable disc.”
“While Korngold’s piano quintet is familiar to listeners, the Suite Opus 23 will be a new proposition. It’s a curious piece, at times sounding like vintage Korngold in post-Strauss dramatic mode, at other times sounding more generic. But for Korngold admirers — an ever-growing cadre — the suite alone will make this a collectable disc.”
Barry Forshaw – cdchoice.co.uk – 8 November 2020
"... an impressive disc."
"... an impressive disc."
Barry Forshaw – cdchoice.co.uk – 8 November 2020
"... This new edition [Concerto in F] is a particularly valuable one, but the rest of the programme is also intriguing – far less familiar fare. Following the success of Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin’s Concerto in F was his initial venture into the concert hall, recorded here for the first time in a new critical edition by Walter Piston’s Fifth Symphony is also an underrated but massively accomplished piece."
"... This new edition [Concerto in F] is a particularly valuable one, but the rest of the programme is also intriguing – far less familiar fare. Following the success of Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin’s Concerto in F was his initial venture into the concert hall, recorded here for the first time in a new critical edition by Walter Piston’s Fifth Symphony is also an underrated but massively accomplished piece."
Barry Forshaw – cdchoice.co.uk – 8 November 2020
“Among his admirers, Bruckner’s choral works are regarded very highly, and this monumental new reading of his Mass in E minor will be catnip to Bruckner aficionados. It’s hard to imagine a more persuasive reading, particularly in this wide-ranging recording, under the late Stephen Cleobury.”
“Among his admirers, Bruckner’s choral works are regarded very highly, and this monumental new reading of his Mass in E minor will be catnip to Bruckner aficionados. It’s hard to imagine a more persuasive reading, particularly in this wide-ranging recording, under the late Stephen Cleobury.”
Barry Forshaw – cdchoice.co.uk – 8 November 2020
“… I am delighted that the label have now released a further disc of Leshnoff’s music – his Piano Concerto and Symphony No. 3 – both of which are also World Premiere recordings… The opening of the work’s [Piano Concerto] four movements presents a majestic (and attractively memorable) theme that is developed with increasing energy and dazzling pianism by soloist and orchestra in the manner of a grand romantic concerto before reaching a humorously abrupt ending… The final two movements are a brief witty scherzo and a lively energetic finale, both of which allow ample opportunity for the brilliant Joyce Yang to display her virtuosity, which she does with tremendous panache, while Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony provide marvellously alert support. Like the Piano Concerto Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 3 was a commission by the Kansas City Symphony … it would be impossible to over praise Stephen Powell’s singing of the texts. Powell is possessed of a superbly resonant and firm baritone voice that he uses with great sensitivity to communicate the pathos of the words. Music as fastidiously composed as this warrants a recording of the highest quality and certainly receives it from the Soundmirror team of Dirk Sobotka and Mark Donahue. They have captured with unerring skill both the fine acoustic ambience of the Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the superb playing of the Kansas City Symphony… I recommend it unreservedly.”
“… I am delighted that the label have now released a further disc of Leshnoff’s music – his Piano Concerto and Symphony No. 3 – both of which are also World Premiere recordings… The opening of the work’s [Piano Concerto] four movements presents a majestic (and attractively memorable) theme that is developed with increasing energy and dazzling pianism by soloist and orchestra in the manner of a grand romantic concerto before reaching a humorously abrupt ending… The final two movements are a brief witty scherzo and a lively energetic finale, both of which allow ample opportunity for the brilliant Joyce Yang to display her virtuosity, which she does with tremendous panache, while Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony provide marvellously alert support. Like the Piano Concerto Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 3 was a commission by the Kansas City Symphony … it would be impossible to over praise Stephen Powell’s singing of the texts. Powell is possessed of a superbly resonant and firm baritone voice that he uses with great sensitivity to communicate the pathos of the words. Music as fastidiously composed as this warrants a recording of the highest quality and certainly receives it from the Soundmirror team of Dirk Sobotka and Mark Donahue. They have captured with unerring skill both the fine acoustic ambience of the Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the superb playing of the Kansas City Symphony… I recommend it unreservedly.”
Graham Williams – cdchoice.co.uk – 8 November 2020

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