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RIP Sir Andrew Davis 

We are saddened by the news that Sir Andrew Davis, the renowned British conductor, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2024, surrounded by family after a battle with leukaemia. Sir Andrew recorded exclusively for Chandos Records from his first album Elgar’s Crown of India in 2009, making almost 50 recordings and gathering countless accolades and awards in the process. We will miss a wonderful musician who imparted so much to all who worked with him in such a generous, self-deprecating and humble way. RIP Andrew.


Sir Andrew Davis's obituary

 

https://www.chandos.net/list/ artist/Sir_Andrew_Davis/10807

 

Sinfonia of London win big at BBC Music Magazine Awards 2024

John Wilson and Sinfonia of London’s première recording of the complete original score of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! took home the Opera Award, while the same forces also scooped their fourth Orchestral Award with their album of works for strings by Vaughan Williams, Howells, Delius and Elgar. Described by the magazine’s reviewer as ‘a stunning benchmark for the digital generation’, this recording also went on to win the coveted Recording of the Year.

To say thank for all the BBCMM24 at checkout!

Pictured above from left, Francis Williams, Jonathan Allen, Rosenna East and Ralph Couzens.

 

This Thursday! 

Good luck to Sinfonia of London and John Wilson ahead of this week's award ceremony! 'Music for Strings' and 'Oklahoma!' have been nominated in the Orchestral and Opera categories respectively.

 

Margaret Fingerhut appointed MBE in the 2024 New Year Honours

To celebrate pianist Margaret Fingerhut being recognised for services to music and charitable fundraising why not explore her brilliant back-catalogue.

 

Brian Pidgeon GRAMMY nominated for Producer of the Year!

Sinfonia of London's latest album 'Record of the Week' on Record Review!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new release from Sinfonia of London and John Wilson, Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, was featured on BBC Radio 3's much-loved Saturday morning Record Review show (4/11). We're delighted to report that the new recording was picked as RECORD OF THE WEEK. The show remains available all month on-demand so don't worry if you missed it live, listen here!

 

This week we will be celebrating the upcoming launch of Oklahoma! from John Wilson and Sinfonia of London at The Savile Cub in Mayfair. This landmark album will be the first full recording of the original Rodgers & Hammerstein score, to commemorate this very special release we have produced a series of limited edition numbered vinlys available to pre-order now! Don't miss this historic album, out on Friday 15th September!

 

Gramophone Awards Shortlist 2023

We are delighted to have FOUR albums shortlisted for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2023! See the shortlist here, including albums from Kaleidscope Chamber Collective, Arcadia Quartet, and Sinfonia of London.

 

Gramophone Editor's Choice: October

'Parry's compelling response to Shelley's lyrical drama is given a superb performance of real conviction, conduction by William Vann and with a line-up of starry soloists'

Listen in full on Chandos

'Orchestra of the Year' nomination!

Our friends and collaborators BBC Philharmonic have been nominated for Orchestra of the Year at the Gramophone Awards 2023! 

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Artist in Focus
 

Neeme Järvi

The head of a musical dynasty, Neeme Järvi is one of today’s most esteemed maestros. He conducts the world’s most prominent orchestras and works alongside soloists of the highest calibre. A prolific recording artist, Neeme Järvi has amassed a discography of nearly 500 recordings. He has been a star recording artist with Chandos Records for over thirty years, his most recent releases, with orchestras such as the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, including discs of the three full-length ballets of Tchaikovsky and works by Joachim Raff, Kurt Atterberg, Saint-Saëns, and Martinu. Neeme Järvi has been honoured with many international prizes and accolades. Named as one of the ‘Estonians of the Century’, he holds various awards from his native country, including an honorary doctorate from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre of in Tallinn, and honorary doctorates from Wayne State University in Detroit, the universities of Michigan and Aberdeen, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. He has also been appointed Commander of the North Star Order by King Karl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

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Sound: 10     Booklet: 10      Repertoire: 9/10      Interpretation: 10

“… this album is a musical success due to the commitment of the strings of the Sinfonia of London under the baton of John Wilson. One must admire the musical commitment and the quality of mutual listening of these musicians who seem to be making chamber music. The sound recording wonderfully renders the curve and the richness of the textures of the music stands. The conductor's direction perfectly captures the particularities of these scores and renders the richness of the individualities of the creators. As for the Concerto for String Orchestra by Grazyna Bacewicz, it is undoubtedly the best interpretation in the catalogue. An album that stands out from the ordinary …”

Sound: 10     Booklet: 10      Repertoire: 9/10      Interpretation: 10

“… this album is a musical success due to the commitment of the strings of the Sinfonia of London under the baton of John Wilson. One must admire the musical commitment and the quality of mutual listening of these musicians who seem to be making chamber music. The sound recording wonderfully renders the curve and the richness of the textures of the music stands. The conductor's direction perfectly captures the particularities of these scores and renders the richness of the individualities of the creators. As for the Concerto for String Orchestra by Grazyna Bacewicz, it is undoubtedly the best interpretation in the catalogue. An album that stands out from the ordinary …”

Pierre-Jean Tribot – Crescendo – 16 July 2024

Sound: 9     Booklet: 10      Repertoire: 10      Interpretation: 8.5

Sound: 9     Booklet: 10      Repertoire: 10      Interpretation: 8.5

Jean Lacroix – Crescendo magazine.be – 11 July 2024

“…A fine and generous survey makes this a genuine discovery.”

“…A fine and generous survey makes this a genuine discovery.”

Nick Barnard – Musicwebinternational.com – 17 July 2024

“…Both recordings are very good. Lyrita’s presentation is admirable: Paul Conway’s booklet essay is predictably excellent. Anyone who likes the music of George Lloyd should hear these fine recordings, especially if you only know his purely orchestral music.”

“…Both recordings are very good. Lyrita’s presentation is admirable: Paul Conway’s booklet essay is predictably excellent. Anyone who likes the music of George Lloyd should hear these fine recordings, especially if you only know his purely orchestral music.”

John Quinn – Musicwebinternational.com – 17 July 2024

“…I enjoy this disc by an ensemble that I had not heard before … The programme may be a little predictable, the performances are well worth listening to and can compete with what is already on the market. For those who are not familiar with this repertoire, this disc offers a good opportunity to get to know it.”

“…I enjoy this disc by an ensemble that I had not heard before … The programme may be a little predictable, the performances are well worth listening to and can compete with what is already on the market. For those who are not familiar with this repertoire, this disc offers a good opportunity to get to know it.”

Johan van Veen – Musicwebinternational.com – 16 July 2024

Déjà Review: this review was first published in July 2007 and the recording is still available

“ Great to have this landmark recording issued on CD

Déjà Review: this review was first published in July 2007 and the recording is still available

“ Great to have this landmark recording issued on CD

John France – Musicwebinternational.com – 16 July 2024

Recommended

“…The playing here has all the exuberance, polish and precision which we have come to expect from this team. The recording is an SACD; I was listening in ordinary two channel stereo, but that sounded marvellous. There are other recordings of all these works, mostly on single composer discs, but if this combination attracts, there is no need to hesitate.”

Recommended

“…The playing here has all the exuberance, polish and precision which we have come to expect from this team. The recording is an SACD; I was listening in ordinary two channel stereo, but that sounded marvellous. There are other recordings of all these works, mostly on single composer discs, but if this combination attracts, there is no need to hesitate.”

Stephen Barber – Musicwebinternational.com – 14 July 2024

“Highly attractive choral music in a conservative idiom, splendidly performed and recorded”

“Highly attractive choral music in a conservative idiom, splendidly performed and recorded”

William Hedley – Musicwebinternational.com – 14 July 2024
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