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Update: 12th May 2022

CD orders are being despatched on the next working day, but understandably due to the pandemic delivery times will vary and may take longer than usual, depending on your location. Please note there are also countries ‘on suspension’ by UK’s Royal Mail. We thank you for your understanding.

 

Critics Circle Award

TTOTS is the joint winner for Outstanding Achievement!

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Dutilleux wins BBC Award!

SoL/Wilson win Orchestral award for third year running!

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Presto Record of Year

English Music for Strings is Presto Music's 2021 Pick

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Gramophone Awards

Peter Grimes named 'Record of the Year!'

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Sinfonia of London debut!

SoL & John Wilson make stunning Proms debut

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Recording with Sir Roger

Francesca Dego shares experiences in the Strad

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Thais wins Juno Award!

Sir Andrew Davis disc wins Best Classical Album (Vocal)

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The Prison wins a GRAMMY

Smyth premiere recording wins at March 2021 awards.

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Barry Douglas Podcast

Father-son-duo Barry & Liam start new music podcast.

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Composer in Focus
 

Ralph Vaughan Williams

As BBC Radio 3  celebrate the composer's anniversary, we're delighted to feature many of the classic albums on Chandos that did so much to bring his work to a wider audience.

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“This is a valuable and intelligently planned disc in that it offers acceptable performances of all three works inexpensively, the best by far being th least familiar – the Dances from the second of his three early (1919-21) once act operas, and the complete [23’25” (!)] Sancta Susanna (the third tryptich)…” ****[*]

“This is a valuable and intelligently planned disc in that it offers acceptable performances of all three works inexpensively, the best by far being th least familiar – the Dances from the second of his three early (1919-21) once act operas, and the complete [23’25” (!)] Sancta Susanna (the third tryptich)…” ****[*]

Robert Matthew-Walker – Musical Opinion Quarterly – April-June 2022

“… A great record, recommended without reservation. If further issues in this series maintain this standard, the final set will be very hard to beat.” *****

“… A great record, recommended without reservation. If further issues in this series maintain this standard, the final set will be very hard to beat.” *****

Robert Matthew-Walker – Musical Opinion Quarterly – April-June 2022

“… Dramatic and entertaining, Victoria and Merrie England is proof, if proof were needed, that Sullivan wrote some of his best music for the theatre. Furthermore it is stylishly played by the RTÉ Sinfonietta under Andrew Penny. Victoria and Merrie England is a worthy addition to the Sullivan canon of recordings.” *****

“… Dramatic and entertaining, Victoria and Merrie England is proof, if proof were needed, that Sullivan wrote some of his best music for the theatre. Furthermore it is stylishly played by the RTÉ Sinfonietta under Andrew Penny. Victoria and Merrie England is a worthy addition to the Sullivan canon of recordings.” *****

Tom Higgins – Musical Opinion Quarterly – April-June 2022

“… Nothing is simple with Gerald Barry’s musical language which is unique to him… this recording does the work theatrical justice simply because it is a theatrical score, full of surprises which delight the ear. André de Ridder conducts the Irish Chamber Orchestra with total control of the chaotic score …” *****

“… Nothing is simple with Gerald Barry’s musical language which is unique to him… this recording does the work theatrical justice simply because it is a theatrical score, full of surprises which delight the ear. André de Ridder conducts the Irish Chamber Orchestra with total control of the chaotic score …” *****

Eduardo Benarroch – Musical Opinion Quarterly – April-June 2022

“… Tom Hicks has the measure of the Liszt Sonata … there is no doubt that Tom Hicks is a serious musician, possessor of a formidable technique and has the intellectual capacity to master a relatively wide range of repertoire, both well-known and unknown. He is supported by very fine recording quality …” *****

“… Tom Hicks has the measure of the Liszt Sonata … there is no doubt that Tom Hicks is a serious musician, possessor of a formidable technique and has the intellectual capacity to master a relatively wide range of repertoire, both well-known and unknown. He is supported by very fine recording quality …” *****

Robert Matthew-Walker – Musical Opinion Quarterly – April-June 2022

“… good playing from both artists … The recording quality is excellent …”

“… good playing from both artists … The recording quality is excellent …”

Robert Matthew-Walker – Musical Opinion Quarterly – April-June 2022

“… it would be difficult to imagine finer or more insightful interpretative performances than these… Antony Gray’s performances here are of a consistently high level…” *****

“… it would be difficult to imagine finer or more insightful interpretative performances than these… Antony Gray’s performances here are of a consistently high level…” *****

Robert Matthew-Walker – Musical Opinion Quarterly – April-June 2022

Interpretation ******      Sound ******     Repertoire *****

Interpretation ******      Sound ******     Repertoire *****

Isabel Herzfeld – Piano News (Germany) – May/June 2022

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