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A New Recording Project for the NYO

Holst The Planets and Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra, to be released in February

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New Award for Mena 

Juanjo Mena has been awarded Spain’s National Music Prize.

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Copland in reviews

'an outstanding release.' Critic's Choice, Gramophone 'unmissable!' Orchestral Choice, BBC Music

 

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“Hope knows exactly how to deal with each of the instruments used and to emphasi ...
“Hope knows exactly how to deal with each of the instruments used and to emphasize his specific sound qualities. Thus, each of the sonatas is characteristiclly rich in pleasing melodies ... excellent color and virtuosity. The performances and recording are of very good quality. ”  *****
Remy Franck - Pizzicato
"...They produce Debussy playing of intense colour, using a palatte that never ...
"...They produce Debussy playing of intense colour, using a palatte that never seems wishy-washy or lazily "impressionistic" but is founded on rhythmic precision and textural balance, and Tilson Thomas weaves the thematic threads of Jaux into a shimmering allusive web. A gorgeous disc."   *****
Andrew Clements - The Guardian - 9 December 2016
"... Correas presides over it all with brilliant wit and deep sensitivity. 'What ple ...
"... Correas presides over it all with brilliant wit and deep sensitivity. 'What pleasures we've enjoyed', the vocal quartet sings at the end. You can't help but agree."
Tim Ashley - Gramophone magazine - December 2016
"... a well-worked triumph for its intelligent and experienced performers."
"... a well-worked triumph for its intelligent and experienced performers."
Mike Ashman - Gramophone magazine - December 2016
"... well worth investigating."
"... well worth investigating."
Richard Lawrence - Gramophone magazine - December 2016
"... Very fine."
"... Very fine."
Tim Ashley - Gramophone magazine - December 2016
"... There is a delicacy, sensitivity, richness and detail in each performances he ...
"... There is a delicacy, sensitivity, richness and detail in each performances here (no prizes for guessing the disc's theme) and excellent sound that gets to the many corners of each score. Add to that extraordinary imagination in the singing individually and collectively. Such imagination is what defines this wonderful ensemble; the programming here tells you that before you've heard a note."
Andrew Mellor - Gramophone magazine - December 2016

Editor's Choice - Vocal Section

"... the disc as a wh ...

Editor's Choice - Vocal Section

"... the disc as a whole is certainly a winner; the Mass easily ranks alongside the period-instrument benchmarks."
 

David Threasher - Gramophone magazine - December 2016
"... it's good to have this work, a turning point in the composer's output, f ...
"... it's good to have this work, a turning point in the composer's output, from an ensemble whose sound has made so much of the running in the recent discography."
Fabrice Fitch - Gramophone magazine - December 2016
"...CPO's new recording comes from Netherlands Radio... beautifully detailed playi ...
"...CPO's new recording comes from Netherlands Radio... beautifully detailed playing and an energy that pulls you in, despite the work's narrative awkwardness. The choirs blaze away excitingly... Heidi Melton sounds sensual as the Maiden, and Vladimir Baykov makes a very seductive active Eccentric... fascinating."
Tim Ashley - Gramophone magazine - December 2016
"... Performers and excellent throughout, with Marchese and his collaborators ...
"... Performers and excellent throughout, with Marchese and his collaborators mining Gilardino's witty. lyrical and contemplative seams alike with gusto and sympathy."
William Yeoman - Gramophone magazine - December 2016
"... button-bright performances caught in a sympathetic acoustic..."
"... button-bright performances caught in a sympathetic acoustic..."
Mark Pullinger - Gramophone magazine - December 2016
Editor’s Choice – Orch ...
Editor’s Choice – Orchestral Section
 
“... Little simply responds to the music with an open-eyed freshness and fantasy that’s all the more remarkable when you consider how often she must have played these works. She is lively and conversational, and conveys a vivid sense of character to her colleagues... Little’s virtuosity comes spectacularly to the fore in Roxanna Panufnik’s Four World Seasons ... Panufnik has written a really effective response to Vivaldi, ideally tailored to Little’s artistry...”
Richard Bratby – Gramophone magazine – December 2016
"... A stocking-filler to suit most ardent Tchaikovskians this Christmas."
"... A stocking-filler to suit most ardent Tchaikovskians this Christmas."
Mark Pullinger - Gramophone magazine - December 2016
"... That the symphony conveys the eloquence that it does is in no small part down ...
"... That the symphony conveys the eloquence that it does is in no small part down to the conviction of Donald Runnicles, who draws a committed response from the BBC Scottish Symphony. Vadim Repin is also admirable in the solo part of the concerto, which could well find itself a place in the modern repertoire. Immediate sound and insightful notes by the composer enhance a significant release."
Richard Whitehouse - Gramophone magazine - December 2016
"... a highly recommendable tribute to the Belgian composer ..."
"... a highly recommendable tribute to the Belgian composer ..."
Jeremy Nicholas - Gramophone magazine - December 2016

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