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Allan Clayton: RPS winner

Allan wins RPS 2018 Singer award - congratulations!

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Ilic: Reicha Rediscovered

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

In concert for Debussy's centenary.

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‘Supersonic Pizzicato’

“Shostakovich’s Third String Quartet as well as the Piano Quintet allow the Belcea Quartet and pianist Piotr Anderszewski to show their ability to emphasize the expressive contrasts of the music. Both works are powerfully argued, and the performances have a captivating concentration and intensity throughout.” 

‘Supersonic Pizzicato’

“Shostakovich’s Third String Quartet as well as the Piano Quintet allow the Belcea Quartet and pianist Piotr Anderszewski to show their ability to emphasize the expressive contrasts of the music. Both works are powerfully argued, and the performances have a captivating concentration and intensity throughout.” 

Uwe Krusch – Pizziato.lu – 5 June 2018

“Vivid and colourful performances of music by Cesar Cui.” ****

“Vivid and colourful performances of music by Cesar Cui.” ****

Guy Engels - Pizziato.lu – 4 June 2018

“Bartok’s two violin concertos come from different periods of his life and disclose different atmospheres. Tetzlaff and his Finnish companions use their outstanding abilities and musical senses to expressively recreate the moods without neglecting structural refinement.”  *****

“Bartok’s two violin concertos come from different periods of his life and disclose different atmospheres. Tetzlaff and his Finnish companions use their outstanding abilities and musical senses to expressively recreate the moods without neglecting structural refinement.”  *****

Uwe Krusch – Pizziato.lu – 5 June 2018
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Uwe Krusch - Pizzicato.lu – 6 June 2018

“Works of Bohuslav Martinu are still not part of the common repertoire. All the more gratifying it is to have a new recording with several concertos. The Viola Concerto is paired with two concertos in the concerto grosso style for two violins, respectively two pianos. The performing artists are not only able to deal with the technical difficulties of this music, but they also play it expressively, very well supported by the orchestra and conductor Lawrence Foster.”  ****

“Works of Bohuslav Martinu are still not part of the common repertoire. All the more gratifying it is to have a new recording with several concertos. The Viola Concerto is paired with two concertos in the concerto grosso style for two violins, respectively two pianos. The performing artists are not only able to deal with the technical difficulties of this music, but they also play it expressively, very well supported by the orchestra and conductor Lawrence Foster.”  ****

Uwe Krusch - Pizzicato.lu – 12 June 2018

“This is an attractive chamber music program with works from Roberto Sierra, showing him as an inspired and inventive composer. The performances are committed and eloquent throughout.” ****

“This is an attractive chamber music program with works from Roberto Sierra, showing him as an inspired and inventive composer. The performances are committed and eloquent throughout.” ****

Remy Franck – Pizzicato.lu – 12 June 2018

“Grazyna Bacewicz is one of the foremost female composers of the last century. Her piano quintets and the two quartets, one for violins, the other for cellos only, belong to the important part of her chamber music. The Polish musicians who made this recording, play the music with dedication and natural ability, thus giving a highly persuasive account of the entire program. “   ****

“Grazyna Bacewicz is one of the foremost female composers of the last century. Her piano quintets and the two quartets, one for violins, the other for cellos only, belong to the important part of her chamber music. The Polish musicians who made this recording, play the music with dedication and natural ability, thus giving a highly persuasive account of the entire program. “   ****

Uwe Krusch – Pizzicato.lu – 12 June 2018
“ … Production values are the usual high Chandos standards Bavouzet puts as good a case for the concertante works as possible. He has demonstrated his significant talents across a remarkable range of eras and styles – from Haydn to Bartók – and here on home ground, he doesn’t put a foot wrong ...” 
“ … Production values are the usual high Chandos standards Bavouzet puts as good a case for the concertante works as possible. He has demonstrated his significant talents across a remarkable range of eras and styles – from Haydn to Bartók – and here on home ground, he doesn’t put a foot wrong ...” 
David Barker – MusicWeb-International.com - October 2015
"Superb performances and charming programme notes ...."  ****
"Superb performances and charming programme notes ...."  ****
Freya Parr - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) - July 2018
"Smetana's Festive Symphony is a vibrant, celebratory affair. As with the Bartered Bride excerpts, it is performed here with a winning joie de vivre." ****
"Smetana's Festive Symphony is a vibrant, celebratory affair. As with the Bartered Bride excerpts, it is performed here with a winning joie de vivre." ****
Jeremy Pound - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - July 2018
"Clean lines and uplifting melody in abundance. The Symphony is perhaps overshadowed by his delightfully tuneful Romeo & Juliet Suite." ****
"Clean lines and uplifting melody in abundance. The Symphony is perhaps overshadowed by his delightfully tuneful Romeo & Juliet Suite." ****
Michael Beek - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) - July 2018
"With rare repertoire for female voice and two harps, this disc stands out from the many releases in Debussy's centenary year. Ethereal performances of considered arrangements."  ****
"With rare repertoire for female voice and two harps, this disc stands out from the many releases in Debussy's centenary year. Ethereal performances of considered arrangements."  ****
Freya Parr - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) - July 2018
Performance ****         Recording *****
 
"... a sizzling, bracing complete survey."
Performance ****         Recording *****
 
"... a sizzling, bracing complete survey."
Christopher Dingle - BBC Music magazine – July 2018
Performance ****          Recording *****
Performance ****          Recording *****
Michael Turner - BBC Music magazine - July 2018

Performance  ****         Recording *****

“… These are performances that take you inside the music, so that it’s almost possible to hear them with a performer’s ear and experience the delight as the notes leap of the page and into life – the expertly attuned recordings certainly help…”

Performance  ****         Recording *****

“… These are performances that take you inside the music, so that it’s almost possible to hear them with a performer’s ear and experience the delight as the notes leap of the page and into life – the expertly attuned recordings certainly help…”

Stephen Johnson - BBC Music magazine - July 2018

Chamber Choice

Performance *****          Recording *****

“… Bacewicz’s two piano quintets are works of real originality …”

Chamber Choice

Performance *****          Recording *****

“… Bacewicz’s two piano quintets are works of real originality …”

Helen Wallace – BBC Music magazine – July 2018

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