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Neeme Järvi wins Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award 

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Finley's special release

Gerald Finley has released a single ahead of LNOTP 2018.

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New release Finzi album is the Guardian's Album of the Week.

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Doric String Quartet 

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Ilic: Reicha Rediscovered

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Rodney Bennett's Orchestral Works Vol. 2 is at #2 (July 13)

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Allan Clayton: RPS winner

Allan wins RPS 2018 Singer award - congratulations!

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The orchestra is alert, but in this recording the strings are often overwhelmed by the wind and timpani...The all-male choir is internally well balanced, though it's not always precisely on the beat or unanimously in tune...[Kilsby] makes a very strong showing in his important solos. His tone is sweet and his voice is graceful in the Agnus Dei of the Mass, nigh-on perfect in the Laudate Dominum of the Vespers.” ***

The orchestra is alert, but in this recording the strings are often overwhelmed by the wind and timpani...The all-male choir is internally well balanced, though it's not always precisely on the beat or unanimously in tune...[Kilsby] makes a very strong showing in his important solos. His tone is sweet and his voice is graceful in the Agnus Dei of the Mass, nigh-on perfect in the Laudate Dominum of the Vespers.” ***

BBC Music magazine – March 2012

“Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum's solo treble, Laurence Kilsby, has a mature voice with a hint of quasi-operatic 'wobble'; he combines well with the adult soloists. The choir are full of the abandon of this delicious music and the small-scale period-instrument band Charivari Agreable accompany most agreeably (fantastic gunshot timps!)...The comprehensive and charming packaging puts the Tewkesbury lads centre stage, which is precisely where they should be.”

“Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum's solo treble, Laurence Kilsby, has a mature voice with a hint of quasi-operatic 'wobble'; he combines well with the adult soloists. The choir are full of the abandon of this delicious music and the small-scale period-instrument band Charivari Agreable accompany most agreeably (fantastic gunshot timps!)...The comprehensive and charming packaging puts the Tewkesbury lads centre stage, which is precisely where they should be.”

Gramophone magazine – January 2012

Charivari Agreable are especially rich and incisive...In fact, the tone is just right, sounding neither too Baroque nor too Romantic - not just Classical in timbre but somehow Austrian Classical...Benjamin Nicholas conducts the Mass and Vespers with vigour and grace and the Ave verum corpus with a sublime stillness that never sounds sentimental.”

Charivari Agreable are especially rich and incisive...In fact, the tone is just right, sounding neither too Baroque nor too Romantic - not just Classical in timbre but somehow Austrian Classical...Benjamin Nicholas conducts the Mass and Vespers with vigour and grace and the Ave verum corpus with a sublime stillness that never sounds sentimental.”

International Record Review – January 2012

“The attraction of this CD lies partly in the combination of three of Mozart’s most sublime sacred works...and partly in the innocent sound of the trebles of Tewkesbury Abbey, one of whom sings the soprano solos in the Mass. Charivari Agréable, a lively period instrument ensemble, is another plus: there’s none of the overweening solemnity that often belabours this music” **

 

“The attraction of this CD lies partly in the combination of three of Mozart’s most sublime sacred works...and partly in the innocent sound of the trebles of Tewkesbury Abbey, one of whom sings the soprano solos in the Mass. Charivari Agréable, a lively period instrument ensemble, is another plus: there’s none of the overweening solemnity that often belabours this music” **

 

Financial Times – 2 December 2011

“The young trebles of Tewkesbury Abbey are a force to be reckoned with. They sing musically and fearlessly with excellent diction and a mature, warm tone.”

“The young trebles of Tewkesbury Abbey are a force to be reckoned with. They sing musically and fearlessly with excellent diction and a mature, warm tone.”

Choir & Organ magazine – September 2011
" Bezaly's exquisite, technically immaculate, compelling playing sets new standards in this repertoire, as do Kalevi Aho's stunning cadenzas, composed especially for this recording" *****

 

" Bezaly's exquisite, technically immaculate, compelling playing sets new standards in this repertoire, as do Kalevi Aho's stunning cadenzas, composed especially for this recording" *****

 

BBC Music magazine

“Persson has rightly won accolades for her Glyndebourne Fiordiligi, compensating for any lack of heroic weight with her sweet, gleaming timbre, her clean negotiation of the wide intervals… and her natural elegance of style. …this is a delectable recital, not least in an enchantingly deft and spirited performance of the waltz-song 'Un moto di gioia' (another substitute aria for Susanna) that aptly gives the disc its name.”

“Persson has rightly won accolades for her Glyndebourne Fiordiligi, compensating for any lack of heroic weight with her sweet, gleaming timbre, her clean negotiation of the wide intervals… and her natural elegance of style. …this is a delectable recital, not least in an enchantingly deft and spirited performance of the waltz-song 'Un moto di gioia' (another substitute aria for Susanna) that aptly gives the disc its name.”

Gramophone magazine – September 2006

“Allied to her technical accomplishment are her flawless intonation and fleshy tone, with its delicate range of colours, and an essential factor of artistic personality. Under Sebastian Weigle the Swedish Chamber Orchestra provides an unbroken sequence of immaculate accompaniments.”  ****

“Allied to her technical accomplishment are her flawless intonation and fleshy tone, with its delicate range of colours, and an essential factor of artistic personality. Under Sebastian Weigle the Swedish Chamber Orchestra provides an unbroken sequence of immaculate accompaniments.”  ****

BBC Music magazine – September 2006
“The series's central sources of strength remains Ronald Brautigam's muscular yet sensitively nuanced command of Mozartian discourse in every aspect: for instance, his straight forward accounts of both concerto Andantes both show strong personal insight and moments of tender poetry.”  ****
“The series's central sources of strength remains Ronald Brautigam's muscular yet sensitively nuanced command of Mozartian discourse in every aspect: for instance, his straight forward accounts of both concerto Andantes both show strong personal insight and moments of tender poetry.”  ****
BBC Music magazine – Awards Issue 2015

“Pneumatically expanding and contracting sounds from reedy khen mouth organs, scalding melodic runs on wooden ranat xylophones, sensitively plucked notes on the kachapi lute, and a bevy of timbres from a battery of percussion instruments all intermingle on the CD's tracks.The musicians heard on this CD immigrated to France in 1976. Despite this fact, the liner notes state that they are "the best musicians in Laos." Whatever their ranking in the Laos' hall of fame, Music From Southern Laos is a dazzling CD that encapsulates a specific cross-section of this country's extensive diversity of sound.” 

“Pneumatically expanding and contracting sounds from reedy khen mouth organs, scalding melodic runs on wooden ranat xylophones, sensitively plucked notes on the kachapi lute, and a bevy of timbres from a battery of percussion instruments all intermingle on the CD's tracks.The musicians heard on this CD immigrated to France in 1976. Despite this fact, the liner notes state that they are "the best musicians in Laos." Whatever their ranking in the Laos' hall of fame, Music From Southern Laos is a dazzling CD that encapsulates a specific cross-section of this country's extensive diversity of sound.” 

John Vallier - www.allmusic.com

“Ogden's playing oozes class, but always at the service of the music. He really does seem to be absolutely one of the very best of the new generation of guitarists, a real musician of style. The Bagatelles (William Walton) are known to contain their technical difficulties, yet listening to this player you'd never think it."

“Ogden's playing oozes class, but always at the service of the music. He really does seem to be absolutely one of the very best of the new generation of guitarists, a real musician of style. The Bagatelles (William Walton) are known to contain their technical difficulties, yet listening to this player you'd never think it."

Chris Kilvington - Classical Guitar Magazine - August 1996
***** (Exceptional Album)
***** (Exceptional Album)
Roberto Brusotti - Musica magazine (Italy) – November 2018
***** (Exceptional Album)
***** (Exceptional Album)
Luca Segalla - Musica magazine (Italy) – November 2018
**** (Excellent Album)
**** (Excellent Album)
Claudio Bolzan - Musica magazine (Italy) – November 2018
*****  (Exceptional Album)
*****  (Exceptional Album)
Gabriele Moroni - Musica magazine (Italy) – November 2018
***** (Exceptional Album)
***** (Exceptional Album)
Francesco Lora - Musica magazine (Italy) - November 2018

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