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Album launch

Congratulations to Ferio for a fantastic Rhinegold Live!

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Musician in Residence

Ivan Ilic is the new Musician in Residence for Ulster University

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Lifetime Achievement

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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Album of the Week

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

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Gramophone Nomination

For Bergen Philharmonic's Grieg album, congratulations!

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Doric String Quartet 

Doric Quartet feature on the cover of the Strad

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100th anniversary of RAF

Some of the finest RAF bands on one album to celebrate

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Ilic: Reicha Rediscovered

All 4 episodes of the series are now available.

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Chart success!

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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Hear new playlists, remember classics, discover new music.

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Juno Award Nominees

Congratulations to our Juno Award Nominees

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Grammy Award Winners

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“…Callus’s playing in all the works is excellent. She has a large, accurate tone, with finely graded dynamic control. …The New Zealand Orchestra is first rate, with snappy responses or discrete support as the music requires. Maestro Taddei leads with a steady, yet flexible hand.”

“…Callus’s playing in all the works is excellent. She has a large, accurate tone, with finely graded dynamic control. …The New Zealand Orchestra is first rate, with snappy responses or discrete support as the music requires. Maestro Taddei leads with a steady, yet flexible hand.”

Don O’Connor American Record Guide – November/December 2018

“Helen Callus is a magnificent violist, with a gorgeous, velvety sound, immaculate technique in every aspect one can name, and deep interpretive expressiveness in each work. Marc Taddei and the New Zealand Symphony provide sturdy and sympathetic support, and the four string quartet players in the Howells Elegy likewise perform ably.”

“Helen Callus is a magnificent violist, with a gorgeous, velvety sound, immaculate technique in every aspect one can name, and deep interpretive expressiveness in each work. Marc Taddei and the New Zealand Symphony provide sturdy and sympathetic support, and the four string quartet players in the Howells Elegy likewise perform ably.”

James A Altena – Fanfare – November/December 2018

“Helen Callus is the outstanding soloist in British Music for Viola and Orchestra, a welcome reissue of recordings originally released in 2006 on the ASV label. Marc Taddei conducts the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Extremely attractive works, a lovely solo sound, fine orchestral playing and excellent sound quality make for a delightful CD.” 

“Helen Callus is the outstanding soloist in British Music for Viola and Orchestra, a welcome reissue of recordings originally released in 2006 on the ASV label. Marc Taddei conducts the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Extremely attractive works, a lovely solo sound, fine orchestral playing and excellent sound quality make for a delightful CD.” 

Terry Robbins – The Wholenote – September 2018

“…This outstanding programme from British virtuoso Helen Callus features one of the finest-ever accounts of the Walton Concerto, alongside Howells’s haunting Elegy. “  *****

“…This outstanding programme from British virtuoso Helen Callus features one of the finest-ever accounts of the Walton Concerto, alongside Howells’s haunting Elegy. “  *****

Julian Haylock – BBC Music magazine – September 2018

“…Perhaps the gem of the collection is Howells’ glorious Elegy for viola, string quartet and string orchestra. …Conceived as an elegy for a colleague killed in the Great War, its mood is one of restrained grief, all the more moving for that noble restraint. It should be better known as one of the great pieces of British music for strings”

“…Perhaps the gem of the collection is Howells’ glorious Elegy for viola, string quartet and string orchestra. …Conceived as an elegy for a colleague killed in the Great War, its mood is one of restrained grief, all the more moving for that noble restraint. It should be better known as one of the great pieces of British music for strings”

Michael Wilkinson – MusicWeb-International.com – July 2018
"... Quigley takes us on a journey that is unhackneyed, beautifully played, and endlessly fascinating ... Aided by some excellent sound and sensitivity to all that is before him. Quigley fully rises to these night pieces and engulfs us in his beguiling gentle reserve. Lovely."
"... Quigley takes us on a journey that is unhackneyed, beautifully played, and endlessly fascinating ... Aided by some excellent sound and sensitivity to all that is before him. Quigley fully rises to these night pieces and engulfs us in his beguiling gentle reserve. Lovely."
Alan Becker - American Record Guide – November/December 2018

“… His [Zhang] playing is always tasteful and deeply expressive without any exaggeration. He takes his place as one of the finest of this emerging generation of magnificent artists.”

“… His [Zhang] playing is always tasteful and deeply expressive without any exaggeration. He takes his place as one of the finest of this emerging generation of magnificent artists.”

Kenneth Keaton - American Record Guide – November/December 2018

“…Tengyue Zhang won the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious events. His debut recital illustrates the moods, colors and techniques of the concert classical guitar from Baroque transcriptions to masters of the 20th century such as Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Tansman, and Brouwer. Despite being from very different backgrounds and time periods, several of the pieces share intriguing relationships in their use of variation form or thematic motifs and harmonic progressions.”

“…Tengyue Zhang won the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious events. His debut recital illustrates the moods, colors and techniques of the concert classical guitar from Baroque transcriptions to masters of the 20th century such as Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Tansman, and Brouwer. Despite being from very different backgrounds and time periods, several of the pieces share intriguing relationships in their use of variation form or thematic motifs and harmonic progressions.”

Lisa Flynn – WFMT (Chicago) – October 2018

“… 2017 Guitar Foundation of America ICAC winner Tengyue Zhang  (a.k.a. “TY”) is definitely one of the most talented young players I’ve come across during my nearly four years as editor of Classical Guitar. I don’t usually like to apply the adjective “effortless” to guitar playing—because even at the highest levels it is anything but!—however, every time I hear TY play, I’m struck by the extraordinary level of comfort and ease that his total mastery of his program communicates. I know it’s only August, but this album is certain to be on my Top 10 list at year’s end; what a fantastic way to spend 63 minutes!”

“… 2017 Guitar Foundation of America ICAC winner Tengyue Zhang  (a.k.a. “TY”) is definitely one of the most talented young players I’ve come across during my nearly four years as editor of Classical Guitar. I don’t usually like to apply the adjective “effortless” to guitar playing—because even at the highest levels it is anything but!—however, every time I hear TY play, I’m struck by the extraordinary level of comfort and ease that his total mastery of his program communicates. I know it’s only August, but this album is certain to be on my Top 10 list at year’s end; what a fantastic way to spend 63 minutes!”

Blair Jackson – Classical Guitar – August 2018
"... Their playing is fine-clean, clear, and beautiful sound, solid technical command, and the stylistic understanding of native musicians... these performances will charm you. They abound with ostinatos, irregular rhythms, and freely expressive, soulful passages..."
"... Their playing is fine-clean, clear, and beautiful sound, solid technical command, and the stylistic understanding of native musicians... these performances will charm you. They abound with ostinatos, irregular rhythms, and freely expressive, soulful passages..."
Kenneth Keaton - American Record Guide – November/December 2018
"... Fine playing by the Budapest Symphony."
"... Fine playing by the Budapest Symphony."
Barry Kilpatrick – American Record Guide – November/December 2018
"... This is one of the most beautifully played Rheingolds I've ever heard in a long time. The players respond well to every tempo alteration Elder asks for. I'd recommend the set just for the orchestra... The sound is very beautiful: well-balanced and sumptuous..."
"... This is one of the most beautifully played Rheingolds I've ever heard in a long time. The players respond well to every tempo alteration Elder asks for. I'd recommend the set just for the orchestra... The sound is very beautiful: well-balanced and sumptuous..."
David Reynolds - American Record Guide – November/December 2018

“… Enjoyable music played by expert musicians expertly marshaled by Chandler.”

“… Enjoyable music played by expert musicians expertly marshaled by Chandler.”

John W Barker - American Record Guide – November/December 2018

“The star of this production, if indeed a CD should have a star, is conductor Oundjian who has a wonderful feel for the Vaughan Williams idiom… Oundjian gives us music that is consistently lovely without exaggeration or any unwanted urgency. He lets it unfold, and the music does the rest…”

“The star of this production, if indeed a CD should have a star, is conductor Oundjian who has a wonderful feel for the Vaughan Williams idiom… Oundjian gives us music that is consistently lovely without exaggeration or any unwanted urgency. He lets it unfold, and the music does the rest…”

Paul L Althouse - American Record Guide – November/December 2018
"This is the first volume in a series to explore the wind quintets of Telemann. On the evidence of this release, the series will open up to us a fascinating corner of the composer's instrumental writing... The performers here so a splendid job and make me eager for further volumes in this series."
"This is the first volume in a series to explore the wind quintets of Telemann. On the evidence of this release, the series will open up to us a fascinating corner of the composer's instrumental writing... The performers here so a splendid job and make me eager for further volumes in this series."
John W Barker - American Record Guide – November/December 2018

“… lovely works, mostly in three contrasted movements, Telemann’s polished and subtle style is excellent. The performances are sensitive to the colors and emotions of the music…”

“… lovely works, mostly in three contrasted movements, Telemann’s polished and subtle style is excellent. The performances are sensitive to the colors and emotions of the music…”

David W Moore - American Record Guide – November/December 2018

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