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RIP Sir Andrew Davis 

We are saddened by the news that Sir Andrew Davis, the renowned British conductor, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2024, surrounded by family after a battle with leukaemia. Sir Andrew recorded exclusively for Chandos Records from his first album Elgar’s Crown of India in 2009, making almost 50 recordings and gathering countless accolades and awards in the process. We will miss a wonderful musician who imparted so much to all who worked with him in such a generous, self-deprecating and humble way. RIP Andrew.

 

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Sinfonia of London win big at BBC Music Magazine Awards 2024

John Wilson and Sinfonia of London’s première recording of the complete original score of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! took home the Opera Award, while the same forces also scooped their fourth Orchestral Award with their album of works for strings by Vaughan Williams, Howells, Delius and Elgar. Described by the magazine’s reviewer as ‘a stunning benchmark for the digital generation’, this recording also went on to win the coveted Recording of the Year.

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Pictured above from left, Francis Williams, Jonathan Allen, Rosenna East and Ralph Couzens.

 

This Thursday! 

Good luck to Sinfonia of London and John Wilson ahead of this week's award ceremony! 'Music for Strings' and 'Oklahoma!' have been nominated in the Orchestral and Opera categories respectively.

 

Margaret Fingerhut appointed MBE in the 2024 New Year Honours

To celebrate pianist Margaret Fingerhut being recognised for services to music and charitable fundraising why not explore her brilliant back-catalogue.

 

Brian Pidgeon GRAMMY nominated for Producer of the Year!

Sinfonia of London's latest album 'Record of the Week' on Record Review!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new release from Sinfonia of London and John Wilson, Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, was featured on BBC Radio 3's much-loved Saturday morning Record Review show (4/11). We're delighted to report that the new recording was picked as RECORD OF THE WEEK. The show remains available all month on-demand so don't worry if you missed it live, listen here!

 

This week we will be celebrating the upcoming launch of Oklahoma! from John Wilson and Sinfonia of London at The Savile Cub in Mayfair. This landmark album will be the first full recording of the original Rodgers & Hammerstein score, to commemorate this very special release we have produced a series of limited edition numbered vinlys available to pre-order now! Don't miss this historic album, out on Friday 15th September!

 

Gramophone Awards Shortlist 2023

We are delighted to have FOUR albums shortlisted for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2023! See the shortlist here, including albums from Kaleidscope Chamber Collective, Arcadia Quartet, and Sinfonia of London.

 

Gramophone Editor's Choice: October

'Parry's compelling response to Shelley's lyrical drama is given a superb performance of real conviction, conduction by William Vann and with a line-up of starry soloists'

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'Orchestra of the Year' nomination!

Our friends and collaborators BBC Philharmonic have been nominated for Orchestra of the Year at the Gramophone Awards 2023! 

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Artist in Focus
 

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852- 1924) was one of the leading musicians of his generation and had a profound effect on the development and history of English music as a performer, conductor, composer, teacher and writer. Born in Dublin, his musical gifts were recognised early, and lessons in piano, violin and later organ ensued. Stanford entered Queen’s College Cambridge in 1870 as both an organ and classics scholar. While still an undergraduate he became Assistant Conductor of the Cambridge University Music Society and held the position of Conductor from 1875 to 1893. He became organist at Trinity College Cambridge in 1873 and subsequently studied composition in Germany with Carl Reinecke and Friedrick Kiel. He was appointed Professor of Composition at the Royal College of Music in London in 1883 (a position that he held for more than forty years) and Professor of Music at Cambridge in 1888. He subsequently held appointments as Conductor of the Bach Choir in London, the Leeds Philharmonic Society and the Leeds Festival. Stanford was a prolific composer, completing seven symphonies, eight string quartets, nine operas, more than 300 songs, 30 large scale choral works and a large body of chamber music. He also composed a substantial number of works for the organ, as well as anthems and settings of the canticles for the Anglican Church.

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“…Fischer and the orchestra navigate the score’s dynamic shifts with impressive ease, seamlessly executing the transitions from hushed passages to forceful outbursts. Fischer’s master use of subtle tempo fluctuations adds further depth to the performance… a highly enjoyable performance that will please collectors following this cycle…”

“…Fischer and the orchestra navigate the score’s dynamic shifts with impressive ease, seamlessly executing the transitions from hushed passages to forceful outbursts. Fischer’s master use of subtle tempo fluctuations adds further depth to the performance… a highly enjoyable performance that will please collectors following this cycle…”

Tal Agam – theclassicreview.com – 11 April 2024
 "A strikingly urgent reading sets this new Britten concerto apart."
 "A strikingly urgent reading sets this new Britten concerto apart."
Tim Holmfray - The Strad - May 2024

Performance ****      Recording *****

“… A fine compendium of one aspect of Britten’s talent.”

Performance ****      Recording *****

“… A fine compendium of one aspect of Britten’s talent.”

Martin Cotton – BBC Music magazine – May 2024
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Dan Cairns - The Sunday Times - 14 April 2024

Recording of the Week

“Faust's technical prowess seemingly knows no bounds, and this is very much in evidence here. The double-stopped harmonics at the end of the first movement are notoriously tricky, but such is her control that she manages to make them sound exquisitely calm. I think the highlight of this performance, though, has to be the final Passacaglia, from sober trombones at the start of the movement to a closing section that enables Faust to display her beautifully sweet tone to full effect.”

Recording of the Week

“Faust's technical prowess seemingly knows no bounds, and this is very much in evidence here. The double-stopped harmonics at the end of the first movement are notoriously tricky, but such is her control that she manages to make them sound exquisitely calm. I think the highlight of this performance, though, has to be the final Passacaglia, from sober trombones at the start of the movement to a closing section that enables Faust to display her beautifully sweet tone to full effect.”

James Longstaffe – Prestomusic.com – 12 April 2024

“…Faust gives a performance that’s impassioned and intense, slightly downplaying its potential for dreaminess in favour of vigour and determination.” ****

“…Faust gives a performance that’s impassioned and intense, slightly downplaying its potential for dreaminess in favour of vigour and determination.” ****

Erica Jeal - The Guardian - 11 April 2024

Déjà Review: this review was first published in April 2005 and the recording is still available.

“… this is indeed a recommendable version. Good sound, excellent playing and glorious singing. I can’t believe anyone will regret buying it.”

Déjà Review: this review was first published in April 2005 and the recording is still available.

“… this is indeed a recommendable version. Good sound, excellent playing and glorious singing. I can’t believe anyone will regret buying it.”

Göran Forsling – Musicwebinterntional.com – 18 April 2024

“…the Carducci excels at teasing out even minute details and capturing the balance (and tussle) between formalism and experimentation, and textural warmth and astringency… a disc of profound insight and resonance.” ****

“…the Carducci excels at teasing out even minute details and capturing the balance (and tussle) between formalism and experimentation, and textural warmth and astringency… a disc of profound insight and resonance.” ****

Dan Cairns – The Sunday Times – 21 April 2024
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