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Covid-19: Update: 17th Feb 2021

During the current unprecedented situation, Chandos Records continues to trade as normally as possible. As many of our staff are working remotely, we would ask you to submit any queries online here rather than by telephone. CD orders are being despatched on the next working day, but understandably due to the pandemic delivery times will vary and take significantly longer than usual, depending on your location. Please note there are also countries ‘on suspension’ by UK’s Royal Mail. Following Brexit EU customers should view this page regarding taxation. We thank you for your understanding.

 

BBC Orchestral Winner

Wilson & SoL's Respighi wins BBC Orchestral Award

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BBC Chamber Winner

Little & Lane win BBC Chamber Award

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The Prison wins a GRAMMY

Smyth premiere recording wins at March 2021 awards.

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Barry Douglas Podcast

Father-son-duo Barry & Liam start new music podcast.

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BBC R3 Record of Week

Weinberg String Quartets is Record Review pick of week.

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Desert Island Disc

Beethoven is Keir Starmer's castaway pick on BBC R4.

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Welcome, Francesca!

Francesca Dego joins Chandos in exclusive signing.
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We are sorry to hear of the passing of pianist Eric Parkin, aged 96. Eric made over
20 albums for Chandos; his musicianship and artistry are fondly remembered. 

Jennifer Pike MBE

Violinist awarded MBE for services to Classical Music.

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We are all moved by today’s news that soprano Erin Wall has been taken from us by cancer, aged just 44. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family & friends.        

Queen's Medal

Imogen Cooper awarded Queen's Medal for Music

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Gramophone Awards

BBCSO, Bergen Phil & CBSO Orchestral nominees

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Korngold BBC triumph!

Korngold wins Orchestral BBC Music Award 2020

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Ralph Couzens Interview

Presto interviews Managing Director Ralph Couzens

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

The insatiable enthusiasm and artistic curiosity of the French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet have led him to explore a repertoire ranging from Haydn, Beethoven, Bartók and Prokofiev to contemporary works by composers such as Bruno Mantovani and Jörg Widmann. An exclusive Chandos artist his rich discography includes the complete piano works of Debussy and the complete Beethoven sonatas and concertos. Ongoing projects include the critically acclaimed surveys of Haydn sonatas, alongside the Mozart Piano concertos with the Manchester Camerata. Save 30%!

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“Spearheaded by six excellent singers, Page and the Mozartists offer a highly engaging reading of Thomas Arne’s 1762 English-language version of Metastasio’s drama Artaxerxes, the orchestral colours vividly realised on historically appropriate instruments…”
“Spearheaded by six excellent singers, Page and the Mozartists offer a highly engaging reading of Thomas Arne’s 1762 English-language version of Metastasio’s drama Artaxerxes, the orchestral colours vividly realised on historically appropriate instruments…”
Stephen Pettitt – The Sunday Times (Culture magazine) – 16 May 2021
“…The Orsino Ensemble contains some of the cream of modern British wind players and this shines forth in their excellent, intuitive playing. Their ensemble work is sparkling throughout, and while I admit to preferring the pieces where a combination of winds play, their soloists also shine when they get their opportunity to perform. Pavel Kolesnikov’s contribution cannot be dismissed either; his insightful pianism shows that he is an excellent chamber recitalist, and his contributions here are most telling. The disc is aided by a nice acoustic and superb recorded sound and the booklet notes helpfully provide insight into the music. This is a most rewarding and welcome and rewarding disc, which I hope will be the first of many by the Orsino Ensemble.”
“…The Orsino Ensemble contains some of the cream of modern British wind players and this shines forth in their excellent, intuitive playing. Their ensemble work is sparkling throughout, and while I admit to preferring the pieces where a combination of winds play, their soloists also shine when they get their opportunity to perform. Pavel Kolesnikov’s contribution cannot be dismissed either; his insightful pianism shows that he is an excellent chamber recitalist, and his contributions here are most telling. The disc is aided by a nice acoustic and superb recorded sound and the booklet notes helpfully provide insight into the music. This is a most rewarding and welcome and rewarding disc, which I hope will be the first of many by the Orsino Ensemble.”
Stuart Sillitoe – MusicWeb-International.com – 13 May 2021
“… As soon as this symphony ambles into its opening bars we feel supremely in safe hands, guided by a veteran conductor with a special knack for underlining the music’s organic mutations and growth. The process is further enhanced by the Leipzig sound: clear, balanced, warm, forceful without being rude. Yet the special glory of Blomstedt’s thoughtful interpretation is its emotional resonance… Blomstedt shows us its [Sym No 2] beauty, but equally unveils its dark melancholy, particularly felt in bridging passages pursued at hesitant speeds. This is a performance that should last.” ****
“… As soon as this symphony ambles into its opening bars we feel supremely in safe hands, guided by a veteran conductor with a special knack for underlining the music’s organic mutations and growth. The process is further enhanced by the Leipzig sound: clear, balanced, warm, forceful without being rude. Yet the special glory of Blomstedt’s thoughtful interpretation is its emotional resonance… Blomstedt shows us its [Sym No 2] beauty, but equally unveils its dark melancholy, particularly felt in bridging passages pursued at hesitant speeds. This is a performance that should last.” ****
Geoff Brown – The Times – 12 May 2021
“… Intelligent, attractive music with a very distinctive personality. That we have this anthology at all is a cause for celebration, a permit issued by Lithuania’s minister of culture granting conductor Giedre Šlekyte and pianist Gabrielus Alekna permission to fly to Vilnius last July for the recording sessions. Ondine’s sound is spectacular.”
“… Intelligent, attractive music with a very distinctive personality. That we have this anthology at all is a cause for celebration, a permit issued by Lithuania’s minister of culture granting conductor Giedre Šlekyte and pianist Gabrielus Alekna permission to fly to Vilnius last July for the recording sessions. Ondine’s sound is spectacular.”
Graham Rickson – theartsdesk.com – 24 April 2021
“… Giltburg set himself the task of learning and recording all 32 sonatas during 2020, surely one of the reasons why the performances on this release sound so fresh. Recorded sound is excellent.”
“… Giltburg set himself the task of learning and recording all 32 sonatas during 2020, surely one of the reasons why the performances on this release sound so fresh. Recorded sound is excellent.”
Graham Rickson – theartsdesk.com – 8 May 2021
“There’s much to enjoy here and admire, both in the performances and the selections on hand, which hardly dwell on the usual suspects or limit themselves too narrowly.”
“There’s much to enjoy here and admire, both in the performances and the selections on hand, which hardly dwell on the usual suspects or limit themselves too narrowly.”
Jonathan Blumhofer – theartsfuse.org – 18 April 2021
“… A strong group of soloists drawn from the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic orchestras bring erudition, vitality and interpretive understanding to all this music. I found every piece and movement splendidly played and interpreted. Naxos’s sound recording is excellent. The liner notes by Paul Hindmarsh are extensive and provide all the information required for enjoyment of this eclectic and wide-ranging music. It is a cliché, but I do hope that there are several more CDs of Edward Gregson’s music “in the can”, be they instrumental, symphonic or chamber.”
“… A strong group of soloists drawn from the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic orchestras bring erudition, vitality and interpretive understanding to all this music. I found every piece and movement splendidly played and interpreted. Naxos’s sound recording is excellent. The liner notes by Paul Hindmarsh are extensive and provide all the information required for enjoyment of this eclectic and wide-ranging music. It is a cliché, but I do hope that there are several more CDs of Edward Gregson’s music “in the can”, be they instrumental, symphonic or chamber.”
John France – MusicWeb-International.com – 14 May 2021
“Mokranjac’s melancholy and introspective piano music is subtly appealing and ideally presented on this fine disc.”
“Mokranjac’s melancholy and introspective piano music is subtly appealing and ideally presented on this fine disc.”
MusicWeb-International.com - 14 May 2021

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