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  BBC Music Mag Win!

   Early Opera Co. wins award

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Tasmin Little Honoured

Tasmin Little awarded Personality of the Year at BBC

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  Grammy nomination

  'Serenade to..' up for award

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Presto Award winner!

Federico Colli wins Top 10 Recording of the Year

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Diapason d'Or de l'Année

Chandos won two awards, including Sound Recording

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ICMA nominations

Chandos has been nominated for two ICMA awards 2019!

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Album launch

Congratulations to Ferio for a fantastic Rhinegold Live!

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Musician in Residence

Ivan Ilic is new Musician in Residence at Ulster University

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Lifetime Achievement

Neeme Järvi wins 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 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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Allan Clayton: RPS winner

Allan wins RPS 2018 Singer award - congratulations!

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Apple Music Curator

Hear new playlists, remember classics, discover new music.

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Grammy Award Winners

Congratulations to distributed labels on Grammy wins

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"The revival of interest in the film music of Dmitri Shostakovich continues with this magnificent new recording of three of his soundtracks by conductor Vassily Sinaisky and the BBC Philharmonic ..." ****
"The revival of interest in the film music of Dmitri Shostakovich continues with this magnificent new recording of three of his soundtracks by conductor Vassily Sinaisky and the BBC Philharmonic ..." ****
Howard Maxford - Film Review magazine - February 2007
"... Whether in music that is threatening, bleak or buoyant, Bax's dramatic skill is underlined in this vivid BBC Philharmonic performance."
"... Whether in music that is threatening, bleak or buoyant, Bax's dramatic skill is underlined in this vivid BBC Philharmonic performance."
Geoffrey Norris - The Telegraph - 25 October 2003
Best Buy
"... sumptuously recorded and with a fascinating booklet, Gamba and the Philharmonic do Bax proud..." ****
Best Buy
"... sumptuously recorded and with a fascinating booklet, Gamba and the Philharmonic do Bax proud..." ****
Jeremy Nicholas - Classic FM magazine - January 2004
Performance *****      Recording *****
"...His [Addinsell] ability not merely to reflect but create atmosphere rose to brilliance in Goodbye Mr Chips, whose reconstructed score receives its premiere recording. The BBC Philharmonic plays throughout with touching grace and Martin Roscoe plays the concerto with the same care that he might afford to Rachmaninov, who surely provided its inspiration."
Performance *****      Recording *****
"...His [Addinsell] ability not merely to reflect but create atmosphere rose to brilliance in Goodbye Mr Chips, whose reconstructed score receives its premiere recording. The BBC Philharmonic plays throughout with touching grace and Martin Roscoe plays the concerto with the same care that he might afford to Rachmaninov, who surely provided its inspiration."
Yorkshire Post - April 2003
"Its good to hear more of Richard Addinsell than the Warsaw Concerto ... the stunning introduction to Goodbye Mr Chips, with its rousing school song, has a John Williams-like sweep. Particularly evocative is the ephemeral Blithe Spirit, touched with humor and orchestrated (by collaborator Roy Douglas) with mastery. The suite from Scrooge is a charming pastiche of familiar carols and dramatic scoring ... Rumon Gamba's work is ideal, performances are first-rate, and sonics could hardly be bettered."
"Its good to hear more of Richard Addinsell than the Warsaw Concerto ... the stunning introduction to Goodbye Mr Chips, with its rousing school song, has a John Williams-like sweep. Particularly evocative is the ephemeral Blithe Spirit, touched with humor and orchestrated (by collaborator Roy Douglas) with mastery. The suite from Scrooge is a charming pastiche of familiar carols and dramatic scoring ... Rumon Gamba's work is ideal, performances are first-rate, and sonics could hardly be bettered."
Koldys - American Record Guide - July/August 2003
"... a strong recommendation ..."
"... a strong recommendation ..."
David Gutman - Gramophone magazine - January 2003
"... Throughout the Philharmonic play with admirable polish and precision."
"... Throughout the Philharmonic play with admirable polish and precision."
Financial Times - 31 December 2002
Performance ****        Recording ****
"... The BBC Orchestra relishes such extrovert music, the very reverberant sound suiting the music."
Performance ****        Recording ****
"... The BBC Orchestra relishes such extrovert music, the very reverberant sound suiting the music."
Yorkshire Post - December 2002
"Sinaisky is simply overwhelming and is afforded a spectacular recording for his powerful and compelling vision. He has the BBC forces under taut control right from the start..."
"Sinaisky is simply overwhelming and is afforded a spectacular recording for his powerful and compelling vision. He has the BBC forces under taut control right from the start..."
Haller - American Record Guide - March/April 2003
"... Sinaisky offers committed performances ... Chandos provides good sound..."
"... Sinaisky offers committed performances ... Chandos provides good sound..."
Art Lange - Fanfare - May/June 2003
**** (Album Recommended)    Sound 7.5/10
**** (Album Recommended)    Sound 7.5/10
Pierre-E Barbier - Diapason (France) - February 2003
"... Rumon Gamba is in typically fine form, with the exhilarating playing of the BBC Philharmonic giving this premiere recording a sterling performance."
"... Rumon Gamba is in typically fine form, with the exhilarating playing of the BBC Philharmonic giving this premiere recording a sterling performance."
Tarik O'Regan - The Observer - 6 October 2002
"... Enthusiastically recommended to film buffs and Anglophiles alike!"
"... Enthusiastically recommended to film buffs and Anglophiles alike!"
Haller - American Record Guide - January/February 2003
"... vividly atmospheric sound, Rumon Gamba draws superb playing from the BBC Philharmonic, with haunting vocal effects from Merryn Gamba and the Sheffield Philharmonic Choir" *****
"... vividly atmospheric sound, Rumon Gamba draws superb playing from the BBC Philharmonic, with haunting vocal effects from Merryn Gamba and the Sheffield Philharmonic Choir" *****
The Guardian - 8 November 2002
"Enjoyable, well-played survey of Bliss's pungent, beautifully orchestrated film scores."
"Enjoyable, well-played survey of Bliss's pungent, beautifully orchestrated film scores."
Adrian Edwards - Gramophone magazine - July 2001
Performance ****      Sound *****
"... Stirring stuff, in performances and a recording well up to the standard of Rumon Gamba's other British film-music for Chandos."
Performance ****      Sound *****
"... Stirring stuff, in performances and a recording well up to the standard of Rumon Gamba's other British film-music for Chandos."
Calum MacDonald - BBC Music magazine - July 2001

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