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Ivan Ilić signs with Chandos

The pianist has signed a multi-album recording contract, starting with Reicha's music.

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'Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays dazzling Mozart concertos.'

Pianist (Feb. 2017)

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"... The ensemble plays expressively together with good balance of voice, flute, and continuo. Their sound is vivid and at the same time warm and lovely..."
"... The ensemble plays expressively together with good balance of voice, flute, and continuo. Their sound is vivid and at the same time warm and lovely..."
Robert Moore - American Record Guide - March/April 2017
"...This is an opportunity to hear works that look back to the Baroque and forward to the classical style of Haydn. Their playing makes about as good a case for this music as imaginable. If music of this transitional period appeals to you, you can't go wrong with these warm and glowing performances."
"...This is an opportunity to hear works that look back to the Baroque and forward to the classical style of Haydn. Their playing makes about as good a case for this music as imaginable. If music of this transitional period appeals to you, you can't go wrong with these warm and glowing performances."
Robert Moore - American Record Guide - March/April 2017
"... thoroughly fluent performances and idiomatic interpretations from all the players, using copies of period instruments."
"... thoroughly fluent performances and idiomatic interpretations from all the players, using copies of period instruments."
Tom Moore - American Record Guide - March/April 2017
"... Rykkvin displays a remarkable vocal agility with a clean and pure tone and excellent intonation. He sings with great aplomb ... His artistry is remarkable for one of his age, and listeners who admire the sound of a first-rate boy treble will not be disappointed."
"... Rykkvin displays a remarkable vocal agility with a clean and pure tone and excellent intonation. He sings with great aplomb ... His artistry is remarkable for one of his age, and listeners who admire the sound of a first-rate boy treble will not be disappointed."
William Gatens - American Records Guide - January/February 2017
"... Henk Neven's medium weight baritone is smooth and elegant, he sings with the panache needed. He's alert to textual nuance, and his diction is clean and clear. His readings will stand up against any competition. Hans Eijsackers is always alert to the mood of the music, and the two artists collaborate effectively..."
"... Henk Neven's medium weight baritone is smooth and elegant, he sings with the panache needed. He's alert to textual nuance, and his diction is clean and clear. His readings will stand up against any competition. Hans Eijsackers is always alert to the mood of the music, and the two artists collaborate effectively..."
Robert Moore - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"... The performances are outstanding. I haven't heard singing of this high level in many years. Ms Devos and Ms Meng have splendid, solid and beautiful voices that emphasize the words with remarkable meaning and clarity. The Quator Giardini plays splendidly in the instrumental selections and to accompany the singers. The sound is excellent ..."
"... The performances are outstanding. I haven't heard singing of this high level in many years. Ms Devos and Ms Meng have splendid, solid and beautiful voices that emphasize the words with remarkable meaning and clarity. The Quator Giardini plays splendidly in the instrumental selections and to accompany the singers. The sound is excellent ..."
Elliot Fisch - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"... the performances are at the very top level - beautiful tone, the purest intonation, the best of ensemble, lovely lines."
"... the performances are at the very top level - beautiful tone, the purest intonation, the best of ensemble, lovely lines."
Tom Moore - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"... The performances here are as technically unimpeachable as we have come to expect from Harry Christophers. The choral tone is warm and well blended. The music is rendered with sensitivity and apparent affection." 
"... The performances here are as technically unimpeachable as we have come to expect from Harry Christophers. The choral tone is warm and well blended. The music is rendered with sensitivity and apparent affection." 
William Gatens - American Records Guide - January/February 2017
"... These performances are nothing short of amazing for their unanimity of ensemble, perfectly blended tone, and flawless intonation. The recording was made in the friendly acoustic of Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex. The sound is rich and somewhat dark."
"... These performances are nothing short of amazing for their unanimity of ensemble, perfectly blended tone, and flawless intonation. The recording was made in the friendly acoustic of Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex. The sound is rich and somewhat dark."
William Gatens - American Records Guide - January/February 2017
"...Ellis and the BBC Concert Orchestra are excellent all through, rendering each score with superb execution, musicianship and professionalism."
"...Ellis and the BBC Concert Orchestra are excellent all through, rendering each score with superb execution, musicianship and professionalism."
Patrick Hanudel - American Record Guide - January/February 2017
"... Haimovitz plays all this with flair and conviction, as one would expect..."
"... Haimovitz plays all this with flair and conviction, as one would expect..."
David Moore - American Record Guide - January/February 2017

“... Brinkman and company doa fine job of putting across all of this material... I can recommend this to you. The Boccherini is to me the major selling point, particularly the relatively unexplored version of the A major Sonata, but the whole program is well worth hearing. The recording is clear.”

“... Brinkman and company doa fine job of putting across all of this material... I can recommend this to you. The Boccherini is to me the major selling point, particularly the relatively unexplored version of the A major Sonata, but the whole program is well worth hearing. The recording is clear.”

David Moore – American Record Guide – January/February 2017
“... Tom Winpenny, the Assistant Master of Music at St Alban’s Cathedral, plays all these pieces with skill and commitment.”
“... Tom Winpenny, the Assistant Master of Music at St Alban’s Cathedral, plays all these pieces with skill and commitment.”
John France – MusicWeb-International.com – October 2016

“...This music is lucky to have such a conscientious advocate. Winpenny presents it all with clinical technical precision and close attention to textural detail, easily moving between moments of demanding virtuosity (the ‘Sortie’ from Mass of a Medieval Saint) and almost embarrassing naivety (the meandering Fantasy on ‘This is my Father’s World’), while flowing easily through Williamson’s long swathes of utter harmonic charmlessness.”

“...This music is lucky to have such a conscientious advocate. Winpenny presents it all with clinical technical precision and close attention to textural detail, easily moving between moments of demanding virtuosity (the ‘Sortie’ from Mass of a Medieval Saint) and almost embarrassing naivety (the meandering Fantasy on ‘This is my Father’s World’), while flowing easily through Williamson’s long swathes of utter harmonic charmlessness.”

Marc Rochester – Gramophone magazine – December 2016

“...Winpenny is a fine player and manages the technical demands with ease and a fluid musicality. Playing on the organ the composer presided over, he makes as good a case as possible for this music.”

“...Winpenny is a fine player and manages the technical demands with ease and a fluid musicality. Playing on the organ the composer presided over, he makes as good a case as possible for this music.”

Robert Delcamp – American Record Guide – January/February 2017
"... the music is quite delightful, full of energy and charm... Pizzicar Galante produces a rich sound... Schivazappa's mandolin playing sparkles - she clearly loves this music. If you have any fondness for Baroque chamber music you'll find much to enjoy here."
"... the music is quite delightful, full of energy and charm... Pizzicar Galante produces a rich sound... Schivazappa's mandolin playing sparkles - she clearly loves this music. If you have any fondness for Baroque chamber music you'll find much to enjoy here."
Kenneth Keaton - American Record Guide - January/February 2017

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