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Cuatro - Music for guitar quartet by Sor, Albéniz, Krouse & Rimsky-Korsakov / Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Cuatro - Music for guitar quartet by Sor, Albéniz, Krouse & Rimsky-Korsakov / Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2013-11-19

Works: Fernando Sor: Sonata for Guitar in D major, Op. 14 "Grand Solo"; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34; Isaac Albéniz: La Vega, Fantaisie espagnole for piano, B. 46 (for the incomp...
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The dynamic and innovative Aquarelle Guitar Quartet present a disc focusing on the music of Spain. It is their homage to the spiritual home of...continue...
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John Adams: Harmonielehre; Doctor Atomic Symphony; Short Ride in a Fast Machine / Peter Oundjian
John Adams: Harmonielehre; Doctor Atomic Symphony; Short Ride in a Fast Machine / Peter Oundjian

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2013-11-19

Works: John Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony; Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra; Harmonielehre
Performers: Morgan, Huw; Whitener, John [Tuba]; Wilson, Adrian
Conductors: Oundjian, Peter
Ensemble: ; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Here Peter Oundjian and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra tackle two seminal works by the American composer John Adams, the expansive and richly expressive Harmonielehre...continue...
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British Clarinet Sonatas, Vol. 2. Works by Benjamin, Cooke, Arnold, Horovitz, Gregson. Michael Collins, clarinet
British Clarinet Sonatas, Vol. 2. Works by Benjamin, Cooke, Arnold, Horovitz, Gregson. Michael Collins, clarinet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2013-03-26

Works: Malcolm Arnold: Sonatina for clarinet & piano, Op. 29; Arnold Cooke: Sonata for clarinet & piano in B flat major; Edward Gregson: Tributes, for clarinet & piano; Arthur Benjamin: Le Tombeau de Ravel ...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; McHale, Michael

This is Volume 2 in the series 'British Clarinet Sonatas', in which Michael Collins is joined by the pianist Michael McHale. On this disc the...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (07/27/2012-07/28/2012)....continue...
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Works for Clarinet and Orchestra by Mozart, Copland, Kats-Chernin / Michael Collins, clarinet
Works for Clarinet and Orchestra by Mozart, Copland, Kats-Chernin / Michael Collins, clarinet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2013-01-29

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K. 622; Aaron Copland: Concerto for Clarinet; Elena Kats-Chernin: Ornamental Air, for basset clarinet & orchestra
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]
Conductors: Collins, Michael
Ensemble: ; Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Michael Collins combines the roles of clarinet soloist and conductor as he leads the Swedish Chamber Orchestra in three works that chart the journey of...continue...
Recording information: Örebro Concert Hall, Sweden (06/11/2012-06/16/2012)....continue...
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Neeme Jarvi - Highlights from a remarkable 30-year recording career
Neeme Jarvi - Highlights from a remarkable 30-year recording career

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-07-31

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92; Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147; Johan Halvorsen: La Mélancolie, for string orchestra (after Ole Bull's "Lament"); Entry March of ...
Performers: Berman, Boris; Finnie, Linda [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Kaptain, Laurence; Lott, Felicity [Soprano Vocal]; Madozzi, Melina; Mishura, Irina; Murphy, Suzanne
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme

This year, we celebrate the thirty-year conducting career of Neeme Järvi with Chandos Records, as well as the conductor's own seventy-fifth birthday.

We mark the occasion

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Richard Hickox conducts Sir John Tavener / Patricia Rozario, John Mark Ainsley, Andrew Murgatroyd
Richard Hickox conducts Sir John Tavener / Patricia Rozario, John Mark Ainsley, Andrew Murgatroyd

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-06-26

Works: John Tavener: We Shall See Him as He Is; Eis thanaton, ritual for soprano, bass & orchestra; Theophany, for orchestra, bandit drum & tape
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Birchall, Jeremy; Feaviour, Margaret; Murgatroyd, Andrew; Richardson, Stephen [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Rozario, Patricia [Soprano Vocals]; Senter, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: ; City of London Sinfonia

Richly endowed with musical qualities, Richard Hickox was a great champion of neglected music in general, and of British music in particular. His sudden death...continue...
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Life and Breath - Choral works by Rene Clausen / Kansas City Chorale
Life and Breath - Choral works by Rene Clausen / Kansas City Chorale

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2012-06-26

Works: Rene Clausen: All That Hath Life and Breath, Praise Ye the Lord, for chorus; O magnum mysterium, for chorus; The Tyger, for chorus; The Lamb, for chorus; Mass for double chorus; Magnificat; Prayer, f...
Performers: Gladden, Matthew; Lang, Lindsay; Lloyd, Rebecca; Tannehill, Sarah; Williamson, Pamela
Conductors: Bruffy, Charles
Ensemble: ; Kansas City Chorale

Although he writes in all genres, René Clausen is today one of America's most popular choral composers, and for more than twenty years he has...continue...
Recording information: Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kansas City, Missouri, USA (01/15/2011-01/17/2011)....continue...
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Final Cut: Film Music for Four Guitars / Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Final Cut: Film Music for Four Guitars / Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-06-26

Works: Rachel Portman: Chocolat; Gustavo Santaolalla: The Motorcycle Diaries; Elliot Goldenthal: Frida; N/A: Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? song (for the film Don Juan Demarco); James Horner: Titanic; ...
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Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

This disc comprises some of cinema's most memorable musical moments, as chosen and arranged for four guitars by the members of the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet....continue...
Recording information: Liverpool University Recording Studio (12/16/2011-12/20/2011)....continue...
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British Flute Concertos by Alwyn, Berkeley, Poulenc, Dove / Emily Beynon, flute
British Flute Concertos by Alwyn, Berkeley, Poulenc, Dove / Emily Beynon, flute

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-04-24

Works: Jonathan Dove: The Magic Flute Dances, concerto for flute & orchestra; William Alwyn: Concerto for flute & 8 winds; Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano; Lennox Berkeley: Concerto for Flute Op...
Performers: Beynon, Emily
Conductors: Tovey, Bramwell
Ensemble: ; BBC National Orchestra of Wales

The Welsh flautist Emily Beynon plays a selection of British flute concertos, accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Bramwell Tovey. Beynon is...continue...
Recording information: BBC Hoddinott Hall (10/27/2011-10/29/2011)....continue...
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Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo / Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale
Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo / Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2012-02-28

Works: Ola Gjeilo: The Ground (Pleni sunt caeli), for chorus, piano & string quartet; Serenity (O magnum mysterium), for cello & chorus; Ubi caritas, for chorus; Northern Lights, for chorus (from Tres Canto...
Performers: Belledin, Ted; Chaney, Alison; Gjeilo, Ola; Lopez, Emmanuel; Tiller, Danya
Conductors: Bruffy, Charles
Ensemble: Phoenix Chorale

The critically acclaimed, Arizona-based Phoenix Chorale originally focused on music of the Renaissance and baroque periods, but today is equally dedicated to the creation and...continue...
Recording information: Camelback Bible Church, Paradise Valley, Arizona (05/28/2011-05/30/2011)....continue...
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Après la Nuit: works for trumpet & orchestra by Jolivet, Copland, Hindemith, Arutiunian, Wiltgen / Philippe Schartz, trumpet
Après la Nuit: works for trumpet & orchestra by Jolivet, Copland, Hindemith, Arutiunian, Wiltgen / Philippe Schartz, trumpet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-11-15

Works: André Jolivet: Concertino for Trumpet, Strings & Piano; Aaron Copland: Quiet City; Paul Hindemith: Concerto, for trumpet, bassoon & string orchestra; Alexander Arutiunian: Elegy, for flugelhorn ...
Performers: Geoghegan, Karen; Schartz, Philippe; Williams, Chris [Piano]
Conductors: König, Christoph

The trumpet is star of this disc, which combines both well-known and rarities in the trumpet repertoire. The works are performed by Schartz, one of...continue...
Recording information: Trifolion, Echternach, Luxembourg (06/21/2011-06/23/2011)....continue...
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Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra / Howard Shelley, piano
Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra / Howard Shelley, piano

4 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-11-15

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58; Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6; Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat m...
Performers: Croft, Hazel; Gibson, Paul; Herbert, Gillene; Hugh, Timothy; Little, Tasmin [Violin]; McGuckin, Kathryn; Rendall, Paul; Robinson, Dean; Shelley, Howard
Conductors: Shelley, Howard
Ensemble: ; Orchestra of Opera North

The piano remained the main instrument of Beethoven throughout his life. This specially priced 4 CD box set represents his entire and sizeable output for...continue...
Recording information: Leeds Town Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-); Victoria Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-)....continue...
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On Christmas Night / works by Rutter, Burton, Mathias, Darke and Poston
On Christmas Night / works by Rutter, Burton, Mathias, Darke and Poston

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2011-10-25

Works: John Rutter: What sweeter music; Christmas Traditional: Noël nouvelet, carol (French); Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French); I Saw Three Ships, carol; Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (English); ...
Performers: Challenger, John [Organ]; Clapham, Geoffrey; Gregory, Julian; James, Freddie [Organist]; Leslie, Huw; Macdonald, Basil; Neill, Henry
Conductors: Nethsingha, Andrew
Ensemble: St John's College Choir cambridge

A joyous celebration of music for the festive season! This disc was recorded in the College Chapel in full surround-sound, and recreates to a spectacular...continue...
Recording information: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (01/14/2011-01/16/2011)....continue...
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Kurt Schwertsik: Baumgesange; Herr K Entdeckt Amerika / Gruber, BBC PO
Kurt Schwertsik: Baumgesange; Herr K Entdeckt Amerika / Gruber, BBC PO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-09-27

Works: Kurt Schwertsik: Nachtmusiken, for orchestra, Op. 104; Herr K entdeckt Amerika, for orchestra, Op. 101; Baumgesänge, for orchestra, Op. 65
Conductors: Gruber, HK
Ensemble: ; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Pupil of Joseph Marx and Karl Schiske at the Academy of Music in Vienna is Austrian composer Kurt Schwertsik. In his most recent work, commissioned...continue...
Recording information: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester (08/04/2010-08/06/2010)....continue...
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Wagner: Meistersinger Orchestral Tribute / Jarvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Wagner: Meistersinger Orchestral Tribute / Jarvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2011-09-27

Works: Henk de Vlieger: Meistersinger, an orchestral tribute; Richard Wagner: Faust Overture; Entreactes tragiques (2), for orchestra (fragments), WWV 25; Columbus Overture for orchestra in E flat major, WW...
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Neeme Järvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in the fourth album of their critically acclaimed Wagner series. This disc features Wagner's popular comic opera,...continue...
Recording information: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (08/17/2010-08/19/2010)....continue...
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Reich: Three Movements; The Desert Music
Reich: Three Movements; The Desert Music

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2011-06-28

Works: Steve Reich: Three Movements, for orchestra; The Desert Music, for small chorus & large orchestra
Conductors: Järvi, Kristjan
Ensemble: Tonkunstler-Orchester

Considered a pioneer in minimalist music, Steve Reiche's The Desert Music is perhaps his most ambitious orchestral score to date. This highly symphonic piece, inspired...continue...
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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - An Orchestra Passion (arranged by Henk de Vlieger)
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - An Orchestra Passion (arranged by Henk de Vlieger)

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2011-02-22

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Liebesverbot, opera; Die Feen; Henk de Vlieger: Tristan und Isolde, an orchestral passion (after Wagner)
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme

Neeme Järvi is back conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in the third of four albums featuring Henk de Vlieger's bold arrangements of operas by...continue...
Recording information: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (02/16/2010/02/17/2010)....continue...
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The Lyrical Clarinet / Michael Collins
The Lyrical Clarinet / Michael Collins

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-02-22

Works: Norbert Burgmüller: Duo for clarinet (or violin) & piano in E flat major, Op. 15; Gerald Finzi: Bagatelles (5) for clarinet & piano, Op. 23; Heinrich Joseph Baermann: Quintet for Clarinet and St...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; McHale, Michael

Virtuoso clarinetist Michael Collins, accompanied by Michael McHale on the piano, returns for a second volume in Chandos' series showcasing the extraordinarily wide range of...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (06/10/2010-06/12/2010)....continue...

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Gregson: A Song For Chris; Trombone Concerto; Etc.
Gregson: A Song For Chris; Trombone Concerto; Etc.

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-01-25

Works: Edward Gregson: Music for chamber orchestra; Concerto for trombone & piano (or orchestra); Pictures (2) for string orchestra; A Song for Chris, concerto for cello & chamber orchestra
Performers: Johnston, Guy [Cello]; Moore, Peter [Trombone]; Welch, Timothy
Conductors: Tovey, Bramwell

Edward Gregson is one of Britain's most versatile composers, whose music has been performed, broadcast, and recorded worldwide. This is the third volume in Chandos'...continue...
Recording information: Watford Colosseum (03/01/2010-03/03/2010)....continue...
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Hear My Words: Choral Classics
Hear My Words: Choral Classics

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2010-11-16

Works: Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; Edvard Grieg: Ave maris stella, EG 150; Arvo Pärt: Bogoroditse Devo; Sergey Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil, Op. 37; Robert Parsons: Ave Maria; Giovanni Pierluigi da Pal...
Performers: De Minckwitz, Edward; Hambleton, Tristan; McDonald, Basil; Ravalde, Tim; Strong, Pablo; Tomita, Leo; Walker, Graham; Williams, Francis [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Nethsingha, Andrew

This new release of Choral Classics from St John's spans nearly 500 years of choral music. The earliest pieces date from the first half of...continue...
Recording information: St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/09/2010-04/11/2010)....continue...

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Film & TV Music of Christopher Gunning
Film & TV Music of Christopher Gunning

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-11-16

Works: Christopher Gunning: Poirot Variants, for alto saxophone & orchestra; La Môme; Under Suspicion; Cold Lazarus; Rosemary and Thyme; Rebecca; Pollyanna; Firelight; When the Whales Came; Agatha Chri...
Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Bradshaw, Julia; Compton, Matthew; Gamba, Rumon; Ogden, Craig [Guitar]; Robertson, Martin; Tibbels, Nicole; Torchinsky, Yuri [Violin]
Conductors: Gamba, Rumon

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Virtuoso Clarinet / Michael Collins
Virtuoso Clarinet / Michael Collins

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-10-26

Works: Alamiro Giampieri: Carnival of Venice, capriccio variations for clarinet & orchestra in B flat; André Messager: Solo de concours for clarinet & piano; Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche (3), suite for ...
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Lane, Piers

Michael Collins is one of the most versatile clarinetists, possessing a dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship that have made him the favourite of conductors, composers,...continue...
Recording information: Britten Studio, Hoffmann Building, Snape Maltings, Suff (02/01/2010-02/03/2010)....continue...

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Jonathan Dove: Tobias & The Angel
Jonathan Dove: Tobias & The Angel

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-07-27

Works: Jonathan Dove: Tobias and the Angel, opera in 1 act
Performers: Ebrahim, Omar
Conductors: Abell, David Charles

Jonathan Dove is one of Britain’s leading composers of opera. His community opera 'Tobias and the Angel' was premiered in 1999 at Christ Church, Highbury...continue...
Recording information: St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden South, London, En (11/06/2006-11/08/2006)....continue...

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Dances / Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Dances / Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-07-27

Works: Egberto Gismonti: Baiao Malandro for 2 guitars; Eduardo Martín: Hasta Alicia Baila, for guitar quartet; Andy Scott: Seven Dances and 'No Looking Back', for guitar quartet; Luigi Boccherini: Intr...
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The percussive capability of the guitar lends itself extremely well to the rhythmic energy of many dance forms. The music that the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet...continue...
Recording information: The Grand, Lancashire, England (02/20/2010-02/21/2010)....continue...

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Wagner: Parsifal an Orchestra Quest; Overture & Venusberg Ballet Scene from Tannhauser; Etc.
Wagner: Parsifal an Orchestra Quest; Overture & Venusberg Ballet Scene from Tannhauser; Etc.

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2010-05-25

Works: Henk de Vlieger: Parsifal, an Orchestral Quest, for orchestra (after Wagner); Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Lohengrin
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme

Neeme Jarvi conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in the second of four albums dedicated to the bold arrangements of Henk de Vlieger. Classic FM...continue...
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Geoffrey Burgon: Viola Concerto; Merciless Beauty
Geoffrey Burgon: Viola Concerto; Merciless Beauty

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-04-27

Works: Geoffrey Burgon: Concerto for Viola ("Ghosts of the Dance"); Merciless Beauty; Concerto for Cello
Performers: Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Dukes, Philip; Knight, Josephine
Conductors: Gamba, Rumon

For a generation or more of television watchers and filmgoers with even a passing interest in music, the name of British Composer Geoffrey Burgon will...continue...
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Bernard Herrmann: Film Music - Citizen Kane
Bernard Herrmann: Film Music - Citizen Kane

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-02-23

Works: Bernard Herrmann: Hangover Square, film score; Citizen Kane; Norma Shepherd: Concerto macabre, for piano and orchestra (after Bernard Herrmann's concert version of music from Ha
Performers: Roscoe, Martin [Piano]
Conductors: Gamba, Rumon

Brilliant as both a conductor and composer, Bernard Herrmann was arguably the most innovative film composer of his generation. He provided background music for 47...continue...
Recording information: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester.

Rumon Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra continue their survey of seemingly every piece of film music worthy of a full...continue...

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Tender Is the North
Tender Is the North

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-02-23

Works: Jean Sibelius: Pieces (2) for organ, Op. 111; Niels Gade: Tre Tonestykker (3 Tone Pieces), for organ, Op. 22; Selim Palmgren: Preludes (2), for organ; Askell Masson: Larghetto, for organ; Knut Nysted...
Performers: Quinn, Iain

This programme by Iain Quinn offers a glimpse into the rich treasures of Scandinavian organ music with works from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden...continue...
Recording information: Coventry Cathedral (08/03/2009-08/05/2009)....continue...

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Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 21
Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 21

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-02-23

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Iolanta; Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe; John Adams: Doctor Atomic; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; The Mastersingers of Nuremberg; Wolfgang Amade...
Performers: Brain-Gabbott, Emma; Crowe, Lucy; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gibbons, Anne-Marie; Hancock, Gareth; Jenkin, Kathryn; Long, Matthew [Vocals]; Miles-Johnson, Deborah
Conductors: Gardner, Edward

Leading baritone and dramatic interpreter of his generation, Gerald Finley is an artist who sets alight the stage and delights the ear, whatever role he...continue...
Recording information: Blackheath Halls, London, England (04/13/2009-04/16/2009)....continue...
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MacMillan: The Sacrifice
MacMillan: The Sacrifice

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-01-26

Works: James MacMillan: The Sacrifice, opera in 3 acts
Conductors: Negus, Anthony

This recording of the Live Performance of 'The Sacrifice' by Welsh National Opera conducted by Anthony Negus was made in 2007. The Western Mail commented...continue...
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Complete Tranquility
Complete Tranquility

3 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-01-26

Works: Johann Christian Bach: Concerto in C minor for cello and orchestra; Count Unico-Wilhelm van Wassenaer: Concerto armonico no 3 in A major; Concerto armonico no 4 in F minor; Concerto armonico no 1 in ...
Performers: Aubut, Alain; Baskin, Theodore; Hall, Lucia; Hurtubise, Benoit; Hutchins, Timothy; Montreal, I Musici de; Norris, David Owen; Prevost, Christian [Violin]; Shaverdian, Gregory [Piano]; Shostakovich, D...
Conductors: Turovsky, Yuli; Shostakovich, Maxim
Ensemble: Ensemble Repercussion; I Musici de Montréal

With fine performances from I Musici de Montreal, 'Complete Tranquility' is a generous three-disc set packed full of music that will encourage you to slow...continue...
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Guillaume Connesson: Cosmic Trilogy
Guillaume Connesson: Cosmic Trilogy

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2010-01-26

Works: Guillaume Connesson: Aleph, for orchestra (Part 1 of Cosmic Trilogy); Une lueur dans l'âge sombre, for symphony orchestra (Part 2 of Cosmic Trilogy); Supernova, for orchestra (Part 3 of Cosmic T...
Performers: Le Sage, Eric
Conductors: Denève, Stéphane

"The pieces on this album are beautiful, often thrilling- which came as a surprise after reading the cosmically overblown notes. "Guillaume Connesson is irresistibly attracted...continue...
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Trumpet Renaissance - Birtwistle, Jost, Roger, Artunian
Trumpet Renaissance - Birtwistle, Jost, Roger, Artunian

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-11-17

Works: Harrison Birtwistle: Endless Parade for trumpet, vibraphone & strings; Christian Jost: Pietà, concerto for trumpet & orchestra; Kurt Roger: Concerto Grosso no 1, for solo trumpet, timpani & str...
Performers: Schartz, Philippe; Stock, Chris
Conductors: Steen, Jac van

Philippe Schartz is establishing quite a name for himself as a top trumpet player. He is Principal Trumpet with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales,...continue...
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Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox
Within a Dream - A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-10-27

Works: Frank Bridge: The Sea; Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; War Requiem, Op. 66; Peter Grimes; Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 version); The Pilgrim's Pr...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Barker, Cheryl; Bullock, Susan; Burgess, Sally; Davies, Arthur [Tenor Vocal]; Eckhoff, Herbert; Elms, Roderick; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Voca...
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC Welsh Symphony; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Musicum 90; London Symphony Orchestra; R...

The premature death of Richard Hickox on 23 November 2008, aged sixty, deprived the musical world of one of its greatest conductors. The depth and...continue...
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Souvenirs for Mandolin and Guitar / Alison Stephens
Souvenirs for Mandolin and Guitar / Alison Stephens

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-09-29

Works: Carlos Vieco Ortiz: Patasd'hilo, for mandolin & guitar; Pedro Morales Pino: El Fusagasugueño, for mandolin & guitar; Luis E. Nieto: Valle del Cauca, for guitar; Manos Hadjidakis: Mother and Sist...
Performers: Ogden, Craig [Guitar]; Stephens, Alison

In 1999 Chandos released an album featuring 'Music from the Novels of Louis de Bernieres' to great acclaim, and it launched the ingenious partnership of...continue...
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Lydia Mordkovitch plays Kabalevsky, Prokofiev, Volkonsky, Khandoshkin & Stravinsky
Lydia Mordkovitch plays Kabalevsky, Prokofiev, Volkonsky, Khandoshkin & Stravinsky

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-06-30

Works: Dmitry Kabalevsky: Improvisato for Violin and Piano, Op. 21; Andrei Volkonsky: Sonata for viola & piano; Ivan Khandoshkin: Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, Op. 3; Sergey Prokofiev: Cinderella;...
Performers: Milford, Julian; Mordkovitch], Lydia; Walker, Nicholas

On this release Lydia Mordkovitch performs a personal selection of Russian pieces for violin or viola. All of them display her expressive capacity and brilliant...continue...
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Ives: Variations on America, etc;  Copland, Barber, Cowell, Still, Paulus / Iain Quinn
Ives: Variations on America, etc; Copland, Barber, Cowell, Still, Paulus / Iain Quinn

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-05-26

Works: Aaron Copland: Preamble for a Solemn Occasion, for speaker & orchestra (also arr. for organ 1953); Charles Ives: Variations for Organ on "America"; "Adeste Fideles" in an Organ Prelude, for organ, S....
Performers: Quinn, Iain

The Welsh organist, choral director and composer Iain Quinn now lives in the US and is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral...continue...
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Great Operatic Arias Vol 2 / Brewer, Parry, Philharmonia Orchestra, et al
Great Operatic Arias Vol 2 / Brewer, Parry, Philharmonia Orchestra, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-03-31

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Christoph Willibald Gluck: Alceste; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes; Lu...
Performers: Brewer, Christine; Howarth, Judith; Robinson, Timothy
Conductors: Parry, David

"Hats off, gentlemen. A diva. The real, rare, wondrous thing. Her name is Christine Brewer." With these words the 'Evening Standard' described the first of...continue...
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Matthews: Music of Dawn, Concerto in Azzurro, etc / Gamba, et al
Matthews: Music of Dawn, Concerto in Azzurro, etc / Gamba, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-02-24

Works: David Matthews: The Music of Dawn, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op. 50; Concerto in Azzurro, for cello & orchestra, Op. 87; A Vision and a Journey, symphonic fantasy for orchestra, Op. 60
Performers: Johnson, Guy
Conductors: Gamba, Rumon
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

"The reputation of David Matthews has risen steadily over the last few years... among his contemporaries he has few rivals in the creating and sustaining...continue...
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Hartke: Piano & Chamber Music - Horse with the Lavender Eye, etc
Hartke: Piano & Chamber Music - Horse with the Lavender Eye, etc

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-02-24

Works: Stephen Hartke: The Horse with the Lavender Eye, episodes (4) for violin, clarinet & piano; Post-modern Homages, for piano in 2 sets; Sonata for Piano; The King of the Sun, for piano quartet; Henriqu...
Performers: Bjerken, Xak; Faria, Richard; Jewett, Ellen
Conductors:
Ensemble: Los Angeles Piano Quartet

Stephen Hartke is widely recognised as one of the leading composers of his generation. His individual voice is marked by a sense for melody and...continue...
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Dance / Kathryn Scott
Dance / Kathryn Scott

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-10-28

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5; Alberto Ginastera: Danza de la moza donosa; Béla Bartók: Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56; Antonin Dvorák: Dumka for...
Performers: Stott, Kathryn

Kathryn Stott writes "This year is very much a celebration for me – a fiftieth birthday and thirty years on the concert platform! When Ralph...continue...
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Howells: A Spotless Rose; Paulus: Splendid Jewel, etc / Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale
Howells: A Spotless Rose; Paulus: Splendid Jewel, etc / Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2008-09-30

Works: Stephen Paulus: Splendid Jewel; Benjamin Britten: Hymn to the Virgin; Cecilia McDowall: Three Latin Motets, for chorus; Herbert Howells: Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus; Javier Busto: Marian Pieces (2),...
Performers: Branch, Sonia; Comeaux, Robert; Ewer, Cassandra; Herbert, Jacob W.; Lloyd, Rebecca; Markham, Caroline; Platt, Carol; Rinsema, Joel M.; Rugen, Kira Z.; Topping, David
Conductors: Bruffy, Charles
Ensemble: Phoenix Chorale

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Gregson: Trumpet Concerto, Saxophone Concerto, etc / Antonsen, Sugawa, Goerner, Rundell, BBC PO
Gregson: Trumpet Concerto, Saxophone Concerto, etc / Antonsen, Sugawa, Goerner, Rundell, BBC PO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-07-29

Works: Edward Gregson: Concerto for Trumpet; Concerto for Piano & Wind 'Homages'; Saxophone Concerto
Performers: Antonsen, Ole Edvard; Goerner, Nelson; Sugawa, Nobuya; Turner, Paul
Conductors: Rundell, Clark
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gregson, a noted composer and conductor of contemporary music, retires from his post as Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music this year....continue...
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Dove: Siren Song / Guittart, Cooper, van de Woerd, Dieltiens, Omvlee, Zwitserlood, et al
Dove: Siren Song / Guittart, Cooper, van de Woerd, Dieltiens, Omvlee, Zwitserlood, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-05-27

Works: Jonathan Dove: Siren Song, opera in one act
Performers: Cooper, Bradford; Dieltiens, Amaryllis; Omvlee, Mark; Woerd, Mattijs van de; Zwitserlood, Marijn
Conductors: Guittart, Henk
Ensemble: Siren Ensemble

'Siren Song', by the British composer Jonathan Dove, is a chamber opera about the longing for love and the susceptibility to deception, which here receives...continue...
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Nobuya Sugawa plays Yoshimatsu, Honda, Ibert, Larsson / Sado,  BBC PO, et al
Nobuya Sugawa plays Yoshimatsu, Honda, Ibert, Larsson / Sado, BBC PO, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-05-27

Works: Takashi Yoshimatsu: Saxophone Concerto ("Albireo Mode"), Op. 93; Toshiyuki Honda: Concerto du vent, for saxophone & orchestra; Jacques Ibert: Concertino da camera, for alto saxophone & 11 instruments...
Performers: Sugawa, Nobuya
Conductors: Sado, Yutaka
Ensemble: ; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

"Sugawa is unfazed by the work's difficulties, and the rhapsodic opening movement, which seems to refer back to Debussy's Indonesian-inspired Impressionism, is an absolutely gorgeous...continue...
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Schnittke: Cello Concertos & Sonatas / Polyansky, et al
Schnittke: Cello Concertos & Sonatas / Polyansky, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-11-06

Works: Alfred Schnittke: Concerto for cello & orchestra no 1; Sonata for cello & piano no 1; Sonata for cello & piano no 2; Concerto for cello & orchestra no 2; Concerto Grosso no 2, for violin, cello & orc...
Performers: Grindenko, Tatjana; Ivashkin, Alexander; Schnittke, Irina
Conductors: Polyanskii, Valeri
Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra

"Alfred Schnittke's works for cello -- particularly the concertos and sonatas -- are among his most significant and mature compositions. The majority of the pieces...continue...
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A Festival of Christmas / Walters, Royal Liverpool PO
A Festival of Christmas / Walters, Royal Liverpool PO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-10-09

Works: Christmas Traditional: Ding Dong! Merrily on High (French); The infant King (Basque); I Saw A Maiden (Basque); The Boar's Head Carol; Deck the Halls (Welsh); Edmund Walters: Where Was Jesus Born?; Th...
Performers: Stroud, Cynthia
Conductors: Walters, Edmund
Ensemble: Liverpool Philharmonic Choir; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; St. Ambrose RC Junior School Choir
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Homages for Wind - Arnold, Gorb, etc / Rundell, et al
Homages for Wind - Arnold, Gorb, etc / Rundell, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-05-22

Works: Adam Gorb: Awayday, for band; Kenneth Hesketh: Diaghilev Dances, for symphonic wind band; Malcolm Arnold: Water Music, for winds & percussion, Op. 82; John McCabe: Canyons, for symphonic wind ensembl...
Conductors: Rundell, Clark
Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra

"this is a superbly played disc of very memorable music... The broad, deep soundstage favoured by Chandos suits the music well... But it is the...continue...
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Williamson: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Gamba, Iceland SO
Williamson: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Gamba, Iceland SO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-03-27

Works: Malcolm Williamson: Elevamini [Symphony no 1]; Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell for organ; Symphony no 5 'Aquerò'; Lento, for Strings
Conductors: Gamba, Rumon
Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra

This release further helps to restore Malcolm Williamson's reputation as the late Master of the Queen's music, and this new series of recordings and Chandos's...continue...
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Gruber: Frankenstein, Perpetuum mobile, etc
Gruber: Frankenstein, Perpetuum mobile, etc

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-03-27

Works: HK Gruber: Frankenstein!!, a pan-demonium for chansonnier & ensemble; Charivari, for orchestra; Dancing in the Dark, for large orchestra; Johann Strauss II: Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Musikalischer S...
Conductors: Gruber, HK

"The results are nothing if not absorbing. The combination of entertaining and witty vocal delivery, of somewhat manic, and delightfully pointed orchestral playing, makes a...continue...
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