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Jorge Grundman: A Mortuis Resurgere / Susana Cordón, soprano; Brodsky Quartet
Jorge Grundman: A Mortuis Resurgere / Susana Cordón, soprano; Brodsky Quartet

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2014-06-24

Works: Jorge Grundman: A mortuis resurgere, for soprano & string quartet
Performers: Cordón, Susana
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Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet

The Brodsky Quartet is joined by the soprano Susana Cordón in the premiere recording of the chamber oratorio A Mortuis Resurgere by the contemporary Spanish...continue...
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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: Grand Solo for guitar, Op. 14; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34; Isaac Albéniz: La Vega, fantaisie espagnole for piano, B. 46 (for the incomplete suite, "Alhambr...
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Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

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...
Recording information: 80 Hertz Studios, Manchester (2013-04-12_2013-04-13&2013-)....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...
Recording information: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (2013)....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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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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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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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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Berio: Realisations; Schubert, Brahms, Mahler / Roderick Williams, Michael Collins
Berio: Realisations; Schubert, Brahms, Mahler / Roderick Williams, Michael Collins

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

Works: Luciano Berio: Schubert-Berio; Johannes Brahms: Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120/1; Gustav Mahler: Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit
Performers: Collins, Michael [Conductor/Clarinet]; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Berio had an abiding fascination with reconciling the past and the present, which can be seen in his orchestral realizations of works by Mahler and...continue...
Recording information: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway (08/16/2011-08/19/2011)....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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My True Love Hath My Heart - English Songs, Howells, Britten Ireland, et al. / Sarah Connolly, ms
My True Love Hath My Heart - English Songs, Howells, Britten Ireland, et al. / Sarah Connolly, ms

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-10-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Folksongs (7), Volume 3; How sweet the answer, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 4); Corpus Christi Carol, for voice or unison chorus & organ; Early one morning, for voic...
Performers: Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Martineau, Malcolm

Connolly received excellent reviews for her recital performance of 'English Songs' on April 11, 2011 at Alice Tully Hall, NYC. The NY Times wrote: 'Ms...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London (02/01/2011-02/02/2011)....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...
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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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Recording information: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester (2009-07-14&2010-01-04&2010-)....continue...
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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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Ensemble: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

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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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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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; Montréal, I Musici de; Norris, David Owen; Prevost, Christian [Violin]; Shaverdian, Gregory [Piano]; Shostako...
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...
Recording information: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland (07/02/2009-07/03/2009)....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...
Recording information: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England (12/02/2008-12/03/2008)....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, suite for orchestra; Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39; War Requiem, Op. 66; Peter Grimes; Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony no 2) (Original 1913 versi...
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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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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Jean Belmont Ford's cycle Electa is a real discovery, performed with a naturalness and ease that carries one unerringly through very unfamiliar musical...continue...
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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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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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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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Bennett: Words and Music
Bennett: Words and Music

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-02-13

Works: Richard Rodgers: It Might as Well Be Spring, song (from film "State Fair"); Tony Hatch: Don't Sleep In The Subway; James Van Heusen: Get Rid of Monday, song; George Gershwin: Oh, Kay!; How Long Has T...
Performers: Bennett, Richard Rodney [Composer]

Having regularly performed cabaret in the UK and US, this is the first disc of Bennet's cabaret performances as a solo artist, performing his own...continue...
Personnel: Richard Rodney Bennett (vocals, piano).

Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England....continue...
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Bennett: Orchestral Works Vol 1 / Hickox, et al
Bennett: Orchestral Works Vol 1 / Hickox, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-01-16

Works: Richard Rodney Bennett: Partita for orchestra; Reflections on a 16th Century Tune, for string orchestra; Songs Before Sleep, for solo voice & piano; Reflections on a Scottish Folk Song, for cello & s...
Performers: Lemalu, Jonathan; Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

"It's hard to imagine a more beguiling start to this series or a more appealing introduction to Richard Rodney Bennett than this CD. It begins...continue...
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Eternal Rest - Martin, etc / Bruffy, Phoenix Bach Choir
Eternal Rest - Martin, etc / Bruffy, Phoenix Bach Choir

1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2006-11-21

Works: Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: Canticum calamitatis maritimæ (Song of a maritime tragedy), for chorus; Frank Ticheli: There will be rest, for chorus; Frank Martin: Mass for Double Chorus; Rene Cla...
Performers: Taylor, Bryan "Josh"

"Finnish composer Jaakko Mantyjarvi (b. 1963) writes some of today's more innovative choral music. It's not only creatively interesting but it also maintains the qualities...continue...
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Macmillan: Piano Concerto no 2, A Scotch Bestiary
Macmillan: Piano Concerto no 2, A Scotch Bestiary

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-07-25

Works: James MacMillan: A Scotch Bestiary, for organ & orchestra; Concerto for Piano no 2, for piano & string orchestra (In memoriam Edwin Muir)
Performers: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ]
Conductors: MacMillan, James
Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Composed in 2004 as a specially commissioned ballet score for New York City Ballet, Piano Concerto No. 2 receives its world premiere recording with this...continue...

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Williamson: Orchestral Works Vol 1 / Gamba, Iceland SO
Williamson: Orchestral Works Vol 1 / Gamba, Iceland SO

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-03-21

Works: Malcolm Williamson: Santiago de Espada, overture for orchestra; Our Man in Havana, suite for orchestra; Concerto grosso, for orchestra; Sinfonietta, for orchestra
Conductors: Gamba, Rumon
Ensemble: Iceland Symphony Orchestra

This superb release marks the beginning of a new, exclusive relationship between Chandos and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rumon Gamba. It includes the...continue...
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McNeff: Four Tales from Beatrix Potter / Staunton, et al
McNeff: Four Tales from Beatrix Potter / Staunton, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-01-24

Works: Stephen McNeff: The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, for narrator & orchestra; The Tale of Peter Rabbit, for narrator & orchestra; The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, for narrator & orchestra; The Tale of Samuel...
Conductors: Rundell, Clark
Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra; BBC Singers

These four tales were adapted for stage by Adrian Mitchell, one of Britains favorite poets and dramatists. This premiere recording of Beatrix Potters tales of...continue...
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Bennett: The Mines of Sulphur / Robertson, Irmiter, et al
Bennett: The Mines of Sulphur / Robertson, Irmiter, et al

2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2005-07-26

Works: Richard Rodney Bennett: The Mines of Sulphur, opera
Performers: Anderson, Brian; Byrne, Dorothy; Clayton, Beth; Irmiter, Kristopher; Jovanovich, Brandon; Maddalena, James; Simpson, Michael Todd; Worra, Caroline
Conductors: Robertson, Stewart
Ensemble: Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett's Gothic opera, 'The Mines of Sulphur', is reminiscent of suspense thrillers from Poe to Hitchcock. The opera's gritty but eminently accessible...continue...
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