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Mozart: Divertimento in E flat major, KV 563; Preludes and Fugues
Mozart: Divertimento in E flat major, KV 563; Preludes and Fugues

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2011-01-25

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Preludes and Fugues after Bach, KV 404a; Divertimento for violin, viola & cello in E flat major, K. 563
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Ensemble: Hermitage String Trio

This new release highlights some of Mozart's lesser-known works, all for string trio: the Divertimento in E flat major, KV 563 and two of the...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (06/28/2010-06/30/2010)....continue...
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Lydia Mordkovich pays Tribute to Locatelli, Ysae & Chausson
Lydia Mordkovich pays Tribute to Locatelli, Ysae & Chausson

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-09-28

Works: Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata for violin & piano in F minor "au tombeau d'après la sonate de Pietro Antonio Locatelli"; Sonata for violin solo no 2 in A minor ("Obsession"), Op. 27/2; Pietro Lo...
Performers: Benson, Clifford [Piano]; Gusak-Grin, Marina; Kirby, James; Mordkovitch], Lydia; Walker, Nicholas

David Oistrakh (1908 - 1974), one of the most famous violin virtuosos of the last century, made many recordings and was the dedicatee of numerous...continue...
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Kenneth Lieghton: Piano Works
Kenneth Lieghton: Piano Works

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2010-06-29

Works: Kenneth Leighton: Sonata for piano, Op 64; Preludes for piano; Winter Scene, suite for piano; Piano Sonata, no 3, Op. 27/3
Performers: Fingerhut, Margaret

"Kenneth Leighton was a superb English composer whose music is slowly but surely gaining the international recognition it deserves...This new Chandos presents Fingerhut in superb...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...
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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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Prokofiev: Eugene Onegin / Downes, West, Sinfonia 21
Prokofiev: Eugene Onegin / Downes, West, Sinfonia 21

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-08-25

Works: Sergey Prokofiev: Eugene Onegin, incidental music, Op. 71
Performers: Cusack, Niamh; Fuge, Katharine; Hardiman, Terrence; Mafham, Dominic; McCarthy, Helena; Rutt, Andrew; Walker, Julian; West, Samuel
Conductors: Downes, Edward
Ensemble: New Company Singers

With an eminent cast of actors including Niamh Cusack, Samuel West and Timothy West (who directed the production) this was the first complete recording of...continue...
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Classics - Mendelssohn: String Quartets no 1 & 2 / Gabrieli Quartet
Classics - Mendelssohn: String Quartets no 1 & 2 / Gabrieli Quartet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-07-28

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13; Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12

Mendelssohn wrote his first two string quartets before his twenty-first birthday and they are typical of the mastery with which he adopted the romantic style...continue...
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Songs of Lennox Berkeley / James Gilchrist, et al
Songs of Lennox Berkeley / James Gilchrist, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-06-30

Works: Lennox Berkeley: D'un vanneur de blé aux vents (Andante); Tombeaux, songs (5) after poems by Jean Cocteau, for soprano (or tenor) & piano; How Love Came In, for medium voice & piano; Bells of ...
Performers: Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Nicholls, Alison; Tilbrook, Anna

"How many of us have had the opportunity of hearing a programme of his songs such as this new album by the English tenor, James...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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Rossini: Complete Piano Edition Vol 4 / Marco Sollini
Rossini: Complete Piano Edition Vol 4 / Marco Sollini

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-05-26


This fourth volume of Rossini's piano music is devoted to Book 6 of the 'Peches de vieillesse', which is entitled 'Album pour les enfants degourdis'...continue...
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Schulhoff, Schoenberg: Chamber Music / Smith, Ludwig, Barker, Pinkas, Hodgkinson
Schulhoff, Schoenberg: Chamber Music / Smith, Ludwig, Barker, Pinkas, Hodgkinson

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-04-28


The flautist Fenwick Smith was for many years principal flute with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, retiring in 2006 after a twenty-eight-year career during which he...continue...
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Sweelinck: Keyboard Works Vol 2 / Robert Woolley
Sweelinck: Keyboard Works Vol 2 / Robert Woolley

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-03-31

Works: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Toccata Noni Toni, for keyboard, SwWV297; Est-ce Mars, variations for keyboard, SwWV 321; Pavana Lachrymae for keyboard (after Dowland's "Flow My Teares"), SwWV 328; More P...
Performers: Wooley, Robert

'Gramophone' wrote of the first volume in this series, "Those who have encountered the supreme artistry of this composer at his best will relish the...continue...
Recording information: Glynde Church, East Sussex (10/20/2006-10/21/2006)....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
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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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Maconchy: The Sofa, The Departure / Wheeler, Poole, et al
Maconchy: The Sofa, The Departure / Wheeler, Poole, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-02-24


These two one-act operas by the English composer Elizabeth Maconchy were performed by Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells in 2007. Nobody could have predicted that...continue...
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The Contest of Apollo & Pan
The Contest of Apollo & Pan

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-02-24

Works: Dario Castello: Sonata for 3 instruments & continuo no 10 (Sonata Concertate II/10); Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2; Sonata for 2 instruments & continuo no 7 (Sonata Concertate II/7); Sonat...
Performers: Devine, Steven; Erhardt, Tassilo; Holman, Sally; Sansom, Ben
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Ensemble: Apollo & Pan

The dynamic young chamber group Apollo & Pan was formed in 1993 by Tassilo Erhardt, Sally Holman and Steven Devine and features the combination 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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Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, Concerto / Iona Brown, et al
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, Concerto / Iona Brown, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-01-27

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a); Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
Performers: Anvik, Vebjorn; Brown, Iona [Conductor/Violin]; Gimse, Havard; Tomter, Lars Anders

This recording by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra was directed by Iona Brown and was a Gramophone "Critic's Choice" on first release. The reviewer commented, "performances...continue...
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CHA 10507
Bowen: Piano Works Vol 3 / Joop Celis
Bowen: Piano Works Vol 3 / Joop Celis

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2009-01-27

Works: York Bowen: Ballade for piano no 2, Op. 87; Songs Without Words (3), for piano, Op. 94; From Three Preludes, Op. 81; Short Sonata for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 35/1; Miniatures (3) for piano, Op. 4...
Performers: Celis, Joop

This volume covers a range of works, including the 'Short Sonata', Op. 35 No. 1 which, according to Robert Matthew-Walker, is "one of the gems...continue...
Recording information: Willem Hijstek Zaal, Maastricht Conservatory, The Nethe (03/21/2008-03/24/2008)....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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Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Les offrandes oubliées, etc / Plane, Gould Piano Trio
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Les offrandes oubliées, etc / Plane, Gould Piano Trio

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-07-29

Works: Olivier Messiaen: Les offrandes oubliées; Thème et Variations for Violin and Piano; Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Performers: Frith, Benjamin [Piano]; Gould, Lucy; Plane, Robert
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Ensemble: Gould Piano Trio

"Their reading of Quatuor pour la fin du Temps is notable for the musician's sense of balance, bringing some lines to the foreground and keeping...continue...
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Marx: Six Pieces for Piano, Canzone, etc / Tonya Lemoh
Marx: Six Pieces for Piano, Canzone, etc / Tonya Lemoh

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-07-29

Works: Joseph Marx: Pieces (6) for piano; Herbst-Legende, for piano; Carneval, for piano; Canzone, for piano; Die Flur der Engel, for piano
Performers: Lemoh, Tonya

The Australian pianist Tonya Lemoh makes her debut on Chandos with this recital of works by Joseph Marx. She has been described as a pianist...continue...
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Fugue - Bach, Shostakovich / Onyx Brass
Fugue - Bach, Shostakovich / Onyx Brass

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-06-24

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1); Prelude and Fugue for Organ in G major, BWV 541; Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard no 10 in E minor (WT...
Performers: Keatley, Niall; Miller, Amos; Shute, David Gordon; Sutton, Andrew; Thomson, Brian
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Ensemble: Onyx Brass

The highly acclaimed brass quintet Onyx Brass make its debut on Chandos with premier recordings of brass ensemble arrangements of fugues by Bach and Shostakovich....continue...
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Enescu: Violin Sonata  no 2;  Bacewicz: Sonata da camera, Violin Sonata no 3, Partita / Lydia Mordkovitch, Ian Fountain
Enescu: Violin Sonata no 2; Bacewicz: Sonata da camera, Violin Sonata no 3, Partita / Lydia Mordkovitch, Ian Fountain

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-06-24

Works: George Enescu: Sonata for violin & piano no 2 in F minor, Op. 6; Grazyna Bacewicz: Sonata da camera for violin & piano (Sonata no 1); Sonata for Violin no 3; Partita for violin & piano
Performers: Fountain, Ian; Mordkovitch], Lydia

Lydia Mordkovitch, a passionate performer and long time Chandos artist, here partnered by the pianist Ian Fountain, presents a programme of works by two Eastern...continue...
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John Ireland: Chamber Works - Violin Sonatas no 1 & 2, Trios no 2 & 3, etc / Mordkovitch, Brown, Georgian, et al
John Ireland: Chamber Works - Violin Sonatas no 1 & 2, Trios no 2 & 3, etc / Mordkovitch, Brown, Georgian, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-05-27

Works: John Ireland: Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in D minor; Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A minor; Fantasy-Sonata, for clarinet & piano in E flat major; Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor; The ...
Performers: Brown, Ian [Piano]; de Peyer, Gervase [Clarinet]; Georgian, Karine; Mordkovitch], Lydia; Pryor, Gwenneth

"These whole-hearted, affectionate performances receive characteristically ripe, realistic Chandos engineering. A very rewarding set," noted 'Gramophone' on the original release, and 'BBC Music' magaz...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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Sir Thomas Allen - Vol 2 / Parry, Allen, Philarmonia Orchestra
Sir Thomas Allen - Vol 2 / Parry, Allen, Philarmonia Orchestra

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-04-29

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Don Giovanni; Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff; Don Carlos; Macbeth; La tr...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Gritton, Susan; Jones, Gwynn Hughes; Rutter, Claire; Tebb, Philip
Conductors: Parry, David

"Although he's in the twilight of his career Sir Thomas Allen shows no signs of slowing down, as this new CD of arias and duets...continue...
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Iain Quinn plays Czech Music
Iain Quinn plays Czech Music

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-04-29

Works: Vitezslav Novák: St. Wenceslas triptych, for organ, Op. 70; Bohuslav Martinu: Vigilie, for organ (completed by Bedrich Janácek), H. 382; Antonin Dvorák: Fugue for organ in G minor, B. ...
Performers: Quinn, Iain

This new recording is devoted to Czech organ music and includes pieces by Novak, Janacek, Dvorak and Smetana and the solitary organ work of Martinu....continue...
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Inga Nielsen - Voices, Live & Studio Recordings
Inga Nielsen - Voices, Live & Studio Recordings

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-10-23

Works: George Frederick Handel: Athalia, HWV 52; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo; Ch'io mi scordi di te...Non temer, amato bene, K 505; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di L...
Performers: Andersen, Stig Fogh; Christiansen, Christian [Bass Vocal]; Domingo, Placido; Gurtler, Friedrich; Hannibal, Lars; Henning-Jensen, Gert; Nielsen, Arne; Nielsen, Inga; Noli, Alberto; Pappano, Antonio [C...
Conductors: Hogwood, Christopher; Kuhn, Gustav; Albrecht, Gerd; Pappano, Antonio; Kohn, Eugene; Schoenwandt, Michael; Gardelli, Lamberto; Metzmacher, Ingo; Wallberg, Heinz; Firman, David

This two CD set spans a period of more than fifty years, from Inga Nielsen's first ever recording, made at the age of six accompanied...continue...
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Kathryn Stott plays Smetana
Kathryn Stott plays Smetana

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-07-31

Works: Bedrich Smetana: Rêves (Dreams), characteristic pieces (6) for piano, JB 1; Work(s); Concert Etude for Piano in C major, B 113/T 75/Op 112; Am Seegestade - Eine Erinnerung (On the Seahore - A Me...
Performers: Stott, Kathryn

The key work on this recording is the cycle of six Dreams. Composed after the on-set of deafness; Smetana had had to stop conducting and...continue...
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Piano and Wind / Ashkenazy, Reykjavik Wind Quintet
Piano and Wind / Ashkenazy, Reykjavik Wind Quintet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-06-26

Works: Francis Poulenc: Sextet for wind quintet & piano in C major, FP 100; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Quintet, for flute, clarinet, horn, basson & piano in B flat major; Jean Françaix: L' heure du berge...
Performers: Ashkenazy, Vovka; Gudmundsson, Hafsteinn; Johannesson, Einar; Kolbeinsson, Dadi; Ognibene, Joseph; Wilkinson, Bernhardur
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Ensemble: Reykjavik Wind Quintet

"There is something very special about French chamber music for wind instruments and this collection is a splendid example. Vovka Ashkenazy and the Reykjavik Wind...continue...
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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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Byrd: Cantiones Sacrae / Marlow, et al
Byrd: Cantiones Sacrae / Marlow, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-05-22

Works: William Byrd: Haec dies, motet for 5 voices (SSATB); Cantiones sacrae, Book 2; Laetentur coeli; Salve regina - William Byrd (1543-1623); Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum; Liber primus sacrarum canti...

In his motets Byrd showed himself the equal of his French and Italian contemporaries as a contrapuntist. He was an innovator in form and technique...continue...
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Opera In English - Puccini Passions
Opera In English - Puccini Passions

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-04-24

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; Madama Butterfly; Tosca; Turandot; La bohème; La Rondine; Manon Lescaut; Edgar, opera; Il tabarro (The Cloak), opera; La Fanciulla del West; Suor Angel...
Performers: Barker, Cheryl; Clarke, Paul Charles; Dazeley, William; Eaglen, Jane; Haymon, Cynthia; Hayward, Robert; Kale, Stuart [Tenor Vocal]; Le Brocq, Mark; Lee, Colin; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; O'Neill,...
Conductors: Parry, David; Abel, Yves; Orchestr, Philharmonia Pit; Hancock, Gareth

This set includes brand new recordings - with premiere recordings of Manon Lescaut and La Rondine in English. Here is an excellent compilation as an...continue...
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Rawsthorne: Piano Concertos / Bamert, Tozer, et al
Rawsthorne: Piano Concertos / Bamert, Tozer, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-03-27

Works: Alan Rawsthorne: Concerto for Piano no 1; Concerto for Piano no 2; Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra
Performers: Cislowska, Tamara Anna; Tozer, Geoffrey [Piano/Composer]
Conductors: Bamert, Matthias
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra

"This 1992 Chandos disc featuring pianist Geoffrey Tozer with pianist Tamara Anna Cislowska in the double concerto accompanied by Matthias Bamert leading the London Philharmonic...continue...
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Pastoral Classics - Music for a Summer's Day
Pastoral Classics - Music for a Summer's Day

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-07-25

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Les saisons, Op. 37b; Percy Grainger: Work(s); Shepherd's Hey; Country Gardens; Herbert Howells: Dances (...
Performers: Fleming, Colin; Kanga, Skaila [Harp]; McCann, Phillip; Mordkovitch], Lydia; Ogden, Craig [Guitar]; Reilly, Tommy; Stephens, Alison
Conductors: Weller, Walter; Järvi, Neeme; Hickox, Richard; del Mar, Norman; Godwin, Anthony; Rothstein, Jack [Violin]; Tortelier, Yan Pascal; ; Thompson, Bryden; Handley, Vernon; Newsome, Roy
Ensemble: ; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemb; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Johann Strauss Orche...

Various artists including Craig, Ogden, Lydia Mordkovich, BBC Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, Tommy Reilly, and The Academy of St Martin in The fields ar eheard in...continue...
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Shostakovich: Symphony no 9, etc / Polyansky, et al
Shostakovich: Symphony no 9, etc / Polyansky, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-05-23

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70; Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35; The Adventures of Korzinkina (A Ticket to the Fifth Zone), suite from the film score, Op. 59a (...
Performers: Adamovich, Elena; Gontcharov, Vladimir; Polyanskaya, Tatiana; Popov, Valery
Conductors: Polyanskii, Valeri
Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra

Released in celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Shostakovich's birth! Under the leadership of Polyansky, the Russian State Symphony Orchestra has become one of...continue...
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Lenox & Michael Berkeley / Chilingirian Quartet
Lenox & Michael Berkeley / Chilingirian Quartet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2006-04-18

Works: Michael Berkeley: Abstract Mirror, for string quartet; Magnetic Field; Lennox Berkeley: Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 15
Performers: Carroll, Thomas [Cello]

"We have waited 65 years for a recording of Lennox Berkeley's Second String Quartet so it's particularly welcome in this admirable Chandos series... This fine...continue...
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D'Avalos: Maria di Venosa / D'Avalos, Bullock, Summers
D'Avalos: Maria di Venosa / D'Avalos, Bullock, Summers

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-10-18

Works: Francesco d'Avalos: Maria di Venosa, music drama
Performers: Bullock, Susan
Conductors: D'Avalos, Francesco
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

This is the premiere recording of 'Maria di Venosa'. In conducting it himself D'Avalos provides a personal insight into the interpretation. It is a tragic...continue...
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Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets Vol 6 /Sorrel Quartet
Shostakovich: Complete String Quartets Vol 6 /Sorrel Quartet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-09-20

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major, Op. 49; Quartet for Strings no 12 in D flat major, Op. 133; Quintet for piano & strings in G minor, Op. 57
Performers: Roscoe, Martin [Piano]

According to Shostakovich, he wanted to express 'spring-like moods' in String Quartet No. 1: a soulfoul, tenderly reflective first movement is followed by variations on...continue...
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Holten: Wisdom and Folly, etc / Holten, Sorensen, et al
Holten: Wisdom and Folly, etc / Holten, Sorensen, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-07-26

Works: Bo Holten: Tallis Variations, for mixed choir and 9 solo strings; Visdom og Galskab (Wisdom and Folly), Three movements to texts from the Old Testament, for soprano a; Psalm 104 'Hvor er dine væ...
Performers: Emborg, Poul; Hansen, Bo Anker; Hansen, Eva Bruun; Hansen, Michael W [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Hjort, Hanna; Jensen, Palle; Kidon, Klaudia; Lillesoe, Susse; Lund, Marianne; Nielsen, Torston; Pedersen, L...
Conductors: Holten, Bo
Ensemble: ; Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

"The performances have terrific clarity that is only partially attributable to the recording. Holton leads his own vocal ensemble. That experience in choral conducting is...continue...
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Rossini: Complete Piano Edition Vol 2 / Marco Sollini
Rossini: Complete Piano Edition Vol 2 / Marco Sollini

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-07-26

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Péchés de vieillesse, Book 4 (Quatre mendiants & quatre hors d'oeuvres); Péchés de vieillesse, Book 10 (Miscellanée pour piano)
Performers: Sollini, Marco

In these extraordinarily prophetic works, Rossini anticipated the neo-classical movement, whose exponents included his young admirer Saint-Saens and Stravinsky. Marco Sollini has performed extensively...continue...
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