Chandos - up to 30% off
To celebrate their fortieth anniversary this year, we're offering up to 30% off the whole Chandos label including downloads until 7th October 2019 (please note that the download prices shown are already discounted).
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Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Iona Brown
Tasmin Little (violin), Michael McHale (piano), Michael Collins (clarinet), Julie Price (bassoon)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
It’s fascinating to hear the music of the developing composer brought to life in this dedicated performance [of the Romanze] by Collins…Little’s interpretation [of the Violin Concerto] is wonderfully... — More…
Susan Bullock (Salome), John Wegner (Jokanaan), Sally Burgess (Herodias), John Graham Hall (Herod Antipas), Andrew Rees (Narraboth), Rebecca de Pont Davies (Page)
Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras
…Bullock underlines the increasing insistence of Salome's demand for John's head… and keeps the meaning clear even when riding the orchestra in her love-death. If it were only for the orchestra... — More…
Tasmin Little (violin) & Piers Lane (piano)
Tasmin Little and Piers Lane turn in one of the most satisfying performances [of the Strauss Sonata] I've heard. Their judicious choice of tempos allows the music to breathe naturally. They also... — More…
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
there's some attractive lighter music at the ballet's core: Jarvi, his woodwind - first flute especially - and solo strings make the most of it. Some of the somberness with which Potiphar's wife... — More…
Sung in English: translation by Christopher Cowell
Christine Brewer (Ariadne/Prima Donna), Robert Dean Smith (Bacchus/The Tenor), Gillian Keith (Zerbinetta), Stephen Fry (Major-Domo), Alan Opie (Music Master), John Graham-Hall (Dancing Master/Scaramuccio), Roderick Williams (Harlequin), Matthew Rose (Truffaldino), Wynne Evans (Brighella), Paul Keohone...
Brewer's luscious Ariadne had to be captured on disc...There's another essential performance from Alice Coote...with unflinchingly full top notes that few other genuine mezzos possess...I've... — More…
CBSO Youth Chorus, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Edward Gardner
Here these showpieces are played with all the zest and freshness one may hope for from these highly skilled young musicians...It perhaps does not require a conductor of Edward Gardner's calibre... — More…
Yvonne Kenny (Marschallin), Diana Montague (Octavian), Rosemary Joshua (Sophie), John Tomlinson (Baron Ochs), Andrew Shore (Faninal)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Peter Kay Children's Choir, David Parry
Parry paces the score most persuasively, and the orchestral sound is aptly sumptuous...Diana Montague is a winningly expressive Octavian, and Rosemary Joshua a sweet-toned Sophie. — More…