Record Labels Archives: Chandos

ArnoldHickox

Chandos’ Fine Arnold Symphony Cycle, Boxed

There's a very wide expressive range between the bright and breezy finale of Arnold's Second Symphony and the angst-filled violenc...
StravBavouzet

Stravinsky’s Ultra-Complete Music for Piano and Orchestra

Petrushka began life as a "concert piece" for piano and orchestra before morphing into the ballet that we all know and love, and t...
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Imogen Cooper’s Soft-Grained Schumann

Many pianists ruminate over the introductory section of Schumann’s Humoreske, but not Imogen Cooper, who doesn’t mistake the E...
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Major Discoveries: Raff’s Second and Shakespeare Preludes

Joachim Raff's symphonies have a reputation as being diffuse, bloated, and just not terribly interesting. On the basis of some of ...
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Xiayin Wang’s Rachmaninov Sonatas: No 2’s the Knockout

It’s not easy to make Rachmaninov’s prolix First Sonata cohere, yet not impossible. For example, Alexis Weissenberg’s gaunt ...
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Barry Douglas’ Individually Idiomatic Schubert

No sooner did Barry Douglas undertake a Brahms cycle for Chandos than he begins this one devoted to Schubert, starting with the la...
Janacek

A New Cycle of Janácek Orchestral Music Begins

First some housekeeping. This version of the suite from The Cunning LIttle Vixen is allegedly the "final" edition prepared by Char...
HaydnBavouzet

Bavouzet’s Otherwise Excellent Haydn Concertos

A couple of years ago this release would have made an easy reference recording. Bavouzet's Haydn thus far has been excellent, and ...
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Hogwood’s Refreshing Gade Symphonies 2 & 8

If you like Mendelssohn and the Leipzig School in general, you'll like Gade. A gentle composer at heart, even when Gade says "con ...
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Hogwood Aces Gade Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7

Christopher Hogwood's recording of Niels Gade's Fourth Symphony originally appeared in tandem with music by another composer, but ...