Record Labels Archives: Chandos

NielsenStorg

Storgards’ Nielsen: Mediocre and Pointless

Record companies have to make records. Only this mundane fact accounts for Chandos' pointless release of John Storgards and the re...
Haydnsonbav5

Major Discoveries: Bavouzet’s Pristine, Poetic Haydn Vol. 5

Having spent the past couple of days lining up reviews of, and listening (again) to, Wagner's Ring operas, I can't even begin to d...
Suchon

Suchon: Not Quite Wonderful Orchestral Works

Eugen Suchon (1908-93) is called by the note-writer of this release the most "influential" Slovak composer of the mid to late 20th...
lortiechopin4

Elegant Chopin From Louis Lortie

The fourth volume of what promises to be a complete Chopin piano music survey from Louis Lortie contains five nocturnes and the 19...
rachmaninovallnight

Reverent, Transcendent Rachmaninov All-night Vigil

Anyone familiar with this repertoire, so intimately associated with Russian culture and religious tradition, who happened to be lo...
IvesDavis

Andrew Davis Does Ives Pretty Well

This disc marks the start of a new edition of Ives' orchestral music, and does so solidly, if not spectacularly. Andrew Davis, alw...
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...
Raff2

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 ...