Record Labels Archives: Chandos

Ginastera

Ginastera Comes to Chandos: Yawn…

What is Chandos thinking? Here we have the first volume in a new series of what will be, presumably, the complete orchestral works...
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Chandos Discovers the Americas: Copland Vol. 1

Some time ago Chandos dipped its toes into the world of American music, following Neeme Järvi to Detroit. That experiment met wit...
SaintMork

A Great Saint-Saëns Release from Mørk, Lortie, Mercier & Järvi

This disc is as beautifully planned as it is played and engineered. The two Saint-Saëns cello concertos are superb pieces--succin...
Poulenc

Good But Not Great Poulenc from Lortie and Mercier

The small pieces for multiple pianists added as encores--the tiny Sonata for Piano Four-Hands, Élégie for Two Pianos, and L'Emba...

Major Discoveries: Gerhard’s Densely Glittering Concerto for Orchestra

Most classical music listeners tend to shy away from music that falls into the category of "atonal". This isn't surprising. Most a...

Filling In The Gaps: Handel at the Opera

Would that today's opera houses had a "composer in residence" like Handel. The crowds would flock to the performances just to hear...
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Brett Dean’s String Quartets Plus

Australian composer Brett Dean’s long professional life as a violist (he served 14 years in the Berlin Philharmonic) surely expl...
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Reference Recording: Beaumont’s Weill Symphonies

Busoni scholar Antony Beaumont has had mixed success as a conductor. He's certainly more comfortable in the wryly modernist world ...

We Only Wish: Gerontius in Purgatory, The Sequel

It's well known that Elgar contemplated an oratorio trilogy based on the Gerontius story, and as Anthony Payne asserts in his scho...
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Reference Recording: The Mordkovitch/Järvi Shostakovich Concertos

In the wake of violinist Lydia Mordkovitch’s untimely death in 2014, Chandos has reissued and remastered several of her best rec...