Record Labels Archives: Chandos

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Major Discoveries: Gade Symphonies 3 & 6 from Hogwood

Niels Gade may not have been a particularly original personality, but his music is well made and though conservative, gives hints ...

Major Discoveries: Gade Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5

This excellent disc completes Christopher Hogwood's sterling Niels Gade symphony cycle on a high note. In fact, these are Gade's t...

Gardner and Little: Great Walton Symphony; OK Concerto

Edward Gardner's view of William Walton's First Symphony is exciting enough, but different enough, so that we can spare ourselves ...

References Revisited: Jansons’ Tchaikovsky Cycle

It's an old story. A relatively unknown young conductor makes an exciting new recording of an orchestral warhorse, in this case Tc...