Record Labels Archives: Chandos

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 ...
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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 ...
81diKdeRHkL._SL1425

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...