Record Labels Archives: Chandos

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...
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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...
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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...