Record Labels Archives: Chandos

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CD From Hell: Järvi Blows It In Atterberg’s Third

Everyone has a bad day now and then, and everyone certainly had one here. Atterberg's Third Symphony, subtitled "West Coast Pictur...
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Gardner’s Successful Janácek Continues With Volume 2

There is only one questionable moment on this well-filled disc of Janácek orchestral music: the string-led apotheosis in the last...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...