Record Labels Archives: Chandos

OK Turina From Mena And The BBC Phil

Turina's music is so beautiful and so enjoyable that I wish I could welcome this disc with more enthusiasm. It has some rarities i...

Järvi’s Successful Atterberg Cycle Continues

There's a certain honesty to Kurt Atterberg's music that's really very fetching. His harmony is resolutely diatonic and romantic: ...

Delius in Norway

Norway is a gorgeous country, and it's no surprise that Delius found much of his inspiration there. The pieces on this intelligent...

Bavouzet’s Beethoven Cycle Continues

The virtues of the first three-CD set that launched Jean Efflam-Bavouzet’s Beethoven sonata cycle for Chandos largely prevail th...

Andrew Davis’ Underwhelming Holst Runs True To Form

First the good news: Susan Gritton sings a lovely performance of The Mystic Trumpeter, a very attractive work that deserves to be ...

An Almost Perfect Bartók Disc from Gardner

There's a lot to love here. The coupling is an interesting one, particularly with the inclusion of the neglected but wonderful Fou...

Filling in the Gaps: An Exciting Josephslegende

Every Strauss lover needs a recording of this ballet, composed just before (or during) An Alpine Symphony, for Diaghilev's Ballets...

Xiayin Wang’s Depressing “American Piano Concertos”

This is a terrible disc. It is impossible on evidence here to say that Xiayin Wang has any noticeable affinity for this music. Her...

CD From Hell: Andrew Davis’ Dreary Planets

Presumably the reason for making this recording was to capture The Planets in multichannel sound. That's not good enough. First of...

Holst Orchestral Works, First Volume from Chandos

Make no mistake, this is a fine disc, but there's something odd here. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Chandos has amassed an...