Record Labels Archives: Chandos

Andrew Davis’ Sombre-to-Sunny Elgar Disc

This CD takes us on the proverbial journey from “darkness to light”. Starting with Elgar’s gloomy Cello Concerto (the lugubr...

Bach For Those Who Can’t Count To Three

Hearing this disc brought to mind the immortal words of Mussolini: "It's not difficult to rule the Italians, it's just pointless."...

Bavouzet’s Prokofiev: Not His Best

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is such a good pianist that anything he does that is less than stellar comes as a bit of a shock, but his Pro...

Reference Recording: Wild’s Ageless Rachmaninov Concertos

Two caveats for prospective customers: One is that Earl Wild makes the once-standard "traditional" cuts in the finale of the Third...

Major Discoveries: Williamson’s Our Man in Havana

When Malcolm Williamson died in 2003, the musical world scarcely noticed. Still, I suppose it's better to enjoy growing posthumous...

Storgards’ Sibelius: Over-thought?

There's no question that John Storgards has thought through his Sibelius interpretations, sometimes to the point of mannerism. To ...

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...