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All Onyx downloads are now available at the highest bit rate of 320kbps.

Prices stay the same. Enjoy our superb recordings downloaded in quality sound - booklets, artwork and sung texts where applicable are included with all downloads.

To whet your appetite for the hotly-anticipated new release from the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra with Sascha Goetzel we are offering a free track from the album.

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Denis Kozhukhin

Haydn Piano Sonatas

Simon Trpčeski

Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos 1&2

James Ehnes

American Chamber Music

Maria João Pires

Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3 & 4


Welcome to the ONYX Classics website. Before you explore the site further, we would like to tell you about some changes we have made to enhance your experience of our website.

First, we have launched our own YouTube channel featuring our artists talking about their recordings. The ONYX YouTube channel will be updated regularly with new video and audio material. Please go to our YouTube channel, sit back, and enjoy James Ehnes and Kirill Karabits talking about Britten's Violin Concerto, and watch the amazing Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Sascha Goetzel in rehearsal for their new recording.

Secondly, we have improved the way that information on concert and recital dates are made available. Simply click on 'Artists' and select the artist you are interested in, then you will find a link to their website or their management website where you will find up to the minute concert and venue information and much more. For information on publications and broadcasters, PR companies that work with ONYX artists, please visit 'Links'. Please keep an eye on the 'Coming Soon' section for information on our exciting new releases.

Finally, we have added 'Buy Buttons' for all our recordings, so you can select which mail order company you purchase from. You can still buy directly from ONYX, and purchase downloads directly from the site as before.

Enjoy browsing the ONYX Classics website, we hope that you will be a regular visitor.


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NEWS


'If you doubted the need for another recording of Rimsky-Korsakov's oriental spectacular , this disc should change your mind....You'll be gripped from the first resonant trombone proclamation of the blood thirsty Sultan Shahriar right through to the final victory of his resourceful Sheherazade, leader Pelin Halkaci Akin superlative to the last.
the articulation of the finale's whirl - one of the greatest symphonic movements of its kind- would be impressive even from one of the world's accepted top orchestras'

BBC Music Magazine, review for the new Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic CD. Go to our facebook page for more great reviews of this outstanding CD, and for the great reviews for BIPOs triumphant UK debut at the BBC Proms! Catch up on the concert on the BBC iplayer. 


Ahead of the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic's UK debut at The BBC Proms on 29 July, The Times (25 July) gives a warm welcome and 4 stars to the orchestra's new CD ' I had recently resolved not to revisit Rimsky - Korsakov's warhorse for at least 25 years, but crumpled this week under the lure of the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic..with their smart Austrian conductor Sascha Goetzel...As always, Goetzel's orchestra buckles down with a boistrous energy that disarms criticism - even when the work is Sheherazade.'
Geoff Brown

 
Buy the new Maria Joao Pires Beethoven Piano Concertos 3&4 'A must - have CD to her distinguished discography' says The Daily Telegraph, 'compelling listening' The Independent. 

James Ehnes's new CD of the Khachaturian Violin Concerto is the Sunday Times Album of the Week on 7 July

And the good news keeps coming for the Bournemouth S.O and Kirill Karabits! Prokofiev Symphonies 3&7 enters the UK Specialist Classical chart Top20! 

'An auspicious start to their Prokofiev cycle'

More praise for the sensational Prokofiev Symphonies 3&7 from Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - chosen as BBC Radio 3 CD Review's Disc of the Week, Andrew MacGregor commented that the CD had been a 'consistent critical hit for performance and sound quality', adding ' no arguing about the quality of the performance or the recording'

Also Gramophone Editors Choice, and Orchestral Choice in BBC Music magazine!
Look out for Symphonies 1&2, Sinfonietta and Autumn Sketch coming in November.... 

THE SUNDAY TIMES Album of the Week - Prokofiev Symphonies Nos.3&7 , BSO, Karabits
30 March 2014
'It is bold of Karabits - and ONYX - to launch a promised Prokofiev symphony cycle with the relatively neglected Third and Seventh, rather than the ever - popular 'Classical' (No.1) and the Fifth....The rich, dark 'Russian' sound and nimble virtuosity he gets from the band are vivid successes of his Bournemouth regime' Hugh Canning

Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Prokofiev Symphony cycle gets off to a flying start with the Daily Telegraph awarding it 5 stars 'Altogether this is a highly auspicious start to what should be a keenly collected series'







Information about our new releases for 2014/15 are to be found on the updated Coming Soon page.