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James Ehnes

Franck & Strauss: Violin Sonatas

Vasily Petrenko

Elgar: Symphony No. 1

Anne Schwanewilms

Mahler & Schoenberg

Augustin Dumay

Beethoven & Brahms


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.

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NEWS

James Ehnes's new disc of Franck & Strauss Sonatas ONYX4141 gets a warm welcome from BBC Radio 3 CD Review programme 

"…conjures up this utterly serene state of bliss…”


BBC Music Magazine 5 star review for Elgar Symphony No.1!
The lasting impression for me is of a conductor with an intelligent, informed but deep love of this music. The recording is beautifully suited to both performances – the entry of the organ inCockaigne has rarely sounded so luscious. Strongly recommended.’

More accolades for Petrenko's Elgar - 'Sunday Times Album of the Week' Elgar Symphony No.1 & Cockaigne Overture
'this outstanding disc opens with a rollicking account of Cockaigne, one of the wittiest I know......playing of the highest order

'one of the finest Elgar albums of recent years' said The Mail on Sunday in a 5 star review for Elgar Symphony No.1 from the RLPO & Vasily Petrenko!

Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic storm the UK Classical charts with a debut at No.3 with their outstanding new Elgar Symphony No.1 & Cockaigne Overture. 

Elgar's 1st Symphony under vasily Petrenko and the RLPO is praised by the Independent on Sunday and the Daily Telegraph
'The Symphony No.1 setting out at a strikingly slow pace , is given both monumental weight and graced with individual playing of character and loveliness, the woodwind particularly splendid' IoS
'..this performance of the First Symphony testifies to his (Petrenko's) absorption in the qualities that make the music so distinctive.He exerts a natural pliability on the phrasing which lends the symphony the suppleness that is quintissential to its fabric..' Daily Telegraph

BBC Music magazine gives a 5 star review to Shai Wosner's new Schubert disc 'His account of the Sonata (D959) is magnificent'. BBC Music has already hailed Wosner as among the front rank of Schubertians. The Sonata is in his hands an extraordinary journey, and the nightmarish convulsions and outbursts in the slow movement leave the listener momentarily reeling. 

'Impressive performances' is how Gramophone magazine greeted the new Brahms Vioin Sonatas disc from Augustin Dumay and Louis Lortie.'A powerfully dramatic conception of this wonderful piece (op108)'.


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Shai Wosner and Missi Mazolli discuss Schubert in a new video  - click on Video on the toolbar above Gramophone magazine calls Wosner 'a Schubertian of real stature' in their review of the new CD

Gramophone Magazine praise the new Schubert disc from Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau ' ..he and Martineau can convince you that, for the moment, theirs is the only way'

'a realisation of unrivalled clarity and balance' says Gramophone magazine of the latest release in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabitt's cycle of Prokofiev Symphonies featuring Nos 1&2, the Sinfonietta, and Autumn Sketch


Chen Reiss sang for Pope Francis at the Vatican on Christmas Day

BBC Music Magazine on Dumay & Lortie's Brahms Sonatas 'Dumay has replicated the magic of his earlier disc...The playing is no less masterly, but Dumay and Lortie bring fresh insights to such well-loved music.Needless to say, the rest of this beautifully engineered disc abounds in outstanding and musically preceptive playing...' Chamber Music Choice for January, 5 stars performance, 5 stars recording. Bravo! 

Augustin Dumay & Louis Lortie's new CD of the three Brahms Violin Sonatas is 'a disc to treasure' and is awarded 4 stars from The Guardian's Andrew Clements.

Shai Wosner's new Schubert disc is Norman Lebrecht's pick of the week for Sinfini music and he has wonderful things to say: 
http://www.sinfinimusic.com/uk/reviews/recordings/lebrecht-album-of-the-week/shai-wosner-schubert-moments-musicaux
and on Slipped Disc: "This, on a boutique label, is Schubert playing at the Schnabel level"


Daily Telegraph 22 November- Kabalevsky & Prokofiev, Leonard Elschenbroich
'Elschenbroich's performance, recorded at concerts in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw in February, makes a highly distinguished addition to an emotionally multifaceted work...Elschenbroich , with Andrew Litton and the Netherlands Philharmonic, captures the fluctuating moods perceptively and with striking immediacy and depth of feeling.'

The Sunday Times Album of the Week 16 November, Schubert Schwanengesang, Florian Boesch, Malcolm Martineau 'The young Austrian baritone is one of the current It Boys of German Lieder, certainly at London's recital mecca, Wigmore Hall....his savour of the text and thoughtful undemonstrative style bring their own rewards. Martineau's playing could hardly be bettered' 

BBC Music Magazine, November,  American Chamber Music - James Ehnes & SCMS
'accomplished performances on a disc that's imaginatively planned and ultimately rewarding'



The 2nd release in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabit's Prokofiev symphony cycle got off to a flying start with a Top20 UK Classical Specialist chart debut and a rave 5 star review from the Daily Telegraph
 'If we are still taken aback by the symphony's unconventionality of structure and by its daring substance, that could also be said to be a sign that this performance has hit the nail on the head"

" The performances here identify closely with style and idea, illuminating the scores with sensitivity and panache and, in the case of the First Symphony, refreshing a well-known work with ear-catching spark"

BBC Radio3 CD Review gave a warm welcome to Augustin Dumay and Louis Lortie's new CD of the Brahms Violin Sonatas ' Dumay and Lortie struck gold with their recording of Franck & Strauss....Dumay is the most lyrical of Brahmsians...richly rewarding playing' Listeners were urged to add this CD to their collections














Information about our new releases for 2015 are to be found on the Coming Soon page.