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Chopin: The Piano Sonatas
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
MacMillan: Violin Concerto/ Symphony No. 4
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Home to legendary artists: VIKTORIA MULLOVA, AUGUSTIN DUMAY, MARIA JOAO PIRES, ANNE SCHWANEWILMS, MIDORI, SUSAN GRAHAM, PASCAL ROGE, SIMON TRYPCESKI, NIKOLAI DEMIDENKO, JAMES EHNES, EHNES QUARTET, LEONARD ELSCHENBROICH, JOSEPH MOOG, FLORIAN BOESCH, HENK NEVEN, CHEN REISS, BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC, BORUSAN ISTANBUL PHILHARMONIC, SASCHA GOETZEL, KIRILL KARABITS, VASILY PETRENKO, ANDREW MANZE, MELVYN TAN, SHAI WOSNER, RALPH KIRSHBAUM, KUSS QUARTET and more!
'Compelling....sonically impressive' Financial Times review for MacMillan Violin Concerto and Symphony No.4 premier releases on CD. Vadim Repin, soloist in the concerto is the dedicatee, the conductor Donald Runnicles is the dedicatee of the symphony. ONYX4157
'The progression [Beethoven, Czerny, Liszt], for me , is from marvellousness to absolute delectation: Tan's Liszt. His playing is always exquisite, but much more than that' Sunday Times reviewing Master & Pupil, Beethoven, Czerny & Liszt, from Melvyn Tan ONYX4156
'Absolutely compelling' said BBC Radio 3 Record Review of Melvyn Tan's superb recital album Master & Pupil, going on to praise Tan's 'technical and dramatic clarity'
Melvyn performs the complete programme of this CD at the Wigmore Hall, London on 13 October. The concert is broadcast live on BBC Radio3
Hear Melvyn on BBC Radio 4 'Front Row' talking about his new album on 29 September, and on Radio 3 'In Tune' on 12 October
'A beautiful survey of the impact of Spain on 20th Century song composers....Neven's lightish, sensual baritone speaks volumes in both Ibert's Chansons and Don Quichotte a Dulcinee...he brings into play an extraordinary range of colour and dynamics, beautifully deployed and controlled .....'.Gramophone magazine praises the new album from Henk Neven and hand Eijsackers ONYX4132
Financial Times gives 4 stars to the Tchaikovsky Symphonies Vol.1 from Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO 'taut exciting performances'.
Meanwhile the Daily Telegraph awards Petrenko and the RLPO 5 stars commenting on 'the supreme quality of the orchestral playing'
Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO storm into the UK Classical Chart with their outstanding Tchaikovsky Symphonies Vol.1
James Ehnes' & Andrew Armstrong's Debussy, Elgar & Respighi Sonatas album chosen as BBC Radio 3 Record Review programme as Disc of the Week
'Splendidly vivid recordings' says The Sunday Times of Vasiliy Petrenko's Tchaikovsky Symphonies Vol.1. 'The lovely woodwind skirl that opens Winter Dreams (No.1) is a good augury for the fine quality of the Liverpool players in all sections of the orchestra....Petrenko's Tchaikovsky is authentically Russian in its bright, sharped edged colours and rhythms'
Lovely ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review in July's BBC Music Magazine of Andrew Manze's 'very special recording' of the first in a new cycle of Vaughan Williams symphonies by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for Onyx Classics. Orchestral Choice of the Month
A terrific review for the first CD in the new Vaughan Williams symphony cycle from Andrew Manze and the RLPO! Bravo to the RLPO, and Andrews Manze & Keener!
Andrew Manze and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra release the first volume of their Vaughan Williams Symphony cycle for ONYX with Nos 2&8 - and debut in the UK Classical Specialist chart at No.11!
BBC Radio 3 Record Review called the new CD 'All in all an excellent start to this new cycle' adding that 'The sound is excellent'. The programme also commented on 'The clarity of texture...lightness, and illuminating qualities of Andrew Manze's interpretation with the RLPO.
Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO have just completed the recording of Elgar Symphony No.2, the eagerly awaited follow up to their superb recording of No.1 last year. The second symphony will be released next February
James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong collect a Juno award for their superb Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas album on ONYX Classics! Bravo!
Ehnes & Armstrong have a new album of sonatas by Debussy, Elgar and Respighi which the Daily Telegraph raved about, saying the Elgar performance would ' cause shivers to run up and down the spine'
'We love this' said BBC Radio 3's Record review programme after reviewing Smetana's 'Dalibor'on ONYX Classics
4 star review in the Independent on Sunday for Dalibor!
'The stirring nationalist melodies and sentiments got a rare outing at London's Barbican earlier this year, and this live recording explains the rapturous reception there'
Sunday Times chose this new release as its 'Album of the week' ‘[Dalibor] is to be welcomed not only for the opera’s rarity, but for its thrilling performance in splendid modern sound’
Smetana's 'Dalibor' receives a terrific 5 star review from The Daily Telegraph! 'admirable recording'
'In Jiri Belohlavek it [Dalibor] finds the ideal interpreter' ONYX4158
'No apologies for returning once again to this first-rate series of the Prokofiev symphonies ' says the Daily Telegraph in a rave review for the final volume in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's benchmark traversal of all symphonies under the baton of their charismatic chief conductor Kirill Karabits. 'fresh and stimulating...then is the crowning culmination to a highly collectable series'
Symphonies 4 (1947)&6, Symphonic fragment (1902) ONYX4153
The Daily Telegraph picks Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth S.O's Prokofiev Symphonies 4&5 as one of the best classical CDs of 2015!
‘[Mullova’s] interpretation dances on the edge of an abyss and somehow ends up on its feet. 50 minutes of death-defying music must be heard to be believed’
"Moog surmounts the piece’s formidable technical hurdles to make sumptuous, glistening and, indeed, memorable music. The disc would be worth having for the Moszkowski alone, but the Grieg acquires a freshness and new momentum in the clarity, panache and melodic warmth that Moog brings to it.”
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!
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.
'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
Information about our new releases for 2017 are to be found on the Coming Soon page.