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Classical - To be released March 1, 2019 | Chandos

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Opera - To be released March 1, 2019 | Chandos

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Classical - To be released March 1, 2019 | Chandos

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Classical - Released February 1, 2019 | Chandos

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Classical - Released February 1, 2019 | Chandos

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Classical - Released February 1, 2019 | Chandos

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Tasmin Little returns with a line-up of three women composers whose lives share some features but also significant differences that illustrate the complex lives of female musicians. Clara Schumann, Dame Ethel Smyth, and Amy Beach all came from families that encouraged their musical interests but balked, in varying degrees, at professional training and engagement. All three composers draw on the influence of Robert Schumann and Brahms; Beach and Smyth, in particular, were fond of metrical and motivic manipulation. Tasmin Little plays this music, so close to her heart, with her usual warmth and dexterity. The manuscript of Clara Schumann’s final chamber work, Three Romances, declares it ‘for piano and violin’, an ordering reflected in the relative complexity of the parts, the florid passagework here played beautifully by Little’s long-term collaborator, John Lenehan. © Chandos
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Classical - Released February 1, 2019 | Chandos

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Classical - Released January 4, 2019 | Chandos

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Classical - Released January 4, 2019 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Classical - Released January 4, 2019 | Chandos

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Chamber Music - Released January 4, 2019 | Chandos

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Classical - Released November 2, 2018 | Chandos

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Solo Piano - Released November 2, 2018 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason
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Chamber Music - Released November 2, 2018 | Chandos

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Classical - Released November 2, 2018 | Chandos

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Classical - Released November 2, 2018 | Chandos

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Symphonic Music - Released November 2, 2018 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Gramophone Editor's Choice - 5 étoiles de Classica
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Symphonic Music - Released October 5, 2018 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Le Choix de France Musique
Sir Andrew Davis returns to his exploration of Holst’s orchestral works with the brilliant BBC Philharmonic, a series initiated almost ten years ago by the late Richard Hickox, then taken over by another expert in British repertoire. This selection of orchestral works by Holst provides a remarkable overview of his career, ranging from such early works as A Winder Idyll – composed in 1897 when he was still studying at the Royal College of Music – to the Scherzo of a symphony on which he was working towards the end of his life. None of the music recorded here was published in his lifetime, and the Scherzo – rarely heard though it is – is the only work to have entered the repertoire. A Moorside Suite, originally written for brass band, is featured here in the composer's rarely heard arrangement for strings. The young British cellist Guy Johnston is the soloist in Invocation, one of Holst’s most significant works, calling for a subtle balance of virtuosity and expressive qualities. © Chandos
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Quartets - Released October 5, 2018 | Chandos

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For its very first recording on Chandos, the Arcadia String Quartet presents what has been at the very heart of its musical career and influences: the complete string quartets by Bartók. With the music of the Hungarian composer, the members of this Romanian ensemble, neighbours of his birthplace, have won such major careershaping competitions as Osaka, the Wigmore Hall, and Hamburg. Bartók’s attachment to the string quartet – as to no other genre – was to the keystone of the Viennese tradition, but with the aim of moving the medium out of its native city a little, into the countryside of alternative tonalities and rhythms. The six mature works he wrote are being revealed here with all the singular patterns, mixed modalities, bitterness, lamentations, and, at times, bright folk influences which they contain. © Chandos

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