Chloë Hanslip makes a most welcome second appearance on Hyperion with another fine contribution to our Romantic Violin Concerto series—Alexander Vedernikov conducts the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in these fanciful works by Glazunov and Schoeck. There's a new series launched this month too: The Complete Mendelssohn Solo Piano Music will encompass six albums, all entrusted to the attentive care of Howard Shelley.
The Royal String Quartet continues to bring wonders from its native Poland, a new recording of the Penderecki & Lutoslawski String Quartets being no exception. And from closer to home, the eight-part polychoral Cantiones sacrae by Peter Philips are revelatory, Rupert Gough drawing enthralling textures from his Royal Holloway Choir and The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.
Re-issued this month are Wells Cathedral Choir's recording of the popular Geoffrey Burgon Choral Music, and a wide-ranging survey of Stanford's Music for violin and piano from Paul Barritt and Catherine Edwards.
|Bach: St John Passion|
Polyphony and Stephen Layton present their celebrated performance of Bach’s dramatic masterpiece. They are accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a matchless team of soloists, including Ian Bostridge, acknowledged as the grea ...» More
|Glazunov & Schoeck: Works for violin and orchestra|
The brilliant young violinist Chloë Hanslip features on a second volume of Hyperion’s Romantic Violin Concerto series, here exploring works by Glazunov and Schoeck.» More
|Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 1|
Pianist Howard Shelley, acclaimed as the master of the Early Romantic style, presents the first in a six-volume series of Mendelssohn’s complete solo piano music. This is perhaps the least-known area of the composer’s repertoire, and contains many ...» More
|Penderecki & Lutosławski: String Quartets|
This wonderful young Polish ensemble continue their exploration of the string quartet repertoire of their homeland with this album of music by two giants of the twentieth century.» More
|Philips: Cantiones sacrae octonis vocibus|
Glorious eight-part choral music, thrillingly accompanied by The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, by an Englishman who spent most of his working life abroad and was heavily influenced by Italian composers.» More
|Burgon: Choral Music|
'Geoffrey Burgon … has found a niche in contemporary English choral music because he wants to communicate, to write music that people want to hea ...
'The girls and men of Wells Cathedral directed by Matthew Owens give a riveting performance enhanced by the playing of David Bednall and Alan Thomas ...» More
|Stanford: Music for violin and piano|
'An exemplary alliance. Not only is their playing consummately refined and joyously articulate, they bring plenty of panache and dedication to this im ...
'Music of great charm. Fine advocates of Stanford's musical riches' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
|Bach: St John Passion|
For the first time on record, listeners can experience Bach's gripping John Passion within its original liturgical context. This recording marks the return of Dunedin Consort's star-studded cast including, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook, Robert Da ...» More
|Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5|
This marks the second recording in a series which will see Linn and The Avison Ensemble record Corelli's complete chamber music. The Avison Ensemble will release two further recordings of Corelli in 2013 celebrating the 300th anniversary of the co ...» More
|Berlioz: Grande Messe des morts|
Recorded in St Paul’s Cathedral, a fitting acoustic for the work, the London Symphony Orchestra are joined by English lyric tenor Barry Banks and two of London’s finest choirs, the London Symphony Chorus and London Philharmonic Choir.» More
|Bennett: Letters to Lindbergh & other choral works|
One of the most versatile musicians of his generation, Richard Rodney Bennett was at the forefront of British musical life for nearly half a century. This new recording from the National Youth Choir of Scotland's National Girls Choir compiles a pr ...» More
|Levine: The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom|
Tenebrae's latest album on Signum sees their return to the repertoire of Russian composer Alexander Levine. The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom is Levine’s most significant large-scale religious work to date. Inspired by the humility and huma ...» More
Few composers of any age have enjoyed the unanimous praise of successive generations as Josquin Des Prez. He is considered the greatest innovator of musical composition during the Renaissance, and is remembered as much for his own works as for his ...» More
|Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Fool's Paradise|
'Fool's Paradise, for string orchestra, evolved from a piano trio by Joby Talbot about which we are told relatively little in the booklet. It is a hau ...
'Joby Talbot is composer perhaps best known far his film and television work, especially A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the hit BBC comedies T ...» More