16 May 2019

Schumann (C): Piano Concerto & works by Hiller, Herz & Kalkbrenner
Studio Master: CDA68240  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Excellent and committed playing by soloist and orchestra … as always, the Hyperion sound is excellent as are the booklet notes by Jeremy Nicholas, making this a very worthy addition to this wonderful series of Romantic Piano Concerto recordings’ (MusicWeb International)» More
16 May 2019

Dohnányi: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4
Studio Master: CDA68054  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘This fine disc concludes Martin Roscoe’s consistently insightful and agreeable four disc conspectus of Dohnányi’s piano music. Weighing in at over eighty minutes, it’s a bumper issue containing three major cycles, the fine Passacaglia—a remarkable creation for a twenty year old—and an encore piece after Brahms. Roscoe’s meaty-sounding Steinway is caught throughout in superlative Hyperion sound … a thrilling conclusion to a superb disc in particular and a revealing series in general. Subscribers to the previous three volumes need not hesitate’ (MusicWeb International)» More
11 May 2019
TheArtsDesk.com, Graham Rickson
Bach: The Cello Suites
Studio Master: CDA68261/2  2CDs  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Gnarlier movements like the gritty prelude to Suite No 5 are thrillingly accessible. Gerhardt's cello speaks like a wise old bloke sat in a cosy pub, one who chooses his words wisely. When he's in full flight he's utterly compelling. Witness the startling opening to Suite No 3 once the pounding pedal Gs begin, Gerhardt turning the screws until the C major cadence offers delicious, welcome relief. The same suite’s sarabande is heart-stopping. There’s never a dull moment: these are humane, deeply thought performances captured in glowing sound’ (TheArtsDesk.com)» More
11 May 2019
BBC Record Review, Jeremy Summerly
Music for Saint Katherine of Alexandria
CDA68274  31 May 2019 Release 

‘English composers living at the beginning of the fifteenth century … writing modern music, and if you listen to it with those ears you realize how wonderful it is. But you also realize what the job of The Binchois Consort is, and how well they do that—they make it sound very contemporary … there's no place to hide, but they don't need it’ (BBC Record Review)
10 May 2019
The Times, Geoff Brown
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 109, 110 & 111
Studio Master: CDA68219  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘[Osborne's] ultimate and selfless achievement has been to make the listener newly appreciate what an extraordinary, uplifting and contemporary composer Beethoven is’ (The Times)» More

3 May 2019
The Times, Geoff Brown
An English Coronation 1902-1953
Studio Master: SIGCD569  Download only NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘You’ll find 21 trumpets here, variously blasting through fanfares and other regal finery in heart-lifting music by Elgar, Parry, Vaughan Williams, Walton and company, vigorously dispatched by performers who at their peak number almost a thousand. Set down mostly in the atmospheric acoustic of Ely Cathedral, with period instruments involved, this is an astonishing recording.’ (The Times)

3 May 2019

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 109, 110 & 111
Studio Master: CDA68219  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

„Von Steven Osborne habe ich so viele gute Aufnahmen von sehr unterschiedlichen Komponisten gehört, dass scheinbar alles zu Gold wird, was er anfasst. Seine neue Beethoven-CD macht da keine Ausnahme, im Gegenteil“ (Pizzicato, Luxembourg)» More
3 May 2019
The Times, Geoff Brown
Dufay: Lament for Constantinople & other songs
Studio Master: CDA68236  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘[The Orlando Consort's] latest release showers us with 15th-century beauties, chiefly secular, by the masterful Guillaume Dufay, who knew a good tune when he found one. He also knew the pleasures of voices weaving in striking counterpoint, and the combination, in this Consort’s hands, produces music-making of much fascination and joy. Wholeheartedly recommended’ (The Times)

2 May 2019

Bach: The Cello Suites
Studio Master: CDA68261/2  2CDs  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

„So ist sein enger Kontakt mit den Cello Suiten von Bach—unterstützt durch die technische Begleitung mit wenig Hall, aber Wärme—eine spannende Herangehensweise, die mit ihrer ehrlichen Aussage fesselt“ (Pizzicato, Luxembourg)» More

1 May 2019
Presto Classical
An English Coronation 1902-1953
Studio Master: SIGCD569  Download only NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli bring the history, ceremony and liturgy of these extraordinary events to life … the result is a joyful celebration of five centuries of choral music, performed with the same vast forces as were heard at the coronation services. Alongside an orchestra of rare early-twentieth century instruments, an extended Gabrieli Consort is amplified by the energetic sound and fresh faces of several hundred young singers from Gabrieli’s choral training programme Gabrieli Roar’ (Presto Classical)
1 May 2019

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 109, 110 & 111
Studio Master: CDA68219  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘I was much looking forward to getting my hands on this CD, having chosen Steven Osborne’s previous Beethoven sonata disc, featuring a dangerous and profound Hammerklavier, as my Critics’ Choice in 2016. From the first note, Osborne’s kinship with the composer is everywhere apparent and he conveys the vast contrasts of the last three sonatas unerringly … Steven Osborne has made many outstanding recordings but this is certainly among his finest. A magnificent achievement’ (Gramophone)
1 May 2019

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 109, 110 & 111
Studio Master: CDA68219  NEW  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The holy trinity of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Opuses 109, 110 & 111 thrives under Steven Osborne’s intense musicianship; an unmissable release’ (Classical Source)» More

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