3 November 2018
TheArtsDesk.com, Graham Rickson
Josquin: Missa Gaudeamus & Missa L'ami Baudichon
Studio Master: CDGIM050  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The singing is technically assured and full of warmth; these performers know their stuff and want to share it with us … impeccably recorded, with full texts and translations too’ (TheArtsDesk.com)» More
3 November 2018
BBC Record Review, Andrew McGregor
Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 5 - Allan Clayton
Studio Master: CDA68179  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Everything Clayton has is at the expressive service of Liszt and his poets, and the whole recital is a fine addition to Hyperion's complete edition of Liszt songs’ (BBC Record Review)
3 November 2018
BBC Record Review, Andrew McGregor
Mozart & Weber: Clarinet Quintets
Studio Master: SIGCD552  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The Mozart is utterly persuasive, with Bliss's pure tone and control of dynamics allowing him to dovetail beautifully with the string players … it's the Record Review Disc of the Week’ (BBC Record Review)
3 November 2018
BBC Record Review, Andrew McGregor
The Passinge mesures
Studio Master: CDA68249  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘A recital that makes merry with any perceived limitations of early keyboard instruments … a seemingly inexhaustible supply of colour, dramatic potential, joyfully expressive variations of tempo and articulation—and the recorded sound displays Esfahani’s flair and the instruments’ range with immersive realism. He sounds as though he’s having a wonderful time … an outstanding harpsichord recital in every way—don’t leave it to the historic keyboard fanatics!’ (BBC Record Review)
1 November 2018

Févin: Missa Ave Maria & Missa Salve sancta parens
Studio Master: CDA68265  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Rare music, well worth exploring … you may not see its like again’ (MusicWeb International)» More
1 November 2018

Haydn: String Quartets Op 64
Studio Master: CDA68221  2CDs for the price of 1  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘These are thoughtful performances showing the use of period instruments to great advantage’ (Classical Source)

1 November 2018

Josquin: Missa Gaudeamus & Missa L'ami Baudichon
Studio Master: CDGIM050  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘While the Tallis Scholars respond to the more sober intricacy of the Gaudeamus setting with their customary precision in all matters choral, it's in the secular-derived Mass where they really excel, responding to Josquin's weaving, diving, swirling lines and audacious, bold harmonic movements with obvious enjoyment. It's an outstanding performance, and bodes well for the remaining two instalments of the Josquin journey’ (Early Music Today)» More
1 November 2018

Josquin: Missa Gaudeamus & Missa L'ami Baudichon
Studio Master: CDGIM050  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘As ever, Peter Phillips and his singers bring confidence and elegance to Josquin’s music … interpretative gestures are subtle but flowing … this disc is surely one of their best recent releases’ (Gramophone)
1 November 2018

Josquin: Missa Gaudeamus & Missa L'ami Baudichon
Studio Master: CDGIM050  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘As ever, The Tallis Scholars sing all the music on this disc flawlessly. However, what we hear is far from calculated ‘mere’ perfection. The singers, responding to Peter Phillips’ direction, bring these Masses vividly to life. The ensemble has been recorded expertly by engineer Philip Hobbs. He’s long experienced in recording The Tallis Scholars in the acoustic of Merton College Chapel and it shows. The acoustic is ideally suited to music and performances such as these and the singers have been recorded with great clarity and just the right amount of ambience. As usual, the release is comprehensively documented. This is another memorable issue in The Tallis Scholars’ Josquin series’ (MusicWeb International)» More
1 November 2018

Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 5 - Allan Clayton
Studio Master: CDA68179  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘A willingness to take risks, however, has always been integral to [Clayton's] singing, and the dividends are often enormous … there are also wonderful moments of lyrical reflection, though, and the way he sings ‘Du bist wie eine Blume’ with a poised mezza voce is breathtaking. Drake, meanwhile, invests every phrase with weight and meaning, and is, as ever, outstanding. Another fine disc in an exceptional series’ (Gramophone)
1 November 2018

The Passinge mesures
Studio Master: CDA68249  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Esfahani’s playing is colourful and magnetic, the fingerwork in the more virtuoso works absolutely clean and articulate. The mean-tone tuning gives the accidentals and chromatic outliers in the more harmonically meandering of the pieces a wonderfully piquant twang … robust, vital and exciting’ (Gramophone)
1 November 2018

Chopin: Cello Sonata; Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
Studio Master: CDA68227  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Isserlis’s insistence on an 1851 Érard piano lends this recording its distinctive atmosphere and rebalances the score, the sinewy cello ideally matched to a slightly brittle piano … feverish dynamism is contrasted with moments of exquisite poetry … in [Schubert’s] Sonata, the duo offer graceful transparency, lithe refinement with a compelling edginess … spellbinding’ (BBC Music Magazine)
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