1 January 2018

Fitkin: String Quartets
Studio Master: SIGCD518  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘A terrific disc that I encourage everyone to buy’ (Gramophone)
1 January 2018

Pixis: Piano Trios
Studio Master: CDA68207  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Infectious stuff … Jeremy Nicholas’s typically entertaining and well-researched notes also make the case for Pixis being given a second chance’ (Gramophone)
1 January 2018

Poulenc, Kodály & Janáček: Kyrie
Studio Master: SIGCD489  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The treble voices of St John’s bring an ineffably poised gravity … quintessential Janáček from an unlikely source’ (Gramophone)
1 January 2018

Tavener & Panufnik: 99 Words & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD519  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘Five world premieres and a beautifully constructed programme … exquisite, and beautifully handled … Voce’s singers give this repertoire a strong, and very welcome, first outing’ (Gramophone)
1 January 2018

Tippett: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2
Studio Master: CDA68203  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘What a momentous way to start 2018, with the first release in a new Michael Tippett Symphony Cycle, courtesy of Hyperion and Martyn Brabbins … commanding accounts of the first two … complemented by top-notch production values, vivid and dynamic sound, and informed annotation. All in all, unmissable’ (Classical Source)» More

1 January 2018

Tippett: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2
Studio Master: CDA68203  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘This disc launches the first 21st-century cycle of Tippett’s symphonies, and does so in great style … this is remarkable music-making, and recorded with all the appropriate richness of colour and clarity of textural detail’ (Gramophone)
1 January 2018

Tippett: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2
Studio Master: CDA68203  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The torch carried for Tippett by the late Colin Davis and Richard Hickox seems to have passed to Martyn Brabbins. These readings have the intentness of conviction, which the still underrated Symphony No 1 in particular richly deserves’ (BBC Music Magazine)
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1 January 2018

Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem; Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Studio Master: KGS0021  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘A Chichester Psalms which is punchy and present’ (Gramophone)
1 January 2018

Voyages
Studio Master: SIGCD509  Download only  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The exquisite way she floats the high-lying refrains of Rollinat’s ‘Le jet d’eau’ is simply breathtaking … Middleton, as one might expect, is marvellously insightful … it’s all most beautifully done’ (Gramophone)
27 December 2017
Luzerner Zeitung, Switzerland
Mozart: Violin Sonatas K303, 377, 378 & 403
Studio Master: CDA68164  2CDs for the price of 1  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

„Ein leicht schwebender früher Mozart. Das Vorhaben von Alina Ibragimova und Cédric Tiberghien, auf fünf Doppel-CDs alle Werke Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts für ihre beiden Instrumente zu interpretieren, beschenkt den Hörer auch auf der vierten Etappe mit ein paar kleinen Wundern. Denn neben späteren Werken vinden sich frühe Stücke voller Charme, die Alina Ibragimova leicht und zart spielt—so dass sie zu funkeln beginnen“ (Luzerner Zeitung, Switzerland)
18 December 2017

Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell & other works
Studio Master: CDA68149  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘This is a spirited, exciting, idiomatic and by and large technically very persuasive collection of vocal and instrumental music by the near-contemporary (1649–1708) of Purcell, John Blow … both Zoë Brookshaw and Emma Walshe have sweet and airy, yet satisfyingly substantial, styles that are just right for the repertoire’ (MusicWeb International)
6 December 2017

Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA68209  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

‘The singing is splendid. The baritone soloist Edmund Milly has just the cantor-like voice Fauré specified, with no boom or bluster, and the top choral parts are clear and bell-like … Hill’s instrumentally expanded version of the Cantique de Jean Racine is equally effective’ (BBC Music Magazine)» More
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