Chandos

Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn: Choral Works (Chandos)

A full-blooded account of Mendelssohn’s weird pagan ballad, although his sister’s works will reward the curious listener in equal measure [RH]

Engish Guitar Concertos Ogden Chandos CHAN9963

English Guitar Concertos (Chandos)

The strong personality of dedicatee Julian Bream is ever present, but Ogden more than rises to the task. A fine disc [AD]

Ravel Pounds CHSA5324

Ravel, Berkeley & Pounds (Chandos)

Three fulfilling works interconnected by pedagogical history [JF]

Bacewicz Orchestral works v1 Oramo Chandos CHSA5316SACD

Bacewicz: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 (Chandos)

This SACD presents music, in fine performances, that is well worth getting to know [JQ]

Lalo orchestral Chandos

Lalo: Orchestral Works (Chandos)

A typical Järvi performance for good or ill [NB]

Massenet: Thaïs (Chandos)

Massenet’s opera is superbly rejuvenated in a recording which sweeps the field of all other versions [MP]

Bernstein Symphonies Slatkin Chandos CHAN9889

L Bernstein: Jeremiah and Age of Anxiety (Chandos)

This disc in excellent sound is a worthy alternative to the composer’s own [JW]

Müller-Hartmann: Chamber music (Chandos)

An interesting byway of twentieth-century music [WH]

Lalo orchestral Chandos

Lalo: Orchestral Works (Chandos)

Played with sensitivity balanced by enthusiasm [JF]

Bonis, Fauré, Hahn: Violin Sonatas (Chandos)

Three contrasting French sonatas offer rewarding virtues [JW]

Albinoni: Concerti a cinque (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) An outstanding issue in all regards [TB]

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (Chandos)

A wonderfully refined and also exciting new version [SB]

Mozart pianovol8 CHAN20246

Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 8 (Chandos)

Bavouzet and Takács-Nagy are an ideal partnership in demonstrating the zest, eloquence and operatic underpinning of Mozart’s piano concertos [MG]

Mompou: Piano music (Chandos)

Beautifully textured playing in these three atmospheric collections [RCh]

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (Chandos)

Wilson and Co triumph yet again [DMD]

VW christmas CHAN10385

Vaughan Williams: Music for Christmas (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) Beautifully sensitive performances atmospherically recorded [RB]

Shostakovich Symph 14 Storgards Chandos CHSA5310

Shostakovich: Symphony 14 (Chandos)

The programme is sombre but the performances are superlative [WH]

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (Chandos)

An enthusiastic welcome for a newly edited score of Ravel’s balletic masterpiece [PCG]

Alwyn film2 CHAN9959

Alwyn: Film Music Vol. 2 (Chandos)

An excellent well-contrasted compilation of important British film music that needed to be rescued from oblivion [IL]

Muller Hartmann CHAN20294

Müller-Hartmann: Chamber Works (Chandos)

A German traditionalist heard in music written before his enforced emigration to England [JW]

Bacewicz Works for Violin and Piano Chandos CHAN10250

Bacewicz: Works for Violin and Piano (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) A splendid opportunity to get to grips with a large body of Bacewicz’s chamber music [JW]

dallapiccola orchestral chandos

Dallapiccola : Orchestral Works (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) Masterpieces of lyrical serial music that just demand to be discovered [JF]

schubert symphonies chandos

Schubert: Symphonies Vol. 3 (Chandos)

Excellent playing, woodwinds especially, but Brüggen brings more compelling, dramatic impact [MG]

Britten & Veale: Violin Concertos (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) A gorgeous disc that will have you reassessing the Britten and embracing the Veale concerto [RB]