Chandos

Royal Scottish National Orchestra - 125 Years of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (2016) {2CD Set Chandos CHAN 241-55}

Royal Scottish National Orchestra - 125 Years of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (2016) {2CD Set Chandos CHAN 241-55}
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© 2016 Chandos Records | CHAN 241-55
Classical / Orchestral

In the 2015 / 2016 season, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra celebrates a proud 125-year history of bringing the best in classical music performances to audiences right across Scotland and beyond. Marking its recording relationship with the Orchestra, Chandos has compiled a two-disc set (at the price of one CD) of the finest of thirty years of recordings that have shaped the reputation of the Orchestra as well as the label. The RSNO has amassed a tremendous discography on Chandos over the years, including great recording series devoted to works by Dvorak, Elgar, and Prokofiev. Now on SACD, its releases continue to receive high praise.
Anton Webern - Schoenberg Quartet - Chamber Music for Strings (2003, Chandos # CHAN 10083) [RE-UP]

Anton Webern - Chamber Music for Strings
Schoenberg Quartet / Sepp Grotenhuis
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Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHAN 10083 | Country/Year: UK 2003
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

"…The whole disc is a great success. Recording quality is first rate, with the necessary clarity tempered by warmth and just the right amount of resonance. Excellent notes are by Dr. Christopher Hailey. Recommended, even if you still find Webern hard work." ~musicweb-international
Arvo Part - Collage - Neeme Jarvi, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus (1993) {Chandos CHAN 9134}

Arvo Part - Collage - Neeme Jarvi, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus (1993) {Chandos CHAN 9134}
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© 1993 Chandos Records | CHAN 9134
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Orchestral / Symphony / Choral

For all of those who look for early works of Pärt this is a precious recording. I believe there are a lot of people who don't find much appeal in Pärt's late repetitive, mystic works for the very same reasons others prefer them. So what's up here is that Pärt has a few lesser known works before, say, his third symphony which are the "opposite" of the mentioned above. Those who are found of Schnittke will surely appreciate this. The most remarkable composition in this record is maybe the "Credo" for piano mixed choir and orchestra. It consists of 13 minutes of duel between the forces of the past (represented by Bach's well known motifs) and the eruptive resources of modernist aleatoric clusters of sound. So, pools of beautiful passages are interrupted by (or combined with) destructive (or desconstructive) interventions of the orchestra till the whole, peaking sometimes the frenetic, becomes yet a powerful block of distinctive sound.
Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: Developing a Model for Lifelong Learning (Chandos Information Professional Series)

Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: Developing a Model for Lifelong Learning (Chandos Information Professional Series) by Kim Baker
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1843347202 | 226 Pages | PDF | 7.18 MB
P. I. Tchaikovsky - Lydia Artymiw - The Seasons Op. 37a  (1984, Chandos # CHAN 8349) [RE-UP]

Tchaikovsky - Lydia Artymiw - The Seasons Op. 37a
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Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHAN 8349 | Country/Year: UK 1984
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic
Benjamin Britten - London Symphony Orchestra / Richard Hickox - War Requiem (1991, Chandos # CHSA 5007/2) [RE-UP]

Benjamin Britten - War Requiem / Sinfonia da Requiem / Ballad of Heroes
Heather Harper, Philip Langridge, Martyn Hill, John Shirley-Quirk; London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 567 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHSA 5007(2) | Country/Year: UK 1991
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Sacred, Vocal, Oratorio

"…Hickox's set has achieved the status of a classic for Britten recordings." ~sa-cd.net
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Elgar: King Olaf, The Banner of Saint George (2015) [2CD] {Chandos}

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Elgar: King Olaf, The Banner of Saint George (2015) [2CD] {Chandos}
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© 2015 Chandos Records | CHSA 5149(2)
Classical / Romantic / Vocal / Choral / Cantata / Ballade

After having recorded Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius (‘Recording of the Month’ in BBC Music), Sir Andrew Davis now turns to two of the composer’s most popular early choral works: Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf and The Banner of Saint George. The recording was made soon after a successful performance, featuring the same ‘excellent Bergen Philharmonic’ and ‘outstanding’ vocal forces: the ‘imposing’ baritone Alan Opie, the ‘high, incisive tenor’ Barry Banks, singing ‘fearlessly in some quite challenging passages’, and the American soprano Emily Birsan, who sang ‘with radiant delicacy’ (The Daily Telegraph).
Rachmaninov - Earl Wild - Piano concertos Nos 1-4, Rhapsody (1966, reissue 2003, Chandos # CHAN X10078(2)) [RE-UP]

Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano concertos Nos 1-4, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Earl Wild / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein
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Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHAN X10078(2) | Country/Year: UK 2003, 1966
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

…Jascha Horenstein's incisive, colorful support is a major asset, and the Royal Philharmonic plays beautifully for him. If you don't mind the Third Concerto cuts (or already have Martha Argerich's landmark third), these classic performances only get better with age, and the sonics are still terrific. Go for it, piano fans

Handel - Chandos Anthems, Volume 1, Nos 1,2 & 3 (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 22, 2015
Handel - Chandos Anthems, Volume 1, Nos 1,2 & 3 (1994)

Handel - Chandos Anthems, Volume 1, Nos 1,2 & 3 (1994)
The Sixteen Choir & Orchestra, conductor Harry Christophers

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Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0503 | Time: 01:01:10

This series of eleven church anthems is a sterling example of doing more with less. Though their format is multiple movements for soloists and chorus and inviting of grand treatment, Handel had available only a couple of oboes and a small string band and choir (with no violas or altos for nos. 1-6). Yet each one of these anthems is a gem. Handel's music captures well the changing moods of the Psalm texts–from somber penitence to serene bliss to infectious joy to the raging of storms and seas. Though Bowman's arias lie uncomfortably low for him, he and George do fine work; Lynne Dawson, Patrizia Kwella, and Ian Partridge are delightful. Harry Christophers leads his choir and orchestra in subtly inflected and beautifully paced performances.
Anton Webern - Schoenberg Quartet - Chamber Music for Strings (2003, Chandos # CHAN 10083) [REPOST]

Anton Webern - Chamber Music for Strings
Schoenberg Quartet / Sepp Grotenhuis
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 227 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHAN 10083 | Country/Year: UK 2003
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

"…The whole disc is a great success. Recording quality is first rate, with the necessary clarity tempered by warmth and just the right amount of resonance. Excellent notes are by Dr. Christopher Hailey. Recommended, even if you still find Webern hard work." ~musicweb-international