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Ashley Solomon in the UK Charts

Ashley Solomon‘s brand new disc ‘Twelve Fantasias for Solo Flute’ by Telemann has entered the Official UK Charts !!

#4 — Specialist Classical Chart
#12 —- Classical Artist Chart

These charts are based on sales which we think may have been inspired by the fantastic The Guardian review and Mr. Solomon playing some of these Fantasias live on BBC Radio 3 last week. In other words…

Out Now in the UK! (now available on our site)!

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The Guardian reviews our 3 latest releases

Ebony Quartet: Unheard (CD of the Week)
“All these pieces are played with tremendous commitment and finesse by the Ebony Quartet, who transmit their belief in its enduring quality in every bar.”
read The Guardian review

Dragon Quartet: Dvórak and Schubert Quartets (Album Page)
“If you don’t already have recordings and want this combination, these are fresh, played with pinpoint accuracy, well paced and free from excessive vibrato.”
read The Guardian review

Ashley Solomon: Telemann Twelve Sonatas for Solo Flute
“The articulation is immaculate, the rhythms are buoyant and the recording quality, done in big church acoustics, is immediate and generous.”
read The Guardian review

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Dragon Quartet: debut release receives rave reviews

Audiophile Audition: ‘(…) beside their towering artistic genius, they have very good manners. (…) It is a tremendous debut and very well recorded.’

The Guardian: ‘If you don’t already have recordings and want this combination, these are fresh, played with pinpoint accuracy, well paced and free from excessive vibrato (…)’

Nederlands Dagblad: ‘They give a lively, immaculate musical interpretation of this music.’

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Mahler 3 – The first reviews!

Gramophone (Editor’s Choice)
Here for once is a Mahler symphony release that feels different from the outset.
I doubt whether there has ever been a more precisely focused, more sheerly beautiful recording of any Mahler work.
– Read the full review here

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Classics Today (10/10)
A Great New Mahler Third From Fischer & Co.
Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra deliver the goods..
– Read the full review here

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MusicWeb International (Recording of the Month)
Without question, the finest instalment in Fischer’s Mahler cycle to date; the DXD download is a stunner, too. (…) Fischer, though, is a challenge, inviting listeners to rethink and recalibrate their responses to the piece. Not everyone will be prepared to make the leap, but those who do will be handsomely rewarded. Without question, the finest instalment in Fischer’s Mahler cycle to date; and what breathtaking sound.
Read the full review here

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Rachel Podger wins Gramaphone Award

Having won the BBC Music Magazine Concerto Award for Vivaldi L’Estro Armonicoearlier this year, “queen of the Baroque violin” (The Sunday Times) Rachel Podger, has won the Gramophone Classical Music Awards Baroque instrumental category for her recording of Biber Rosary Sonatas on Channel Classics.

Jessica Duchen writes “playing that offers real empathy and peerless attention to detail.”(Top ten CDs, 2015). The evocative works depict the main stories in the life of Christ and the disc was released as part of Channel Classics’ 25th anniversary celebrations and is Rachel’s 25th release on the label.

Rachel is delighted with the award and grateful to her recording team and to her continuo colleagues, Jonathan Manson, David Miller and Marcin Świątkiewicz, for their superb musicianship. Rachel will be appearing live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune at 17:00 today to talk about the Gramophone Classical Music Award, her upcoming concerts and new record release, Bach Art of Fugue.

For more information or to purchase a copy of Biber Rosary Sonatas please visit Channel Classics. Watch Rachel perform Biber Passacaglia ‘Guardian Angel’ live on Dutch TV for Vpro Vrije Geluiden.

 

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Channel Classics is Gramaphone’s Label of the Year 2015

jared-and-lydi-copyDear Channel Friends,

On September 17th 2015, Channel Classics was awarded Gramophone’s “Label of the Year 2015” in London at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards! This prize is known to be one of the most important achievements in the classical music world. We are very proud of this award, and of course proud of all the musicians of Channel Classics, past and present. This year, we are also celebrating our 25th Anniversary. In 1990, the first cd was released and 25 years later the catalog contains over 350 titles. We would like to thank our musicians who have helped to make this all possible.

Last but certainly not least, we want to thank you, the listeners, for your ongoing support of the recordings we make and the musicians they feature!

Best wishes,
Jared Sacks & Lydi Groenewegen

 

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With Bernhard Haitink at the awards ceremony.