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Hildegard Portraits Launch Event at Spitalfields Music Festival

On 12 July 2022, Voice launches their new album ‘Hildegard Portraits’  with a special live show as part of Spitalfields Music Festival. ‘Hildegard Transfigured’ – This collaborative piece of concert-theatre, uses live visuals, text and music to celebrate Hildegard of Bingen’s work as a composer, visionary, and woman. Doors 8.30pm / Show 9-10pm. Performance Details […]

Enoch Arden & The Castle by the Sea at 1901 Arts Club

Gamal Khamis and Christopher Kent’s new recording of Richard Strauss: Enoch Arden and The Castle by the Sea will get its official launch on Tuesday 31 May at 1901 Arts Club! Get your tickets today! When: 7:30pm (Doors at 6:30) Tuesday 31 May 2022 Where: 1901 Arts Club7 Exton StreetWaterlooLONDON SE1 8UE Cost: £20 adult, £15 Early […]

Korngold Chamber Music is a BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month!

The Eusebius Quartet and Alasdair Beatson’s recording of Korngold Chamber Music is a BBC Music Magazine Choice and January 2022 Recording of the Month! “The Eusebius Quartet and Beatson bring this heady score all the intensity it deserves, their lavish tone conjuring quasi-orchestral colours, sensitive to every twist of the rubato-laden canvas (and there are […]

Playing for Beecham — 75th Anniversary Celebration

SOMM’s celebration album of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 75th anniversary with the world premiere release of Sir Thomas Beecham conducting Sibelius’ Symphony No 1 with the RPO at the Edinburgh Festival also includes the first ever release of the same artists performing extracts from Sibelius’s Scènes historiques in a live concert and the first issue […]

The Telegraph Celebrates SOMM’s 25th Anniversary!

Simon Heffer celebrates SOMM’s 25th Anniversary with an article titled “In classical music, there’s one label I can always count on” in The Telegraph: “One of the glories of classical music today is Somm Recordings. Established in 1995 and celebrating its silver jubilee, Somm has concentrated on discovering and rediscovering British composers, while also producing […]

Mark Bebbington Favourites

Mark Bebbington has put together a new playlist of some of his favourite works from his SOMM discography for our SOMM Spotify Channel! Listen now to “Mark Bebbington Favourites”! Explore Mark Bebbington’s full discography on SOMM:

In Memory of Jennifer Bate

Jennifer Bate – November 11, 1944 – March 25, 2020In loving memory of a consummate artist and a true friend.—Siva Oke, SOMM Recordings British concert organist Jennifer Bate died of cancer on 25 March. Having been a friend and colleague for nearly 40 years, I was deeply saddened to hear the news. I keenly remember the […]

SOMM Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence

Founding SOMM in 1995 felt like a kind of homecoming after a long and fascinating journey through music study and performance, family life and the record industry, all closely interwoven. The SOMM logo of acorns leaves and acorns symbolises strength, the acorn being the seed of the mighty oak. My late husband Keith drew it […]

Gramophone Spotlights Charles Villiers Stanford

Gramophone Magazine’s October 2019 issue profiles the Charles Villiers Stanford Musical Revival and features SOMM’s recent and upcoming recordings of his string quartets with the Dante Quartet and the upcoming release of Stanford’s opera “The Travelling Companion”. “The recording of The Travelling Companion gives us a unique opportunity to hear a side of Stanford’s musical […]

Daniel Tong on Beethoven’s Inspiration for Modern Composers

In 2014, Krysia Osostowicz and I were working on the cycle of 10 Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano, on that kind of musical high that comes from immersion in the depths of fathomless art. We began talking about what we could do to mark out our cycle from the many that have come before; […]