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Schmidt: The Book With Seven Seals Receives Díapason D’or Award

Our new Schmidt: The Book With Seven Seals; Symphony No. 4 release in celebration of Franz Schmidt’s 150th Anniversary has recived a Díapason D’or distinction from Díapason Magazine! “SOMM offers two ultimate masterpieces of Franz Schmidt in two historic engravings… It is [Rudolf Moralt and the Vienna Symphony’s] reading of warm lyricism  and poignant emotion […]

Bruckner From the Archives, Vol. 1 is a Gramophone Editor’s Choice

Don’t miss the June 2024 Issue of Gramophone Magazine, which features a fantastic review — and Editor’s Choice distinction — for Bruckner from the Archives, Volume 1! “Bruckner’s ‘Study’ Symphony (also known as Symphony ‘No 00’) was completed in 1863 and can be located within the Kitzler ‘Study Book’, which Bruckner used during his time […]

Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman’s Beethoven Symphonies for piano Duet featured in International Piano Magazine

International Piano Magazine’s Jeremy Nicholas spoke with Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman about their project to record Scharwenka’s arrangements of Beethoven’s complete symphonies for piano duet in the May 2023 issue of the magazine! “‘It was the music director of a festival in the City [of London] at St Lawrence Jewry, Graham Allan, who called […]

Vaughan Williams Live, Vol. 1 a Times Top Album of 2022!

The Times‘ Jessica Duchen has selected her “Top 10 best classical records of 2022” and our Vaughan Williams Live, Vol. 1 recording featuring Sir Malcolm Sargent leading the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has made the list! “Scrubbing up under expert technological ablutions, the RPO under Sargent sounds simply electrifying in this […]

Dance! and African Pianism are Textura’s Top Releases of 2022

Canada’s Textura Magazine has released their Top Albums of 2022, and Rebecca Omordia’s African Pianism (#4) and the Minerva Piano Trio’s Dance! (#16) are both in their Top 20 Classical (Instrumental) albums of the year! “No one would seem to be better equipped to present the music of African composers Akin Euba, Ayo Bankole, Christian […]

Serge Koussevitzky Conducts Nominated for 2023 ICMA

SOMM Recordings is thrilled to share that our Serge Koussevitzky Conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra – Live recording has been nominated for a 2023 International Classical Music Award in the Historical Album category! This year’s nominations include many renowned soloists, ensembles, conductors and orchestras as well as a lot of young musicians, many of them […]

Playing for Koussevitzky

SOMM Recordings has released a 2 CD set of two never-before-available live concerts in which Serge Koussevitzky conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony and Sibelius’s 2nd Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall in London in June 1950. As a filler, there is a documentary in which there are never-before-released interviews with London Philharmonic Orchestra and […]

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 […]