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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 […]

American Record Guide Reviews Medtner in England

American Record Guide’s January/February issue features a wonderful review for Alexander Karpeyev, Natalia Lomeiko, and Theodore Platt’s Medtner in England recording: “Nikolai Medtner (1879–1951) has been with some justice described as a Russian Brahms. Like Brahms’s, his music is serious, well made, and usually “absolute” as opposed to programmatic, and subtly incorporates ethnic elements. His […]

BBC Music Magazine Gives Five Stars to Total Eclipse

The London Handel Players received a Five Star Performance AND Five Star Recording rating for their Total Eclipse: Handel at Home, Vol. 2 release in the December 2023 issue of BBC Music Magazine! “turning period arrangements of Handel opera hits into searingly gorgeous instrumental music.… Making such creations fizz is no easy task, requiring as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Textura Magazine Features African Pianism

“No one would seem to be better equipped to present the music of African composers Akin Euba, Ayo Bankole, Christian Onyeji, David Earl, Fred Onovwerosuoke, J. H. Kwabena Nketia, and Nabil Benabdeljalil than Rebeca Omordia.… Omordia has created something truly special. Not only does she bring attention to figures whose names might be new to […]

Rebeca Omordia’s African Pianism is “Richly Rewarding”

The May issue of Gramophone Magazine features a must-read review of Rebeca Omordia’s new African Pianism recording: “For her fascinating new Somm release, ‘African Pianism’, Nigerian-Romanian pianist Rebecca Omordia has chosen music from three Nigerian composers, Ayo Bankole (1935 76), Akin Euba (1935-2020) and Christian Onyeji (b1967); two Ghanaians, Kwabena Nketia (1921-2019) and Fred Onovwerosuoke […]

John Quinn’s In-depth MusicWeb International Review for Ian King: Music for Gloucester Cathedral

“I should declare an interest at the outset of this review. Towards the end of 2020 I conducted an extensive interview with Ian King and, following on from this, I was asked to write the booklet notes for this CD. Ian King was terminally ill by the time I first became involved in this project […]

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 […]