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Gramophone Sighs With Pleasure for Beethoven Plus, Volume One

Gramophone critic Andrew Farach-Colton reviews Krysia Osostowicz and Daniel Tong’s Beethoven Plus, Volume One recording in the September issue of Gramophone Magazine: “Osostowicz and Tong’s interpretative style – patient, affectionate, warmly conversational, sensitive to harmonic detail – reminds me of Schneiderhan and Kempff’s classic mid-’50s set.…these are thoroughly engaging performances. The whole of Op 12 […]

An Enthusiastic Gramophone Review for The Glory and the Dream

Andrew Achenbach offers an “enthusiastic” welcome to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir’s new The Glory and the Dream recording in the September issue of Gramophone Magazine: “What an extraordinarily versatile and accomplished figure was Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012). As both performer and composer he possessed richly communicative gifts, and his sizeable output evinces an […]

New Playlist: SOMM Gems from the Catalogue

‘SOMM enchanted evening!’ Just a small selection of gems from our extensive catalogue. To view all our playlists please click here to follow us on Spotify.

Happy Birthday Peter Donohoe

SOMM Recordings sends warmest congratulations to Peter Donohoe – a “lion of the keyboard” and “one of our greatest home-grown performers” – on his 65th birthday. A some-time pupil of Derek Wyndham, Alexander Goehr, Olivier Messiaen, Yvonne Loriod and Vlado Perlemuter, Peter began his career as a timpanist with the BBC Philharmonic but came to […]

Valerie Tryon awarded the Order of Canada in New Year’s Honours

We are delighted to announce that Valerie Tryon has been awarded one of the highest civilian honours by the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette. The honour has been awarded in recognition of her international career as a pianist along with her contributions as an educator and builder of classical music culture. Explore Valerie’s recordings […]

Musicweb 2017 Recordings of the Year

We are absolutely thrilled that three of our albums have been selected for Musicweb International’s Recordings of the Year 2017! All three albums are available on CD and download now and you can read more about the awards here. Shop Now Shop Now Shop Now

Elgar Remastered – Sunday Times 100 Best Records

Elgar Remastered makes the Sunday Times 100 Best Records of the Year! “I thought this album was strictly for nerds. Then the tears sprang to my eyes.” Norman Lebrecht This extraordinary album is available to buy or download here: Shop Now

Behind the scenes!

Watch an exclusive behind the scenes video about our new album with Clèlia Iruzun, Jac van Steen and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Shop Now

Nathan Williamson: How a tiny masterpiece by Lou Harrison changed my life

I first came across Lou Harrison’s music when a first-year undergrad, being tasked with deciphering by ear the first movement of his Concerto for Flute and Percussion. It’s one of those ingenious movements of about two minutes duration which you can literally fit on a postcard – there’s this simple flute dance thing, and a […]

Two treasure troves of Elgar’s music

SOMM Recordings are proud to present two sets of historic recordings of the music of Sir Edward Elgar. Elgar Remastered is a four-CD set of valuable pressings from Sir Edward Elgar’s personal library that contains virtually the complete 1928 studio sessions of the Cello Concerto with Beatrice Harrison as well as many unused takes of […]