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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]