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Peter Donohoe’s Mozart Sonatas in Classical Music Magazine

“Peter Donohoe imagines the choice of Mozart’s solo piano works for his latest recording on SOMM will surprise many, although it is a project evolved over a lifetime, as well as being triggered by a snap decision. ‘I realise that I tend not to be associated with this repertoire, partly because I have tended to […]

Remembering John Joubert

I spent Tuesday evening thinking so much about John Joubert after learning of his passing; the times we spent together, what he said, his wonderful amused chuckle (I always used to make him laugh) and what he meant to me, to all of us, both as a composer of the most sublime music and also […]

Gramophone is moved by “In Remembrance”

“As a chorister in the 1960s I can still remember the lines of the British Legion who would parade up to the village church and the war memorial to hear the names of the dead read out. My memories of those chilly, solemn November Sunday mornings are still vivid. They were occasions charged with deep […]

Parry Vol. 3 is Sarah Fox and Roderick Williams at the Top of their Game

“Gems abound on this third and final volume in what has been a most enterprising survey, and I’m happy to report that, as on previous instalments, Sarah Fox and Roderick Williams are at the top of their game throughout. … We are offered no fewer than nine settings of poems by Parry’s fellow student at […]

International Piano Reviews Cordelia Williams’ Bach & Pärt Recording

The January/February 2019 issue of International Piano has a Five-Star review for Cordelia Williams‘ new Piano Music by J.S. Bach and Arvo Pärt recording: “This is a superb concept, enhanced by Michael Quinn’s fascinating notes. Both Bach and Pärt share a religious aspect and concision of expression. The sheer clarity of Williams’ Bach — two […]

Christmas With SOMM

SOMM is celebrating the holiday season with a new playlist of selected tracks from our selection of Christmas recordings – including our new release The Darkest Midnight from Papagena! Listen on Spotify and explore the albums below:

MusicWeb International 2018 Recordings of the Year

MusicWeb International critics have released their 2018 Recordings of the Year nominees, and we’re excited to share that the Londinium Chamber Choir’s The Gluepot Connection received two nominations (1 of only 8 with that distinction), and our Celeste release of Rubbra’s Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 recorded by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Adrian […]

SOMM Receives 2019 ICMA Nomination!

Clélia Iruzun, Jac van Steen, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s recording of Mignone & Albeniz Piano Concertos has been nominated in the “Assorted Programs” category of the 2019 International Classical Music Awards! To celebrate, you can save 20% on the CD and Downloads through Christmas!  

Elgar Orchestral Songs in November 2018 Gramophone

Explore “…Dutch baritone Henk Neven and mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge… are excellently supported in turn by Barry Wordsworth and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Liverpool-born Rudge is in refulgent voice for the darkly passionate Op 60 diptych of 1910, while it’s hard to imagine more sheerly beguiling renderings of either ‘The Wind at Dawn’ (1888) or ‘Pleading’ […]