|A selection of recent releases by our artists:
London Winds' superb recording of Ligeti's music for winds is now available as part of the Ligeti edition of Sony Classical (SK62309).
Personal handwritten inscription to Michael Collins: "As always, it was a joy to work with you and the WINDS, and the result gorgeous... the Quintets are excellent... I'm grateful and thrilled. Warmest thanks for wonderful playing." Gyorgy Ligeti
March 1998 sees Robert Cohen's latest release for Decca International: Morton Feldman's Cello Concerto with Michael Tilson-Thomas and the New World Symphony. This release complements Cohen's British Music Series for Decca which continues later this year with the release of Britten's Cello Symphony with Roger Norrington and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Earlier releases of Elgar, Walton, Bliss concertos and Britten Solo Suites have been superbly reviewed.
The Chilingirian Quartet have just released a superb disc of Shostakovich, Borodin and Dvorak on the BMG/Classics FM label. EMI recently re-released their much loved recording of the Schubert Quintet in C, and the Quartet are currently recording Chausson and d'Indy for Hyperion.
The second installment of Richard Goode's critically-acclaimed Mozart concerti project with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is due to be released by Nonesuch in April (K 271 & 503). The first volume (K 456 & 466), released last season, was chosen as "Record of the Year" by Stereo Review and nominated for a Grammy Award. In the April Stereo Review's "Best of the Month" his new Chopin recital disc is described as "absolutely magical... delivered with the combination of fastidiousness, expressiveness and faithfulness to the idiom of the composer that have characterized this pianist's Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert."
Exclusive to Chandos Records, Matthias Bamert has recently added a second disc of the symphonies of Robert Gerhard and the eighth volume of his acclaimed Contemporaries of Mozart series to his extensive discography. Upcoming releases include his third disc of Korngold (May).
Heinrich Schiff's recording of both Brahms Cello Sonatas with Gerhard Oppitz was released earlier this year by Philips. "For me the pick of recent recordings is the new Schiff-Oppitz coupling... [they] create precisely the sort of sound world that Brahms envisaged... a fine balance of head and heart." Gramophone