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Britain's premier, independent classical music label, Chandos, is on sale now at ArkivMusic!

The label's recordings of core repertoire works and neglected musical gems is almost unparalleled in scope. The performances are compelling and authoritative, the recorded sound stunning and vivid.

Below are a few recently released highlights from Chandos:

Granados: Piano Works / Xiayin Wang
Both books of Goyescas are essentially sensual and/or passionate love poems, something that she conveys with sensitivity and obvious affection.
$13.99 – New Release

Walton: Viola Concerto, Sonata for Strings, Partita / Gardner, BBC Symphony
The contrast between the modernism of his Viola Concerto and the relaxed brilliance of the Partita is striking. Most evident in the Sonata is his characteristic vein of restless unease that runs through most of his output.
$14.99 – (Hybrid SACD) – New Release

Brahms: Violin Sonatas / Little, Lane
Standing among the summits of the genre, his three published Sonatas for Violin & Piano radiant effusiveness and romanticism in that they call for great virtuosity as well as empathy from both instruments equally.
$13.99 – New Release

Elgar: Falstaff / Williams, Davis, BBC Philharmonic
A Gramophone Editor's Choice! The Falstaff performance evinces a strength of purpose, emotional candor, and meticulous attention to detail. In an attractive selection of orchestral songs, Roderick Williams is at his eloquent best. (Audiovisual clips)
$14.99 – (Hybrid SACD) – New Release

Brahms: Complete Works for Solo Piano / Douglas
He comes fully alive throughout the C Major Sonata performance. The pianist's serious demeanour captures the composer's uncompromising side; yet there's a sense of flow that makes the intermezzos generous and warm.
$42.99 – (6 CDs) – New Release

Antheil: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 / Storgards, BBC Philharmonic
A Gramophone Editor's Choice! The conductor revels in the idiosyncrasies of the symphonies, revealing a wealth of expressive detail never heard before. A brilliant recording all around, and an important one. (Audiovisual clip)
$13.99 – 2017 Release

Bacewicz: Piano Quintets, Quartet for 4 Violins, Quartet for 4 Cellos / Silesian Quartet
This rare program is one full of contrast and individuality. The two unusual quartet formations and the two piano quintets form an integral element of her output in the field of chamber music. Also available: Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets
$13.99 – New Release

Latin Winds / Rundell, Heron / RNCM Wind Orchestra
The two late scores for winds by Villa-Lobos heard here have come to be recognized for their mastery of band idioms, and for their innovations in terms of texture and harmony.
$13.99 – New Release

View all of our featured titles from Chandos, or browse the entire Chandos catalog while the sale is on. (Sale ends at midnight ET May 1.)

As always, thank you for your support and love of classical music.