Best of Chandos

Our Best of Chandos sale includes 16 specially chosen titles, featured below, that are among our favorite Chandos releases of 2020 and 2021. All are on sale now for a limited time.

Note: All Chandos SACDs are Hybrid SACDs, playable on standard CD as well as SACD-compatible players.

(Sale ends at midnight ET, 6/22/21.)

Release Date: 2/5/2021
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 1
Conductor: John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sinfonia of London

Here in the Bridge Lament is a prime example of the heartfelt precision and beauty of tone that typifies John Wilson’s Sinfonia of London. His way with strings has come a long way from Hollywood – but the lustre is inescapable.

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Release Date: 6/5/2020
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 1

Bavouzet’s keen intelligence and pristine musicianship are evident throughout. In Hummel’s overtly virtuoso Op. 20 Sonata, Bavouzet’s focus is on its extraordinary pathos and startlingly original formal procedures.

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Release Date: 2/5/2021
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Franz Schubert

Roderick Williams and his accompanist Iain Burnside have accomplished a distinctive Winterreise that stands out from the dozens or hundreds of others on the marketplace. The label's always superb engineering here reaches the level of ideal.

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Release Date: 1/22/2021
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 21

Grainger emerges as far more than pretty, cosy or genteel; more a case of romantic, folksy, dangerous, exultant, tumultuous and, yes, sentimental. Glorious. It’s difficult to imagine any competition for this uniquely cornucopiac edition.

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Release Date: 9/4/2020
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 2
Conductor: Edward Gardner

Stuart Skelton has found in his vocalization of the title role a well-judged mixture of obsessive professional (sometimes rough) fisherman and troubled, confused, and persecuted outsider. An exciting, committed, necessary and brilliantly recorded version for our times.

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Release Date: 3/27/2020
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 1
Performer: Andrew Haveron
Conductor: John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Violinist Andrew Haveron's sheer endurance at the top of the violin's range in the COncerto's slow movement is especially notable. This very fine release should find a place on the shelves of lovers of Korngold and late, late Romanticism.

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Release Date: 2/5/2021
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Nicolai Medtner

The Russian soprano’s lovely voice soars above the staff with ease She is perfectly partnered by pianist Alexander Karpeyev, a Medtner specialist who would be the ideal artist to create an album of piano music by the prolific Medtner.

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Release Date: 5/1/2020
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 1

These are dedicated and insightful performances. None of these pieces are well known, yet these gifted artists create the impression of having been playing them for years.

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Release Date: 8/28/2020
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Walter Kaufmann

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Release Date: 10/2/2020
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Eric Coates
Conductor: John Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

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Release Date: 8/7/2020
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Ethel Smyth

Smyth’s haunting musc is beautifully constructed and highly evocative. The New York City-based Experiential Orchestra and Chorus both perform with luscious tone and poise. James Blachly’s leadership brings the work’s lyricism to the forefront.

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Release Date: 1/8/2021
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 1
Performer: Ivan Ilic

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Release Date: 11/6/2020
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 1
Performer: Louis Lortie

At moments on this disc, a seasoned sort of beauty takes hold of our ears, wherein a keyboard’s conjuring casts an airy, aural spell. In the battle of dark and light, Lortie’s own brand of luminescence wins out every time.

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Release Date: 7/3/2020
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 2
Composer: William Alwyn
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alwyn’s orchestral writing is always characterful, his vocal lines are unfailingly singable. Anna Patalong as Julie nailed her character’s dangerously unhinged brittleness from the start. Benedict Nelson as Jean sings his role with tremendous verve.

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Release Date: 11/6/2020
Label: Chandos
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Paul Ben-Haim
Performer: John Bradbury
Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

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