Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
Special Offer
SIG 201
London Chamber Orchestra Live: Rossini/ Mozart/Beethoven
Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
Forum
3 ALBUM DOWNLOADS AT 33% DISCOUNT ...
ALBUMS CHANGE DAILY!!!

Daily Offer
Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
Forum

It's Back! Have your say, anything and everything discussed about the world of Classical Music and The Classical Shop on our brand new forum...
Go To The Forum
Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
Explore

Scores auctioned for BBC Children in Need

A number of composers donated their hand-written manuscripts as part of the charity appeal BBC Children in Need. Included among those are the original sketch by James MacMillan for the main theme in his tone poem The Confession of Isobel Gowdie and the hand-written score by Mark-Anthony Turnage for his controversial opera Anna Nicole. They were auctioned on 13 November 2015.

Music fosters empathy in youngsters

According to recently published research, eight- to nine-year-olds who initially scored low in sympathy and helpfulness, developed those qualities at above-average rates if they took group music lessons for a full school year. Among the key instruments was the ukulele. The report concludes that music ‘fosters social cohesion, cooperation, and a pro-social orientation’.

Record price for a bow

A silver-and-ebony-mounted violin bow by François Xavier Tourte has sold at auction for a record-breaking £192,000.

New home for RSNO

Two years ago the Royal Scottish National Orchestra published plans for a new 600-seat auditorium and rehearsal space at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. It has now been built and the orchestra has just moved in.

Finchcocks to close

The wonderful museum at Finchcocks, a stately home in Kent which houses one of the world’s finest collections of historic keyboard instruments, is to close. The owners, now in their seventies, want to retire. They will keep a number of instruments but the rest will go to auction. The museum will open for its last day on 31 December 2015.

Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
New Release Highlights
NI 5933

Twentieth- century Sonatas for Flute

Every century since the baroque era can lay some claim to having a European ‘golden age’ ...

CHAN 5165

Janácek: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 – Soloists, Choirs, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner

Not only does this ...

GS 0415

Marais 1689

That the viola da gamba music of Marin Marais represents a treasure trove of expressive and technical possibilities is ...

LN 0517

Scattered Ashes – Magnificat

Magnificat’s twenty-fifth anniversary recording, Scattered Ashes, features ...

SIG 445

Time and Its Passing

The Rodolfus Choir returns to disc on Signum with a stunning new collection of choral works drawn from ...

GM 7421

Fritz Brun: Symphony No. 8 – Bratislava Symphony Orchestra / Adriano

In recent years, the widely acclaimed series of recordings of the ...

NA 9817

Roberto Sierra: Sinfonia No. 3 / Boriken / El Baile / Beyond the Silence of Sorrow

The sonic colour and distinctive ...

DK 0636

Bruhns and Scheidemann: Organ Works

This recording features a collection of magnificent pieces from one of the golden ages of organ music, ...

Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
Newsletter

All the latest highlighted reviews Plus:

  • Concert dates
  • FREE CDMP3 download every month!
  • Exclusive discount vouchers
  • Classical news and more...
Find Out more
Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
New Release Highlights
CHAN 3060
‘The Ring Cycle that Reginald Goodall conducted from 1969 onwards ... remains one of the company’s greatest achievem...
WH 0001
The Wigmore’s “live” label gets off to a cracking start with another scorching set of Nash Ensemble’s performances of...
Classic FM Magazine
WH 0002
Whether he sings or speaks, Allen’s ability to penetrate meaning is total. Essential for Allen devotees, and a great ...
The Times
WH 0004
Felicity Lott’s wicked way with the lighter range of song – folk songs, cabaret, show tunes, French mélodie – account...
The Times
WH 0004
Lott sings a varied programme with polish, wit and style, giving younger singers stern lessons in diction and enuncia...
The Observer
SIG 080
'some marvelous, original and effective music by a composer who genuinely has something to say....
John Quinn - MusicWeb.com
UK 9055
Draw the curtains and dim the lights. The talented Miss Gomez does not trifle with these songs of the night. Her char...
Hi-Fi News
CHAN 0754
This is period-instrument performance at its best...
American Record Guide