Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
Special Offer
NA 9453
BEVERIDGE: Yizkor Requiem
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 6317

A Tribute to Silvestrov – Vladimir Feltsman

‘The composers featured in this recording all share one characteristic – an ...

CHAN 10879

British Works for Violin and Orchestra – Tasmin Little, BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis

Following their acclaimed Elgar and Moeran ...

TR 1545

Suite from The Great Gatsby; Darkbloom; Closer to My Own Life

The Albany Symphony conducted by David Alan Miller ...

GS 1517

Handel: Duetti e terzetti italiani

Fabio Bonizzoni returns with a further Glossa release dedicated to the chamber vocal output of ...

AV 2344

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, etc. – La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler

Adrian Chandler, who founded the period instrument ensemble ...

DK 0636

Bruhns and Scheidemann: Organ Works

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

SIG 445

Time and Its Passing

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

LN 0402

Bruckner: String Quintet and String Quartet – Fitzwilliam String Quartet

This is the first recording to use gut strings (a set was ...

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 0702
The performance under Bressan is...
WH 0001
The performances here are splendid: there’s no doubting the genuine enthusiasm of the applause at the end of each wor...
Gramophone
WH 0003
Nancarrow’s third string quartet demands and receives astonishing virtuosity, but it is almost child’s play compared ...
Sunday Telegraph
WH 0011
Isokoski sings Morgen with a rapt sense of amorous wonderment, while the ecstatic outpouring of emotion in Cäcilie su...
Sunday Times
SIG 020
a delightful disc, and a treasure trove of pieces that are very rarely heard. 5/5 Sound...
BBC Music Magazine
UK 9078
this is turning out to be a most distinguished and important series...
Gramophone
UK 2010
The outstandingly committed performances present each work in the best possible light...
Gramophone
CHAN 10458
As ever in their Contemporaries of Mozart series, Matthis bamert and the LMP give carefully prepared, well paced perf...
Gramophone