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CHAN 10784

Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Etc.
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The Chandos label needs no introduction. It is and always has been the company's flagship. The label now boasts over 1500 titles which cover the length and breadth of the musical spectrum.

Quite apart from the quality of performances and sound for which Chandos is renowned, the company has pioneered the idea of the 'series' which allows a composer's work to be appreciated through a range of recordings: such series include the Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Dvorák Symphonies & Tone Poems, Strauss Tone Poems, Prokofiev Symphonies & Concertos, Parry Symphonies, Tippett Symphonies, the Respighi cycle and, of course, the mammoth Walton edition.

In 1994 Chandos launched the New Direction series. The repertoire presented is contemporary and in some cases avant garde with composers such as Nørgård, Schnittke, Tavener, Leifs and Yoshimatsu represented. Such composers have a crossover appeal to the larger market place. Chandos will now develop the series to explore contemporary music in its many forms.


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CHAN 10078
Rachmaninov
Piano Concertos 1-4/ Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

'Wild is a 'larger than life' pianist, one who can spin out a lyrical line and use romantic gestures without ever soundi...
CHAN 10088
Shostakovich
Ballet Suites Nos 1-5/ Festive Overture/ Suite from 'Katerina Ismailova'

'I've heard no conductor handle this music better than Järvi… These are vibrant, colourful, incisive performances of col...
CHAN 10132
Bax
Piano Music

'If you've been attracted to Bax by Chandos' recent series of the symphonies (CHAN 10122(5)), you'll find this a fascina...
CHAN 10144
Debussy
Complete Works for Orchestra

…recordings which generally represent the state of the art. There are excellent soloists in the concertante works. The...
CHAN 10142
Ravel
Complete Works for Solo Piano

The Canadian pianist, Louis Lortie, gives an impressive account… throughout the whole set his playing is elegant, virile...
CHAN 10116
Stanford
Six Irish Rhapsodies

"...superb performances and recording."

The Penguin Guide - 1000 Greatest Classical Recordi...

CHAN 10199
Strauss, R
Symphonic Poems, Vol. 1

'The production is superb - and the performances range from the acceptable ( a rather portly Don Juan) to the first-rate...
CHAN 10194
Harty
Complete Orchestral Works

"...The performances are excellent, and thev ery appealing Variations on a Dublin Air and Harty’s...