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  • Le choix de France Musique award
  • Le choix de France Musique award Diapason Découverte award
  • Le choix de France Musique award
  • Choc Classica award
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    A Fancy Bor Zuljan
    Diapason Or award Choc Classica award
  • Le choix de France Musique award
  • Elu citizen jazz award
  • ffff Télérama award Le choix de France Musique award
  • Diamant Opera Magazine award
  • Klara Ordeel award
  • Opus 111 João Barradas
    CHoc JazzMag award
  • Diapason Or award Le choix de France Musique award Choc Classica award Cle ResMusica award
    "Gens's performances are as spellbinding as ever. It's hard to think of another singer working today who is more compelling in this repertory, with every word crystal clear and every nuance of the text perfectly inflected."
    The Guardian
    "In the last decade, she has released several albums exploring the French mélodie, repertoire that is the focus of this wonderful new release. It is music that perfectly suits Gens’ sensuous tone and interpretive insight."
    The Classic Review
  • Diapason Or award JOKER CRESCENDO (plus récent) award
    "Top-class Vivaldi music-making."
    Gramophone
    "Top-class Vivaldi music-making."
    Gramophone
  • Diamant Opera Magazine award Klara Ordeel award
    "The playing of Le Banquet Céleste is exceptional throughout."
    Early Music World
    "Le Banquet Céleste communicate the conflicts – musical, ethical, theatrical – of Stradella’s San Giovanni Basttista – with tremendous insight and expressive skill. Stradella’s irrepressible defiance of convention, in art as in life, both surprises and delights. "
    Opera Today
  • TROPHEES RADIO CLASSIQUE award
    "Album of the Week: Here’s a real gem ... Leleux leads the SCO’s crack wind soloists in a sprightly account of the Gounod and has a delicious way with the Bizet pieces ..."
    The Sunday Times, 23 February 2020
    "5* - François Leleux and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra secure a suitably exuberant and boisterous performance in Bizet and Gounod."
    Mail on Sunday, 5 April 2020
  • Diapason Or award
    "Plamena Nikitassova is a sympathetic interpreter well versed in the particular demands of this repertoire and the effective means of enlivening it. Her intonation is impeccable and her ability to sustain our interest in the many subtleties of the music is rewarding."
    BBC Music Magazine
    "This excellent recording by Plamena Nikitassova reveals the enormous talents of this adventurous composer."
    Andrew Benson-Wilson Blog
  • Klara Ordeel award
    "This is where Christoph Rousset’s new reading is unwaveringly focused, lovingly nurtured over time with its studied control of texture and dissonance, and allowing the exquisitely matched Sandrine PIau and Christopher Lowrey the freedom to inhabit Pergolesi’s quicksilver repository of sensuality and colour."
    Gramophone
    "The big strength of the new recording is French soprano Sandrine Piau. She catches the voluptuous sadness of the slow movements and the hectic intensity of the faster ones, within an overall tone of graceful, chaste beauty. [...] If you want a modern version with a good clean sound and period style, this is among the best"
    The Telegraph
  • Choc Classica award
    "What is startling about this performance, however, is its combination of sheer mastery with a dazzling textural clarity. The Gothenburg orchestra has this music in their DNA, and it’s one of Rouvali’s many strengths that he knows how to bring out the best from his players and the music while knowing when to not get in the way. At the same time, he achieves fabulous transparency through natural means, without any unnecessary spotlighting or knob-twiddling."
    Europadisc
    "The Gothenburg players’ performance, beautifully balanced and characterfully coloured, is powerfully cogen"
    The Sunday Times
  • GRAMOPHONE Editor's Choice award Klara Ordeel award
    "The rising chromatic choruses of part two, as the crowd calls for crucifixion, are absolutely electrifying, while the chorales, mostly done quietly and simply, are moments of wistful personal reflection amid the tumult. "
    The Guardian, February 2020
    "From the pounding, grinding opening chorus onwards, this is a completely gripping picture of the Passion story. [...] The rising chromatic choruses of part two, as the crowd calls for crucifixion, are absolutely electrifying, while the chorales, mostly done quietly and simply, are moments of wistful personal reflection amid the tumult. [...] Herreweghe’s choir Collegium Vocale Gent, replenished over the years, is ever fresh and precise."
    The Guardian, February 2020
  • Diapason Or award Choc Classica award Prix Caecilia award
    "What is remarkable is the uniformly high quality of the performances. Everyone is a virtuoso and a fine musician too. There are no weaknesses. The recorded sound is very fine too. It is unusual to assemble so many people who all maintain such high standards."
    American Record Guide
  • Presto Classical Editor's Choice award
    "Ravishingly good voice throughout, the American mezzo is fully alive to the abandoned Cretan princess’s every shift in mood on these three very different depictions of Arianna, and the players of Arcangelo match her involvement every step of the way; it’s a rare treat to hear Haydn’s setting in full orchestral clothing, the post-coital languor of the opening minutes and the heroine’s mounting anxiety as she witnesses Teseo’s departure coming across especially vividly."
    Presto Classical
    "The playing of Arcangelo under Jonathan Cohen is typically high-quality, and often heartbreakingly attendant to the drama. This is a lovely programme, expertly performed and full of touching feeling and imagination."
    Gramophone
  • Klara Ordeel award
    "The WDRs (please permit me this foreshortening) offer penetrating, likeable accounts of the two big works here which benefit from Alpha’s warm and spacious recording (…) It wraps up a splendid disc."
    Music Web International
  • Diamant Opera Magazine award
    "Anybody wanting these two pieces together need not hesitate in investing in these splendid new versions from Lionel Meunier and his team"
    Gramophone
    "While La Descente has already been recorded several times, the Orphée of 1684 is a rarity and a magnificent discovery."
    Records International
  • CHoc JazzMag award
  • Le choix de France Musique award Choc Classica award
    "Gatto and Libeer seem of one mind, a mind focused on lyrical beauty. (…) What makes a recording worth knowing is that it offers something unique, something not found in quite the same way on other recordings, and I find that here."
    Fanfare
  • Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik award Diamant Opera Magazine award
    "Hervé Niquet is an exceptional advocate for the work. The Gardiner performance has the excitement of a surprising new discovery about it; Niquet builds on that excitement, I think, and performs the work with fervour. The Gardiner recording still has a key place in the Berlioz discography but this newcomer ranks proudly alongside it."
    MusicWeb International
    "It’s better than Gardiner."
    American Record Guide
  • JOKER CRESCENDO (plus récent) award
  • GRAMOPHONE Editor's Choice award
    "In the F minor Sonata, Goerner’s awareness of the architecture and ambition of the whole piece fields evident throughout, while the Variations possess a deep sense of the musicality within the virtuosity. [...] In Goerner’s hands, the Paganini Variations […] becomes an exploration of the piano’s expressive and sonorous potential.” “Perhaps the highest praise is that, far from being the arduous progress through an obstacle course that the Variations often seem, this performance is a seamless traversal of variegated terrain, effortlessly accomplished, emerging finally as a showcase for artistic finesse rather than technical display."
    Gramophone
    "A performance that balances dazzling virtuosity with exquisite delicacy."
    BBC Music Magazine
  • Le choix de France Musique award Diamant Opera Magazine award Prix Caecilia award
    "Brace yourself for some exquisitely dizzy spells, at the hand of Jupiter," the booklet notes here confidently proclaim. The simple album title Vivaldi is confident in its own way, and indeed, among all the thousands of Vivaldi releases on the market, this one by the chamber group Jupiter stands out."
    Gramophone
  • Choc Classica award Choc Classica 2019 award
  • GRAMOPHONE Editor's Choice award
    "...this is an immaculate, and hugely important, recording. More prizes assuredly await."
    The Herald, 26 October 2019
    "As Samson, Joshua Ellicott navigates the tightrope between opera and oratorio really well... That’s one of the joys of Butt’s new recording, revelling in the dramatic colour of Handel’s imaginative scoring."
    BBC Radio 3 ‘Record Review’, 26 October 2019
  • GRAMOPHONE Editor's Choice award
    "This recording really stands out among the pre-anniversary Beethoven releases for its fine sense of collaborative musicianship."
    Gramophone
    "Soloist Martin Helmchen really brings out the different approaches Beethoven took in these concertos. A sturdy, reliable recording of two great works."
    BBC Music Magazine
  • Diapason Or award Le choix de France Musique award Choc Classica award
  • Rachmaninov / Shostakovich / Denisov Victor Julien-Laferrière
    Le choix de France Musique award
  • ffff Télérama award
    "This is the first recording to do full justice to Le tombeau resplendissant, more accurately played than Chung, more imaginatively voiced than Märkl."
    Gramophone
    "A collection of Messiaen’s shorter orchestral works in fine performances which would make an admirable introduction to the composer [...] this would be a good place for anyone exploring Messiaen to start. I hope we shall hear more Messiaen from Paavo Järvi."
    MusicWeb International