Classical

Journey to Aldeburgh - Chamber Domaine

"Very well worth exploring" said the Guardian about this collection of rarely heard pieces of music. The music on the album includes 'There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook' and 'The Moon'.

Journey to Aldeburgh: Young Britten CD review exuberant and well worth exploring

Even after the intense scrutiny of every facet of Britten’s music that was generated by last year’s centenary, works that have gone unheard for more than half a century are still being prised out of the Aldeburgh archives.

James Gilchrist and Florilegium explore Bach and his influences

Florilegium and tenor James Gilchrist give intelligent and engaging performances of music by Bach and his contemporaries including some repertoire unfairly neglected in today's concert halls. 

Muhly: Two Boys CD review inventive but impossibly arch opera from NY Met

Appleby/Petersen/Coote/Metropolitan Opera/Robinson (Nonesuch, 2CDs) Continue reading...

10 of the best: metal meets classical

We celebrate Halloween by turning to the dark side with our pick of the 10 best heavy metal covers of classical tunes.

Rossini: Overtures - Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Bringing together all of the best Rossini opera overtures, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Antonio Pappano's recording has been described as " full of charm, grace and perky vitality" by the Telegraph.

Haydn: String Quartets: Volume 1 - Doric String Quartet

"The spirit and stylistic understanding that the Doric brings to this music is a constant joy", said the Telegraph about this latest album from the Doric String Quartet. Already the quartet have produced a number of acclaimed albums on Chandos and are

Home Sweet Home Tour - Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins will be heading off on tour from February next year. The announcement of the 21 dates comes as she releases her brand new album 'Home Sweet Home'. Her live shows will feature songs from the new album as well as favourites from across her

Haydn: String Quartets Op 20, Doric String Quartet, review: 'miraculous'

The spirit and stylistic understanding that the Doric brings to this music is a constant joy, says Geoffrey Norris.

Rossini: Overtures, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, cond Antonio Pappano, review: 'full of charm'

There is a finesse and musical discretion aplenty in the way Antonio Pappano shapes Rossini's lines, says Geoffrey Norris.