Shostakovich: Symphonies 12 & 15 (Chandos)

Well played and well engineered but lacking character [NB]

Brodsky encores CHAN20230

Brodsky Quartet – Golden Oldies (Chandos)

A highly diverting selection of lighter pieces to celebrate the Brodsky Quartet’s fifty-year anniversary [RMo]

Howells Orchestral Vol2 Hickox Chandos CHAN9557

Howells: Orchestral Works (Chandos)

Rare works in very fine performances, and a superb warm recording [HC]

Rubbra: The Jade Mountain (Chandos)

The first opportunity to find on one disc Rubbra’s complete songs from a period of over fifty years [GH]

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (Chandos)

Beautiful playing compromised by excessive restraint in the final two movements [RMo]

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Music for Strings (Chandos)

An absolutely outstanding disc containing some of the best of English string music [EJW]

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano) Befreit: A Soul Surrendered (Chandos)

A very rewarding album, including songs by two unjustly neglected composers [JQ]

Alwyn syms CHAN94293

Alwyn: Symphonies 1-5 (Chandos)

Lively interpretations that steer well clear of the routine [RB]

Jarvi In Concert Estonian NSO CHAN20262

Neeme Järvi (conductor) In Concert (Chandos)

For the conductor’s fans only [SV]

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) A most impressive album [IL]

Rubbra: The Jade Mountain (Chandos)

Rubbra’s overlooked songs recorded in sympathetic performances [JW]

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Stravinsky: Violin & Piano (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) An unexpectedly wide range of memorable repertoire in colourful and personally characterised performances [LF]

Arnold: Orchestral Works (Chandos)

A great way to fill the gaps in one’s Malcolm Arnold collection with these superb performances and sound LW]

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Bax: Film Music (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) Bax’s discomfort with the medium of film music shows through [IL]

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Music for Strings (Chandos)

Superb playing and engineering; any reservations will centre upon the desirability of the programme [RMo]

Jongen preludes CHAN20264

Jongen: Preludes (Chandos)

A valuable recording of neglected repertoire [DC]

Arnold orchestral CHAN20152

Arnold: Orchestral Works (Chandos)

A superb overview of Arnold’s music from light to dark with a definitive concerto performance [NB]

Stravinsky symphonies CHSA5315

Stravinsky: Symphonies (Chandos)

Superb new recordings of the Stravinsky symphonies with worthwhile extras [SB]

Berg violin CHSA5270

Berg: Orchestral works (Chandos)

Superb performances of two major works by Berg and two worthwhile rarities [SB]

VW symphonies CHSA5303

Vaughan Williams: Symphonies (Chandos/Halle)

Two very highly accomplished sets, either of which any listener would be happy with, but ultimately my heart belongs to the Chandos box [ST]