Friday, 28 January 2011

Congratulations to Emma Kirkby

The Classical Shop would like to congratulate Dame Emma Kirkby who in an audience at Buckingham Palace later this year will receive the Queen’s annual Medal for Music. The medal is awarded each year to performers who have had a ‘major influence on the musical life of the nation’. For a list of all Emma Kirkby’s recordings available from The Classical Shop, please click here.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

2011 BBC Music Magazine Awards

This year's nominations for the BBC Music Magazine Awards have been announced and in the Opera category the Hallé label has its splendid recording of Wagner's Götterdämmerung HL 7525.
In the Orchestral section the LSO has Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet and in the same category Chandos Records have their recording of Bartok's Piano Concertos on CHAN 10610

The Choral section has a nomination for the Signum label for their excellent recording of Poulenc's Figure Humaine

All of these nominated albums can be found on the Classical Shop and we would like to take this opportunity to wish the nominees Good Luck. If you would like to vote for your favourites please do so here

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Tonight exclusive Chandos artist, bassoonist Karen Geoghegan will perform at the Bridgewater Hall and this will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from 7 pm tonight. This should be a splendid performance and if you enjoy it and would like to explore more of this talented young artist's work then take a look at her discography on the Classical Shop

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Today sees the last of BBC Radio 3 'Mozart the Genius' programmes, one of the first pieces featuring in the music of Mozart's last will be his Horn Concerto No 1 in D, a recording of this work and the other three Horn concertos can be found on the Nimbus label NI 5104  Later this evening in the 'Performance on 3' show, my own personal favourite Mozart work Requiem in D will be featured. The Classical Shop has several versions of this wonderful work available, so why not take a look at what we have to offer and choose your own favourite.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Continuing with their expolration of the music of Mozart, BBC Radio 3 will be playing Piano Trio in C, K548 this afternoon. The classical shop can offer a version of this piece on  the Signum label SIG 081

Then much later in their 'Through the Night" section two piano sonatas will be played, the first one in A, K332 and the next one will be Piano Sonata in D, K576 both of which can be found on the Avie Label.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Part of tonights performance on the Mozart programme broadcast by  BBC Radio 3 will be Die Zauberflote K620 and we have a version of this on the Naxos label NU6030 or if you would prefer to own a copy this opera in English, the Classical Shop has this on it Opera in English Label CHAN 3121  

Later on tonight in their 'Play Mozart for Me' programme Radio 3 will also feature Symphony No 28 K200

Friday, 7 January 2011

This morning as part of its The Genius of Mozart programme BBC Radio 3 played Mozart's  Flute Quartet in D, K285 and the Albany label has a version of this piece.

The lunch-time programme plans to feature his Symphony No 31 and the ARTS label has an excellent version of thison the classical shop. If you love the Flute and Harp concerto in C, K299 which is also due to be played this has been recorded by the GIft of Music label.

Tonight part of their programme will include Mozarts Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat K595 and this appears on the Chandos recording CHAN 9137 and on the Guild Historical label GH 2228

Thursday, 6 January 2011

BBC Radio 3 will be playing Mozart's Mass in C minor today as part of their feature on the music of Mozart. if you enjoyed this work why not try CORO's recording