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September Releases in the Gramophone Listening Room

James Jolly adds both of our new Charles Villiers Stanford and Elgar releases to his weekly “Listening Room” playlist on Gramophone: “Sir Charles Villiers Stanford’s Seventh String Quartet came as quite a surprise – beautifully constructed (no surprise) but so eloquent and passionate. I’ve always loved Kathryn Rudge’s rich mezzo voice and have long wanted […]

William Vann Writes a Gramophone Guest Blog!

Royal Hospital Chelsea Music Director William Vann has a fabulous new post about his choirs and their new SOMM release, In Remembrance on the Gramophone Magazine website: “November is an important month of the year for anyone connected to the military; November 2018, falling 100 years after the Armistice that ended the First World War, […]

José Serebrier Conducts Granados Nominated for Latin GRAMMY!

José Serebrier and the Concerto Málaga String Orchestra have been nominated for a 2018 Latin GRAMMY® Award for Best Classical Album! Serebrier Conducts Granados This delightful disc of Spanish music arranged for strings and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Enrique Granados, was recorded by legendary conductor José Serebrier and Concerto Málaga String Orchestra founded in […]

Happy Birthday Peter Donohoe

SOMM Recordings sends warmest congratulations to Peter Donohoe – a “lion of the keyboard” and “one of our greatest home-grown performers” – on his 65th birthday. A some-time pupil of Derek Wyndham, Alexander Goehr, Olivier Messiaen, Yvonne Loriod and Vlado Perlemuter, Peter began his career as a timpanist with the BBC Philharmonic but came to […]

Valerie Tryon awarded the Order of Canada in New Year’s Honours

We are delighted to announce that Valerie Tryon has been awarded one of the highest civilian honours by the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette. The honour has been awarded in recognition of her international career as a pianist along with her contributions as an educator and builder of classical music culture. Explore Valerie’s recordings […]

Musicweb 2017 Recordings of the Year

We are absolutely thrilled that three of our albums have been selected for Musicweb International’s Recordings of the Year 2017! All three albums are available on CD and download now and you can read more about the awards here. Shop Now Shop Now Shop Now

Elgar Remastered – Sunday Times 100 Best Records

Elgar Remastered makes the Sunday Times 100 Best Records of the Year! “I thought this album was strictly for nerds. Then the tears sprang to my eyes.” Norman Lebrecht This extraordinary album is available to buy or download here: Shop Now

Behind the scenes!

Watch an exclusive behind the scenes video about our new album with Clèlia Iruzun, Jac van Steen and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Shop Now

Nathan Williamson: How a tiny masterpiece by Lou Harrison changed my life

I first came across Lou Harrison’s music when a first-year undergrad, being tasked with deciphering by ear the first movement of his Concerto for Flute and Percussion. It’s one of those ingenious movements of about two minutes duration which you can literally fit on a postcard – there’s this simple flute dance thing, and a […]

Two treasure troves of Elgar’s music

SOMM Recordings are proud to present two sets of historic recordings of the music of Sir Edward Elgar. Elgar Remastered is a four-CD set of valuable pressings from Sir Edward Elgar’s personal library that contains virtually the complete 1928 studio sessions of the Cello Concerto with Beatrice Harrison as well as many unused takes of […]