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Daniel Tong on Beethoven’s Inspiration for Modern Composers

In 2014, Krysia Osostowicz and I were working on the cycle of 10 Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano, on that kind of musical high that comes from immersion in the depths of fathomless art. We began talking about what we could do to mark out our cycle from the many that have come before; […]

Peter Donohoe on the Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcast

Peter Donohoe joined the Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcast for an hour-long discussion about his latest SOMM release of Mozart Piano Sonatas and much more! Listen now:

Remembering John Joubert

I spent Tuesday evening thinking so much about John Joubert after learning of his passing; the times we spent together, what he said, his wonderful amused chuckle (I always used to make him laugh) and what he meant to me, to all of us, both as a composer of the most sublime music and also […]

Christmas With SOMM

SOMM is celebrating the holiday season with a new playlist of selected tracks from our selection of Christmas recordings – including our new release The Darkest Midnight from Papagena! Listen on Spotify and explore the albums below:

MusicWeb International 2018 Recordings of the Year

MusicWeb International critics have released their 2018 Recordings of the Year nominees, and we’re excited to share that the Londinium Chamber Choir’s The Gluepot Connection received two nominations (1 of only 8 with that distinction), and our Celeste release of Rubbra’s Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 recorded by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Adrian […]

SOMM Receives 2019 ICMA Nomination!

Clélia Iruzun, Jac van Steen, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s recording of Mignone & Albeniz Piano Concertos has been nominated in the “Assorted Programs” category of the 2019 International Classical Music Awards! To celebrate, you can save 20% on the CD and Downloads through Christmas!  

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 […]