Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

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The Telegraph Celebrates SOMM’s 25th Anniversary!

Simon Heffer celebrates SOMM’s 25th Anniversary with an article titled “In classical music, there’s one label I can always count on” in The Telegraph: “One of the glories of classical music today is Somm Recordings. Established in 1995 and celebrating its silver jubilee, Somm has concentrated on discovering and rediscovering British composers, while also producing […]

Mark Bebbington Favourites

Mark Bebbington has put together a new playlist of some of his favourite works from his SOMM discography for our SOMM Spotify Channel! Listen now to “Mark Bebbington Favourites”! Explore Mark Bebbington’s full discography on SOMM:

In Memory of Jennifer Bate

Jennifer Bate – November 11, 1944 – March 25, 2020In loving memory of a consummate artist and a true friend.—Siva Oke, SOMM Recordings British concert organist Jennifer Bate died of cancer on 25 March. Having been a friend and colleague for nearly 40 years, I was deeply saddened to hear the news. I keenly remember the […]

SOMM Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence

Founding SOMM in 1995 felt like a kind of homecoming after a long and fascinating journey through music study and performance, family life and the record industry, all closely interwoven. The SOMM logo of acorns leaves and acorns symbolises strength, the acorn being the seed of the mighty oak. My late husband Keith drew it […]

Gramophone Spotlights Charles Villiers Stanford

Gramophone Magazine’s October 2019 issue profiles the Charles Villiers Stanford Musical Revival and features SOMM’s recent and upcoming recordings of his string quartets with the Dante Quartet and the upcoming release of Stanford’s opera “The Travelling Companion”. “The recording of The Travelling Companion gives us a unique opportunity to hear a side of Stanford’s musical […]

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 […]