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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 […]

EuropaDisc Reviews The Hills of Dreamland

Europadisc has a rave new and sale for our The Hills of Dreamland: Elgar Orchestral Songs recording: “Lovers of Elgar’s music have good reason to be thankful to the Somm label for a string of releases in recent years, ranging from rarities to some exceptional restorations of recordings by the composer himself. Now comes another […]

International Piano Magazine Reviews Peter Donohoe’s Stravinsky

International Piano Magazine gives a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review to Peter Donohoe and his Stravinsky: Music for Piano Solo and Piano and Orchestra recording: “Peter Donohoe has a way with Russian piano music, as recent, highly esteemed recordings of Shostakovich, Scriabin and Prokofiev (SOMM) confirm. Here he proves that he is adept with the most mercurial of […]

Musical Opinion Review for Bernstein: Broadway to Hollywood

Bernstein: Broadway to Hollywood is “fully recommended” “2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein – and doesn’t the musical world know it!… Sutherland’s grasp of the musical qualities of each score is impressive. Most notable is the symphonic suite ‘On the Waterfront’, which receives a performance of genuine insight. This is worth […]

First Review for The Hills of Dreamland

Classical Iconoclast offers the first review for our September 2018 release, The Hills of Dreamland — Elgar Orchestral Songs: “Those who have treasured SOMM’s first collection of Elgar songs for voice (with Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Christopher Maltmann, Neal Mackie and Malcolm Martineau) will seek this out, for they make good companion pieces. In any case, there […]

Gramophone Sighs With Pleasure for Beethoven Plus, Volume One

Gramophone critic Andrew Farach-Colton reviews Krysia Osostowicz and Daniel Tong’s Beethoven Plus, Volume One recording in the September issue of Gramophone Magazine: “Osostowicz and Tong’s interpretative style – patient, affectionate, warmly conversational, sensitive to harmonic detail – reminds me of Schneiderhan and Kempff’s classic mid-’50s set.…these are thoroughly engaging performances. The whole of Op 12 […]

An Enthusiastic Gramophone Review for The Glory and the Dream

Andrew Achenbach offers an “enthusiastic” welcome to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir’s new The Glory and the Dream recording in the September issue of Gramophone Magazine: “What an extraordinarily versatile and accomplished figure was Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012). As both performer and composer he possessed richly communicative gifts, and his sizeable output evinces an […]

New Playlist: SOMM Gems from the Catalogue

‘SOMM enchanted evening!’ Just a small selection of gems from our extensive catalogue. To view all our playlists please click here to follow us on Spotify.

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 […]