Landmarks - 40 Years of Chandos (40CD)

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Chandos quickly established itself as one of the world’s leading classical labels. The ‘Chandos Sound’ has become a benchmark for quality, renowned alike among artists and critics around the globe.

From its inception, Chandos has specialised in recording British music, and in bringing lesser-known (and unknown) music to public attention.

Released to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the label, this handsomely packaged 40-disc set comprises 40 complete recordings from Chandos’ extensive catalogue. Each of the four decades is represented, and each recording has been hand-picked by the Managing Director, Ralph Couzens, because it represents a turning point, or ‘Landmark’, in the development of the label.

The forty CDs in this box set have been carefully selected because they represent, each in its own way, the very best of the Chandos catalogue.

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CD1 - Bax: Symphony No. 4, Tintagel (1983)
Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson

Bax: Symphony No. 4

Bax: Tintagel


CD2 - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (1984)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64


CD3 - Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques Nos 1 and 2 (1984)
Borodin Trio

Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.

Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9


CD4 - Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1, Chamber Symphony (1985)
I Musici de Montréal

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet & strings, Op. 35
I Musici de Montréal, Maxim Shostakovich

Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a
Dmitri Shostakovich Jr. (piano), James Thompson (trumpet)
I Musici de Montréal, Yuli Turovsky


CD5 - Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6, Waltz Suite (1985)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111

Prokofiev: Waltz Suite, Op. 110: Nos. 1, 3 & 4


CD6 - Respighi: Belkis, Metamorphoseon (1985)
The Philharmonia, Geoffrey Simon

Respighi: Belkis, Queen of Sheba

Respighi: Metamorphoseon modi XII, theme & variations for orchestra, P. 169


CD7 - Hummel: Piano Concertos in A minor, B minor (1987)
Stephen Hough (piano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Bryden Thomson

Hummel, J: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A minor, Op. 85

Hummel, J: Piano Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 89


CD8 - Handel: Chandos Anthems Nos 1 – 3 (1989)
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

Handel: Chandos Anthem No. 1 'O, be joyful in the Lord', HWV 246

Handel: Chandos Anthem No. 2 'In the Lord put I my trust', HWV 247

Handel: Chandos Anthem No. 3 'Have mercy upon me', HWV 248
Lynne Dawson (soprano), Ian Partridge (tenor), Michael George (bass)


CD9 - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos 1 and 2 (1989)
Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)
Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 129


CD10 - Walton: Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario (1990)
Christopher Plummer (narrator), Celia Nicklin (oboe), Ian Watson (organ)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus, Choristers of Westminster Cathedral, Sir Neville Marriner

Walton: Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario


CD11 - Elgar: Violin Sonata, etc. (1984)
Nigel Kennedy (violin), Peter Pettinger (piano)

Elgar: Salut d'amour, Op. 12

Elgar: Mot d'Amour Op. 13 No. 1

Elgar: In the South (Alassio), Op. 50

Elgar: Sospiri, Op. 70

Elgar: Chanson de Matin, Op. 15 No. 2

Elgar: Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1

Elgar: 6 Very Easy Pieces in the First Position, Op. 22

Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82


CD12 - Black Dyke Mills Band - The Complete Champions (1986)
Black Dyke Mills Band, Major Peter Parkes

Heaton: Contest Music

Lloyd, G: Royal Parks

Vinter: Salute to Youth

McCabe, J: Cloudcatcher Fells


CD13 - The King’s Singers - Original Debut Recording (2003)
The King's Singers

The Peanut Vendor

trad.: Shenandoah

trad.: Cherry Ripe

Gershwin: Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Time Was

trad.: Scarborough Fair

Tchaikovsky: None but the lonely heart, Op. 6 No. 6

trad.: Linstead Market

trad.: The Oak and the ash (A north country lass)

Bacharach: Wives and Lovers

trad.: Blow Away the Morning Dew

Tiomkin: The Green Leaves of Summer (from The Alamo)

Goodwin: What Kind of Things


CD14 - Grainger: In a Nutshell, etc. (1996)
BBC Philharmonic, Richard Hickox

Grainger: 'The Duke of Marlborough' Fanfare

Grainger: Colonial Song

Grainger: English Dance

Grainger: Shepherd's Hey

Grainger: There Were Three Friends

Grainger: Fisher's Boarding House

Grainger: We Were Dreamers

Grainger: Harvest Hymn

Grainger: Blithe Bells

Grainger: Walking Tune

Grainger: In a Nutshell, suite

Grainger: Green Bushes


CD15 - Haydn: Schöpfungsmesse, etc. (1995)
Collegium Musicum 90, Richard Hickox

Haydn: Mass, Hob. XXII:13 in B flat major 'Schöpfungmesse'

Haydn: Mass, Hob. XXII: 3 in G major 'Missa rorate coeli desuper'

Haydn: Schöpfungsmesse - alternative Gloria for Marie Therese


CD16 - Boulanger: Faust et Hélène, etc. (1999)
BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Yan Pascal Tortelier

Boulanger, L: Psalm 24 'La terre appartient a l'Eternel'

Boulanger, L: Faust et Hélène

Boulanger, L: D'un soir triste

Boulanger, L: D'un matin de printemps

Boulanger, L: Psalm 130: 'Du fond de l'abîme'


CD17 - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony, etc. (2001)
London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox

Butterworth, G: The Banks of Green Willow

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 'A London Symphony'
Original 1913 Version


CD18 - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (2008)

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Sarah Connolly (Dido), Gerald Finley (Aeneas), Lucy Crowe (Belinda), Patricia Bardon (Sorceress), William Purefoy (Spirit), Sarah Tynan (2nd Woman), John Mark Ainsley (Sailor), Carys Lane & Rebecca Outram (Witches)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Choir of the Age of Enlightenment, Steven Devine, Elizabeth Kenny

CD19 - Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Spirit of Brazil (2009)
Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Assad, C: Bluezilian

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilena)

Villa-Lobos: Brincadeira

Assad, C: Danças Nativas

Gismonti: Palhaço

Assad, C: Uarekena

Dyens: Brésils

Bellinati: A Furiosa

Gismonti: Memória e Fado


CD20 - Gerald Finley - Great Operatic Arias (2010)

Tchaikovsky: Kto mozhet sravnitsa s Matildoyu moyei (Robert's aria from Iolanta)
sung in English

Weber: Wo berg ich mich? (from Euryanthe)
sung in English

Adams, J: Batter My Heart (from Doctor Atomic)

Verdi: Vanne, la tua meta gia vedo…Credo in un Dio crudel (from Otello)
sung in English

Wagner: Blick ich umher in diesem edlen Kreise (from Tannhäuser)
sung in English


CD21 - Ravel, Debussy, Massenet: Piano Concertos, etc. (2010)
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Debussy: Fantasie for piano and orchestra
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier

Ravel: Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand)
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier

Massenet: Deux Impromptus

Massenet: Toccata

Massenet: Deux Pièces

Massenet: Valse folle


CD22 - Schumann: Three String Quartets, Op. 41 (2011)
Doric String Quartet

Schumann: String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41 No. 1

Schumann: String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41 No. 2

Schumann: String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41 No. 3


CD23 - Ola Gjeilo: Northern Lights (2011)
Phoenix Chorale, Charles Bruffy

Gjeilo: The Ground

Gjeilo: Serenity

Gjeilo: Ubi caritas

Gjeilo: Northern Lights

Gjeilo: Dark Night of the Soul

Gjeilo: The Spheres

Gjeilo: Tota pulchra es

Gjeilo: Prelude

Gjeilo: Phoenix

Gjeilo: Unicornis captivatur

Gjeilo: Evening Prayer


CD24 - Brodsky Quartet - Petits-fours: Favourite Encores (2011)

Sarasate: Danza Española No. 5: Playera Op. 23 No. 1

Falla: Polo (No. 7 from Siete canciones populares españolas )

Falla: Nana (No. 5 from Siete canciones populares españolas)

Sarasate: Danza Española No. 6: Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2

Elgar: Chanson de Matin, Op. 15 No. 2

Elgar: La Capricieuse, Op. 17

Elgar: Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1

Dvorak: Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 No. 7

Schumann: Album for the Young, Op. 68 - excerpts

Kreisler: Caprice Viennois, Op. 2

Mendelssohn: Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2

Godowsky: Triakontameron No. 11 'Alt Wien'

Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15 - excerpts

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales No. 6 in C major

Ravel: Violin Sonata in G major: 2. Blues

Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges: March

Shostakovich: Duet for Two Violins and Piano

Shostakovich: Waltz from Suite for Variety Orchestra

Debussy: Beau Soir


CD25 - Saint-Saëns: Orchestral Works (2011)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

Saint-Saëns: Le Rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31

Saint-Saëns: Phaéton, Op. 39

Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre, Op. 40

Saint-Saëns: La jeunesse d'Hercule, Op. 50

Saint-Saëns: Marche Militaire Francaise

Saint-Saëns: Overture to the opera ‘La Princesse jaune', Op. 30

Saint-Saëns: Une nuit A Lisbonne, Op. 63

Saint-Saëns: Spartacus. Overture for orchestra

Saint-Saëns: Marche du couronnement, Op. 117


CD26 - Ben-Haim: Chamber Works (2013)
ARC Ensemble

Ben-Haim: Piano Quartet, Op. 4

Ben-Haim: Two Landscapes, Op. 27

Ben-Haim: Canzonetta, Op. 34, No. 4

Ben-Haim: Improvisation and Dance, Op. 30

Ben-Haim: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 31a


CD27 - Xiayin Wang: American Piano Concertos (2013)
Xiayin Wang (piano)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian

Barber: Piano Concerto Op. 38

Copland: Piano Concerto

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major


CD28 - Tasmin Little - British Works for Violin and Orchestra (2013)
Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis

Moeran: Violin Concerto

Delius: Legende

Holst: A Song of the Night, Op. 19 No. 1

Elgar: Chanson de Matin, Op. 15 No. 2

Elgar: Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1

Elgar: Salut d'amour, Op. 12

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending


CD29 - Sibelius: Violin Concerto, etc. (2013)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Jennifer Pike (violin)

Sibelius: Intermezzo and Ballade from ‘Karelia Suite', Op. 11

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: The Swan of Tuonela (No. 2)

Sibelius: Valse lyrique, Op. 96a

Sibelius: Valse Triste, Op. 44 No. 1

Sibelius: Andante festivo, JS34b

Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26


CD30 - Central Band of the RAF - British Classics
Cpl Jonathan Hill (trombone)
The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs

Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite

Holst: Suite No. 1 for Military Band in E flat major, Op. 28 No. 1, H105

Holst: Suite No. 2 for Military Band in F major, Op. 28 No. 2, H106

Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy

Tomlinson: Suite of English Folk Dances

Langford, G: Rhapsody for Trombone


CD31 - Copland: Ballets (2015)
BBC Philharmonic, John Wilson

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Copland: El Salón México

Copland: Billy the Kid - Suite

Copland: Appalachian Spring - Suite

Copland: Rodeo (Four Dance Episodes)


CD32 - Janáček: Glagolitic Mass, etc. (2015)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner

Janáček: Glagolitic Mass

Janáček: Adagio for Orchestra

Janáček: Zdravas Maria

Janáček: Otcenáš (Our Father) for four-part choir, tenor soloist, organ and harp


CD33 - Albéniz: Piano Concerto No. 1, etc. (2015)
Martin Roscoe (piano)
BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena

Albéniz: Spanish Rhapsody, Op. 70
Martin Roscoe (piano)

Albéniz: The Magic Opal: Suite

Albéniz: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Concerto fantastico), Op. 78
Martin Roscoe (piano)

Albéniz: Suite española


CD34 - Fauré: Works for Solo Piano (2016)
Louis Lortie (piano)

Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50

Fauré: Barcarolle No. 5 in F sharp minor Op. 66

Fauré: Nocturne No. 4 in E flat major Op. 36

Fauré: Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 (suite)

Fauré: Barcarolle No. 7 in D minor Op. 90

Fauré: Nocturne No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 63

Fauré: Préludes (9), Op. 103


CD35 - Mozart: Piano Concertos, KV 453 and KV 456, etc. (2016)
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Manchester Camerata, Gábor Takács-Nagy

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K456

Mozart: Divertimento in B flat major, K137


CD36 - Reicha: Reicha Rediscovered, Vol. 1 (2017)
Ivan Ilić (piano)

Reicha, A: Practische Beispiele No. 20 'Harmonie'

Reicha, A: Grande Sonate in C major

Reicha, A: Practische Beispiele No. 4 'Fantaisie sur un seul accord'

Reicha, A: Étude, Op. 97 No. 1


CD37 - Karayev: The Seven Beauties, etc. (2017)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

Karayev: Seven Beauties: Suite from the ballet

Karayev: Don Quixote (Symphonic Engravings)

Karayev: Leyla and Mejnun

Karayev: In the Path of Thunder: Lullaby


CD38 - Bacewicz: Piano Quintets, etc. (2018)

Bacewicz: Piano Quintet No. 1
Wojciech Switala (piano)
Silesian Quartet

Bacewicz: Piano Quintet No. 2
Wojciech Switala (piano)
Silesian Quartet

Bacewicz: Quartet for Four Violins
Szymon Krzeszowiec (violin), Krzysztof Lasoń (violin), Małgorzata Wasiucionek (violin), Arkadiusz Kubica (violin)

Bacewicz: Quartet for Four Cellos
Polish Cello Quartet


CD39 - Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017)
Federico Colli (piano)

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K19 in F major

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K9 in D minor

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K234 in G minor

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K492 in D major

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K322 in A major

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K525 in F major

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K39 in A major

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K396 in D minor

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K450 in G minor

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K430 in D major

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K1 in D minor

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K197 in B minor

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K69 in F minor

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K208 in A major

Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K32 in D minor


CD40 - Gipps: Symphonies Nos 2 and 4, etc. (2018)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Rumon Gamba

Gipps: Symphony No. 4, Op. 61

Gipps: Knight in Armour, Op. 8

Gipps: Symphony No. 2 in B major, Op. 30

Gipps: Song for Orchestra, Op. 33