Ivan Ilić signs to Chandos Records

The Serbian-American Paris-based pianist Ivan Ilić has signed a new multi-album recording contract with Chandos Records, following internationally acclaimed recordings of Godowsky and Feldman. His first project under the label will be a series devoted to the solo piano works of Czech composer Antoine Reicha, a contemporary and lifelong friend of Beethoven. Although best known for his contributions to wind quintet repertoire, Reicha wrote vast quantities of solo piano music, most of which is unrecorded. The manuscripts, kept in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, were published only recently. Including premiere recordings of the Grande Sonate in C , the Sonate in F, and three excerpts from Practische Beispiele, the first volume will be released in September 2017. The works confirm Reicha as an authoritative, singular voice, whose piano works complement and enrich our understanding of Haydn and Beethoven. Volume 1 is a coproduction between Chandos, Swiss Radio RTS,
and the Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de Musique Romantique Française.

PENTATONE’S Ghosts of Versailles wins Grammy

PENTATONE has announced that John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles has won Best Opera Recording and Best Classical Engineered Album in the 59th Grammy Awards. David Frost has also been awarded the title of Best Producer for for the production of PENTATONE releases  Bach: The Cello Suites According To Anna Magdalena and Overtures To Bach, amongst others. This production was recorded live and released for the very first time by PENTATONE in this double album release. 

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