PALESTRINA – Missa Confitebor tibi Domine

Andrew Walton: Producer

DAVID HILL / YALE SCHOLA CANTORIUM

HYPERION (CDA68210)


"David Hill produces a marvellous sound from his choir, beautifully tuned, beautifully balanced and with many truly exciting moments... These tracks are unalloyed pleasure."

Gramophone Magazine March 2018 - David Fallows

ELGAR: SHORT ORCHESTRAL WORKS

Andrew Walton: Producer

DAVID LLOYD-JONES / BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
DUTTON EPOCH CDLX7354


"David Lloyd-Jones treats is with the same respect and loving attention as he does everything else on this thoroughly enjoyable disc."

Gramophone Magazine August 2018 - Stephen Johnson

Motherland

Andrew Walton: Producer

Deborah Spanton: Engineer

David Aaron Carpenter / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Jurowski / Ono / Parry

WARNER (9029569769)


"One is continually struck by the purity of his upper register, which soars aloft with ear-tweaking clarity and without the slightest hint of strain. When the notes start flying, particularly in the viola's lower register, absolute tonal focus is challenging to maintain, yet Carpenter retains clarity at all levels."
5 stars

Gramophone Magazine August 2018 - Julian Haylock

Vaughan Williams – Beyond My Dream: Music from Greek Plays

Andrew Walton: Producer

Deborah Spanton: Engineer

Lowe / Tongue / Britten Sinfonia

Albion Records


GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE - EDITOR'S CHOICE


"Andrew Walton's top-notch production...(is) beyond reproach, and the disc as a whole must be deemed an essential acquisition for every true RVW aficionado."

Andrew Achenbach - Gramophone Magazine

Walton: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Producer: Andrew Walton / Engineer: Deborah Spanton

Kiril Karabits / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra ONYX records
Gramophone Magazine's Critics' Choice for December 2017

"Deborah Spanton’s engineering for Onyx...offers sound that is robust, punchy and detailed."

Musicweb International

"Production values throughout are first-class."

Gramophone Magazine December 2017 - Andrew Aschenbach

"The sound they’ve captured in the Lighthouse at Poole is excellent; from the surges of energy in the strings at the opening of the first symphony, to the crisp brass fanfares at the start of the finale, followed by the impressionistic swirl of the second symphony's first few bars and then the seductive haze around the sound of the slow movement."

BBC Radio 3, Record Review with Andrew McGregor - 4th November 2017

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.3 / 10 Songs

Producer: Andrew Walton / Engineer: Deborah Spanton

Vladimir Jurowski / London Philharmonic Orchestra LPO Live ‘These live recordings finely played and boasting an impressive Concertgebouw-like bloom, were in fact made in Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall’. ‘Jurowski ensures that the vocal line is never obscured’.

David Gutman, Gramophone, March 2016

‘The care with which Jurowski tends to its every detail has a cumulative effect, making this late romantic symphony sound taut and purposeful. The London Philharmonic Orchestra, played live, plays with colour, verve and exemplary balance’.

Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2016 (4 stars)

‘Vladimir Jurowski drawing some delightfully seductive playing from the strings and woodwind’.

Stephen Pritchard, The Observer, February 2016 (4 stars)

‘Jurowski’s spacious, loving yet never overindulgent account of the composer’s last symphony is beautifully played by the LPO in this rapturously received live performance at the Royal Festival Hall’.

The Sunday Times, February 2016

‘The sense of loss and yearning in the music is very palpable in this reading; it is very emotionally involving with a use of portamenti especially in the opening pages’. ‘The songs are a revelation and worth the outlay for this new CD alone’.

Ian Lace, MusicWeb International, March 2016

CD reviews: Jurowski conducts Anderson

Producer: Andrew Walton / Engineers: Deborah Spanton & Mike Clements

Vladimir Jurowski / London Philharmonic Orchestra LPO Live
‘It’s an impressive achievement, not just from the performers, but also the recording team, who’ve captured the soloist’s movements which is such an important element of the experience’. ‘A major addition to Julian Anderson’s discography’.

Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3 Record Review, February 2016

‘Can light be translated into sound waves? It would seem so from the music of Julian Anderson, three of whose works shine out from this disc’. ‘All three glitter with precision in these well-rehearsed performances by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under its music director Vladimir Jurowski’.

Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2016 (4 stars)

‘It’s all brilliantly done by the LPO and Choir under Vladimir Jurowski, revealing more layers with every hearing.’

Claudia Pritchard, The Independent on Sunday, March 2016 (5 stars)

‘Anderson uses a brilliant orchestral palette to create sonorities that dazzle, suggesting intense colour and almost blinding sunlight’.

Erica Jeal, The Guardian, March 2016 (4 stars)

‘If Vladimir Jurowski’s punchy performances were indeed captured live with only minimal patching, they are all three remarkably accomplished’.

David Gutman, Gramaphone, April 2016

‘This captivating new disc on the orchestra’s own label celebrates that creative partnership’. ‘Vladimir Jurowski draws vibrant, intensely focused playing from his LPO forces. This is thoroughly likeable, engaging music’.

David Kettle, The Strad, May 2016 (The Strad Recommends)

Delius: Mass of Life

Producer: Andrew Walton

David Hill / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / The Bach Choir / Soloists

Naxos


Gramophone Choice

The Sunday Times Album of the Week

The Telegraph CD of the Week


"…this performance has done more than any other I’ve heard to win me over…David Hill brings the score to life in a way that you seldom hear and his performers are fully paid up for the project so that they sing and play with full commitment. There are technical reasons for this, most notably the recorded sound which is superb. The Naxos engineers have done a great job of capturing the acoustic of the Lighthouse, picking out each line with more precision…Each line is clearly audible, even the instrumental lines, such as the harps, which could get lost in other contexts, including a live performance."


Simon Thompson - MusicWeb International, September 2012

"splendid modern sound, a thrilling choir and orchestra, and, in David Hill…a conductor no less devoted to Delius than his more celebrated predecessor"

The Sunday Times (London)