Founded by Brian Couzens in 1979, 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.
CD 1 Bax Symphony No. 4 / Tintagel
CD 2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
CD 3 Rachmaninov Trios elegiaques Nos 1 and 2
CD 4 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1, etc.
CD 5 Prokofiev Symphony No. 6 / Waltz Suite
CD 6 Respighi Belkis / Metamorphoseon
CD 7 Hummel Piano Concertos in A minor / B minor
CD 8 Handel Chandos Anthems Nos 1 – 3
CD 9 Shostakovich Violin Concertos Nos 1 and 2
CD 10 Walton Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, etc.
CD 11 Elgar Violin Sonata, etc.
CD 12 Black Dyke Mills Band The Complete Champions
CD 13 The King’s Singers Original Debut Recording
CD 14 Grainger In a Nutshell, etc.
CD 15 Haydn Schöpfungsmesse, etc.
CD 16 Boulanger Faust et Helene, etc.
CD 17 Vaughan Williams A London Symphony, etc.
CD 18 Purcell Dido and Aeneas
CD 19 Aquarelle Guitar Quartet Spirit of Brazil
CD 20 Gerald Finley Great Operatic Arias
CD 21 Ravel / Debussy / Massenet Piano Concertos, etc.
CD 22 Schumann Three String Quartets, Op. 41
CD 23 Ola Gjeilo Northern Lights
CD 24 Brodsky Quartet Petits-fours: Favourite Encores
CD 25 Saint-Saëns Orchestral Works
CD 26 Ben-Haim Chamber Works
CD 27 Xiayin Wang American Piano Concertos
CD 28 Tasmin Little British Works for Violin and Orchestra
CD 29 Sibelius Violin Concerto, etc.
CD 30 Central Band of the RAF British Classics
CD 31 Copland Ballets
CD 32 Janaček Glagolitic Mass, etc.
CD 33 Albeniz Piano Concerto No. 1, etc.
CD 34 Faure Works for Solo Piano
CD 35 Mozart Piano Concertos, KV 453 and KV 456, etc.
CD 36 Reicha Reicha Rediscovered, Vol. 1
CD 37 Karayev The Seven Beauties, etc.
CD 38 Bacewicz Piano Quintets, etc.
CD 39 Scarlatti Sonatas, Vol. 1
CD 40 Gipps Symphonies Nos 2 and 4, etc.