Here are some examples of our work. Click on the CD images for more information.

History of the Salon – Morceaux caractéristiques, 1823–1910 – Vaughan Jones (violin), Marcus Price (piano)

 First Hand Records

Recording engineer: John Croft; producers: John Croft and Vaughan Jones

Album forthcoming – Zarzycki Mazurka single out now

Choral Works of Gustav HolstCaritas Chamber Choir, directed by Benedict Preece

Recording engineer: John Croft; producer: Tom Hammond.

Handel: works for viola da gamba and harpsichord – Ibrahim Aziz (viola da gamba), Masumi Yamamoto (harpsichord)

First Hand Records

Recording engineer: John Croft; producer: Tom Hammond.

“The sound, engineered and mastered by John Croft, is lovely throughout.” Mark Seow, Gramophone

“warmly recorded” Carlos María Solare, The Strad

Not Now, Bernard and other stories – music by Judith Weir, Malcolm Arnold, John Ireland and Bernard Hughes. Orchestra of the Swan conducted by Tom Hammond; narrated by Alexander Armstrong. 

Orchid Classics

Recording engineer: John Croft; producers: Bernard Hughes and John Croft.


“The recording quality is exceptionally vivid, allowing every instrument to be heard clearly …  The recording sounds spacious but not overly reverberant, giving a natural sense of live music-making.” Leighton Jones, The Classic Review


Risonanze: music for viola da gamba – music by Abel, J.S. Bach, Martínez Gil, Rowe and Schenck, played by Ibrahim Aziz. 

First Hand Records

Recording engineer: John Croft; producer: Tom Hammond.


“The recorded sound is fantastic throughout the CD, capturing the timbre of the 1712 Barak Norman in a way that is both realistic and clear.”  Patxi del Amo,  The Viol – Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society


“…the sound is lustrous; the recording is balanced admirably between ambient and close mic-ing.”  Mary Pells,  The Consort

Refracted Resonance – contemporary music for guitar, played by Sam Cave.

Métier Records

Recording engineer: John Croft; producers: John Croft and Johan Löfving.

French Music for Saxophone and Piano – music by Debussy, Maurice, Decruck and Borne, played by Dominic Childs and Simon Callaghan.

Resonus Classics

Recording engineer: John Croft; producer: Tom Hammond.

“Very good sound.” Gramophone

Russian Revolutionaries – music by Ewald and Böhme, played by the Prince Regent’s Band

Resonus Classics

Recording engineer: John Croft; producer: Tom Hammond.

Boxwood and Brass: Music for a Prussian Salon

Resonus Classics

Recording engineer: John Croft

“button-bright performances caught in a sympathetic acoustic…” Gramophone

The Prince Regent’s Band: The Celebrated Distin Family

Resonus Classics

Recording engineer: John Croft; Producer: Tom Hammond

“Rounded, velvet tones; impeccably secure intonation; sweetly subtle dynamics.”

Performance ★★★★  Recording ★★★★ BBC Music Magazine

“an excellent consort sound” Early Music Reviews

Richard Craig: Inward

Métier

Recording engineer: John Croft

“All of the works are superbly, even sumptuously, recorded.” (Simon Waters, British Flute Society Magazine)

Forthcoming discs

Schreivogel, Vilsmayr, Visconti:  Early 18th Century Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo – Kinga Ujszászi (violin), Tom Foster (harpsichord)

Forthcoming on First Hand Records

Recording engineer: John Croft; producers: Tom Hammond and David Gerrard.

Giovanni Sollima – Lamentatio – Matthew Sharp (cello and voice). 

Forthcoming on Edition Peters Sounds

Recording engineer: John Croft; producer: Tom Hammond.

Other recordings by Chiaro

Haydn – Sonata in C major

Veronika Shoot, piano

J.G. Linike – Sonata in F major (3rd movement)

Naomi Burrell (violin), Andreas Gilger (harpsichord)

G.F. Handel – Sonata in G minor (2nd movement)

Naomi Burrell (violin), Andreas Gilger (harpsichord) 

Hear more on Andreas Gilger’s SoundCloud page.

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