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Well-Tempered Clavier – Best Recording of 2018 awarded by The Union of Greek Theatre and Music Critics

Alexandra Papastefanou has just been awarded the ‘Best Recording of 2018’ for her ‘Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier’ FHR recording [FHR65]. The prize was awarded by the ‘The Union of Greek Theatre and Music Critics’ at a ceremony on 18 February 2018. Here’s a photo of Alexandra accepting her prize. Congratulations to Alexandra.

“for the virtuoso and expressively impeccable approach of a monument of the world’s pianistic literature, crowning a distinguished, consistent, long-lasting personal artistic journey.”

Haydn Complete Piano Sonatas project

FHR are delighted to announce that we will be recording all of Haydn’s 52 surviving piano sonatas with the phenomenal pianist ROMAN RABINOVICH. There will be 5 vols in total, each containing two CDs.

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New joint venture between FHR & the Archive of Recorded Sound

FHR are extremely excited to announce a new joint venture with the ARCHIVE OF RECORDED SOUND (ARS). More details to follow but we will be releasing a number of brilliant unreleased early stereo recordings (mainly EMI). We are thrilled to be able to work with ASR, publishing some really interesting and rare historical recordings.