Competitions

Brodsky QuartetCD Competition: Win signed copies of the Brodsky Quartet's new CD The Brodsky Quartet are at the forefront of the international chamber-music scene. Their love and mastery of the traditional string quartet repertoire is evident from their highly acclaimed performances, as well as from their extensive, award-winning discography.  Four signed copies of their latest album Rhythm & Texture are up for grabs... more>





Amanda RoocroftOpera Ticket Competition: Win a pair of tickets to ENO's revival of Jenufa For our latest competition we've teamed up with English National Opera to offer you two pairs of tickets to the opening night of their forthcoming revival of David Alden's acclaimed production of Janacek's most popular work, Jenufa. Amanda Roocroft reprises her role as the tormented heroine, Jenufa... more> CarrerasCompetition: Win one of five copies of 'The José Carreras Collection' with WCJ This year's Classical Brits will see legendary tenor, José Carreras, receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, and to commemorate this, Warner Classics & Jazz are releasing a special 2CD set, entitled 'The José Carreras Collection'. We've teamed up with the label to offer five copies to readers of MusicalCriticism.com... more>
Brahms CompetitionCompetition: Win five copies of John Eliot Gardiner's new Brahms Symphony No 2 CD In our latest competition, we've teamed up with Soli Deo Gloria to offer our readers the chance to win a copy of Sir John Eliot Gardiner's exciting new Brahms CD. Following on from the phenomenal worldwide success of Gardiner's recording of Brahms' Symphony No 1 with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et... more> ROH HeritageOpera CD Competition: Win copies of Il trovatore and Parsifal from ROH Heritage For our new competition, we've teamed up with Medici Arts to bring you the chance to win the two latest releases from ROH Heritage, the label dedicated to releasing archival footage of classic performances from the Royal Opera's archive. The first new recording comes from November 1964... more>
LSOCD Competition: Win one of five copies of the Endellion Quartet's new Beethoven set This month sees the Endellion String Quartet, one of the world's finest chamber ensembles, celebrate their landmark thirtieth anniversary. They play a birthday concert at London's famous Wigmore Hall on 20 January – exactly thirty years to the day since their first rehearsal together – performing Beethoven's... more> London SymphonyCD COMPETITION: Win a copy of Richard Hickox's 'A London Symphony' As they gear up to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary in 2009, we've teamed up with Chandos for our latest competition. The British label will be re-releasing 'Milestones' in January, including Richard Hickox's World Premiere recording of the original version of Vaughan Williams's 'A London Symphony'.... more>
parnassoCOMPETITION: Win one of five copies of The King's Consort's new Handel CD on Hyperion In our latest competition we've teamed up with Hyperion to give away five copies of their new recording of Handel's Parnasso in Festa, released this October. The recording sees the long overdue return to the studio of The King's Consort, under the baton of the group's new Artistic Director... more> Patricia PetibonCD competition: Win a copy of Patricia Petibon's debut album, Amoureuses Our next competition brings the opportunity to win the debut album of the exciting young French soprano, Patricia Petibon. She has just joined the roster of Deutsche Grammophon, who've made this competition possible, and is accompanied by the period-instrument band Concerto Köln and Daniel Harding. more>
John Eliot GardinerCD competition: Win a copy of Sir John Eliot Gardiner's new Brahms Symphony No 1 disc In our latest competition, we've teamed up with Soli Deo Gloria to offer our readers the chance to win a copy of Sir John Eliot Gardiner's exciting new Brahms CD with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. It is the first disc in a new series that sees Gardiner and his orchestra explore... more> Goodall: Eternal LightCOMPETITION: Win one of five copies of Howard Goodall's Eternal Light with Alfie Boe We've teamed up with EMI Classics and Rambert Dance Company to offer you the chance to win one of five copies of Eternal Light: A Requiem, a new work by the award-winning British composer and internationally acclaimed broadcaster, Howard Goodall. This unusual setting of the liturgical service is... more>
MSMCompetition: Michael Storrs Music CD celebrates its first birthday with a major give-away Twelve months ago, Michael Storrs Music launched an exciting new in-house record label featuring performances by many of the varied range of artists it promotes. The very first release, Stolen Notes, contained a range of Verdi arias and ensembles, while the seven subsequent issues... more> KennedyWin a copy of Nigel Kennedy's new CD of Mozart and Beethoven Violin Concertos On 14 April 2008 EMI Classics releases a new album from quite possibly the most talked-about classical musician in the world, Nigel Kennedy. This is your chance to win your very own copy! Nigel Kennedy turned the classical music scene on its head in the late 1980s with a ground-breaking recording of Vivaldi's.... more>
Elizabeth WattsWin a copy of Rare Verdi, the major new recording from Johan Reuter In our second competition of the month, we're offering readers the chance to win one of five signed copies of Rare Verdi, the exciting new CD from Danish bass-baritone Johan Reuter which will be released on 31 March 2008 on the Michael Storrs Music label... more> naughtieThe Making of Music: competition An important new account of the history of music written and presented by one of Britain's most respected broadcasters is the focus of this special competition. The Making of Music shows the BBC at its best, devoting significant airtime to this important project. more>
Karl JenkinsCD competition: Win Copies of Karl Jenkins' new Stabat Mater EMI Classics have recorded a major new work by Karl Jenkins, the Stabat Mater, and to celebrate we are giving you the opportunity to win your very own copy! The work will be released to coincide with the world premiere performance on Saturday 15 March 2008 in Liverpool Cathedral, performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. more> Wigmore Hall LiveCD COMPETITION: Win copies of Wigmore Hall Live's 24th and 25th releases For our new competition, we have teamed up with our friends at Wigmore Hall Live to celebrate the twenty-fifth release on the venue's exciting in-house label. We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of the next two CDs in the series: a historic recording from the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson... more>