Recordings

The Academy has an expanding catalogue of high-quality CDs featuring student performances. Listen now.

Some recent recordings include:

Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale

Academy Manson Ensemble with Oliver Knussen, Sir George Benjamin, Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Dame Harriet Walter. Released March 2017 on Linn Records.

BBC Music Magazine 4.5 Stars: 'For anyone wanting an English language account of this key Stravinsky masterpiece...this set has much to offer....the disc merits a strong recommendation.'

Classical Music 5 Stars Editor's Choice: '...crisp and alert, securing excellent playing throughout...'

MusicWeb International '...the young players of the Royal Academy really revel in these and play with guts and a swagger which must be just what Stravinsky intended.'

The Guardian 4 Stars: '...the playing of the Royal Academy's Manson Ensemble is taut, fearless and detailed.'


Gabrieli for Brass: Venetian Extravaganza

Academy and Juilliard School Brass directed by Reinhold Friedrich. Released March 2018 on Linn Records.

Gramophone '...smoothly blended trombones and the incisive agility of the trumpets...wrap the listener up in one tingling embrace.'

BBC Radio 3 'Record Review' 'Isn’t that a gorgeous sound? The result is a richly rewarding blend of ancient and modern, the recording itself is deeply satisfying as I hope you can tell.'

De Standaard 4 Stars: '...the combination of shimmering trumpets and warm trombones was seldom so sublime.'