Classical New Releases

Classical New Releases

Below is a list of all classical CD titles released in the last 90 days.

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Rostropovich Encores cover
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Various Composers
Rostropovich Encores
Alban Gerhardt (cello) Markus Becker (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
For the young Alban Gerhardt, Rostropovich was 'a reason to become passionate about the cello': in the notes accompanying this release he recalls being 'blown away' on first hearing Slava play live in Berlin. This splendid follow-up to 'Casals...
Handel: La Resurrezione, HWV47 cover
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GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: La Resurrezione, HWV47
Barbara Schlick, Nancy Argenta, Guillemette Laurens, Guy de Mey, Klaus Mertens / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
[ Erato Veritas / 2 CD - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
La Resurrezione, composed in Rome in 1708, was Handel's first oratorio on a sacred theme. The soloists take the roles of an Angel, Mary Magdalene, Mary Cleophas, St John and Lucifer, who are portrayed in vivid operatic terms with the help of a...
Haydn: Symphoies No. 82 in C major, 'The Bear', 96 in D major 'Miracle', 100 in G major 'Military' cover
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Borodin: Prince Igor (Complete Opera recorded in 1967) cover
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2-6 weeks
ALEXANDER BORODIN
Borodin: Prince Igor (Complete Opera recorded in 1967)
Constantin Chekerliksi, Boris Christoff, Todor Todorov / Orchestra & Chorus of the National Opera theatre of Sofia, Jerzy Semkow
[ Warner Classics Home of Opera / 2 CD - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
"Boris Christoff is a past master at subtly altering his vocal colour: at this stage of his career, he was in full command of a magnificent voice with many shades of colour in it. This is superlative artistry." (Gramophone)
Bach: Goldberg Variations cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Goldberg Variations
Daniel Barenboim, piano
[ Erato / Warner Classics / CD - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
"This excellent set gives the best of two worlds: Bach and Beethoven. Daniel Barenboim's interpretations of these two variation sets are very good, even though he is more at home with the Beethoven than the Bach." MusicWeb
Kozeluch: Piano Concertos Nos 1, 5 & 6 cover
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LEOPOLD KOZELUCH
Kozeluch: Piano Concertos Nos 1, 5 & 6
Howard Shelley (piano), London Mozart Players
[ Hyperion / CD - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
Leopold Kozeluch-another composer-pianist trying to make his way in 1780s Vienna-has not been treated kindly by posterity, suffering that posthumous obscurity shared by so many of Mozart's contemporaries. But his brand of Rococo galanterie, much in...
Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170 cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 82 & 170
Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
"Davies's singular gifts of open-hearted expression, reined in to perfection and with no excess or indulgence, are expertly balanced by Arcangelo's prominent solo musicians. Early in the year, a favourite disc already." The Observer, 8th January 2017
Richter: Solo Piano Music cover
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MAX RICHTER
Richter: Solo Piano Music
Jeroen van Veen (piano)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
Having made a gradual switch during the 15 years since his first album was published from electronica to instrumental variations on ambient and minimalism, Max Richter is among the most commercially successful composers of our time. This album of his...
Caldara: Stabat Mater / Missa Sanctorum Cosmae et Damiani (with Pergolesi - Stabat Mater) cover
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ANTONIO CALDARA
Caldara: Stabat Mater / Missa Sanctorum Cosmae et Damiani (with Pergolesi - Stabat Mater)
Monika Frimmer, Gloria Banditelli, Ralf Popken, Klaus Mertens, Gerd Turk / Capella Agostino Steffani, Westfälische Kantorei, Lajos Rovatkay
[ Erato Veritas / 2 CD - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
Pergolesi's celebrated setting of the Stabat Mater is joined here by the Stabat Mater (and other choral works) composed by the Venetian Antonio Caldara (1670-1736). They are complemented by instrumental music by Vivaldi (Caldara's contemporary in...
Emil Gilels - the complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection cover
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LISZT / SCHUBERT / TCHAIKOVSKY / BRAHMS / CHOPIN / SHOSTAKOVICH / etc
Emil Gilels - the complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection
Emil Gilels (piano)
[ Sony / RCA Originals / 7 CD Box Set - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
One of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, Gilels was best-known for his remarkable vitality and sensitivity to the Romantic style.
Rossini: Complete Overtures [4 CD set] cover
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GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
Rossini: Complete Overtures [4 CD set]
Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda
[ Naxos / 4 CD Box Set - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
"The playing is clean and efficient, well balanced and nicely paced," (BBC Music)
Debussy: Pelleas and Melisande (Complete Opera recorded in 1978) cover
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2-6 weeks
CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Debussy: Pelleas and Melisande (Complete Opera recorded in 1978)
Richard Stilwell, Frederica von Stade, Josa van Dam. Berlin Philharmonic / Herbert von Karajan
[ Warner Classics Home of Opera / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1901-1950) - "a very characteristically Karajan performance, deeply committed and full of beautiful things. The casting is excellent." (Gramophone)
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (Complete Opera) cover
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2-6 weeks
GEORGE GERSHWIN
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess (Complete Opera)
Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Cynthia Clarey / Glyndebourne Chorus & London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle
[ Warner Classics Home of Opera / 3 CD - released 20/Jan/2017 ]
GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE 100 GREATEST RECORDINGS OF ALL TIME "A performance that entranced audiences at Glyndebourne and which crosses over to CD virtually intact, revealing what a great dramatic world Gershwin conjured up." (Gramophone)
Renée Fleming: Distant Light cover
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BARBER / BJORK / HILLBORG
Renée Fleming: Distant Light
Renée Fleming (soprano) / Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo
[ Decca / CD - released 19/Jan/2017 ]
"At once alluring and uneasy, the songs are a gift for Renée Fleming, whose siren-like soprano draws the listener on to the unknown. The atmosphere is potently captured by Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra." Financial Times
Orfeo Chamán [CD plus DVD] cover
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2-6 weeks
CHRISTINA PLUHUR / TRADITIONAL
Orfeo Chamán [CD plus DVD]
Christina Pluhar / L'arpeggiata, with Nahuel Pennisi (Orfeo) & Luciana Mancini (Eurídice)
[ Erato Classics CD + DVD / 2 CD/DVD - released 18/Jan/2017 ]
"L'Arpeggiata's precision plucking is lovely, but its music Mediterranean is a fantasy...This is not a voyage in a humble fishing boat, sampling real folk music at ports from Portugal to Turkey; we are on a tourist cruise - not a brash one, but a...
Bruch: Violin Concerto No 2 & other works cover
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MAX BRUCH
Bruch: Violin Concerto No 2 & other works
Jack Liebeck violin BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Martyn Brabbins, conductor
[ Hyperion / CD - released 18/Jan/2017 ]
"There's much to admire in Jack Liebeck's patrician account of Bruch's D Minor Violin Concerto. His playing is virtually flawless in its technical ease, scintillating articulateness and purity of tone." Gramophone
Prokofiev: Piano sonatas Nos 2, 6 & 8 cover
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SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Prokofiev: Piano sonatas Nos 2, 6 & 8
Alexander Melnikov (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 16/Jan/2017 ]
"Melnikov eschews barnstorming and mere effect, yet his refined, thoughtful approach never lacks power or impact; cataclysmic passages are revealed afresh, tender moments meltingly exquisite" Classical Music
Musica Barocca [CD with free catalogue] cover
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BACH / ALBINONI / VIVALDI / MARCELLO / PACHELBEL / etc
Musica Barocca [CD with free catalogue]
Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini
[ Das Alte Werk / Warner Classics / CD - released 16/Jan/2017 ]
An attractive special offer of the bestselling Baroque album including the complete Das Alte Werk series catalogue with original covers.
Oboe Concertos cover
add to cart $85.00 Low Stock
ALBINONI / BELLINI / HANDEL / BACH FAMILY / MOZART / TELEMANN / VIVALDI / etc
Oboe Concertos
Stefan Schilli, Pier Luigi Fabretti, Andrius Puskunigis, Anthony Camden, Julia Girdwood, Anna Starr, etc (oboes) / Various orchestras
[ Brilliant Classics / 12 CD Box Set - released 16/Jan/2017 ]
"There is an abundance of enticing music, well performed by all the soloists. The orchestral sound is beautifully blended and well recorded." (MusicWeb on the Albinoni)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto & Nutcracker Suite cover
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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto & Nutcracker Suite
Alexandra Dariescu (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Darrwll Ang
[ Signum / CD - released 13/Jan/2017 ]
Alexandra Dariescu makes her concerto recording debut on Signum with Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Darrell Ang, pairing this with Mikhail Pletnev's concert suite of arrangements from The...