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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Massenet: Thaïs cover
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JULES MASSENET
Massenet: Thaïs
Anna Moffo, Gabriel Bacquier, José Carreras, Justino Diaz, Patricia Clark, Antonia Butler / New Philharmonia Orchestra, Julius Rudel
[ Sony RCA Classical Opera / 2 CD Box Set - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
Another CD premiere, one that is sure to excite and delight many opera aficionados, also stars La Moffo. She is heard in the title role of Massenet's Thaïs in one of her last and most controversial recordings. Dramatically Moffo inhabits the outsized...
Beethoven: Violin Concerto / Violin Sonata No 9 "Kreutzer" (Rec 1930 & 1934) cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Violin Concerto / Violin Sonata No 9 "Kreutzer" (Rec 1930 & 1934)
Bronislaw Huberman (violin) / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, George Szell, with Ignaz Friedman (piano)
[ Warner Classics / CD - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
"Certainly no one who cares about great violin artistry should be without these justly famous recordings." classicstoday.com
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 5 'Emperor' cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 5 'Emperor'
Christoph Eschenbach (piano) / Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa / London Symphony Orchestra, Hans Werner Henze
[ Pentatone SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
The seeds were planted in the early 1970s when Deutsche Grammophon realised what amazing results could be achieved by recording the multi-channel tapes, with either four or eight channels. Yet, due to a few restrictions, they never fully blossomed....
Martinu: Violin Concerto No. 2 / Toccata e due canzoni / etc cover
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BOHUSLAV MARTINU
Martinu: Violin Concerto No. 2 / Toccata e due canzoni / etc
Isabelle Faust (violin) Cedric Tiberghien (piano) / Prague Philharmonia, Jirí Belohlávek
[ Harmonia Mundi Musique d'abord / CD - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
"This is a powerful and valuable Martinů anthology and one I would commend as an introduction to the composer." (MusicWeb July 2008)
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 & The Hero's Song cover
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ANTONIN DVORAK
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 & The Hero's Song
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Krzysztof Urbanski
[ Alpha / CD - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
Following on from his critically acclaimed Lutosławski programme, the conductor Krzysztof Urbański pursues his collaboration with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester et Alpha. The New World Symphony is a work that has always fascinated Krzysztof...
Bruckner: Symphony No 7 cover
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ANTON BRUCKNER
Bruckner: Symphony No 7
Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Philippe Herreweghe
[ Harmonia Mundi Musique d'Abord / CD - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
"A superb performance that glows from within. A highly successful and persuasive experiment." - The Independent
Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4
Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Philippe Herreweghe
[ PHI / CD - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
Although the symphony was the most prestigious instrumental genre of his time, Brahms avoided it for many years. In 1872, when he was already more than forty years old and was widely acknowledged for his chamber and choral music, he observed: 'I will...
Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 cover
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FRANCOIS DEVIENNE
Flute Concertos, Vol. 2
Patrick Gallois (flute) / Svenska Kammarorkestern [Swedish Chamber Orchestra]
[ Naxos / CD - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
French composer François Devienne enjoyed great esteem with his successful operas in the Revolutionary years of 1792-97, but it was as a composer for wind instruments that he has won his place in musical history. The four Flute Concertos in volume 2...
Lettres Intimes: Quartets by Bartók, Schulhoff & Janácek cover
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BARTOK / SCHULHOFF / JANACEK
Lettres Intimes: Quartets by Bartók, Schulhoff & Janácek
Quatuor Voce
[ Alpha / CD - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
The Quatuor Voce, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, follows up its two recordings of Mozart with Juliette Hurel (ALPHA204) and Brahms with Lise Berthaud (ALPHA214) by inviting us on a journey to central Europe. The three works recorded...
Piano: Great Recordings cover
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W.A. MOZART / RACHMANINOV / BEETHOVEN / SCARLATTI / BACH / DVORAK / SCHUMANN / etc
Piano: Great Recordings
Robert Casadesus, Vladimir Horowitz, Martha Argerich, Leon Fleisher, Yefin Bronfman, Byron Janis, Emil Gilels, etc
[ Sony RCA Red Seal / 30 CD Box Set - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
A special selection of the most outstanding and bestselling albums by leading pianists of the 20th and 21st century. Includes Rubinstein, Horowitz, Gould, Perhia, Kissin, Volodos, Richter, Serkin, Gilels and many more.
Mendelssohn: Octet Op. 20 / etc cover
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: Octet Op. 20 / etc
Roel Dieltiens (cello) & Frank Braley (piano) / Ensemble Explorations
[ Harmonia Mundi Musique d'abord / CD - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
A year before writing the masterly Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Mendelssohn had already taught his elf and fairy cohorts to fly: in the Scherzo of the Octet op.20, the centrepiece of a work composed in 1825, when its composer was only sixteen!...
Weber: Der Freischütz cover
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CARL MARIA von WEBER
Weber: Der Freischütz
Sharon Sweet, Ruth Ziesak, Peter Seiffert, Andreas Schmidt, Kurt Rydl, Roman Trekel / Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Marek Janowski
[ Sony RCA Classical Opera / 2 CD Box Set - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
This memorable version of Weber's Der Freischütz from 1994 returns to the catalogue. It offers some outstanding vocal contributions, opined BBC Music Magazine, "sung with a genuine feeling for melodic shape and verbal emphasis: Peter Seiffert's...
Bellini: I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Complete opera recorded in 1997) cover
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BELLINI
Bellini: I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Complete opera recorded in 1997)
Vesselina Kasarova, Ramon Vargas, Eva Mei & Simone Alberghini / Munchner Rundfunkorchester, Roberto Abbado
[ Sony RCA Classical Opera / 3 CD Box Set - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Bellini's exquisitely lyrical treatment of Romeo and Juliet, has garnered renewed popularity in recent decades. The 1998 Munich recording reissued here is one of the catalogue's most acclaimed, particularly for the vibrant,...
Michael Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway, American Gothic & Once upon a Castle cover
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MICHAEL DAUGHERTY
Michael Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway, American Gothic & Once upon a Castle
Zuill Bailey (cello) & Paul Jacobs (organ) / Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero
[ Naxos / CD - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
"Strikingly impressive performances of wittily crafted and accessible contemporary large-scale orchestral scores." MusicWeb
Pettersson: Symphony No. 14 cover
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ALLAN PETTERSSON
Pettersson: Symphony No. 14
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 17/Feb/2017 ]
In their series of Allan Pettersson's symphonies, Christian Lindbergand the Norrköping Symphony Orchestrahave arrived at the Fourteenth Symphony, completed in 1978 and given its first performance in 1981, one year after the death of the composer. As...
Polychrome cover
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2-6 weeks
PROKOFIEV / RAVEL / STRAUSS
Polychrome
Tobias Feldmann (violin), Boris Kusnezow
[ Alpha / CD - released 17/Feb/2017 ]
Polychrome. A simple concept that defines the very essence of this recording, in which colour is omnipresent and takes on diverse and nuanced forms. The choice of works in itself forms at once a harmony and a contrast of shades and sonorities: this...
Icon - Vernon Handley: Champion of British Music cover
add to cart $40.00 In Stock
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / ELGAR / BLISS / FINZI / SIBELIUS / etc
Icon - Vernon Handley: Champion of British Music
Vernon Handley (conductor) with Nigel Kennedy (violin), Piers Lane (piano) & Tasmin Little (violin)
[ Warner Classics / 5 CD Box Set - released 12/Feb/2017 ]
Vernon George Handley was born in Enfield, London, in 1930. He disliked his first names and preferred to use the nickname Tod, given to him as a baby because he toddled along with his toes turned inwards. Handley was a great champion of British...
Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2 cover
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2-6 weeks
FREDERIC CHOPIN
Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2
Alexis Weissenberg (piano) / Orchestre de la Sociata des Concerts du Conservatoire, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
[ Warner Classics Inspiration / CD - released 10/Feb/2017 ]
Rather like Beethoven's first two piano concertos Chopin's First was actually the second to be composed. The concertos date from very early in the composer's career, when he was around the age of 20 and before he left Poland for Paris.
Vaughan Williams: Job / Symphony No. 9 cover
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2-6 weeks
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams: Job / Symphony No. 9
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 10/Feb/2017 ]
The projected complete cycle of Vaughan Williams's symphonies started by the late Richard Hickox has left a precious heritage in the discography of the composer. Now, conducting the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, another great authority in British...
Bach: Cantatas Nos BWV 80 & 140 cover
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2-6 weeks
J. S. BACH
Bach: Cantatas Nos BWV 80 & 140
Janet Baker (mezzo) Elly Ameling (soprano) Theo Altmeyer (tenor) Hans Sotin (bass) / Consortium Musicum, Wolfgang Gönnenwein
[ Warner Classics Inspiration / CD - released 10/Feb/2017 ]
Joy and trust in God: One of the highlights of Bach's extensive cantata oeuvre is his call to awake and hear the Bridegroom's voice, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme". Written in 1731, the cantata compares the human soul's union with Jesus Christ to...