Classical Upcoming Releases

Classical Upcoming Releases

The following classical CD titles are due for release / re-release in the near future.

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Easy Studies for Guitar cover
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EDUARDO GARRIDO / NIKITA KOPSHKIN / REGINALD SMITH-BRINDLE / ALEXANDRE TANSMAN
Easy Studies for Guitar
Cristiano Porqueddu (guitar)
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 24/Jan/2017 ]
The growing library of guitar music on Brilliant Classics already encompasses several albums of etudes and miniatures written for students and amateur players. From rare to well-known, there are the studies of Gangi (BC95204), Tansman (BC95221),...
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71 (LP) cover
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TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71 (LP)
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras
[ Telarc LP / 2 LP - due 24/Jan/2017 ]
Faithful to the original release, this edition has been pressed at Optimal Media in Germany using DMM technology, and marks the first vinyl reissue of this title in over 20years.
Bizet: Carmen (Highlights from the opera) cover
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GEORGES BIZET
Bizet: Carmen (Highlights from the opera)
Agnes Baltsa, Jose Carreras, Jose van Dam, Katia Ricciarelli / Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
[ Deutsche Grammophon Virtuoso / CD - due 25/Jan/2017 ]
Vital and dangerous, Carmen is a woman who will be free at any cost, setting the path to the opera's gripping conclusion.
Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas / Fantasia K475 cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas / Fantasia K475
Fazil Say (piano)
[ Warners / 6 CD Box Set - due 25/Jan/2017 ]
With his extraordinary pianistic talents, Turkish pianist Fazıl Say has been touching audiences and critics alike for more than twenty-five years, in a way that has become rare in the increasingly materialistic and elaborately organised classical...
Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12 & 15 cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12 & 15
Doric String Quartet
[ Chandos / CD - due 27/Jan/2017 ]
"They attack the 1820 "Quartettsatz" in C minor with alarming intensity, flashing through its single movement with fiery determination, and maintain the same tension throughout...A standout recording of 2017 - and it's still only January." Observer
Concertos of Josef Guretzky cover
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JOSEF GURETZKY
Concertos of Josef Guretzky
The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen
[ Chandos / Chaccone / CD - due 27/Jan/2017 ]
The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen takes its name from the original ensemble that gave London's first public concerts, from 1678, and which continued to meet well into the middle of the eighteenth century. The members of the group are...
Mozart: The Complete Violin Concertos cover
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MOZART
Mozart: The Complete Violin Concertos
James Ehnes (violin)
[ Onyx / 2 CD - due 27/Jan/2017 ]
James Ehnes is recognised the world over as one of the great violinists of our time - famed for his brilliant technique and musical intelligence as both soloist and chamber musician. These recordings of the complete Mozart Violin Concertos made over...
Piano Trios cover
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SERGEI TANEYEV / NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Piano Trios
Leonore Piano Trio: Benjamin Nabarro (violin), Tim Horton (piano), Gemma Rosefield (cello)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jan/2017 ]
Rimsky-Korsakov described Taneyev's best music as possessing 'a wealth of beauty and expressiveness', a verdict with which no one is likely to disagree after hearing the piano trio recorded here. Rimsky was (unjustly) disparaging towards his own,...
Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55 [performed from the 1789 London edition] cover
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JOSEF HAYDN
Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55 [performed from the 1789 London edition]
The London Haydn Quartet
[ Hyperion / 2 CD - due 27/Jan/2017 ]
The London Haydn Quartet reaches the six great quartets published in 1788 as Opp 54 & 55 in another unmissable two-for-the-price-of-one set. Is it possible to have too much Haydn? The only sensible answer is 'no', especially when the music is...
Suites for Solo Cello cover
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BLOCH / DALLAPICCOLA / LIGETI
Suites for Solo Cello
Natalie Clein (cello)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jan/2017 ]
Natalie Clein, whose previous recording of the music of Ernest Bloch was described as 'inspired' by The Sunday Times, turns to his three suites for solo cello as part of a recital of works written in the aftermath of the Second World War. The sombre...
My World cover
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NIGEL KENNEDY
My World
Nigel Kennedy (violin), The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Orphy Robi, Adam Czerwinski, Tomasz Kupiec, Rolf Bussalb, Julian Buschberger, Doug Boyle
[ Edel / Neue Meister / Membran / CD - due 27/Jan/2017 ]
This is the first album by Nigel Kennedy which features his own compositions. He has written works inspired by his mentors Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern and Stéphane Grappelli, and artists like Mark O'Connor and Jarek Śmietana, while composing a whole.
Choral Music cover
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FINZI / BAX / IRELAND
Choral Music
Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell, Daniel Cook (organ)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jan/2017 ]
A trio of English composers perhaps better known for their creative output in other fields, yet who played a crucial role in the development of the Anglican choral tradition in the twentieth century. James O'Donnell and Westminster Abbey Choir...
Schubert: Works for Solo Piano Vol. 2 [incls 'Impromptus, D899'] cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schubert: Works for Solo Piano Vol. 2 [incls 'Impromptus, D899']
Barry Douglas (piano)
[ Chandos / CD - due 30/Jan/2017 ]
His Brahms series being now complete in six volumes and widely praised, Barry Douglas continues his exploration of Schubert's piano music. The romantic, personal outlook developed in the course of the Brahms survey is fully expressed in this new...
The Film Music of William Alwyn, Volume 4 [Incls 'Shake Hands with the Devil'] cover
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WILLIAM ALWYN
The Film Music of William Alwyn, Volume 4 [Incls 'Shake Hands with the Devil']
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Rumon Gamba (conductor)
[ Chandos Movies / CD - due 30/Jan/2017 ]
Started seventeen years ago with the LSO under Richard Hickox, the series continued with Rumon Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic, who released volumes 2 and 3 in 2001 and 2005.
Edward Gardner conducts Holst & Richard Strauss cover
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GUSTAV HOLST / RICHARD STRAUSS
Edward Gardner conducts Holst & Richard Strauss
CBSO Youth Chorus & National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 30/Jan/2017 ]
For its very first album on Chandos, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain devotes its characteristic energy and musical mastery to an explosive programme that transcends daily life and earthly experience. It is helped by the enthusiastic,...
Handel: Messiah [New Concert Edition by Sir Andrew Davis] cover
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GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Messiah [New Concert Edition by Sir Andrew Davis]
Erin Wall, Elizabeth DeShong, Andrew Staples, John Relyea / Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis
[ Chandos SACD / 2 Hybrid SACD - due 30/Jan/2017 ]
"A performance I will return to often and with great pleasure." MusicWeb International, 13th December 2016
Sibelius: In the Stream of Life [Songs] cover
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JEAN SIBELIUS
Sibelius: In the Stream of Life [Songs]
Gerald Finley (bass-baritone) / Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 30/Jan/2017 ]
"Finley sings them all with his usual finesse and careful shading, reserving his full power for the few genuinely climactic moments...The subtle, respectful orchestrations wrap around his voice like a glove" Guardian
Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition cover
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VIVALDI / ALBINONI / LOCATELLI / CORELLI / STRADELLA / VITALI / MANCINI
Italian Baroque: The Instrumental Edition
L'Arte dell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo, Ensemble Cordia/Stefano Veggetti, Violini Capricciosi/Igor Ruhadze, Musica Amphion/Pieter-Jan Belder
[ Brilliant Classics / 50 CD Box Set - due 30/Jan/2017 ]
This set present an anthology of Italian Baroque composers, featuring their instrumental output. Obviously the famous composers have their fair share: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Locatelli, Corelli, but also lesser-known composers are featured: Barsanti,...
Mozart: Flute Quartets cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Flute Quartets
Lisa Friend (flute) / Brodsky Quartet
[ Chandos / CD - due 30/Jan/2017 ]
Members of the Brodsky Quartet meet the internationally famous flautist Lisa Friend in an album of key works of the flute repertoire: Mozart's flute quartets.
American Moments cover
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BERNSTEIN / FOOTE / KORNGOLD
American Moments
Neave Trio
[ Chandos / CD - due 30/Jan/2017 ]
Engage, Exchange, Connect. That is what this young American piano trio is all about, on stage as well as on this album, its very first. Experience the group at its revelatory best in these idiomatic and fresh interpretations of...