Below is a list of all classical CD titles released in the last 90 days.
Faure: The Complete music for cello & piano
Andreas Brantelid (cello) & Bengt Forsberg (piano)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 22/May/2017 ]
In French music, Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) forms a link between Romanticism and modernism: in Paris in the year of his birth, Chopin was still composing, and by the time of his death, jazz was all the rage, while Stravinsky was championing...
Schreker: Orchestral Music from the Operas
Royal Swedish Orchestra, Lawrence Renes
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 22/May/2017 ]
"Little-known repertoire, superbly played and recorded; go on, treat yourself." MusicWeb
Brahms: Violin Concerto & Violin Sonata No. 1
Vadim Gluzman (violin) / Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, James Gaffigan, with Angela Yoffe (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - released 22/May/2017 ]
One of Johannes Brahms's sunniest works, the Violin Concerto in D major was conceived during the summer of 1878, which Brahms spent by the idyllic Wörthersee in Kärnten, Austria. By the end of the summer he was able to send the violin part of the...
Birtwistle: Angel Fighter / etc
Andrew Watts (Angel) & Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (Jacob) / BBC Singers & London Sinfonietta, David Atherton
[ NMC / CD - released 20/May/2017 ]
Gramophone Awards 2016 - Finalist - Contemporary
Volodos plays Brahms
Arcadi Volodos (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 20/May/2017 ]
Four years after his fascinating and highly praised album with works of the Spanish composer Mompou, Arcadi Volodos went into the Berlin Teldex Studio again to deliver another reference recording, this time with the music of Johannes Brahms. Volodos...
Julian Anderson: In lieblicher Bläue / Alleluia / The Stations of the Sun
Carolin Widmann (violin) / London Philharmonic Choir & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
[ LPO Live / CD - released 20/May/2017 ]
Vladimir Jurowski ensures everything is deftly paced in all three pieces, while the LPO's joyous commitment to new music shines through" BBC Music Magazine Awards 2017 - Premiere Winner
CARL NIELSEN / JEAN SIBELIUS
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Nielsen
Cho-Liang Lin (violin) / Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra
[ Sony Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2017 ]
The second core cycle of symphonic works in this Masters Series comes from the 20th century. The six masterful symphonies by Nielsen with the Swedish Radio Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, "performances of great thrust and unflagging energy,...
Henricus Isaac: In the Time of Lorenzo de'Medici and Maximilian I (1450-1519)
Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall
[ Alia Vox SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/May/2017 ]
This album is not only an opportunity to discover the music of Henricus Isaac under the inspired direction of Jordi Savall, it is also a portrait of an era during which the Hundred Years War ended, the Medici family reached its peak, the idea of...
Leonard Bernstein: The Composer [25 CD set]
Jennie Tourel, Zino Francescatti, Benny Goodman, Nancy Walker, Carol Lawrence, Yo-Yo Ma, Alan Titus, Harolyn Blackwell, etc / Leonard Bernstein (cond)
[ Sony Classical Masters / 25 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2017 ]
With his centenary already looming large, Sony Classical releases the most comprehensive recorded collection ever released of the music of American conductor, composer and educator Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990).
EDWARD ELGAR / PIOTRY ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Elgar & Tchaikovsky: Cello Works
Johannes Moser (cello) / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Andrew Manze
[ Pentatone SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/May/2017 ]
"Again Moser offers a performance that conbines sensitivity, agility and brilliance, while Manze and the Suisse Romande Orchestra are consistently on the ball." Gramophone Editor's Choice May 2017
Marie-Claire Alain: L'Orgue Francais
Marie-Claire Alain (organ)
[ Erato / 22 CD Box Set - released 20/May/2017 ]
Known as the 'First Lady of the organ', Marie-Claire Alain was a strikingly mature, creative and intuitive artist. Spanning four centuries of music, from Baroque masterpieces by the likes of Couperin and Grigny, through cornerstones of the French...
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos 3, 4 & 6
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
[ ONYX / 2 CD - released 20/May/2017 ]
"I commend Petrenko's as the finest modern cycle of Tchaikovsky's symphonies currently available." Gramophone Disc of the Month March 2017
Saint-Saens: Proserpine (complete opera)
Véronique Gens, Marie-Adeline Henry, Frédéric Antoun, Andrew Foster-Williams / Munchner Rundfunkorchester, Flemish Radio Choir, Ulf Schirmer
[ Ediciones Singulares / 2 CD/Book - released 20/May/2017 ]
The protagonist of Saint-Saëns' Proserpine, premiered at the Opéra-Comique on 14 March 1887, is no reincarnation of the ancient goddess, but a Renaissance courtesan well versed in culpable amours. According to the composer, she is 'a damned soul for...
John Sheppard: Media vita & other sacred music
Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker
[ Hyperion / CD - released 20/May/2017 ]
Even by the standards of a time and place-Tudor England-in which masterpieces of choral polyphony appear to have been virtually an everyday occurrence, there is something uniquely and intensely compelling about the surviving works of John Sheppard....
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach Reimagines Bach: Lute works
Willim Carter (lute)
[ Linn / CD - released 20/May/2017 ]
"There is a lovely use of 'notes inegales' in the Siciliana and the Courante of both suites as well, while other dance movements benfit from Carter's deceptively subtle, distinctive imagination." Editor's Choice Gramophone May 2017
MANUEL DE FALLA
El Amor Brujo: The essence of Manuel de Falla's music
Euskal Barrokensemble, Enrike Solinís
[ Alia Vox / CD - released 19/May/2017 ]
Thanks to the suggestive voice of his cantaora and the unfailingly creative and inspiring interplay between himself and his musicians, Enrike Solinís, who masterminded, produced and directed this wonderful programme, took as his starting point Manuel...
Salieri: La scuola de' gelosi (complete opera)
Emiliano d'Aguanno, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Federico Sacchi, Roberta Mameli / L`arte del mondo, Werner Ehrhardt
[ Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / CD Box Set - released 17/May/2017 ]
In its day La scuola de' gelosi (1778) was one of the best-known comic operas by Antonio Salieri (1750-1825), remaining a box-office hit for decades. All the more astonishing is the fact that it could sink into obscurity. Even Goethe was excited by...
Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor)
[ RCO Live SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 17/May/2017 ]
"This great programmatic symphony has never sounded as serene or tragic as it does in this live performance…The playing is immaculate, the interpretation all-of-a-piece. In the core Karajan repertory, Jansons is simply unbeatable." Financial Times
Tüür: Peregrinus Ecstaticus
Christoffer Sunqvist (clarinet) Pekka Kuusisto (violin) / Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu
[ Ondine / Hybrid SACD - released 15/May/2017 ]
"Hannu Lintu's Finnish Radio SO show their class in all three performances, each full of considered phrasing, deep listening and impressive agility (the same can be said of the soloists). Tüür is blossoming into a composer of true significance. Go li
Haydn: His Life and Music [Book plus 2 CDs]
[ Naxos Books / 2 CD/Book - released 15/May/2017 ]
This book contains 2 CDs of carefully chosen pieces spanning Haydn's life.