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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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 27/1, 31/2, 79 & 109 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 27/1, 31/2, 79 & 109
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 20/Jul/2018 ]
This latest instalment of Angela Hewitt's Beethoven is bookended by the great 'Tempest' and Op 109 sonatas. The performances-incentive enough to acquire this release-are as usual complemented by Angela's own booklet notes which provide real insight...
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.1 - 9 cover
add to cart $35.00 Out of Stock
2-6 weeks
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.1 - 9
Keith Lewis (tenor), Roland Hermann (bass) etc / Hamburg State Opera Chorus; Chorus of North German Radio NDR Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand
[ Red Seal / Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD - released 20/Jul/2018 ]
" Of the very many Beethoven symphonic cycles from the last 50 years or so this has to be in the upper tier for reliably high-quality musicianship, non-intrusive but deeply effective conducting and vibrant sound quality." MusicWeb June 2018
Rossini: Chamber Music and rarities Vol. 2 cover
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2-6 weeks
GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
Rossini: Chamber Music and rarities Vol. 2
Laura Giordano (soprano), Alessandro Marangoni (piano), Alessandro Luciano (tenor), Bruno Taddia (baritone)
[ Naxos / CD - released 20/Jul/2018 ]
Gioachino Rossini's ambitious younger years saw his composing entirely focused on well-defined projects. In later years he developed musical ideas with or without poetry to hand, and the 'Sins of Old Age' heard here bring together genre songs and...
Stravinsky: Petrushka / Symphonies of Wind Instruments / Orpheus cover
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IGOR STRAVINSKY
Stravinsky: Petrushka / Symphonies of Wind Instruments / Orpheus
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
[ LPO / CD - released 19/Jul/2018 ]
This recording features one of today's most sought-after conductors, Vladimir Jurowski, who was appointed Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, with many of his recordings on the LPO Label being chosen for special mentions...
Spohr: Violin Duets Vol 1 cover
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2-6 weeks
LOUIS SPOHR
Spohr: Violin Duets Vol 1
Jameson Cooper, James Dickenson (violins)
[ Naxos / CD - released 17/Jul/2018 ]
One of the giants of music-making in the 19th century, Louis Spohr excelled as a composer, violin virtuoso, conductor and teacher. His concertos for the violin demonstrate a Romantic temperament framed in a Classical style, but he was equally adept...
Balada: Ballet City/ Caprichos / Spiritual cover
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2-6 weeks
LEONARDO BALADA
Balada: Ballet City/ Caprichos / Spiritual
Luis Fernández-Castelló (clarinet) / Ensemble Col legno, Robert Ferrier
[ Naxos / CD - released 17/Jul/2018 ]
Acknowledged as one of the finest contemporary composers, Barcelona-born Leonardo Balada has written a series of Caprichos, suite-like pieces that illustrate the range of his invention. Fusing traditional and contemporary elements, they generate a...
Mercadante: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 cover
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2-6 weeks
SAVERIO MERCADANTE
Mercadante: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2
Patrick Gallois (flute), Kazunori Seo (flute)
[ Naxos / CD - released 17/Jul/2018 ]
Although operas make up the most substantial part of Mercadante's catalogue, his technically challenging flute concertos are notable examples of 19th-century Italian instrumental music, effectively closing the Classical period for this instrument....
De Lalande: Petits Motets cover
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2-6 weeks
MICHEL RICHARD DE LALANDE
De Lalande: Petits Motets
Les Arts Florissants, dir. William Christie
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 13/Jul/2018 ]
These 'petites' compositions of sacred music for several soloists and a small instrumental ensemble are in a certain sense the pendants to the grands motets of Versailles: Lully's successor excelled in both forms. At the close of the 'Grand Siècle',...
De LaLande: Te Deum / Super flumina Babilonis cover
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2-6 weeks
MICHEL RICHARD DE LALANDE
De LaLande: Te Deum / Super flumina Babilonis
Les Arts Florissants, dir. William Christie
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 13/Jul/2018 ]
To the glory of God (and the King). Called the "Latin Lully" (whose worthy successor he was for 43 years under Louis XIV and Louis XV), De Lalande took the "grand motet" practised at Versailles to the peak of its glory and its popularity. The Te Deum...
Gesualdo: Madrigali cover
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2-6 weeks
CARLO GESUALDO
Gesualdo: Madrigali
Les Arts Florissants, dir. William Christie
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 13/Jul/2018 ]
Love, desire and death - these are the three themes that pervade the musical poetry of Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, which has become a byword for tortured emotion. These madrigals are the clearest depiction in his output of the torments of...
Handel: Music for the Queen Caroline cover
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2-6 weeks
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Music for the Queen Caroline
Les Arts Florissants, dir. William Christie
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 13/Jul/2018 ]
The wife of George II of England, a woman of great beauty and a defender of both science and the arts, Caroline of Ansbach was also a patron and close friend of Handel. The works recorded here were composed for the major royal ceremonies which marked...
Lully: Petits Motets cover
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2-6 weeks
JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY
Lully: Petits Motets
Les Arts Florissants, dir. William Christie
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 13/Jul/2018 ]
These little motets are not isolated curiosities in French religious music of the period: small motets and elevations, a term that indicates their place in the liturgy of the Mass, by Dumont, Robert, Danielis are other examples of the genre....
Le Jardin De Monsieur Rameau cover
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2-6 weeks
LES ARTS FLORISSANTS, dir. William Christie
Le Jardin De Monsieur Rameau
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 13/Jul/2018 ]
Like a journey to the heart of the Age of Enlightenment, this programme explores the various paths followed by French opera of the period while also taking in the cantata and the canon: around selected excerpts from the masterpieces of the great...
Clerambault: Cantates cover
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2-6 weeks
NICOLAS CLERAMBAULT
Clerambault: Cantates
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, dir.
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 13/Jul/2018 ]
Better known today for his organ music, during his lifetime Clérambault was considered as a master of the cantata. This CD offers some of the composer's most beautiful cantatas, which enjoyed great success at the time.
Drumming cover
add to cart $45.00 Low Stock
Steve Reich
Drumming
[ Superior Viaduct / 2 CD - released 13/Jul/2018 ]
Steve Reich's Drumming is regarded as one of the most important musical works of the last century. Distilled through his studies of African percussion in Ghana during 1970 and Balinese gamelan music, Reich revolutionized our understanding of...
Drumming (LP) cover
add to cart $70.00 Low Stock
Steve Reich
Drumming (LP)
[ Superior Viaduct / 2 LP - released 13/Jul/2018 ]
Steve Reich's Drumming is regarded as one of the most important musical works of the last century. Distilled through his studies of African percussion in Ghana during 1970 and Balinese gamelan music, Reich revolutionized our understanding of...
Tanguero: Music from South America cover
add to cart $32.00 Low Stock
PIAZZOLLA / VILLOLDO / RODRIGUEZ / GISMONTI etc
Tanguero: Music from South America
Christoph Denoth (guitar)
[ Signum / CD - released 6/Jul/2018 ]
Guitarist Christoph Denoth returns to disc on Signum with a new disc of works inspired by South America, centred on the iconic tango. The continent of South America, with its diverse countries and various lines of historical development, has...
Play cover
add to cart $30.00 In Stock
SCHUMANN / LISZT / DEBUSSY / RAVEL / etc
Play
Lixin Zhang (piano)
[ Rattle / CD - released 6/Jul/2018 ]
Rattle is delighted to release the debut recording of Lixin Zhang, an extraordinary young musician destined to have an exceptional career. Lixin began piano lessons at the age of 4 with Neville Baird and later studied with Michael Endres and...
Telemann: Solo Fantasias cover
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TELEMANN
Telemann: Solo Fantasias
Richard Boothby (viola da gamba)
[ Signum / CD - released 6/Jul/2018 ]
One of the greatest finds of the 21st century for the early music world, Telemann's 12 Fantasias for Viola da Gamba were considered lost until the discovery of an original print in a private collection in Germany in 2015. Perhaps some of the...
50 Best Rostropovich (3 Disc) cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
50 Best Rostropovich (3 Disc)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) [with Leonard Bernstein, David Oistrakh, Seiji Ozawa, George Szell & others]
[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 5/Jul/2018 ]
A 3-CD compilation of the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.