Below is a list of all classical CD titles released in the last 120 days.
Coleridge-Taylor: Symphony in A minor & Hiawatha's Wedding Feast
Aaarhus Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock, Royal Choral Society, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent
[ Alto / CD - released 13/May/2022 ]
"(His) Symphony is a very likeable discovery. Both middle movements display a disarming melodic felicity and assurance, and admiring glances towards Dvořák, although Stanford (his teacher) was never happy with the finale. It was first played by RCM...
Leclair: Violin Sonatas, Op. 5, Nos. 5-8
Adrian Butterfield (violin) Sarah McMahon (cello) Silas Wollston (harpsichord)
[ Naxos / CD - released 22/Apr/2022 ]
Jean-Marie Leclair's violin sonatas embody a stylistic fusion known as les goûts réunis in which the lyricism and the virtuosity of the Italian school are integrated with the dance idioms of French Baroque music. In this volume, the music reaches new...
Leclair: Violin Sonatas - Book 3 Op. 5 Nos 9 - 12
Adrian Butterworth (violin) Sarah McMahon (cello) Silas Wollston (harpsichord) Clare Salaman (Hurdy-gurdy)
[ Naxos / CD - released 10/Jun/2022 ]
Jean-Marie Leclair was a master of fusing Italian and French idioms, conjoining the lyricism of the former with the dance momentum of the latter. Nowhere is this better exemplified than in his third book of violin sonatas.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bernhard Forck
[ Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - released 17/Jun/2022 ]
Bernhard Forck leads Akamus in a spirited showcase of the Moravian-born composer's gifts as an orchestrator, featuring the overture to Oberon, the 'Grande Symphonie caractéristique pour la Paix avec la République francaise', and the 'Tempest' Symphony.
Burge: Sinfonia Antiqua / Forgotten Dreams / One Sail / Upper Canadian Fiddle Suite
Joanna G'froerer, Rachel Mercer, Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra Kevin Mallon
[ Naxos / CD - released 12/Aug/2022 ]
John Burge is a JUNO Award-winning composer and a passionate advocate for Canadian music who has a strong affinity with writing for string instruments. All of the works in this recording were commissioned and premiered by the Thirteen Strings Chamber...
Guinovart: Alba Eterna (complete opera)
Albert Guinovart (piano) Marta Mathéu (soprano) Anna Alàs (mezzo-soprano), Marc Sala (tenor) Josep-Ramon Olivé (baritone) / Franz Schubert Filharmonia
[ Sony Music / 2 CD - released 27/May/2022 ]
Alba Eterna is an opera in two acts, by the composer Albert Guinovart with a libretto by Jordi Faura and performed by the Franz Schubert Filharmonia orchestra, conducted by Tomàs Grau.
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
[ Erato / LP - released 13/May/2022 ]
A special re-release for Record Store Day 2016, this LP of Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes and other piano pieces by Erik Satie salutes Aldo Ciccolini, the Italian-born pianist who launched the Satie 'boom' when this album first appeared in 1956. Whether...
ANTONIO VIVALDI / ASTOR PIAZZOLLA / MAX RICHTER / PHILIP GLASS
Alessandro Quarta; Dino De Palma; Concerto Mediterraneo; Gianna Fratta
[ Arcana / 2 CD - released 8/Jul/2022 ]
After its rediscovery in the second half of the 20th century, Vivaldi's Four Seasons has become so popular that it has become a model of inspiration for similar collections that have the same subject matter, use similar instrumental forces and,...
Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas nos. 1, 3 & 5 - Visions fugitives
Alexander Melnikov (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 6/May/2022 ]
In this third and final volume of his complete recording of the Prokofiev sonatas, Alexander Melnikov explores two highly contrasted facets of the young prodigy. The dazzling Sonatas nos. 1 and 3 sweep aside the codes of the period, unlike the more...
Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1
Alexander Ullman (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)
[ Rubicon / CD - released 24/Jun/2022 ]
Alexander Ullman was the winner of the 2011 Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest. He studied at the Purcell School, the Curtis Institute and the Royal College of Music. His teachers include William Fong, Leon Fleischer and Dmitri...
Cage: Four Walls
Alexei Lubimov (piano)
[ Fuga Libera / CD - released 8/Jul/2022 ]
"My free life within "Four Walls" began with concert performances in 1992 and beyond, followed by a number of stage performances with dancers in Finland and Russia. The collaboration of John Cage with Merce Cunningham began in 1942; and 70 years...
Stravinsky: The Complete Piano Solos & Transcriptions
Alexey Zuev (piano)
[ Fuga Libera / 5 CD Box Set - released 13/May/2022 ]
Every recording of Stravinsky's 'complete works for solo piano' is a considerable achievement. This set is a cause for special celebration for it also includes all of Stravinsky's piano transcriptions and arrangements.
Schubert: 21 Songs
Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 6/May/2022 ]
One of the leading mezzos of our day in a Schubert recital which offers seventy minutes of pure pleasure. The twenty-one songs recorded here are among Schubert's finest, from Erlkönig (written in the composer's annus mirabilis of 1815) to Leise...
Beethoven: Cello Sonatas
Alisa Weilerstein (cello) & Inon Barnatan (piano)
[ Pentatone / 2 CD - released 27/May/2022 ]
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan present a complete recording of Beethoven's cello sonatas. Composed over a span of nearly twenty years, these works not only contain some of the most appealing and lyrical music Beethoven wrote, but...
Razaz: The Strange Highway
All-American Cello Band, Francesca dePasquale (violin), Scott Cuellar (piano), Inbal Segev (cello
[ BIS / CD - released 5/Aug/2022 ]
Gity Razaz was born in Tehran, where she spent her formative years before moving to the United States in 2002. Razaz's identity as an immigrant is integral to her artistic work, in terms both of the subject matter that attracts her and the musical...
NICCOLO PAGANINI / ALESSANDRO ROLLA
Paganini and Rolla: Chamber Music for Strings and Bassoon
Andrea Bressan; Giovanni Guzzo
[ Channel Classics / CD - released 24/Jun/2022 ]
Bassoonist Andrea Bressan (Principal; Budapest Festival Orchestra) and violinist Giovanni Guzzo (Concertmaster; Camerata Salzburg & Guest Concertmaster; London Symphony Orchestra) have teamed up to record new - or never played - repertoire for...
Viozzi: Complete Music for Solo Guitar
Andrea Gallo (guitar)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - released 12/May/2022 ]
Born in Trieste, in the popular district of San Giacomo, Giulio Viozzi (1912- 1984) studied music under Antonio Illersberg. In 1931 he obtained a diploma in piano, following an advanced course with Angelo Kessissoglu.
RADAMES GNATTALI / FRANCISCO MIGNONE
Gnattali / Mignone: Complete Studies for Guitar
Andrea Monarda (guitar)
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - released 11/May/2022 ]
This 2-CD set present the complete studies for guitar by two Brazilian composers (both children of Italian immigrants): Radamés Gnattali (1906-1988) and c (1897-1986).
ALFREDO PIATTI / DAVID POPPER / WILHELM FITZENHAGEN / JULIUS KLENGEL
48 Strings - Music for One, Two, Four and Twelve Cellos
Andreas Brantelid, Ingemar Brantelid and friends (Cellos)
[ Naxos / CD - released 10/Jun/2022 ]
The four cellist-composers in this recital share a common background: from musical families they played as soloists in outstanding orchestras, taught many students, and wrote music for the instrument that continues to challenge players.
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Cello Sonatas, Op. 102 - Bagatelles, Opp. 119 & 126
Andreas Staier (fortepiano), Roel Dieltiens (cello)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 10/Jun/2022 ]
From the mid-1810s until the end of his life, Beethoven constantly tested to the limit the forms he had inherited from Haydn and Mozart. His last two cello sonatas bear witness to this structural preoccupation, which was to open up so many new spaces...