Below is a list of all classical CD titles released in the last 120 days.
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 17/Sep/2021 ]
2CELLOS invite their fans to celebrate their milestone tenth anniversary with them on the new album DEDICATED. "We're celebrating a decade of dedication to our projects, our music, and our fans," says Šulic. "Over the years, we grew up as 2CELLOS...
Dutilleux: Le Loup / Sonatine / Sonate / Sarabande et Cortège
Adam Walker (flute) Juliana Koch (oboe) Jonathan Davies (bassoon) / Sinfonia of London, John Wilson
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 30/Jul/2021 ]
"Wilson seizes on the opportunities to bring out the vivid colours of Dutilleux's score, with the brass blazing superbly and every rhythm alive with meaning." BBC Music Orchestral recording of the month August 2021
Bononcini: La nemica d'amore fatta amante
Adriana Fernández; Martin Oro; Furio Zanasi; Ensemble 415; Chiara Banchini
[ Alpha Classics / CD - released 25/Jun/2021 ]
Ensemble 415 and Chiara Banchini revive the serenata a tre La nemica d'amore fatta amante by Giovanni Bononcini, a prodigious composer who was Handel's 'rival' in London and just as prolific as Alessandro Scarlatti in producing cantatas in the early...
Melancolía - Música Temprana
Olalla Alemán (soprano), Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel, Luciana Cueto (mezzo-soprano) Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel / Música Temprana
[ Pentatone / CD - released 24/Sep/2021 ]
Música Temprana, one of today's most exciting Hispanic early music ensembles, presents its first PENTATONE album Melancolía, on which they present Spanish courtly songs on mourning and unrequited love around 1500 together with the apocalyptic...
J. S. BACH
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Isabelle Faust, Antoine Tamestit
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - released 17/Sep/2021 ]
Johann Sebastian Bach and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin go back a long way together! This recording, made with the welcome participation of Isabelle Faust and Antoine Tamestit, follows the complete violin concertos (2019), which left a lasting...
Chopin: Complete Nocturnes
Alain Planès (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - released 25/Jun/2021 ]
His Debussy and Chopin recordings for harmonia mundi already offer ample evidence that Alain Planès is highly adept at selecting a period instrument best suited for the repertoire. For this complete recording of the Chopin Nocturnes, he has chosen a...
Mass (A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers)
Alan Titus (baritone) / The Norman Scribner Choir, The Berkshire Boy Choir, Leonard Bernstein
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 24/Sep/2021 ]
This is a remastered 2-CD edition, which includes a 140-page booklet created in collaboration with The Leonard Bernstein Office with numerous previously unreleased photos and facsimiles, synopsis and libretto, and new liner notes.
SCHUMANN / SCHONBERG / RAVEL / KORNGOLD / SCHUBERT
Alasdair Beatson (piano)
[ Pentatone / CD - released 9/Jul/2021 ]
After his acclaimed Mendelssohn album with cellist Johannes Moser, Alasdair Beatson presents his first PENTATONE solo album Aus Wien, on which he brings together piano music from Schubert, Schumann, Schoenberg, Korngold and Ravel. Ranging from...
Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux [The Carnival of the Animals] (LP Version)
Duo Jatekok (piano), Orchestre National de Lille, Lucie Leguay
[ Alpha Classics / LP - released 27/Aug/2021 ]
Alex Vizorek revisits Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals. The French composer never imagined that his bestiary would become one of the most famous works in musical history, a staple repertory piece on a par with Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. The...
FRANCK / LISZT / DEBUSSY / SASTRE
Piano Laureate Recital
Alexander Koryakin (piano) / Bretón String Quartet
[ Naxos / CD - released 28/May/2021 ]
Alexander Koryakin, winner of the 2019 Jaén Prize International Piano Competition, has selected two perfectly paired masterpieces for his first Naxos recording.
Brahms: Piano Concerto no.1 - Tragic Overture / Cherubini: Éliza
Alexander Melnikov, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Ivor Bolton
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 27/Aug/2021 ]
With his First Concerto, the young Brahms set his own course in the wake of Beethoven and Schumann and at the same time poured forth his personal emotions in this work of impressive dimensions. The Russian soloist has chosen an instrument...
Rameau: Nouvelles Suites
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 27/Aug/2021 ]
"The piano is well-placed with superb tone. I'll definitely be on the lookout for other recordings by this young man." Audiophile Audition
TRISTANO / LIGETI / CHOPIN / ROTA / GONZALES / TAKEMITSU / PART
Echoes Of Life
Alice Sara Ott
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - released 3/Sep/2021 ]
For her tenth Deutsche Grammophon release, pianist Alice Sara Ott returns to the music of Frédéric Chopin. She approaches Chopin's 24 Préludes op. 28 from a fresh perspective, finding a personal thread that parallels the music's dramatic arc and...
MANUEL DE FALLA
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain & Falla Piano Favourites
Alicia de Larrocha (piano), Orquesta de Conciertos, Madrid, Jesus Arambarri
[ Alto / CD - released 4/Sep/2021 ]
"one of the very best pianists to have come out of Spain ... Unlike many names who have offered themselves in this nationalist repertoire, she has an impeccably clean technique, considerable strength verve and temperament, but a level enough head to...
JAN IGNACY PADEREWSKI
Paderewski: Songs and Mélodies / Suite in G major / Nocturne
Alina Adamski (Soprano) Agata Schmidt (Mezzo-soprano) / Capella Bydgostiensis, Mariusz Smolij
[ Naxos / CD - released 24/Sep/2021 ]
Although Paderewski is more readily associated with his career as a legendary virtuoso pianist, his modest output of 70 orchestral, instrumental and vocal works deserves to be more widely known.
Abraham: Ball at the Savoy (complete operetta sung in English)
Alison Kelly, Gerald Frantzen, Ryan Trent Oldham, Cynthia Fortune Gruel / Folks Operetta, Anthony Barrese
[ Naxos / 2 CD - released 9/Jul/2021 ]
Hungarian composer Paul Abrahám enjoyed huge success across Europe with his 'jazz operettas', not least in Weimar Berlin where his works scored for an orchestra augmented by a jazz band caused a sensation.
J. S. BACH
Bach: Sonates et partitas, BWV 1001-1006
Amandine Beyer (violin)
[ Alpha Classics / 2 CD - released 25/Jun/2021 ]
The violinist Amandine Beyer interprets Bach's famous Sonatas and Partitas, veritable bravura pieces that push back the limits of the instrument, at the intersection between the German solo tradition and the Italian concerto.
FRANZ IGNAZ BECK
Beck: L'Isle deserte, Opéra comique in one acte
Ana Maria Labin, Samantha Gaul, Theodore Browne, Fabian Kelly, La Stagione Frankfurt, Michael Schneider
[ CPO / CD - released 24/Sep/2021 ]
Franz Ignaz Beck is one of the most fascinating composers of the eighteenth century, a musical visionary as well as a »genuine European« with roots in Mannheim. His opera L'isle déserte, long regarded as lost, has resurfaced in a score manuscript in...
C.P.E. BACH / JOSEPH HAYDN
Times of Transition - Cello concertos by C.P.E. Bach and Haydn
Andreas Brantelid (cello) / Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen
[ Naxos / CD - released 27/Aug/2021 ]
The three cello concertos on this disc illustrate that fertile period in the second half of the 18th century when features of the Baroque were gradually replaced by the so-called galant style. Foremost amongst the composers inaugurating this change...
Andrés Gabetta; Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal
Vivaldi & Guido: Le quattro stagioni
[ Château de Versailles Spectacles / 2 CD/DVD - released 9/Jul/2021 ]
What if Vivaldi's famous Quattro Stagioni, performed in Paris in 1728, had been preceded by those of Guido, the star violinist of the Parisian orchestras of Louis XIV's maturity? Here, at last, are these two works reunited: to the wellknown...