Below is a list of all classical CD titles released in the last 120 days.
ANTON EDVARD PRATTE
A. E. Pratté: Works for the Harp
Delphine Constantin-Reznik (harp) / Norrköping Symphony Orchestra / Daniela Musca
[ BIS SACD / SACD - released 1/Oct/2021 ]
A new discovery: Swedish harp music from the early 19th century.
Adam: La Jolie Fille de Gand (Complete Ballet)
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia
[ Naxos / 2 CD - released 24/Jan/2022 ]
After increasing successes with ballets, melodramas and theatrical works, Adolphe Adam won widespread acclaim with Giselle.. A year later he wrote La Jolie Fille de Gand, which was received just as enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike.
Adams: Must the Devil have all the good tunes? (LP)
Yuja Wang (piano) / Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel
[ Deutsche Grammophon / LP - released 23/Oct/2021 ]
World Premiere Recording by the Grammy-winning team of Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel. Featuring star Yuja Wang at the piano. The work was commissioned by Los Angeles Philharmonic and was inspired by an article about Dorothy Day in the...
Sarah Aristidou, Daniel Barenboim, Emmanuel Pahud, Christian Rivet, Orchester des Wandels, Thomas Guggeis
[ Alpha Classics / CD - released 12/Nov/2021 ]
The French-Cypriot soprano Sarah Aristidou joins Alpha and here presents her very first album. Twice named 'Best Newcomer' by Opernwelt for two contemporary creations, she is a favourite interpreter of Jörg Widmann who has already written two works...
BARBER / FAURE / PALESTRINA / MOZART / BRAHMS / ALLEGRI / ELGAR / etc
Agnus Dei (LP)
The Choir of New College Oxford, Edward Higginbottom
[ Warner Erato Classics Vinyl / 2 LP - released 12/Nov/2021 ]
This richly varied collection of meditative sacred music takes its name, Agnus Dei, from the opening item, a setting for voices of Samuel Barber's celebrated and deeply expressive Adagio for Strings.
Aho: Double and Triple Concertos
Dimitri Mestdag, Anneleen Lenaerts (harp), Storioni Trio (Wouter Vossen, violin), Marc Vossen (cello), Bart van de Roer (piano), Antwerp Symphony Orch
[ BIS / CD - released 3/Dec/2021 ]
Two recent and unusual concertos from the prolific Finnish composer.
Albeniz: 4-Hand Piano Music
Dúo Van Duá (piano)
[ Naxos Spanish Classics / CD - released 12/Nov/2021 ]
Albéniz's distinctive musical vocabulary, with its sensual harmonies, rich melodic lines and characteristic rhythmic figures, has ensured lasting popularity, not least in his music for the piano.
HAYDN / CHOPIN / MESSIAEN / VINE / SCRIABIN / PROKOFIEV / etc
Alexander Gadjiev - Live
Alexander Gadjiev (piano)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD Box Set - released 1/Oct/2021 ]
ALEXANDER GADJIEV, winner of the 2021 Sydney International Piano Competition, makes his debut recording for Decca (Australia) on the Eloquence "New Series" imprint, devoted to brand new recordings.
Alexandre Kantorow plays Brahms
Alexandre Kantorow (piano)
[ BIS / Hybrid SACD - released 3/Dec/2021 ]
"'An absorbing interpretation that revels in the quasi-symphonic dimensions of Brahms's piano writing and allows the musical argument to unfold with the maximum degree of spaciousness." BBC Music Recording of the Month Feb 22
Alicia de Larrocha plays Albéniz Piano Favourites
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
[ Parnassus / CD - released 7/Nov/2021 ]
TRADITIONAL / CARESANA / ROSSI / GIRAMO / LEGRENZI / etc
L'arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar, with Vincenzo Capezzuto (counter-tenor), João Fernandes (bass), Zachary Wilder (tenor), etc
[ Erato Classics / 2 CD - released 29/Oct/2021 ]
Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata and eight guest singers explore the musical highways and byways of Naples, the most intoxicating and idiosyncratic of Italy's large cities. Alla Napoletana, a double album, expresses the city's mercurial personality.
W. A. MOZART
Amadeus - The Best of Mozart (LP)
Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Christian Zacharias (piano), Wiener Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, etc
[ Warner Classics Vinyl / LP - released 26/Nov/2021 ]
Selected highlights from Mozart's masterpieces by wonderful artists such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Riccardo Muti, Sabine Meyer, Natalie Dessay, Cecilia Bartoli and Christian Zacharias.
LOEFFLER / RUGGLES / HANSON / COWELL
Basque National Orchestra, Robert Trevino
[ Ondine / CD - released 29/Oct/2021 ]
All four American composers on this new album by the Basque National Orchestra and conductor Robert Trevino wrote music that was known, played and esteemed during their lifetimes, but none of them ever had a huge 'hit' and so the pieces here are...
Eliasson: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4
Anders Paulsson soprano (saxophone), Christian Lindberg (trombone
[ BIS / CD - released 7/Jan/2022 ]
The music of Anders Eliasson championed by two of Sweden's finest orchestras.
Anderson: Orchestral Works (Complete)
BBC Concert Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, with Kim Criswell (soprano) & William Dazeley (baritone)
[ Naxos / 5 CD Box Set - released 12/Nov/2021 ]
Leroy Anderson etched out his own unique place in American music - a composer rigorously trained in the classical tradition whose records could top the pop charts, a reclusive personality whose compositions became household words.
Andreas Haefliger plays Beethoven
Andreas Haefliger (piano)
[ BIS / CD - released 7/Jan/2022 ]
An all-Beethoven disc from the Swiss pianist.
Orchestre Victor Hugo, Jean-François Verdier
[ Alpha Classics / CD - released 14/Jan/2022 ]
An eminent ambassador of the 'French touch' in jazz and winner of many awards (Django-Reinhardt, Victoires du Jazz, Django d'Or, SACEM jazz awards) - Baptiste Trotignon has been composing for symphony orchestras and classical musicians for several...
CILEA / PURCELL / TCHAIKOVSKY / VERDI / PUCCINI / WAGNER
Anna Netrebko - Amata dalle tenebre
Anna Netrebko (soprano) / Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Chailly
[ Deusche Grammophon / CD - released 19/Nov/2021 ]
"She's in her element [as Manon Lescaut], as she is with Tchaikovsky's Lisa, where the voice sounds beautiful and the emotional trajectory is wonderfully plotted and detailed." Gramophone
SCARLATTI / DEBUSSY/ RAVEL / BEETHOVEN / FAURE / SATIE / etc
Anne Queffélec - The Complete Erato Recordings
Anne Queffelec (piano) with Pierre Amoyal (violin), Imogen Cooper (piano), Frédéric Lodéon (cello) & others
[ Erato / Warner Classics / 21 CD Box Set - released 18/Jan/2022 ]
A pianist whose exceptional intelligence and sensitivity draws on her effervescent spirit, Anne Queffélec learned her craft in both Paris and Vienna. Her close relationship with Erato, which dates back to 1970, has produced a rich discography.