Below is a list of all classical CD titles released in the last 120 days.
FALLA / SUK / SCHUMANN / VIEUXTEMPS / TCHAIKOVSKY etc
Janine Jansen (violin), Antonio Pappano (piano)
[ Decca / CD - released 10/Sep/2021 ]
For the first time in history, twelve of the most wonderful violins ever made by the finest violin maker of all time, Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), have travelled across the world for a ground-breaking new project with violin superstar Janine...
DUSAPIN / FOCCROULLE / HOSOKAWA / JOLAS / LACOTE
30 Years of New Organ Works (1991-2021)
Bernard Foccroulle; Sonia Wieder-Atherton; Yoann Tardivel
[ Fuga Libera / CD - released 24/Sep/2021 ]
During the years in which Bernard Foccroulle was successively director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, he never ceased to devote himself to his instrument, the organ, regularly making recordings, giving...
Kadialy Kouyate (kora)
Aado - Senegalese Kora
[ Naxos World / CD - released 24/Sep/2021 ]
Kadialy's captivating kora skills originate from his long family history of Kouyate griots. Embracing the art of traditional storytelling, via the 21-stringed kora, he draws on his past heritage for inspiration.
Abdi: Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle (Complete opera)
Mohammad Motamedi, Hossein Alishapour, Babak Sabouri, Eshaq Anvar / Credo Chamber Choir, Ukraine National Symphony, Vladimir Sirenko
[ Naxos / 2 CD - released 13/Aug/2021 ]
The music of Iranian composer Behzad Abdi fuses dastgāh (the Iranian modal system) with Western classical forms. He wrote Iran's first national opera, Rumi, and Hafez also exemplifies his approach to the medium.
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.
Addinsell: Goodbye Mr. Chips / A Tale of Two Cities
Philip Martin (piano), Roderick Ems (piano) / BBC Concert Orchestra, Kenneth Alwyn
[ Naxos British Light Music / CD - released 25/Jun/2021 ]
World-famous for the Warsaw Concerto from the film Dangerous Moonlight, Richard Addinsell was one of Britain's leading composers for stage and screen. This selection ranges widely over every area of his achievement.
Samuli Peltonen (cello), Hiyoli Togawa (viola), Piet Van Bockstal (oboe), Simon Reitmaier (clarinet), Bram van Sambeek (bassoon), Marie Luise Neunecke
[ BIS SACD / SACD - released 2/Jul/2021 ]
Seven instrumental solos by the Finnish symphonist
Canticum Novum; Emmanuel Bardon
[ Ambronay Éditions / CD - released 28/May/2021 ]
With Al-Basma - imprint in Arabic-, Canticum Novum continues at Ambronay Editions its journey to the heart of the medieval Iberian Peninsula. Magnificent Arab-Andalusian songs side by side with the Codex of Montpellier and the Cantigas de Santa Marìa...
Albinoni: Concertos, Sonata, Adagio
I Musici, Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields
[ Alto / CD - released 4/Sep/2021 ]
"that Albinoni wrote excellent solo concertos is clear enough from this record, all players involved are splendid …very well recorded. These will please admirers of I Musici, the group is well-balanced and the soloists admirable. The oboe concerto...
AMY BEACH / FLORENCE PRICE / SAMUEL BARBER
Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, with Matthew Rose (bass)
[ Chandos / CD - released 28/May/2021 ]
"I'd be delighted to listen to more Beach and Price performed with this courage, erudition and aplomb, and keenly anticipate the Collective's next offering." - Gramophone, Editor's Choice July 2021
BERNSTEIN / IVES / BARBER / CRAWFORD
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, James Gaffigan
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - released 28/May/2021 ]
Vivid testimony to the multifaceted partnership of James Gaffigan and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, their latest release invites us to explore the conductor's American roots, from the most mischievous (Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story) to the...
Véronique Gens; Étienne Dupuis; Nicole Car; Eric Huchet; Chantal Santon Jeffery; Armando Noguera; Münchner Rundfunkorchester; Stefan Blunier
[ Bru Zane / CD/Book - released 11/Jun/2021 ]
Normandy in the Années Folles. Romantic encounters, changes of identity and unexpected comic twists: in Passionnément, André Messager places himself at the intersection of café-concert, American popular music and French operetta. The score is swept...
TCHAIKOVSKY / RACHMANINOV / TOSTI / DUPARC / FALLA
Anita Rachvelishvili - Elegie
Anita Rachvelishvili (mezzo-soprano) Vincenzo Scalera (piano)
[ Sony Classics / CD - released 16/Jul/2021 ]
"Élégie" is the second Sony release from Anita Rachvelishvili, showcasing her in the song repertoire to which she has a special connection despite being best known as a star of the world's greatest opera houses.
RICHARD WAGNER / ALBAN BERG / GUSTAV MAHLER
Anja Harteros - Wagner Berg Mahler
Anja Harteros (soprano), Münchner Philharmoniker, Valery Gergiev
[ Münchner Philharmoniker / CD - released 6/Aug/2021 ]
Critics and audiences alike have nothing but rapturous praise for the voice of Anja Harteros. Some experts even regard her as the greatest female singer of the present day.
SIBELIUS / MOZART / RACHMANINOV / DELIUS / WALTON / ELGAR / etc
Anthony Collins - Complete Decca Recordings
Moura Lympany, Ruggiero Ricci, Friedrich Gulda, Gervase de Peyer, Orchestras conducted by Anthony Collins
[ Decca Eloquence / 14 CD Box Set - released 23/Jul/2021 ]
Including several recordings new to CD, the complete published Decca legacy of noted Sibelius conductor Anthony Collins is collected for the first time on disc.
Doron David Sherwin; Julien Martin; Josh Cheatham; Skip Sempé
Antico - Moderno
[ Paradizo / CD - released 6/Aug/2021 ]
Paradizo features the recordings of Skip Sempé as solo harpsichordist, chamber musician, conductor and director of the ensembles that he founded: Capriccio Stravagante, the Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orchestra and Capriccio Stravagante Les 24...
CALDARA / SCARLATTI / VALENTINI
Appena chiudo gli occhi: Cantatas for solo voice with violin
Giuseppina Bridelli; Quartetto Vanvitelli
[ Arcana / CD - released 28/May/2021 ]
After the success of Duel (Opera Choice in BBC Music Magazine, Disc of the Month in Opera magazine, etc.), Giuseppina Bridelli presents a new solo project alongside the Quartetto Vanvitelli (recently awarded '5 Diapasons' in the magazine Diapason for...
Arensky: Egyptian Nights - Complete Ballet
Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Dmitry Yablonsky
[ Naxos / CD - released 27/Aug/2021 ]
A student of Rimsky-Korsakov and the teacher of Rachmaninov and Scriabin, Anton Arensky holds a distinguished place in the history of Russian music as both an academic and a composer. For his 1900 ballet Egyptian Nights, based on Pushkin, he chose an...
Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa
Renaud Capucon (violin/conductor) / Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, with Guillaume Bellom (piano)
[ Erato Classics / CD - released 10/Sep/2021 ]
In Autumn 2021 Renaud Capuçon becomes Artistic Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. His first recording with the ensemble is devoted to the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.
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...