Classical Upcoming Releases

Classical Upcoming Releases

The following classical CD titles are due for release / re-release in the near future.

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Pickard: Sixteen Sunrises & Symphony No. 5 cover
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JOHN PICKARD
Pickard: Sixteen Sunrises & Symphony No. 5
BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Martyn Brabbins
[ BIS / CD - due 30/Jun/2017 ]
Born in 1963, John Pickard is best known for a series of powerful orchestral and instrumental works and previous recordings on BIS of his music have received critical acclaim in reviews such as Gramophone('simply stunning'), American Record...
Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 20 Nos 4-6 (Vol. 2) cover
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JOSEPH HAYDN
Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 20 Nos 4-6 (Vol. 2)
Chiaroscuro Quartet
[ BIS / CD - due 30/Jun/2017 ]
The so-called 'Sun' quartets of Joseph Haydn's Op. 20 are often said to represent an unprecedented flowering of his string quartet writing, establishing a high watermark to which every other subsequent composer of quartets has paid homage. The six...
Flaminis Aura cover
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TOMMIE HAGLUND
Flaminis Aura
Ernst Simon Glaser, cello Gothenburg Symphony / David AfkhamTrio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen; Julia Kretz-Larsson, violinMalmö Symphony Orchestra
[ BIS / CD - due 30/Jun/2017 ]
This composer portrait opens with Tommie Haglund'sfirst score for full orchestra -the cello concerto Flaminisaura. Composed in 2001 and rewarded 13 years later with Sweden's most important composition prize, the work is in a single movement with a...
American String Quartet & Quintet cover
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DVORAK
American String Quartet & Quintet
Škampa Quartet
[ Champs Hill / CD - due 30/Jun/2017 ]
Following a very successful concert at the Music Room of Champs Hill, the renowned Škampa Quartet returned to Champs Hill to record this disc featuring Antonín Dvořák's American String Quartet and Quintet Opp. 96-97, joined by violist Krzysztof...
London Conchord Ensemble From Vienna cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
London Conchord Ensemble From Vienna
London Conchord Ensemble
[ Champs Hill / CD - due 30/Jun/2017 ]
The London Conchord Ensemble returns to the Music Room at Champs Hill to present a double-disc of music from Vienna including works by Beethoven, Berg, Mozart, Schoenberg, Johann Strauss II and Zemlinsky. The ensemble says of the programming: ''When...
On The Nature Of Daylight (12") cover
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Max Richter
On The Nature Of Daylight (12")
[ Studio Richter / 12in - due 30/Jun/2017 ]
12" vinyl edition (180GM) of 'On The Nature Of Daylight', which is the title track from the soundtrack to Denis Villeneuve's movie 'Arrival'.'On The Nature Of Daylight' was originally featured on Max's landmark album 'The Blue Notebooks', which with...
Infra cover
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MAX RICHTER
Infra
Max Richter, Nick Barr, Natalia Bonner, Ian Burdge, Christ Worsey, Louisa Fuller
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - due 30/Jun/2017 ]
Scored for piano, electronics, and string quartet, Infra is an expansion of a 25-minute piece Richter wrote for a collaboration with choreographer Wayne McGregor and visual artist Julian Opie The original ballet was a response to the London...
Bel Canto Paganini cover
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PAGANINI / RACHEL BARTON PINE
Bel Canto Paganini
Rachel Barton Pine (violin)
[ Avie / CD - due 30/Jun/2017 ]
Rachel Barton Pine traverses Paganini's ground breaking set of 24 Caprices with virtuosic flair and, in equal measure, reverence for the bel canto - or "beautiful singing" - style of the composer's generation. Playing on the 'ex-Bazzini, ex-Soldat'...
Stolen Rhythm cover
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CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD
Stolen Rhythm
Rambert Orchestra, Phoenix Piano Trio, Ivana Gavric
[ Champs Hill / CD - due 30/Jun/2017 ]
RPS Award-winning British composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad's fourth disc with Champs Hill Records, this is a compilation of chamber orchestral, chamber and solo piano works inspired by composers from the past. Cheryl Frances-Hoad explains the meaning...
Debussy Sonatas and Piano Trios cover
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DEBUSSY
Debussy Sonatas and Piano Trios
Te Kōkī Trio
[ Rattle Records / CD - due 30/Jun/2017 ]
For their debut release on Rattle, Te Kōkī Trio has chosen a programme of some of the most beautiful small-scale chamber music ever written, 50 minutes of sublime Debussy. This wonderful recording combines works from the opposite ends of Debussy's...
Alicia de Larrocha: The First Recordings [1954-55] cover
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ESPLE / RODRIGO / GRANADOS / TURINA / MOMPOU
Alicia de Larrocha: The First Recordings [1954-55]
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 3 CD Box Set - due 1/Jul/2017 ]
"Miss Larrocha strikes me as one of the very best pianists to have come out of Spain in recent years. She has an impeccably clean technique, considerable strength, verve and temperament, but a level enough head to keep her from exaggerating effects …
Rachmaninov & Khachaturian: Piano Concertos cover
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV / ARAM KHACHATURIAN
Rachmaninov & Khachaturian: Piano Concertos
Alicia de Larrocha (piano) / London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - due 1/Jul/2017 ]
"The slow movement of the Piano Concerto as interpreted by a Spanish pianist and a Spanish conductor sounds evocatively like Falla and the finale is also infectiously jaunty." Penguin Guide
Adams, J.L. - Canticles of the Holy Wind cover
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JOHN LUTHER ADAMS
Adams, J.L. - Canticles of the Holy Wind
Amy Garapic (percussion) / The Crossing, Donald Nally
[ Cantaloupe / CD - due 1/Jul/2017 ]
Lauded by the New York Times as a "...hypnotic and ethereally beautiful invocation of wind, sky and birdsong," John Luther Adams' Canticles of the Holy Wind, performed by the renowned chamber choir The Crossing, is his most technically challenging...
New Era cover
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DANZI / MOZART / STAMITZ
New Era
Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet) / Kammerakademie Potsdam, Albrecht Mayer
[ Decca / CD - due 1/Jul/2017 ]
"…it would be hard to imagine classier performances than these. With his velvet, sensuous tone and minute control of dynamics, Ottensamer surely has few peers among today's clarinettists…A perfect disc for any clarinet lover…" Gramophone
Ernst Toch: Solo Piano Pieces cover
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ERNST TOCH
Ernst Toch: Solo Piano Pieces
Anna Magdalena Kokits (piano)
[ Capriccio / CD - due 1/Jul/2017 ]
All the works on this album derive from the inter-war years, i.e. the period in which Toch completely de-romanticized his music by disregarding late Romantic harmonic conventions and restrictions. "What has always fascinated and impressed me from the...
Dove: Nights Not Spent Alone cover
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JONATHAN DOVE
Dove: Nights Not Spent Alone
Anna Tsybuleva (piano)
[ Champs Hill / CD - due 1/Jul/2017 ]
"Beautifully sung, with crystalline diction" Sunday Times
Fantasien cover
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C.P.E. BACH / SCHUBERT / BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS
Fantasien
Anna Tsybuleva (piano)
[ Champs Hill / CD - due 1/Jul/2017 ]
Following her first prize win at the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition, Russian-born Anna Tsybuleva releases her debut solo recording with Champs Hill Records as part of her prize. The album showcases four fantasy-themed works by CPE bach,...
Daniel Barenboim: A Retrospective - complete Sony recordings [43 CDs + 3 DVDs] cover
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BERG / MOZART / ELGAR / SCHUBERT / RODRIGO / BERLIOZ / etc
Daniel Barenboim: A Retrospective - complete Sony recordings [43 CDs + 3 DVDs]
English Chamber Orchestrea, Berliner Philharmoniker [Berlin Philharmonic], Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim
[ Sony Classical / 46 CD/DVD Box Set - due 1/Jul/2017 ]
Celebrating Pianist, Conductor and Ambassador of music...Daniel Barenboim. The first ever collection of Daniel Barenboim's complete recordings as conductor and pianist for RCA and Sony Classical in an original-jackets collection.
Paavo Järvi conducts Richard Strauss [Don Juan / Ein Heldenleben] cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Paavo Järvi conducts Richard Strauss [Don Juan / Ein Heldenleben]
NHK Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi
[ RCA Red Seal / Sony Classical / CD - due 1/Jul/2017 ]
"Supremely vivid Strauss, guided by the surest of conducting hands…[this] series - may it be all the symphonic poems - can only go from strength to strength. Amazing work." BBC Music Five Stars Recording of the Month - May 2017
Northern Lights cover
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TRADITIONAL
Northern Lights
Cantus
[ Decca / CD Box Set - due 1/Jul/2017 ]
Cantus sang the opening track 'Vuelie' on the soundtrack of Disney's Frozen, the highest grossing animated film of all time. The Norwegian all-female choir are ranked as one of the leading choirs in the world by Interkulture.