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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Timeless Light: Estonian Cello Works cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Timeless Light: Estonian Cello Works
Allar Kaasik (cello)
[ Bis / CD - due 29/Sep/2017 ]
Allar Kaasik has enjoyed a long and fruitful career, in his native Estonia as well as abroad. Reflecting on it in the liner notes to this very personal disc, he singles out one particular aspect: the ambition to embrace the very latest compositions...
Scarlatti Sonatas Vol 2 cover
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DOMENICO SCARLATTI
Scarlatti Sonatas Vol 2
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 29/Sep/2017 ]
After the success of Angela Hewitt's first album of Scarlatti sonatas, it is a joy to announce the appearance of a second. As Angela herself writes of this new selection, many fresh to her repertoire, this is 'appealing, unique, dazzling' music-...
Lost Is My Quiet - Duets and Solo Songs cover
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PURCELL / MENDELSSOHN / SCHUMANN / QUILTER
Lost Is My Quiet - Duets and Solo Songs
Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Iestyn Davies, counter-tenor; Joseph Middleton, piano
[ Bis / CD - due 29/Sep/2017 ]
Carolyn Sampson and Iestyn Davies have collaborated on many occasions in the field of Baroque opera and oratorio, but on this occasion they venture into a somewhat different territory. In the company of Joseph Middleton, they have been exploring the...
Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano cover
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MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano
Christian Poltéra (cello), Ronald Brautigam (piano)
[ Bis / CD - due 29/Sep/2017 ]
It is well known that Felix Mendelssohn's sister Fanny was a highly talented musician, but fewer are familiar with the fact that there were two other musical siblings in the Mendelssohn family: Rebecka, a gifted singer, and Paul, a very competent...
It's A Wonderful Life cover
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Houston Grand Opera and Patrick Summers
It's A Wonderful Life
[ Pentatone / 2 CD - due 29/Sep/2017 ]
Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer knew before they ever wrote a note or a line of It's a Wonderful Life that there are challenges in adapting a treasured classic for the operatic stage. After all, Heggie and Scheer's hit 2010 opera...
A Lute By Sixtus Rauwolf: French & German Baroque Music cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
A Lute By Sixtus Rauwolf: French & German Baroque Music
Jakob Lindberg (lute)
[ Bis / CD - due 29/Sep/2017 ]
The lute by Sixtus Rauwolf heard on this recording was probably built in the last decade of the sixteenth century. Some hundred years later, in 1715, it was converted to suit the musical tastes and demands of the baroque period. For this disc, Jakob...
Brahms: The Complete Solo Piano Works, Volume 5 cover
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JOHANNES BRHAMS
Brahms: The Complete Solo Piano Works, Volume 5
Jonathan Plowright (piano)
[ Bis / CD - due 29/Sep/2017 ]
Having opened his survey of Brahms's music for solo piano with the third piano sonata, Jonathan Plowright has saved the composer's Opus 1, Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, for the closing disc in the series. Brahms brought the sonata with him when he...
Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell & other works cover
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JOHN BLOW
Blow: An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell & other works
Samuel Boden (tenor), Thomas Walker (tenor), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 29/Sep/2017 ]
An album of music for the connoisseur-of extraordinary singing as much as of the English Baroque. This wonderful recital ranges widely across Blow's vocal and instrumental music, Arcangelo again demonstrating their versatility in repertoire which...
Debussy: Piano Music cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Debussy: Piano Music
Steven Osborne (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 29/Sep/2017 ]
Steven Osborne's unerring command of the elusive ambiguities of Debussy's piano-writing has already been amply confirmed by his earlier recording of the two books of Préludes; these lustrous new accounts of the Images, Estampes and Children's Corner...
Dvorak: String Quartet No 14 & String Quintet No 3 "American" cover
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ANTONIN DVORAK
Dvorak: String Quartet No 14 & String Quintet No 3 "American"
Takacs Quartet, Lawrence Power (viola)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 29/Sep/2017 ]
A new release from the Takács Quartet is guaranteed to be a highlight of the musical year, and this one easily exceeds all expectations. The 'American' quintet dates from Dvoƙák's sojourn in the New World, the quartet from his return to old-world...
L'Opéra: 19th French opera arias & duets cover
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GOUNOD / MASSENET / THOMAS / BIZET / OFFENBACH / MASSENET / etc
L'Opéra: 19th French opera arias & duets
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) with Sonya Yoncheva (soprano) & Ludovic Tézier (baritone) / Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Bertrand de Billy
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 1/Oct/2017 ]
"There should be no carping at his finely judged phrasing, his psychological acuity and, when he hits a sweet spot, sheer seductive swagger." The Times
Mahler: Symphony No 1 cover
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GUSTAV MAHLER
Mahler: Symphony No 1
Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott
[ Tudor SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 2/Oct/2017 ]
"…this one of the best recorded accounts we've had since Kubelík and Bernstein… Nott, you feel, has got under Mahler's skin; Gergiev is merely offering an impersonation." Gramophone Magazine Editor's Choice - August 2008
Strauss, (R): Eine Alpensinfonie [Alpine Symphony] (with Mahler - Adagio from Symphony 10) cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Strauss, (R): Eine Alpensinfonie [Alpine Symphony] (with Mahler - Adagio from Symphony 10)
European Union Youth Orchestra, James Judd
[ Alto Records / CD - due 9/Oct/2017 ]
"Special praise is due to the twenty horns who play flawlessly and of which a band is atmospherically positioned for the "offstage" hunting passage." Recording of the Month MusicWeb June 2017.
Walter Gieseking - The 1950s Solo Studio Recordings cover
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CHOPIN / BRAHMS / SCHUMANN / SCHUBERT / SCRIABIN
Walter Gieseking - The 1950s Solo Studio Recordings
Walter Gieseking (piano)
[ APR / 4 CD Box Set - due 10/Oct/2017 ]
"Gieseking's artistry, whether at its finest or least convincing repays constant consideration. He remains an artist with a permanent rather than temporary place in the pantheon of great pianists." International Piano, September 2017 ****
Arvo Pärt: Anima cover
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ARVO PART
Arvo Pärt: Anima
Alea Saxophone Quartet
[ Col Legno / CD - due 13/Oct/2017 ]
Arvo Pärt, by virtue of his distinctive, soulful music, enthuses his audience like no other contemporary classical composer. This album is the first-ever compilation of all compositions by Pärt that have been transcribed for saxophone quartet -...
Aho: Saxophone Concerto and Quintet cover
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KALEVI AHO
Aho: Saxophone Concerto and Quintet
Anders Paulsson (soprano saxophone), Lapland Chamber Orchestra / John Storgårds
[ BIS / CD - due 13/Oct/2017 ]
Recent works by the indefatigable Kalevi Aho. To date, KaleviAhohas composed sixteen symphonies and twenty-eight concertos, several operas and a large number of chamber works -a rate of production which is all the more impressive considering the...
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Volume 1 cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Volume 1
Chloë Hanslip (violin) & Danny Driver (piano)
[ Rubicon Classics / CD - due 13/Oct/2017 ]
Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver are approaching the culmination of a complete Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle where each concert is both broadcast live by the BBC on Radio 3, and recorded by Andrew Keener and Phil Rowlands for Rubicon. Beethoven's ten...
Bach: Musikalisches Opfer cover
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J.S. BACH
Bach: Musikalisches Opfer
Masaaki Suzuki (harpsichord), Members of the Bach Collegium Japan
[ BIS / CD - due 13/Oct/2017 ]
Johann Sebastian Bach's appearance on 7th May 1747 at the court of Frederick the Great is the best documented event in the composer's otherwise unglamorous career. During the proceedings, Frederick provided Bach with an exceptionally difficult theme...
O Holy Night: A Merton Christmas cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
O Holy Night: A Merton Christmas
Choir of Merton College, Oxford, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Benjamin Nicholas
[ Delphian / CD - due 20/Oct/2017 ]
The Choir of Merton College joins forces with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra for a recording of director Benjamin Nicholas's favourite popular carols. Two of John Rutter's most exquisite works are complemented by orchestral versions of wellloved...
3 Sonatas For Viola da Gamba cover
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C.P.E. BACH
3 Sonatas For Viola da Gamba
Johanna Rose (viola da gamba), Javier Núñez (harpsichord)
[ Rubicon Classics / CD - due 20/Oct/2017 ]
Composed during his time at the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin, these sonatas provided the court gambaist with ample opportunities to display both virtuosity and sensitivity. The viola da gamba was going out of fashion when the forward -...