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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Guinovart: Alba Eterna (complete opera) cover
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ALBERT GUINOVART
Guinovart: Alba Eterna (complete opera)
Albert Guinovart (piano) Marta Mathéu (soprano) Anna Alàs (mezzo-soprano), Marc Sala (tenor) Josep-Ramon Olivé (baritone) / Franz Schubert Filharmonia
[ Sony Music / 2 CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
Alba Eterna is an opera in two acts, by the composer Albert Guinovart with a libretto by Jordi Faura and performed by the Franz Schubert Filharmonia orchestra, conducted by Tomàs Grau.
Beethoven: Cello Sonatas cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Cello Sonatas
Alisa Weilerstein (cello) & Inon Barnatan (piano)
[ Pentatone / 2 CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan present a complete recording of Beethoven's cello sonatas. Composed over a span of nearly twenty years, these works not only contain some of the most appealing and lyrical music Beethoven wrote, but...
Saint-Georges: 6 Concertante Quartets cover
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JOSEPH BOULOGNE SAINT-GEORGES
Saint-Georges: 6 Concertante Quartets
Arabella String Quartet
[ Naxos / CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
A brilliant swordsman, athlete, violin virtuoso and composer, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges might well lay claim to being the most talented figure in an age of remarkable individuals.
Gesualdo: Il liuto del principe cover
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CARLO GESUALDO
Gesualdo: Il liuto del principe
Bor Zuljan (liuto attirobato)
[ Ricercar / CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
The scandalous composer Carlo Gesualdo, Principe di Venosa, was also an excellent lutenist extolled by his contemporaries. At the end of the sixteenth century he received the first two prototypes of the archlute.
L'Aimable. Une journée avec Louis XV cover
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FRANCOIS COUPERIN / FRANCOIS d'AGINCOURT / PIERRE DANDRIEU / LOUIS-CLAUDE DAQUIN / etc
L'Aimable. Une journée avec Louis XV
Céline Frisch (harpsichord)
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
'But what are we going to do with all these pleasures?' A question sung tête-à-tête by the Princess and the Prince in Jacques Demy's film Peau d'âne (Donkey Skin), and a more bothersome question for harpsichordists drawn to the age of Louis XV.
Vagues et ombres cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY / LUNA PEARL WOOLF
Vagues et ombres
Collectif9
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
This recording developed out of our profound admiration of a great work - could we, as nine string players, perform Claude Debussy's La Mer and do it justice?
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132, String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135 cover
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Ehnes Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132, String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135
[ Onyx Classcis / CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
The final volume in the critically acclaimed set of recordings by the Ehnes Quartet of the late quartets of Beethoven. Gramophone magazine said of the Op.130 & 133 album ONYX4199; 'It's many a year since I've heard string quartet playing that's more...
Haydn: The Complete Strings Quartets played on period instruments cover
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JOSEPH HAYDN
Haydn: The Complete Strings Quartets played on period instruments
Festetics Quartet
[ Arcana / 19 CD Box Set - due 27/May/2022 ]
This remarkable undertaking by the Festetics Quartet represents the first and only recording of Haydn's complete String Quartets on period instruments. Recorded in Budapest between 1993 and 2006.
Terzi: Lute Music cover
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GIOVANNI ANTONIO TERZI
Terzi: Lute Music
Florent Marie (lute)
[ Carpe Diem / CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
French lutenist Florent Marie presents a collection of solo lute works by Giovanni Antonio Terzi (fl. 1580-1600). Terzi was a composer addressing modernity, as well as being a true European. The purpose of this recording is to try and supplement...
Thalberg: Fantasies on Operas by Gaetano Donizetti cover
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SIGISMOND THALBERG / GAETANO DONIZETTI
Thalberg: Fantasies on Operas by Gaetano Donizetti
Francesco Nicolosi (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
Sigismond Thalberg was one of the most distinguished pianists of his time, embarking on a solo career in the 1830s and touring as far as the Americas. Thalberg was considered a rival to Liszt.
Pärt: Wherever I Go cover
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ARVO PART
Pärt: Wherever I Go
Gunter Herbig (electric guitar)
[ Gramola / CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
Gunter Herbig's meditative guitar albums have become cult objects far beyond the classical music scene. After 'ex oriente' with arrangements of piano music by Gurdjieff/de Hartmann (BIS Records) and the Villa-Lobos album 'Tristorosa' (Aldila...
Suppe: Mozart [Incidental Music] cover
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FRANZ von SUPPE
Suppe: Mozart [Incidental Music]
Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Dario Salvi
[ Naxos / CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
Universally famous for his glorious overtures Light Cavalry and Poet and Peasant, Franz von Suppé was one of the greatest exponents of the golden Age of Viennese Operetta. But he was also a master of incidental music for popular plays.
Britten: The Turn of the Screw cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Britten: The Turn of the Screw
La Monnaie Chamber Orchestra; Ben Glassberg / Sally Matthews; Julian Hubbard; Carole Wilson; Giselle Allen; Ed Lyon; Henri de Beauffort; Katharina Bie
[ Alpha Classics / 2 CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
Nothing is as it appears in the old English manor house of Bly. A new governess takes up her post and discovers that the children who are her new charges are under the influence of the ghosts of the previous governess and her depraved lover.
Sacrati: La finta pazza cover
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FRANCESCO SACRATI
Sacrati: La finta pazza
Leonardo García Alarcón; Cappella Mediterranea
[ Château de Versailles Spectacles / 3 CD Box Set - due 27/May/2022 ]
1645: for the pleasure of the Queen Mother Anne of Austria, and attended by a young King Louis XIV, Cardinal Mazarin put on the first Italian opera in Paris. The Italian company, invited at great expense, performed Sacrati's La Finta Pazza.
Verdi: La Traviata cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: La Traviata
Lisette Oropesa (Violetta), René Barbera (Alfredo Germont), Lester Lynch (Giorgio Germont), Dresdner Philharmonie, Daniel Oren
[ Pentatone / 2 CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
The Dresdner Philharmonie, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden and conductor Daniel Oren present Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata, together with a stellar cast including René Barbera as Alfredo, Lester Lynch as Germont, and world star soprano Lisette...
Oh, ma belle brunette cover
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ANONYMOUS
Oh, ma belle brunette
Reinoud Van Mechelen (tenor), A Nocte Temporis, with Anna Besson (baroque flute)
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
The term 'brunette' refers not only to a young woman with brown hair, but also to a musical form that was highly fashionable from the late seventeenth century to the early eighteenth.
Taneyev: Orchestral Works cover
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SERGEY IVANOVICH TANEYEV
Taneyev: Orchestral Works
Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra & Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Sanderling, with Ilya Kaler (violin) & Gnesin Academy Chorus
[ Naxos / 4 CD Box Set - due 27/May/2022 ]
Sergey Taneyev was a monumental figure of late 19th-century Russian music. He was a student of Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky, and became teacher to Rachmaninov and Scriabin.
Offenbach: Le voyage dans la lune cover
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JACQUES OFFENBACH
Offenbach: Le voyage dans la lune
Violette Polchi, Sheva Tehoval, Matthieu Lécroart, Pierre Derhet / Chœur et Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie, Pierre Dumoussaud
[ Bru Zane / 2 CD/Book - due 27/May/2022 ]
Jules Verne was the inspiration for Offenbach's opéra-féerie, premiered in 1875. The Parisian craze for this type of musical extravaganza stemmed from its impressive stage effects: for Le Voyage dans la Lune, two ballets and some twenty sets took the...
Fafchamps: Carnets de voyage cover
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JEAN-LUC FAFCHAMPS
Fafchamps: Carnets de voyage
Quatuor MP4
[ Cypres Records / CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
These "Carnets de voyage", which include all of Jean-Luc Fafchamps' pieces for string and keyboard quartet, are intimately linked to the MP4 Quartet. For several years, the four musicians have been taking them everywhere they perform.
Brahms: Œuvres pour piano à quatre mains (Intégrale musique de chambre), Vol. 10 (Live) cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Œuvres pour piano à quatre mains (Intégrale musique de chambre), Vol. 10 (Live)
Éric Le Sage (piano), Théo Fouchenneret
[ B Records / 2 CD - due 27/May/2022 ]
Funereal variations, wild or melancholic waltzes, Hungarian dances with gypsy accents: this is an anthology of Brahmsian aesthetics that beautifully concludes the complete chamber music of the composer on B Records.