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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Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem) cover
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HECTOR BERLIOZ
Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)
Bror Magnus Tødenes (tenor) / Choir of Collegiûm Mûsicûm, Bergen Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Royal Northern College of Music Choir, etc, Edward Ga
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 20/Nov/2018 ]
With this surround-sound recording of Berlioz's Requiem, Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra tackle the infinite and the immeasurable.All the grandiose, striking beauty of the Requiem's large-scale ceremonial is encapsulated by...
Bach: Keyboard Concertos for 2, 3 & 4 Pianos cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Keyboard Concertos for 2, 3 & 4 Pianos
David Fray (piano) with Emmanuel Christien, Audrey Vigoreux, Jacques Rouvier / Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 20/Nov/2018 ]
"Repeated listening is essential; again and again with true delight. Highly recommended." Nicholas Butler/Marbecks
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Vol. 3 cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Vol. 3
Chloë Hanslip (violin) & Danny Driver (piano)
[ Rubicon / CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
'If their fiery C minor sonata doesn't quite match the prodigious tension of the pre-war Busch/Serkin recording, it is still remarkable' says The Sunday Times review of Beethoven Violin Sonatas Volume 2 from Chloe Hanslip & Danny Driver. Driver's...
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte cover
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MOZART
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
European Opera Centre, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Laurent Pillot (conductor)
[ Rubicon / 2 CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
A Così with a difference: studies of the composer's manuscript by Ian Woodfield reveal that Mozart was undecided whether to 'cross' the lovers or keep them uncrossed. Key passages are altered often to startling effect - Ferrando opens the opera...
Legacy cover
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BYRD / SCHOENBERG
Legacy
Karim Said (piano)
[ Rubicon / CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
'The way in which composers influence each other, whether across generations or more directly through the master - pupil relationships that they often cultivate fascinates me. The comparison of William Byrd's 'pervasive' influence on the...
Handel: Chandos Te Deum HWV 281, Chandos Anthem No.8 HWV 253 cover
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HANDEL
Handel: Chandos Te Deum HWV 281, Chandos Anthem No.8 HWV 253
London Handel Orchestra & Soloists, Adrian Butterfield
[ Onyx / CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
Before coming into contact with James Brydges, Earl of Carnarvon, Handel was is dire straits in London. His pension of £200 a year for teaching the Royal princesses had stopped, so had the public taste for opera. London had plunged into a hedonistic,...
Nature's Solace cover
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SCHUMANN / KILPINEN / BRAHMS
Nature's Solace
Stephan Loges (bass-baritone), Iain Burnside (piano)
[ Signum / CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
Bass-baritone Stephan Loges is accompanied by Iain Burnside in a collection that explores concepts of lost youth, the transience of life and the comforting presence of nature. The programme features performances of Schumann's 12 Gedichte Op. 35 and...
Debussy: Études / Messiaen-Muraro: Fauvettes de l'Hérault, concert des garrigues cover
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DEBUSSY / MESSIAEN
Debussy: Études / Messiaen-Muraro: Fauvettes de l'Hérault, concert des garrigues
Roger Muraro (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 30/Nov/2018 ]
Marking one hundred years since the death of Claude Debussy, the harmonia mundi family of artists wished to pay homage to the acknowledged 'father of modern music.' For this final volume in our series of tributes to the composer, Roger Muraro...
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony, The Lark Ascending cover
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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony, The Lark Ascending
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, James Ehnes (violin), Sarah Fox, Mark Stone
[ Onyx / CD - due 30/Nov/2018 ]
The penultimate album in the critically acclaimed Vaughan Williams symphony cycle from the RLPO and Andrew Manze is of his 1st Symphony 'A Sea Symphony' set to words by Walt Whitman. Premiered in 1910, the start of this work is one of the most...
Cardoso: Requiem, Lamentations, Magnificat & motets cover
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MANUEL CARDOSO
Cardoso: Requiem, Lamentations, Magnificat & motets
Cupertinos, Luís Toscano (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Dec/2018 ]
Manuel Cardoso's extant works comprise five volumes of sacred choral music, published in Lisbon in the first half of the seventeenth century. Luís Toscano and Cupertinos here reveal a selection of the very finest.
Brahms: Late Piano Works cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Late Piano Works
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Dec/2018 ]
Brahms announced his retirement from composing on more than one occasion, but these are among the last solo pieces he wrote for piano. By contrast, the Op 4 scherzo is the work of an eighteen-yearold, and the earliest he approved for publication.
Clarke: Viola Sonata / Bridge: Cello Sonata cover
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REBECCA CLARKE / FRANK BRIDGE / RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Clarke: Viola Sonata / Bridge: Cello Sonata
Natalie Clein (cello), Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Dec/2018 ]
There is a real affinity between the works of Rebecca Clarke and Frank Bridge included on this album, and-with its contrasting, lighter Vaughan Williams coupling-this is a perfectly planned recital from one of the country's leading cellists.
Symphony No 3 'Organ' cover
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CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Symphony No 3 'Organ'
Utah Symphony, Thierry Fischer
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Dec/2018 ]
The prospect of a little-known Saint-Saëns orchestral work might not set the heart racing, but just wait until you hear 'La foi'. Ample amends for a century's unaccountable neglect are made with this magnificent new recording-so much more than a...
Elizabethan Composers in Exile: In a Strange Land cover
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DOWLAND / BYRD / DERING / PHILIPS etc
Elizabethan Composers in Exile: In a Strange Land
Stile Antico
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 11/Jan/2019 ]
The regime of Queen Elizabeth I dealt harshly with supporters of the old Catholic religion. Torn between obedience and conscience, some of England's most talented musicians - Philips, Dering and Dowland - chose a life of exile abroad. Others chose to...
Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, troisième année & other late piano works cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, troisième année & other late piano works
Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
Unsettling meditations on the passing of life, Wagner and western tonality, the music of Liszt's old age is like nothing else of its time. Cédric Tiberghien proves wholly attuned to its unconventional demands in a programme concluding with the third...
Amarae morti: Lamentations and motets by Cardoso, Gombert, Lassus, Morales, Palestrina, Phinot & Victoria cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Amarae morti: Lamentations and motets by Cardoso, Gombert, Lassus, Morales, Palestrina, Phinot & Victoria
El León de Oro, Peter Phillips (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
What connects a seemingly disparate selection of names from across Renaissance Europe is the spiritual progression from darkness ('in the midst of life we are in death') to light ('blessed be the name of the Lord'). And, of course, the...
Parry: Piano Trios Nos 1 & 3 cover
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SIR HUBERT PARRY
Parry: Piano Trios Nos 1 & 3
Leonore Piano Trio
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
Music spanning the decade which saw Parry established as a national celebrity. If the accident prone first performance of the E minor trio in 1878 left its composer disheartened, he would surely have rejoiced to hear such alert, attentive...
Cello Sonatas cover
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SHOSTAKOVICH / KABALEVSKY / PROKOFIEV
Cello Sonatas
Steven Isserlis (cello), Olli Mustonen (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
Belying its young composer's reputation as the enfant terrible of early Soviet music, 'the most popular cello sonata of the twentieth century'- Steven Isserlis's verdict on the Shostakovich- takes its place alongside two other Russian masterpieces,...