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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David Oistrakh - Violin Masterclasses cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
David Oistrakh - Violin Masterclasses
Various Artists
[ Alto / 10 CD - due 1/Aug/2021 ]
10CD deluxe clamshell box including 24 Concertos, two Sonatas (Devil's Trill etc), Scottish Fantasia, and many short encores. Featuring various orchestras and conductors - plus accompanists Vladimir Yampolsky, Lev Oborin, Isaac Stern.
add to cart $30.00 Pre-order
CHABRIER / VIVALDI / SATIE / DELIBES / SAINT-SAENS / PART / etc
Van Gogh Alive - The experience
Various performers
[ ABC Classics Discovery / CD - due 1/Aug/2021 ]
The music used in the most visited multi-sensory experience in the world.
Anja Harteros - Wagner Berg Mahler cover
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RICHARD WAGNER / ALBAN BERG / GUSTAV MAHLER
Anja Harteros - Wagner Berg Mahler
Anja Harteros (soprano), Münchner Philharmoniker, Valery Gergiev
[ Münchner Philharmoniker / CD - due 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.
Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14, 15 & Chamber Symphony cover
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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14, 15 & Chamber Symphony
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, with Kristine Opolais (soprano), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (bass)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 CD - due 13/Aug/2021 ]
"No question that this latest release represents the Nelsons cycle at its best." Gramophone Editor's Choice August 202
Berners.: Triumph of Neptune / L'uomo dai baffi / Valses bourgeoises / Polka (Clive Bayley cover
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LORD BERNERS
Berners.: Triumph of Neptune / L'uomo dai baffi / Valses bourgeoises / Polka (Clive Bayley
English Northern Philharmonia, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, David Lloyd-Jones
[ Naxos / CD - due 13/Aug/2021 ]
Lord Berners' early music was avant-garde in style earning the admiration of Stravinsky, and while it was soon to become more accessible, it never lost its distinctive style and flavour. The Triumph of Neptune is one of his major works and his most...
Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos cover
add to cart $42.00 Pre-order
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos
Krystian Zimerman (piano) / London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 3 CD - due 13/Aug/2021 ]
"Zimerman and Rattle convey the sense that, though Beethoven was entering territory essentially charted by Mozart, he consciously did so as his own man." Gramophone
Abdi: Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle (Complete opera) cover
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BEHZAD ABDI
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 - due 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.
Randall Goosby - Roots cover
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DVORAK / GERSHWIN / PERKINSON / STILL / etc
Randall Goosby - Roots
Randall Goosby (violin), Zhu Wang (piano), Xavier Dubois Foley (double bass)
[ Decca / CD - due 13/Aug/2021 ]
"This is selfless, stylish playing which - paradoxically - ends up by projecting the personalities of both artists with even more freshness and warmth." Gramophone Editor's Choice August 2021
Riccardo Muti: The Complete Warner Symphonic Recordings cover
add to cart $290.00 Pre-order
VERDI / SCHUBERT / BEETHOVEN / TCHAIKOVSKY / HAYDN / etc
Riccardo Muti: The Complete Warner Symphonic Recordings
Riccardo Muti / New Philharmonia Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic Orchestra
[ Warner Classics / 91 CD Box Set - due 13/Aug/2021 ]
Muti's illustrious career has encompassed both concert hall and opera house, but this landmark 91CD set focuses on his recordings of orchestral, choral and vocal works.
Latin American Dances - Works for Saxophone and Piano cover
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PIAZZOLLA / D'RIVERA / VILLA-LOBOS / FRANCAIX / MILHAUD
Latin American Dances - Works for Saxophone and Piano
Sándor Rigó (saxophone), Christina Leeb-Grill (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 13/Aug/2021 ]
Virtuoso duo Sándor Rigó and Christina Leeb-Grill have taken Jean Françaix's description of his own work, 'musique pour faire plaisir', as the motto for this programme.
Pott.: Christus / Improvisation on Adeste, Fideles / Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele / Surrexit Hodie cover
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FRANCIS POTT
Pott.: Christus / Improvisation on Adeste, Fideles / Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele / Surrexit Hodie
Tom Winpenny (organ)
[ Naxos / 2 CD - due 13/Aug/2021 ]
Acclaimed for his sacred choral and organ works, Francis Pott was recognised in 2021 with the Medal of the Royal College of Organists, its highest award. Christus is regarded as an Everest of the organ repertoire.
Camino cover
add to cart $35.00 Pre-order
MAURICE RAVEL / MANUEL DE FALLA / ERIK SATIE / FRANCIS POULENC
Camino
Sean Shibe (guitar)
[ Pentatone / CD - due 20/Aug/2021 ]
Camino is guitarist Sean Shibe's first Pentatone album, an introspective programme exploring French-Spanish musical borders, a pilgrimage leading from Ravel's Pavane pour une Infante défunte, Satie's Gymnopédie No.1 and Gnossiennes 1 and 3, Poulenc's...
Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux [The Carnival of the Animals] (LP Version) cover
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CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux [The Carnival of the Animals] (LP Version)
Duo Jatekok (piano), Orchestre National de Lille, Lucie Leguay
[ Alpha Classics / LP - due 27/Aug/2021 ]
Alex Vizorek revisits Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals. The French composer never imagined that his bestiary would become one of the most famous works in musical history, a staple repertory piece on a par with Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. The...
Times of Transition - Cello concertos by C.P.E. Bach and Haydn cover
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C.P.E. BACH / JOSEPH HAYDN
Times of Transition - Cello concertos by C.P.E. Bach and Haydn
Andreas Brantelid (cello) / Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen
[ Naxos / CD - due 27/Aug/2021 ]
The three cello concertos on this disc illustrate that fertile period in the second half of the 18th century when features of the Baroque were gradually replaced by the so-called galant style. Foremost amongst the composers inaugurating this change...
Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux [The Carnival of the Animals] / Poulenc: Double Concerto cover
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CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS / FRANCIS POULENC
Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux [The Carnival of the Animals] / Poulenc: Double Concerto
Alex Vizorek (voice) Duo Jatekok (pianos) / Orchestre National de Lille; Lucie Leguay;
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 27/Aug/2021 ]
Alex Vizorek revisits Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals. The French composer never imagined that his bestiary would become one of the most famous works in musical history, a staple repertory piece on a par with Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.
Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr. for 10-string guitar duo) cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr. for 10-string guitar duo)
Duo Synaphé
[ Naxos / 2 CD - due 27/Aug/2021 ]
Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations is a contrapuntal tour de force, and one of the pinnacles in the history of the variation genre. Composed 'to refresh the spirits of music-lovers', it is a constantly fascinating and deeply enriching...
Bach: The Art of Fugue cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: The Art of Fugue
Filippo Gorini
[ Alpha Classics / 2 CD - due 27/Aug/2021 ]
The Italian pianist Filippo Gorini took advantage of the world health crisis to immerse himself in The Art of Fugue, Johann Sebastian Bach's unfinished mystical masterpiece: 'The view that it should be seen solely as a theoretical marvel is...
Zingarelli: Giulietta e Romeo (complete opera) cover
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NICOLA ANTONIO ZINGARELLI
Zingarelli: Giulietta e Romeo (complete opera)
Franco Fagioli (countertenor), Adèle Charvet (mezzo-soprano) / Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal, Stefan Plewniak
[ Château de Versailles Spectacles - L'opéra de Napoléon CD + DVD / CD/DVD - due 27/Aug/2021 ]
Napoleon's fervor for opera was extreme. This music-loving conqueror brought to him a young Italian star, the contralto Giuseppina Grassini, and the most dazzling castrato: Girolamo Crescentini, the only singer to move the Emperor to tears. Invited...
Saint-Saëns: La princesse jaune cover
add to cart $70.00 Pre-order
CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Saint-Saëns: La princesse jaune
Judith van Wanroij; Mathias Vidal; Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse; Leo Hussain
[ Bru Zane / CD/Book - due 27/Aug/2021 ]
That globetrotting composer Camille Saint-Saëns wrote La Princesse jaune in 1872, exemplifying the current craze for all things Japanese. Kornélis, played by the tenor Mathias Vidal, dreams only of the Land of the Rising Sun. Under the influence of a...
Zacara da Teramo: Enigma Fortuna (Complete Works) cover
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La Fonte Musica; Michele Pasotti
Zacara da Teramo: Enigma Fortuna (Complete Works)
[ Alpha Classics / 4 CD - due 27/Aug/2021 ]
In this recording entitled Enigma Fortuna, the ensemble La Fonte Musica, directed by Michele Pasotti, aims to shed light on the mysterious and eccentric personality of Antonio Zacara da Teramo (1355-1416). A contemporary of Boccaccio, Donatello and...