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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Bach Cello Suites cover
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J.S. BACH
Bach Cello Suites
Alisa Weilerstein (cello)
[ Pentatone / CD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
After her acclaimed Pentatone debut with Transfigured Night, Alisa Weilerstein returns with a complete recording of Bach's Cello Suites. These pieces present the highest mountain to climb for any cellist, and one of the most transcendent and...
Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 'The Year 1905' cover
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DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 'The Year 1905'
BBC Philharmonic, John Storgårds
[ Chandos / CD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
1905 was a year of revolutionary upheaval in pre-Soviet Russia. Shostakovich based this work on the events of one episode of that year, when thousands of workers and their families converged on the Winter Palace in St Petersburg to petition the Tsar...
Mozart, Weber, Du Puy - Bassoon Concertos cover
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W. A. MOZART / CARL MARIA von WEBER / ÉDOUARD DU PUY
Mozart, Weber, Du Puy - Bassoon Concertos
Bram van Sambeek (bassoon) / Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Alexei Ogrintchouk, conductor
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
As Bram van Sambeek writes in the liner notes to his new disc, bassoonists consider Mozart's Concerto in B flat major the absolute pinnacle of their repertoire. A man of great contrasts himself, Mozart recognised the potential of the bassoon as a...
Eugen Jochum - The Orchestral Recordings on Philips cover
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BRUCKNER / WAGNER / BEETHOVEN / R. STRAUSS / MOZART / etc
Eugen Jochum - The Orchestral Recordings on Philips
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Eugen Jochum, with Veronica Jochum von Moltke, piano
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 15 CD Box Set - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
According to one former violist in the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eugen Jochum was the type of conductor 'who doesn't "put on" spectacular performances, but whose music-making always bears the stamp of honesty.
Beethoven: Triple Concerto / Symphony No 7 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Triple Concerto / Symphony No 7
Daniel Barenboim (piano/conductor), Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello) / West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
This new recording celebrates a triple anniversary - the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, the 20th birthday of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, and the 40th anniversary of the Triple Concerto recording made by Mutter and Ma under Karajan.
Kromos: 21st-Century Guitar Music cover
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TIMO ALAKOTILA / JUKKA TIENSUU / TAN DUN / KALEVI AHO / etc
Kromos: 21st-Century Guitar Music
Ismo Eskelinen (guitar)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
For his new recital disc, the acclaimed Finnish guitarist Ismo Eskelinen had the aim of creating a programme that works like a story: 'a modern guitar disc that lends itself to continuous listening from beginning to end'. The pieces that he has...
Prokofiev: Suites from The Gambler & The Stone Flower cover
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SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Prokofiev: Suites from The Gambler & The Stone Flower
Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Dima Slobodeniouk
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
Throughout his career, Sergei Prokofiev wrote a large number of works for the stage - some of them highly successful, others less so. Whichever the case, Prokofiev would rarely miss the opportunity of recycling the score in one way or another -...
Ravel: La Valse / Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Les Tableaux d'une exposition [Pictures at an Exhibition] cover
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MODEST MUSSORGSKY / MAURICE RAVEL
Ravel: La Valse / Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Les Tableaux d'une exposition [Pictures at an Exhibition]
Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
Toscanini regarded this orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition as a genuine treatise on instrumentation, on a par with that of Berlioz: scored for the same instrumental forces as La Valse, Ravel's version quickly established itself ahead of all...
Gregson: Music Of The Angels cover
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EDWARD GREGSON
Gregson: Music Of The Angels
London Brass, Rumon Gamba (conductor)
[ Chandos / CD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
Edward Gregson began composing from a very early age, and his extensive output covers a wide range of musical sound-worlds. Music for film, television, and theatre sits alongside choral pieces and works for full orchestra. Having played in a brass...
In Paradisum - A Faure Recital cover
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GABRIEL FAURE
In Paradisum - A Faure Recital
Louis Lortie (piano)
[ Chandos / CD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
The Canadian pianist Louis Lortie returns with the second volume of his overview of the solo piano works of Gabriel Fauré. The two major works in this recital are the Ballade, Op. 19 and the Thème et variations, Op. 73. The earlier Ballade shows...
Vasks: Viola Concerto & 'Voices' cover
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PETERIS VASKS
Vasks: Viola Concerto & 'Voices'
Maxim Rysanov (viola & conductor) / Sinfonietta Rīga
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
Originally a double bass player, Pēteris Vasks has a special fondness for the string family, and has composed numerous works for string ensembles of various sizes. Some of his most widely performed works are for string orchestra, among them Musica...
The Legacy of Charles Munch cover
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BERLIOZ / RAVEL / DEBUSSY / ROUSSEL / BIZET / TCHAIKOVSKY / etc
The Legacy of Charles Munch
Orchestre de la Société Philharmonique de Paris, L'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, London Philharmonic, etc, Charles M
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 14 CD Box Set - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
The inspirational French maestro Charles Munch on disc: an unrivalled retrospective, covering three decades of incandescent music-making, including recordings new to CD and long unavailable, newly remastered and comprehensively documented.
Korngold: Violin Concerto/String Sextet cover
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ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD
Korngold: Violin Concerto/String Sextet
RTE Concert Orchestra, Andrew Haverson (violin), John Wilson (conductor)
[ Chandos / CD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
Korngold began work on his Violin Concerto in 1937, following his father's suggestion that the main theme from his score for the Errol Flynn epic Another Dawn would make a good basis for a concerto. The work remained dormant while Korngold was exiled...
The Wanderer cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT / ALBAN BERG / FRANZ LISZT
The Wanderer
Seong-Jin Cho (piano)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
The Romantic theme of the wanderer, the free spirit undertaking a journey into the self, runs through Seong-Jin Cho's latest solo album.
MacMillan: Symphony No. 5, 'Le grand Inconnu' & The Sun Danced cover
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JAMES MACMILLAN
MacMillan: Symphony No. 5, 'Le grand Inconnu' & The Sun Danced
The Sixteen, Genesis Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia, Mary Bevan, Harry Christophers
[ Coro / CD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
Recorded live at the Barbican Hall, James MacMillan's eagerly awaited fifth Symphony 'Le grand Inconnu' was commissioned by the Genesis Foundation for Harry Christophers and The Sixteen and is performed by them with Britten Sinfonia and Genesis...
450 Years Staatskapelle Berlin cover
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TCHAIKOVSKY / WAGNER / STRAUSS / BEETHOVEN / MOZART / SCHOENBERG / etc
450 Years Staatskapelle Berlin
Staatskapelle Berlin, Richard Strauss, Leo Blech, Otto Klemperer, Erich Kleiber, Herbert von Karajan, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Joseph Keilberth, etc
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 15 CD Box Set - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
As the Staatskapelle Berlin celebrates its 450th anniversary, Deutsche Grammophon presents 15 discs of sound recordings of outstanding artistic merit from the venerable, world-class orchestra under its great conductors.
Cello Libris: Works by Geoffrey Gordon cover
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GEOFFREY GORDON
Cello Libris: Works by Geoffrey Gordon
Toke Møldrup (cello) / Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir, Copenhagen Philharmonic,  Lan Shui
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
Dividing his time between the United States and the United Kingdom, the composer Geoffrey Gordon writes music that has been described as 'darkly seductive' (New York Times), 'richly satisfying' (BBC Music Magazine)
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1
Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 CD - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
Trevor Pinnock is a true pioneer of the early music movement As founder and former leader of The English Concert he enjoys a longstanding relationship with Archiv Produktion and Deutsche Grammophon Among his celebrated recordings are Bach's...
Beethoven: The 10 sonatas for violin and piano [CDs + Blu-ray audio] cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The 10 sonatas for violin and piano [CDs + Blu-ray audio]
Wolfgang Schneiderhan (violin), Carl Seemann (piano)
[ Deutsche Grammophon 3 CDs + Blu-ray audio / 3 CD/Blu-ray Disc - due 3/Apr/2020 ]
"Seemann and Schneiderhan give a masterful account of Beethoven's many pages of tension and soulful utterance. The crucial test of the 'Kreutzer' is mastered brilliantly in a full-blooded, sweeping treatment that is especially notable for Seemann's...
Bach: The Complete Work for keyboard Vol.3 - In the French Style cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: The Complete Work for keyboard Vol.3 - In the French Style
Benjamin Alard (harpsichord & organ)
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD - due 10/Apr/2020 ]
Having already attracted attention for his exceptional gifts, Bach entered the service of the Weimar court at the age of twenty-three. This was the start of the period known as his 'early maturity', in which his formal and expressive experiments...