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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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5 / Scenes adapted from Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress cover
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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5 / Scenes adapted from Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins
[ Hyperion / CD - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
Vaughan Williams's incidental music for The Pilgrim's Progress has seldom been heard in its original guise since the 1906 premiere; yet further reason to acquire an outstanding interpretation of the composer's Symphony No 5.
Ben-Haim: Music of Israel cover
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PAUL BEN-HAIM
Ben-Haim: Music of Israel
Claudia Barainsky (soprano), John Bradbury (clarinet), BBC Philharmonic, Omer Meir Wellber
[ Chandos / CD - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
Paul Frankenburger (born in Munich on 5 July 1897) was a successful conductor and composer in Bavaria, until he lost his position at the Augsburg Opera owing to a financial crisis at the opera house. In 1933, he left Germany and immigrated to...
George Szell - Complete Warner Recordings cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
George Szell - Complete Warner Recordings
George Szell (conductor) with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, David Oistrak, Emil Gilels, etc
[ Warner Classics / 14 CD Box Set - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
George Szell's commitment to musical truth made him an intimidating figure - even among the other formidable conductors of the 20th century.
Momentum cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Momentum
Kleztory
[ Chandos / CD - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
Originating in the villages and ghettos of Eastern Europe, klezmer has been played from the early middle ages. The Jews who emigrated to America in the 1880s to early 1900s brought klezmer with them. In the New World, klezmer was heavily influenced...
Sacred Treasures of Christmas cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Sacred Treasures of Christmas
The London Oratory Schola Cantorum / Charles Cole
[ Hyperion / CD - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
A celebration of Christmas from the Nativity through to Candlemas, in music from across sixteenth-century Europe: Renaissance polyphony at its finest.
Sacred Treasures of Spain cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Sacred Treasures of Spain
The London Oratory Schola Cantorum / Charles Cole (cond)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
Music to illustrate the Golden Age: a selection of motets from sixteenth-century Spain culminating in Alonso Lobo's great funerary ode for Philip II, Versa est in luctum.
Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol.6 cover
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CHOPIN
Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol.6
Louis Lortie (piano)
[ Chandos / CD - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
For the sixth volume of his Chopin project, the Canadian pianist and exclusive Chandos Artist Louis Lortie has built a programme that includes works from the earliest to the latest periods in the composer's life, all of which have connection with or...
Bach: Goldberg Variations cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Goldberg Variations
Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
'Intense, emotional and pure' is how Pavel Kolesnikov describes the experience of making this recording, the fruits of a collaboration between the pianist and choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.
Delibes: Ballet Suites cover
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LÉO DELIBES
Delibes: Ballet Suites
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
[ Chandos SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
Neeme Järvi returns to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for a dazzling album of suites from the ballets Sylvia, La Source, and Coppélia by Delibes.
Tavener: No longer mourn for me & other works for cello cover
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JOHN TAVENER
Tavener: No longer mourn for me & other works for cello
Steven Isserlis (cello) / Philharmonia Orchestra, Trinity Boys Choir, Omer Meir Wellber
[ Hyperion / CD - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
An important release which again demonstrates Steven Isserlis's deep commitment to the music of John Tavener.
Josquin: Missa Hercules Dux Ferrarie, Missa D'ung aultre amer & Missa Faysant regretz cover
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JOSQUIN
Josquin: Missa Hercules Dux Ferrarie, Missa D'ung aultre amer & Missa Faysant regretz
The Tallis Scholars / Peter Phillips
[ Gimell / CD - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
The Tallis Scholars' Josquin Mass cycle may have spanned the longest period of any project in the history of recorded music, with over 33 years having elapsed between the first album in the series which won the Gramophone Record of the Year Award in
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911 version) | Rossini / Respighi: La Boutique fantasque (compiled by Malcolm Sargent) cover
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STRAVINSKY
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911 version) | Rossini / Respighi: La Boutique fantasque (compiled by Malcolm Sargent)
Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
[ Onyx / CD - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
Vasily Petrenko's previous Stravinsky recordings have been universally praised by the critics for the fine interpretations of these great scores, the superb playing of the RLPO and for the outstanding recorded sound. The same technical team was on...
Wilhelm Backhaus: The Complete 1940s Studio Recordings cover
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MOZART / BACH / BEETHOVEN / SCHUBERT
Wilhelm Backhaus: The Complete 1940s Studio Recordings
Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)
[ APR / CD - due 30/Oct/2020 ]
German pianist, Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969) left a 60-year recorded legacy which began in 1908, but a major turning point came in 1950 when he switched allegiance from HMV to Decca. His last HMV recordings, included in this set, are amongst his...
Gran Partita cover
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W. A. MOZART / LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Gran Partita
Alexei Ogrintchouk (oboe & direction), Concertgebouworkest
[ BIS / CD - due 6/Nov/2020 ]
Better known as Gran Partita, Mozart's Serenade in B-flat major, K 361 is the crowning glory of the Harmoniemusik of the Classical era. Austrian and German nobles in particular often employed small wind ensembles called Harmonien which...
Frank Peter Zimmermann plays Martinů & Bartók cover
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MARTINU / BARTÓK
Frank Peter Zimmermann plays Martinů & Bartók
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin) / Bamberger Symphoniker, Jakub Hiruša (cond)
[ BIS / CD - due 6/Nov/2020 ]
On the present disc, Frank Peter Zimmermann, one of today's most highly regarded violinists, performs works by two Central European composers that also exemplify various currents in classical music during the period 1920-1950. Although it only...
Gautier Capucon: Emotions cover
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SATIE / DVORAK / ELGAR / DEBUSSY / JOPLIN / etc
Gautier Capucon: Emotions
Gautier Capucon (cello) Jerome Ducros (piano) / Orchestre de chamber de Paris, Adrien Perruchon
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 6/Nov/2020 ]
Gautier Capuçon's follow-up to the very successful Intuition released in 2018 - He is accompanied by Jérôme Ducros on piano - Features the Maitrise de Notre Dame on Schubert's Ave Maria and the Orchestre de chambre de Paris with conductor...
Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin & Cello, plus Piano Trios, Op. 70 No. 2 & Op.97 'Archduke' cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin & Cello, plus Piano Trios, Op. 70 No. 2 & Op.97 'Archduke'
Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / 6 CD Box Set - due 6/Nov/2020 ]
This generous boxed set gathers together all the Beethoven chamber recordings made by three outstanding soloists, on both period instruments (the last two piano trios, op.70 no.2 and the 'Archduke') and modern ones, with two complete cycles coupled...
Con-Ri-Sonanza cover
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THOMAS SIMAKU
Con-Ri-Sonanza
Joseph Houston (piano), Quatuor Diotima
[ BIS / CD - due 6/Nov/2020 ]
Born in Albania in 1958, Thomas Simaku studied composition at the State Conservatory of Music in Tirana. He moved to England in 1991, where he was able to immerse himself in the music that had been banned in his native country, and especially...
Sigismond Thalberg - L'art du chant cover
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SIGISMOND THALBERG
Sigismond Thalberg - L'art du chant
Paul Wee (piano)
[ BIS / 2 CD - due 6/Nov/2020 ]
International lawyer by day and piano virtuoso by night, Paul Wee made his recording début in 2019 with some of the most technically demanding piano music there is: Alkan's Symphony and Concerto for solo piano. He now returns with music which...
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor op.85 / Farr: Cello Concerto 'Chemin des Dames' cover
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EDWARD ELGAR / GARETH FARR
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor op.85 / Farr: Cello Concerto 'Chemin des Dames'
Sebastien Hurtaud (cello), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Benjamin Northey (conductor)
[ Rubicon / CD - due 6/Nov/2020 ]
New Zealand composer Gareth Farr wrote his cello concerto after discovering some family history. His three great uncles left New Zealand to fight in France in World War I. All three were killed within weeks of arrival. Elgar's famous concerto was...