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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Farinelli - A portrait cover
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BROSCHI / GIACOMELLI / PORPORA / HASSE / LEO / HANDEL
Farinelli - A portrait
Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano) / Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset
[ Aparté / CD - due 26/Apr/2017 ]
"Hallenberg is a force of nature, in stark contrast to the synthetic singing of the film, for which sound engineers fuse a mezzo with a male alto voice." BBC Music Magazine Opera Choice, March 2017 *****
Arthur Fiedler - Greatest Hits of the '70s Vols. 1 & 2 cover
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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 (Rec 1970 & 1973) cover
add to cart $28.00 Pre-order
Concertos for Lute and Orchestra & Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez (Rec 1975) cover
add to cart $28.00 Pre-order
Czerny: Piano Concertos cover
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CARL CZERNY
Czerny: Piano Concertos
Howard Shelley (piano & conductor) / Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
[ Hyperion Romantic Piano Concertos Vol 71 / CD - due 28/Apr/2017 ]
Active in every genre other than opera, Czerny is now remembered largely for the numerous piano studies he wrote as pedagogical aids. Which makes Howard Shelley's advocacy of the three virtuoso works for piano and orchestra recorded here, two of them...
Haydn 2032 - Volume 4 (LP) cover
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FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Haydn 2032 - Volume 4 (LP)
Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini
[ 2 LP - due 28/Apr/2017 ]
The fourth volume in the Haydn2032 project is released in a collector's edition at the same time as the CD: an double LP album on high-quality vinyl (180 grams) containing the complete musical programme plus a forty-page booklet with a series of...
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (complete opera) cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (complete opera)
Andreas Schmidt, Lella Cuberli, Joan Rodgers, John Tomlinson, Cecilia Bartoli / Berlin Philharmonic / Daniel Barenboim
[ Erato / Warner The Home of Opera / 3 CD Box Set - due 1/May/2017 ]
"Everything that Barenboim does provides some sort of illumination of the drama," said Gramophone of this Figaro; "It has something to say, something that arises from deep and serious musical perception."
Massenet: Thaïs (complete opera) cover
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Jules MASSENET
Massenet: Thaïs (complete opera)
Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Nicolai Gedda, Ann Murray, Richard van Allan / John Alldis Choir & New Philharmonia Orchestra, Lorin Maazel
[ Warner Classics The Home of Opera / 2 CD Box Set - due 1/May/2017 ]
"There is a beat in some of Miss Sills' sustained notes, but she tosses off Thaïs' airier statements with convincing charm and conveys from the first the latent serious side of the character, which later gains dominance." (Opera News)
Mozart: Die Zauberflote (complete opera) cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Die Zauberflote (complete opera)
Natalie Dessay, Rosa Mannion, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Anton Scharinger / Les Arts Florissants, William Christie
[ Erato / Warner Classics Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 1/May/2017 ]
"Among period performances William Christie's stands out," wrote Gramophone of this recording of Die Zauberflöte, an interpretation that falls "sweetly and lovingly on the ear". Hans-Peter Blochwitz is "probably the finest Tamino around", Rosa...
Prokofiev: War And Peace (complete opera recorded in1988) cover
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SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Prokofiev: War And Peace (complete opera recorded in1988)
Galina Vishnevskaya, Lajos Miller, Katherine Ciesinski, Dimiter Petkov / Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich
[ Erato Warner Classics Home of Opera / 4 CD Box Set - due 1/May/2017 ]
"In Rostropovich's powerful reading one revels in the vividness of the atmosphere, both in the evocative love scenes and ball scenes of the first half and in the high tensions of the battle scenes in the second." - Rosette - Penguin Stereo Guide
Bellini: La Sonnambula (complete opera) cover
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VINCENZO BELLINI
Bellini: La Sonnambula (complete opera)
Natalie Dessay, Francesco Meli, Carlo Colombara, Sara Mingardo / Lyon Opera, Evelino Pidò
[ Erato / Warner Classics Home of Opera / 2 CD Box Set - due 1/May/2017 ]
"The sound is splendid, deriving from live concert performances as well as some mopping up - I suppose - without an audience. Presentation is first-class and all in all this must now be regarded as the recommended version." (MusicWeb March 2008)
Verdi: Aida (complete opera) cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: Aida (complete opera)
Cristina Gallardo-Domas, Thomas Hampson, Olga Borodina / Wiener Philharmoniker & Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
[ Warner Classics Home of Opera / 3 CD Box Set - due 1/May/2017 ]
'It's a fantastic cast. We know each other very well, we trust each other greatly and we like one another's work. It's a wonderful atmosphere, of course galvanised by this driving force of genius called Nikolaus Harnoncourt' Thomas Hampson
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia [The Barber of Seville] (complete opera) cover
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GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia [The Barber of Seville] (complete opera)
Nicolai Gedda, Beverly Sills, Ruggero Raimondi, Sherrill Milnes, Renato Capecchi / London Symphony Orchestra, James Levine
[ Warner Classics Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 1/May/2017 ]
"Recorded in 1975 and recently re-issued at a bargain price, this recording of "Barbiere" is hard to beat for sheer, sportive fun, with everyone involved sounding like they're enjoying themselves." (Amazon.com)
Reger: Organ Sonatas, B.A.C.H. Fantasy & Fugue cover
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MAX REGER
Reger: Organ Sonatas, B.A.C.H. Fantasy & Fugue
Adriano Falcioni (organ)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 5/May/2017 ]
This new recording contains three monumental organ works by Max Reger: the two Organ Sonatas and the B.A.C.H. Fantasy & Fugue. The Organ Sonatas are not written in the traditional sonata form, but use the generic title sonata for a 3 or 4...
Russian Guitar Music of the 20th and 21st centuries cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Russian Guitar Music of the 20th and 21st centuries
Cristiano Porqueddu (guitar)
[ Brilliant Classics / 4 CD - due 5/May/2017 ]
Although one would not automatically associate the guitar with Russia, the history of the Russian guitar goes far back, as early as 1790 the tradition starts with a 7‐string instrument, continuing to flourish in the 19th century as a salon...
Minimal Piano Collection Volume XXI‐XXVIII cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Minimal Piano Collection Volume XXI‐XXVIII
D Johnson, Glass, T Johnson, Garland, Riley, Budd, Young
[ Brilliant Clasics / 8 CD - due 5/May/2017 ]
This 8CD set bring the listener back to the roots of Minimalism, all works were written in the seventies of the 20th century, a time when the new aesthetics and perception of music, sound, repetition and time experience were creating a new chapter in...
Piano Music cover
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GLIERE
Piano Music
Gianluca Imperato (piano)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 5/May/2017 ]
Reinhold Glière (1875‐1956) was a Russian composer and violinist. His works draw inspiration from his great example Chopin, as well as from various other Russian composers and contemporaries: Rachmaninoff, Scriabin for his harmonic and pianistic...
Chamber Music cover
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ROBERT MUCZYNSKI
Chamber Music
Ginevra Petrucci (flute), Gleb Kanasevich (clarinet), Dorotea Racz (cello), Dmitry Samogray (piano)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 5/May/2017 ]
Robert Muczynski (1929‐2010) was born in Chicago, son of a Polish and Slovak immigrant. At the age of 5 he started his piano lessons, and later studied at the DePaul University composition with Walter Knupfer and Alexander Tcherepnin. Muczynski...
Madrigali Libri I & II cover
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MONTEVERDI
Madrigali Libri I & II
Le Nuove Musiche, Krijn Koetsveld
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 5/May/2017 ]
The first two books of Madrigals by Monteverdi date from the period in which he lived and worked in his native town Cremona. They are sublime examples of the Prima Prattica, in which Recitation of the text came first, and affects were made audible by...
Lieder cover
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C. P. E. BACH
Lieder
Mariví Blasco (soprano), Yago Mahúgo (fortepiano) Ímpetus Madrid Baroque Ensemble
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 5/May/2017 ]
This CD contains a selection of Geistliche Oden und Lieder (sacred songs) by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the most talented son of the great Johann Sebastian. By the end of the 18th century the Lied took its now familiar form: a strophic setting of...