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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MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A & String Quartet No.10 cover
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ANTONIN DVORAK
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A & String Quartet No.10
Takacs Quartet, with Andreas Haefliger (piano)
[ Decca / CD - due 29/Jul/2017 ]
A new release from the Takács Quartet is guaranteed to be a highlight of the musical year and this one easily exceeds all expectations.
Nordic Voices Sing Victoria cover
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TOMAS LUIS de VICTORIA
Nordic Voices Sing Victoria
Nordic Voices
[ Chandos Chaconne SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 30/Jul/2017 ]
The Norwegian six-member a cappella group, Nordic Voices here presents the extraordinary polyphonic music of Tomas Luis de Victoria, a Spanish composer whose music has continued to move people for more than 400 years, crossing geographical, cultural,...
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Carolyn Sampson (sop) Marianne Beate Kielland (alto) Thomas Walker (ten) David Wilson-Johnson (bass) / Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Daniel Reu
[ Glossa / CD - due 1/Aug/2017 ]
"this is a Missa Solemnis that, for me, really taps into the spirituality of Beethoven's vision. There is depth and insight in every movement, and the overall result is as moving as it is musically impressive." MusicWeb
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (complete opera) cover
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CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (complete opera)
Emanuela Galli, Mirko Guadagnini, Marina De Liso, Cristina Calzolari / La Venexiana, Claudio Cavina
[ Glossa / 2 CD Box Set - due 1/Aug/2017 ]
"Cavina's wonderful account goes straight to the top of the list of recommended recordings. Do not miss it." Editor's Choice, Gramophone, November 2007
Costanzi: Cello Symphonies cover
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GIOVANNI BATTISTA COSTANZI
Costanzi: Cello Symphonies
Giovanni Sollima (cello), Monika Leskovar (cello) & Gianluca Ubaldi (timpani & tamburello) Arianna Art Ensemble Sollima
[ Glossa / CD - due 1/Aug/2017 ]
"[Sollima] is a consummate performer-acrobat, whose fiery physicality no dizzying speed nor vaulting elaboration can challenge." BBC Music Five Stars Concerto Choice July 2017
Daphnis et Chloé cover
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MAURICE RAVEL
Daphnis et Chloé
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
[ Pentatone / CD - due 4/Aug/2017 ]
Béla Bartók's brilliant orchestral tour de force, the Concerto for Orchestra is coupled with his spine-tingling Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta in these newly 'Remastered Classics' recording with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by...
Mozart: Flute Quartets cover
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MOZART
Mozart: Flute Quartets
Ulf-Dieter Schaaff (flute), Philipp Beckert (violin), Andreas Willwohl (viola) and Georg Boge (violoncello)
[ Pentatone / CD - due 4/Aug/2017 ]
Graceful, refined and irresistibly charming, the Flute Quartets occupy an exquisite place in Mozart's incomparable chamber music. This light, airy music with its vivid contrasts, delicious textures and irrepressible wit is brought to life by the...
Saint-Saens, Schumann, Tchaikovsky Cello Concertos cover
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SCHUMANN / SAINT-SAENS / TCHAIKOVSKY
Saint-Saens, Schumann, Tchaikovsky Cello Concertos
Antonio Meneses (cello), Claudio Cruz, Royal Northern Sinfonia
[ Avie / CD - due 18/Aug/2017 ]
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of winning First Prize and the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, as well as his 60th birthday in August 2017, Antonio Meneses adds to his distinguished discography with three...
Reich: Sextet / Clapping Music / Music For Pieces of Wood (LP) cover
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STEVE REICH
Reich: Sextet / Clapping Music / Music For Pieces of Wood (LP)
LSO Percussion Ensemble
[ LSO Live / LP - due 18/Aug/2017 ]
The percussionists of the London Symphony Orchestra explore the music of America's most influential living composer. A giant of modern music, Reich's pioneering work has influenced countless performers, breaking boundaries across genres. Previously...
Il Violoncello Del Cardinale cover
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Il Violoncello Del Cardinale
[ Alpha / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Paganini Rhapsody cover
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Paganini Rhapsody
Anna Vinnitskaya (piano), NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Krzysztof Urbanski
[ Alpha / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
.Serge Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto might never have seen the light of day had it not been for hypnosis: before the twenty-seven-year-old composer began work on it, he was on his last legs - financially, artistically and psychologically. Dr...
Reformation 1517-2017 cover
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BACH / MENDELSSOHN / BRAHMS / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Reformation 1517-2017
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
In 1517, indignant at the mercenary abuses of the Church and convinced that a public debate was needed to restore faith in the founding texts of the Bible, Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg Castle. This marked the...
Edinburgh 1742: Barsanti & Handel cover
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FRANCESCO BARSANTI / GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Edinburgh 1742: Barsanti & Handel
Ensemble Marsyas & Peter Whelan
[ Linn / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
The popular Ensemble Marsyas returns with a diverse programme of concerti, wind music and Scottish songs by composers Francesco Barsanti and George Frideric Handel, centred around the music composed for The Edinburgh Musical Society. Horn soloists...
Think Subtilior cover
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Ensemble Santenay
Think Subtilior
[ Ricercar / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
The Ensemble Santenay invites us on an enthralling journey through the French Ars Subtilior repertory of the fourteenth century. These pieces with their often esoteric texts are presented here as a genuine sound project. Just as works of art are...
Beethoven: Diabelli Variation cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Diabelli Variation
Filippo Gorini (piano)
[ Alpha / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
Supporting new talents is in the Alpha label's DNA. Here is the very first recording of the Italian pianist Filippo Gorini, who was recently awarded First Prize in the Telekom-Beethoven Competition in Bonn. He has also won the same competition's...
David: Christophe Colomb & Musique de chambre, symphonique et sacrée cover
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FELICIEN DAVID
David: Christophe Colomb & Musique de chambre, symphonique et sacrée
Flemish Radio Choir, Brussels Philharmonic, Hervé Niquet, Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth
[ Ediciones Singulares / 3 CD/Book - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
Each volume in the 'Portraits' series is devoted to a French composer who has now largely been forgotten. With performances by many talentes artists, it presents a panorama of his works. The 'Portrait' of Félicien David aims to complement the...
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 25 & 26 cover
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MOZART
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 25 & 26
Francesco Piemontesi, Andrew Manze & Scottish Chamber Orchestra
[ Linn / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
Described as a 'stellar Mozartian' Francesco Piemontesi finds a perfect partner in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra whose impeccable credentials are widely acknowledged. Piemontesi has performed Mozart extensively recently, including a critically...
Bach: Cantatas For Bass cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Cantatas For Bass
Matthias Goerne, Freiburger Barockorchester, Goltz
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
In composing his cantatas for solo voice, Johann Sebastian Bach magisterially combined two elements that might seem irreconcilable: strict devotion within the framework of weekly Lutheran worship and vocal virtuosity, served by skilful highlighting...
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Symphony no.5 "Reformation" cover
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, Symphony no.5 "Reformation"
Isabelle Faust (violin), Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
After the mystical Hebrides Overture and the masterly 'Reformation' Symphony, Mendelssohn embarked on his second violin concerto. After a long gestation in which he polished the orchestration and meticulously revised the solo part, the work was...
Mozart: Requiem cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Requiem
MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
[ Alpha / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
This Alpha back catalogue reissue is an opportunity to discover or rediscover the talent of 'the enfant terrible of classical music', as Le Figaro called him, for whom 'music is intended to transport into the waking world the sentiments we feel when...