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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Dean: Dramatis Personae / Francesconi: Hard Pace cover
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BREET DEAN / LUCA FRANCESCONI
Dean: Dramatis Personae / Francesconi: Hard Pace
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet) / Gothenburg Symphony, John Storgårds
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 24/May/2017 ]
Ever since his very first disc, released by BIS some thirty years ago, Hakan Hardenberger has earned recognition for his performances of the classical repertory, but also as a pioneer of significant and vituosic new music for the trumpet....
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Yegveny Sudbin (piano), Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vänskä (conductor)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 24/May/2017 ]
On two previous discs, Yevgeny Sudbin and Osmo Vänskä have released Beethoven's three last piano concertos to critical acclaim. For the final disc in their cycle, Sudbin and Vänskä have traveled to Helsinki to team up with Tapiola Sinfonietta, one of...
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (recorded in June, 2016) cover
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GUSTAV MAHLER
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (recorded in June, 2016)
Gerhild Romberger (contralto) / Augsburger Domsingknaben, Frauenchor & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bernard Haitink
[ BR Klassik / CD - due 25/May/2017 ]
"a perfect beauty of a performance, natural sound matching natural evoution and every solo perfectly intoned" BBC Music - Orchestral Choice - May 2017 Five Stars
Feldman: For Bunita Marcus cover
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MORTON FELDMAN
Feldman: For Bunita Marcus
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 25/May/2017 ]
'I have no problem with notes … none at all', was Feldman's cryptic comment on For Bunita Marcus. Throughout the seventy-two-minute duration of this extraordinary work, notes coalesce into wisps of melody which drift softly in and out of an immense...
Prokofiev: Symphonies 1 & 7 / Lieutenant Kije cover
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SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Prokofiev: Symphonies 1 & 7 / Lieutenant Kije
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tugan Sokhiev
[ Sony Classics / CD - due 26/May/2017 ]
The first recording of the Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 by DSO Berlin directed by Tugan Sokhiev captured international attention (5 stars from Fono Forum). Now a new recording is being released of Prokofiev's Symphonies Nos. 1 and 7 as well as the...
Stokowski conducts Bach: The Great Transcriptions & Wagner: Brünnhilde's Immolation cover
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Hindemith: Complete String Quartets cover
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PAUL HINDESMITH
Hindemith: Complete String Quartets
Amar Quartet
[ Naxos / 3 CD Box Set - due 28/May/2017 ]
"I found the performance of the Amar Quartet first rate; they certainly live up to the reputation of their namesakes. They manage to bring out the best in this wonderful music." MusicWeb Recording of the Month
Richard Strauss: The Complete Songs 8 cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Richard Strauss: The Complete Songs 8
Nicky Spence (tenor) Rebecca Evans (soprano) Roger Vignoles (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 30/May/2017 ]
Roger Vignoles astutely notes that Strauss's songs cannot be played 'without a vivid sense of the orchestral colours and textures that they imply', so how better to conclude our series of the complete songs than with the piano-accompanied versions of...
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 3 'A Pastoral Symphony' & 4 cover
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RALF VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 3 'A Pastoral Symphony' & 4
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze
[ ONYX / CD - due 1/Jun/2017 ]
"This second album [in Manze's Vaughan Williams series] has the same persuasive mix of poetry, raw splendour and poignancy, with exceptional playing from the RLPO." The Observer Five Stars
Ravel: Piano Concertos / Falla: Nights in the gardens of Spain cover
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MAURICE RAVEL / MANUEL de FALLA
Ravel: Piano Concertos / Falla: Nights in the gardens of Spain
Steven Osborne (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Jun/2017 ]
Steven Osborne's solo Ravel for Hyperion has invited comparisons with the distinguished interpretations of the past; this new recording of the concertos is certain to win similar plaudits. The Falla is a generous and appropriate coupling, perfectly...
Liszt: Two Sonatas for Two Pianos / etc cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: Two Sonatas for Two Pianos / etc
Ludmila Berlinskaya & Arthur Ancelle (pianos)
[ Melodiya / 2 CD - due 25/Jul/2017 ]
Firma Melodiya presents a recording of two-piano transcriptions by Franz Liszt and Camille Saint-Saëns performed by the piano duet of Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle. "The unity of beautiful souls," wrote foreign reviewers about the duet....