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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Mattheson:12 Suites for Harpsichord cover
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JOHANN MATTHESON
Mattheson:12 Suites for Harpsichord
Alessandro Simonetto (harpsichord)
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Johann Mattheson (1681-1764) is mainly remembered as a scholar, author of books on music theory, but he was also a brilliant and prolific composer. A child prodigy he learned several languages and played numerous instruments, like the keyboard,...
Takemitsu: Complete Music for Solo Guitar cover
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TAKEMITSU
Takemitsu: Complete Music for Solo Guitar
Andrea Dieci
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) is one of Japan's foremost 20th century composers, an innovator combining elements of oriental and occidental philosophy to create a sound uniquely his own, fusing opposites together such as sound with silence, the east...
Bononcini: Divertimenti da Camera, Transcription for Harpsichord; cover
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BONONCINI
Bononcini: Divertimenti da Camera, Transcription for Harpsichord;
Giovanni Paganelli (harpsichord)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Like many of his compatriots Giovanni Battista Bononcini left his native country Italy to spread his wings across Europe, serving at important posts in Vienna and Berlin, to finally settle in London, where he became a fashionable composer and...
Bonporti: Sonatas Op.2 for 2 Violins and B.C. cover
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FRANCESCO ANTONIO BONPORTI
Bonporti: Sonatas Op.2 for 2 Violins and B.C.
Labirinti Armonici
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Francesco Bonporti (1672-1749) lived for the largest part of his life in Trento, his native town. He studied in Rome, and was influenced by Arcangelo Corelli, whose style of imitative counterpoint he invests with dramatic elements. His fame spread...
Mya Senhor Velida: Medieval Lais & Cantigas from France & Spain; cover
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TRADITIONAL
Mya Senhor Velida: Medieval Lais & Cantigas from France & Spain;
Malandanca, Francisco Luengo
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
This fascinating program features 12th and 13th century music for the Virgin Mary, as sung by medieval troubadours. Central theme is Courtly Love, in its profane, carnal manifestation and in its divine, spiritual manifestation. The music originates...
Mendelssohn: Organ Music cover
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MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: Organ Music
Matthias Havinga (organ)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) received his main musical education from the famous teacher and composer Carl Friedrich Zelter, who thoroughly schooled him in traditional composition, counterpoint and music history. Zelter was also a great Bach admirer...
Porpora: Cello Concertos & Sonatas cover
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NICOLA PORPORA
Porpora: Cello Concertos & Sonatas
Musica Perduta, Renato Criscuolo
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
This new recording brings together all Nicola Porpora's works for cello and continuo-with or without strings- from well-known works to unpublished pieces by, or at least attributed to, the great Neapolitan master. Most of the unpublished works come...
Trumpet Concertos [special priced boxed set] cover
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TELEMANN / MOLTER / TORELLI / HAYDN / VIVALDI / L. MOZART / etc
Trumpet Concertos [special priced boxed set]
Otto Sauter, Thomas Hammes, Franz Wagnermeyer, Reinhold Friedrich, Joachim Pliquett, etc (trumpets)
[ Brilliant Classics / 10 CD Box Set - due 25/May/2018 ]
"Many good things: music by composers generally badly served by other labels, the standard of musicianship high and sound quality generally excellent." (Bargain of the Month MusicWeb April 2011 on the original release)
Dussek: Sonatas Op.39 & Op.25 No.2 cover
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DUSSEK
Dussek: Sonatas Op.39 & Op.25 No.2
Piet Kuijken (fortepiano)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
The continuation of an exciting new project: the recording of the complete piano sonatas by Dussek! Johann Ladislaus Dussek (1760-1812) was born in rural Bohemia. He led a restless life, travelling Europe as a keyboard virtuoso and settling in...
Bach: Dialogue Cantatas for soprano & bass cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach: Dialogue Cantatas for soprano & bass
Sophie Karthäuser (soprano), Michael Volle (bass), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & RIAS Kammerchor
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
"The Akademie orchestra and the RIAS Kammerchor round off a fine well-balanced recording. Highly recommended." Nicholas Butler/Marbecks
Brahms: Piano Concerto Nos 1 & 2 cover
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BRAHMS
Brahms: Piano Concerto Nos 1 & 2
Vincenzo Maltempo, Mitteleuropa Orchestra
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Crowning the very summit of the piano concerto literature are the two examples by Brahms, posing as stern a test of technique, temperament and poetic feeling to the interpreter now as they did when they were composed over a century and a half ago....
Dohnányi: String Quartet, Serenade & Sextet cover
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ERNO DOHNANYI
Dohnányi: String Quartet, Serenade & Sextet
The Nash Ensemble
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Jun/2018 ]
The music of Dohnányi (admired by figures as disparate as Brahms and Bartók) embodies virtues of taste, humour, impeccable control of form and beauty of style; all qualities relished by The Nash Ensemble in wonderful new recordings which can only...
Stephen Hough's Dream Album cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Stephen Hough's Dream Album
Stpehen Hough (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Jun/2018 ]
Few pianists today could devise such a recital- their own transcriptions and variations on well-known classics included as a matter of course-and seldom can these graceful, delightful pieces have had such consummate musicianship lavished on...
Charpentier: Leçons de ténèbres, Litanies & Magnificat cover
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MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER
Charpentier: Leçons de ténèbres, Litanies & Magnificat
Stéphane Degout baritone Samuel Boden tenor Arcangelo Jonathan Cohen conductor
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Jun/2018 ]
Another demonstration from Arcangelo of exactly why they maintain so stellar a reputation as one of today's leading early music ensembles. With contributions from tenor Samuel Boden and baritone Stéphane Degout, this exquisite programme of...
Beethoven: Complete String Quartet Vol.1 Inventions cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Complete String Quartet Vol.1 Inventions
Cuarteto Casals
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - due 15/Jun/2018 ]
Launching its complete cycle of Beethoven's string quartets, the Cuarteto Casals presents this first installment featuring initial examples of the genre from each of the three key periods in the composer's career: his formative years, the so-called...
Bach: Goldberg Variationen cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach: Goldberg Variationen
Diego Ares (harpsichord)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 15/Jun/2018 ]
In the thirty-two movements that make up the Goldberg Variations, Bach offers us a perfect equilibrium between structure, proportion, counterpoint and melody. Diego Ares, for whom this remarkable work has been a lifelong inspiration, sees the key to...
Vater Unser: German Sacred Cantatas cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Vater Unser: German Sacred Cantatas
Paulin Bundgen / Clematis
[ Ricercar / CD - due 15/Jun/2018 ]
This recording, whose title is here embodied in an instrumental version by Georg Böhm of the renowned chorale Vater unser, brings together sacred works and Lutheran cantatas for the alto voice. The concertante role allotted to the instruments is...
Vivaldi: Concerti Opus 8 cover
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ANTONIO VIVALDI
Vivaldi: Concerti Opus 8
The Avison Ensemble, Pavlo Beznosiuk
[ Linn / 2 CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
In its second release on Linn, The Avison Ensemble explores the rich diversity and delights of all twelve concertos in Vivaldi's Opus 8. It includes the composer's most famous work, 'The Four Seasons', which contains some of the most instantly...
Clarinet Trios cover
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FRÜHLING & ZEMLINSKY
Clarinet Trios
Davide Bandieri, Joel Marosi, Marja-Liisa Marosi
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
Alexander Zemlinsky lived from 1871 till 1942, born and bred in Vienna, and his whole life very much a child of his city. Vienna at the turn of the century was the scene of far-reaching cultural changes, the Romantic Era of Brahms, Wagner and Mahler...
Laurenzi: La Finta Savia, Arias cover
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LAURENZI
Laurenzi: La Finta Savia, Arias
Ensemble Sezione Aurea, Filippo Pantieri
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
This new recording presents a selection of the most beautiful arias from La finta savia written for Venice in 1643 by Filiberto Laurenzi (1620-1651), a composer from Bertinoro. Laurenzi worked between Rome and the most renowned courts of Italy and...