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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Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos cover
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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY / FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos
Christian Ferras (violin) / Philharmonia Orchestra, Constantin Silvestri
[ Warner Classics Original Jacket Reissues / CD - due 22/Aug/2017 ]
Christian Ferras, like Yehudi Menuhin, was a pupil of George Enescu. Born in France in 1933, he performed as a young man with such figures as Menuhin, Pablo Casals, Wilhelm Kempff and Karl Böhm, going on to become one of Herbert von Karajan's...
Handel Goes Wild cover
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GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel Goes Wild
Christina Pluhar / L'arpeggiata, featuring Valer Sabadus (counter-tenor) & Nuria Rial (soprano)
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 22/Aug/2017 ]
With Händel Goes Wild Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L'Arpeggiata once again embark on some musical time travel, this time in the company of soprano Nuria Rial, countertenor Valer Sabadus and jazz clarinettist Gianluigi Trovesi. The album features...
Martha Argerich & Friends: Live from Lugano 2016 cover
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RAVEL / BUSONI / MOZART / FALLA / BEETHOVEN / DEBUSSY / etc
Martha Argerich & Friends: Live from Lugano 2016
Martha Argerich and Friends
[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set - due 22/Aug/2017 ]
The annual Progetto Martha Argerich at the Lugano Festival, is well-established as one of the world's most important music festivals.
Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (complete opera) cover
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GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI
Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria (complete opera)
Franco Fagioli, Romina Basso, Yuriy Mynenko, Dilyara Idrisova, Juan Sancho / Capella Cracoviensis, Jan Tomasz Adamus
[ Decca / 3 CD Box Set - due 24/Aug/2017 ]
"Fagioli traverses two octaves of fioritura seamlessly, many times, and is well-matched by Yuriy Mynenko as a suave Adriano. Tenor Juan Sancho has juicier recitatives to work with as Osroa, King of Parthia and arsonist, and does so with swagger." BBC
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...
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 d-Moll op. 125 cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 d-Moll op. 125
Gundula Janowitz, Grace Bumbry, Jess Thomas, George London, Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Wilhelm Furtwängler
[ Orfeo / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
The well-known "classical" exception to the canon of ten Wagner works that can be performed on the Green Hill goes back to the master himself: it is of course Beethoven's 9th Symphony. The most famous recording of one of the rare Bayreuth...
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...
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas cover
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PURCELL
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas
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...
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 cover
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SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14
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...
Charpentier: La Descente D'orphee Aux Enfers cover
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MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER
Charpentier: La Descente D'orphee Aux Enfers
Robert Getchell, Caroline Weynants, Caroline Dangin-Bardot, Violaine Le Chenadec / Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
'La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers', Charpentier's last short opera, was written for his patron Mademoiselle de Guise [Marie de Lorraine, Duchesse de Guise, Duchesse de Joyeuse, Princesse de Joinville, 1615-88] and constitutes in its breadth and...
Ego Sum Homo cover
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HILDEGARD VON BINGEN
Ego Sum Homo
Tiburtina Ensemble, Barbora Kabatkova
[ Ricercar / CD - due 25/Aug/2017 ]
The dramaturgy of the project is inspired by the life philosophy of Hildegard von Bingen as is preserved in her musical and literary work. On the one hand we can perceive Hildegard as a mystic and saint woman, on the other hand as a strong abbess and...