The following classical CD titles are due for release / re-release in the near future.
Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D795
Christian Gerhaher (baritone) Gerold Huber (piano)
[ Sony Classics / CD - due 25/Oct/2017 ]
14 years after his first recording, the acclaimed baritone and "most moving singer of the world" (The Telegraph) turns back to Die schöne Müllerin together with long-time collaborator and pianist: Gerold Huber. Die schöne Müllerin has always been...
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro [The Marriage of Figaro] / Cosi fan Tutte / Don Giovanni (Complete operas) (complete opera)
Fanie Antonelou, Christian van Horn, Simone Kermes, Simone Kermes, Christopher Maltman, Dimitris Tiliakos, etc / MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
[ Sony Classics / 9 CD Box Set - due 25/Oct/2017 ]
"Do not expect a familiar 'warm bath' experience here; it offers an invigorating shower of fresh new insights" BBC Music [Don Giovanni]
Schubert: The Complete Piano Sonatas
Paul Badura-Skoda (piano)
[ RCA Red Seal / Sony Classical / 12 CD Box Set - due 25/Oct/2017 ]
Badura-Skoda plays Schubert sonatas - The first CD release of a landmark edition Paul Badura-Skoda is unquestionably the outstanding Schubert pianist of the 20th century, declared the Leipzig Volkszeitung in 2012. An astute interpreter, a sensuous...
Brahms: Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 (Complete)
Yo-Yo Ma (cello) Emanuel Ax (piano) Leonidas Kavakos (violin)
[ Sony Classics / 2 CD - due 25/Oct/2017 ]
"The quality of their playing is never in doubt, and the ensemble is faultless. There's tremendous authority in the assertive movements...but there could be something more personal in the more wistfully introspective ones." The Guardian
The Budapest String Quartet
Plays Schubert: late Quartets (13-15) & Piano Quintet D.667 'Trout'
[ Praga Digitals / CD - due 27/Oct/2017 ]
Collected on one disc, this is the central part of the Schubert spirit legacy (1934-1962) of the Budapest's four last string quartets. Three are played on the Stradivari instruments from the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Collection and recorded live at...
Handel: Messiah 1754
Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet
[ Alpha / 2 CD/Book - due 27/Oct/2017 ]
Why yet another Messiah? 'I went through the different scores that exist and decided on the very interesting 1754 version, which features five soloists. You must remember that, when Handel arrived somewhere to perform his oratorio, he had soloists of...
BRUCKNER / WAGNER
Symphony No.3 / Tribute to Hans Knappertsbusch
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
[ Praga Digitals / CD - due 27/Oct/2017 ]
This Symphony No.3 has been characterized as 'difficult', and is regarded by some as Bruckner's artistic breakthrough. The work is notorious as the most-revised of Bruckner's symphonies, and there exist no fewer than six versions, with three of them,...
Motetti & Sacrae Cantiones
Voces Suaves, Francesco Saverio Pedrini, Concerto Scirocco, Giulia Genini
[ Arcana / CD - due 27/Oct/2017 ]
Venice, July 1603: Giovanni Croce, known as 'il Chiozzotto', a priest at the church of Santa Maria For mosa, was appointed maestro di cappella of St Mark's basilica, one of the most prestigious posts in the musical world of the time. A...
The King's Singers
[ Signum / 3 CD - due 3/Nov/2017 ]
The King's Singers celebrate their 50th anniversary with a celebratory 3-CD set, combining three complete programmes of Close Harmony, Spiritual and Secular pieces.
In Chains of Gold
Magdalena Consort, Fretwork, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
[ Signum / CD - due 10/Nov/2017 ]
Leading performers of 17th-century music Fretwork, His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts and the Magdalena Consort (directed by Peter Harvey) combine forces under the artistic direction of William Hunt for this first complete recording of the consort...
BEETHOVEN / MÉHUL
Beethoven Symphony No.3, Méhul Symphony No. 1
Christoph König, Soloists Européens Luxembourg
[ Rubicon Classics / CD - due 17/Nov/2017 ]
'For our first live recording on Rubicon Classics we have been thinking carefully which repertoire to choose from. When we observe music history and its repercussion on our times, it can be rather puzzling that our view of some of the most famous and...
BRAHAMS / TAKEMITSU / BEETHOVEN
Trio Isimsiz: Brahms, Takemitsu, Beethoven
[ Rubicon Classics / CD - due 24/Nov/2017 ]
Trio Isimsiz (Turkish for 'no name') have certainly been making themselves a name as one of the most exciting young piano trios on the classical music scene. All three members of the Trio Isimsiz enjoy great success individually. Erdem Misirlioglu...
BRAHMS / STRAUSS
Brahms & Strauss
Joseph Moog (piano), German Radio Philharmonic, Nicholas Milton (conductor)
[ Onyx / CD - due 8/Dec/2017 ]
Brahms was 48 years old and at the height of his powers when he completed his Piano Concerto No.2. The Olympian B flat Concerto is, famously, not only one of the most technically challenging of all piano concertos to play but also one of the longest...
MORRICONE, PIOVANI, ROTA
Cinema Per Archi
Luigi Piovano, Archi di Santa Cecilia
[ Arcana / CD - due 15/Dec/2017 ]
'Oscar™ Cinema' might be a suitable alternative title for the new CD with which the strings of the Santa Cecilia Academy (Archi di Santa Cecilia) under the direction of Luigi Piovano - principal cellist of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di...