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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Aleksandra Kurzak - Desire cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Aleksandra Kurzak - Desire
Aleksandra Kurzak (soprano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 29/May/2020 ]
The incredible soprano Aleksandra Kurzak presents 'Desire', her first solo album on Sony Classical! With this new release, Kurzak ventures into heavier territory, as she reveals both the new roles she is already singing and those she is working on.
Couperin: Les années de jeunesse cover
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FRANCOIS COUPERIN
Couperin: Les années de jeunesse
Bertrand Cuiller (harpsichord)
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD - due 29/May/2020 ]
For the second volume in his Couperin series, keyboard virtuoso Bertrand Cuiller paints a portrait of a young Couperin who, at the age of only seventeen, was appointed organist of Saint-Gervais in Paris - a prestigious position to attain at any age....
Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Complete Decca Recordings cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Complete Decca Recordings
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
[ Decca / 38 CD Box Set - due 29/May/2020 ]
This 38-CD collection provides proof of just how catholic Mehta's tastes were. The foundation of his music making continues to lie in the central European masterworks and he has never lost sight of that tradition.
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 cover
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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Alina Ibragimova (violin), State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia 'Evgeny Svetlanov', Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Jun/2020 ]
The prospect of hearing Alina Ibragimova in two of the most important concertos written for the violin is in itself irresistibly enticing, but Shostakovich aficionados will also welcome an opportunity to hear the rarely performed original opening to...
Dinu Lipatti: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1947-1948 cover
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SCARLATTI / BACH / CHOPIN / LISZT / RAVEL / BEETHOVEN / etc
Dinu Lipatti: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1947-1948
Dinu Lipatti (piano) with Antonio Janigro (cello)
[ APR / 2 CD - due 1/Jun/2020 ]
The magnificent series of recordings Dinu Lipatti made for Columbia in 1947-8 needs no introduction. They contain some of the most highly regarded performances ever committed to disc.
MacMillan: Symphony No 4 / Viola Concerto cover
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JAMES MacMILLAN
MacMillan: Symphony No 4 / Viola Concerto
Lawrence Power (viola), BBC Philharmonic, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Jun/2020 ]
MacMillan's viola concerto was written for Lawrence Power, who brings a unique authority to this, its first recording. The fourth symphony-a major addition to the repertoire-is a generous and appropriate coupling, both works incorporating and...
Martin Rummel: Salut d'Amour cover
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Elgar & Beach: Piano Quintets cover
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EDWARD ELGAR / AMY BEACH
Elgar & Beach: Piano Quintets
Takács Quartet, Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Jun/2020 ]
Amy Beach's piano quintet proved a deservedly popular success in its early years. It makes a compelling-and surprising-match for Elgar's own piano quintet: a late work contemporary with the cello concerto, and which inhabits the same emotional landsc
Cabanilles: Keyboard Music, Volume One - Eleven Organ Pieces cover
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JOAN BAPTISTA CABANILLES
Cabanilles: Keyboard Music, Volume One - Eleven Organ Pieces
Timothy Roberts (Organ of the Church of Sant Jaume, Vila-real, Valencia) etc
[ Toccata / CD - due 1/Jun/2020 ]
Much of the music of Joan (or Juan) Cabanilles (1644-1712) is as virtuosic and colourfully Baroque as that of his northern contemporary, Dietrich Buxtehude, though it is also touched with a distinctively Spanish intensity. He is claimed as the most...
Cabanilles: Keyboard Music, Volume Three - 21 works for organ and harpsichord cover
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JOAN BAPTISTA CABANILLES
Cabanilles: Keyboard Music, Volume Three - 21 works for organ and harpsichord
Timothy Roberts (organ of the Church of Sant Jaume, Vila-real, Valencia) etc
[ Toccata / CD - due 1/Jun/2020 ]
"Timothy Roberts has studied this repertoire thoroughly, and is an excellent guide in this rather unknown territory. He has the assistance of three excellent instruments." MusicWeb
Cabanilles: Keyboard Music, Volume Two - 24 works for organ and Harpsichord cover
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JOAN BAPTISTA CABANILLES
Cabanilles: Keyboard Music, Volume Two - 24 works for organ and Harpsichord
Timothy Roberts (Organ of the Church of Sant Jaume, Vila-real, Valencia) etc
[ Toccata / CD - due 1/Jun/2020 ]
Much of the music of Joan (or Juan) Cabanilles (1644-1712) is as virtuosic and colourfully Baroque as that of his northern contemporary, Dietrich Buxtehude, though it is also touched with a distinctively Spanish intensity.
Parry: Songs of farewell & works by Stanford, Gray & Wood cover
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PARRY / STANFORD / GRAY / WOOD
Parry: Songs of farewell & works by Stanford, Gray & Wood
Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Jun/2020 ]
Stanford's eight-part Latin Magnificat was posthumously dedicated to Parry, whose own Songs of farewell are unmistakably valedictory in mood. Personal as well as musical associations run deep in this poignantly expressive programme from Westminster...
Kelly: Piano Music cover
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FREDERICK SEPTIMUS KELLY
Kelly: Piano Music
Alex Wilson (piano)
[ Toccata / CD - due 5/Jun/2020 ]
Frederick Septimus Kelly, born in Sydney in 1881, was on the way to becoming one of Australia's most important early composers when he was killed during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. His Twelve Studies and 24 Monographs are the most significant...
Henry Cotter Nixon: Complete Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 cover
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HENRY COTTER NIXON
Henry Cotter Nixon: Complete Orchestral Music, Vol. 1
Ana Török (violin) / Kodaly Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Mann
[ Toccata / CD - due 5/Jun/2020 ]
The English composer-conductor Henry Cotter Nixon (1842-1907) has entirely disappeared from music history. But this new series - presenting all his surviving orchestral music in its first-ever recordings - reveals Nixon to have been one of the most...
Bizet: Carmen (Complete opera recorded in 1977) [CDs plus Blu-ray audio] cover
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GEORGES BIZET
Bizet: Carmen (Complete opera recorded in 1977) [CDs plus Blu-ray audio]
Teresa Berganza, Placido Domingo, Sherril Milnes, Ilena Cotrubas / Ambrosian Singers / London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
[ Deusche Grammophon CD plus Blu-ray audio / 3 CD/Blu-ray Disc - due 5/Jun/2020 ]
1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1851-1900) - Still a benchmark recording of the most famous opera of all, with an idiomatic assumption of the title role by Teresa Berganza and the young Plácido Domingo.
Il genio inglese cover
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Ground Floor
Il genio inglese
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 5/Jun/2020 ]
The figure of the prodigiously gifted violinist Nicola Matteis, leaving his native Italy for London, looms large in this programme featuring composers active during Restoration England - one of a host of artists and performers from across Europe who...
Henry Cotter Nixon: Complete Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 cover
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HENRY COTTER NIXON
Henry Cotter Nixon: Complete Orchestral Music, Vol. 2
Ian Hobson (piano) / Kodaly Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Mann, with Ferenc Nagy (euphonium)
[ Toccata / CD - due 5/Jun/2020 ]
"Collectors who invested in the previous volume of Nixon's orchestral music will be glad to have the chance to continue their exploration through this valuable release" MusicWeb
Henry Cotter Nixon: Complete Orchestral Music, Vol. 3 cover
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HENRY COTTER NIXON
Henry Cotter Nixon: Complete Orchestral Music, Vol. 3
Kodaly Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Mann
[ Toccata / CD - due 5/Jun/2020 ]
The English composer-conductor Henry Cotter Nixon (1842-1907) had entirely disappeared from music history until this series - presenting all his surviving orchestral music in its first-ever recordings - revealed him to have been one of the most...
Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1
Masato Suzuki (harpsichord & direction) / Bach Collegium Japan
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 5/Jun/2020 ]
Many of Bach's harpsichord concertos are almost certainly transcriptions of earlier works written for other instruments.
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 cover
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GUSTAV MAHLER
Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 5/Jun/2020 ]
Mahler's 7th is brought to life by the players of the Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä, as they continue a cycle praised for the performances as the recorded sound.