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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Boccherini Vol.2 Sonate Per Il Violoncello cover
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LUIGI BOCCHERINI
Boccherini Vol.2 Sonate Per Il Violoncello
Bruno Cocset, Les Basses Reunies
[ Alpha / CD - due 28/Sep/2018 ]
'Shortly after Luigi Boccherini's death on 28 May 1805, two journalists in Leipzig and Paris agreed that he had been (for the former) "an excellent cellist capable of bewitching audiences with the incomparable sound and expressive melody of his...
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 / Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 cover
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SIBELIUS / RACHMANINOV
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 / Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3
The Chineke! Orchestra, Gerard Aimontche (piano), Roderick Cox (conductor)
[ Signum / 2 CD - due 28/Sep/2018 ]
The Chineke! Orchestra return to disc on Signum in a new live orchestral recording from the Royal Festival Hall, London. Drawn from exceptional musicians from across the continent, the orchestra is part of the Chineke! Foundation - a non-profit...
Journey To Mozart cover
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GLUCK / HAYDN / MYSLIVECEK / SALOMON / MOZART
Journey To Mozart
Daniel Hope (violin) / Zurich Chamber Orchestra
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - due 28/Sep/2018 ]
"It's both a highly personal selection and a rather puzzling one…Hope's brilliance as a soloist does come across assertively throughout this 'Journey', which for his many admirers will surely prove sufficient to sustain interest." (BBC Music)
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Daniel Lozakovich (violin) / Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Radoslaw Szulc
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - due 28/Sep/2018 ]
"The 17-year-old violinist delivers a performance way beyond his years in what is an uncompromising debut album, and a radiant recording" Five Stars BBC Music
Eldbjørg Hemsing Plays Dvořák and Suk cover
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DVORAK / SUK
Eldbjørg Hemsing Plays Dvořák and Suk
Eldbjørg Hemsing (violin), Antwerp Symphony Orchestra / Alan Buribayev (conductor)
[ BIS / CD - due 28/Sep/2018 ]
The Norwegian violinist follows up on her acclaimed CD début with an all-Czech disc.
Confidence cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Confidence
Julien Behr / Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon / Pierre Bleuse
[ Alpha / CD - due 28/Sep/2018 ]
The French tenor Julien Behr is one of today's rising vocal stars.  Voted 'Révélation artiste lyrique de l'Adami' in 2009, the year he made his international debut at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, he has become famous for his Mozart roles...
Couperin : L'art de toucher le clavecin cover
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FRANCOIS COUPERIN
Couperin : L'art de toucher le clavecin
Olivier Fortin (harpsichord)
[ Alpha / CD - due 28/Sep/2018 ]
The harpsichord is perfect in its compass, and brilliant in itself; but, as one can neither swell nor diminish its notes, I shall always be grateful to those who, through consummate art sustained by good taste, manage to make this instrument...
The Gentle Physician cover
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GUILLAUME de MACHAUT
The Gentle Physician
The Orlando Consort
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Sep/2018 ]
The 'gentle physician' ('dous mire') is Hope, invoked by Machaut as a consolation for the sufferings-and all-too occasional joys-of medieval courtly love, a world with which the 'Orlandos' are persuasively familiar.
Glinka: Ivan Susanin (A Life For The Tsar) (complete opera recorded in 1955) cover
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MIKHAIL IVANOVICH GLINKA
Glinka: Ivan Susanin (A Life For The Tsar) (complete opera recorded in 1955)
Maria Glavachevich, Miro Changalovich, Drago Startz, Vladeta Dimitrievich / The Yugoslav Army Chorus, Belgrade National Opera Orchestra, Oskar Danon
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 3 CD Box Set - due 28/Sep/2018 ]
'The stereo sound is remarkable for its time ... Cangalovc is quite moving as Susanin prepares for the supreme sacrifice in his country's cause.' - Gramophone, June 1974
Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos
Zefiro, Alfredo Bernardini (conductor)
[ Arcana / 2 CD - due 28/Sep/2018 ]
Following its highly acclaimed album featuring the three most richly scored Ouvertures (Gramophone Editor͛s Choice - shortlisted for the 2017 Gramophone Awards and included among the Top 10 recent Bach recordings), Zefiro comes full circle with the...
Schoenberg: Transfigured Night / Haydn: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 cover
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ARNOLD SCHOENBERG / JOSEF HAYDN
Schoenberg: Transfigured Night / Haydn: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Alisa Weilerstein (cello) / Trondheim Soloists
[ Pentatone SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 1/Oct/2018 ]
Transfigured Night brings together two outstanding composers associated with Vienna: Joseph Haydn and Arnold Schoenberg. The former is often seen as the oldest representative of the "First Viennese School", whereas the latter founded the "Second...
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Bach: Solo Keyboard Works cover
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J. S. BACH
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Bach: Solo Keyboard Works
Andras Schiff (piano)
[ Decca Collector's Edition / 12 CD Box Set - due 1/Oct/2018 ]
Schiff's many Bach recordings for Decca have won much critical praise and he has been one of the strongest advocates of playing Bach on the modern piano during the past twenty-five years and his recordings of Bach are regularly among top choices.
Bernstein: Wonderful Town cover
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LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Bernstein: Wonderful Town
Danielle de Niese, Alysha Umphress, Nathan Gunn, Duncan Rock / London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Sir Simon Rattle
[ LSO Live SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 1/Oct/2018 ]
'I cannot imagine better casting for the sisters than the quintessentially sassy Danielle de Niese and the effortlessly funny Alysha Umphress.' The Times
Rameau: Complete Solo Keyboard Works cover
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JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU
Rameau: Complete Solo Keyboard Works
Steven Devine (harpsichord)
[ Resonus / 3 CD Box Set - due 1/Oct/2018 ]
"Devine is a superb musical guide - varied, expressive, technically agile - but he has provided, too, helpful and clear programme notes on the stylistic challenges of this music...its powers of expression run deep. You won't find a better exponent th
Verbum caro factum est - a Christmas Greeting cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Verbum caro factum est - a Christmas Greeting
Bach Collegium Japan Chorus / Masaaki Suzuki (direction), Masato Suzuki (organ)
[ BIS / CD - due 10/Oct/2018 ]
Bach Collegium Japan sing classic Christmas carols in new arrangements.
Janáček, Prokofiev, Golijov and Mendelssohn cover
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JANACEK / PROKOFIEV / GOLIJOV / MENDELSSOHN
Janáček, Prokofiev, Golijov and Mendelssohn
The Calidore Quartet
[ Signum / CD - due 12/Oct/2018 ]
The Calidore Quartet present their first disc on Signum Records - a collection of quartets by Janáček, Prokofiev, Golijov and Mendelssohn. The pieces were the products of four compelling personal narratives: an escape from the NAZI eastern...
Chopin: Nocturnes cover
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CHOPIN
Chopin: Nocturnes
Ingrid Fliter (piano)
[ Linn / 2 CD - due 12/Oct/2018 ]
A graceful and charismatic performer, Fliter is known for her effortless technique and thoughtful, sensitive music-making; every performance is deeply personal and full of freshness and poetry, perfect for exploring Chopin's masterful...
Cantique De Noël: French Music For Christmas, From Berlioz To Debussy cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Cantique De Noël: French Music For Christmas, From Berlioz To Debussy
Choir Of Gonville & Caius College Cambridge, Geoffrey Webber (Director), Michael How & Luke Fitzgerald (Organ)
[ Delphian / CD - due 19/Oct/2018 ]
Geoffrey Webber and his choir have developed a reputation for exploring the unusual, and this album is no exception. A number of traditional French melodies have been adapted over the years to become familiar Christmas fare in English-speaking lands;...
Pater peccavi: Music of lamentation from Renaissance Portugal cover
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PATER PECCAVI
Pater peccavi: Music of lamentation from Renaissance Portugal
The Marian Consort, Rory McCleery
[ Delphian / CD - due 19/Oct/2018 ]
Biblical texts of lamentation were embraced by composers of the late Renaissance for their artistic and expressive potential. But in Portugal - a kingdom without a king, its people governed by a foreign power - such settings gave life, as well, to a...
Á Portuguesa- Iberian Concertos & Sonatas cover
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CORBETT / SCARLATTI / AVISON / BOCCHERINI / CARLOS DE SEIXAS
Á Portuguesa- Iberian Concertos & Sonatas
Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música, Andreas Staier (harpsichord and direction)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 19/Oct/2018 ]
Iberian exoticism with a difference! This musical journey takes its title from one of William Corbett's Bizzarie universali, a set of concertos which, in truth, owe much more to the Italian tradition than to the Iberian peninsula . . . In the Age of...