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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Walker: Complete Piano Works Vol 1 cover
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GEORGE WALKER
Walker: Complete Piano Works Vol 1
Alexandre Dossin (piano)
[ Naxos American Classics / CD - due 19/Apr/2024 ]
George Walker's unique collection of piano music ranges across his long career. The three sonatas heard here, in this the first of two volumes of Walker's complete piano works, offer compelling contrasts. Sonata No. 1 is his longest and utilizes folk...
Donizetti: La Favorite (complete opera recorded in 2022) cover
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GAETANO DONIZETTI
Donizetti: La Favorite (complete opera recorded in 2022)
Annalisa Stroppa (mezzo-soprano) Javier Camarena (tenor) Florian Sempey (baritone) Evgeny Stavinsky (bass) / Orchestra Donizetti Opera, Riccardo Frizz
[ Naxos / 3 CD Box Set - due 19/Apr/2024 ]
Written for the Opéra in Paris, Gaetano Donizetti's La Favorite contains some of his most famously enthralling arias. While its much-reduced Italian version has continued in popularity, this superb production from the Donizetti Opera Festival in...
Marcelle de Manziarly - Chamber Works cover
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Piazzolla: Buenos Aires - arrangements for Violin and String Orchestra cover
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ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Piazzolla: Buenos Aires - arrangements for Violin and String Orchestra
Tomás Cotik (violin) / Martingale Ensemble, Ken Selden
[ Naxos / CD - due 19/Apr/2024 ]
Astor Piazzolla's Nuevo tango transcends categories and represents an amalgam of international influences. All the arrangements in this album are of instrumental works that Piazzolla composed for his Quinteto Nuevo Tango.
Turina: Works For Strings cover
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JOAQUIN TURINA
Turina: Works For Strings
Concerto Málaga, Gil de Gálvez
[ Naxos Spanish Classics / CD - due 19/Apr/2024 ]
To commemorate the 75th anniversary year of Turina's death, this album presents some of the composer's most admired works heard in arrangements for strings that honour the colour, richness and vivacity of the originals. Two of his best-known works -...
Wolff: Complete Songs Vol 1 cover
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ERICH J. WOLFF
Wolff: Complete Songs Vol 1
Daniel Johannsen (tenor), Samantha Gaul (soprano), Klaus Simon (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 19/Apr/2024 ]
Erich J. Wolff's name will be unfamiliar to many but in the 1920s an authoritative reference book on popular art song ranked his compositions fourth, behind Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler. The first volume in this series of Wolff's...
Alfano: Suite Romantica cover
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FRANCO ALFANO
Alfano: Suite Romantica
Davide Vendramin (accordion) Vittorio Rabagliati (piano) / Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, Giuseppe Grazioli
[ Naxos / CD - due 19/Apr/2024 ]
Franco Alfano is remembered today for his completion of Turandot after Puccini's death. His catalogue of works, including operas, orchestral and chamber music, reveals him to be a sophisticated and original composer. Alfano possessed an innate...
Bach: Guitar Recital cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Guitar Recital
Georgi Dimitrov-Jojo (guitar)
[ Naxos Guitar Laureate Series / CD - due 19/Apr/2024 ]
Georgi Dimitrov-Jojo, winner of the 2022 European Bach Guitar Award, presents a selection of works transcribed for guitar from the rich repertoire of Johann Sebastian Bach. Arrangements made for different instruments were customary during the Baroque...
Auber: Overtures, Vol. 6 [Incls 'L'Ambassadrice' & 'Le Dieu et la Bayadère' ] cover
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DANIEL-FRANCOIS AUBER
Auber: Overtures, Vol. 6 [Incls 'L'Ambassadrice' & 'Le Dieu et la Bayadère' ]
Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Dario Salvi
[ Naxos / CD - due 19/Apr/2024 ]
Auber's overtures were once as popular as those by Rossini and Suppé, with no less a figure than Tchaikovsky commenting on the 'elegant clarity of his harmonisation, his delightful and striking melodies … and beautiful instrumentation.' Full evidence...
Brusa: Requiem Op.25 / Stabat Mater Op.24 cover
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ELISABETTA BRUSA
Brusa: Requiem Op.25 / Stabat Mater Op.24
Réka Kristóf (soprano) Dorottya Láng (alto) István Horváth (tenor) Marcell Bakonyi (bass) / Hungarian radio Symphony and Choir, Riccardo Frizza
[ Naxos / CD - due 19/Apr/2024 ]
Most of Elisabetta Brusa's compositions have been written for orchestral forces, with four volumes currently available on Naxos. The two new choral pieces in this fifth volume offer a revealing look at the composer's response to spirituality and her...
Smetana: Má vlast cover
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BEDRICH SMETANA
Smetana: Má vlast
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind (Conductor)
[ Vox Classics / CD - due 19/Apr/2024 ]
This acclaimed recording has now been given a new lease of life in our Naxos edition by going back to the original Elite Recordings master tapes, which have been newly transferred to disc in 192 kHz/24-bit high definition sound.
Grieg: Symphonic Dances / Lyric Suite / Sigurd Jorsalfar / etc cover
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EDVARD GRIEG
Grieg: Symphonic Dances / Lyric Suite / Sigurd Jorsalfar / etc
Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravane
[ Vox Classics / CD - due 19/Apr/2024 ]
The Elite Recordings for VOX by legendary producers Marc Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz are considered by audiophiles to be amongst the finest sounding examples of orchestral recordings
Martin: Lim Fantasy of Companionship Suite for Piano Flute and Strings Octet cover
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MANU MARTIN
Martin: Lim Fantasy of Companionship Suite for Piano Flute and Strings Octet
Mark Bebbington (piano) / Royal Philahrmonic Orchestra
[ Signum / CD - due 26/Apr/2024 ]
Following the full orchestral release back in 2021, Dr Susan Lim and Manu Martin bring you the Lim Fantasy of Companionship Chamber Suite. Society currently finds itself at an intersection of technology and humanity: as physical forms embedded with...
Grieg: Holberg Suite, Ballade & Lyric Pieces cover
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EDVARD GRIEG
Grieg: Holberg Suite, Ballade & Lyric Pieces
Andrey Gugnin (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 3/May/2024 ]
Andrey Gugnin presents a wonderful all-Grieg recital, the elegant neo-classicism of 'From Holberg's time' (a rare and welcome opportunity to hear the original version for solo piano) contrasting with the brooding magnificence of the 'Ballade'.
Padovano: Missa A la dolc' ombra & Missa Domine a lingua dolosa cover
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ANNIBALE PADOVANO
Padovano: Missa A la dolc' ombra & Missa Domine a lingua dolosa
Cinquecento
[ Hyperion / CD - due 3/May/2024 ]
Celebrated in his time as a 'man of great worth', who 'really knew how to play well and compose well', Annibale Padovano's modern-day neglect doesn't reflect the high regard in which he was held. Cinquecento deliver flawless accounts of two major...
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances / The Ise of the Dead / etc cover
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances / The Ise of the Dead / etc
Utah Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin
[ Vox Classics / CD - due 17/May/2024 ]
Rachmaninov's final work - and the only one composed fully in the United States - was the Symphonic Dances. It embraces jazz elements and ecstatic expressiveness and is both a valediction and a summation of his creativity. The Isle of the Dead is a...
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites / Holberg Suite / Norwegian Dances / etc cover
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EDVARD GRIEG
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites / Holberg Suite / Norwegian Dances / etc
Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravane
[ Vox Classics / CD - due 17/May/2024 ]
The Elite Recordings for VOX by legendary producers Marc Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz are considered by audiophiles to be amongst the finest sounding examples of orchestral recordings
Foss: Ode / Renaissance Concerto / Three American Pieces / Symphony No. 1 in G major cover
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LUKAS FOSS
Foss: Ode / Renaissance Concerto / Three American Pieces / Symphony No. 1 in G major
Amy Porter (flute) Nikki Chooi (violin) / Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta
[ Naxos American Classics / CD - due 24/May/2024 ]
Berlin-born Lukas Foss studied music in Paris before settling in Philadelphia in 1937. Though he freely explored diverse compositional styles, three of the works in this recording fall into his early neo-Classical period and exemplify his dictum that...
Roussel: Violin Sonatas Nos 1 and 2 / String Trio cover
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ALBERT ROUSSEL
Roussel: Violin Sonatas Nos 1 and 2 / String Trio
David Bowlin (violin), Tony Cho (piano), with Kirsten Docter (viola), Dmitry Kouzov (cello)
[ Naxos / CD - due 24/May/2024 ]
Although he is best remembered for his highly regarded stage and orchestral works, Roussel also composed a significant body of masterful yet relatively unknown chamber music. The Romantic early First Violin Sonata is an epic journey of soaring...
Hagen: Heike Quinto cover
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DARON HAGEN
Hagen: Heike Quinto
Duo YUMENO / Yoko Reikano Kimura (voice)
[ Naxos American Classics / CD - due 24/May/2024 ]
Daron Hagen is a multi-award-winning creative polymath whose work is internationally acclaimed for its impeccable craftsmanship, social conscience and emotional accessibility. Embracing the Japanese medieval text The Tale of the Heike, Hagen has...