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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Weinberg: Flute Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 cover
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WEINBERG
Weinberg: Flute Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Claudia Stein (flute), Elisaveta Blumina (piano) Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, David Robert Coleman
[ Naxos / CD - due 25/Oct/2019 ]
Mieczysław Weinberg's works for flute were mainly conceived for the renowned soloist Alexander Korneyev. The earliest of these is the 12 Pieces from 1947, a playful series of character studies that touch on a variety of moods. Also from 1947, the...
Weber: Der Freischütz cover
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WEBER
Weber: Der Freischütz
Lise Davidsen (Agathe), Andreas Schager (Max), Sofia Fomina (Ännchen), Alan Held (Kaspar), Markus Eiche (Ottokar), Franz-Josef Selig (Eremit)
[ Pentatone / 2 CD - due 25/Oct/2019 ]
Maestro Marek Janowski leads a sensational cast - including star vocalists Lise Davidsen and Andreas Schager - on this new recording of Der Freischütz, the German Romantic opera par excellence. In the years after its 1821 premiere, the catchy...
Montserrat Caballe: Diva Eterna cover
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VERDI / BELLINI / PUCCINI / BIZET / MASSENET / etc
Montserrat Caballe: Diva Eterna
Montserrat Caballe (soprano) / Various orchestra & conductors
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 25/Oct/2019 ]
Sony Classical is pleased to release Diva Eterna-a tribute to the late, great Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé. Diva Eterna features some of Caballé's most significant and versatile works, including works by Rossini, Puccini and Verdi. Popular...
Complete Edition (90 CD Box Set) cover
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BEETHOVEN
Complete Edition (90 CD Box Set)

[ Naxos / 90 CD Box Set - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
Beethoven's monumental contribution to Western classical music is celebrated here in this definitive collection marking the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. Surveying the totality of his career and achievement, the Complete Edition spans...
Long Time Ago cover
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COPLAND / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / BRITTEN / BARBER etc
Long Time Ago
Adèle Charvet, Susan Manoff
[ Alpha / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
The young mezzo-soprano Adèle Charvet joins Alpha for several projects. In 2017 she received the Prize of the Verbier Festival Academy. While she has already attracted attention in the opera house, Adèle Charvet is also passionately interested in the...
Tchaikovsky: Plus One cover
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TCHAIKOSVKY
Tchaikovsky: Plus One
Barry Douglas (piano)
[ Chandos / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
Tchaikovsky's Grande Sonate, or 'Grand Sonata' (Bolshaya Sonata), in G major was dedicated to Karl Klindworth, a pupil of Liszt, and first performed at a private hearing, on 21 October 1879, by Nikolay Rubinstein, founder of the Moscow Conservatory....
Anthiel: Symphony No. 1, etc cover
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GEORGE ANTHEIL
Anthiel: Symphony No. 1, etc
BBC Philharmonic, John Storgårds
[ Chandos / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
In this their third volume of orchestral works of Antheil, John Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic present a collection of scores spanning the whole of Antheil's compositional life. Written in the early 1920s, the First Symphony is full of Antheil's...
Terterian: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 cover
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AVET RUBENI TERTERIAN
Terterian: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits
[ Chandos / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
In his homeland, Avet Terterian is regarded, alongside Aram Khachaturian, as the other giant of twentieth-century Armenian music, and as the founder of his nation's progressive school of composers. Born in July 1929, Terterian began his musical...
Palestrina: Lamentations cover
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PALESTRINA
Palestrina: Lamentations
Cinquecento
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
The members of Cinquecento turn to perhaps the pre-eminent composer of the sixteenth century: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah would have been integral to the liturgical rites of Holy Week: here is one of the...
Bliss: Mary of Magdala cover
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SIR ARTHUR BLISS
Bliss: Mary of Magdala
Dame Sarah Connolly (Mezzo-soprano), James Platt (Bass), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis
[ Chandos / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
Bliss composed The Enchantress in 1951, the year of his sixtieth birthday, for Kathleen Ferrier. The text is a free adaptation of the Second Idyll of Theocritus, made by Henry Reed, and well suited to Bliss's love of classical Greek...
The Symphonic Euphonium cover
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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / GREGSON / MEALOR / BALL
The Symphonic Euphonium
David Childs (euphonium), BBC Philharmonic, Ben Gernon
[ Chandos / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
Unlocking the full potential of the euphonium as a concerto instrument with symphony orchestra has been an ambition for David Childs since he premiered the orchestral version of Philip Wilby's Euphonium Concerto in the BBC Young Musician of the Year...
Handel: Samson cover
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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Samson
Dunedin Consort, John Butt
[ Linn / 3 CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
In this pioneering recording Dunedin Consort presents a brand new performing version of one of Handel's greatest dramatic works, Samson. For the first time listeners can enjoy an authentic Handelian chorus, comprising both solo sopranos and boy...
Christmas cover
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TALLIS / RUTTER / PRAETORIUS / HOLST/ HANDEL etc
Christmas
The Gesualdo Six / Owain Park
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
From the timeless plainchant 'Veni Emmanuel' via Jonathan Harvey to a riotous 'Jingle bells': Owain Park presents a programme of Christmas treats which effortlessly spans the centuries.
Khachaturian: Piano Works cover
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ARAM KHACHATURIAN
Khachaturian: Piano Works
Iyad Sughayer (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
Born in 1903, Aram Khachaturian became the most significant twentieth-century musical figure in the then Soviet Republic of Armenia. Many of his most important works date from the first half of his career. The expressive immediacy of his music,...
Like To The Lark cover
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ALFVEN / BINGHAM / GJEILO / MAHLER / STANFORD etc
Like To The Lark
Jennifer Pike (violin), Maria Forsström (mezzo-soprano), The Swedish Chamber Choir, Simon Phipps
[ Chandos / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
The Swedish Chamber Choir makes its debut on Chandos with this fascinating programme of works for choir, choir and solo voice, and for choir and violin. The founder and conductor, Simon Phipps, leads the choir in unaccompanied works by Swedish and...
Carnival - a violin and guitar recital cover
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CORELLI / VIVALDI/ LOCATELLI / PAGANINI
Carnival - a violin and guitar recital
Karen Gomyo (violin), Ismo Eskelinen (guitar)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
For her début album, Karen Gomyo has joined forces with guitarist Ismo Eskelinen in a programme offering fireworks as well as graceful tenderness. A violin virtuoso as well as an expert guitar player, Niccolò Paganini wrote a number of works for the...
Offenbach: Fables de La Fontaine cover
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JACQUES OFFENBACH
Offenbach: Fables de La Fontaine
Karine Deshayes / Orchestre de l'opéra de Rouen Normandie / Jean-Pierre Haeck
[ Alpha / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
A grasshopper, a milkmaid's pail, a shepherd, a fox, a country mouse, a cobbler... These are just some of the diverse and varied characters from the famous Fables that Jacques Offenbach decided to set to music in 1842, some 150 years after they were...
Alkan: Concerto and Symphony for Solo Piano cover
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CHARLES-VALENTIN ALKAN
Alkan: Concerto and Symphony for Solo Piano
Paul Wee (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
Charles-Valentin Alkan made his name as pianist in nineteenth-century Paris and seemed poised for a glittering career. But following a series of setbacks he withdrew into a life of relative seclusion, and as he receded from the public eye, so too did...
Beethoven: The Piano Concertos cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Piano Concertos
Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano) / Die Kölner Akademie, Michael Alexander Willens
[ BIS SACD / 2 CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
As one of the finest pianists of his era and an improviser of genius, Ludwig van Beethoven's preferred vehicle for musical exploration was the piano. His earliest composition, from 1782, was a set of piano variations and he continued to compose for...
Beethoven: Music For Winds cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Music For Winds
Shifrin, Paul Wonjin Cho, Morelli, Olegario, Purvis, L. Hunt
[ Naxos / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
Music for wind ensemble was a regular part of entertainment in Beethoven's day, and his Octet was composed for the skilled players in the service of his patron, the Archbishop-Elector in Bonn. The charming and skilfully written Sextet is also 'from...