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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Decca - The Supreme Record Company: A CLASSICAL LEGACY cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Decca - The Supreme Record Company: A CLASSICAL LEGACY
Various artists incls Jessye Norman, Sir Georg Solti, Takacs Quartet, Cecile Bartoli, Benjamin Britten, Luciano Pavarotti, Christopher Hogwood, Bernar
[ Decca / 56 CD Box Set - due 22/Jan/2020 ]
A limited-edition 50-CD set of legendary recordings celebrating the world-renowned DECCA sound. Classic-status pioneering stereo recordings from the past 55 years and starring a galaxy of internationally-acclaimed artistic talent.
Beethoven Alive! cover
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Beethoven Alive!
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
Beethoven the classic, the revolutionary, the visionary. This selection is a trip that reveals the multiple genius of one of the greatest composers of all time. You will be delighted with some masterpieces of his repertoire as well as with rare...
Beethoven: Sonatas Opus 106, 111 cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Sonatas Opus 106, 111
Filippo Gorini (piano)
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
After a first recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations acclaimed by the critics (Diapason d'Or, BBC, Guardian, Le Monde) Filippo Gorini, a student of Alfred Brendel and winner of the first Prize and Audience Prize of the Bonn Beethoven...
Haydn 2032 Volume 8: La Roxolana cover
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HAYDN / BARTOK
Haydn 2032 Volume 8: La Roxolana
Giovanni Antonini / Il Giardino Armonico
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
For its eighth volume, Haydn2032 invites us on a musical journey that takes the Balkan route. Of all the 'Viennese Classical School', Joseph Haydn is certainly the composer closest to folk music, first because he spent his early years in the...
Bach & Bartok Suites cover
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BACH / BARTOK
Bach & Bartok Suites
Julien Libeer
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
Beyond their lifelong interest in keyboard instruments of all types (organ, harpsichord, and clavichord in the case of Bach; modern piano as a percussion instrument in the case of Bartók), other shared concerns connect these two giants of classical...
Compositrices à l'aube du XXe siècle cover
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BORIS / BOULANGER / DE GRANDVAL / HOLMES
Compositrices à l'aube du XXe siècle
Juliette Hurel (flute), Hélène Couvert (piano)
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
Juliette Hurel and Hélène Couvert, who have long enjoyed a close rapport on the concert platform and on disc, here celebrate five French women composers at the turn of the twentieth century. Countess Clémence de Grandval was the composer of some...
L'Arianna cover
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HAYDN / HANDEL / SCARLATTI
L'Arianna
Kate Lindsey, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
After a first album dedicated to Weill, Zemlinsky and Korngold (Alpha272), Kate Lindsey explores here her other repertoire of choice, the music of the eighteenth century. In partnership with Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo, she has recorded three...
The Divine Muse cover
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JOSEF HAYDN / FRANZ SCHUBERT / HUGO WOLF
The Divine Muse
Mary Bevan (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)
[ Signum / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
After the success of their debut disc, 'Voyages', Mary Bevan and Joseph Middleton present their second recital disc exploring Lieder in German and Italian by Schubert, Haydn and Wolf. The programme is woven around songs inspired by the 'muses' of the...
The Well-Tempered Consort - I cover
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J. S. BACH
The Well-Tempered Consort - I
Phantasm
[ Linn / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
In this new recording Phantasm make no excuses for arranging some of Bach's remarkable keyboard music for a consort of viols. Led by director Laurence Dreyfus they go on a conscious mission to uncover the hidden riches concealed behind the more...
Elgar: Cello Concerto / etc cover
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EDWARD ELGAR
Elgar: Cello Concerto / etc
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ Decca / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
Award-winning British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason returns with Elgar, a brand new album of works anchored around Elgar's Cello Concerto - arguably the best-known work in the classical canon written for solo cello.
Brahms: The Final Piano Pieces cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: The Final Piano Pieces
Stephen Hough (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
"this is some of the most refreshing, surprising and emotionally fulfilling late Brahms I've heard in a modern piano recording … a New Year treat that will still, I think, be in some of the 'best of the year' lists in December' (BBC Record Review)
Charpentier: Orphée aux enfers cover
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MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER
Charpentier: Orphée aux enfers
Vox Luminis / A Nocte Temporis / Lionel Meunier / Reinoud Van Mechelen
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
The Orpheus myth was as important for the birth of opera in France as it had been in Italy. In 1684, Charpentier composed a work for three voices, Orphée descendant aux Enfers. With this piece, remarkable for its style and concision, he showed how...
Beethoven: String quintets op.29 & 104, Fugue op.137 cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: String quintets op.29 & 104, Fugue op.137
WDR Symphony Orchestra chamber players
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
With this recording of chamber music composed by Beethoven at three key moments in his life, Alpha begins a collaboration with the WDR of Cologne and its various ensembles. Here a group of chamber musicians from the symphony orchestra presents the...
Contrabandista cover
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GARCIA / ROSSINI / ZINGARELLI
Contrabandista
Javier Camarena (tenor) Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Les Musiciens du Prince, Gianluca Capuano
[ Decca Music Group / CD - due 25/Jan/2020 ]
"Ramiro's aria from Cenerentola demonstrates Camarena's extraordinary facility and easily accessed top register. The Count's 'Cessa di più resistere' reiterates his absolute command." Opera
Salve, Salve, Salve: Josquin's Spanish Legacy cover
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MORALES / GUERRERO / VICTORIA / TRADITIONAL / DESPRES
Salve, Salve, Salve: Josquin's Spanish Legacy
Contrapunctus, Owen Rees
[ Signum / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
Coupling powerful interpretations with path-breaking scholarship, Contrapunctus presents music by the best-known composers as well as unfamiliar masterpieces. T
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 3 'Pastoral' & 4 cover
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RALF VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 3 'Pastoral' & 4
David Butt Philip (tenor) / BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
"Brabbins's attention to dynamic detail is also striking, both in the first movement (note the really hushed level of the development before the recapitulation really erupts) and the troubling demeanour of the slow movement" (Gramophone)
Dupont & Benoit: Piano Concertos cover
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AUGUSTE DUPONT / PETER BENOIT
Dupont & Benoit: Piano Concertos
Howard Shelley (piano), Sinfonieorchester St Gallen, Howard Shelley (conductor)
[ Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 80 / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
The figures of Auguste Dupont and Peter Benoit may be little known outside their native Belgium, yet both enjoyed pianistic and pedagogical success in their lifetimes. Benoit's symphonic poem is a piano concerto in all but name, ending with a...
Liszt: The Complete Songs Volume 6 cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: The Complete Songs Volume 6
Julia Kleiter (soprano), Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
A programme of exquisite miniatures, alternative versions and a wonderful quasi-operatic scena: this is a tantalizing Lisztian recital to showcase the artistry of Julia Kleiter. ...
Finding Harmony cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Finding Harmony
The King's Singers
[ Signum / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
Singing together binds us together. From the Protestant Reformation in Europe during the 1500s to the US Civil Rights Movement, there have been countless moments in history when songs have united nations, cultures and causes.
Beethoven: Piano concertos nos. 2 & 5 "Emperor" cover
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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano concertos nos. 2 & 5 "Emperor"
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Pablo Heras-Casado & Freiburger Barockorchester
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
Beethoven's five piano concertos relate, in a sense, part of the composer's life: some twenty years during which a young musician from Bonn made several revised versions of the first concerto he wrote (a springboard to Viennese success that ended up...