The following classical CD titles are due for release / re-release in the near future.
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D899 / Moments Musicaux, D780 / Rosamunde transcriptions
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
[ Erato / CD - due 22/Oct/2021 ]
When Tharaud performed the Impromptus at London's Wigmore Hall in 2014, The Guardian wrote: "He got to the heart of the beauties and abysses of this music."
DEBUSSY / DUPARC / FAURE / RAVEL
Marianne Crebassa - Séguedilles
Marianne Crebassa (mezzo) / Orchestre et Choeur du National du Capitole de Toulouse, Ben Glassberg; with Thibaut Garcia (guitar), Alphonse Cemin (pian
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 22/Oct/2021 ]
Marianne Crebassa's new album celebrates her French-Spanish roots...Centered around French composers taking inspiration from Spain and Spanish composers searching for new ideas in France.
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Mitridate, Rè Di Ponto (complete opera)
Michael Spyres, Julie Fuchs, Sabine Devieilhe, Elsa Dreisig, Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djia / Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski
[ Erato / 3 CD Box Set - due 22/Oct/2021 ]
A brilliant line-up for this new recording by Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre, made during lockdown Featuring many major stars from the opera stage: Michael Spyres, Sabine Devieilhe, Elsa Dreisig.
ZELENKA / FUX / de ALMEIDA / HANDEL / NUCCI / MANNA / PEREZ
Jakub Józef Orliński: Anima Aeterna
Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor), with Fatma Said (soprano), Il Pomo D'oro , Francesco Corti
[ Warner Classics / CD - due 29/Oct/2021 ]
"An album that reinforces Orliński as one of the most striking young talents not just in countertenor singing but in Baroque music more broadly." Gramophone Editor's Choice Awards Issue 2021
TRADITIONAL / CARESANA / ROSSI / GIRAMO / LEGRENZI / etc
L'arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar, with Vincenzo Capezzuto (counter-tenor), João Fernandes (bass), Zachary Wilder (tenor), etc
[ Erato Classics / 2 CD - due 29/Oct/2021 ]
Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata and eight guest singers explore the musical highways and byways of Naples, the most intoxicating and idiosyncratic of Italy's large cities. Alla Napoletana, a double album, expresses the city's mercurial personality.
Brahms: Viola Sonatas Nos 1 and 2, etc. | Schumann: Adagio and Allegro
Philip Dukes (viola), Peter Donohoe (piano)
[ Chandos / CD - due 29/Oct/2021 ]
Recognised as one of the world's leading viola players, Philip Dukes has enjoyed a career spanning over thirty years as an accomplished concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He joins forces with Peter Donohoe, acclaimed as one of the...
FELIX MENDELSSOHN / FANNY MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: String Quartets
[ Hyperion / CD - due 29/Oct/2021 ]
Felix's impassioned F minor quartet was the fiercely personal response to his sister's death in 1847, only a few months before his own. The Takács Quartet frame it with equally committed accounts of a much earlier work, and Fanny's own important...
Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Volume Two
Doric String Quartet
[ Chandos / 2 CD - due 1/Nov/2021 ]
Following an exceptional critical reception of their first volume of Mendelssohn Quartets, the Doric String Quartet now completes the project. As in the case of the previous volume, the players juxtapose one of the early quartets (No. 2) with two of...
Ferio Saxophone Quartet / Timothy End (piano)
[ Chandos / CD - due 1/Nov/2021 ]
Evoke is the third album of the Ferio Saxophone Quartet, following their previous critically acclaimed albums Flux and Revive. In this recording the Quartet are joined by the pianist Timothy End for a programme of original works and arrangements for...
Mari Eriksmoen (soprano) / Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner (cond)
[ Chandos Classics SACD / SACD - due 1/Nov/2021 ]
Following successful appearances at the Opéra- comique, in Paris, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Oper Frankfurt, Komische Oper Berlin, and Teatro alla Scala, in Milan, the Norwegian soprano Mari Eriksmoen is undoubtedly a rising star. On the concert stage...