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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A Rhapsody In Blue - The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant cover
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GERSHWIN / KHACHATURIAN / DEBUSSY / RAVEL / BEETHOVEN / RACHMANINOV / etc
A Rhapsody In Blue - The Extraordinary Life of Oscar Levant
Oscar Levant (piano), with Isaac Stern (violin) / New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Morton Gould & Orchestra, Columbia Concert Orchestra
[ Sony Classics / 8 CD Box Set - due 17/Oct/2018 ]
Special eight CD edition celebrating the musical genius of multi-talented Hollywood star Oscar Levant (An American in Paris). His complete recordings meticulously restored from the original analogue masters using 24 bit / 192 kHz technology.
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;...
British Serenade 2 cover
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SPRATLEY / KELLY / LEWIS / PATERSON / WRIGHT / HOPE
British Serenade 2
Manchester Sinfonia, Philip Spratley (conductor)
[ Heritage / CD - due 19/Oct/2018 ]
Philip Lane, 'The doyen of British Light Music' (James Jolly, Gramophone), has collaborated with Heritage for this release - British Serenade 2, the sequel disc to British Serenade, features orchestral music composed by leading figures in the Light...
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...
Petrushka, Jeu de cartes cover
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STRAVINSKY
Petrushka, Jeu de cartes
Mariinsky Orchestra, Valéry Gergiev (conductor)
[ Mariinsky / CD - due 19/Oct/2018 ]
The Mariinsky Label presents Valery Gergiev's first recording of Stravinsky's iconic Petrushka score, paired with one of the composer's hidden gems, the witty Jeu de cartes. Stravinsky's score to Petrushka is one of his most celebrated works and 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...
A Walk With Ivor Gurney cover
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IVOR GURNEY
A Walk With Ivor Gurney
Tenebrae, Aurora Orchestra, Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo soprano, Simon Callow (narrator), Nigel Short (conductor)
[ Signum / CD - due 19/Oct/2018 ]
Tenebrae join the Aurora Orchestra with mezzo soprano Dame Sarah Connolly and narrator Simon Callow for 'A Walk with Ivor Gurney', an album of choral music celebrating the works of Ivor Gurney whose promising career as a composer was interrupted by...
Birgit Nilsson: The Great Live Recordings [1953-1976] cover
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BARTOK / R. STRAUSS / PUCCINI / BEETHOVEN / WAGNER
Birgit Nilsson: The Great Live Recordings [1953-1976]
Birgit Nilsson, with, Regina Resnik, Leonie Rysanek, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jon Vickers, Helen Donath, Walter Berry, etc
[ Sony Classics / 31 CD Box Set - due 20/Oct/2018 ]
"Many of these live recordings have been remastered, mostly very adequately, from radio broadcasts, and include samples at least of all her major roles...The casts for some of these performances are the stuff of legend now." The Guardian
Bésame Mucho cover
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RAMIREZ / CAMPOS / ISELLA / FARO / GIECO / GARDEL / etc
Bésame Mucho
Juan Diego Florez (tenor) / Ensemble
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 20/Oct/2018 ]
Opera star Juan Diego Flórez's new album goes back to his musical roots in Peru. The album is recorded with a top class ensemble of musicians. Catchy rhythms and melodies with music from Peru, Brazil, Spain, Colombia and other Latin countries. An x18...
Praise My Soul cover
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The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Praise My Soul
[ Signum / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
Hymns are a living link with the past, yet they still find freshness and relevance in the twenty- first century. Saint Thomas Aquinas comments that 'hymns are the praise of God with song; a song is the exultation of the mind dwelling on eternal...
The Scene of the Crime cover
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JOLIVET / DUDDELL / BROSTROM / BORTZ / DEAN
The Scene of the Crime
Colin Currie / Håkan Hardenberger
[ Colin Currie Records / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
The Scene of The Crime is a collection of the works performed by Colin Currie and Håkan Hardenberger in their duo recitals. "The duo with Hakan Hardenberger is my musical safe space for maximum risk-taking. From my earliest point of connection...
The Dreams and Fables I Fashion cover
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BIBER / SCIARRINO / BERIO / J. S. BACH
The Dreams and Fables I Fashion
Elicia Silverstein (violin)
[ Rubicon / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
A rising star on the European early music scene, violinist Elicia Silverstein is rapidly garnering praise for her nuanced, bold and insightful performances of repertoire ranging from the 17th to the 21st century. A performer on both historical and...
Schumann: Humoreske, Davidsbündlertänze cover
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SCHUMANN
Schumann: Humoreske, Davidsbündlertänze
Gabriele Carcano (piano)
[ Rubicon / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
Italian pianist Gabriele Carcarno was the recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award in 2010 and has been described as 'a sculptor of sound' and an 'aesthete' by the Süddeutsche Zeitung after his Munich debut in the famous Herkulesaal....
Haydn: Concerti Per Esterhazy cover
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JOSEPH HAYDN
Haydn: Concerti Per Esterhazy
Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
During his first years in the service of the Esterházy princes, Joseph Haydn had every opportunity to show what he was capable of accomplishing as both instrumental soloist (on violin or keyboard!) and composer; in fact, all his concertos, most of...
Debussy: Les Trois Sonates, The Late Debussy cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Debussy: Les Trois Sonates, The Late Debussy
Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
A century after his death on 25 March 1918, many harmonia mundi artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great 'colourist' and father of modern music. In the three chamber sonatas, here combined with...
Anima Sacra: Sacred Baroque Arias cover
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FAGO / HEINICHEN / TERRADELLAS / SARRO / FEO / HASSE / etc
Anima Sacra: Sacred Baroque Arias
Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor) / Il pomo d'oro, Maxim Emelyanchev
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
The debut album from countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński - born in Warsaw, trained at New York's Juilliard School, and 2016 winner of the Metropolitan Opera's prestigious National Council Auditions - Anima sacra features what are believed to be world...
Mozart & Weber Quintets cover
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MOZART / WEBER
Mozart & Weber Quintets
Julian Bliss (clarinet) / Carducci String Quartet
[ Signum / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
Julian Bliss joins the Carducci String Quartet in performances of two seminal works - Weber's Clarinet Quintet in B flat Major, Op. 34 and Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581. This is the second collaboration on disc between Bliss and the...
Debussy: Suite bergamasque , works for solo piano cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Debussy: Suite bergamasque , works for solo piano
Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
A century after his death on 25 March 1918, many harmonia mundi artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great 'colourist' and father of modern music. After Rachmaninoff's Preludes, Nikolai Lugansky...
Bach: Violin Concertos cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Violin Concertos
Shunske Sato / Il Pomo d'Oro, Zefira Valova
[ Erato / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
"The smaller-sized ripieno is always in step with light and dance. Where tempi are suitable throughout and the faster movements are dynamic and punchy, the passages of flourish in the slower movements are also tastefully rendered. " Nicholas Butler/M
Momento immobile: Bel Canto Operas By Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini cover
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BELLINI / DONIZETTI / ROSSINI
Momento immobile: Bel Canto Operas By Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini
Venera Gimadieva, Hallè Orchestra, Gianluca Marcianò
[ Rubicon / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
Hailed as 'the new voice of Russia' and the star of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Venera Gimadieva has quickly become one of the most sought-after lyric coloratura sopranos in Europe. Her performances as Violetta in La Traviata have earned...