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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Beethoven: String Quartets Nos. 1-16 (complete, inc. Grosse Fuge) cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: String Quartets Nos. 1-16 (complete, inc. Grosse Fuge)
Budapest String Quartet
[ Sony Classical / 12 CD Box Set - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
"This 1951-52 Beethoven cycle is a significant moment in the history of chamber music recording, newly restored to prominence."
Leonard Slatkin - The American Collection cover
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ANDERSON / COPLAND / CORIGLIANO / IVES / SCHUMAN / etc
Leonard Slatkin - The American Collection
Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf (narrator) Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin
[ RCA Red Seal / Sony Music / 13 CD Box Set - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
"It is certainly one of the best symphonies by an American composer, possibly one of the greatest symphonies of the 20th century." [Corigliano Symphony 1]
Lalo: Le roi d'Ys (Complete Opera recorded in 1957) cover
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EDOUARD LALO
Lalo: Le roi d'Ys (Complete Opera recorded in 1957)
Janine Micheau, Rita Gorr, Henri Legay, Jean Borthayre / Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion française, André Cluytens
[ Erato The Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
Lalo's Le Roi d'Ys draws on the same Breton myth of a submerged city as Debussy's La Cathédrale engloutie. A great success at its 1888 premiere at Paris's Opéra Comique, it even reached the Metropolitan Opera, New York, but its current rarity on the...
Debussy Centenary Discoveries cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Debussy Centenary Discoveries
Jean-Pierre Armengaud (piano), Cyrille Dubois (tenor), Natalie Pérez (soprano), Olivier Chauzu (piano), Ensemble Les Essenti'elles
[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
Debussy Centenary Discoveries offers new insights into a captivating, inventive and influential musical genius. Each recording on these 3-CDs is in some way a first!
Delibes: Lakme (Complete Opera recorded in 1971) cover
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LEO DELIBES
Delibes: Lakme (Complete Opera recorded in 1971)
Mady Mesple, Charles Burles, Roger Soyer / Opera-Comique / Alain Lombard
[ Erato The Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
"Mady Mesplé's very French, light girlish tone admirably suggests the virginal character and innocence of the heroine: her intonation is impeccable, her coloratura seemingly effortless" Gramophone
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Complete Opera recorded in 1967) cover
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GIACOMO PUCCINI
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Complete Opera recorded in 1967)
Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Anna di Stasio, Rolando Panerai / Rome Opera, Sir John Barbirolli
[ Warner Classics The Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
'a performance that will remind you of the first time you fell in love with this opera' (Good CD Guide)
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (Complete Opera recorded in 1958) cover
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GAETANO DONIZETTI
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (Complete Opera recorded in 1958)
Rosanna Carteri, Luigi Alva, Giuseppe Taddei, Rolando Panerai / Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Tullio Serafin
[ Warner Classics The Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
L'elisir d'amore is an 'essential' Italian comic opera and this 1958 recording, recorded with the forces of La Scala, Milan has a distinctively Italian pedigree. If its Nemorino, Luigi Alva, was born in Peru, he trained and established his reputation...
Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach & Boccherini (6CD box set) cover
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J. S. BACH / BOCCHERINI
Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach & Boccherini (6CD box set)
Yo-Yo Ma (cello) with Kenneth Cooper (harpsichord), Pinchas Zukerman (violin/conductor)
[ Sony Classical / 8 CD Box Set - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
"Yo-Yo Ma's playing has a characteristic rhythmic freedom and favours the widest range of dynamic. The improvisatory effect is seemingly spontaneous and these performances are very compelling indeed" Penguin Guide on the solo suites
Pianos quart de ton cover
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Ivan Wyscnhegradsky, Alain Bancquart, Alain Moëne
Pianos quart de ton

[ Shiiin / CD - due 26/Apr/2018 ]
Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893-1979) is unquestionably an essential figure in 20th-century music. A pioneer in micro-intervallic music, heir to the thinking of Scriabin, he left a number of works in third, quarter, fifth, sixth and even twelfths of tones....
Biber: The Mystery Sonatas cover
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HEINRICH BIBER
Biber: The Mystery Sonatas
Boston Baroque; Martin Pearlman, Christina Day Martinson
[ Linn / 2 CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
Heinrich Biber's astonishingly powerful and deeply emotional Mystery Sonatas represent a triumph of Baroque invention. Boston Baroque's Christina Day Martinson delivers a technical tour de force, as she navigates the virtuosic challenges presented by...
Tallis: The Votive Antiphons cover
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THOMAS TALLIS
Tallis: The Votive Antiphons
The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
The monumental votive antiphon settings are among the highlights of Hyperion's Tallis recordings from Andrew Carwood and The Cardinall's Musick, the composer's evolving style a musical response to the religious vicissitudes of the time. This...
The Romantic Viola cover
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FUCHS / VIEUXTEMPS / REINECKE / LISZT
The Romantic Viola
Daniel Weissmann (viola), Jean Louis Delahaut (piano)
[ Fuga Libera / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
The Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Daniel Weissmann, is first and foremost a violist. In the company of the pianist Jean-Louis Delahaut, he presents a recital that illustrates the rich repertory of his instrument from the...
The Dufay Spectacle cover
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GUILLAUME DUFAY
The Dufay Spectacle
Gothic Voices
[ Linn / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
Following its Linn debut which saw the 'revitalisation of an iconic group' (Choir & Organ), Gothic Voices presents The Dufay Spectacle, featuring special guest Andrew Lawrence-King. In a pageant of versatility featuring France's greatest...
C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto & Sympho cover
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C.P.E. BACH
C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto & Sympho
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Ensemble Resonanz, Riccardo Minasi
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
Why should music 'before Mozart' now be the sole preserve of period-instrument orchestras? For some years now, Ensemble Resonanz has challenged this idea, without ever neglecting the notion of the sheer pleasure to be derived from the concertos and...
Claude Debussy - Maurice Ravel / String Quartets cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY / MAURICE RAVEL
Claude Debussy - Maurice Ravel / String Quartets
Jerusalem Quartet
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
A century after his death on 25 March 1918, many Harmonia Mundi artists have paid tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great 'colourist' and father of modern music. The musicians of the Jerusalem Quartet offer a new...
Berlioz: Harold In Italy & Other Orchestral Works cover
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HECTOR BERLIOZ / CARL MARIA VON WEBER
Berlioz: Harold In Italy & Other Orchestral Works
Lawrence Power (viola), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
'Wine, blood, joy and rage mingle in mutual intoxication and make music together' was Berlioz's (impractical) description of the finale of 'Harold': he would surely have rejoiced in this impassioned performance from Lawrence Power, Andrew Manze and...
Perpetual Night cover
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JOHNSON / LAWES / COPRARIO / BLOW / PURCELL / JACKSON / etc
Perpetual Night
Lucile Richardot, Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
Sébastien Daucé explores the English vocal art in a programme tailor-made for one of today's most fascinating voices: Lucile Richardot, in the exquisite setting provided by Ensemble Correspondances, subtly blends music, love, night and melancholy.
Schubert: Piano Sonata & Impromptus cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schubert: Piano Sonata & Impromptus
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
The heavenly lengths of Schubert's last piano sonata and second set of impromptus - Marc-André Hamelin captures the other-worldliness of these sublime, quintessentially 'late' works as do few other pianists.
Monteverdi: Lettera amorosa cover
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CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI
Monteverdi: Lettera amorosa
Mariana Flores; Cappella Mediterranea; Leonardo Garcia Alarcón
[ Ricercar / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
After the success of their album of music by Francesco Cavalli, the same performers now return in a programme devoted entirely to works a voce sola by Claudio Monteverdi, from the famous Lamento d'Arianna to the sublime (and much less well-known)...
Monteverdi a San Marco cover
add to cart $35.00 Pre-order
MONTEVERDI
Monteverdi a San Marco
Odhecaton, Paolo Da Col
[ Arcana / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
Following its CD largely devoted to sacred polyphonic works composed for the basilica of Santa Barbara during the period in which Claudio Monteverdi worked for the Gonzagas in Mantua (Diapason d'Or of the Year, Grand Prix International de l'Académie...