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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Albinoni: Opera Arias & Instrumental Music cover
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TOMASO ALBINONI
Albinoni: Opera Arias & Instrumental Music
Ana Quintans (soprano) / Concerto de'Cavalieri, Marcello di Lisa
[ Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 25/Jan/2018 ]
"Di Lisa's energetic conducting and Quintans's stylish singing reveal Albinoni's talents for musical invention and tunefulness." Gramophone
Maria Callas - The Studio Recitals cover
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VERDI / PUCCINI / ROSSINI / DONIZETTI / MOZART / etc
Maria Callas - The Studio Recitals
Maria Callas (soprano) with Franco Corelli, Georges Pretre, Joseph Rouleau, Tullio Serafin, Monica Sinclair, etc
[ Warner Classics / 14 CD Box Set - due 25/Jan/2018 ]
This outstanding collection of studio recitals provides fascinating insights into Maria Callas's career and her unique artistry and musicality. Encompassing the core operatic repertoire for which she was most revered, as well as roles that she never...
Heggie: Great Scott (complete opera cover
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JACK HEGGIE
Heggie: Great Scott (complete opera
Joyce DiDonato, Ailyn Pérez, Frederica von Stade, Nathan Gunn / Orchestra and Chorus of The Dallas Opera, Patrick Summers
[ Erato / Warner Classics / 2 CD - due 25/Jan/2018 ]
"[Heggie's] gift for creative partnerships is supreme...The conceit gets DiDonato singing watery pastiche Bellini, scaling coloratura flights, surviving a mad scene and crooning in velvet; all pleasing to hear" Times
Black Is The Colour cover
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BERIO / RAVEL / FALLA
Black Is The Colour
Anna Stéphany, Labyrinth Ensemble
[ Alpha / CD - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
Alpha continues its collaboration with the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and its Academy, which will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in 2018. We invite you to discover artists of great talent who take us on a trip to Auvergne, Sicily, Armenia and...
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 Sinfonietta cover
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SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 Sinfonietta
Estonian Festival Orchestra, Paavo Järvi
[ Alpha / CD - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
The Järvi family is a pillar of Estonian musical life. Paavo is now director of the Pärnu Festival, held in August each year, which brings together the finest Estonian musicians, joined by the cream of European orchestras: members of the Deutsche...
Cantates et Musique Sacree cover
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CHARLES GOUNOD
Cantates et Musique Sacree
Flemish Radio Choir, Brussels Philharmonic, Hervé Niquet
[ Ediciones Singulares / CD/Book - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
An icon of French Romanticism thanks to the enduring popularity of his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette, Charles Gounod competed three times for the prestigious Prix de Rome between 1837 and 1839. Thus he composed three unpublished cantatas for...
Bach: An Italian Journey cover
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Luca Oberti
Bach: An Italian Journey
[ Arcana / CD - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
After his first solo album of music by Marchand and Clérambault, released in 2015 and nominated for a Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the harpsichordist Luca Oberti, who has performed on the international scene for years alongside such...
Beethoven: Diabelli Variationos cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Diabelli Variationos
Martin Helmchen
[ Alpha / CD - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
The pianist Martin Helmchen has now joined Alpha for several recordings. Acknowledged as one of the leading pianists of his generation, an eminent interpreter of the German repertoire, Helmchen will explore various periods and composers (including...
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps cover
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STRAVINSKY
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Krzysztof Urbanski
[ Alpha / CD/Blu-ray Disc - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
One of the big events of 2017 was the opening of the Hamburg Philharmonie. Krzysztof Urbański and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra gave inaugural concerts there that made a lasting impact on audiences and critics alike. On this occasion, the Polish...
Anne-Sophie Mutter - A Portrait cover
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VIVALDI / MOZART / BACH / MASSENET / SARASATE
Anne-Sophie Mutter - A Portrait
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) with Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, French National Orchestra, Academy St Martin in the Fields
[ Erato Warner Classics Inspiration / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
When she was only five, Anne-Sophie Mutter already had just a single wish: to play the violin. It wasn't long before she was being showered with prizes and awards. No lesser figure than Herbert von Karajan took her under his wing and paved the way...
Paganini: 24 Caprices cover
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NICCOLO PAGANINI
Paganini: 24 Caprices
Augustin Hadelich (violin)
[ Warner Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
The elegant, but impassioned musicianship of Augustin Hadelich evokes the violinists of the 'golden age' of the early and mid-20th century. Winner in 2015 of the inaugural Warner Music Prize, Hadelich now releases his first recording for Warner...
Schumann - Liederkreis, Op 39 / Frauenliebe und leben (with Berg - Seven Early Songs) cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN
Schumann - Liederkreis, Op 39 / Frauenliebe und leben (with Berg - Seven Early Songs)
Dorothea Röschmann (soprano) & Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
[ Decca Records / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
"Dorothea Röschmann's voice is now, surely, one of the most beautiful in the lyric soprano range…it is shown almost to perfection in this gorgeous recital disc…the perfect Lieder recital" BBC Music
Brahms: Cello Sonatas / Hungarian Dances cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Cello Sonatas / Hungarian Dances
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras are long-established as a duo team, but this is the first time that Queyras has joined Tharaud for an Erato recording.
Lalande: Grands Motets cover
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MICHEL RICHARD de LALANDE
Lalande: Grands Motets
Les Pages & les Chantres de Versailles, Olivier Schneebeli / The Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom / The King's Consort
[ Erato Veritas / 2 CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
Michel-Richard de Lalande was the leading composer of sacred music at the French court during the 17th Century. His Grands Motets - he composed 77 - dominated the repertory of the Royal Chapel during his lifetime and after, until the 1770s in the...
Secrets: French Songs cover
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DEBUSSY / DUPARC / FAURE / RAVEL
Secrets: French Songs
Marianne Crebassa (mezzo), Fazil Say (piano)
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
"Fin de siècle song from Duparc to late Fauré forms the basis of this impressive recital, Crebassa's tone and shading ideal in this repertoire, well matched throughout by pianist Fazıl Say." Editor's Choice Gramophone December 2017
Handel: Arcadian Duets / Various: Lamenti cover
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HANDEL / CAVALLI / MONTEVERDI / STROZZI / LANDI / CARISSIMI
Handel: Arcadian Duets / Various: Lamenti
Natalie Dessay, Varonique Gens, Patrizia Ciofi, Veronique Gens, Joyce DiDonato, Philippe Jaroussky / Le Concert d'Astrae, Emmanuelle Haim
[ Erato / 2 CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
"they relish the expressive potential of the amorous texts and Handel's piercing dissonances, abetted by the varied colours and light, springing rhythms of the continuo group.Handel-singing surely doesn't come much better than that." ***** BBC Music
Brahms: Symphonuies Nos 3 & 4 cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Symphonuies Nos 3 & 4
NDR Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand
[ Sony Classical Masters / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
"What a Brahms cycle! Günter Wand's fairly brisk tempos, astute sense of linear clarity, and palpable dynamic intensity often hold a modern-day sonic mirror to Toscanini's way with the composer." 10/10 ClassicsToday
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 25 & 27 cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 25 & 27
Piotr Anderszewski (piano) Chamber Orchestra of Europe
[ Warner Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
This pairing of concertos Nos 25 and 27, recorded with Chamber Orchestra of Europe, is Piotr Anderszewski's third Warner Classics album of Mozart concertos. "In Mozart I tend to prefer to direct from the keyboard," he explains, "His concertos are...
Sonya Yoncheva - The Verdi Album cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Sonya Yoncheva - The Verdi Album
Sonya Yoncheva (soprano) / Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra, Massimo Zanetti
[ Sony Music / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
Sonya Yoncheva devotes her third solo album to the music of Verdi.
Penderecki conducts Penderecki, Vol. 2: Choral Music cover
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KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI
Penderecki conducts Penderecki, Vol. 2: Choral Music
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Krzysztof Penderecki
[ Warner Classics / 2 CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
"All in all, an essential collection for any enthusiast of Penderecki's choral work, caught in exceptional performances under the composer's authoritative baton" Gramophone