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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…and… cover
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ARVO PART / JULIA WOLFE / CAROLINE SHAW
…and…
Ars Nova Copenhagen, Paul Hillier
[ Naxos / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
… and … …a collection of sacred music by Arvo Pärt, Julia Wolfe, Caroline Shaw, interspersed with songs from the Laudario di Cortona, Italy.
Schumann: Lieder Edition, Vol. 10 cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN
Schumann: Lieder Edition, Vol. 10
Caroline Melzer (soprano), Anke Vondung (mezzo-soprano), Simon Bode (tenor), Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Some of Schumann's early songs, such as Lied für xxx, show the influence of Schubert, but it was in 1840, his 'Year of Song', that Schumann fully turned his attention to vocal music. The Zweistimmige Lieder, Op. 43 were the first that he composed...
Thierry Escaich: Cris cover
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Chœur de Radio France, Maîtrise de Radio France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Solistes de l'Orchestre National de France
Thierry Escaich: Cris
[ Formations musicales de Radio France / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
For its 28th edition in 2018, the Festival Présences of Radio France paid tribute to Thierry Escaich -one of the greatest French living composers. Composer, but also organist and improviser, Thierry Escaich does not dissociate the three aspects of...
César Franck: Triptyques -Piano Works cover
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CÉSAR FRANCK
César Franck: Triptyques -Piano Works
Daniel Isoir (piano)
[ Muso / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
The pianist Daniel Isoir is the son of one of the greatest French organists, who died in 2016, André Isoir. Like all children of musicians, he was bathed in music from birth, was impregnated with the organ repertory and notably with the works of...
Handel: Concerti grossi Op. 3 and Op. 6 cover
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HANDEL
Handel: Concerti grossi Op. 3 and Op. 6
Georg Kallweit, Bernhard Forck , Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
[ Pentatone / 3 CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
BRILLIANT PERFORMANCES OF HANDEL'S MASTERWORKS Handel's concerti grossi Op. 3 and Op. 6 are among the most exceptional instrumental music of the baroque age, and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin brings out all the brilliance of these delightful...
Hilary Hahn - Paris cover
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ERNEST CHAUSSON / EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA / SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Hilary Hahn - Paris
Hilary Hahn (violin) / Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
"Paris," says Hahn, "is about expression, it's about emotion, it's about feeling connected to a city and a cultural intersection, in a way that's inspiring for the player and the listener."
Bartók, Ravel, Kurtág, Coulais cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Bartók, Ravel, Kurtág, Coulais
Hélène Collerette (violin), Cyril Dupuy & Ludovit Kovac (cymbalums)
[ Signature / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
"Romanian folk dances" (1915) a suite of six short works for piano composed by Béla Bartók, is performed here in an arrangement for violin and cimbalom. Bartók wrote his Solo violin sonata (a commission from Yehudi Menuhin) in 1944: The folklore...
Anton Bruckner & Michael Haydn: Motets cover
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ANTON BRUCKNER / MICHAEL HAYDN
Anton Bruckner & Michael Haydn: Motets
MDR Leipzig Radio Choir Philipp Ahmann
[ Pentatone / Hybrid SACD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
TWO MASTERS OF AUSTRIAN CHURCH MUSIC COMBINED The MDR Leipzig Radio Choir and its chief conductor Philipp Ahmann present motets by Anton Bruckner and Michael Haydn. While Bruckner's Locus iste, Christus factus est and Ave Maria enjoy great...
Davis: Solace cover
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OLIVER DAVIS
Davis: Solace
Oliver Davis (Piano and Vocals), Kerenza Peacock, Jonathan Hill (Violins), Katherine Jenkinson, Nicholas Holland (Cellos)
[ Signum / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Recorded at the height of the international Covid lockdown, Oliver Davis's sixth album for Signum is a feat of both technological as well as artistic achievement. Following from draws together artists from across the globe for a selection of moving...
Hagen: Orson Rehearsed cover
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DARON HAGEN
Hagen: Orson Rehearsed
Omar Mulero and Robert Frankenberry (tenors), Robert Orth (baritone), Fifth House Ensemble, Roger Zahab
[ Naxos / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Daron Hagen is a Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Kennedy Center Friedheim Award-winning composer, with a catalog of internationally performed work spanning four decades. His operafilm Orson Rehearsed is the psychological, emotional, and spiritual...
A Journey: Calm Romantic Piano Music, Vol. 2 cover
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Peter Breiner (piano)
A Journey: Calm Romantic Piano Music, Vol. 2
[ Naxos / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Slovak-born Peter Breiner is one of the world's most versatile musicians. He is an acclaimed pianist, arranger and conductor with compositions that are universally admired, and whose Beatles Go Baroque album (8.555010) has to date sold a quarter of a...
The Trials of Tenducci: A Castrato in Ireland cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
The Trials of Tenducci: A Castrato in Ireland
Peter Whelan (bassoon), Tara Erraught, Irish Baroque Orchestra
[ Linn Records / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra explore the music in Ireland from the 1750s to 1770s. Following a live performance, The Irish Times wrote that 'Whelan and the IBO are lively guides to this repertoire' which marks a revolutionary moment...
Pergolèse & Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats cover
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PERGOLÉSE / VIVALDI
Pergolèse & Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats
Samuel Mariño (countertenor), Filippo Mineccia (countertenor) / Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal; Marie van Rhijn
[ Château de Versailles Spectacles / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Two countertenors for Pergolesi's Stabat Mater: this is the resurrection of the first performance in France of this work, introduced by two Italian Castratos from the Royal Chapel of Louis XV, who were enthusiastic propagators of it both at Court...
Clair-Obscur cover
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STRAUSS / BERG / ZEMLINSKY
Clair-Obscur
Sandrine Piau (soprano), Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté, Jean-François Verdier
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
'The dreamer! That double of our existence, that chiaroscuro of the thinking being', wrote Gaston Bachelard in 1961. 'The old is dying, the new cannot be born, and in that chiaroscuro, monsters appear', adds Antonio Gramsci. Sandrine Piau has chosen...
Handel: Brockes-Passion cover
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GEORG FREDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Brockes-Passion
Sandrine Piau; Stuart Jackson; Konstantin Krimmel; Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen
[ Alpha Classics / 2 CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Barthold Heinrich Brockes wrote a libretto on the Passion of Christ - based on the account in Matthew's Gospel - which was set to music by many composers of his time, including Reinhard Keiser, Georg Philip Telemann and George Frideric Handel. It is...
Jeanne Demessieux - The Decca Legacy cover
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BACH / MESSIAEN / WIDOR/ HANDEL / FRANCK / etc
Jeanne Demessieux - The Decca Legacy
Jeanne Demessieux (organ)
[ Decca Eloquence / 8 CD Box Set - due 19/Mar/2021 ]
From her legendary debut through the succeeding years, Jeanne Demessieux brought virtuosity allied to intellect and sensitivity, and went on to become the glory of the French organ school.
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I cover
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J.S BACH
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
Aaron Pilsan (piano)
[ Alpha Classics / 2 CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
Aaron Pilsan is only twenty-five years old, but he already has a busy career to his credit, with a solo album devoted to Beethoven and Schubert - very well received by the critics - and another of duo repertory with the cellist Kian Soltani. A...
Liszt: Complete Piano Music Vol. 57 cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: Complete Piano Music Vol. 57
Alexandre Dossin (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
It was natural for virtuoso performer Franz Liszt to expand his repertoire by transcribing his songs for solo piano. The human voice is the purest of musical instruments, and composers have always been inspired by its warmth, expression and emotional...
Russian Piano Trio Volume 3 cover
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RIMSKY-KORSAKOV / CUI / BORODIN
Russian Piano Trio Volume 3
The Brahms Trio
[ 8574114 / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov's influence as composer and teacher was profound in Russia and beyond, yet his chamber music has been overshadowed by his operas and orchestral works. The unfinished Piano Trio in C minor was completed by his son-in-law...
Officina Romana: A Wonder Lab at the Dawn of the 18th Century cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Officina Romana: A Wonder Lab at the Dawn of the 18th Century
Carlo Vistoli (countertenor) / Le Stagioni, Paolo Zanzu (direction)
[ Arcana / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
Following the success of his solo recordings, Paolo Zanzu returns at the head of his ensemble Le Stagioni with 'Officina Romana', featuring the countertenor Carlo Vistoli. In the early eighteenth century, Rome was one of the great music capitals of...