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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Bach: The Complete Work for keyboard Vol.3 - In the French Style cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: The Complete Work for keyboard Vol.3 - In the French Style
Benjamin Alard (harpsichord & organ)
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD - due 10/Apr/2020 ]
Having already attracted attention for his exceptional gifts, Bach entered the service of the Weimar court at the age of twenty-three. This was the start of the period known as his 'early maturity', in which his formal and expressive experiments...
Couperin: Les années de jeunesse cover
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FRANCOIS COUPERIN
Couperin: Les années de jeunesse
Bertrand Cuiller (harpsichord)
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD - due 10/Apr/2020 ]
For the second volume in his Couperin series, keyboard virtuoso Bertrand Cuiller paints a portrait of a young Couperin who, at the age of only seventeen, was appointed organist of Saint-Gervais in Paris - a prestigious position to attain at any age....
Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets Vol.3 'Apotheosis' cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets Vol.3 'Apotheosis'
Cuarteto Casals
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD - due 10/Apr/2020 ]
After Inventions, Apotheosis is the third and last volume in a complete set of the Beethoven quartets that breaks new ground: it aims to regroup the works according to their position within the three broad creative divisions of the composer's life -...
Shostakovich / Schnittke / Lutosławski: Works for piano & orchestra cover
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SHOSTAKOVICH / SCHNITTKE / LUTOSLAWSKI
Shostakovich / Schnittke / Lutosławski: Works for piano & orchestra
Denis Matsuev (piano), Kammerorchester Wien-Berlin, with Gabor Tarkövi (trumpet)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - due 10/Apr/2020 ]
Deutsche Grammophon presents the Kammerorchester Wien-Berlin's first recording on the Yellow Label which includes a premiere recording on DG of Schnittke's Concerto, alongside works by Shostakovich and Lutosławski.
Beethoven: Lieder & Folksongs cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Lieder & Folksongs
Ian Bostridge (tenor) Antonio Pappano (piano) Vilde Frang (violin), Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
[ Warner Classics / CD - due 10/Apr/2020 ]
At the heart of this programme of Beethoven songs performed by Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano is the song cycle 'An die ferne Geliebte' (to the distant beloved). Bostridge describes it as 'the distillation of Beethoven as a lover'. Among the...
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana cover
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PIETRO MASCAGNI
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana
Melody Moore, Lester Lynch, Marek Janowski, Brian Jagde, Dresdner Philharmonie, MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig
[ Pentatone / CD - due 10/Apr/2020 ]
Marek Janowski and the Dresdner Philharmonie present a new recording of Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana, the verismo opera par excellence. Mascagni's debut opera turned him into an overnight world star, and continues to captivate listeners today....
Viotti: Flute Quartets Op.22 cover
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GIOVANNI BATTISTA VIOTTI
Viotti: Flute Quartets Op.22
Viotti Quartet
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 10/Apr/2020 ]
Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824) was one of the leading Italian violin virtuosos in the period between Tartini and Paganini.
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - due 17/Apr/2020 ]
Perfect Synthesis. Bach's exploration of the Italian concerto grosso took the principles of instrumental 'rivalry' to the point of paroxysm, bringing to the form an unprecedented harmonic and contrapuntal refinement. Bach demanded everything that...
Vinci: Veni, Vidi, Vinci cover
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LEONARDO VINCI
Vinci: Veni, Vidi, Vinci
Franco Fagioli (countertenor), Il Pomo d'Oro, Zefira Valova
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - due 17/Apr/2020 ]
Following up his 'fantastic' (Süddeutsche Zeitung) Handel recital, Franco Fagioli lavishes his 'extraordinary agility and richly upholstered voice' (Gramophone) on Leonardo Vinci, the Neapolitan composer who influenced Handel and many later masters.
Verdi: Otello (complete opera) cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: Otello (complete opera)
Jonas Kaufmann, Federica Lombardi, Carlos Álvarez / Orchestra e Coro dell'Academia Nationale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano
[ Sony / 2 CD - due 17/Apr/2020 ]
One of the finest singers of our time and the world's leading tenor, Jonas Kaufmann presents a new recording of one of the greatest Verdi operas.
Kaleidoscope: Beethoven Transcriptions cover
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BEETHOVEN
Kaleidoscope: Beethoven Transcriptions
Mari Kodama (piano)
[ Pentatone / CD - due 17/Apr/2020 ]
After her acclaimed complete recording of Beethoven's piano sonatas, Mari Kodama returns with a programme consisting of Beethoven string quartets transcribed for piano by Saint-Saëns, Mussorgsky and Balakirev, as well as Beethoven's variations on the...
Cantilena cover
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PIAZZOLLA / FALLA / MONTSALVATGE / etc
Cantilena
Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Javier Perianes (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 17/Apr/2020 ]
This album invites you to travel from Spain to South America in the company of the greatest composers the countries of the region have produced: next to Spanish folk songs reshaped by Falla, compositions by Casals, Granados, Montsalvatge, and the...
Amor tiranno. Broken-hearted Lovers in Seventeenth Century Venice cover
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CAVALLI / MONTEVERDI / MERULA / FERRARI etc
Amor tiranno. Broken-hearted Lovers in Seventeenth Century Venice
Carlo Vistoli [countertenor], Sezione Aurea, Filippo Pantieri (cond.)
[ Arcana / CD - due 24/Apr/2020 ]
Following the success of 'Arias for Nicolino', a musical portrait of the celebrated castrato of Handel's era (A427), Carlo Vistoli turns his attention to Venetian opera of the seventeenth century. The Italian countertenor - 'a voice [...]...
Holst: The Cloud Messenger / 5 Partsongs cover
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GUSTAV HOLST
Holst: The Cloud Messenger / 5 Partsongs
The Choir of King's College London, The Strand Ensemble, Joseph Fort
[ Delphian / CD - due 24/Apr/2020 ]
In 1910, after seven years of work, Gustav Holst completed his choral-orchestral masterpiece,The Cloud Messenger. But following a disappointing premiere in1913 the piece fell into obscurity, and has received only a handful of performances. ..
Montalbetti: Chamber Music Harmonieuses Dissonances cover
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ERIC MONTALBETTI
Montalbetti: Chamber Music Harmonieuses Dissonances
Christian Tetzlaff / Alexander Vorontsov / Delphine Haidan / Pierre Génisson / Les Dissonances / Solistes de l'Ensemble intercontemporain
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Apr/2020 ]
Harmonieuses Dissonances: that is the title of the string quartet that closes this second album of music by Eric Montalbetti, but above all it is a statement of the very subject of the works assembled here: they start out from heterogeneous elements,...
Nun danket alle Gott cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Nun danket alle Gott
Clematis, Julie Roset
[ Ricercar / CD - due 24/Apr/2020 ]
With its ciaconna bass, Hammerschmidt's sacred concerto Nun danket alle Gott perfectly exemplifies the programme of this recording devoted to the influences of the Italian Baroque on the works of seventeenth-century Lutheran composers. The vast...
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 4, 5 'Spring' & 8. Rondo WoO41 and 6 German Dances WoO42 cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 4, 5 'Spring' & 8. Rondo WoO41 and 6 German Dances WoO42
James Ehnes (violin) & Andrew Armstrong (piano)
[ Onyx / CD - due 24/Apr/2020 ]
This, the third release in the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas from James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong will be eagerly awaited by their fans. The earlier albums ONYX4170 (Nos.9 'Kreutzer' & 6) and ONYX4177 (Nos.1-3, Variations WoO40) received...
Martini: Requiem For Louis XVI cover
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JEAN-PAUL-EGIDE MARTINI
Martini: Requiem For Louis XVI
Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet
[ Château de Versailles / CD - due 24/Apr/2020 ]
When it comes to his illustration of music at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, Martini had more to show than Plaisir d'Amour alone. The Bavarian would rise to glory at the French court and enjoy a privileged position amon the sovereigns.
Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Complete Decca Recordings cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Complete Decca Recordings
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
[ Decca / 38 CD Box Set - due 24/Apr/2020 ]
This 38-CD collection provides proof of just how catholic Mehta's tastes were. The foundation of his music making continues to lie in the central European masterworks and he has never lost sight of that tradition.
Beethoven: Pianos concertos 1 & 4 cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Pianos concertos 1 & 4
Martin Helmchen / Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Andrew Manze
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Apr/2020 ]
Beethoven's piano concertos are a precious source for understanding the history of the practice of this instrument, which, in the early nineteenth century, permanently replaced the harpsichord in the hearts of composers. Thus one can still hear the...