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: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/1, 14/2, 53 & 54 cover
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Angela Hewitt
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/1, 14/2, 53 & 54
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
The penultimate release in Angela Hewitt's cycle of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas. The listener's understanding is again enhanced by Angela's illuminating booklet notes, in which she sets out her approach to performing these most canonic of...
Music for Saint Katherine of Alexandria cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Music for Saint Katherine of Alexandria
The Binchois Consort / Andrew Kirkman
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
A poignant, poetic evocation of the conjectural life and death of Saint Katherine: there is a natural sympathy between The Binchois Consort's programme and the accompanying illustrations of alabaster from the fifteenth and twenty-first centuries.
The Romantic Violin Concerto - Vol. 22 cover
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LASSEN / SCHARWENKA / LANGGAARD
The Romantic Violin Concerto - Vol. 22
Linus Roth, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Antony Hermus
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
Hyperion's Romantic Violin Concerto series returns with three real rarities, rescuing them from their current neglect. All receive the strongest advocacy from Linus Roth, who plays them like the repertoire standards they may one day become
Nicodé: Ein Liebesleben & other piano works cover
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JEAN LOUIS NICODE
Nicodé: Ein Liebesleben & other piano works
Simon Callaghan (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
Felix Draeseke's description of Nicodé as 'more a moderate progressive than a cacophonist' - in contrast to his younger contemporary Richard Strauss - may have been intended as a compliment, but doesn't begin to do justice to this profoundly...
One Equal Music: Psalms, Poems & Folksongs cover
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JAMES MACMILLAN
One Equal Music: Psalms, Poems & Folksongs
The Elysian Singers, Alexandra Caldon (violin), Sam Laughton (director)
[ Signum / CD - due 7/Jun/2019 ]
The Elysian Singers of London celebrate the enormous and varied contribution of Sir James MacMillan (b. 1959) to the choral repertoire over the last 20 years. Beginning with MacMillan's blazing 2016 'choral fanfare' Blow the trumpet in the new moon,...
Bach: The Lute Suites cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: The Lute Suites
Franz Halász (guitar)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 7/Jun/2019 ]
The universal appeal of the music of Johannes Sebastian Bach is such that most musicians, regardless of their instrument, long to play it. As a consequence, his works are constantly being arranged for other instruments - following a practice that...
Leifs: Edda II: The Lives of the Gods cover
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Pavarotti: Music From The Motion Picture cover
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Luciano Pavarotti
Pavarotti: Music From The Motion Picture
[ Decca / CD - due 7/Jun/2019 ]
The official soundtrack album for the documentary Pavarotti. The album features the most popular signature arias and songs performed by opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, alongside iconic live moments from some of the biggest concerts he was involved...
Wagner: Siegfried cover
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WAGNER
Wagner: Siegfried
Simon O'Neill, Gerhard Siegel, Iain Paterson, Martin Winkler, Hallé, Sir Mark Elder
[ Hallé / 4 CD - due 7/Jun/2019 ]
The Hallé completes its highly regarded Ring cycle, with the live recording of its acclaimed Bridgewater Hall performance under Sir Mark Elder. "Roaring jubilation and radiant beauty from Elder and the Halle….Elder is a superb Wagnerian, acutely...
Debussy: Nocturnes etc. cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Debussy: Nocturnes etc.
Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Lan Shui
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 7/Jun/2019 ]
Third and final disc in Lan Shui's successful Debussy series with Singapore SO. The works on this recording were written at various periods in Claude Debussy's life, and reflect different aspects of him: from a young man stylistically unsure of...
Brahms: The Five Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol.1 cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: The Five Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol.1
Ulf Wallin (violin) / Roland Pontinen (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 7/Jun/2019 ]
The first disc of two in a survey which includes Brahms' own violin versions of the clarinet sonatas.
VIVALDI Le quattro stagioni / REBEL Les Eléments cover
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VIVALDI / REBEL
VIVALDI Le quattro stagioni / REBEL Les Eléments
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 14/Jun/2019 ]
This album is one of the four references of the new collection (back catalogue) Camerata Obscura. Camerata Obscura is harmonia mundi's first collection aimed at exploring the connection between photography and music. In collaboration with the...
Tartini: The Devil's Sonata cover
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TARTINI
Tartini: The Devil's Sonata
Andrew Manze (violin)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 14/Jun/2019 ]
Camerata Obscura is harmonia mundi's first collection aimed at exploring the connection between photography and music. In collaboration with the National School of Photography in Arles, a foursome of young artists was invited to take a fresh look at...
Tavener: The Protecting Veil cover
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SIR JOHN TAVENER
Tavener: The Protecting Veil
Matthew Barley (cello), Sukhvinder 'Pinky' Singh (tabla), Olwyn Fouéré, Julie Christie (speakers), Sinfonietta Rīga
[ Signum / CD - due 14/Jun/2019 ]
Above the opening notes of The Protecting Veil, John Tavener wrote Transcendent With Awesome Majesty, communicating the scale of this universal, timeless, structurally perfect and emotionally powerful work. In the composer's words, "the cello...
Purcell: Funeral Sentences cover
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HENRY PURCELL
Purcell: Funeral Sentences
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 14/Jun/2019 ]
Camerata Obscura is harmonia mundi's first collection aimed at exploring the connection between photography and music. In collaboration with the National School of Photography in Arles, a foursome of young artists was invited to take a fresh look at...
Modonville: Harpsichord pieces with voice or violin cover
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MONDONVILLE
Modonville: Harpsichord pieces with voice or violin
William Christie, Judith Nelson, Stanley Ritchie
[ Camera Obscura / Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 14/Jun/2019 ]
Camerata Obscura is harmonia mundi's first collection aimed at exploring the connection between photography and music. In collaboration with the National School of Photography in Arles, a foursome of young artists was invited to take a fresh look at...
Sibelius: Kullervo cover
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JEAN SIBELIUS
Sibelius: Kullervo
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
While 'Kullervo' represents just the confident first step in Sibelius's symphonic odyssey, it is also a viscerally exciting experience on its own terms- little wonder the first performance in 1892 was such a triumph for the young composer. An...
Parry: Piano Trio No 2 & Piano Quartet cover
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SIR HUBERT PARRY
Parry: Piano Trio No 2 & Piano Quartet
Leonore Piano Trio
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
After a successful rehearsal of his piano quartet in 1879, Parry declared that he was 'wild with delight'. He could have been no less enthusiastic on hearing this dynamic account from the Leonore Piano Trio with violist Rachel Roberts.
Janácek: The diary of one who disappeared & other works cover
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LEOS JANACEK
Janácek: The diary of one who disappeared & other works
Nicky Spence (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
Like many of Janácek's late masterpieces, the genesis of the 'Diary' is unseparable from its composer's intense, obsessional love for Kamila Stösslová. A song-cycle like no other, here it's the main work in a recital which showcases...
Holst: The Planets / Elgar: Enigma Variations cover
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GUSTAV HOLST / EDWARD ELGAR
Holst: The Planets / Elgar: Enigma Variations
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Litton
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Jul/2019 ]
It is striking that two of the true classics in English orchestral music were composed within the short space of some fifteen years around the turn of the previous century. Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations have charmed as well as fascinated listeners...