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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Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi trinitas cover
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JOHN TAVERNER
Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi trinitas
Contrapunctus, Choir of Queens College, Oxford, Owen Rees
[ Signum / CD - due 20/Feb/2019 ]
Owen Rees leads early-music consort Contrapunctus alongside The Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford in performances of John Taverner's masterwork, the Missa Gloria tibi trinitas. A virtuosic work, it has pride of place in the Forrest-Heyther...
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, Greensleves & Job cover
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RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, Greensleves & Job
David Jurwitz (violin) / Philharmonia Orchestra, Robert Haydon Clark, Barry Wordsworth
[ Alto / CD - due 20/Feb/2019 ]
"The much underrated Barry Wordsworth delivers a powerful and sensitive Job with the Philharmonia; David Juritz excels with the Consort of London in The Lark Ascending." BBC Music Five Stars
Wieniawski: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 cover
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HENRYK WIENIAWSKI
Wieniawski: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Itzhak Perlman (violin) / London Philharmonic Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
[ Warner Classics Itzhak Perlman Edition / CD - due 20/Feb/2019 ]
Henryk Wieniawski's concertos offer a distinctively Slavonic take on Paganini's virtuosic innovations. One of the most important violinists of the nineteenth century, he was born in Poland and travelled widely, but became especially influential in...
Paganini: Sonatas for violin & guitar cover
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NICCOLO PAGANINI
Paganini: Sonatas for violin & guitar
Fabio Biondi (violin), Giangiacomo Pinardi (guitar)
[ Glossa / CD - due 20/Feb/2019 ]
Fabio Biondi has chosen a selection of delightful virtuoso chamber music pieces by Niccolò Paganini to mark his tenth album for Glossa. Together with his long-term colleague from Europa Galante, the plucked-string specialist Giangiacomo Pinardi (here...
Russia - Romance & Drama cover
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KHACHATURIAN / SHOSTAKOVICH / PROKOFIEV / BORODIN / MUSSORGSKY / TCHAIKOVSKY
Russia - Romance & Drama
London Symphony Orchestra, Yuri Ahronovitch
[ Alto / CD - due 20/Feb/2019 ]
"Yuri Ahronovitch may have been too eccentric in large-scale symphonies, but what extraordinary character in this ideal Russian collection. Musorgsky's witchy revels and Prokofiev's strutting Three Oranges march are highlights." BBC Music Five Stars
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral' cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'
Regula Mühlemann (soprano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Thomas E. Bauer (bass) / Kammerorchester Basel, Giovanni Antoni
[ Sony Classical Masters / CD - due 20/Feb/2019 ]
"If you're in the market for a Ninth full of surprise and delight rather than soulful yearning or triumphalist breast-beating, look no further." Gramophone
Delius: 11 Favourites cover
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FREDERICK DELIUS
Delius: 11 Favourites
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham
[ Alto / CD - due 20/Feb/2019 ]
"Beecham's championship of the Bradford-born master yields a generous treasury, with some contrast (e.g. 'Sleigh Ride') to break the reveries. There may be silkier-sounding recordings, but none so characterful." BBC Music Four Stars
Wagner: Lohengrin (complete opera recorded live in 1967) cover
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RICHARD WAGNER
Wagner: Lohengrin (complete opera recorded live in 1967)
James King, Heather Harper, Donald McIntyre, Grace Hoffman / Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Rudolf Kempe
[ Orfeo / 3 CD Box Set - due 20/Feb/2019 ]
"A must for Kempe collectors and fans of Harper's musicality; less important as a Bayreuth or Lohengrin landmark." Gramophone
Yo-Yo Ma: La Voix du Violoncelle cover
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J. S. BACH / VIVALDI / MASSENET / FAURE / SAINT-SAENS / FRANCK
Yo-Yo Ma: La Voix du Violoncelle
Yo Yo Ma (cello) with Kathyn Stott (piano), The Amsterdam Baroque, Ton Koopman
[ Sony Classical / 3 CD Box Set - due 20/Feb/2019 ]
Three original Yo-Yo Ma albums now repackaged at a very attractive price.
J.H. Roman - The Golovin Music cover
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JOHAN HELMICH ROMAN
J.H. Roman - The Golovin Music
Dan Laurin, Höör Barock
[ BIS / CD - due 22/Feb/2019 ]
In 1728, the recently appointed court Kapellmeister Johan Helmich Roman was approached by Count Golovin, the Russian ambassador in Stockholm. Golovin was organizing a celebration of the recent coronation in Moscow of Tsar Peter II, and naturally...
Tan Dun - Fire Ritual, violin concertos cover
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TAN DUN
Tan Dun - Fire Ritual, violin concertos
Eldbjörg (Eldbjørg) Hemsing, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Tan Dun (conductor)
[ BIS / CD - due 22/Feb/2019 ]
The first encounter between Chinese composer Tan Dun and Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing took place in 2010 during the Shanghai World Expo, when Hemsing premièred Tan's Love Concerto. Both have strong roots in the rich musical traditions of...
Violinvocations (LP) cover
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Hugh Marsh
Violinvocations (LP)
[ Western Vinyl / LP - due 22/Feb/2019 ]
Even if you've never heard the name Hugh Marsh you almost certainly have heard the sound of his violin. He is a featured player (not just an orchestra member) on major soundtracks by Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams, was nominated for a Juno...
Bons: Nomaden cover
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JOEL BONS
Bons: Nomaden
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Atlas Ensemble
[ BIS / CD - due 22/Feb/2019 ]
In the words of composer Joël Bons, 'Nomaden is like a journey during which the protagonist - cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras - "meets" musicians from different traditions and enters into dialogue with them. It is not a cello concerto as such, but rather...
Haydn 2032, Vol. 7: Gli Impresari cover
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FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Haydn 2032, Vol. 7: Gli Impresari
Kammerorchester Basel; Giovanni Antonini
[ Alpha / CD - due 22/Feb/2019 ]
Under the title Gli impresari, The Impresarios - i.e. the directors of the theatre troupes that Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy engaged to perform in his opera houses - this CD gathers together some of the orchestral works by Joseph Haydn linked by...
Concertos for Organ and Strings cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Concertos for Organ and Strings
Les Muffatti, Bart Jacobs
[ Ramee / CD - due 22/Feb/2019 ]
Although we know of at least five concertos J.S. Bach wrote for solo organ we have no surviving Bach organ concertos with orchestral accompaniment. Contrast this with the 200+ cantatas: of these, 18 feature organ obbligato, which Bach uses as a solo...
Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus cover
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OLIVIER MESSIAEN
Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus
Martin Helmchen
[ Alpha / 2 CD - due 22/Feb/2019 ]
Composed in 1944 and first performed at the Salle Gaveau in Paris on 26 March 1945 by Yvonne Loriod, this is the second great pianistic cycle by Olivier Messiaen: a major work indeed, not only in the composer's oeuvre but in the entire repertoire for...
Bach in Bologna cover
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J.S. BACH / DOMENICO GABRIELLI
Bach in Bologna
Mauro Valli
[ Arcana / 3 CD - due 22/Feb/2019 ]
Bach and Gabrielli: the focus of this recording is an unusual musical match involving the famous 6 Suites for violoncello solo by Johann Sebastian Bach and the little-known 7 Ricercari for violoncello solo (1689) by Domenico Gabrielli of Bologna, the...
The Dubhlinn Gardens cover
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A Nocte Temporis, Anna Besson, Reinoud van Mechelen
The Dubhlinn Gardens
[ Alpha / CD - due 22/Feb/2019 ]
The Dubhlinn Gardens: an evening in the high society of 18th century Dublin, where traditional music was 'civilising' itself for the salon… This programme was inspired by the passion for traditional Irish music that flautist Anna Besson has felt...
Purcell: The Cares of Lovers cover
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HENRY PURCELL
Purcell: The Cares of Lovers
Richard Egarr, William Carter, Rowan Pierce (soprano)
[ Linn Records / CD - due 22/Feb/2019 ]
Linn Records is thrilled to introduce soprano Rowan Pierce in what promises to be a sensational debut recording. The Cares of Lovers comprises songs from across Purcell's brief career from She loves and she confesses too, one of his very first...
An die ferne Geliebte cover
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BEETHOVEN / SCHUMANN / KREISLER / LISZT
An die ferne Geliebte
Alexander Krichel (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 1/Mar/2019 ]
Alexander Krichel is a young Hamburg-based pianist who has recently gone through the round of international piano competitions. He' won first prize at the Steinway international piano competition.
Schumann - Frage cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN
Schumann - Frage
Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 1/Mar/2019 ]
"This is an album to treasure and to savour - and to listen to again and again" Gramophone Editor's Choice Feb 2019.
La vie en rose cover
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DEBUSSY / FRANCAIX / GIRAUD / MILHAUD / SAINT-SAENS
La vie en rose
Daniel Ottensamer (clarinet) / Münchner Symphoniker, Stephan Koncz
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 1/Mar/2019 ]
Daniel Ottensamer has been principal clarinetist of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera since 2009.
Borodin: Prince Igor (complete opera recorded in 1955) cover
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IGOR BORODIN
Borodin: Prince Igor (complete opera recorded in 1955)
Dragomir Ninkovich, Biserka Cvejic, Melanie Bugarinovich, Dragutin Petrovich, Dushan Popovich / Belgrade National Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Oskar Dano
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 3 CD - due 1/Mar/2019 ]
"Popović strikes me as an excellent baritone, a muscular sound with ringing top notes. His is one of the best Prince Igors on disc - heroic and noble...Bugarinović has a dark, almost contralto-ish tone and no Slavic wobble" Gramophone Editor's Choice
Haydn: String Quartets, Op 71 Nos 1 - 3 cover
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JOSEF HAYDN
Haydn: String Quartets, Op 71 Nos 1 - 3
Maxwell Quartet
[ Linn / CD - due 1/Mar/2019 ]
The Maxwell Quartet's recording debut stands out for its innovative approach: each of Haydn's Op. 71 quartets is paired with a tune, or set of traditional tunes, from the ensemble's homeland of Scotland. This prize-winning quartet believes...
Mio caro Händel cover
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GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Mio caro Händel
Simone Kermes (soprano) / Amici Veneziani, Boris Begelman
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 1/Mar/2019 ]
"there is no more individual or idiosyncratic baroque diva around." (The Sunday Times)
Sirenes cover
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LISZT / WAGNER / BERLIOZ
Sirenes
Stéphanie d'Oustrac (mezzo) Pascal Jourdan (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 1/Mar/2019 ]
In recording this first recital for harmonia mundi, Stéphanie d'Oustrac and Pascal Jourdan wished to measure themselves against three cornerstones of Romantic music, three composers who each in their own way made a decisive contribution to the...
Imaginario: De un libro de música de vihuela cover
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VASQUEZ / WILLAERT / ARCADELT / DES PREZ
Imaginario: De un libro de música de vihuela
Armonía Concertada: María Cristina Kiehr (soprano), Ariel Abramovich (vihuelas de mano)
[ Arcana / CD - due 8/Mar/2019 ]
The brilliant soprano María Cristina Kiehr, together with lutenist-vihuelist Ariel Abramovich, presents her first solo album devoted to Renaissance music. With her broad experience in sixteenth-century polyphonic repertoire (in La Colombina and...
Ophelia: Songs of Exile cover
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BRAHMS / BERLIOZ / SHOSTAKOVICH / CHAUSSON / STRAUSS etc
Ophelia: Songs of Exile
Clara Inglese; Élodie Vignon; Sébastien Walnier; Alyssia Hondekijn
[ Cypres / CD - due 8/Mar/2019 ]
Clara Inglese was twenty when she discovered the multi-facetted personality of Ophelia who breathes a special energy into her desire to sing. Today she imagines through a CD, from the 19th musical century, a journey between worlds, questioning...
Liszt: Via Crucis cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: Via Crucis
Collegium Vocale Gent; Reinbert de Leeuw
[ Alpha / CD - due 8/Mar/2019 ]
Franz Liszt a 67 ans lorsqu'il compose le Via Crucis. Il faudra toutefois attendre 1929, soit 43 ans après le décès du compositeur, pour que le Via Crucis soit joué pour la première fois. Cette œuvre de la maturité est construite en 15 parties, qui...
Japan cover
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ISHIKAWA / MITSUZAKI / NAKAO TOZAN
Japan
Ensemble Yonin no Kaï
[ Ocora Radio France / CD - due 8/Mar/2019 ]
Refined pieces (vocals, lute, zither and flute) from the 19th and early 20th centuries, performed by the Yonin no Kaï Ensemble from Tôkyô (created in 1957) -one of the most emblematic Japanese traditional group.
DESIRES - A song of song Collection cover
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BRUMEL / WHITE / VICTORIA / DOVE etc
DESIRES - A song of song Collection
Ora Singers, Suzi Digby
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 8/Mar/2019 ]
The wealth of compositions using the sensuous and highly charged texts of the Song of Songs is incredibly vast and rich. In the course of compiling this recording I re-discovered music that I have known for years, was introduced to pieces I didn't...
Dupont: Complete Symphonic Works cover
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GABRIEL DUPONT
Dupont: Complete Symphonic Works
Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège; Patrick Davin
[ Fuga Libera / CD - due 8/Mar/2019 ]
Greatly admired by his contemporaries, Gabriel Dupont (1878-1914) studied with Massenet, then became a disciple of Vierne and Widor; he is one of those composers whose too-brief career prevented them from taking their merited place in the history of...
Poème d'un jour cover
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FAURE / BRAHMS / SCHUMANN
Poème d'un jour
Stéphane Degout; Simon Lepper
[ B Records / CD - due 8/Mar/2019 ]
Love, life and poetry: this new B Records album is a programme of musical miniatures, from Fauré to Schumann and Brahms. It's an opportunity to hear the baritone Stéphane Degout, one of the best French melodists, and his partner Simon Lepper behind...
Influences cover
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BACH / BARKTOK / IVES / MESSIAEN
Influences
Tamara Stefanovich (piano)
[ Pentatone / CD - due 8/Mar/2019 ]
On her first PENTATONE album, pianist Tamara Stefanovich presents INFLUENCES, a highly personal selection of solo works by Bach, Bartók, Ives and Messiaen. Influences shows how these extraordinarily original and idiosyncratic composers let themselves...
Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer & Symphonie, Op. 20 cover
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ERNEST CHAUSSON
Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer & Symphonie, Op. 20
Véronique Gens; Orchestre National de Lille; Alexandre Bloch
[ Alpha / CD - due 8/Mar/2019 ]
Ernest Chausson is a most unusual figure in French music, positioned at the crossroads where the romanticism of Berlioz and Franck meet the language of Wagner and the symbolism of the young Debussy. His Poème de l'amour et de la mer is a unique score...
Complete String Quartets Vol2. "Revelations" op.18 no.2 / op.59 nos. 2 & 3 / opp. 74 & 132 cover
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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Complete String Quartets Vol2. "Revelations" op.18 no.2 / op.59 nos. 2 & 3 / opp. 74 & 132
Cuarteto Casals
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD - due 15/Mar/2019 ]
After 'Inventions', 'Revelations' is the second 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 - the...
BACH: Violin Concertos, Sinfonias, Overture, Sonatas cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
BACH: Violin Concertos, Sinfonias, Overture, Sonatas
Isabelle Faust, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - due 15/Mar/2019 ]
After the double album of the Violin and Harpsichord Sonatas with Kristian Bezuidenhout, a bestseller in 2018, here is the next instalment in a Bach recording adventure that began nine years ago with a set of the Sonatas and Partitas now regarded as...
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 cover
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ANTON BRUCKNER
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6
Robin Ticciati & Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
[ Linn / CD - due 19/Mar/2019 ]
Having won acclaim for his recent recordings of French repertoire, Robin Ticciati now turns to the music of Anton Bruckner. Ticciati is well suited to conducting Bruckner with an approach that is both "expansive and revelatory" (The...
Teatro Spirituale cover
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Alice Foccroulle, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Lambert Colson
Teatro Spirituale
[ Ricercar / CD - due 22/Mar/2019 ]
This recording transports us to Rome's Chiesa Nuova, the Oratory Church where in 1600 the premiere took place of the first spiritual opera, La Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo by Cavalieri. That pioneering spirit has inspired this programme...
Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier - Book II cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier - Book II
Céline Frisch (harpsichord)
[ Alpha / 2 CD - due 22/Mar/2019 ]
Two years after releasing her CD dedicated to Book I of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Céline Frisch now presents the second volume of this musical landmark. Bach compiled Book II in 1744, twenty-two years after Book I. It took until 1801 for...