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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Sol y Vida cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Sol y Vida
Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano) / Orquesta Filarmónica De Gran Canaria, Karel Mark Chichon
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - due 27/Jun/2019 ]
Sol y vida is Elīna Garanča'sjourney to the South, from Spain to Italy and Latin America, and is her first album focusing entirely on non core-classical repertoire. Be ready to expect a personal album from the mezzo-soprano, whose centre of life...
Les Vents Français: Moderniste cover
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MILHAUD / JOLIVET / MAGNARD / HERSANT / etc
Les Vents Français: Moderniste
Les Vents Français
[ Warner Classics / 2 CD - due 27/Jun/2019 ]
"Overall, a stylistically thought-provoking collection into which can be read as much about the governing concept as is wished. Recording and presentation are on a par with earlier issues in a series that will hopefully encompass a good deal more of...
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...
Traditional Catalan Songs for Voice, Lutes and Viol cover
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TRADITIONAL CATALAN SONGS
Traditional Catalan Songs for Voice, Lutes and Viol
The Canigó Early Music Ensemble, William Gaston Waters
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
A unique collection of songs from Catalonia, a Spanish region rich in culture and with a strong identity, its origins going back to the Middle Ages, a period in which troubadours sang of love, war, nature, honor and betrayal.
Grieg - Lyric Pieces / Mendelssohn - Lieder ohne Worte cover
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GRIEG / MENDELSSOHN
Grieg - Lyric Pieces / Mendelssohn - Lieder ohne Worte
Denis Kozhukhin (piano)
[ Pentatone / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
On his new solo album, Russian star pianist Denis Kozhukhin presents a personal and colourful collection of character pieces taken from Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne Worte and Edvard Grieg's Lyric Pieces. Combing these miniature gems by two outstanding...
The Art of Edith Mathis cover
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BACH / HANDEL / MOZART / STRAUSS / MAHLER / etc
The Art of Edith Mathis
Edith Mathis (soprano) with Otto Wiener (bass), Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano), Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) etc
[ Deutsche Grammophon Originals / 7 CD Box Set - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
7 CDs celebrating Edith Mathis's 80th birthday (11 February 2018), through a selection of her most treasured recordings from 1960 to 1984, of opera, oratorio and Lied.
Gostena: 25 Lute Fantasies cover
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DALLA GOSTENA
Gostena: 25 Lute Fantasies
Elliot Simpson (guitar)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
Giovanni Battista Dalla Gostena (1540-1593) was born in Genoa, Italy. He was a pupil of the renowned Flemish composer Philippe de Monte. He held the prestigious post of Maestro di Cappella at the San Lorenzo Cathedral in his native Genoa. He composed...
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.
Pavarotti - The Greatest Hits cover
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Luciano Pavarotti
Pavarotti - The Greatest Hits
[ Decca Music Group / 3 CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
The very best of Luciano Pavarotti - the world's greatest tenor. This package includes a 20 page photo booklet.
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 the extraordinary...
Walter Gieseking: Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon cover
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J. S. BACH
Walter Gieseking: Complete Bach Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
Walter Gieseking (piano) / Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 7 CD Box Set - due 30/Jun/2019 ]
'His tone is attractive (warmed by a little pedal) and subtly nuanced, his phrasing is musicianly, he gives the fugues (often long, in this book) control and cohesion; there is gentleness in the E flat major Prelude and lightness in that in G major.'...
Offenbach: The Opera & Operettas Collection cover
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JACQUES OFFENBACH
Offenbach: The Opera & Operettas Collection
Anneliese Rothenberger, Teresa Berganza, Michel Dens, Jose Carreras, Nicolai Gedda, Gabriel Bacquier, John Aler, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, etc
[ Warner Classics / 30 CD Box Set - due 1/Jul/2019 ]
He was born in Cologne, but it was in Paris that Jacques Offenbach achieved fame. A special feature of this 30-CD collection are star-studded recordings in both French and German of his most celebrated operettas.
Cilea: L'Arlesiana (complete opera recorded in 1992) cover
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FRANCESCO CILEA
Cilea: L'Arlesiana (complete opera recorded in 1992)
Elena Zilio, Péter Kelen, Maria Spacagna, Barry Anderson / Hungarian State Orchestra, Charles Rosekrans
[ Warner Classics Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 1/Jul/2019 ]
Best known for its poignant tenor aria, Federico's Lament -'È la solita storia del pastore' - L'Arlesiana is a tragic story of love, frustration and obsession. The young Enrico Caruso sang the role of the Provençal farmer Federico at the opera's...
Stille Nacht - Christmas Album cover
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TRADITIONAL
Stille Nacht - Christmas Album
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) Ambrosian Singers, Philharmonia Orchestra, Charles Mackerras
[ Warner Classics / CD - due 1/Jul/2019 ]
Supported by Sir Charles Mackerras's brilliantly atmospheric arrangements for chorus and orchestra, the legendary opera and lieder singer is heard here in a magical album that stands apart from her great classical recordings and that is now available...
Strauss, (R.): Ariadne auf Naxos (Complete Opera recorded in 1955) cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Strauss, (R.): Ariadne auf Naxos (Complete Opera recorded in 1955)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Rita Streich, Rudolf Schock, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan
[ Warner Classics Home Of Opera / 2 CD - due 1/Jul/2019 ]
'Perfectly cast, magnificently performed and superbly recorded, this is one of Karajan's most stylish performances. Under his direction everyone is inspired to give of their best.' Gramophone
Espana: Piano Works [recorded 1989-1996] cover
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ALBENIZ / GRANADOS / FALLA / MOMPOU / TURINA
Espana: Piano Works [recorded 1989-1996]
Jean-Francois Heisser (piano)
[ Erato / 6 CD Box Set - due 1/Jul/2019 ]
In the musical world of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the interaction between Spain and France was close and fruitful. The works of such composers as Albéniz, Granados, Falla, Turina and Mompou - colourful, sensual and haunting - have long...
Handel / Telelmann: Mother cover
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Bizet: Carmen (Complete Opera recorded in 1958 & 1959) cover
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GEORGES BIZET
Bizet: Carmen (Complete Opera recorded in 1958 & 1959)
Victoria de los Angeles, Nicolai Gedda, Janine Micheau / French National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham
[ Warner Classics The Home Of Opera / 3 CD Box Set - due 1/Jul/2019 ]
"This classic Beecham set was originally welcomed in Gramophone with a glowing review from Philip Hope Wallace: 'I send up a loud "Ole".' It certainly stands the test of time, sparkling, swaggering and seducing in a way that is uniquely Beecham's. It...
Purcell / Locke: Orchestral Works cover
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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...
Martinsson: Into Eternity cover
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ROLF MARTINSSON
Martinsson: Into Eternity
Lisa Larsson (soprano), Malmö Symphony Orchestra / Paul Mägi
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Jul/2019 ]
The music on Presentiment, a 2018 release with four orchestral works by Rolf Martinsson, was described by one critic as 'bold and uncompromisingly personal, eschewing avant-garde modernism and engaging us with solidly expert conventional techniques...
Bach: Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 38: The Earliest Works cover
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C. P. E. BACH
Bach: Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 38: The Earliest Works
Miklós Spányi (harpsichord)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Jul/2019 ]
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was more systematic than many of his composer colleagues when it came to keeping track of his own works and made at least two catalogues of his compositions for solo keyboard. At various times he also destroyed manuscripts...
Haydn: The Seven Last Words Of Christ cover
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JOSEPH HAYDN
Haydn: The Seven Last Words Of Christ
Nicolas Stavy (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Jul/2019 ]
The Seven Last Words of Christ refers to the seven short phrases uttered by Jesus on the cross, as gathered from the New Testament. Over the centuries the crucifixion has served as inspiration to countless composers, and settings of these utterances...
Requiem K.626. Kyrie K.341 cover
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W.A. MOZART
Requiem K.626. Kyrie K.341
Sibylla Rubens, Annette Markert, Ian Bostridge / La Chapelle Royale. Collegium Vocale Gent / Philippe Herreweghe
[ Harmonia Mundi Mozart Edition / CD - due 9/Jul/2019 ]
Tired by his many voyages around Europe ever since he had been rejected in Vienna, Mozart could not find the strength to honour his promise to compose a Requiem in record time for the person who had commissioned it.
Corelli: Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas cover
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ARCANGELO CORELLI
Corelli: Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas
The Avison Ensemble, Pavlo Beznosiuk
[ Linn / 2 CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas is the third in The Avison Ensemble's celebration of Corelli's chamber music and the fifth album in their critically acclaimed series of recordings with Linn. Released to mark the 300th anniversary of the death of the...
Corelli: Opus 1 & 3: Church Sonatas cover
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ARCANGELO CORELLI
Corelli: Opus 1 & 3: Church Sonatas
The Avison Ensemble
[ Linn / 2 CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
Corelli: Opus 1 & 3: Church Sonatas is the final recording in The Avison Ensemble's celebration of Corelli's chamber music and the sixth album in their critically acclaimed series of recordings with Linn. Released to mark the 300th anniversary of the...
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète & Pulcinella Suite cover
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IGOR STRAVINSKY
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète & Pulcinella Suite
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Alexander Janiczek
[ Linn / CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe performs Stravinsky's Apollon musagète and Pulcinella Suite, repertoire that demands the fresh and energetic delivery for which the COE is renowned. The COE deliver the 'wonderful freshness' Stravinsky himself...
Fasch: Quartets and Concertos cover
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JOHANN FRIEDRICH FASCH
Fasch: Quartets and Concertos
Ensemble Marsyas, Peter Whelan, Pamela Thorby
[ Linn / CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
Ensemble Marsyas' recording of Johann Fasch's finest chamber music demonstrates why the man and his music were so appreciated in his own lifetime. Founding member Peter Whelan and "the queen of the recorder" (BBC Radio 3) Pamela Thorby are the...
Schumann / Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN / FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Schumann / Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos
Ingrid Fliter (piano), Antonio Méndez, Scottish Chamber Orchestra
[ Linn / CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
Ingrid Fliter thrills her fans with her second recording of piano concertos; she performs with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with whom she recorded her Linn debut of Chopin concertos. Fliter performs repertoire that is very close to her heart:...
Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears cover
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JOHN DOWLAND
Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Phantasm, Elizabeth Kenny
[ Linn / CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
This wonderful album has won two major Early Music awards: the 2017 Gramophone Award and the 2017 Diapason d'or de l'année. It was also named a BBC Radio 3 Building A Library 'First Choice'. John Dowland's gifts as an exceptional melodist are evident...
Andrea Padova plays lo Muscio cover
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MARCO lo MUSCIO
Andrea Padova plays lo Muscio
Andrea Padova (piano)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 12/Jul/2019 ]
Born in 1971, Marco lo Muscio is an organist, pianist and composer who has performed on the great organs of Europe and the US. His own music been performed by the likes of Christopher Herrick, Thomas Trotter and David Briggs. This album focuses on...
Bach: Wo soll ich fliehen hin cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Wo soll ich fliehen hin
Cellini Consort
[ Ramee / CD - due 12/Jul/2019 ]
"Musicians and composers long regarded rearranging and reworking pieces - their own or other people's - as an essential and ordinary aspect of their craft. It was also a side of music history that spent some time in near invisibility, as historically...
Duni: Trio Sonatas Op. 1 cover
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EGIDIO ROMUALDO DUNI
Duni: Trio Sonatas Op. 1
DuniEnsemble
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 12/Jul/2019 ]
Colourfully scored premiere recordings of eighteenth-century chamber music by a little-known contemporary of Handel. Born near Naples, Egidio Romualdo Duni (1708-1775) enjoyed success with operas presented in Rome and Milan in the 1730s before...
Bonelli: Complete Keyboard Music cover
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AURELIO BONELLI
Bonelli: Complete Keyboard Music
Federico del Sordo (organ, harpsichord, clavichord)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 12/Jul/2019 ]
Following the release last year of works by Holzer, Antegnati and Pellegrini, the renowned organist Federico Del Sordo further delves into the world of Renaissance and early Baroque keyboard repertoire. In this set, he turns his attention to Italian...
Phibbs / Mozart: Clarinet Concertos cover
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JOSEPH PHIBBS / W. A. MOZART
Phibbs / Mozart: Clarinet Concertos
Mark van de Wiel (clarinet), Philharmonia Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green
[ Signum / CD - due 12/Jul/2019 ]
Mark van de Wiel joins the Philharmonia Orchestra under Christopher Warren-Green in the premiere recording of Joseph Phibbs' Clarinet Concerto, praised by The Sunday Times following its UK debut as a work "that will surely be performed all over the...
Albinoni: 12 Cantatas for Soprano and Contralto Op.4 cover
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ALBINONI
Albinoni: 12 Cantatas for Soprano and Contralto Op.4
Silvia Frigato (soprano), Elena Biscuola (contralto) / L'Arte dell'Arco
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 12/Jul/2019 ]
The 'other' Albinoni, revealed here as an accomplished composer for the voice in the tradition of the Venetian baroque.
Poulenc: Mélodies cover
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FRANCIS POULENC
Poulenc: Mélodies
Valentina Coladonato (soprano), Claudio Proietti (piano)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 12/Jul/2019 ]
Poulenc once declared that 'the musical transposition of a poem must be an act of love, not a marriage of convenience.'
Liszt: Piano Transcriptions - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: Piano Transcriptions - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Idil Biret (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
"offers greater temperament and excitement than many of the orchestral versions. A pianistic tour de force" ClassicCD
Handel's Queens cover
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JOSEPH PHIBBS / W. A. MOZART
Handel's Queens
Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan / London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham
[ Signum / CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
Handel's Queens features some of the most exquisite pieces of music written by G.F. Handel and his contemporaries for the two finest singers of the eighteenth century, Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni. Often wrongfully framed as rivals, these...
Haochen Zhang plays Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky cover
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PROKOFIEV / TCHAIKOVSKY
Haochen Zhang plays Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky
Haochen Zhang (piano), Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Dima Slobodeniouk
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Aug/2019 ]
Winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn competition, Haochen Zhang is no stranger to a challenge. On this début concerto disc he proves this once more, boldly jumping in at the deep end as he takes on Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2. The demands posed...