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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The Tchaikovsky Project: Complete Symphonies & Piano Concertos, Orchestral Works cover
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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
The Tchaikovsky Project: Complete Symphonies & Piano Concertos, Orchestral Works
Kirill Gerstein (piano) / Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov
[ Decca / 7 CD Box Set - due 18/Sep/2019 ]
"What is this music that we love so deeply if not our beloved friend? I've loved Tchaikovsky's music ever since I can remember. Like all first loves this one never died" [Semyon Bychkov] Cementing their new relationship with Decca Classics, the...
Forever Vienna (DVD plus CD) cover
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Andre Rieu
Forever Vienna (DVD plus CD)
[ Universal Music DVD plus CD / 2 CD/DVD - due 20/Sep/2019 ]
Enjoy three glorious nights in Vienna as Andr Rieu takes you from the summer and winter residencies of Vienna's aristocracy in days gone by, to a concert that bids goodbye to the old year and welcomes the new. Here's the Vienna of cream puffs and...
Puccini: Le Willis (complete original production) cover
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GIACOMO PUCCINI
Puccini: Le Willis (complete original production)
Ermonela Jaho, Arsen Soghomonyan, Brian Mulligan / Opera Rara Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder
[ Opera Rara / CD - due 20/Sep/2019 ]
Opera Rara's recording of Le Willis gives listeners the chance to hear Puccini's first opera as it has not been heard for more than 120 years.
Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas
Francesco Piemontesi
[ Pentatone / CD - due 20/Sep/2019 ]
Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi interprets Schubert's last three piano sonatas (D958-D960) on his PENTATONE debut album, after years of engagement with these extraordinary works. These sonatas continue to fascinate pianists and listeners until...
Passions cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Passions
Les Cris de Paris, Geoffroy Jourdain
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 20/Sep/2019 ]
Alternating between transcendentally inspired secular music and sacred music embodied in theatrical fashion, Geoffroy Jourdain invites us to explore the multiple expressions of human passions: this new adventure of Les Cris de Paris, built around...
De Falla: El sombrero de tres picos / El amor brujo cover
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MANUEL DE FALLA
De Falla: El sombrero de tres picos / El amor brujo
Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado - Marina Heredia, cantaora
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 20/Sep/2019 ]
The two splendid works on this album resulted from Manuel de Falla's encounter with the husband-and-wife team of dramatists Martínez Sierra-Lejárraga: Love the Magician, whose eminently 'gypsy' inspiration takes us to the very heart of the flamenco...
The Last Rose Of Summer: Folk Songs Of The British Isles cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
The Last Rose Of Summer: Folk Songs Of The British Isles
The Queen's Six
[ Signum / CD - due 20/Sep/2019 ]
Based at Windsor Castle, the members of The Queen's Six make up half of the Lay Clerks of St George's Chapel, whose homes lie within the Castle walls. This rare privilege demands the highest musical standards, as they sing regularly for the Royal...
Mendelssohn: Symphonies & Overtures cover
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: Symphonies & Overtures
London Symphony Orchestra, The Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Lucy Crowe (soprano)
[ LSO / 4 CD Box Set - due 21/Sep/2019 ]
LSO Live presents Sir John Eliot Gardiner's award-winning Mendelssohn series together in its entirety for the first time. Captured over three seasons during critically acclaimed concerts in the Barbican Hall, this set offers listeners the definitive...
Shostakovich: Preludes & Piano Sonatas cover
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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Preludes & Piano Sonatas
Andrey Gugnin (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
Hyperion is thrilled to welcome to the label Andrey Gugnin, winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition. With a spectacular all-Shostakovich programme built around the two piano sonatas, this is simply electrifying pianism.
Schubert: Schwanengesang; Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT / JOHANNES BRAMS
Schubert: Schwanengesang; Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge
Gerald Finley (baritone) Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
An inspired coupling of two contrasting yet complementary sets of 'swansongs'. Despite the three decades separating Brahms' and Schubert's ages at the time of writing, both are among their composers' very final works, poignant reflections on the...
Old Souls - Chamber Music for Flute and Strings cover
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DVORAK / BEETHOVEN / WOLF / KREISLER
Old Souls - Chamber Music for Flute and Strings
Gili Schwarzman, Guy Braunstein, Alisa Weilerstein, Amihai Grosz, Susanna Yoko Henkel
[ Pentatone / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
Old Souls presents masterworks of Beethoven, Dvoƙák, Wolf and Kreisler in new arrangements for flute and strings, played by a group of outstanding young musicians. Guy Braunstein's arrangements display these well-known pieces in a fresh new light,...
Wolf: Italianisches Liederbuch cover
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HUGO WOLF
Wolf: Italianisches Liederbuch
Irmgard Seefried (soprano) Erik Werba, Jörg Demus, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (piano)
[ Deutche Grammophon Australian Eloquence / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
'The most original and artistically consummate of all my works,' Hugo Wolf said (with justice) of the Italienisches Liederbuch which he wrote in 1890-1 to the poetry of Paul Heyse.
Couperin: Les Nations; Pieces de Violes cover
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FRANCOIS COUPERIN
Couperin: Les Nations; Pieces de Violes
Jacobean Ensemble, with Neville Marriner (violin) / Desmond Dupré & Dennis Nesbitt (viola da gamba) Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
'Dupre plays sensitively, and is fluent and convincing in ornamentation. Dennis Nesbitt...plays his part firmly but nevertoo obtrusively...the harpsichord [is] here played with style and refinement by Thurston Dart.' Gramophone, July 1958 (Piècesde v
Handel: Messiah (complete oratorio recorded in 1954) (with Bach: Magnificat) cover
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GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Messiah (complete oratorio recorded in 1954) (with Bach: Magnificat)
Jennifer Vyvyan, Norma Procter, George Maran, Owen Brannigan, London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult ‎- Messiah
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 3 CD Box Set - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
"Beautifully engineered sound. Balance is exceptional … excellent singing … really fine choral discipline" High Fidelity (Handel)
Anamorfosi cover
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GREGORIO ALLEGRI / CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI
Anamorfosi
Le Poème Harmonique / Vincent Dumestre
[ Alpha / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
Allegri's Miserere, its heartbreaking harmonies, its verses alternately chanted and ornamented, its seraphic voices: sheer Baroque magic. Since its composition in Rome in 1630, the work has constantly been transformed. Le Poème Harmonique approaches...
Charpentier: Médée cover
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MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER
Charpentier: Médée
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD/Book - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
Following the success of his biblical opera David et Jonathas, written for a Jesuit college, Louis-le-Grand, Charpentier produced Médée for the Royal Academy of Music, his one and only sublime example of the "tragédie lyrique" to reach the...
Lully: Atys (Complete opera recorded in 1987) cover
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JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY
Lully: Atys (Complete opera recorded in 1987)
Guy de Mey, Guillemette Laurens, Agnes Mellon / Les Arts Florissants, William Christie
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD/Book - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
"The stateliest of Lully's operas, Atys is given an exceptionally handsome performance here. When it first appeared in 1987 this was a landmark recording. It remains a performance to treasure." BBC Music Magazine, December 2009
Rameau: Les Indes Galantes cover
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JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU
Rameau: Les Indes Galantes
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD/Book - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
A signature work for Les Arts Florissants, Les Indes galantes owes much of its lasting success with the public to the seductive charm of its music and to a trio of memorable stage productions (directed by Alfredo Arias, Heinz Spoerli, and Andrei...
Josef Krips: Memories of Vienna cover
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THE STRAUSS FAMILY
Josef Krips: Memories of Vienna
London Symphony Orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Josef Krips, with Hilde Gueden
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
Newly remastered from the original tapes and in the case of two works these hellac discs this compilation presents recordings made in London and Vienna by a conductor born and bred to the rhythms of the Strauss family.
Cécile Ousset - The Decca France Recordings cover
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DEBUSSY / SATIE / SAINT-SAENS / BRAHMS / SCHUMANN / BEETHOVEN / etc
Cécile Ousset - The Decca France Recordings
Cécile Ousset (piano)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 7 CD Box Set - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
"Ousset has exactly the sort of glitteringly virtuosic technique, as well as the unflagging energy, which these pieces demand" Gramophone
Chopin: Impromptus, waltzes & mazurkas cover
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FREDERIC CHOPIN
Chopin: Impromptus, waltzes & mazurkas
Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
Pavel Kolesnikov's deep affinity with the music of Chopin is once again on display: immaculate performances - and an intelligently planned recital, which builds towards the epic F minor Fantasy - can only enhance the listener's appreciation of this...
Prokofiev, Rachmaninov cover
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PROKOFIEV / RACHMANINOV
Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
Sandro Nebieridze (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / Harmonia Nova Series / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
The harmonia nova series welcomes young artists singled out for their exceptional talents. For a pianist abundantly supplied with such gifts, look no further than the Tbilisi-born Sandro Nebieridze, finalist at the inaugural China International Music...
Rachmaninov / Shostakovich / Denisov cover
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RACHMANINOV / SHOSTAKOVICH / DENISOV
Rachmaninov / Shostakovich / Denisov
Victor Julien-Laferrière / Jonas Vitaud
[ Alpha / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
The winner of the very first Queen Elisabeth Competition for cellists in Brussels in 2017, Victor Julien-Laferrière also received the Victoire de la Musique Classique in 2018 in the category 'Soloist of the Year'. His chamber recordings with the...
Asteria - The Starlit Night - La Nuit étoilée cover
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Yardani Torres (violon tzigane)
Asteria - The Starlit Night - La Nuit étoilée
[ Harmonia Mundi / Harmonia Nova Series / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
The harmonia nova series welcomes young artists singled out for their exceptional talents. With his "starlit night," Yardani Torres Maiani invites us to discover a sensory and aesthetic experiment: in a happy convergence of influences embracing his...
Dvorak: Complete Symphonies / Legends / Slavonic Dances cover
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ANTONIN DVORAK
Dvorak: Complete Symphonies / Legends / Slavonic Dances
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, José Serebrier
[ Warner Classics / 7 CD Box Set - due 1/Oct/2019 ]
"The conductor's insight as a composer brings rich rewards. The recording quality is simply flawless" (International Record Review, December 2012 on Symphonies 3 & 6)
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (complete opera) cover
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GIACOMO PUCCINI
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (complete opera)
Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Christa Ludwig, Robert Kerns / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Herbert von Karajan
[ Decca / 3 CD Box Set - due 1/Oct/2019 ]
"Freni is an enchanting Butterfly, constantly growing in stature...Pavarotti is an intensely imaginative Pinkerton" Penguin Guide
Yehudi Menuhin - The Complete American Victor Recordings cover
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MENDELSSOHN / BRUCH / BARTOK / SCHUBERT / BEETHOVEN / etc
Yehudi Menuhin - The Complete American Victor Recordings
Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Wanda Landowska, with Robert Merrill, Theodore Saidenberg / Pierre Monteux, Charles Munch, Antal Dorati
[ RCA Red Seal / Sony Classics / CD - due 1/Oct/2019 ]
Yehudi Menuhin - The Complete American Victor Recordings, a 6-CD set bringing together legendary early recordings by this violin legend. Gems from this set include the first ever releases in any format of two previously unpublished items.
Pavarotti: The Complete Operas on CD and Blu-ray Audio cover
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PUCCINI / VERDI / DONIZETTI / BELLINI / R. STRAUSS / MASCAGNI / etc
Pavarotti: The Complete Operas on CD and Blu-ray Audio
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Richard Bonynge, Bruno Bartoletti, Lamberto Gardelli, István Kertész, Zubin Mehta, Herbert von Karajan
[ Decca / 101 CD Box Set - due 1/Oct/2019 ]
A giant of the musical world, this collection issued on 95 CDs plus 6 Blu-ray Audio discs in original jackets, presents every role that Pavarotti ever performed, brought together for the first time.
Verdi: Rigoletto (complete opera) CD plus Blu-ray audio cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: Rigoletto (complete opera) CD plus Blu-ray audio
Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, Huguette Tourangeau / London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
[ Decca 2 CDs plus Blu-ray audio / 3 CD/Blu-ray Disc - due 1/Oct/2019 ]
"May I say straight away that quite apart from the splendid contributions of Sutherland and Milnes, Pavarotti's Duke has a special flair with free and characterful vocalising which is one of the great strengths of the set…On his very first entry in...
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 cover
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LUDWIG van BEEHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Ann-Helen Moen (soprano), Marianne Beate Kielland (alto), llan Clayton (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), Bach Collegium Japan chorus & orchestra, Masaaki S
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
Van Gogh's Sunflowers, da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Tolstoy's War and Peace - those works of art that are truly part of the canon of global culture are few and far apart. In music, one work that holds significance for people all over the world is Ludwig van...
Affinities: Greek and German Art Songs cover
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CONSTANTINIDIS / ZEMLINSKY / KALOMIRIS / SCHOENBERG etc
Affinities: Greek and German Art Songs
Fanie Antonelou (soprano), Kerstin Mörk (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
The Greek soprano Fanie Antonelou and German pianist Kerstin Mörk here join forces in an exciting project, entitled 'Affinities'. In a carefully constructed sequence of 23 songs, they explore the kinship between Greek and German art songs - a varied...
Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos 3, 8 & 9 cover
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SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos 3, 8 & 9
Freddy Kempf (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
Sergei Prokofiev virtually grew up at the keyboard - he composed for the piano from early childhood, and the instrument was his workshop and laboratory. Well before the end of his student days he had absorbed the virtuoso techniques of Rachmaninov...
Stories - Trumpet Concertos cover
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JOLAS / BEAMISH / NEUWIRTH
Stories - Trumpet Concertos
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Roger Muraro (piano), Malmö Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Martyn Brabbins
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
Alongside his celebrated performances of the classical repertory, Håkan Hardenberger is also renowned as a pioneer of significant new trumpet works. The three works on this disc were all composed with him in mind, and illustrate his many-facetted...
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice cover
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GLUCK
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Iestyn Davies, Sophie Bevan, Rebecca Bottone, David Bates, La Nuova Musica
[ Pentatone / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
La Nuova Musica presents a new live recording of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, with countertenor star Iestyn Davies singing the title role. Once created to reinstate the "noble simplicity and calm grandeur" of ancient Greek culture, the opera continues...
MacMillan, Verbey & Berio: Trombone Concertos cover
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MACMILLAN / VERBEY / BERIO
MacMillan, Verbey & Berio: Trombone Concertos
Jörgen van Rijen (trombone), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
Principal trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Jörgen van Rijen is also much in demand as a soloist with a special commitment to promoting his instrument. Various composers have written new pieces for him, including James MacMillan and...
Tchaikovsky & Babajanian: Piano Trio cover
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TCHAIKOVSKY / BABAJANIAN
Tchaikovsky & Babajanian: Piano Trio
Vadim Gluzman (violin), Johannes Moser (cello), Yevgeny Sudbin (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
In Russian chamber music, a rather special tradition evolved around the piano trio, with a number of composers turning to the genre to write 'instrumental requiems'. First out was Tchaikovsky with his Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, 'à la mémoire d'un...
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Cello Sonatas, String Trios, Piano Trios cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Cello Sonatas, String Trios, Piano Trios
Jacqueline du Pré (cello), Lynn Harrell (cello), Pinchas Zukerman (violin) Itzhak Perlman (violin), Daniel Barenboim (piano)
[ Warner Classics / 11 CD Box Set - due 5/Oct/2019 ]
"The result is music-making of rare concentration, spontaneity and warmth." (Penguin Guide)
Davis: Arcadia cover
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OLIVER DAVIS
Davis: Arcadia
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Bateman
[ Signum / CD - due 10/Oct/2019 ]
Oliver Davis graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1994 and has since composed numerous concertos, ballet scores, albums, soundtracks and television scores working with many of the major London orchestras. The Infinite Ocean was composed...
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending / Fantasia On A Theme, etc cover
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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending / Fantasia On A Theme, etc
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestra Andrew Manze, James Ehnes*
[ Onyx / CD - due 11/Oct/2019 ]
Andrew Manze and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's cycle of the 9 Vaughan Williams symphonies have been praised by the reviewers, and their live performances rapturously received. This album contains the most popular of his shorter...
Jonas Kaufmann Wien cover
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VARIOUS OPERETTA COMPOSERS
Jonas Kaufmann Wien
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Ádám Fischer, with Rachel Willis-Sørensen (soprano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 12/Oct/2019 ]
Jonas Kaufmann's tribute to the immortal melodies of the world's most beautiful cities. Jonas Kaufmann's new album is a deeply personal tribute to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. Hence its title: "Wien" - the...