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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Scarlatti: Sonatas / Variaciones del fandango español cover
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DOMENICO SCARLATTI & OTHERS
Scarlatti: Sonatas / Variaciones del fandango español
Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
[ Erato Veritas / 2 CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
Scarlatti published just 30 of his 550 or so keyboard sonatas. They appeared in London in 1738/9 under the title Essercizi per gravicembalo ('Keyboard exercises'). In the preface he warned players: "Do not expect, whether you be amateur or...
Bach, W.F.: 6 Duets for 2 Flutes cover
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WILHELM FRIEDEMANN BACH
Bach, W.F.: 6 Duets for 2 Flutes
Patrick Gallois, Kazunori Seo (flutes)
[ Naxos / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Johann Sebastian's eldest son, enjoyed a reputation as one of Germany's finest organists, but his career was one of mixed fortunes and he died in poverty. The dating of his Six Duets is the subject of speculation, but their...
Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, troisième année & other late piano works cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, troisième année & other late piano works
Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
Unsettling meditations on the passing of life, Wagner and western tonality, the music of Liszt's old age is like nothing else of its time. Cédric Tiberghien proves wholly attuned to its unconventional demands in a programme concluding with the third...
Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Anne-Catherine Bucher (cembalo)
[ Naxos / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
This recording rounds off two years dedicated to Bach's 30 variations, interspersed with pleasant encounters with the public, in particular during the Cafés Baroques concert series at the Arsenal in Metz.
Offenbach / Gulda: Cello Concertos cover
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JACQUES OFFENBACH / FRIEDRICH GULDA
Offenbach / Gulda: Cello Concertos
Edgar Moreau (cello) / Les Forces Majeures, Raphaël Merlin
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 15/Feb/2019 ]
Edgar Moreau performs two cello concertos which bravely and wittily challenge convention. Offenbach's ambitious Grand Concerto in G major culminates in military fireworks, while Friedrich Gulda's Concerto for Cello, Wind Orchestra and Band - written...
Amarae morti: Lamentations and motets by Cardoso, Gombert, Lassus, Morales, Palestrina, Phinot & Victoria cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Amarae morti: Lamentations and motets by Cardoso, Gombert, Lassus, Morales, Palestrina, Phinot & Victoria
El León de Oro, Peter Phillips (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
What connects a seemingly disparate selection of names from across Renaissance Europe is the spiritual progression from darkness ('in the midst of life we are in death') to light ('blessed be the name of the Lord'). And, of course, the...
Bach: Motets (Bwv 225-231) and Cantatas (Bwv 50 & 118) cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Motets (Bwv 225-231) and Cantatas (Bwv 50 & 118)
English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, John Elliot Gardiner
[ Erato Veritas / 2 CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
1001 Classical recordings to hear before you die (1700-1760)
Mahler: Symphony No.3 cover
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GUSTAV MAHLER
Mahler: Symphony No.3
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, François-Xavier Roth
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - due 8/Feb/2019 ]
A masterpiece first played by the Gürzenich Orchestra. The premiere of Mahler's Third Symphony took place in June 1902 in Krefeld (not far from Düsseldorf), but it was indeed the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne which gave that first performance......
Songplay cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Songplay
Joyce Didonato (mezzo) with Craig Terry (keyboard), Chuck Israels (dble-bass), Jimmy Madison (drums), Lautaro Greco (bandoneon), Charlie Porter (trump
[ Erato Classics / Warner Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
Joyce DiDonato greets you with a song in her heart and twinkle in her eye. The American mezzo-soprano's album Songplay unites world-class musicians from the varied worlds of opera, jazz and tango in the pure pleasure of improvisation, experimentation...
Parry: Piano Trios Nos 1 & 3 cover
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SIR HUBERT PARRY
Parry: Piano Trios Nos 1 & 3
Leonore Piano Trio
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
Music spanning the decade which saw Parry established as a national celebrity. If the accident prone first performance of the E minor trio in 1878 left its composer disheartened, he would surely have rejoiced to hear such alert, attentive...
Russian Cello Concertos cover
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TCHAIKOVSKY / RIMSKY-KORSAKOV / GLAZUNOV
Russian Cello Concertos
Li-wei Qin (cello) / Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Pardubice, Michael Halász
[ Naxos / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
Russian composers have made a significant contribution to the repertoire of music for cello and orchestra. Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, deftly scored for an 18th-century orchestra, reveals his admiration for Mozart whereas the Pezzo...
Elizabethan Lute Songs / Purcell: Birthday Odes for Queen Mary cover
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WILLIAM BYRD / JOHN DOWLAND / HENRY PURCELL / etc
Elizabethan Lute Songs / Purcell: Birthday Odes for Queen Mary
Norma Burrowes (Soprano), James Bowman & Charles Brett (Countertenors) / Robert Lloyd (Bass) / Early Consort of Music / David Munrow
[ Erato Veritas / 2 CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
"The solo singing, however, is strong, and the music represents Purcell at his finest - the counter tenor duet "Sound the trumpet" (Bowman and Charles Brett) never palls." (Irish Times)
Cellier: Dorothy [Operetta] cover
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ALFRED CELLIER
Cellier: Dorothy [Operetta]
Majella Cullagh, Lucy Vallis, Stephanie Maitland, Matt Mears, John Ieuan Jones / Victorian Opera, Richard Bonynge
[ Naxos / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
Alfred Cellier was a contemporary of Arthur Sullivan as a Chapel Royal chorister, and would later conduct several Gilbert and Sullivan productions. With its rural tale of disguise and romantic scheming, its jaunty tunes, lively characters and...
Elgar: Enigma Variations / In the South (Alassio) / Serenade For Strings cover
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ELGAR
Elgar: Enigma Variations / In the South (Alassio) / Serenade For Strings
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
[ Onyx / CD - due 29/Mar/2019 ]
The third Elgar album from Petrenko and the RLPO , a critically acclaimed team of Elgarians, brings together three masterpieces, In the South, a vibrant and colourful depiction of the Southern Italian coast, the Serenade for String Orchestra, and the...
Shostakovich & Kabalevsky: Cello Sonatas (with works by Prokofiev) cover
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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH / DMITRY KABALEVSKY
Shostakovich & Kabalevsky: Cello Sonatas (with works by Prokofiev)
Steven Isserlis (cello), Olli Mustonen (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
Belying its young composer's reputation as the enfant terrible of early Soviet music, 'the most popular cello sonata of the twentieth century'-Steven Isserlis's verdict on the Shostakovich-takes its place alongside two other Russian masterpieces,...
Hardy: Under the Greenwood Tree (Unabridged) cover
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THOMAS HARDY
Hardy: Under the Greenwood Tree (Unabridged)
Jamie Parker (narrator)
[ Naxos Audiobooks / 5 CD Box Set - due 1/Feb/2019 ]
Under the Greenwood Tree is an affectionate and youthful portrait of a world Hardy knew well-village life in 'Wessex'-in which a romantic tale is set against changing circumstances. The traditional feature of local music-making performed by the...