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 Alive! cover
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Beethoven Alive!
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
Beethoven the classic, the revolutionary, the visionary. This selection is a trip that reveals the multiple genius of one of the greatest composers of all time. You will be delighted with some masterpieces of his repertoire as well as with rare...
Beethoven: Symphony no.6 "Pastoraleˮ, Knecht: Symphonie "Le Portrait musical de la Natureˮ cover
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BEETHOVEN / KNECHT
Beethoven: Symphony no.6 "Pastoraleˮ, Knecht: Symphonie "Le Portrait musical de la Natureˮ
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bernhard Forck
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 28/Feb/2020 ]
Two symphonies "on the theme of natureˮ! Valid though this expression is, it nevertheless calls for quotation marks: far from being a prefiguration of the famous Pastoral, the Symphonie 'Portrait musical de la nature' represented a highly convincing...
Dvorak: String Quartets Nos. 8 & 10 cover
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Italian Inspirations cover
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BACH / RACHMANINOV / LISZT / DALLAPICCOLA
Italian Inspirations
Alessio Bax (piano)
[ Signum / CD - due 7/Feb/2020 ]
Alessio Bax plays an Italian-inspired programme, picking his favourite pieces taken from a rich history of music from one of the most romantic countries in the world.
J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion
Bach Collegium Japan chorus & orchestra / Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS / 2 CD - due 7/Feb/2020 ]
Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan made their first recording of the St Matthew Passion in March 1999. Twenty years later, in April 2019, it was time once again, as the singers and players gathered in the concert hall of the Saitama Arts...
Leos Janacek: Choral Works cover
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LEOŠ JANÁČEK
Leos Janacek: Choral Works
Cappella Amsterdam, Daniel Reuss
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 28/Feb/2020 ]
Janáček's choral works draw on an extremely rich repertory of folksongs and folk tales. The composer seized on idioms from Bohemian and Moravian traditions, with their characteristic folk dances and rustic nursery rhymes, and on the recently...
The Contrast - English Poetry in Song cover
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WALTON / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / BRIDGE / WATKINS / QUILTER
The Contrast - English Poetry in Song
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)
[ BIS / CD - due 7/Feb/2020 ]
Song composition has been a constant in British music since the lute and consort works of the early seventeenth century. By 1900, it had developed into a sophisticated genre embraced by almost all serious composers. The music on this amply-filled...
Salve, Salve, Salve: Josquin's Spanish Legacy cover
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MORALES / GUERRERO / VICTORIA / TRADITIONAL / DESPRES
Salve, Salve, Salve: Josquin's Spanish Legacy
Contrapunctus, Owen Rees
[ Signum / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
Coupling powerful interpretations with path-breaking scholarship, Contrapunctus presents music by the best-known composers as well as unfamiliar masterpieces. T
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 3 'Pastoral' & 4 cover
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RALF VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 3 'Pastoral' & 4
David Butt Philip (tenor) / BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
"Brabbins's attention to dynamic detail is also striking, both in the first movement (note the really hushed level of the development before the recapitulation really erupts) and the troubling demeanour of the slow movement" (Gramophone)
Beethoven: Sonatas Opus 106, 111 cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Sonatas Opus 106, 111
Filippo Gorini (piano)
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
After a first recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations acclaimed by the critics (Diapason d'Or, BBC, Guardian, Le Monde) Filippo Gorini, a student of Alfred Brendel and winner of the first Prize and Audience Prize of the Bonn Beethoven...
Haydn 2032 Volume 8: La Roxolana cover
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HAYDN / BARTOK
Haydn 2032 Volume 8: La Roxolana
Giovanni Antonini / Il Giardino Armonico
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
For its eighth volume, Haydn2032 invites us on a musical journey that takes the Balkan route. Of all the 'Viennese Classical School', Joseph Haydn is certainly the composer closest to folk music, first because he spent his early years in the...
Dupont & Benoit: Piano Concertos cover
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AUGUSTE DUPONT / PETER BENOIT
Dupont & Benoit: Piano Concertos
Howard Shelley (piano), Sinfonieorchester St Gallen, Howard Shelley (conductor)
[ Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 80 / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
The figures of Auguste Dupont and Peter Benoit may be little known outside their native Belgium, yet both enjoyed pianistic and pedagogical success in their lifetimes. Benoit's symphonic poem is a piano concerto in all but name, ending with a...
Mozart: Sonatas for fortepiano & violin- Vol.2 cover
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MOZART
Mozart: Sonatas for fortepiano & violin- Vol.2
Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 2/Feb/2020 ]
Using period instruments, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov breathe new life into these 'sonatas for keyboard with violin accompaniment', a tradition Mozart renewed from within, blazing the trail for Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann. The first...
Schoenberg: Violin concerto & Verklärte Nacht cover
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ARNOLD SCHOENBERG
Schoenberg: Violin concerto & Verklärte Nacht
Isabelle Faust, Daniel Harding, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, A. Tamestit & J-G. Queyras
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 28/Feb/2020 ]
Almost forty years separate Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) from the Violin Concerto - the former still influenced by the idiom of Brahms and Wagner, the latter deriving from the richness of that later period when Schoenberg managed to combine a...
George Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F ; Rhapsody in Blue; Cuban Overture cover
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GEORGE GERSHWIN
George Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F ; Rhapsody in Blue; Cuban Overture
Jon Nakamatsu, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Jeff Tyzik
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 28/Feb/2020 ]
Penned for the concert hall but brimming with the sounds and rhythms of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway, this all-Gershwin programmme features American pianist Jon Nakamatsu in the Piano Concerto in F and the Rhapsody in Blue. For an orchestral encore,...
Liszt: The Complete Songs Volume 6 cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: The Complete Songs Volume 6
Julia Kleiter (soprano), Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
A programme of exquisite miniatures, alternative versions and a wonderful quasi-operatic scena: this is a tantalizing Lisztian recital to showcase the artistry of Julia Kleiter. ...
Bach & Bartok Suites cover
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BACH / BARTOK
Bach & Bartok Suites
Julien Libeer
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
Beyond their lifelong interest in keyboard instruments of all types (organ, harpsichord, and clavichord in the case of Bach; modern piano as a percussion instrument in the case of Bartók), other shared concerns connect these two giants of classical...
Compositrices à l'aube du XXe siècle cover
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BORIS / BOULANGER / DE GRANDVAL / HOLMES
Compositrices à l'aube du XXe siècle
Juliette Hurel (flute), Hélène Couvert (piano)
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
Juliette Hurel and Hélène Couvert, who have long enjoyed a close rapport on the concert platform and on disc, here celebrate five French women composers at the turn of the twentieth century. Countess Clémence de Grandval was the composer of some...
L'Arianna cover
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HAYDN / HANDEL / SCARLATTI
L'Arianna
Kate Lindsey, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
After a first album dedicated to Weill, Zemlinsky and Korngold (Alpha272), Kate Lindsey explores here her other repertoire of choice, the music of the eighteenth century. In partnership with Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo, she has recorded three...
Finding Harmony cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Finding Harmony
The King's Singers
[ Signum / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
Singing together binds us together. From the Protestant Reformation in Europe during the 1500s to the US Civil Rights Movement, there have been countless moments in history when songs have united nations, cultures and causes.