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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Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 26 & 86; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major cover
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HAYDN / MOZART
Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 26 & 86; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major
Aisslinn Nosky (violin) / Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers
[ Coro / CD - due 23/Feb/2018 ]
Continuing their acclaimed live series on CORO, the Handel and Haydn Society presents one of Haydn's early Sturm und Drang (storm and stress) symphonies - No. 26 in D minor. More commonly known as 'Lamentatione' because of its association with Easter...
Albinoni: Opera Arias & Instrumental Music cover
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TOMASO ALBINONI
Albinoni: Opera Arias & Instrumental Music
Ana Quintans (soprano) / Concerto de'Cavalieri, Marcello di Lisa
[ Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 25/Jan/2018 ]
"Di Lisa's energetic conducting and Quintans's stylish singing reveal Albinoni's talents for musical invention and tunefulness." Gramophone
Black Is The Colour cover
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BERIO / RAVEL / FALLA
Black Is The Colour
Anna Stéphany, Labyrinth Ensemble
[ Alpha / CD - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
Alpha continues its collaboration with the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and its Academy, which will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in 2018. We invite you to discover artists of great talent who take us on a trip to Auvergne, Sicily, Armenia and...
Anne-Sophie Mutter - A Portrait cover
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VIVALDI / MOZART / BACH / MASSENET / SARASATE
Anne-Sophie Mutter - A Portrait
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) with Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, French National Orchestra, Academy St Martin in the Fields
[ Erato Warner Classics Inspiration / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
When she was only five, Anne-Sophie Mutter already had just a single wish: to play the violin. It wasn't long before she was being showered with prizes and awards. No lesser figure than Herbert von Karajan took her under his wing and paved the way...
Paganini: 24 Caprices cover
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NICCOLO PAGANINI
Paganini: 24 Caprices
Augustin Hadelich (violin)
[ Warner Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
The elegant, but impassioned musicianship of Augustin Hadelich evokes the violinists of the 'golden age' of the early and mid-20th century. Winner in 2015 of the inaugural Warner Music Prize, Hadelich now releases his first recording for Warner...
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki, Ann-Helen Moen (soprano), Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo-soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor)
[ BIS / CD - due 9/Feb/2018 ]
Beethoven began composing the Missa solemnis in 1819, when he learned that his patron (and pupil) Archduke Rudolph was going to be appointed Cardinal Archbishop of Olmütz. The plan was for the mass to be ready for performance at the enthronement...
Maria Callas - The Studio Recitals cover
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VERDI / PUCCINI / ROSSINI / DONIZETTI / MOZART / etc
Maria Callas - The Studio Recitals
Maria Callas (soprano) with Franco Corelli, Georges Pretre, Joseph Rouleau, Tullio Serafin, Monica Sinclair, etc
[ Warner Classics / 14 CD Box Set - due 25/Jan/2018 ]
This outstanding collection of studio recitals provides fascinating insights into Maria Callas's career and her unique artistry and musicality. Encompassing the core operatic repertoire for which she was most revered, as well as roles that she never...
Reich: Pulse / Quartet cover
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STEVE REICH
Reich: Pulse / Quartet
Colin Currie Group / International Contemporary Ensemble
[ Nonesuch / CD - due 5/Feb/2018 ]
Pulse/Quartet collates two previously performed pieces, Quartet and Pulse. The former was performed in 2013 by the Colin Currie Group, and the latter was played in 2015 by the International Contemporary Ensemble. (Both ensembles replayed the...
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 cover
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RACHMANINOV / PROKOFIEV
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Denis Matsuev (Piano) / Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev
[ Mariinsky / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
Born less than 20 years apart, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev were two of the greatest composer-pianists of the 20th Century and their instrument played a central role in many of their greatest works. In this recording, virtuoso pianist Denis Matsuev...
Schumann - Liederkreis, Op 39 / Frauenliebe und leben (with Berg - Seven Early Songs) cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN
Schumann - Liederkreis, Op 39 / Frauenliebe und leben (with Berg - Seven Early Songs)
Dorothea Röschmann (soprano) & Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
[ Decca Records / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
"Dorothea Röschmann's voice is now, surely, one of the most beautiful in the lyric soprano range…it is shown almost to perfection in this gorgeous recital disc…the perfect Lieder recital" BBC Music
Bliss: the Beautitudes cover
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SIR ARTHUR BLISS
Bliss: the Beautitudes
Emily Birsan (soprano), Ben Johnson (tenor), Sir Andrew Davis
[ Chandos / CD - due 23/Feb/2018 ]
Excelling in recordings of Delius, Elgar, and Holst, Sir Andrew Davis here presents a spirited programme of works by Sir Arthur Bliss. It follows a recording of Morning Heroes that made the top recommendations of 2015; likewise recorded in...
Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 / Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 / Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 cover
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DVORAK / TCHAIKOVSKY / BORODIN
Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 / Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 / Borodin: String Quartet No. 2
Escher String Quartet
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
'Full-blooded quartet playing in the grand, classic manner: extrovert and eloquent' is how the performances of the Escher String Quartet were described in a review of their recording of Mendelssohn's first and fourth quartets in BBC Music Magazine....
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 Sinfonietta cover
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SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 Sinfonietta
Estonian Festival Orchestra, Paavo Järvi
[ Alpha / CD - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
The Järvi family is a pillar of Estonian musical life. Paavo is now director of the Pärnu Festival, held in August each year, which brings together the finest Estonian musicians, joined by the cream of European orchestras: members of the Deutsche...
Cantates et Musique Sacree cover
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CHARLES GOUNOD
Cantates et Musique Sacree
Flemish Radio Choir, Brussels Philharmonic, Hervé Niquet
[ Ediciones Singulares / CD/Book - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
An icon of French Romanticism thanks to the enduring popularity of his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette, Charles Gounod competed three times for the prestigious Prix de Rome between 1837 and 1839. Thus he composed three unpublished cantatas for...
Seven Songs - Clarinet Concerto cover
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LARS KARLSSON
Seven Songs - Clarinet Concerto
Gabriel Suovanen (baritone) / Christoffer Sundqvist (clarinet) / Lapland Chamber Orchestra / John Stogards (conductor)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
Lars Karlsson was born in 1953 on Åland, an archipelago in the Baltic Sea which forms part of Finland although its population is Swedish-speaking. He soon moved to Helsinki, however, in order to study at the Sibelius Academy, where his teachers...
Vivaldi: Gloria / J.S. Bach: Mass in G Major cover
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VIVALDI / BACH
Vivaldi: Gloria / J.S. Bach: Mass in G Major
Harry Christophers & The Sixteen
[ Coro / CD - due 23/Feb/2018 ]
Vivaldi's Gloria is one of sacred music's most uplifting choral works and a joyful hymn of praise with moments ranging from festive brilliance to profound sadness. Composed in Venice, probably in 1715, for the choir of the Ospedale della Pietà, its...
Wirén: Orchestral Works cover
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Dag Wirén
Wirén: Orchestral Works
Iceland Symphony Orchestra / Rumon Gamba
[ Chandos / CD - due 23/Feb/2018 ]
Bright and lively music from the Swedish composer Dag Wirén is unveiled here in surround-sound by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Rumon Gamba, only a few years after the completion of their Grammy-nominated and highly acclaimed series devoted to...
Entropia cover
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LAURI PORRA
Entropia
Jaako Kuusisto
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
Great-grandson of composer Jean Sibelius, Lauri Porra began playing the cello at the age of six, but later switched to bass guitar. In addition to his work as a composer for orchestra, film and media, he is a member of the heavy metal band...
Brahms: Cello Sonatas / Hungarian Dances cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Cello Sonatas / Hungarian Dances
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras are long-established as a duo team, but this is the first time that Queyras has joined Tharaud for an Erato recording.
Heggie: Great Scott (complete opera cover
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JACK HEGGIE
Heggie: Great Scott (complete opera
Joyce DiDonato, Ailyn Pérez, Frederica von Stade, Nathan Gunn / Orchestra and Chorus of The Dallas Opera, Patrick Summers
[ Erato / Warner Classics / 2 CD - due 25/Jan/2018 ]
"[Heggie's] gift for creative partnerships is supreme...The conceit gets DiDonato singing watery pastiche Bellini, scaling coloratura flights, surviving a mad scene and crooning in velvet; all pleasing to hear" Times