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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Celesti Fiori. Motetti cover
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VIVALDI Le quattro stagioni / REBEL Les Eléments cover
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VIVALDI / REBEL
VIVALDI Le quattro stagioni / REBEL Les Eléments
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 14/Jun/2019 ]
This album is one of the four references of the new collection (back catalogue) Camerata Obscura. Camerata Obscura is harmonia mundi's first collection aimed at exploring the connection between photography and music. In collaboration with the...
Tartini: The Devil's Sonata cover
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TARTINI
Tartini: The Devil's Sonata
Andrew Manze (violin)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 14/Jun/2019 ]
Camerata Obscura is harmonia mundi's first collection aimed at exploring the connection between photography and music. In collaboration with the National School of Photography in Arles, a foursome of young artists was invited to take a fresh look at...
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/1, 14/2, 53 & 54 cover
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Angela Hewitt
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/1, 14/2, 53 & 54
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
The penultimate release in Angela Hewitt's cycle of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas. The listener's understanding is again enhanced by Angela's illuminating booklet notes, in which she sets out her approach to performing these most canonic of...
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...
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...
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...
Music for Saint Katherine of Alexandria cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Music for Saint Katherine of Alexandria
The Binchois Consort / Andrew Kirkman
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
A poignant, poetic evocation of the conjectural life and death of Saint Katherine: there is a natural sympathy between The Binchois Consort's programme and the accompanying illustrations of alabaster from the fifteenth and twenty-first centuries.
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
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...
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...
Britten / Purcell: String Quartets cover
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BRITTEN / PURCELL
Britten / Purcell: String Quartets
Doric String Quartet
[ Chandos / CD - due 24/May/2019 ]
Founded in 1998 at Pro Corda, Suffolk, the multi-award-winning Doric String Quartet describes recording Britten's quartets as a significant milestone: 'In our recording we have endeavoured to tread a line that brings out the humanity in these works...
One Equal Music: Psalms, Poems & Folksongs cover
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JAMES MACMILLAN
One Equal Music: Psalms, Poems & Folksongs
The Elysian Singers, Alexandra Caldon (violin), Sam Laughton (director)
[ Signum / CD - due 7/Jun/2019 ]
The Elysian Singers of London celebrate the enormous and varied contribution of Sir James MacMillan (b. 1959) to the choral repertoire over the last 20 years. Beginning with MacMillan's blazing 2016 'choral fanfare' Blow the trumpet in the new moon,...
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...
Bach: The Lute Suites cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: The Lute Suites
Franz Halász (guitar)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 7/Jun/2019 ]
The universal appeal of the music of Johannes Sebastian Bach is such that most musicians, regardless of their instrument, long to play it. As a consequence, his works are constantly being arranged for other instruments - following a practice that...
Leifs: Edda II: The Lives of the Gods cover
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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...
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:...
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.