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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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - due 17/Apr/2020 ]
Perfect Synthesis. Bach's exploration of the Italian concerto grosso took the principles of instrumental 'rivalry' to the point of paroxysm, bringing to the form an unprecedented harmonic and contrapuntal refinement. Bach demanded everything that...
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 cover
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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Alina Ibragimova (violin), State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia 'Evgeny Svetlanov', Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Jun/2020 ]
The prospect of hearing Alina Ibragimova in two of the most important concertos written for the violin is in itself irresistibly enticing, but Shostakovich aficionados will also welcome an opportunity to hear the rarely performed original opening to...
Anna Paradiso plays Paradisi cover
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PIETRO DOMENICO PARADISI
Anna Paradiso plays Paradisi
Anna Paradiso (harpsichord / clavichord / fortepiano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 1/May/2020 ]
As Anna Paradiso writes in her liner notes to this disc 'the history of music is full of fine composers who, for one reason or another, have been largely forgotten.' In the case of Pietro Domenico Paradisi, it is only thanks to his Sonate di...
Caroline Shaw: Orange (LP) cover
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CAROLINE SHAW
Caroline Shaw: Orange (LP)
Attacca Quartet
[ Nonesuch / 2 LP - due 8/May/2020 ]
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw's Orange, performed by Attacca Quartet, is out now on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. Orange, which features six of Shaw's pieces for string quartet, is the first full-length album to exclusively...
Howells: Missa Sabrinensis & Michael Fanfare cover
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HERBERT HOWELLS
Howells: Missa Sabrinensis & Michael Fanfare
The Bach Choir, BBC Concert Orchestra / David Hill
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/May/2020 ]
It was The Bach Choir (under Sir David Willcocks) which played an important role in helping rehabilitate the Missa Sabrinensis, and this fine recording with David Hill marks a significant new chapter in the work's performance history.
Bach: The Complete Work for keyboard Vol.3 - In the French Style cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: The Complete Work for keyboard Vol.3 - In the French Style
Benjamin Alard (harpsichord & organ)
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD - due 10/Apr/2020 ]
Having already attracted attention for his exceptional gifts, Bach entered the service of the Weimar court at the age of twenty-three. This was the start of the period known as his 'early maturity', in which his formal and expressive experiments...
Couperin: Les années de jeunesse cover
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FRANCOIS COUPERIN
Couperin: Les années de jeunesse
Bertrand Cuiller (harpsichord)
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD - due 10/Apr/2020 ]
For the second volume in his Couperin series, keyboard virtuoso Bertrand Cuiller paints a portrait of a young Couperin who, at the age of only seventeen, was appointed organist of Saint-Gervais in Paris - a prestigious position to attain at any age....
Amor tiranno. Broken-hearted Lovers in Seventeenth Century Venice cover
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CAVALLI / MONTEVERDI / MERULA / FERRARI etc
Amor tiranno. Broken-hearted Lovers in Seventeenth Century Venice
Carlo Vistoli [countertenor], Sezione Aurea, Filippo Pantieri (cond.)
[ Arcana / CD - due 24/Apr/2020 ]
Following the success of 'Arias for Nicolino', a musical portrait of the celebrated castrato of Handel's era (A427), Carlo Vistoli turns his attention to Venetian opera of the seventeenth century. The Italian countertenor - 'a voice [...]...
Haydn: String Quartets Op. 76, Nos 1-3 cover
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JOSEPH HAYDN
Haydn: String Quartets Op. 76, Nos 1-3
Chiaroscuro Quartet
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 1/May/2020 ]
The Chiaroscuro Quartet made their first appearance on BIS with acclaimed recordings of Joseph Haydn's Sun Quartets, Op. 20, described in The Strad as 'period-instrument performances of the utmost subtlety and refinement'. The Op. 20 quartets are...
Pärt: Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Da Pacem cover
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ARVO PÄRT / PETERIS VASKS / JAMES McMILLAN
Pärt: Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Da Pacem
Choir of Clare College Cambridge, Dmitri Ensemble, Graham Ross
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 1/May/2020 ]
Encompassing works by Arvo Pärt (Estonia), Pēteris Vasks (Latvia), and James MacMillan (a native of Scotland), this album charts the evolution of choral music in three regions of Northern Europe that saw the rise of a startling new language beginning...
Holst: The Cloud Messenger / 5 Partsongs cover
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GUSTAV HOLST
Holst: The Cloud Messenger / 5 Partsongs
The Choir of King's College London, The Strand Ensemble, Joseph Fort
[ Delphian / CD - due 24/Apr/2020 ]
In 1910, after seven years of work, Gustav Holst completed his choral-orchestral masterpiece,The Cloud Messenger. But following a disappointing premiere in1913 the piece fell into obscurity, and has received only a handful of performances. ..
Sleeper's prayer: Choral Music from North America cover
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NICO MUHLY / DAVID LANG / LIBBY LARSEN / PHILIP GLASS / etc
Sleeper's prayer: Choral Music from North America
Choir of Merton College, Choral, Oxford, Benjamin Nicholas
[ Delphian / CD - due 22/May/2020 ]
In barely a decade of existence, Merton College's new choral foundation has ambitiously redefined the choral landscape of the great university city of Oxford through its twin commitment to excellence & innovation.
Montalbetti: Chamber Music Harmonieuses Dissonances cover
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ERIC MONTALBETTI
Montalbetti: Chamber Music Harmonieuses Dissonances
Christian Tetzlaff / Alexander Vorontsov / Delphine Haidan / Pierre Génisson / Les Dissonances / Solistes de l'Ensemble intercontemporain
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Apr/2020 ]
Harmonieuses Dissonances: that is the title of the string quartet that closes this second album of music by Eric Montalbetti, but above all it is a statement of the very subject of the works assembled here: they start out from heterogeneous elements,...
Nun danket alle Gott cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Nun danket alle Gott
Clematis, Julie Roset
[ Ricercar / CD - due 24/Apr/2020 ]
With its ciaconna bass, Hammerschmidt's sacred concerto Nun danket alle Gott perfectly exemplifies the programme of this recording devoted to the influences of the Italian Baroque on the works of seventeenth-century Lutheran composers. The vast...
Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets Vol.3 'Apotheosis' cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets Vol.3 'Apotheosis'
Cuarteto Casals
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD - due 10/Apr/2020 ]
After Inventions, Apotheosis is the third and last volume in a complete set of the Beethoven quartets that breaks new ground: it aims to regroup the works according to their position within the three broad creative divisions of the composer's life -...
Shostakovich / Schnittke / Lutosławski: Works for piano & orchestra cover
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SHOSTAKOVICH / SCHNITTKE / LUTOSLAWSKI
Shostakovich / Schnittke / Lutosławski: Works for piano & orchestra
Denis Matsuev (piano), Kammerorchester Wien-Berlin, with Gabor Tarkövi (trumpet)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - due 10/Apr/2020 ]
Deutsche Grammophon presents the Kammerorchester Wien-Berlin's first recording on the Yellow Label which includes a premiere recording on DG of Schnittke's Concerto, alongside works by Shostakovich and Lutosławski.
Tawadros: Concerto for Oud cover
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JOSEPH TAWADROS
Tawadros: Concerto for Oud
Joseph Tawadros (oud) / Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey
[ ABC Classics / CD - due 12/Jun/2020 ]
Oud virtuoso and composer Joseph Tawadros performs with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and conductor Benjamin Northey. Recorded live in concert, this album includes the world premiere of Tawadros' Concerto for Oud and Orchestra.
Menut: Les îles - Une traversée de la mer d'Iroise aux Caraïbes cover
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BENOÎT MENUT
Menut: Les îles - Une traversée de la mer d'Iroise aux Caraïbes
Emmanuelle Bertrand (cello) Maya Villanueva (soprano) / Ensemble Syntonia
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 1/May/2020 ]
An ocean crossing from the Iroise Sea to the Caribbean Inspired as much by the poems of Dominique Lambert and Aimé Césaire as by Nito Dariel's sculptures, Benoît Menut's first album for this label unfolds like a paean to the ocean and to nature.
When Love Speaks: Choral Music by Owain Park cover
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OWAIN PARK
When Love Speaks: Choral Music by Owain Park
The Epiphoni Consort, Tim Reader
[ Delphian / CD - due 26/Jun/2020 ]
The Epiphoni Consort follow up on their acclaimed debut, of music by David Bednall, with a portrait album of another young choral composer on the ascendant.
Vinci: Veni, Vidi, Vinci cover
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LEONARDO VINCI
Vinci: Veni, Vidi, Vinci
Franco Fagioli (countertenor), Il Pomo d'Oro, Zefira Valova
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - due 17/Apr/2020 ]
Following up his 'fantastic' (Süddeutsche Zeitung) Handel recital, Franco Fagioli lavishes his 'extraordinary agility and richly upholstered voice' (Gramophone) on Leonardo Vinci, the Neapolitan composer who influenced Handel and many later masters.