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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Liszt: The Complete Songs Volume 5 cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: The Complete Songs Volume 5
Allan Clayton (tenor) Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 2/Nov/2018 ]
Allan Clayton demonstrates his exceptional versatility with a Liszt programme of eighteen songs, all of which-in contrasting ways-make prodigious technical and musical demands of the performers.
Birgit Nilsson: The Great Live Recordings [1953-1976] cover
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BARTOK / R. STRAUSS / PUCCINI / BEETHOVEN / WAGNER
Birgit Nilsson: The Great Live Recordings [1953-1976]
Birgit Nilsson, with, Regina Resnik, Leonie Rysanek, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jon Vickers, Helen Donath, Walter Berry, etc
[ Sony Classics / 31 CD Box Set - due 20/Oct/2018 ]
"Many of these live recordings have been remastered, mostly very adequately, from radio broadcasts, and include samples at least of all her major roles...The casts for some of these performances are the stuff of legend now." The Guardian
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Vol. 3 cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Vol. 3
Chloë Hanslip (violin) & Danny Driver (piano)
[ Rubicon / CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
'If their fiery C minor sonata doesn't quite match the prodigious tension of the pre-war Busch/Serkin recording, it is still remarkable' says The Sunday Times review of Beethoven Violin Sonatas Volume 2 from Chloe Hanslip & Danny Driver. Driver's...
Cantique De Noël: French Music For Christmas, From Berlioz To Debussy cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Cantique De Noël: French Music For Christmas, From Berlioz To Debussy
Choir Of Gonville & Caius College Cambridge, Geoffrey Webber (Director), Michael How & Luke Fitzgerald (Organ)
[ Delphian / CD - due 19/Oct/2018 ]
Geoffrey Webber and his choir have developed a reputation for exploring the unusual, and this album is no exception. A number of traditional French melodies have been adapted over the years to become familiar Christmas fare in English-speaking lands;...
Praise My Soul cover
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The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Praise My Soul
[ Signum / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
Hymns are a living link with the past, yet they still find freshness and relevance in the twenty- first century. Saint Thomas Aquinas comments that 'hymns are the praise of God with song; a song is the exultation of the mind dwelling on eternal...
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor op26, Stenhammar Violin Sonata in A major op19 cover
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BRUCH / STENHAMMAR
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor op26, Stenhammar Violin Sonata in A major op19
Christian Svarfvar (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra Joana Carneiro conductor, Henrik Måwe piano*
[ Rubicon / CD - due 16/Nov/2018 ]
'Perfect sound world - warm, intimate, tonally ravishing. Breathtaking performances' The Strad. Christian Svarfvar has emerged as one of Scandinavia's most sought after concert violinists. His debut album of the three Grieg Violin Sonatas was...
Holloway: The Lover's Well cover
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ROBIN HOLLOWAY
Holloway: The Lover's Well
Clare Lloyd-Griffiths (soprano), Kate Symonds-Joy (mezzo-soprano), James Robinson (tenor)
[ Delphian / CD - due 16/Nov/2018 ]
Released on the day of his 75th birthday, six stellar performers associated with Gonville & Caius College Cambridge join together to showcase British composer Robin Holloway, in a celebration of the lyrical and dramatic qualities of his abundant...
The Scene of the Crime cover
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JOLIVET / DUDDELL / BROSTROM / BORTZ / DEAN
The Scene of the Crime
Colin Currie / Håkan Hardenberger
[ Colin Currie Records / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
The Scene of The Crime is a collection of the works performed by Colin Currie and Håkan Hardenberger in their duo recitals. "The duo with Hakan Hardenberger is my musical safe space for maximum risk-taking. From my earliest point of connection...
The Dreams and Fables I Fashion cover
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BIBER / SCIARRINO / BERIO / J. S. BACH
The Dreams and Fables I Fashion
Elicia Silverstein (violin)
[ Rubicon / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
A rising star on the European early music scene, violinist Elicia Silverstein is rapidly garnering praise for her nuanced, bold and insightful performances of repertoire ranging from the 17th to the 21st century. A performer on both historical and...
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte cover
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MOZART
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
European Opera Centre, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Laurent Pillot (conductor)
[ Rubicon / 2 CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
A Così with a difference: studies of the composer's manuscript by Ian Woodfield reveal that Mozart was undecided whether to 'cross' the lovers or keep them uncrossed. Key passages are altered often to startling effect - Ferrando opens the opera...
Schumann: Humoreske, Davidsbündlertänze cover
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SCHUMANN
Schumann: Humoreske, Davidsbündlertänze
Gabriele Carcano (piano)
[ Rubicon / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
Italian pianist Gabriele Carcarno was the recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award in 2010 and has been described as 'a sculptor of sound' and an 'aesthete' by the Süddeutsche Zeitung after his Munich debut in the famous Herkulesaal....
Haydn: Concerti Per Esterhazy cover
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JOSEPH HAYDN
Haydn: Concerti Per Esterhazy
Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
During his first years in the service of the Esterházy princes, Joseph Haydn had every opportunity to show what he was capable of accomplishing as both instrumental soloist (on violin or keyboard!) and composer; in fact, all his concertos, most of...
Dowland: First Booke Of Songes Or Ayres cover
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JOHN DOWLAND
Dowland: First Booke Of Songes Or Ayres
Grace Davidson (soprano), David Miller (lute)
[ Signum / CD - due 2/Nov/2018 ]
Following her debut release of Baroque works by Vivaldi and Handel earlier this year, Grace Davidson returns to disc on Signum with an intimate disc of Dowland's first book of lute songs, accompanied by David Miller. Blending melancholy with wit in...
Mozart: Sonatas for fortepiano & violin Vol 1. cover
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MOZART
Mozart: Sonatas for fortepiano & violin Vol 1.
Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 9/Nov/2018 ]
In this first volume of Mozart's duos, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov revive on period instruments the tradition of the 'sonata for keyboard with violin accompaniment'. Born in the middle of the Age of Enlightenment, this rather unusual...
Debussy: Les Trois Sonates, The Late Debussy cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Debussy: Les Trois Sonates, The Late Debussy
Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
A century after his death on 25 March 1918, many harmonia mundi artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great 'colourist' and father of modern music. In the three chamber sonatas, here combined with...
Anima Sacra: Sacred Baroque Arias cover
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FAGO / HEINICHEN / TERRADELLAS / SARRO / FEO / HASSE / etc
Anima Sacra: Sacred Baroque Arias
Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor) / Il pomo d'oro, Maxim Emelyanchev
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
The debut album from countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński - born in Warsaw, trained at New York's Juilliard School, and 2016 winner of the Metropolitan Opera's prestigious National Council Auditions - Anima sacra features what are believed to be world...
Bésame Mucho cover
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RAMIREZ / CAMPOS / ISELLA / FARO / GIECO / GARDEL / etc
Bésame Mucho
Juan Diego Florez (tenor) / Ensemble
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 20/Oct/2018 ]
Opera star Juan Diego Flórez's new album goes back to his musical roots in Peru. The album is recorded with a top class ensemble of musicians. Catchy rhythms and melodies with music from Peru, Brazil, Spain, Colombia and other Latin countries. An x18...
Mozart & Weber Quintets cover
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MOZART / WEBER
Mozart & Weber Quintets
Julian Bliss (clarinet) / Carducci String Quartet
[ Signum / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
Julian Bliss joins the Carducci String Quartet in performances of two seminal works - Weber's Clarinet Quintet in B flat Major, Op. 34 and Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581. This is the second collaboration on disc between Bliss and the...
Legacy cover
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BYRD / SCHOENBERG
Legacy
Karim Said (piano)
[ Rubicon / CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
'The way in which composers influence each other, whether across generations or more directly through the master - pupil relationships that they often cultivate fascinates me. The comparison of William Byrd's 'pervasive' influence on the...
Handel: Chandos Te Deum HWV 281, Chandos Anthem No.8 HWV 253 cover
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HANDEL
Handel: Chandos Te Deum HWV 281, Chandos Anthem No.8 HWV 253
London Handel Orchestra & Soloists, Adrian Butterfield
[ Onyx / CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
Before coming into contact with James Brydges, Earl of Carnarvon, Handel was is dire straits in London. His pension of £200 a year for teaching the Royal princesses had stopped, so had the public taste for opera. London had plunged into a hedonistic,...