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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Schubert: Mass in A flat D.678 (with Mendelssohn - Psalm 42) cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schubert: Mass in A flat D.678 (with Mendelssohn - Psalm 42)
Anna Korondi (soprano) Anke Vondung (mezzo-soprano) Andreas Karasiak (tenor) / RIAS-Kammerchor / Orchestre des Champs elysaes / Herreweghe
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
The Mass in A flat is one of the most lyrical that Schubert composed. It is also one of the most ambitious (Schubert noted at the top of his manuscript 'missa solemnis'), in terms of its instrumental forces, as well as the number and arrangement of...
Couperin: L'Alchimiste- Vol 1 de l'intégrale pour clavecin - Un petit théâtre du Monde cover
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FRANCOIS COUPERIN
Couperin: L'Alchimiste- Vol 1 de l'intégrale pour clavecin - Un petit théâtre du Monde
Bertrand Cuiller
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
A miniature Theatre of the World. This box set launches a new complete recording of François Couperin's works for harpsichord: an extensive selection of vocal pieces and chamber music and the organ masses will be gathered around this rich corpus,...
The Lily & the Rose: Adoration of the Virgin in sound and stone cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
The Lily & the Rose: Adoration of the Virgin in sound and stone
The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jul/2018 ]
A celebration of the Virgin Mary in sound and stone: following the success of its predecessor, 'Music for the 100 Years' War', this release further explores the artistic parallels between music and alabaster sculpture in late medieval England.
Rachmaninov: Works for two pianos and four-hand piano cover
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Rachmaninov: Works for two pianos and four-hand piano
Brigitte Engerer, Oleg Maisenberg (pianos)
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / 2 CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
"Engerer and Maisenberg are wholly successful." - Gramophone
Haydn: Armida (complete opera recorded in 2000) cover
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JOSEF HAYDN
Haydn: Armida (complete opera recorded in 2000)
Cecilia Bartoli, Patricia Petibon, Christoph Pregardien / Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
[ Das Alte Werk / Warner Classics / 2 CD - due 1/Aug/2018 ]
"[Bartoli] remains the finest thing about this set, and Armida brings out the best in her as a performer. Her tone is ravishingly beautiful when it needs to be. Patricia Petibon gives Bartoli a real run for her money as the second lady."
Couperin: Suites For Harpsichord cover
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LOUIS COUPERIN
Couperin: Suites For Harpsichord
Christophe Rousset
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
With these recordings which mark the launch of the Stradivari collection, discover the unique instruments lovingly preserved at the Philharmonie de Paris's Museum of Music: the finest examples of the art of instrument-making which, like the iconic...
Handel's Finest Arias for Base Voice, Vol. 2 cover
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GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel's Finest Arias for Base Voice, Vol. 2
Christopher Purves (baritone), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jul/2018 ]
Christopher Purves is renowned for both the powerful sense of dramatic conviction he brings to everything he undertakes, and for a vocal technique which must be heard to be believed. From Handel's early cantata to selections from Italian opera and...
Rota: La Strada & Il Gattopardo [The Leopard] (film scores) cover
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NINO ROTA
Rota: La Strada & Il Gattopardo [The Leopard] (film scores)
Concerto Soiree, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Joseph Pons, with Benedetto Lupo (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
This CD offers total immersion in the filmic and musical universe of Nino Rota, one of the greatest composers in the history of the cinema. "La strada" and "The Leopard" (with its unforgettable ball scene) are probably Rota's most famous scores,...
Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux enfers cover
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MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER
Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux enfers
Cyril Auvity (counter-tenor) Céline Scheen (soprano) Etienne Bazola (baritone) / Ensemble Desmarest, Ronan Khalil
[ Glossa / CD - due 25/Jul/2018 ]
Cyril Auvity heads the cast in a new recording of Marc-Antoine Charpentier's La Descente d'Orphée aux enfers in a production being released by Glossa. Auvity is the lovelorn Orpheus who ventures, with his lyre, into the Underworld to plead with Pluto...
De Vivanco: Missa Assumpsit Jesus & motets cover
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SEBASTIAN de VIVANCO
De Vivanco: Missa Assumpsit Jesus & motets
De Profundis, Robert Hollingworth (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jul/2018 ]
The opulent male voices of De Profundis bring the complex-and gorgeous-sonic tapestries woven by Sebastián de Vivanco in Renaissance Spain thrillingly to life.
De la nuit - Schumann, Ravel, Bartók cover
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SCHUMANN / RAVEL / BARTOK
De la nuit - Schumann, Ravel, Bartók
Dénes Várjon (piano)
[ ECM New Series / CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
"Negotiating dynamic shifts of emphasis," The Independent has noted,"Dénes Várjon displays that most valuable of gifts: the ability to play in a way which makes you listen anew to the familiar." This capacity is to the fore in the Hungarian pianist's...
Mozart & Beethoven Quintets cover
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MOZART / BEETHOVEN
Mozart & Beethoven Quintets
Ensemble Dialoghi
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
A delightful prospect: to compare and contrast this pair of radiant Quintets for piano and winds. A work of 'maturity' - the twenty-eight-year-old Mozart considered it "among his best" - and a 'youthful effort' penned by Beethoven at 26. Dating from...
Siface: L'amor castrato cover
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ALLESSANDRO STRADELLA / CARLO PALLAVICINO / FRANCESA CAVALLI / etc
Siface: L'amor castrato
Filippo Mineccia (countertenor) / Nereydas, Javier Ulises Illán
[ Glossa / CD - due 25/Jul/2018 ]
"This is repertory...that for the most part suits his dark, handsome-sounding alto uncommonly well. Long, slowly unfolding lines are sustained with consummate ease and his coloratura has admirable liquidity." Gramophone Editor's Choice July 2018
Pinchas Zukerman plays Vivaldi cover
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ANTONIO VIVALDI
Pinchas Zukerman plays Vivaldi
Pinchas Zukerman (violin & conductor) with Isaac Stern (violin) / Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic
[ Sony RCA Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set - due 25/Jul/2018 ]
Violinist-conductor Pinchas Zukerman recorded many of Vivaldi's best-loved concertos for CBS/Sony, with the English Chamber Orchestra in the 1970s and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in the 1980s, when he served as that ensemble's music director and...
Vivaldi: Sonatas for violoncello & basso cover
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ANTONIO VIVALDI
Vivaldi: Sonatas for violoncello & basso
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Michael Behringer, Lee Santana, Christoph Dangel
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 7/Sep/2018 ]
'These cello pieces, composed in the grip of the greatest inspiration, remind us of the extent to which the extravagant and emotional brilliance of Vivaldian (and Venetian) art reposes above all on a direct sensibility of the elements in their...
The Elfin Knight: Ballads & Dances from Renaissance England cover
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ANONYMOUS
The Elfin Knight: Ballads & Dances from Renaissance England
Joel Frederiksen (coloratura basso profondo) / Ensemble Phoenix Munich
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
"the lion's share of the singing goes to Frederiksen, whose rich, clear bass seems capable of an almost infinite degree of tonal shading. His diction is impeccable, as is his taste" International Record Review
Suk: Piano Music cover
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JOSEF SUK
Suk: Piano Music
Jonathan Plowright (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jul/2018 ]
The early works of Josef Suk channel something of the same life-affirming Czech spirit also characteristic of Dvoƙák, his teacher and father-in-law. Jonathan Plowright makes a persuasive case for a composer whose music is at last emerging from the...
The Organ of St Bavo, Haarlem cover
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BACH / BUXTEHUDE / MENDELSSOHN / REUBKE
The Organ of St Bavo, Haarlem
Joseph Nolan (organ)
[ Signum / CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
Joseph Nolan marks his 10th release on Signum Classics with a recording on the remarkable 1738 Christian Muller organ of St Bavo in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Housed in one of the most spectacular organ cases in the world, the instrument's renowned...
J.S. Bach: Six Suites for Viola Solo cover
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Bach: Sonate a cembalo obligato e traversiere solo cover
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BACH
Bach: Sonate a cembalo obligato e traversiere solo
Laura Pontecorvo (transverse flute), Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)
[ Arcana / CD - due 24/Aug/2018 ]
The year 1736 was very important in the life of Bach: he was conferred the title of Royal-Polish and Electoral-Saxon Court Composer. In that same year he composed the only two autographed sonatas for flute and obbligato harpsichord. Both sonatas came...