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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Long Time Ago cover
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COPLAND / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / BRITTEN / BARBER etc
Long Time Ago
Adèle Charvet, Susan Manoff
[ Alpha / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
The young mezzo-soprano Adèle Charvet joins Alpha for several projects. In 2017 she received the Prize of the Verbier Festival Academy. While she has already attracted attention in the opera house, Adèle Charvet is also passionately interested in the...
Shostakovich: Preludes & Piano Sonatas cover
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DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Preludes & Piano Sonatas
Andrey Gugnin (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
Hyperion is thrilled to welcome to the label Andrey Gugnin, winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition. With a spectacular all-Shostakovich programme built around the two piano sonatas, this is simply electrifying pianism.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 cover
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LUDWIG van BEEHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Ann-Helen Moen (soprano), Marianne Beate Kielland (alto), llan Clayton (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), Bach Collegium Japan chorus & orchestra, Masaaki S
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
Van Gogh's Sunflowers, da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Tolstoy's War and Peace - those works of art that are truly part of the canon of global culture are few and far apart. In music, one work that holds significance for people all over the world is Ludwig van...
Bartok Orchestral Works Volume 1 cover
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BARTOK
Bartok Orchestral Works Volume 1
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard
[ Onyx / CD - due 18/Nov/2019 ]
Volume 1 in a series of albums covering Bartok's major works for orchestra. Conductor Thomas Dausgaard writes 'To celebrate the great scope and stylistic variety in Bartok's works, this new series of his orchestral works aims at bringing together on...
Palestrina: Lamentations cover
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PALESTRINA
Palestrina: Lamentations
Cinquecento
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
The members of Cinquecento turn to perhaps the pre-eminent composer of the sixteenth century: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah would have been integral to the liturgical rites of Holy Week: here is one of the...
Brunning: Swan Songs cover
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JOHN BRUNNING
Brunning: Swan Songs
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Daniel Grimwood (piano)
[ Signum / CD - due 9/Nov/2019 ]
Composer, musician and broadcaster John Brunning is perhaps best known for his choral work Pie Jesu. The piece was initially recorded by the vocal group 'All Angels', and there has since been around a dozen recordings including an acapella...
Puccini: Le Willis (complete original production) cover
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GIACOMO PUCCINI
Puccini: Le Willis (complete original production)
Ermonela Jaho, Arsen Soghomonyan, Brian Mulligan / Opera Rara Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder
[ Opera Rara / CD - due 20/Sep/2019 ]
Opera Rara's recording of Le Willis gives listeners the chance to hear Puccini's first opera as it has not been heard for more than 120 years.
Affinities: Greek and German Art Songs cover
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CONSTANTINIDIS / ZEMLINSKY / KALOMIRIS / SCHOENBERG etc
Affinities: Greek and German Art Songs
Fanie Antonelou (soprano), Kerstin Mörk (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
The Greek soprano Fanie Antonelou and German pianist Kerstin Mörk here join forces in an exciting project, entitled 'Affinities'. In a carefully constructed sequence of 23 songs, they explore the kinship between Greek and German art songs - a varied...
Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas
Francesco Piemontesi
[ Pentatone / CD - due 20/Sep/2019 ]
Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi interprets Schubert's last three piano sonatas (D958-D960) on his PENTATONE debut album, after years of engagement with these extraordinary works. These sonatas continue to fascinate pianists and listeners until...
Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos 3, 8 & 9 cover
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SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos 3, 8 & 9
Freddy Kempf (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
Sergei Prokofiev virtually grew up at the keyboard - he composed for the piano from early childhood, and the instrument was his workshop and laboratory. Well before the end of his student days he had absorbed the virtuoso techniques of Rachmaninov...
Schubert: Schwanengesang; Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT / JOHANNES BRAMS
Schubert: Schwanengesang; Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge
Gerald Finley (baritone) Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
An inspired coupling of two contrasting yet complementary sets of 'swansongs'. Despite the three decades separating Brahms' and Schubert's ages at the time of writing, both are among their composers' very final works, poignant reflections on the...
Christmas cover
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TALLIS / RUTTER / PRAETORIUS / HOLST/ HANDEL etc
Christmas
The Gesualdo Six / Owain Park
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
From the timeless plainchant 'Veni Emmanuel' via Jonathan Harvey to a riotous 'Jingle bells': Owain Park presents a programme of Christmas treats which effortlessly spans the centuries.
Old Souls - Chamber Music for Flute and Strings cover
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DVORAK / BEETHOVEN / WOLF / KREISLER
Old Souls - Chamber Music for Flute and Strings
Gili Schwarzman, Guy Braunstein, Alisa Weilerstein, Amihai Grosz, Susanna Yoko Henkel
[ Pentatone / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
Old Souls presents masterworks of Beethoven, Dvoƙák, Wolf and Kreisler in new arrangements for flute and strings, played by a group of outstanding young musicians. Guy Braunstein's arrangements display these well-known pieces in a fresh new light,...
Yehudi Menuhin - The Complete American Victor Recordings cover
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MENDELSSOHN / BRUCH / BARTOK / SCHUBERT / BEETHOVEN / etc
Yehudi Menuhin - The Complete American Victor Recordings
Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Wanda Landowska, with Robert Merrill, Theodore Saidenberg / Pierre Monteux, Charles Munch, Antal Dorati
[ RCA Red Seal / Sony Classics / CD - due 1/Oct/2019 ]
Yehudi Menuhin - The Complete American Victor Recordings, a 6-CD set bringing together legendary early recordings by this violin legend. Gems from this set include the first ever releases in any format of two previously unpublished items.
Stories - Trumpet Concertos cover
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JOLAS / BEAMISH / NEUWIRTH
Stories - Trumpet Concertos
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Roger Muraro (piano), Malmö Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Martyn Brabbins
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
Alongside his celebrated performances of the classical repertory, Håkan Hardenberger is also renowned as a pioneer of significant new trumpet works. The three works on this disc were all composed with him in mind, and illustrate his many-facetted...
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice cover
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GLUCK
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Iestyn Davies, Sophie Bevan, Rebecca Bottone, David Bates, La Nuova Musica
[ Pentatone / CD - due 4/Oct/2019 ]
La Nuova Musica presents a new live recording of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, with countertenor star Iestyn Davies singing the title role. Once created to reinstate the "noble simplicity and calm grandeur" of ancient Greek culture, the opera continues...
Wolf: Italianisches Liederbuch cover
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HUGO WOLF
Wolf: Italianisches Liederbuch
Irmgard Seefried (soprano) Erik Werba, Jörg Demus, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (piano)
[ Deutche Grammophon Australian Eloquence / CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
'The most original and artistically consummate of all my works,' Hugo Wolf said (with justice) of the Italienisches Liederbuch which he wrote in 1890-1 to the poetry of Paul Heyse.
Khachaturian: Piano Works cover
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ARAM KHACHATURIAN
Khachaturian: Piano Works
Iyad Sughayer (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 1/Nov/2019 ]
Born in 1903, Aram Khachaturian became the most significant twentieth-century musical figure in the then Soviet Republic of Armenia. Many of his most important works date from the first half of his career. The expressive immediacy of his music,...
Couperin: Les Nations; Pieces de Violes cover
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FRANCOIS COUPERIN
Couperin: Les Nations; Pieces de Violes
Jacobean Ensemble, with Neville Marriner (violin) / Desmond Dupré & Dennis Nesbitt (viola da gamba) Thurston Dart (harpsichord)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - due 27/Sep/2019 ]
'Dupre plays sensitively, and is fluent and convincing in ornamentation. Dennis Nesbitt...plays his part firmly but nevertoo obtrusively...the harpsichord [is] here played with style and refinement by Thurston Dart.' Gramophone, July 1958 (Piècesde v
Jonas Kaufmann Wien cover
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VARIOUS OPERETTA COMPOSERS
Jonas Kaufmann Wien
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Ádám Fischer, with Rachel Willis-Sørensen (soprano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 12/Oct/2019 ]
Jonas Kaufmann's tribute to the immortal melodies of the world's most beautiful cities. Jonas Kaufmann's new album is a deeply personal tribute to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. Hence its title: "Wien" - the...