The following classical CD titles are due for release / re-release in the near future.
Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas
Bella Hristova (violin), Michael Houstoun (piano)
[ Rattle Records / 4 CD - due 26/Apr/2019 ]
The complete Beethoven violin sonatas, 33 wonderful pieces of music, performed by two of the greatest Beethoven interpreters working today. Over 4 hours of beautifully produced, expertly performed Beethoven in a handsome 4-CD hard-cover...
Mahler: Symphony no.1 - Titan
François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 10/May/2019 ]
Les Siècles has worked from the Budapest, Hamburg and Weimar manuscripts, in close collaboration with Universal Edition, the musicologist Anna Stoll Knecht and Benjamin Garzia, to offer us, on the types of instruments on which it was premiered and...
NICOLA BONIFACIO LOGROSCINO
Stabat Mater - Concerto per flauto - Cantata "Ecco l'ara, ecco il nume"
Giulia Semenzato (soprano), Raffaele Pe (countertenor), Marcello Gatti (transverse flute), Talenti Vulcanici, Stefano Demicheli (cond.)
[ Arcana / CD - due 26/Apr/2019 ]
Composed 25 years after the celebrated work of the same name by Pergolesi, and for the same forces, the Stabat Mater by Nicola Logroscino (pronounced "Logròscino") belongs to the long list of compositions born of the Neapolitan school, beginning with...
Welcome home, Mr Dubourg
Irish Baroque Orchestra, Peter Whelan
[ Linn / CD - due 26/Apr/2019 ]
Peter Whelan champions the music of Matthew Dubourg in his recording debut as Artistic Director of the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Dubourg, a pupil of Francesco Geminiani, was a charismatic virtuoso and composer who Whelan believes deserves to be...
KORNGOLD / SCHULHOFF / DESYATNIKOV
The Yiddish Cabaret
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 17/May/2019 ]
Come to the cabaret! By juxtaposing Leonid Desyatnikov's contemporary song settings of Yiddish texts (offering a glimpse into Jewish life in Warsaw during the Weimar Republic) with a pair of chamber works by Schulhoff and Korngold, which also date...
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL & FRIENDS
Mr Handel's Dinner: Music for the Handel opera intermissions
Maurice Steger (recorder) and Ensemble La Cetra
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 26/Apr/2019 ]
London in the 1730s. Musical life was flourishing around the figure of Handel. The Saxon composer also served as director; at the height of his fame, he surrounded himself with the finest London musicians, and was joined by many foreign composers to...
RAVEL / LISZT / WEBER
Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
[ Onyx Classics / CD - due 26/Apr/2019 ]
Melvyn Tan embraces three centuries keyboard style tracing the inspirations for Ravel's ground-breaking works for piano. By exploring new pianistic territory, Ravel mirrored Scarlatti and Liszt in experimenting and expanding the possibilities of the...
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams Symphonies 7 'Sinfonia Antartica' & 9 in E minor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Andrew Manze (conductor), Rowan Pierce (soprano), Timothy West (narrator)
[ Onyx Classics / CD - due 9/May/2019 ]
The final volume in the RLPO/Andrew Manze Vaughan Williams Symphony cycle contains 'Sinfonia Antartica' No.7 and his final enigmatic symphony, the 9th. The 7th drew its inspiration from music RVW had composed for the film 'Scott of the Antartic',...
Rachmaninov: Piano Trios nos 1 & 2
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 3/May/2019 ]
Rachmaninoff's output of chamber music is small but all the more precious for that. Two absolute gems bear witness to the fact: these 'elegiac trios', which were produced by a young composer still indisputably under the influence of Tchaikovsky. But...
Faure: Requiem (1901 full orchestral version) (LP)
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe
[ Harmonia Mundi / LP - due 26/Apr/2019 ]
Two versions of the same Requiem Thirteen years after his memorable recording of the first version of the Fauré Requiem - an intimate version first performed by the composer in 1892, at Saint-Gervais in Paris - Philippe Herreweghe here conducts the...