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 To Work: Classical Music for Work or Study cover
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Bach To Work: Classical Music for Work or Study
[ Naxos / CD - due 22/Nov/2019 ]
Let the calming music of J. S. Bach set the tone for a productive work day. They may say that work and play don't mix, but tracking a genius such as Bach proves that they do, both as a prelude to your labours and for a sustaining accompaniment...
Bach: The Six Partitas cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach: The Six Partitas
Angela Hewitt
[ Hyperion / 2 CD - due 29/Nov/2019 ]
'Brilliant, well-sounding, expressive and always new' was the verdict of Bach's first biographer on the six Partitas, a description which applies equally to Angela Hewitt's wonderful new recording of what Bach designated his 'Opus 1'. Angela...
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...
Franck / Chopin: Cello Sonatas cover
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CESAR FRANCK / FREDERIC CHOPIN
Franck / Chopin: Cello Sonatas
Gautier Capucon (cello) Yuja Wang (piano)
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 6/Dec/2019 ]
"Finesse and fire from a starry musical duo … A recital that showcased the very best in collaborative music-making," was how the Toronto Star described the concert at Koerner Hall in Toronto that formed the basis for this recording. It was part of...
Ravel: Jeux de Miroirs cover
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MAURICE RAVEL
Ravel: Jeux de Miroirs
Javier Perianes, Orchestre de Paris & Josep Pons
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 29/Nov/2019 ]
As if in a mirror, this recording juxtaposes the original piano versions of two of Ravel's masterpieces (Le Tombeau de Couperin and Alborada del gracioso) with their respective orchestrations. The Concerto in G major combines the two facets, both...
Beethoven: Sonatas Nos 3 & 23 "Appasionata" cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Sonatas Nos 3 & 23 "Appasionata"
Lang Lang (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 13/Dec/2019 ]
Ahead of Beethoven's 250th anniversary in 2020, Sony Classical is pleased to release Beethoven Sonatas Nos 3 & 23 "Appasionata" by superstar pianist Lang Lang. Lang Lang is acritically acclaimed piano virtuoso. Lang Lang began playing the piano at...
Beatles Go Baroque Vol. 2 cover
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Peter Breiner and His Orchestra
Beatles Go Baroque Vol. 2
[ Naxos / CD - due 22/Nov/2019 ]
Classical musicians have always recognised the musicality and originality of The Beatles' songs, Leonard Bernstein declaring the Lennon-McCartney composing team 'the Schuberts of our time'. This sequel to Peter Breiner's multi-platinum Beatles Go...
Dvorak: New World Symphony / The Moldau cover
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Mussorgsky, Khachaturian, Kabalevsky, Shchedrin, Rachmaninov cover
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MUSSORGSKY / KHACHATURIAN / KABALEVSKY / SHCHEDRIN / RACHMANINOV
Mussorgsky, Khachaturian, Kabalevsky, Shchedrin, Rachmaninov
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
[ Onyx / CD - due 18/Nov/2019 ]
A Russian orchestral showcase from Vasily Petrenko and the award willing Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra present a programme of Russian orchestral classics - with some surprises! Ravel's brilliant orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an...
Berlioz: Une Soiree Chez Berlioz cover
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BERLIOZ
Berlioz: Une Soiree Chez Berlioz
Stéphanie d'Oustrac (soprano), Thibaut Roussel (guitare de Berlioz), Tanguy de Williencourt (piano Pleyel)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 22/Nov/2019 ]
We may find it hard to imagine that the composer of such epics as Les Troyens started out as a guitarist... and that his first compositional experience was to transcribe songs, inherited from the Ancien Regime, for voice and guitar. The particular...
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 1 & The carnival of the animals cover
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CAMILE SAINT-SAENS
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 1 & The carnival of the animals
Utah Symphony / Thierry Fischer
[ Hyperion / CD - due 29/Nov/2019 ]
Don't be fooled by those well-known portraits of Saint-Saëns the bearded éminence grise - the two symphonies recorded here are the work of the young Camille, spreading his compositional wings and displaying a technical fluency far beyond his teenage...
New England Choirworks cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
New England Choirworks
Yale Schola Cantorum / David Hill
[ Hyperion / CD - due 29/Nov/2019 ]
With a spectacular vocal contribution from the Elm City Girls' Choir (we defy you to resist an immediate encore), and compositions by Roderick Williams and David Hill himself among others, Yale Schola Cantorum's exuberant celebration of contemporary...
Schütz: The Christmas story & other works cover
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HEINRICH SCHUTZ
Schütz: The Christmas story & other works
Yale Schola Cantorum / David Hill
[ Hyperion / CD - due 29/Nov/2019 ]
Schütz's 'Christmas story' is an absolute delight from beginning to end, its charming tableaux of angels, shepherds and wise men completely belying the composer's old age and constrained circumstances. Here it's the jubilant climax to a programme of...
Strauss, (J.): Die Fledermaus (Complete operetta) [2 CDs plus Blu-ray audio] cover
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JOHANN STRAUSS II
Strauss, (J.): Die Fledermaus (Complete operetta) [2 CDs plus Blu-ray audio]
Julia Varady, Lucia Popp, Hermann Prey / Bavarian State Opera Orchestra / Carlos Kleiber
[ Deutsche Grammophon 2 CDs + Blu-ray audio / 3 CD/Blu-ray Disc - due 25/Nov/2019 ]
"Twenty-five years after its original release there's still no recording of Die Fledermaus that, for many collectors, matches this one for the compelling freshness of its conductor's interpretation " Gramophone
Rossi: La Lyra d'Orfeo / Arpa Davidica cover
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LUIGI ROSSI
Rossi: La Lyra d'Orfeo / Arpa Davidica
L'arpeggiata, Véronique Gens (soprano), Philippe Jaroussky, Jakub Józef OrliƄski (counter-tenors), Christina Pluhar (theorbo), Christina Pluhar (harp)
[ Erato / Warner Classics / 3 CD/Book - due 22/Nov/2019 ]
The latest album from Christina Pluhar and her instrumental ensemble L'Arpeggiata sheds new light on the chamber cantatas of 17th century Italian composer, Luigi Rossi.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (LP) cover
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TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (LP)
Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev
[ Mariinsky / LP - due 29/Nov/2019 ]
The Mariinsky Label presents the first vinyl issue of Valery Gergiev's powerful recording of Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, captured live at Salle Pleyel in January 2010.