The following classical CD titles are due for release / re-release in the near future.
Brahms: Piano Sonata no.3 & Fantasien op.116
Adam Laloum (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 1/Oct/2021 ]
After his recent Schubert album, Adam Laloum pays a visit to Brahms: the young prodigy of the early 1850s immediately established himself as the worthy heir of Beethoven and Schumann with his dazzling Sonata no.3. Almost forty years later, we find...
Melancolía - Música Temprana
Olalla Alemán (soprano), Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel, Luciana Cueto (mezzo-soprano) Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel / Música Temprana
[ Pentatone / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
Música Temprana, one of today's most exciting Hispanic early music ensembles, presents its first PENTATONE album Melancolía, on which they present Spanish courtly songs on mourning and unrequited love around 1500 together with the apocalyptic...
Seria Ludo - Piano music by Graham Lynch
Albert Kim & Paul Sánchez (piano)
[ Divine Art Records / CD - due 8/Oct/2021 ]
English composer Graham Lynch (b. 1957) is a master of his craft, a composer whose writing is exceptionally detailed, with specific articulations and layerings; not designed for show, but for better expressing the subject matter of his works, many of...
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D899 / Moments Musicaux, D780 / Rosamunde transcriptions
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
[ Erato / CD - due 22/Oct/2021 ]
When Tharaud performed the Impromptus at London's Wigmore Hall in 2014, The Guardian wrote: "He got to the heart of the beauties and abysses of this music."
JAN IGNACY PADEREWSKI
Paderewski: Songs and Mélodies / Suite in G major / Nocturne
Alina Adamski (Soprano) Agata Schmidt (Mezzo-soprano) / Capella Bydgostiensis, Mariusz Smolij
[ Naxos / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
Although Paderewski is more readily associated with his career as a legendary virtuoso pianist, his modest output of 70 orchestral, instrumental and vocal works deserves to be more widely known.
FRANZ IGNAZ BECK
Beck: L'Isle deserte, Opéra comique in one acte
Ana Maria Labin, Samantha Gaul, Theodore Browne, Fabian Kelly, La Stagione Frankfurt, Michael Schneider
[ CPO / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
Franz Ignaz Beck is one of the most fascinating composers of the eighteenth century, a musical visionary as well as a »genuine European« with roots in Mannheim. His opera L'isle déserte, long regarded as lost, has resurfaced in a score manuscript in...
Mozart: Violin Concertos 1 & 2
Arabella Steinbacher (violin) / Festival Strings Lucerne, Daniel Dodds
[ Pentatone / CD - due 1/Oct/2021 ]
After having recorded Mozart's last three violin concertos in 2014, Arabella Steinbacher, the Festival Strings Lucerne and its leader Daniel Dodds now complete the cycle by presenting Mozart's less well-known, but equally enchanting Violin Concertos...
DMITRI LVOVICH KLEBANOV
Klebanov: Chamber Works
[ Chandos / CD - due 15/Oct/2021 ]
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory) is among Canada's most distinguished cultural ambassadors. It focuses on researching and recovering music suppressed under the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century and marginalised...
Le fier virtuose. Le clavecin de Louis XIII
Arnaud De Pasquale
[ Château de Versailles Spectacles / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
One hundred and fifty years of harpsichord music at Versailles, under the reigns of Louis XIII, Louis XIV and Louis XV: French harpsichord music is inseparable from the Court, which gave rise to its greatest performers. The Harp¬sichord Cycle at...
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto, Bacchanale & Symphony No. 1
Astrig Siranossian (cello), Philharmonie Südwestfalen; Nabil Shehata
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 8/Oct/2021 ]
The year 2021 marks the centenary of the death of Camille Saint-Saëns, the French pianist, organist, critic and great Romantic composer. The cellist Astrig Siranossian, whose tribute album to Nadia Boulanger (Dear Mademoiselle, ALPHA635) recently...
DONIZETTI / LEONCAVALLO / MASCAGNI / PUCCINI / VERDI
Italian Tenor Arias
Azer Zada (tenor) / Kiev Virtuosi Symphony, Dmitry Yablonsky
[ Naxos / CD - due 10/Oct/2021 ]
The Italian operatic repertoire offers some of the most passionate and much-loved music in the classical canon. In this outstanding collection, Azer Zada has selected music of moving intensity, dramatic power and spiritual resolve.
Chopin: Études Op. 25 / 4 Scherzi
Beatrice Rana (piano)
[ Warner Classics / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
'Beatrice Rana set a new standard. She made the Chopin sound as poetic and colorful as anything he ever wrote. Her playing was refined and soft-spoken in its brilliance throughout. She had the audience rapt.' - The New York Times
DUSAPIN / FOCCROULLE / HOSOKAWA / JOLAS / LACOTE
30 Years of New Organ Works (1991-2021)
Bernard Foccroulle; Sonia Wieder-Atherton; Yoann Tardivel
[ Fuga Libera / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
During the years in which Bernard Foccroulle was successively director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, he never ceased to devote himself to his instrument, the organ, regularly making recordings, giving...
J. S. BACH
The Imaginary Music Book of J.S Bach
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 8/Oct/2021 ]
Johann Sebastian Bach has made the reputation of Café Zimmermann ever since the ensemble was formed in 1999. This new recording presents the music of the Leipzig Kantor from a different angle, that of the notebooks in which musicians wrote down...
Cappella Mediterranea; Chœur de Chambre de Namur; Leonardo García Alarcón
[ Alpha Classics / 2 CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
Monteverdi's L'Orfeo is naturally an iconic work for Leonardo García Alarcón. The Argentinian conductor has performed and matured his interpretation of Monteverdi's masterpiece throughout his life. Together with his group of soloists, the Namur...
Hybrid / C
[ Outnote Records / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
HYBRID/C is a musical and cultural fusion project with a common point that is Afro-Cuban music and jazz. Jazz serves as a vehicle on this journey to the roots of Cuban music and Afro- Cuban culture from a modern musical perspective. Born in Spain to...
Infinite Bach: Bach Recomposed by Johan Ullén
Christian Svarfvar (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Johan Ullén (conductor)
[ Rubicon / CD - due 19/Nov/2021 ]
'The Bach violin concertos are not only one of the Baroque period highlights, but are one of the foundations of the entire history of music' writes Swedish violinist Christian Svarfvar on his new album of Bach Re Composed by fellow Swede Johan Ullén....
Regnart: Missa Christ ist erstanden & other works
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Oct/2021 ]
Two substantial Mass settings, sounding here as though Regnart might have written them specifically for the glorious voices of Cinquecento: this is a welcome contribution to the restoration of an important but still under-appreciated figure.
No Time for Chamber Music
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
Collectif9 is a Montreal-based string ensemble whose main focus is an original exploration of the classical repertoire, including transcriptions for chamber ensemble of large-scale works. Alpha is starting a collaboration with this innovative group...
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Mass No. 16 'Coronation Mass' / Missa longa
Carolina Ullrich, Marie Henriette Reinhold, Angelo Pollak, Konstantin Krimmel /Cologne West German Radio Chorus, Cologne Chamber, Christoph Poppen
[ Naxos / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
The occasion for the composition of Mozart's Missa longa is still a matter of speculation, but the Mass remains an exceptional work with its elaborate choral writing, extended orchestration and dramatic changes.