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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Rossini: Chamber Music and rarities Vol. 2 cover
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GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
Rossini: Chamber Music and rarities Vol. 2
Laura Giordano (soprano), Alessandro Marangoni (piano), Alessandro Luciano (tenor), Bruno Taddia (baritone)
[ Naxos / CD - due 20/Jul/2018 ]
Gioachino Rossini's ambitious younger years saw his composing entirely focused on well-defined projects. In later years he developed musical ideas with or without poetry to hand, and the 'Sins of Old Age' heard here bring together genre songs and...
A l'ombre d'un ormeau cover
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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...
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,...
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
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (Complete Opera) cover
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HENRY PURCELL
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (Complete Opera)
Lynne Dawson (soprano) Gerald Finley (baritone) / Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Rene Jacobs (director)
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
"Lynne Dawson is powerfully expressive as teh doomed heroine, with strong support from rosemary Joshua as Belinda and Gerald Finley as Aeneas" (Five Stars BBC Music June 2006)
Mendelssohn: Choral Works (Lieder) Op. 41, 48, 59, 88, & 100 cover
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: Choral Works (Lieder) Op. 41, 48, 59, 88, & 100
RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
"This is first-class singing, captured in equally first-rate sound (from Berlin's Jesus-Christus-Kirche)-and if you want to fall in love with Mendelssohn's choral writing, this is where it will happen. Highly recommended!" 10/10 Classics Today
Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle cover
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GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle
Krassimira Stoyanova, Birgit Remmert, Steve Davislim, Hanno MAller-Brachmann / RIAS-Kammerchor, Marcus Creed
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD/Book - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
"The soloists are as compelling-bright, fresh voices appealing in timbre and aware of the implications of the texts they're singing. Minor reservations aside, Rossinians won't want to miss this one." (ClassicsToday.com)
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.
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...
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 Princess and the Bear: Strauss (R): Duet-Concertino / Beethoven: Trio / Glinka: Trio pathétique cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS / LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN / MIKHAIL GLINKA
The Princess and the Bear: Strauss (R): Duet-Concertino / Beethoven: Trio / Glinka: Trio pathétique
Laurence Perkins (bassoon), with Sarah Watts (clarinet), Martin Roscoe (piano) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sian Edwards (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jul/2018 ]
The Duet-Concertino is one of those lyrical, bittersweet scores from Strauss's Indian summer. Laurence Perkins argues that behind the notes lies a hitherto little-known programme-whence the album's title-and that this misunderstood work has good...
Stravinsky: Petrushka / Symphonies of Wind Instruments / Orpheus cover
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IGOR STRAVINSKY
Stravinsky: Petrushka / Symphonies of Wind Instruments / Orpheus
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski
[ LPO / CD - due 19/Jul/2018 ]
This recording features one of today's most sought-after conductors, Vladimir Jurowski, who was appointed Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, with many of his recordings on the LPO Label being chosen for special mentions...
Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata & other piano music cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata & other piano music
Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
The 'abundance of intelligence' in Pavel Kolesnikov's pianism which so impressed Gramophone pays particular dividends in Beethoven, the 'Moonlight' sonata sounding newly minted in this remarkable reading.
MacMillan: String Quartets cover
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SIR JAMES MacMILLAN
MacMillan: String Quartets
Royal String Quartet
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jul/2018 ]
The string quartet has been an important medium for Sir James MacMillan since his formative years. From the autobiographical to the abstract, each of his-to date-three numbered examples is a major addition to the repertoire.
Rachmaninov: Études-tableaux cover
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Rachmaninov: Études-tableaux
Stephen Osborne (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jul/2018 ]
The universal critical plaudits which greeted Steven Osborne's recording of the Rachmaninov Preludes are certain to be repeated even more enthusiastically on the release of this version of the wonderful Études-tableaux.
Park: Choral Works cover
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OWAIN PARK
Park: Choral Works
Anita Monserrat (soprano) Owain Park (bass) Karolina Csáthy (alto) / Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
As John Rutter (Owain Park's erstwhile teacher) shrewdly notes in the booklet, Park is one of a new generation of composers whose voice has been informed by music of many styles, traditions and periods. This is indeed music 'for us all to enjoy as...
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 27/1, 31/2, 79 & 109 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 27/1, 31/2, 79 & 109
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 20/Jul/2018 ]
This latest instalment of Angela Hewitt's Beethoven is bookended by the great 'Tempest' and Op 109 sonatas. The performances-incentive enough to acquire this release-are as usual complemented by Angela's own booklet notes which provide real insight...
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.
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