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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Paderewski: Songs and Mélodies / Suite in G major / Nocturne cover
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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.
Mozart: Mass No. 16 'Coronation Mass' / Missa longa cover
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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.
Saint-Georges: Symphonies concertantes / Symphony in G major cover
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JOSEPH BOULOGNE SAINT-GEORGES
Saint-Georges: Symphonies concertantes / Symphony in G major
Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Michael Halász
[ Naxos / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges was a brilliant swordsman, athlete, violin virtuoso and gifted composer, with a claim to being the most talented figure in an age of remarkable individuals. He was an early and important exponent of the...
Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 cover
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MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG
Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4
East-West Chamber Orchestra, Rostislav Krimer
[ Naxos / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
Symphonic thinking dominated Mieczysław Weinberg's final decade, and these chamber symphonies are part of an interrelated sequence that reworks and cites earlier pieces.
Azevedo: Hukvaldy Cycle cover
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SERGIO AZEVEDO
Azevedo: Hukvaldy Cycle
Ensemble Darcos, Nuno Côrte-Real
[ Naxos / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
Taking its title from the village in which Leoš Janáček was born, this album of chamber works by the prize winning Portuguese composer Sérgio Azevedo reveals his deep affinity for the music and personality of the great Czech composer.
Saint-Saens: Danse macabre / Introduction et rondo capriccioso / Havanaise / Air de Dalila cover
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CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS
Saint-Saens: Danse macabre / Introduction et rondo capriccioso / Havanaise / Air de Dalila
Fanny Clamagirand (violin) & Vanya Cohen (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
Saint-Saëns composed many original works for the violin. He also took the art of arrangement to new heights of refinement, believing his transcriptions were independent of their models, following the precedent of composers such as Liszt.
Czerny: Romantic Piano Fantasies on Sir Walter Scott's Novels cover
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CARL CZERNY
Czerny: Romantic Piano Fantasies on Sir Walter Scott's Novels
Pei-I Wang, Samuel Gingher (piano duet)
[ Naxos / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
Carl Czerny's instructional exercises may be his lasting legacy but there remain numerous largely forgotten pieces that reveal important elements of his compositional range.
Binge: Elizabethan Serenade / Scottish Rhapsody / Sailing By cover
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RONALD BINGE
Binge: Elizabethan Serenade / Scottish Rhapsody / Sailing By
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ernest Tomlinson
[ Naxos / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
'one way and another this must be one of the most successful of this excellent series, and it can only heighten the standing of a fine English light music composer' (Gramophone)
Farrenc: Music for Violin & Piano cover
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LOUISE FARRENC
Farrenc: Music for Violin & Piano
Italian Rest Ensemble
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 24/Sep/2021 ]
Louise Farrenc was one of the first successful female composers in 19th century France. Born in a family of high artistic activity, she became an accomplished pianist (having had lessons with Moscheles and Hummel), eventually holding a professorship
Alexander Gadjiev - Live cover
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HAYDN / CHOPIN / MESSIAEN / VINE / SCRIABIN / PROKOFIEV / etc
Alexander Gadjiev - Live
Alexander Gadjiev (piano)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD Box Set - due 1/Oct/2021 ]
ALEXANDER GADJIEV, winner of the 2021 Sydney International Piano Competition, makes his debut recording for Decca (Australia) on the Eloquence "New Series" imprint, devoted to brand new recordings.
Italian Tenor Arias cover
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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.
Wranitzky, (P.): Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 cover
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PAUL WRANITZKY
Wranitzky, (P.): Orchestral Works, Vol. 3
Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Marek Štilec
[ Naxos / CD - due 10/Oct/2021 ]
Paul Wranitzky moved to Vienna from his native Moravia at the age of 20, mixing with the likes of Haydn and Mozart. As the most important symphonist in Vienna in the late 1790s, his style influenced the early symphonies of Beethoven.
Roots - 21st Century Greek Music for Guitar cover
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CESAR FRANCK
Roots - 21st Century Greek Music for Guitar
Dimitris Soukaras (guitar) / Audentia Ensemble; L'Anima String Quartet and Ensemble
[ Naxos American Classics / CD - due 10/Oct/2021 ]
The music in this programme covers a spectrum of genres that have flourished in Greece in recent years, from jazz to contemporary avant-garde. These have all had a strong impact on guitarist Dimitris Soukaras's development as an artist, and in making...
Schumann: Arrangements for Piano Duet, Vol. 6 - Overture, Scherzo and Finale / Piano Concerto / The Bride of Messina: Overture cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN
Schumann: Arrangements for Piano Duet, Vol. 6 - Overture, Scherzo and Finale / Piano Concerto / The Bride of Messina: Overture
Eckerle Piano Duo
[ Naxos / CD - due 10/Oct/2021 ]
In the days before sound recording, orchestral music was often arranged in versions for piano duet as a way for the public to hear, play and enjoy music by the great composers of the day.
Farwell: Songs, Choral and Piano Works (America's Neglected Composer) cover
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ARTHUR FARWELL
Farwell: Songs, Choral and Piano Works (America's Neglected Composer)
Emanuele ArciuliI (piano), Dakota String Quartet, University of Texas Chamber Singers
[ Naxos American Classics / CD - due 10/Oct/2021 ]
Arthur Farwell has been called 'the most neglected composer in [American musical] history.' Hounded by accusations of 'cultural appropriation,' he has posthumously fallen prey to changing notions of cultural authenticity. As the leader of the...
Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango / 6 Études tanguistiques / Balada para mi muerte cover
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ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango / 6 Études tanguistiques / Balada para mi muerte
Kazunori Seo, flute, Vicente Coves, guitar
[ Naxos / CD - due 10/Oct/2021 ]
The combination of flute and guitar was a feature of early tango recordings - instruments central both to the genre and to the music of Astor Piazzolla.
Long ago and far away - Classic Songs of Love and Romance cover
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BERLIN / GERSHWIN / FIELDS / PORTER / ELLINGTON / RODGERS / etc
Long ago and far away - Classic Songs of Love and Romance
Mary Carewe (vocal) / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Graham Bickley
[ Naxos / CD - due 10/Oct/2021 ]
This album of some of the 20th century's most captivating songs and standards are heard here in dazzling new arrangements by Richard Balcombe. With a perfect marriage of words and music, these classic songs have a timeless appeal.
Wolf-Ferrari: Overtures and Intermezzi (Complete) cover
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ERMANNO WOLF-FERRARI
Wolf-Ferrari: Overtures and Intermezzi (Complete)
Oviedo Filarmonía, Friedrich Haider
[ Naxos / CD - due 10/Oct/2021 ]
With his early theatrical successes, Wolf-Ferrari brought a transparency of sound and a sense of lightness and charm to the realm of Italian opera. Alongside these qualities came a renewal of opera buffa, of which he proved to be a master.
Berners: A Wedding Bouquet / Luna Park / March cover
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LORD BERNERS
Berners: A Wedding Bouquet / Luna Park / March
RTÉ Sinfonietta & Chamber Choir, Kenneth Alwyn
[ Naxos / CD - due 10/Oct/2021 ]
Lord Berners' compositions, often satirical in intention, include ballets for Diaghilev and for Sadler's Wells.
Vierne: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 cover
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LOUIS VIERNE
Vierne: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1
Sergio Monteiro (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 10/Oct/2021 ]
Louis Vierne is renowned as one of the most brilliant of all French organ composers. His piano works are little known despite their colourful, imaginative and inspiring treatment of the instrument.