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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Kalinka: The loveliest Russian folk songs cover
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TRADITIONAL
Kalinka: The loveliest Russian folk songs
Red Star Red Army Chorus, Anatoly N. Bazhalkin
[ Warner Classics Inspiration / CD - due 6/Sep/2019 ]
"Kalinka" beautifully captures the brash power and deep emotions of the Red Star Red Army Chorus.
Handel: Cantatas; Arias cover
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GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Cantatas; Arias
Helen Watts (contralto), Robert Tear (tenor) / Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - due 1/Aug/2019 ]
Of the works by Handel presented here, three are cantatas devoted to the Patron Saint of music, St. Cecilia, another is an Italian cantata that was probably presented for a private patron in Rome, while the remaining two works are drawn from Handel's...
Sailing By - 25 British Light Classics cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Sailing By - 25 British Light Classics
Iain Sutherland Concert Orchestra, Iain Sutherland
[ Alto / CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
Iain Sutherland was awarded the Gold Badge of Merit by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors for Lifetime Achievement and his unique contribution to British Music.
Jewels from French Ballet cover
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Hit Musical Double: My Fair Lady / Oliver! cover
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Original Broadway Cast [Fair Lady] / Original London Cast [Oliver!]
Hit Musical Double: My Fair Lady / Oliver!
[ ALTO / CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
Casts include Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Robert Coote, Georgia Brown Ron Moody, Danny Sewell, and, Hope Jackman
Liszt: Piano Transcriptions - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: Piano Transcriptions - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Idil Biret (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
"offers greater temperament and excitement than many of the orchestral versions. A pianistic tour de force" ClassicCD
Stamitz: Symphonies, Vol. 3 - Op. 3, Nos. 1 and 3-6 cover
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JOHANN STAMITZ
Stamitz: Symphonies, Vol. 3 - Op. 3, Nos. 1 and 3-6
Musica Viva Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Rudin
[ Naxos / CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
Johann Stamitz was one of the pioneering figures in symphonic music before the emergence of Haydn.
Myaskovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 13 cover
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NIKOLAI MYASKOVSKY
Myaskovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 13
Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Rudin
[ Naxos / CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
With 27 symphonies to his name, Nikolay Myaskovsky is known as the 'father of the Soviet symphony', his legacy placing him in the same line as other great Russian symphonists such as Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Myaskovsky's richly Romantic Symphony...
Busoni.: Piano Music, Vol. 11 - Piano Sonatina No. 5 / Edizione minore della Fantasia contrappuntistica / Bach - 10 Chorale Preludes cover
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FERRUCCIO BUSONI
Busoni.: Piano Music, Vol. 11 - Piano Sonatina No. 5 / Edizione minore della Fantasia contrappuntistica / Bach - 10 Chorale Preludes
Wolf Harden (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
Transcriptions occupied Ferruccio Busoni from early in his career, but his famously Romantic version of the Chaconne in D minor (Naxos 8.555699) contrasts with the later and more austere Sonatina brevis based on Bach's Fantasy and Fugue in D minor,...
Helen Watts - Lieder Recital cover
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WOLF / SCHUMANN / SCHUBERT / BRAHMS
Helen Watts - Lieder Recital
Helen Watts (contralto), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - due 1/Aug/2019 ]
Presented on CD for the first time and newly remastered, a pair of Romantic Lieder recitals by the Welsh contralto who inherited the mantle of Kathleen Ferrier.
Songs for Courtiers and Cavaliers [recorded 1956 - 1958] cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Songs for Courtiers and Cavaliers [recorded 1956 - 1958]
Helen Watts (contralto), Thurston Dart (harpsichord) Philomusica of London
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - due 1/Aug/2019 ]
Three L'Oiseau-Lyre LPs celebrating the art of a much-loved contralto, newly remastered and compiled together for the first time, including material new to CD.
Erich Kleiber, Jean Martinon - The Decca 78s cover
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BEETHOVEN / MOZART / CHABRIER / RAVEL / etc
Erich Kleiber, Jean Martinon - The Decca 78s
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Erich Kleiber, Jean Martinon, with Eugenia Zareska (mezzo-soprano)
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
'[Kleiber] sets a norm, from the outset, of genuine, much-felt happiness … immensely wide dynamic range.' Gramophone, December 1951 (Kleiber: Beethoven 'Pastoral')
Falla: El sombrero de tres picos (The Three Cornered Hat) / El Amor Brujo / etc cover
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MANUEL de FALLA
Falla: El sombrero de tres picos (The Three Cornered Hat) / El Amor Brujo / etc
Teresa Berganza (soprano) Marina de Gabarin (mezzo-soprano) / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
During the war, Falla wrote a pantomime ballet titled El Corregidor y la Molinera ('The Magistrate and the Miller's Wife') based on a novella by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Sergei Diaghilev, founder of the Ballets Russes, was at the 1917 premiere....
'Finest Hour' Winston Churchill's Greatest Speeches / Nostalgic Wartime News Bulletins cover
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WINSTON CHURCHILL
'Finest Hour' Winston Churchill's Greatest Speeches / Nostalgic Wartime News Bulletins
Winston Churchill
[ Alto / 2 CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
150 minutes of stirring nostalgia Wartime Speeches and 24 Wartime BBC News Bulletins.
Baroque Gender Stories cover
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Rossini: Eduardo e Cristina (complete opera) cover
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GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Rossini: Eduardo e Cristina (complete opera)
Baurzhan Anderzhano, Laura Polverelli, Silvia Dalla Benetta, Kenneth Tarver, Xiang Xu / Virtuosi Brunensis, Gianluigi Gelmetti
[ Naxos / 2 CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
Rossini's Eduardo e Cristina was a huge success in its day, but as perhaps the last centone opera (one assembled from previously existing material) by a major composer, it became forgotten under the subsequent tide of Romantic idealism. Today we can...
Riley: Sun Rings cover
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TERRY RILEY
Riley: Sun Rings
Kronos Quartet
[ Nonesuch / Warner / CD - due 30/Aug/2019 ]
Kronos Quartet's groundbreaking 2002 collaboration with composer Terry Riley, Sun Rings, is available in full for the first time. Riley incorporates into his composition "space sounds" (plasma waves) that NASA had collected from the Voyager probes,...
Strauss, (R.) - Don Quixote, Op. 35 / Cello Sonata / etc cover
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Strauss, (R.) - Don Quixote, Op. 35 / Cello Sonata / etc
Daniel Müller-Schott (cello) / Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis, with Herbert Schuch (piano)
[ ORFEO / CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
During his long and exceptionally fruitful creative life, Richard Strauss (18641949) composed only a few works for the cello. Only three have survived and small as that number may seem, those cello works are critical to the composers development....
Mozart: The String Quintets cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: The String Quintets
Griller Quartet, with William Primrose, viola
[ Vanguard Classics / 2 CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
"Without a doubt, this is one of the most important chamber music recordings ever made." 10/10 ClassicsToday
Handel's Queens cover
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JOSEPH PHIBBS / W. A. MOZART
Handel's Queens
Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan / London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham
[ Signum / CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
Handel's Queens features some of the most exquisite pieces of music written by G.F. Handel and his contemporaries for the two finest singers of the eighteenth century, Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni. Often wrongfully framed as rivals, these...