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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Marvellous Mezzo-Soprano and Contralto: Best Loved Opera Arias cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Marvellous Mezzo-Soprano and Contralto: Best Loved Opera Arias
Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano), Sonia Ganassi (mezzo-soprano), Marjana Lipovšek (mezzo-soprano), Ewa Podleś (contralto)
[ Naxos / CD - due 23/Apr/2021 ]
Portraying characters such as Rossini's lovestruck heroines, Verdi's dramatic roles and the seductive Carmen, the mezzo voice is valued for a tone that embodies richness and sensuality in all its operatic variety.
Liszt: Complete Piano Music Vol. 57 cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: Complete Piano Music Vol. 57
Alexandre Dossin (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
It was natural for virtuoso performer Franz Liszt to expand his repertoire by transcribing his songs for solo piano. The human voice is the purest of musical instruments, and composers have always been inspired by its warmth, expression and emotional...
…and… cover
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ARVO PART / JULIA WOLFE / CAROLINE SHAW
…and…
Ars Nova Copenhagen, Paul Hillier
[ Naxos / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
… and … …a collection of sacred music by Arvo Pärt, Julia Wolfe, Caroline Shaw, interspersed with songs from the Laudario di Cortona, Italy.
Russian Piano Trio Volume 3 cover
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RIMSKY-KORSAKOV / CUI / BORODIN
Russian Piano Trio Volume 3
The Brahms Trio
[ 8574114 / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov's influence as composer and teacher was profound in Russia and beyond, yet his chamber music has been overshadowed by his operas and orchestral works. The unfinished Piano Trio in C minor was completed by his son-in-law...
Schumann: Lieder Edition, Vol. 10 cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN
Schumann: Lieder Edition, Vol. 10
Caroline Melzer (soprano), Anke Vondung (mezzo-soprano), Simon Bode (tenor), Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Some of Schumann's early songs, such as Lied für xxx, show the influence of Schubert, but it was in 1840, his 'Year of Song', that Schumann fully turned his attention to vocal music. The Zweistimmige Lieder, Op. 43 were the first that he composed...
Music From The Guatemalan City Cathedral Archive cover
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CASTELLANOS / DURON / TORRES etc
Music From The Guatemalan City Cathedral Archive
El Mundo, Richard Savino
[ Naxos / CD - due 23/Apr/2021 ]
Spanish colonies in Central and South America emerged as wellsprings of cultural activity throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The meeting of indigenous populations with Latin American cathedrals and courtly life resulted in styles bearing the...
Booming Bass & Baritone: Best Loved Opera Arias cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Booming Bass & Baritone: Best Loved Opera Arias
Lado Ataneli (Baritone), Matthias Goerne, (Baritone), Carlo Colombara (Bass), Samuel Ramey (Bass)
[ Naxos / CD - due 23/Apr/2021 ]
From the jack-of-all-trades, Figaro, to the impotent jester Rigoletto, and from the heroic William Tell to the mischievous Méphistophélès, these larger-than-life characters for baritone and bass represent the grandeur of great music combined with...
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DARON HAGEN
Hagen: Orson Rehearsed
Omar Mulero and Robert Frankenberry (tenors), Robert Orth (baritone), Fifth House Ensemble, Roger Zahab
[ Naxos / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Daron Hagen is a Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Kennedy Center Friedheim Award-winning composer, with a catalog of internationally performed work spanning four decades. His operafilm Orson Rehearsed is the psychological, emotional, and spiritual...
A Journey: Calm Romantic Piano Music, Vol. 2 cover
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Peter Breiner (piano)
A Journey: Calm Romantic Piano Music, Vol. 2
[ Naxos / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Slovak-born Peter Breiner is one of the world's most versatile musicians. He is an acclaimed pianist, arranger and conductor with compositions that are universally admired, and whose Beatles Go Baroque album (8.555010) has to date sold a quarter of a...
Fisher: Symphonies Nos. 1-6 cover
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JOHN ABRAHAM FISHER
Fisher: Symphonies Nos. 1-6
Petra Žďárská, Harpsichord Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice Michael Halász
[ Naxos / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
Described as having 'natural genius', John Abraham Fisher was a significant figure in London during the second half of the 18th century. A virtuoso violinist, he also wrote admired stage works for the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. His orchestral...
Bach: Sonatas & Partitas cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach: Sonatas & Partitas
Augustin Hadelich
[ Warner Classics / CD - due 9/Apr/2021 ]
"Recording Bach's complete Six Sonatas and Partitas has long been a dream of mine," says Augustin Hadelich "They are formidable tests of technical ability and stamina, but also of musical imagination and expressive range - they never cease to provide...
Music for the King of Scots cover
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ANONYMOUS
Music for the King of Scots
The Binchois Consort / Andrew Kirkman
[ Hyperion / CD - due 2/Apr/2021 ]
A re-creation of the music combined with a technological reconstruction of the acoustic in Linlithgow Chapel: this is a project which offers a fascinating perspective on how such repertoire might originally have been heard.
Mozart: The complete multipiano concertos cover
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MultiPiano Ensemble, English Chamber Orchestra
Mozart: The complete multipiano concertos
[ Hyperion / CD - due 2/Apr/2021 ]
The Larghetto and Allegro in E flat major is mature Mozart-contemporary with Idomeneo and Die Entführung-but remains incomplete. Tomer Lev has finished the job brilliantly, making it the perfect companion for Mozart's official concertos for two and...
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 9/Apr/2021 ]
MusicAeterna's recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 is the long-awaited sister-recording to Teodor Currentzis' and musicAeterna's Beethoven Symphony No. 5 album. Recorded at the Vienna Konzerthaus in August 2018.
McDowall: Sacred Choral Music cover
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CECILIA MCDOWALL
McDowall: Sacred Choral Music
Trinity College Choir Cambridge / Stephen Layton
[ Hyperion / CD - due 2/Apr/2021 ]
McDowall's keen sensitivity to text and her flair for writing vocal lines that are grateful to sing are just two of the virtues which justify the success of her choral music. Her original and distinctive voice is well served by Stephen Layton and his...
Officina Romana: A Wonder Lab at the Dawn of the 18th Century cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Officina Romana: A Wonder Lab at the Dawn of the 18th Century
Carlo Vistoli (countertenor) / Le Stagioni, Paolo Zanzu (direction)
[ Arcana / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
Following the success of his solo recordings, Paolo Zanzu returns at the head of his ensemble Le Stagioni with 'Officina Romana', featuring the countertenor Carlo Vistoli. In the early eighteenth century, Rome was one of the great music capitals of...
Thierry Escaich: Cris cover
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Chœur de Radio France, Maîtrise de Radio France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Solistes de l'Orchestre National de France
Thierry Escaich: Cris
[ Formations musicales de Radio France / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
For its 28th edition in 2018, the Festival Présences of Radio France paid tribute to Thierry Escaich -one of the greatest French living composers. Composer, but also organist and improviser, Thierry Escaich does not dissociate the three aspects of...
Thoughts About the Piano cover
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VARIOUS ARTISTS
Thoughts About the Piano
Claudia Chan (piano)
[ B Records / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
Inspired by her fruitful residence at Royaumont Abbey and drawing on dual musical influences from America and Europe, Canadian pianist Claudia Chan explores the mysteries of contemporary music in this CD. She thus takes us on a magical journey...
Bach: 'Meins Lebens Licht' Cantata BWV 45-198 & Motet BWV 118 cover
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J.S BACH
Bach: 'Meins Lebens Licht' Cantata BWV 45-198 & Motet BWV 118
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe (director) / Dorothee Mields (soprano), Alex Potter (alto), Thomas Hobbs (tenor), Peter Kooij (bass)
[ Phi / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
After a widely acclaimed St John Passion in 2020 (Gramophone Editor's Choice, BBC Music Magazine Choice, Trophée Radio Classique), Philippe Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale Gent continue their in-depth exploration of the works of the composer who...
César Franck: Triptyques -Piano Works cover
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CÉSAR FRANCK
César Franck: Triptyques -Piano Works
Daniel Isoir (piano)
[ Muso / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
The pianist Daniel Isoir is the son of one of the greatest French organists, who died in 2016, André Isoir. Like all children of musicians, he was bathed in music from birth, was impregnated with the organ repertory and notably with the works of...