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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Takemitsu: Complete Music for Solo Guitar cover
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TAKEMITSU
Takemitsu: Complete Music for Solo Guitar
Andrea Dieci
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) is one of Japan's foremost 20th century composers, an innovator combining elements of oriental and occidental philosophy to create a sound uniquely his own, fusing opposites together such as sound with silence, the east...
Clarinet Trios cover
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FRÜHLING & ZEMLINSKY
Clarinet Trios
Davide Bandieri, Joel Marosi, Marja-Liisa Marosi
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
Alexander Zemlinsky lived from 1871 till 1942, born and bred in Vienna, and his whole life very much a child of his city. Vienna at the turn of the century was the scene of far-reaching cultural changes, the Romantic Era of Brahms, Wagner and Mahler...
Laurenzi: La Finta Savia, Arias cover
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LAURENZI
Laurenzi: La Finta Savia, Arias
Ensemble Sezione Aurea, Filippo Pantieri
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
This new recording presents a selection of the most beautiful arias from La finta savia written for Venice in 1643 by Filiberto Laurenzi (1620-1651), a composer from Bertinoro. Laurenzi worked between Rome and the most renowned courts of Italy and...
Bononcini: Divertimenti da Camera, Transcription for Harpsichord; cover
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BONONCINI
Bononcini: Divertimenti da Camera, Transcription for Harpsichord;
Giovanni Paganelli (harpsichord)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Like many of his compatriots Giovanni Battista Bononcini left his native country Italy to spread his wings across Europe, serving at important posts in Vienna and Berlin, to finally settle in London, where he became a fashionable composer and...
Bonporti: Sonatas Op.2 for 2 Violins and B.C. cover
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FRANCESCO ANTONIO BONPORTI
Bonporti: Sonatas Op.2 for 2 Violins and B.C.
Labirinti Armonici
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Francesco Bonporti (1672-1749) lived for the largest part of his life in Trento, his native town. He studied in Rome, and was influenced by Arcangelo Corelli, whose style of imitative counterpoint he invests with dramatic elements. His fame spread...
Mya Senhor Velida: Medieval Lais & Cantigas from France & Spain; cover
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TRADITIONAL
Mya Senhor Velida: Medieval Lais & Cantigas from France & Spain;
Malandanca, Francisco Luengo
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
This fascinating program features 12th and 13th century music for the Virgin Mary, as sung by medieval troubadours. Central theme is Courtly Love, in its profane, carnal manifestation and in its divine, spiritual manifestation. The music originates...
Mendelssohn: Organ Music cover
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MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: Organ Music
Matthias Havinga (organ)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) received his main musical education from the famous teacher and composer Carl Friedrich Zelter, who thoroughly schooled him in traditional composition, counterpoint and music history. Zelter was also a great Bach admirer...
Dussek: Sonatas Op.39 & Op.25 No.2 cover
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DUSSEK
Dussek: Sonatas Op.39 & Op.25 No.2
Piet Kuijken (fortepiano)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
The continuation of an exciting new project: the recording of the complete piano sonatas by Dussek! Johann Ladislaus Dussek (1760-1812) was born in rural Bohemia. He led a restless life, travelling Europe as a keyboard virtuoso and settling in...
Mattheson:12 Suites for Harpsichord cover
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JOHANN MATTHESON
Mattheson:12 Suites for Harpsichord
Alessandro Simonetto (harpsichord)
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Johann Mattheson (1681-1764) is mainly remembered as a scholar, author of books on music theory, but he was also a brilliant and prolific composer. A child prodigy he learned several languages and played numerous instruments, like the keyboard,...
Correa de Arauxo: Organ Music; cover
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CORREA DE ARAUXO
Correa de Arauxo: Organ Music;
Francesco Cera
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
17th-century Spanish toccatas, fantasias and inventions by a master organ composer from Seville. It may be pure coincidence, but in 1626, it was two enlightened intellectuals from Seville - artist Diego Velázquez and composer Francisco Correa de...
Lalo: Le roi d'Ys (Complete Opera recorded in 1957) cover
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EDOUARD LALO
Lalo: Le roi d'Ys (Complete Opera recorded in 1957)
Janine Micheau, Rita Gorr, Henri Legay, Jean Borthayre / Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion française, André Cluytens
[ Erato The Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
Lalo's Le Roi d'Ys draws on the same Breton myth of a submerged city as Debussy's La Cathédrale engloutie. A great success at its 1888 premiere at Paris's Opéra Comique, it even reached the Metropolitan Opera, New York, but its current rarity on the...
Delibes: Lakme (Complete Opera recorded in 1971) cover
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LEO DELIBES
Delibes: Lakme (Complete Opera recorded in 1971)
Mady Mesple, Charles Burles, Roger Soyer / Opera-Comique / Alain Lombard
[ Erato The Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
"Mady Mesplé's very French, light girlish tone admirably suggests the virginal character and innocence of the heroine: her intonation is impeccable, her coloratura seemingly effortless" Gramophone
Lubeck: Complete Harpsichord and Organ Music; cover
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VINCENT LÜBECK
Lubeck: Complete Harpsichord and Organ Music;
Manuel Tomadin
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
Vincent Lübeck lived from 1654 till 1740. He is one of the most important composers of the North-German Organ School, the organist of the Nikolai Church in Hamburg, one of the most important churches, housing an impressive Arp Schnitger organ. This...
Bozza: Complete Works for Solo Flute cover
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EUGENE BOZZA
Bozza: Complete Works for Solo Flute
Marieke Schneemann (flute)
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
First recording: the complete works for flute solo by Bozza! • Eugène Bozza lived from 1905-1991. Born in Nice, he studied at the Paris Conservatoire and did brilliantly in violin, conducting and composition. Bozza lived through most of the 20th...
Porpora: Cello Concertos & Sonatas cover
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NICOLA PORPORA
Porpora: Cello Concertos & Sonatas
Musica Perduta, Renato Criscuolo
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
This new recording brings together all Nicola Porpora's works for cello and continuo-with or without strings- from well-known works to unpublished pieces by, or at least attributed to, the great Neapolitan master. Most of the unpublished works come...
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Complete Opera recorded in 1967) cover
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GIACOMO PUCCINI
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Complete Opera recorded in 1967)
Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Anna di Stasio, Rolando Panerai / Rome Opera, Sir John Barbirolli
[ Warner Classics The Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
'a performance that will remind you of the first time you fell in love with this opera' (Good CD Guide)
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (Complete Opera recorded in 1958) cover
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GAETANO DONIZETTI
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (Complete Opera recorded in 1958)
Rosanna Carteri, Luigi Alva, Giuseppe Taddei, Rolando Panerai / Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Tullio Serafin
[ Warner Classics The Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
L'elisir d'amore is an 'essential' Italian comic opera and this 1958 recording, recorded with the forces of La Scala, Milan has a distinctively Italian pedigree. If its Nemorino, Luigi Alva, was born in Peru, he trained and established his reputation...
Tallis: The Votive Antiphons cover
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THOMAS TALLIS
Tallis: The Votive Antiphons
The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
The monumental votive antiphon settings are among the highlights of Hyperion's Tallis recordings from Andrew Carwood and The Cardinall's Musick, the composer's evolving style a musical response to the religious vicissitudes of the time. This...
Berlioz: Harold In Italy & Other Orchestral Works cover
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HECTOR BERLIOZ / CARL MARIA VON WEBER
Berlioz: Harold In Italy & Other Orchestral Works
Lawrence Power (viola), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
'Wine, blood, joy and rage mingle in mutual intoxication and make music together' was Berlioz's (impractical) description of the finale of 'Harold': he would surely have rejoiced in this impassioned performance from Lawrence Power, Andrew Manze and...
Schubert: Piano Sonata & Impromptus cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schubert: Piano Sonata & Impromptus
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
The heavenly lengths of Schubert's last piano sonata and second set of impromptus - Marc-André Hamelin captures the other-worldliness of these sublime, quintessentially 'late' works as do few other pianists.