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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Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 26 & 86; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major cover
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HAYDN / MOZART
Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 26 & 86; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major
Aisslinn Nosky (violin) / Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers
[ Coro / CD - due 23/Feb/2018 ]
Continuing their acclaimed live series on CORO, the Handel and Haydn Society presents one of Haydn's early Sturm und Drang (storm and stress) symphonies - No. 26 in D minor. More commonly known as 'Lamentatione' because of its association with Easter...
Bliss: the Beautitudes cover
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SIR ARTHUR BLISS
Bliss: the Beautitudes
Emily Birsan (soprano), Ben Johnson (tenor), Sir Andrew Davis
[ Chandos / CD - due 23/Feb/2018 ]
Excelling in recordings of Delius, Elgar, and Holst, Sir Andrew Davis here presents a spirited programme of works by Sir Arthur Bliss. It follows a recording of Morning Heroes that made the top recommendations of 2015; likewise recorded in...
Vivaldi: Gloria / J.S. Bach: Mass in G Major cover
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VIVALDI / BACH
Vivaldi: Gloria / J.S. Bach: Mass in G Major
Harry Christophers & The Sixteen
[ Coro / CD - due 23/Feb/2018 ]
Vivaldi's Gloria is one of sacred music's most uplifting choral works and a joyful hymn of praise with moments ranging from festive brilliance to profound sadness. Composed in Venice, probably in 1715, for the choir of the Ospedale della Pietà, its...
Wirén: Orchestral Works cover
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Dag Wirén
Wirén: Orchestral Works
Iceland Symphony Orchestra / Rumon Gamba
[ Chandos / CD - due 23/Feb/2018 ]
Bright and lively music from the Swedish composer Dag Wirén is unveiled here in surround-sound by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Rumon Gamba, only a few years after the completion of their Grammy-nominated and highly acclaimed series devoted to...
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (recorded live in 1957) cover
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RICHARD WAGNER
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (recorded live in 1957)
Hans Hotter, Birgit Nilsson, Otakar Kraus, Wolfgang Wingassen, Peter Klein / Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Rudolf Kempe
[ Testament / 13 CD Box Set - due 20/Feb/2018 ]
"The glory here is Birgit Nilsson's gleaming Brünnhilde, already 39 years old, but sounding youthful, touching and tireless. The set is a reminder of the strengths of the company at this period, with Joan Sutherland leading the Rhinemaidens." Sunday
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki, Ann-Helen Moen (soprano), Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo-soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor)
[ BIS / CD - due 9/Feb/2018 ]
Beethoven began composing the Missa solemnis in 1819, when he learned that his patron (and pupil) Archduke Rudolph was going to be appointed Cardinal Archbishop of Olmütz. The plan was for the mass to be ready for performance at the enthronement...
Reich: Pulse / Quartet cover
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STEVE REICH
Reich: Pulse / Quartet
Colin Currie Group / International Contemporary Ensemble
[ Nonesuch / CD - due 5/Feb/2018 ]
Pulse/Quartet collates two previously performed pieces, Quartet and Pulse. The former was performed in 2013 by the Colin Currie Group, and the latter was played in 2015 by the International Contemporary Ensemble. (Both ensembles replayed the...
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 cover
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RACHMANINOV / PROKOFIEV
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Denis Matsuev (Piano) / Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev
[ Mariinsky / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
Born less than 20 years apart, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev were two of the greatest composer-pianists of the 20th Century and their instrument played a central role in many of their greatest works. In this recording, virtuoso pianist Denis Matsuev...
Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 / Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 / Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 cover
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DVORAK / TCHAIKOVSKY / BORODIN
Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 / Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 / Borodin: String Quartet No. 2
Escher String Quartet
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
'Full-blooded quartet playing in the grand, classic manner: extrovert and eloquent' is how the performances of the Escher String Quartet were described in a review of their recording of Mendelssohn's first and fourth quartets in BBC Music Magazine....
Seven Songs - Clarinet Concerto cover
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LARS KARLSSON
Seven Songs - Clarinet Concerto
Gabriel Suovanen (baritone) / Christoffer Sundqvist (clarinet) / Lapland Chamber Orchestra / John Stogards (conductor)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
Lars Karlsson was born in 1953 on Åland, an archipelago in the Baltic Sea which forms part of Finland although its population is Swedish-speaking. He soon moved to Helsinki, however, in order to study at the Sibelius Academy, where his teachers...
Entropia cover
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LAURI PORRA
Entropia
Jaako Kuusisto
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
Great-grandson of composer Jean Sibelius, Lauri Porra began playing the cello at the age of six, but later switched to bass guitar. In addition to his work as a composer for orchestra, film and media, he is a member of the heavy metal band...
Eivind Buene: Violin Concerto & Miniatures / Rolf Wallin: Under City Skin & Appearances cover
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EIVIND BUENE / ROLF WALLIN
Eivind Buene: Violin Concerto & Miniatures / Rolf Wallin: Under City Skin & Appearances
Peter Herresthal (violin) / Øyvind Bjorå (conductor)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
Following his 2001 album of works by Arne Nordheim, Norwegian violinist Peter Herresthal and BIS have collaborated on the project 'A String of Releases' - recordings of contemporary violin concertos, in several cases written especially for...
Symphonic Psalms & Prayers cover
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BERNSTEIN / STRAVINSKY / SCHOENBERG
Symphonic Psalms & Prayers
Tenebrae, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Nigel Short (conductor)
[ Signum Classics / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
Tenebrae return to recording on Signum in performances exploring the Psalms in Music. With trumpets and well-tuned cymbals, the musical and prayerful richness of The Book of Psalms inspires vastly differing offerings from composers with a myriad of...
Anne-Sophie Mutter - A Portrait cover
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VIVALDI / MOZART / BACH / MASSENET / SARASATE
Anne-Sophie Mutter - A Portrait
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) with Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, French National Orchestra, Academy St Martin in the Fields
[ Erato Warner Classics Inspiration / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
When she was only five, Anne-Sophie Mutter already had just a single wish: to play the violin. It wasn't long before she was being showered with prizes and awards. No lesser figure than Herbert von Karajan took her under his wing and paved the way...
Paganini: 24 Caprices cover
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NICCOLO PAGANINI
Paganini: 24 Caprices
Augustin Hadelich (violin)
[ Warner Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
The elegant, but impassioned musicianship of Augustin Hadelich evokes the violinists of the 'golden age' of the early and mid-20th century. Winner in 2015 of the inaugural Warner Music Prize, Hadelich now releases his first recording for Warner...
Schumann - Liederkreis, Op 39 / Frauenliebe und leben (with Berg - Seven Early Songs) cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN
Schumann - Liederkreis, Op 39 / Frauenliebe und leben (with Berg - Seven Early Songs)
Dorothea Röschmann (soprano) & Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
[ Decca Records / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
"Dorothea Röschmann's voice is now, surely, one of the most beautiful in the lyric soprano range…it is shown almost to perfection in this gorgeous recital disc…the perfect Lieder recital" BBC Music
Brahms: Cello Sonatas / Hungarian Dances cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Cello Sonatas / Hungarian Dances
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras are long-established as a duo team, but this is the first time that Queyras has joined Tharaud for an Erato recording.
Lalande: Grands Motets cover
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MICHEL RICHARD de LALANDE
Lalande: Grands Motets
Les Pages & les Chantres de Versailles, Olivier Schneebeli / The Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom / The King's Consort
[ Erato Veritas / 2 CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
Michel-Richard de Lalande was the leading composer of sacred music at the French court during the 17th Century. His Grands Motets - he composed 77 - dominated the repertory of the Royal Chapel during his lifetime and after, until the 1770s in the...
Secrets: French Songs cover
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DEBUSSY / DUPARC / FAURE / RAVEL
Secrets: French Songs
Marianne Crebassa (mezzo), Fazil Say (piano)
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
"Fin de siècle song from Duparc to late Fauré forms the basis of this impressive recital, Crebassa's tone and shading ideal in this repertoire, well matched throughout by pianist Faz─▒l Say." Editor's Choice Gramophone December 2017
Handel: Arcadian Duets / Various: Lamenti cover
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HANDEL / CAVALLI / MONTEVERDI / STROZZI / LANDI / CARISSIMI
Handel: Arcadian Duets / Various: Lamenti
Natalie Dessay, Varonique Gens, Patrizia Ciofi, Veronique Gens, Joyce DiDonato, Philippe Jaroussky / Le Concert d'Astrae, Emmanuelle Haim
[ Erato / 2 CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
"they relish the expressive potential of the amorous texts and Handel's piercing dissonances, abetted by the varied colours and light, springing rhythms of the continuo group.Handel-singing surely doesn't come much better than that." ***** BBC Music