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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Vivaldi: Sonatas for violoncello & basso cover
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ANTONIO VIVALDI
Vivaldi: Sonatas for violoncello & basso
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Michael Behringer, Lee Santana, Christoph Dangel
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 7/Sep/2018 ]
'These cello pieces, composed in the grip of the greatest inspiration, remind us of the extent to which the extravagant and emotional brilliance of Vivaldian (and Venetian) art reposes above all on a direct sensibility of the elements in their...
Couperin: L'Alchimiste- Vol 1 de l'intégrale pour clavecin - Un petit théâtre du Monde cover
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FRANCOIS COUPERIN
Couperin: L'Alchimiste- Vol 1 de l'intégrale pour clavecin - Un petit théâtre du Monde
Bertrand Cuiller
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
A miniature Theatre of the World. This box set launches a new complete recording of François Couperin's works for harpsichord: an extensive selection of vocal pieces and chamber music and the organ masses will be gathered around this rich corpus,...
Couperin: Suites For Harpsichord cover
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LOUIS COUPERIN
Couperin: Suites For Harpsichord
Christophe Rousset
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
With these recordings which mark the launch of the Stradivari collection, discover the unique instruments lovingly preserved at the Philharmonie de Paris's Museum of Music: the finest examples of the art of instrument-making which, like the iconic...
De la nuit - Schumann, Ravel, Bartók cover
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SCHUMANN / RAVEL / BARTOK
De la nuit - Schumann, Ravel, Bartók
Dénes Várjon (piano)
[ ECM New Series / CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
"Negotiating dynamic shifts of emphasis," The Independent has noted,"Dénes Várjon displays that most valuable of gifts: the ability to play in a way which makes you listen anew to the familiar." This capacity is to the fore in the Hungarian pianist's...
Mozart & Beethoven Quintets cover
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MOZART / BEETHOVEN
Mozart & Beethoven Quintets
Ensemble Dialoghi
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
A delightful prospect: to compare and contrast this pair of radiant Quintets for piano and winds. A work of 'maturity' - the twenty-eight-year-old Mozart considered it "among his best" - and a 'youthful effort' penned by Beethoven at 26. Dating from...
The Organ of St Bavo, Haarlem cover
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BACH / BUXTEHUDE / MENDELSSOHN / REUBKE
The Organ of St Bavo, Haarlem
Joseph Nolan (organ)
[ Signum / CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
Joseph Nolan marks his 10th release on Signum Classics with a recording on the remarkable 1738 Christian Muller organ of St Bavo in the Dutch city of Haarlem. Housed in one of the most spectacular organ cases in the world, the instrument's renowned...
J.S. Bach: Six Suites for Viola Solo cover
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Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata & other piano music cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata & other piano music
Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
The 'abundance of intelligence' in Pavel Kolesnikov's pianism which so impressed Gramophone pays particular dividends in Beethoven, the 'Moonlight' sonata sounding newly minted in this remarkable reading.
Park: Choral Works cover
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OWAIN PARK
Park: Choral Works
Anita Monserrat (soprano) Owain Park (bass) Karolina Csáthy (alto) / Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/Aug/2018 ]
As John Rutter (Owain Park's erstwhile teacher) shrewdly notes in the booklet, Park is one of a new generation of composers whose voice has been informed by music of many styles, traditions and periods. This is indeed music 'for us all to enjoy as...
Bach: Sonate a cembalo obligato e traversiere solo cover
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BACH
Bach: Sonate a cembalo obligato e traversiere solo
Laura Pontecorvo (transverse flute), Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)
[ Arcana / CD - due 24/Aug/2018 ]
The year 1736 was very important in the life of Bach: he was conferred the title of Royal-Polish and Electoral-Saxon Court Composer. In that same year he composed the only two autographed sonatas for flute and obbligato harpsichord. Both sonatas came...
A l'ombre d'un ormeau cover
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Debussy…et le jazz - Preludes for a quartet cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Debussy…et le jazz - Preludes for a quartet
Quatuor Debussy, Jean-Philippe Colla
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 24/Aug/2018 ]
A century after his death on 25 March 1918, many harmonia mundi artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great 'colourist' and father of modern music. We also wished to honour the composer of Pelléas...
Beal: The House Of Cards Symphony cover
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JEFF BEAL
Beal: The House Of Cards Symphony
Sharon Bezaly (flute), Jason Vieaux (guitar), Norrköping Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jeff Beal
[ BIS / 2 CD - due 24/Aug/2018 ]
This 2-disc set grew out of the fascination of Robert von Bahr, founder and managing director of BIS Records, for the television series House of Cards. It wasn't only - or even primarily - the script or the acting that grabbed him, however, but just...
Debussy: Harmonie du Soir- Mélodies, songs cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Debussy: Harmonie du Soir- Mélodies, songs
Sophie Karthäuser, Eugene Asti, Stéphane Degout, Alain Planès
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 24/Aug/2018 ]
A century after his death on 25 March 1918, many harmonia mundi artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great 'colourist' and father of modern music. And the key word is 'mélodie' in this generous...
Schubert: Mass in A flat D.678 (with Mendelssohn - Psalm 42) cover
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
Schubert: Mass in A flat D.678 (with Mendelssohn - Psalm 42)
Anna Korondi (soprano) Anke Vondung (mezzo-soprano) Andreas Karasiak (tenor) / RIAS-Kammerchor / Orchestre des Champs elysaes / Herreweghe
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
The Mass in A flat is one of the most lyrical that Schubert composed. It is also one of the most ambitious (Schubert noted at the top of his manuscript 'missa solemnis'), in terms of its instrumental forces, as well as the number and arrangement of...
Rachmaninov: Works for two pianos and four-hand piano cover
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Rachmaninov: Works for two pianos and four-hand piano
Brigitte Engerer, Oleg Maisenberg (pianos)
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / 2 CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
"Engerer and Maisenberg are wholly successful." - Gramophone
Rota: La Strada & Il Gattopardo [The Leopard] (film scores) cover
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NINO ROTA
Rota: La Strada & Il Gattopardo [The Leopard] (film scores)
Concerto Soiree, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Joseph Pons, with Benedetto Lupo (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
This CD offers total immersion in the filmic and musical universe of Nino Rota, one of the greatest composers in the history of the cinema. "La strada" and "The Leopard" (with its unforgettable ball scene) are probably Rota's most famous scores,...
The Elfin Knight: Ballads & Dances from Renaissance England cover
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ANONYMOUS
The Elfin Knight: Ballads & Dances from Renaissance England
Joel Frederiksen (coloratura basso profondo) / Ensemble Phoenix Munich
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
"the lion's share of the singing goes to Frederiksen, whose rich, clear bass seems capable of an almost infinite degree of tonal shading. His diction is impeccable, as is his taste" International Record Review
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (Complete Opera) cover
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HENRY PURCELL
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (Complete Opera)
Lynne Dawson (soprano) Gerald Finley (baritone) / Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Rene Jacobs (director)
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
"Lynne Dawson is powerfully expressive as teh doomed heroine, with strong support from rosemary Joshua as Belinda and Gerald Finley as Aeneas" (Five Stars BBC Music June 2006)
Dvorak: String Quintets Op.81 & 97 / Quartets Op.34 & 96 'American' cover
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ANTONIN DVORAK
Dvorak: String Quintets Op.81 & 97 / Quartets Op.34 & 96 'American'
Melos Quartett with Garard Caussa (viola)
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / 2 CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
" every one of the works is a chamber music masterpiece of the highest rank. And every performance is likewise chamber music playing of the highest order. The Melos is charmingly evocative in the "American" quartet, stoutly south German in the piano