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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Mendelssohn: Symphonies & Overtures cover
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: Symphonies & Overtures
London Symphony Orchestra, The Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Lucy Crowe (soprano)
[ LSO / CD Box Set - due 21/Sep/2019 ]
LSO Live presents Sir John Eliot Gardiner's award-winning Mendelssohn series together in its entirety for the first time. Captured over three seasons during critically acclaimed concerts in the Barbican Hall, this set offers listeners the definitive...
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.
Peñalosa: Lamentationes cover
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FRANCISCO de PENALOSA
Peñalosa: Lamentationes
New York Polyphony
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 6/Sep/2019 ]
Renaissance music from Spain has come to mean the works of composers such as Tomás Luís de Victoria or Francisco Guerrero rather than their predecessors. But Francisco de Peñalosa - who died in 1528, the same year that Guerrero was born - and his...
Rautavaara: Vigilia cover
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EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA
Rautavaara: Vigilia
Niall Chorell (tenor), Tuukka Haapaniemi (bass), Helsinki Chamber Choir / Nils Schweckendiek
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 6/Sep/2019 ]
In 1971, Einojuhani Rautavaara was asked to compose a Finnish Orthodox church service, an allnight vigil similar to that of Rachmaninov, comprising Vespers as well as Matins. Soon after the first performance he reshaped the music into what we now...
Peter Mattei sings Schubert's Winterreise cover
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SCHUBERT
Peter Mattei sings Schubert's Winterreise
Peter Mattei (baritone), Lars David Nilsson (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 6/Sep/2019 ]
Peter Mattei has won great acclaim as a singer with unusual dramatic gifts, appearing on the world's leading stages in complex operatic roles such as Don Giovanni, Billy Budd and Eugene Onegin. On the present disc he takes on a no less complex...
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Variations & Bagatelles, etc. cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Variations & Bagatelles, etc.
Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 6/Sep/2019 ]
Between 2003 and 2015, Ronald Brautigam recorded all of Beethoven's music for solo piano - a huge undertaking resulting in a grand total of 15 highly acclaimed discs. Choosing to perform the works on the fortepiano, Brautigam began with a sonata...
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,...
Unis Vers: Le violon de Stéphane Grappelli cover
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Mathias Lévy
Unis Vers: Le violon de Stéphane Grappelli
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 30/Aug/2019 ]
'From the unanimity acquired by the trio in terms of its sonority, with everyone even breathing together as one, to its elegant counterpoint, via an intricate blending of timbres, Mathias Lévy allows us to hear a group that has indeed found its...
Oklahoma! cover
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Original Broadway Cast 2019
Oklahoma!
[ Decca Broadway / CD - due 20/Aug/2019 ]
Haochen Zhang plays Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky cover
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PROKOFIEV / TCHAIKOVSKY
Haochen Zhang plays Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky
Haochen Zhang (piano), Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Dima Slobodeniouk
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Aug/2019 ]
Winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn competition, Haochen Zhang is no stranger to a challenge. On this début concerto disc he proves this once more, boldly jumping in at the deep end as he takes on Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2. The demands posed...
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.
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...
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.
Tootsie cover
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Original Broadway Cast
Tootsie
[ Decca Broadway / CD - due 1/Aug/2019 ]
Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek
Tchaikovsky: 6 Symphonies cover
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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
Tchaikovsky: 6 Symphonies
Berliner Philharmoniker [Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra], Herbert von Karajan
[ Deutsche Grammophon CDs plus Blu-ray audio / 5 CD Box Set - due 28/Jul/2019 ]
"Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 3, dating from 1979 are Karajan's only recordings of those earlier works, but ones which saw him at his very finest combining high polish with freshness and lyrical spontaneity." Gramophone
Mari Samuelsen cover
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MARTYNOV / RICHTER / GLASS / VASKS / ENO / JOHANNSSON
Mari Samuelsen
Mari Samuelsen (violin) / Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Jonathan Stockhammer
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 CD - due 28/Jul/2019 ]
Mari Samuelsen grew up in Hamar, Norway, and began playing violin at age three at a local music school outside the city. By age four, she became a student of violinist Arve Tellefsen, who has called Mari and Håkon "among the greatest string music...
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...
The British Line: A celebration of British Music cover
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BRITTEN / DELIUS / ELGAR / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / TIPPETT / HOLST
The British Line: A celebration of British Music
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, with Dame Evelyn Glennie, Thomas Hampson, Tasmin Little, Sir Bryn Terfel, etc
[ Warner Classics / 16 CD Box Set - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
In 1991, Hamburg-based record label Teldec Classics embarked on a fruitful partnership with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. "The British Line" was soon to become an essential series of critically acclaimed digital recordings of major...
Bruckner: 9 Symphonies cover
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ANTON BRUCKNER
Bruckner: 9 Symphonies
Berliner Philharmoniker [Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra], Herbert von Karajan
[ Deutsche Grammophon Karajan Edition / 10 CD/Blu-ray Disc - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
"It is Karajan who is best able to present a Bruckner Symphony as a single vision … some of the most consistently impressive Bruckner recordings of recent years" - Gramophone
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