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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Walton, Grisi & Prokofiev: Heroes cover
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WILLIAM WALTON / GWENAEL MARIO GRISI / SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Walton, Grisi & Prokofiev: Heroes
Adrien La Marca (viola) / Liège Royal Philharmonic
[ La Dolce Volta / CD - due 2/Oct/2020 ]
Three large-scale works for viola and orchestra feature on the new recording by violist Adrien La Marca with the Liège Royal Philharmonic. Musically, a programme must tell a story: here the viola becomes the central hero of each work.
Venice and Beyond. Concerti da Camera & Sonate Concertate for Woodwind Instruments cover
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Affinità Ensemble fur Alte Musik; Elisabeth Baumer
Venice and Beyond. Concerti da Camera & Sonate Concertate for Woodwind Instruments
[ Arcana / CD - due 25/Sep/2020 ]
Venice ca. 1700: having recently arrived from France, the instruments à la mode - the oboe, bassoon, baroque recorder, and flûte traversière - go on to conquer the musical centers of the Serenissima. The versatility of these new woodwinds inspires...
Brahms: Two Sonatas for Cello and Piano - Martucci: Two Romances for Cello and Piano cover
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BRAHMS / MARTUCCI
Brahms: Two Sonatas for Cello and Piano - Martucci: Two Romances for Cello and Piano
Luigi Piovano; Antonio Pappano
[ Arcana / CD - due 25/Sep/2020 ]
Even a star of the podium like Antonio Pappano devotes himself with enthusiasm to chamber music: there are more and more concerts and recordings in which he sits at the piano, performing with such eminent artists as Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Diana Damrau,...
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 cover
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MAHLER
Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Orchestre National de Lille; Alexandre Bloch
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 25/Sep/2020 ]
Alexandre Bloch, who has been Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lille since 2016, has chosen to devote a whole season of concerts to Mahler's symphonies. The Seventh (1904-05) is the most rarely recorded of the cycle - unjustly, because...
Mozart: String Quintets K. 515 & 516 cover
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MOZART
Mozart: String Quintets K. 515 & 516
Quatuor Van Kuijk; Adrien La Marca
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 25/Sep/2020 ]
As in its Schubert recording in 2018, the Quatuor van Kuijk likes to delve into a composer's youthful output and then measure his evolution by confronting it with his mature works. Hence, after recording two of Mozart's early string quartets in 2016,...
Caroline Shaw: Orange (LP) cover
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CAROLINE SHAW
Caroline Shaw: Orange (LP)
Attacca Quartet
[ Nonesuch / 2 LP - due 8/Sep/2020 ]
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw's Orange, performed by Attacca Quartet, is out now on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. Orange, which features six of Shaw's pieces for string quartet, is the first full-length album to exclusively...
Guarnieri: Chôros, Vol. 1 cover
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CAMARGO GUARNIERI
Guarnieri: Chôros, Vol. 1
Olga Kopylova (piano) Claudia Nascimento (flute) Alexandre Silverio (bassoon)/ São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Isaac Karabtchevsky
[ Naxos / CD - due 28/Aug/2020 ]
Camargo Guarnieri's catalogue of works represents a legacy of incalculable worth for Brazilian culture, as has his influence as a teacher on several generations of younger composers.
Turkish Piano Trios cover
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ALNAR / TÜZÜN / BARAN / BALCI
Turkish Piano Trios
Bosphorus Trio
[ Naxos / CD - due 28/Aug/2020 ]
This album of piano trios by four Turkish composers, the first in a series, covers three generations of composers whose music combines traditional rhythms and modalities with established Western classical sonorities.
Monteclair: Beloved and Betrayed - Miniature dramas for Flute and Voice cover
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MICHEL PIGNOLET de MONTECLAIR
Monteclair: Beloved and Betrayed - Miniature dramas for Flute and Voice
Carrie Henneman Shaw (soprano) Leela Breithaupt (flute) / Les Ordinaires
[ Naxos / CD - due 28/Aug/2020 ]
Michel Pignolet de Montéclair (1667-1737), a noted basse violon player in Paris, composed a small but exquisite body of innovative works in a variety of forms, including an opera-ballet. He was also an important figure in the composition of music for...
Kalafati: Symphony in A Minor / Légende / Polonaise cover
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VASILY KALAFATI
Kalafati: Symphony in A Minor / Légende / Polonaise
Choir of the Music Department of the University of Athens, Athens Philharmonia, Byron Fidetzis
[ Naxos / CD - due 28/Aug/2020 ]
Greek by parentage, Vasily Kalafati settled permanently in St Petersburg where he counted Rimsky-Korsakov among his teachers, and later included Igor Stravinsky among a distinguished roll-call of his own students.
Kastalsky: Requiem cover
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ALEXANDER KASTALSKY
Kastalsky: Requiem
Joseph Charles Beutel (bass-bar), Anna Dennis (sop) Cathedral Choral Society, The Clarion Choir, Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon's Monastery
[ Naxos / CD - due 28/Aug/2020 ]
Alexander Kastalsky was a student of Tchaikovsky and a mentor to Rachmaninov, becoming director of the Moscow Synodal School until the Bolshevik regime banned all sacred music.
Whitacre: The Sacred Veil cover
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ERIC WHITACRE
Whitacre: The Sacred Veil
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Charles Anthony Silvestri
[ Signum / CD - due 28/Aug/2020 ]
The Sacred Veil - a project led by Eric Whitacre and Charles Anthony Silvestri - was created following the passing of Charles' wife, Julia in 2005. It represents a journey towards the answer for many questions, including whether departed loved ones...
Gregson: Piano Solo Music (complete) cover
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EDWARD GREGSON
Gregson: Piano Solo Music (complete)
Murray McLachlan, with Edward Gregson & Rose McLachlan
[ Naxos / CD - due 28/Aug/2020 ]
Murray McLachlan says of Edward Gregson's piano music that 'he knows the importance of restraint and control; nothing is overly stated, repeated or extended. Concentration and craftsmanship permeate every bar that the composer has penned.'
Picker: Opera Without Words / The Encantadas cover
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TOBIAS PICKER
Picker: Opera Without Words / The Encantadas
Tobias Picker (narrator) / Nashville Symphony Orchestra / Giancarlo Guerrero
[ Naxos American Classics / CD - due 28/Aug/2020 ]
Tobias Picker, hailed as "a genuine creator" by The New Yorker, has written extensively for the stage and for symphonic forces, and these two approaches are represented in this album. The Encantadas (an older name for the Galápagos Islands) derives...
Ruiz-Pipo: Guitar Works Vol. 2 cover
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ANTONIO RUIZ-PIPO
Ruiz-Pipo: Guitar Works Vol. 2
Wolfgang Weigel (guitar)
[ Naxos / CD - due 28/Aug/2020 ]
Antonio Ruiz-Pipó became an essentially Parisian artist, but his music always retained the historical roots and warmth of expression of his Spanish origins.
Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets Vol.3 'Apotheosis' cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets Vol.3 'Apotheosis'
Cuarteto Casals
[ Harmonia Mundi / 3 CD - due 21/Aug/2020 ]
"This is a wonderful set which brings the Cuarteto Casals' survey of the complete Beethoven string quartets to a glorious conclusion. " MusicWeb Recommended June 2020
Spem in alium - Vidi aquam cover
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BYRD / TALLIS / GERARDE / FERRABOSCO / WILDER
Spem in alium - Vidi aquam
ORA Singers, Suzi Digby
[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD/DVD - due 21/Aug/2020 ]
A musical banquet from the Golden Age. This programme brings together a true choral landmark from the sixteenth century, with its present-day reflection, a commission by Sir James MacMillan.
Journeys to the New World: Hispanic Sacred Music from the 16th & 17th Centuries cover
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MORALES / FRANCO / de VICTORIA / GUERRERO / LOBO / etc
Journeys to the New World: Hispanic Sacred Music from the 16th & 17th Centuries
The Queen's Six
[ Signum / CD - due 21/Aug/2020 ]
This is a musical trip from the mid-sixteenth century to around 1700, involving music in Late Renaissance style, carrying Spanish Catholicism across the Atlantic to supplant an indigenous culture.
Finnissy: Pious Anthems & Voluntaries cover
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MICHAEL FINNISSY
Finnissy: Pious Anthems & Voluntaries
Choir of St John's College Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha
[ Signum / 2 CD - due 14/Aug/2020 ]
Michael Finnissy was born in Tulse Hill in 1946. He studied at the Royal College of Music with Bernard Stevens and Humphrey Seale, and in Italy with Roman Vlad. Much of his early work was first performed in France and the Netherlands, while he was...
Weiss: Lute Works (arr. D. Cerović for guitar) cover
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SILVIUS LEOPOLD WEISS
Weiss: Lute Works (arr. D. Cerović for guitar)
Danijel Cerović (guitar)
[ Naxos / CD - due 14/Aug/2020 ]
Silvius Leopold Weiss was acknowledged as the greatest lutenist of his age, composing over 600 pieces for the instrument organised into suites or sonatas. In these arrangements for guitar, Danijel Cerović has selected the only two of Weiss's sonatas...