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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Debussy: Études / Messiaen-Muraro: Fauvettes de l'Hérault, concert des garrigues cover
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DEBUSSY / MESSIAEN
Debussy: Études / Messiaen-Muraro: Fauvettes de l'Hérault, concert des garrigues
Roger Muraro (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 30/Nov/2018 ]
Marking one hundred years since the death of Claude Debussy, the harmonia mundi family of artists wished to pay homage to the acknowledged 'father of modern music.' For this final volume in our series of tributes to the composer, Roger Muraro...
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Vol. 3 cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Vol. 3
Chloë Hanslip (violin) & Danny Driver (piano)
[ Rubicon / CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
'If their fiery C minor sonata doesn't quite match the prodigious tension of the pre-war Busch/Serkin recording, it is still remarkable' says The Sunday Times review of Beethoven Violin Sonatas Volume 2 from Chloe Hanslip & Danny Driver. Driver's...
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte cover
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MOZART
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
European Opera Centre, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Laurent Pillot (conductor)
[ Rubicon / 2 CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
A Così with a difference: studies of the composer's manuscript by Ian Woodfield reveal that Mozart was undecided whether to 'cross' the lovers or keep them uncrossed. Key passages are altered often to startling effect - Ferrando opens the opera...
Legacy cover
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BYRD / SCHOENBERG
Legacy
Karim Said (piano)
[ Rubicon / CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
'The way in which composers influence each other, whether across generations or more directly through the master - pupil relationships that they often cultivate fascinates me. The comparison of William Byrd's 'pervasive' influence on the...
Handel: Chandos Te Deum HWV 281, Chandos Anthem No.8 HWV 253 cover
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HANDEL
Handel: Chandos Te Deum HWV 281, Chandos Anthem No.8 HWV 253
London Handel Orchestra & Soloists, Adrian Butterfield
[ Onyx / CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
Before coming into contact with James Brydges, Earl of Carnarvon, Handel was is dire straits in London. His pension of £200 a year for teaching the Royal princesses had stopped, so had the public taste for opera. London had plunged into a hedonistic,...
Nature's Solace cover
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SCHUMANN / KILPINEN / BRAHMS
Nature's Solace
Stephan Loges (bass-baritone), Iain Burnside (piano)
[ Signum / CD - due 23/Nov/2018 ]
Bass-baritone Stephan Loges is accompanied by Iain Burnside in a collection that explores concepts of lost youth, the transience of life and the comforting presence of nature. The programme features performances of Schumann's 12 Gedichte Op. 35 and...
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor op26, Stenhammar Violin Sonata in A major op19 cover
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BRUCH / STENHAMMAR
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor op26, Stenhammar Violin Sonata in A major op19
Christian Svarfvar (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra Joana Carneiro conductor, Henrik Måwe piano*
[ Rubicon / CD - due 16/Nov/2018 ]
'Perfect sound world - warm, intimate, tonally ravishing. Breathtaking performances' The Strad. Christian Svarfvar has emerged as one of Scandinavia's most sought after concert violinists. His debut album of the three Grieg Violin Sonatas was...
Holloway: The Lover's Well cover
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ROBIN HOLLOWAY
Holloway: The Lover's Well
Clare Lloyd-Griffiths (soprano), Kate Symonds-Joy (mezzo-soprano), James Robinson (tenor)
[ Delphian / CD - due 16/Nov/2018 ]
Released on the day of his 75th birthday, six stellar performers associated with Gonville & Caius College Cambridge join together to showcase British composer Robin Holloway, in a celebration of the lyrical and dramatic qualities of his abundant...
Les Défis de Monsieur Forqueray- Corelli, Mascitti, Leclair cover
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CORELLI / MASCITTI / LECLAIR
Les Défis de Monsieur Forqueray- Corelli, Mascitti, Leclair
Lucile Boulanger (viola da gamba),Pierre Gallon (harpsichord), Romain Falik (theorbo), Claire Gautrot (bass viol)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 16/Nov/2018 ]
In her debut recording for harmonia mundi, Lucile Boulanger explores the facets of Antoine Forqueray's career as a virtuoso instrumentalist: adept in a wide range of Italian repertoire and skilled at transcribing works originally intended for the...
The Mystery of Christmas cover
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BYRD / PEACOCK / WILLIAMS / WEIR / TALLIS
The Mystery of Christmas
Ora Singers, Suzi Digby (director)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 16/Nov/2018 ]
The story of Christ's birth has prompted generations of composers to expressions of joy and mystical reflection. Our selection of carols for this album unveils a whole treasure chest of offerings, some familiar, some less so, all giving voice to...
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances & Symphony No. 3 in A Minor cover
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RACHMANINOV
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances & Symphony No. 3 in A Minor
Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
[ Signum / CD - due 14/Nov/2018 ]
Marking their latest collaboration with their conductor laureate Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Philharmonia return to disc with a stellar live-performance of two late works by Rachmaninov - the Symphonic Dances and Symphony No. 3 in A Minor. This release...
Mozart: Sonatas for fortepiano & violin Vol 1. cover
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MOZART
Mozart: Sonatas for fortepiano & violin Vol 1.
Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 9/Nov/2018 ]
In this first volume of Mozart's duos, Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov revive on period instruments the tradition of the 'sonata for keyboard with violin accompaniment'. Born in the middle of the Age of Enlightenment, this rather unusual...
Liszt: The Complete Songs Volume 5 cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: The Complete Songs Volume 5
Allan Clayton (tenor) Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 2/Nov/2018 ]
Allan Clayton demonstrates his exceptional versatility with a Liszt programme of eighteen songs, all of which-in contrasting ways-make prodigious technical and musical demands of the performers.
Dowland: First Booke Of Songes Or Ayres cover
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JOHN DOWLAND
Dowland: First Booke Of Songes Or Ayres
Grace Davidson (soprano), David Miller (lute)
[ Signum / CD - due 2/Nov/2018 ]
Following her debut release of Baroque works by Vivaldi and Handel earlier this year, Grace Davidson returns to disc on Signum with an intimate disc of Dowland's first book of lute songs, accompanied by David Miller. Blending melancholy with wit in...
Haydn: String Quartets Op 64 cover
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JOSEF HAYDN
Haydn: String Quartets Op 64
The London Haydn Quartet
[ Hyperion / 2 CD - due 2/Nov/2018 ]
The London Haydn Quartet's recordings of their namesake continue to win universal plaudits, consistently delivering-in the words of The Guardian-'too many pleasures to enumerate. Try for yourself.'
De Fevin: Missa Ave Maria / Missa Salve sancta parens cover
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ANTOINE de FEVIN
De Fevin: Missa Ave Maria / Missa Salve sancta parens
The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice
[ Hyperion / CD - due 2/Nov/2018 ]
Stephen Rice and his Brabant Ensemble introduce us to another lesser-known contemporary and compatriot of Josquin. This is a release which will have everyone talking about Févin.
The Passinge mesures: Music of the English virginalists cover
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BYRD / BULL / TOMKINS / GIBBONS / FARNABY / etc
The Passinge mesures: Music of the English virginalists
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 2/Nov/2018 ]
This sensational recital-featuring some of the greatest keyboard music to emerge from these islands-is the perfect vehicle for Mahan Esfahani's abundant talents. His accompanying booklet notes are an added bonus, guaranteed to inform, illuminate...
Josquin des Prés: Missa Gaudeamus - Missa L'ami Baudichon cover
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JOSQUIN DES PRES
Josquin des Prés: Missa Gaudeamus - Missa L'ami Baudichon
The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips
[ Gimell / CD - due 2/Nov/2018 ]
"Josquin's restless, searching intellect is on display in every one of his Mass settings, yet few offer as great a contrast as Missa Gaudeamus and Missa L'ami Baudichon. Can the same man write so diversely? I say genius on this scale knows no rules."...
Praise My Soul cover
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The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Praise My Soul
[ Signum / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
Hymns are a living link with the past, yet they still find freshness and relevance in the twenty- first century. Saint Thomas Aquinas comments that 'hymns are the praise of God with song; a song is the exultation of the mind dwelling on eternal...
The Scene of the Crime cover
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JOLIVET / DUDDELL / BROSTROM / BORTZ / DEAN
The Scene of the Crime
Colin Currie / Håkan Hardenberger
[ Colin Currie Records / CD - due 26/Oct/2018 ]
The Scene of The Crime is a collection of the works performed by Colin Currie and Håkan Hardenberger in their duo recitals. "The duo with Hakan Hardenberger is my musical safe space for maximum risk-taking. From my earliest point of connection...