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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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...
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
Bach: Wo soll ich fliehen hin cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Wo soll ich fliehen hin
Cellini Consort
[ Ramee / CD - due 12/Jul/2019 ]
"Musicians and composers long regarded rearranging and reworking pieces - their own or other people's - as an essential and ordinary aspect of their craft. It was also a side of music history that spent some time in near invisibility, as historically...
Corelli: Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas cover
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ARCANGELO CORELLI
Corelli: Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas
The Avison Ensemble, Pavlo Beznosiuk
[ Linn / 2 CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas is the third in The Avison Ensemble's celebration of Corelli's chamber music and the fifth album in their critically acclaimed series of recordings with Linn. Released to mark the 300th anniversary of the death of the...
Corelli: Opus 1 & 3: Church Sonatas cover
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ARCANGELO CORELLI
Corelli: Opus 1 & 3: Church Sonatas
The Avison Ensemble
[ Linn / 2 CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
Corelli: Opus 1 & 3: Church Sonatas is the final recording in The Avison Ensemble's celebration of Corelli's chamber music and the sixth album in their critically acclaimed series of recordings with Linn. Released to mark the 300th anniversary of the...
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète & Pulcinella Suite cover
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IGOR STRAVINSKY
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète & Pulcinella Suite
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Alexander Janiczek
[ Linn / CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe performs Stravinsky's Apollon musagète and Pulcinella Suite, repertoire that demands the fresh and energetic delivery for which the COE is renowned. The COE deliver the 'wonderful freshness' Stravinsky himself...
Fasch: Quartets and Concertos cover
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JOHANN FRIEDRICH FASCH
Fasch: Quartets and Concertos
Ensemble Marsyas, Peter Whelan, Pamela Thorby
[ Linn / CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
Ensemble Marsyas' recording of Johann Fasch's finest chamber music demonstrates why the man and his music were so appreciated in his own lifetime. Founding member Peter Whelan and "the queen of the recorder" (BBC Radio 3) Pamela Thorby are the...
Schumann / Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN / FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Schumann / Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos
Ingrid Fliter (piano), Antonio Méndez, Scottish Chamber Orchestra
[ Linn / CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
Ingrid Fliter thrills her fans with her second recording of piano concertos; she performs with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with whom she recorded her Linn debut of Chopin concertos. Fliter performs repertoire that is very close to her heart:...
Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears cover
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JOHN DOWLAND
Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Phantasm, Elizabeth Kenny
[ Linn / CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
This wonderful album has won two major Early Music awards: the 2017 Gramophone Award and the 2017 Diapason d'or de l'année. It was also named a BBC Radio 3 Building A Library 'First Choice'. John Dowland's gifts as an exceptional melodist are evident...
Holst: The Planets / Elgar: Enigma Variations cover
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GUSTAV HOLST / EDWARD ELGAR
Holst: The Planets / Elgar: Enigma Variations
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Litton
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Jul/2019 ]
It is striking that two of the true classics in English orchestral music were composed within the short space of some fifteen years around the turn of the previous century. Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations have charmed as well as fascinated listeners...
Martinsson: Into Eternity cover
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ROLF MARTINSSON
Martinsson: Into Eternity
Lisa Larsson (soprano), Malmö Symphony Orchestra / Paul Mägi
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Jul/2019 ]
The music on Presentiment, a 2018 release with four orchestral works by Rolf Martinsson, was described by one critic as 'bold and uncompromisingly personal, eschewing avant-garde modernism and engaging us with solidly expert conventional techniques...
Bach: Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 38: The Earliest Works cover
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C. P. E. BACH
Bach: Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 38: The Earliest Works
Miklós Spányi (harpsichord)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Jul/2019 ]
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was more systematic than many of his composer colleagues when it came to keeping track of his own works and made at least two catalogues of his compositions for solo keyboard. At various times he also destroyed manuscripts...
Haydn: The Seven Last Words Of Christ cover
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JOSEPH HAYDN
Haydn: The Seven Last Words Of Christ
Nicolas Stavy (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Jul/2019 ]
The Seven Last Words of Christ refers to the seven short phrases uttered by Jesus on the cross, as gathered from the New Testament. Over the centuries the crucifixion has served as inspiration to countless composers, and settings of these utterances...
Sibelius: Kullervo cover
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JEAN SIBELIUS
Sibelius: Kullervo
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
While 'Kullervo' represents just the confident first step in Sibelius's symphonic odyssey, it is also a viscerally exciting experience on its own terms- little wonder the first performance in 1892 was such a triumph for the young composer. An...
Parry: Piano Trio No 2 & Piano Quartet cover
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SIR HUBERT PARRY
Parry: Piano Trio No 2 & Piano Quartet
Leonore Piano Trio
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
After a successful rehearsal of his piano quartet in 1879, Parry declared that he was 'wild with delight'. He could have been no less enthusiastic on hearing this dynamic account from the Leonore Piano Trio with violist Rachel Roberts.
Janácek: The diary of one who disappeared & other works cover
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LEOS JANACEK
Janácek: The diary of one who disappeared & other works
Nicky Spence (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
Like many of Janácek's late masterpieces, the genesis of the 'Diary' is unseparable from its composer's intense, obsessional love for Kamila Stösslová. A song-cycle like no other, here it's the main work in a recital which showcases...
VIVALDI Le quattro stagioni / REBEL Les Eléments cover
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VIVALDI / REBEL
VIVALDI Le quattro stagioni / REBEL Les Eléments
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 14/Jun/2019 ]
This album is one of the four references of the new collection (back catalogue) Camerata Obscura. Camerata Obscura is harmonia mundi's first collection aimed at exploring the connection between photography and music. In collaboration with the...
Tartini: The Devil's Sonata cover
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TARTINI
Tartini: The Devil's Sonata
Andrew Manze (violin)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 14/Jun/2019 ]
Camerata Obscura is harmonia mundi's first collection aimed at exploring the connection between photography and music. In collaboration with the National School of Photography in Arles, a foursome of young artists was invited to take a fresh look at...
Tavener: The Protecting Veil cover
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SIR JOHN TAVENER
Tavener: The Protecting Veil
Matthew Barley (cello), Sukhvinder 'Pinky' Singh (tabla), Olwyn Fouéré, Julie Christie (speakers), Sinfonietta Rīga
[ Signum / CD - due 14/Jun/2019 ]
Above the opening notes of The Protecting Veil, John Tavener wrote Transcendent With Awesome Majesty, communicating the scale of this universal, timeless, structurally perfect and emotionally powerful work. In the composer's words, "the cello...
Purcell: Funeral Sentences cover
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HENRY PURCELL
Purcell: Funeral Sentences
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 14/Jun/2019 ]
Camerata Obscura is harmonia mundi's first collection aimed at exploring the connection between photography and music. In collaboration with the National School of Photography in Arles, a foursome of young artists was invited to take a fresh look at...