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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Haydn: Armida cover
add to cart $33.00 Pre-order
JOSEF HAYDN
Haydn: Armida
Cecilia Bartoli, Patricia Petibon, Christine Schafer / Concentus Musicus Wien, Harnoncourt
[ Warner Classics / 2 CD - due 1/Aug/2018 ]
"[Bartoli] remains the finest thing about this set, and Armida brings out the best in her as a performer. Her tone is ravishingly beautiful when it needs to be...Patricia Petibon gives Bartoli a real run for her money as the second lady.
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...
Beal: The House Of Cards Symphony cover
add to cart $55.00 Pre-order
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...
Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata & other piano music cover
add to cart $27.00 Pre-order
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.
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 27/1, 31/2, 79 & 109 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 27/1, 31/2, 79 & 109
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 20/Jul/2018 ]
This latest instalment of Angela Hewitt's Beethoven is bookended by the great 'Tempest' and Op 109 sonatas. The performances-incentive enough to acquire this release-are as usual complemented by Angela's own booklet notes which provide real insight...
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.1 - 9 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.1 - 9
Keith Lewis (tenor), Roland Hermann (bass) etc / Hamburg State Opera Chorus; Chorus of North German Radio NDR Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand
[ Red Seal / Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD - due 20/Jul/2018 ]
" Of the very many Beethoven symphonic cycles from the last 50 years or so this has to be in the upper tier for reliably high-quality musicianship, non-intrusive but deeply effective conducting and vibrant sound quality." MusicWeb June 2018
Mendelssohn: Choral Works (Lieder) Op. 41, 48, 59, 88, & 100 cover
add to cart $25.00 Pre-order
FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: Choral Works (Lieder) Op. 41, 48, 59, 88, & 100
RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann
[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / CD - due 10/Aug/2018 ]
"This is first-class singing, captured in equally first-rate sound (from Berlin's Jesus-Christus-Kirche)-and if you want to fall in love with Mendelssohn's choral writing, this is where it will happen. Highly recommended!" 10/10 Classics Today
Couperin: L'Alchimiste- Vol 1 de l'intégrale pour clavecin - Un petit théâtre du Monde cover
add to cart $35.00 Pre-order
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
add to cart $35.00 Pre-order
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
add to cart $35.00 Pre-order
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...
De Vivanco: Missa Assumpsit Jesus & motets cover
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SEBASTIAN de VIVANCO
De Vivanco: Missa Assumpsit Jesus & motets
De Profundis, Robert Hollingworth (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jul/2018 ]
The opulent male voices of De Profundis bring the complex-and gorgeous-sonic tapestries woven by Sebastián de Vivanco in Renaissance Spain thrillingly to life.
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...
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...
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (Complete Opera) cover
add to cart $25.00 Pre-order
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)
The Elfin Knight: Ballads & Dances from Renaissance England cover
add to cart $25.00 Pre-order
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
Handel's Finest Arias for Base Voice, Vol. 2 cover
add to cart $27.00 Pre-order
GEORG FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel's Finest Arias for Base Voice, Vol. 2
Christopher Purves (baritone), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jul/2018 ]
Christopher Purves is renowned for both the powerful sense of dramatic conviction he brings to everything he undertakes, and for a vocal technique which must be heard to be believed. From Handel's early cantata to selections from Italian opera and...
J.S. Bach: Six Suites for Viola Solo cover
add to cart $50.00 Pre-order
Leonard Bernstein: The pianist - concertos, solo works & songs [10 CD set] cover
add to cart $85.00 Pre-order
BERNSTEIN / BRAHMS / MOZART / BEETHOVEN / SHOSTAKOVICH / MAHLER / etc
Leonard Bernstein: The pianist - concertos, solo works & songs [10 CD set]
Leonard Bernstein (piano) with Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jennie Tourel (mezzo-soprano) & others
[ Sony Classical Masters / 11 CD Box Set - due 1/Aug/2018 ]
Sony Classical celebrates the 2018 centenary of Leonard Bernstein - one of the 20th century's most celebrated, multi-faceted and influential musicians - with a box set devoted to his complete RCA Victor and Columbia Masterworks recordings as pianist.
The Lily & the Rose: Adoration of the Virgin in sound and stone cover
add to cart $27.00 Pre-order
VARIOUS COMPOSERS
The Lily & the Rose: Adoration of the Virgin in sound and stone
The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Jul/2018 ]
A celebration of the Virgin Mary in sound and stone: following the success of its predecessor, 'Music for the 100 Years' War', this release further explores the artistic parallels between music and alabaster sculpture in late medieval England.
A l'ombre d'un ormeau cover
add to cart $20.00 Pre-order