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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…and… cover
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ARVO PART / JULIA WOLFE / CAROLINE SHAW
…and…
Ars Nova Copenhagen, Paul Hillier
[ Naxos / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
… and … …a collection of sacred music by Arvo Pärt, Julia Wolfe, Caroline Shaw, interspersed with songs from the Laudario di Cortona, Italy.
Anton Bruckner & Michael Haydn: Motets cover
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ANTON BRUCKNER / MICHAEL HAYDN
Anton Bruckner & Michael Haydn: Motets
MDR Leipzig Radio Choir Philipp Ahmann
[ Pentatone / Hybrid SACD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
TWO MASTERS OF AUSTRIAN CHURCH MUSIC COMBINED The MDR Leipzig Radio Choir and its chief conductor Philipp Ahmann present motets by Anton Bruckner and Michael Haydn. While Bruckner's Locus iste, Christus factus est and Ave Maria enjoy great...
Handel: Ariodante (complete opera) cover
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Bach: 'Meins Lebens Licht' Cantata BWV 45-198 & Motet BWV 118 cover
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J.S BACH
Bach: 'Meins Lebens Licht' Cantata BWV 45-198 & Motet BWV 118
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe (director) / Dorothee Mields (soprano), Alex Potter (alto), Thomas Hobbs (tenor), Peter Kooij (bass)
[ Phi / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
After a widely acclaimed St John Passion in 2020 (Gramophone Editor's Choice, BBC Music Magazine Choice, Trophée Radio Classique), Philippe Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale Gent continue their in-depth exploration of the works of the composer who...
Bach: Sonatas & Partitas cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Bach: Sonatas & Partitas
Augustin Hadelich
[ Warner Classics / CD - due 9/Apr/2021 ]
"Recording Bach's complete Six Sonatas and Partitas has long been a dream of mine," says Augustin Hadelich "They are formidable tests of technical ability and stamina, but also of musical imagination and expressive range - they never cease to provide...
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I cover
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J.S BACH
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
Aaron Pilsan (piano)
[ Alpha Classics / 2 CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
Aaron Pilsan is only twenty-five years old, but he already has a busy career to his credit, with a solo album devoted to Beethoven and Schubert - very well received by the critics - and another of duo repertory with the cellist Kian Soltani. A...
Bartók, Ravel, Kurtág, Coulais cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Bartók, Ravel, Kurtág, Coulais
Hélène Collerette (violin), Cyril Dupuy & Ludovit Kovac (cymbalums)
[ Signature / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
"Romanian folk dances" (1915) a suite of six short works for piano composed by Béla Bartók, is performed here in an arrangement for violin and cimbalom. Bartók wrote his Solo violin sonata (a commission from Yehudi Menuhin) in 1944: The folklore...
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
[ Sony Classical / CD - due 9/Apr/2021 ]
MusicAeterna's recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 is the long-awaited sister-recording to Teodor Currentzis' and musicAeterna's Beethoven Symphony No. 5 album. Recorded at the Vienna Konzerthaus in August 2018.
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas 4, 5 & 7 cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas 4, 5 & 7
Viktoria Mullova (violin), Alasdair Beatson (piano)
[ Onyx Classcis / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
Viktoria Mullova's first album of Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Nos 3 & 9'Kreutzer' with Kristian Bezuidenhout, was reviewed enthusiastically by Gramophone magazine. ' The sound, in these familiar pieces has a startling clarity'; it went on to say that...
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Martin Helmchen (piano)
[ BIS / CD - due 9/May/2021 ]
Zimmermann and Helmchen continue their acclaimed traversal.
Booming Bass & Baritone: Best Loved Opera Arias cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Booming Bass & Baritone: Best Loved Opera Arias
Lado Ataneli (Baritone), Matthias Goerne, (Baritone), Carlo Colombara (Bass), Samuel Ramey (Bass)
[ Naxos / CD - due 23/Apr/2021 ]
From the jack-of-all-trades, Figaro, to the impotent jester Rigoletto, and from the heroic William Tell to the mischievous Méphistophélès, these larger-than-life characters for baritone and bass represent the grandeur of great music combined with...
Brahms: Trio, Op. 114 & Sonatas, Op. 120 cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Trio, Op. 114 & Sonatas, Op. 120
Miguel Da Silva (viola), Xavier Phillips (cello), François-Frédéric Guy (violin)
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
Brahms's Trio op.114, originally conceived for clarinet (like the two Sonatas op.120), is presented here in its version with viola: 'Like all Brahms's works, this trio is a vocal, melodic piece. And the viola is perhaps the instrument of the string...
The Brandenburg Project: Twelve Concertos cover
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J.S BACH / VARIOUS COMPOSERS
The Brandenburg Project: Twelve Concertos
The Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (cond)
[ BIS / 3 CD - due 9/Apr/2021 ]
Bach's celebrated concertos are joined by new commissions.
Clair-Obscur cover
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STRAUSS / BERG / ZEMLINSKY
Clair-Obscur
Sandrine Piau (soprano), Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté, Jean-François Verdier
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
'The dreamer! That double of our existence, that chiaroscuro of the thinking being', wrote Gaston Bachelard in 1961. 'The old is dying, the new cannot be born, and in that chiaroscuro, monsters appear', adds Antonio Gramsci. Sandrine Piau has chosen...
César Franck: Triptyques -Piano Works cover
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CÉSAR FRANCK
César Franck: Triptyques -Piano Works
Daniel Isoir (piano)
[ Muso / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
The pianist Daniel Isoir is the son of one of the greatest French organists, who died in 2016, André Isoir. Like all children of musicians, he was bathed in music from birth, was impregnated with the organ repertory and notably with the works of...
Davis: Solace cover
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OLIVER DAVIS
Davis: Solace
Oliver Davis (Piano and Vocals), Kerenza Peacock, Jonathan Hill (Violins), Katherine Jenkinson, Nicholas Holland (Cellos)
[ Signum / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Recorded at the height of the international Covid lockdown, Oliver Davis's sixth album for Signum is a feat of both technological as well as artistic achievement. Following from draws together artists from across the globe for a selection of moving...
Dubugnon: Klavieriana and Chamber Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 cover
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Fisher: Symphonies Nos. 1-6 cover
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JOHN ABRAHAM FISHER
Fisher: Symphonies Nos. 1-6
Petra Žďárská, Harpsichord Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice Michael Halász
[ Naxos / CD - due 26/Mar/2021 ]
Described as having 'natural genius', John Abraham Fisher was a significant figure in London during the second half of the 18th century. A virtuoso violinist, he also wrote admired stage works for the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. His orchestral...
Hagen: Orson Rehearsed cover
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DARON HAGEN
Hagen: Orson Rehearsed
Omar Mulero and Robert Frankenberry (tenors), Robert Orth (baritone), Fifth House Ensemble, Roger Zahab
[ Naxos / CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Daron Hagen is a Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Kennedy Center Friedheim Award-winning composer, with a catalog of internationally performed work spanning four decades. His operafilm Orson Rehearsed is the psychological, emotional, and spiritual...
Handel: Brockes-Passion cover
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GEORG FREDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Brockes-Passion
Sandrine Piau; Stuart Jackson; Konstantin Krimmel; Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen
[ Alpha Classics / 2 CD - due 12/Mar/2021 ]
Barthold Heinrich Brockes wrote a libretto on the Passion of Christ - based on the account in Matthew's Gospel - which was set to music by many composers of his time, including Reinhard Keiser, Georg Philip Telemann and George Frideric Handel. It is...