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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Albinoni: Opera Arias & Instrumental Music cover
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TOMASO ALBINONI
Albinoni: Opera Arias & Instrumental Music
Ana Quintans (soprano) / Concerto de'Cavalieri, Marcello di Lisa
[ Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 25/Jan/2018 ]
"Di Lisa's energetic conducting and Quintans's stylish singing reveal Albinoni's talents for musical invention and tunefulness." Gramophone
Anne-Sophie Mutter - A Portrait cover
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VIVALDI / MOZART / BACH / MASSENET / SARASATE
Anne-Sophie Mutter - A Portrait
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) with Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, French National Orchestra, Academy St Martin in the Fields
[ Erato Warner Classics Inspiration / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
When she was only five, Anne-Sophie Mutter already had just a single wish: to play the violin. It wasn't long before she was being showered with prizes and awards. No lesser figure than Herbert von Karajan took her under his wing and paved the way...
Handel: Arcadian Duets / Various: Lamenti cover
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HANDEL / CAVALLI / MONTEVERDI / STROZZI / LANDI / CARISSIMI
Handel: Arcadian Duets / Various: Lamenti
Natalie Dessay, Varonique Gens, Patrizia Ciofi, Veronique Gens, Joyce DiDonato, Philippe Jaroussky / Le Concert d'Astrae, Emmanuelle Haim
[ Erato / 2 CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
"they relish the expressive potential of the amorous texts and Handel's piercing dissonances, abetted by the varied colours and light, springing rhythms of the continuo group.Handel-singing surely doesn't come much better than that." ***** BBC Music
Bach: An Italian Journey cover
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Luca Oberti
Bach: An Italian Journey
[ Arcana / CD - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
After his first solo album of music by Marchand and Clérambault, released in 2015 and nominated for a Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the harpsichordist Luca Oberti, who has performed on the international scene for years alongside such...
Beethoven: Diabelli Variationos cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Diabelli Variationos
Martin Helmchen
[ Alpha / CD - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
The pianist Martin Helmchen has now joined Alpha for several recordings. Acknowledged as one of the leading pianists of his generation, an eminent interpreter of the German repertoire, Helmchen will explore various periods and composers (including...
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki, Ann-Helen Moen (soprano), Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo-soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor)
[ BIS / CD - due 9/Feb/2018 ]
Beethoven began composing the Missa solemnis in 1819, when he learned that his patron (and pupil) Archduke Rudolph was going to be appointed Cardinal Archbishop of Olmütz. The plan was for the mass to be ready for performance at the enthronement...
Black Is The Colour cover
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BERIO / RAVEL / FALLA
Black Is The Colour
Anna Stéphany, Labyrinth Ensemble
[ Alpha / CD - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
Alpha continues its collaboration with the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and its Academy, which will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in 2018. We invite you to discover artists of great talent who take us on a trip to Auvergne, Sicily, Armenia and...
Bliss: the Beautitudes cover
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SIR ARTHUR BLISS
Bliss: the Beautitudes
Emily Birsan (soprano), Ben Johnson (tenor), Sir Andrew Davis
[ Chandos / CD - due 23/Feb/2018 ]
Excelling in recordings of Delius, Elgar, and Holst, Sir Andrew Davis here presents a spirited programme of works by Sir Arthur Bliss. It follows a recording of Morning Heroes that made the top recommendations of 2015; likewise recorded in...
Brahms: Cello Sonatas / Hungarian Dances cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Cello Sonatas / Hungarian Dances
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras are long-established as a duo team, but this is the first time that Queyras has joined Tharaud for an Erato recording.
Brahms: Symphonuies Nos 3 & 4 cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: Symphonuies Nos 3 & 4
NDR Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand
[ Sony Classical Masters / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
"What a Brahms cycle! Günter Wand's fairly brisk tempos, astute sense of linear clarity, and palpable dynamic intensity often hold a modern-day sonic mirror to Toscanini's way with the composer." 10/10 ClassicsToday
Cantates et Musique Sacree cover
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CHARLES GOUNOD
Cantates et Musique Sacree
Flemish Radio Choir, Brussels Philharmonic, Hervé Niquet
[ Ediciones Singulares / CD/Book - due 26/Jan/2018 ]
An icon of French Romanticism thanks to the enduring popularity of his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette, Charles Gounod competed three times for the prestigious Prix de Rome between 1837 and 1839. Thus he composed three unpublished cantatas for...
Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 / Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 / Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 cover
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DVORAK / TCHAIKOVSKY / BORODIN
Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 / Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1 / Borodin: String Quartet No. 2
Escher String Quartet
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
'Full-blooded quartet playing in the grand, classic manner: extrovert and eloquent' is how the performances of the Escher String Quartet were described in a review of their recording of Mendelssohn's first and fourth quartets in BBC Music Magazine....
Eivind Buene: Violin Concerto & Miniatures / Rolf Wallin: Under City Skin & Appearances cover
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EIVIND BUENE / ROLF WALLIN
Eivind Buene: Violin Concerto & Miniatures / Rolf Wallin: Under City Skin & Appearances
Peter Herresthal (violin) / Øyvind Bjorå (conductor)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
Following his 2001 album of works by Arne Nordheim, Norwegian violinist Peter Herresthal and BIS have collaborated on the project 'A String of Releases' - recordings of contemporary violin concertos, in several cases written especially for...
Entropia cover
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LAURI PORRA
Entropia
Jaako Kuusisto
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 2/Feb/2018 ]
Great-grandson of composer Jean Sibelius, Lauri Porra began playing the cello at the age of six, but later switched to bass guitar. In addition to his work as a composer for orchestra, film and media, he is a member of the heavy metal band...
Lalande: Grands Motets cover
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MICHEL RICHARD de LALANDE
Lalande: Grands Motets
Les Pages & les Chantres de Versailles, Olivier Schneebeli / The Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom / The King's Consort
[ Erato Veritas / 2 CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
Michel-Richard de Lalande was the leading composer of sacred music at the French court during the 17th Century. His Grands Motets - he composed 77 - dominated the repertory of the Royal Chapel during his lifetime and after, until the 1770s in the...
Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 26 & 86; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major cover
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HAYDN / MOZART
Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 26 & 86; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major
Aisslinn Nosky (violin) / Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers
[ Coro / CD - due 23/Feb/2018 ]
Continuing their acclaimed live series on CORO, the Handel and Haydn Society presents one of Haydn's early Sturm und Drang (storm and stress) symphonies - No. 26 in D minor. More commonly known as 'Lamentatione' because of its association with Easter...
Heggie: Great Scott (complete opera cover
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JACK HEGGIE
Heggie: Great Scott (complete opera
Joyce DiDonato, Ailyn Pérez, Frederica von Stade, Nathan Gunn / Orchestra and Chorus of The Dallas Opera, Patrick Summers
[ Erato / Warner Classics / 2 CD - due 25/Jan/2018 ]
"[Heggie's] gift for creative partnerships is supreme...The conceit gets DiDonato singing watery pastiche Bellini, scaling coloratura flights, surviving a mad scene and crooning in velvet; all pleasing to hear" Times
Maria Callas - The Studio Recitals cover
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VERDI / PUCCINI / ROSSINI / DONIZETTI / MOZART / etc
Maria Callas - The Studio Recitals
Maria Callas (soprano) with Franco Corelli, Georges Pretre, Joseph Rouleau, Tullio Serafin, Monica Sinclair, etc
[ Warner Classics / 14 CD Box Set - due 25/Jan/2018 ]
This outstanding collection of studio recitals provides fascinating insights into Maria Callas's career and her unique artistry and musicality. Encompassing the core operatic repertoire for which she was most revered, as well as roles that she never...
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 25 & 27 cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 25 & 27
Piotr Anderszewski (piano) Chamber Orchestra of Europe
[ Warner Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
This pairing of concertos Nos 25 and 27, recorded with Chamber Orchestra of Europe, is Piotr Anderszewski's third Warner Classics album of Mozart concertos. "In Mozart I tend to prefer to direct from the keyboard," he explains, "His concertos are...
Paganini: 24 Caprices cover
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NICCOLO PAGANINI
Paganini: 24 Caprices
Augustin Hadelich (violin)
[ Warner Classics / CD - due 1/Feb/2018 ]
The elegant, but impassioned musicianship of Augustin Hadelich evokes the violinists of the 'golden age' of the early and mid-20th century. Winner in 2015 of the inaugural Warner Music Prize, Hadelich now releases his first recording for Warner...