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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Beethoven: String Quartets Nos. 1-16 (complete, inc. Grosse Fuge) cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: String Quartets Nos. 1-16 (complete, inc. Grosse Fuge)
Budapest String Quartet
[ Sony Classical / 12 CD Box Set - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
"This 1951-52 Beethoven cycle is a significant moment in the history of chamber music recording, newly restored to prominence."
Berlioz: Harold In Italy & Other Orchestral Works cover
add to cart $27.00 Pre-order
HECTOR BERLIOZ / CARL MARIA VON WEBER
Berlioz: Harold In Italy & Other Orchestral Works
Lawrence Power (viola), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze
[ Hyperion / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
'Wine, blood, joy and rage mingle in mutual intoxication and make music together' was Berlioz's (impractical) description of the finale of 'Harold': he would surely have rejoiced in this impassioned performance from Lawrence Power, Andrew Manze and...
Biber: The Mystery Sonatas cover
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HEINRICH BIBER
Biber: The Mystery Sonatas
Boston Baroque; Martin Pearlman, Christina Day Martinson
[ Linn / 2 CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
Heinrich Biber's astonishingly powerful and deeply emotional Mystery Sonatas represent a triumph of Baroque invention. Boston Baroque's Christina Day Martinson delivers a technical tour de force, as she navigates the virtuosic challenges presented by...
Bononcini: Divertimenti da Camera, Transcription for Harpsichord; cover
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BONONCINI
Bononcini: Divertimenti da Camera, Transcription for Harpsichord;
Giovanni Paganelli (harpsichord)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Like many of his compatriots Giovanni Battista Bononcini left his native country Italy to spread his wings across Europe, serving at important posts in Vienna and Berlin, to finally settle in London, where he became a fashionable composer and...
Bonporti: Sonatas Op.2 for 2 Violins and B.C. cover
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FRANCESCO ANTONIO BONPORTI
Bonporti: Sonatas Op.2 for 2 Violins and B.C.
Labirinti Armonici
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Francesco Bonporti (1672-1749) lived for the largest part of his life in Trento, his native town. He studied in Rome, and was influenced by Arcangelo Corelli, whose style of imitative counterpoint he invests with dramatic elements. His fame spread...
Bozza: Complete Works for Solo Flute cover
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EUGENE BOZZA
Bozza: Complete Works for Solo Flute
Marieke Schneemann (flute)
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
First recording: the complete works for flute solo by Bozza! • Eugène Bozza lived from 1905-1991. Born in Nice, he studied at the Paris Conservatoire and did brilliantly in violin, conducting and composition. Bozza lived through most of the 20th...
Brahms: Piano Concerto Nos 1 & 2 cover
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BRAHMS
Brahms: Piano Concerto Nos 1 & 2
Vincenzo Maltempo, Mitteleuropa Orchestra
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
Crowning the very summit of the piano concerto literature are the two examples by Brahms, posing as stern a test of technique, temperament and poetic feeling to the interpreter now as they did when they were composed over a century and a half ago....
Clarinet Trios cover
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FRÜHLING & ZEMLINSKY
Clarinet Trios
Davide Bandieri, Joel Marosi, Marja-Liisa Marosi
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
Alexander Zemlinsky lived from 1871 till 1942, born and bred in Vienna, and his whole life very much a child of his city. Vienna at the turn of the century was the scene of far-reaching cultural changes, the Romantic Era of Brahms, Wagner and Mahler...
Claude Debussy - Maurice Ravel / String Quartets cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY / MAURICE RAVEL
Claude Debussy - Maurice Ravel / String Quartets
Jerusalem Quartet
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
A century after his death on 25 March 1918, many Harmonia Mundi artists have paid tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great 'colourist' and father of modern music. The musicians of the Jerusalem Quartet offer a new...
Correa de Arauxo: Organ Music; cover
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CORREA DE ARAUXO
Correa de Arauxo: Organ Music;
Francesco Cera
[ Brilliant Classics / 2 CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
17th-century Spanish toccatas, fantasias and inventions by a master organ composer from Seville. It may be pure coincidence, but in 1626, it was two enlightened intellectuals from Seville - artist Diego Velázquez and composer Francisco Correa de...
C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto & Sympho cover
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C.P.E. BACH
C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto & Sympho
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Ensemble Resonanz, Riccardo Minasi
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
Why should music 'before Mozart' now be the sole preserve of period-instrument orchestras? For some years now, Ensemble Resonanz has challenged this idea, without ever neglecting the notion of the sheer pleasure to be derived from the concertos and...
Debussy Centenary Discoveries cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Debussy Centenary Discoveries
Jean-Pierre Armengaud (piano), Cyrille Dubois (tenor), Natalie Pérez (soprano), Olivier Chauzu (piano), Ensemble Les Essenti'elles
[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
Debussy Centenary Discoveries offers new insights into a captivating, inventive and influential musical genius. Each recording on these 3-CDs is in some way a first!
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (Complete Opera recorded in 1958) cover
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GAETANO DONIZETTI
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (Complete Opera recorded in 1958)
Rosanna Carteri, Luigi Alva, Giuseppe Taddei, Rolando Panerai / Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Tullio Serafin
[ Warner Classics The Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
L'elisir d'amore is an 'essential' Italian comic opera and this 1958 recording, recorded with the forces of La Scala, Milan has a distinctively Italian pedigree. If its Nemorino, Luigi Alva, was born in Peru, he trained and established his reputation...
The Dufay Spectacle cover
add to cart $35.00 Pre-order
GUILLAUME DUFAY
The Dufay Spectacle
Gothic Voices
[ Linn / CD - due 27/Apr/2018 ]
Following its Linn debut which saw the 'revitalisation of an iconic group' (Choir & Organ), Gothic Voices presents The Dufay Spectacle, featuring special guest Andrew Lawrence-King. In a pageant of versatility featuring France's greatest...
Dussek: Sonatas Op.39 & Op.25 No.2 cover
add to cart $18.00 Pre-order
DUSSEK
Dussek: Sonatas Op.39 & Op.25 No.2
Piet Kuijken (fortepiano)
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 25/May/2018 ]
The continuation of an exciting new project: the recording of the complete piano sonatas by Dussek! Johann Ladislaus Dussek (1760-1812) was born in rural Bohemia. He led a restless life, travelling Europe as a keyboard virtuoso and settling in...
An English Sett for Trumpet cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
An English Sett for Trumpet
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Daniel-Ben Pienaar
[ Linn / CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
Trumpeter Jonathan Freeman-Attwood and pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar continue their 'ear-ticklingly imaginative' series of musical reinventions with a celebration of the golden era of English music. Featuring heavyweights of the 16th and 17th centuries,...
Il Mantovano Hebreo cover
add to cart $35.00 Pre-order
SALOMONE ROSSI
Il Mantovano Hebreo
Profeti della Quinta
[ Linn / CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
Profeti della Quinta makes its Linn debut with a unique programme of Italian madrigals, instrumental pieces and Hebrew prayers by Salomone Rossi (c. 1570-c. 1630). The programme encompasses Rossi's many-faceted talents both as a court composer in the...
Delibes: Lakme (Complete Opera recorded in 1971) cover
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LEO DELIBES
Delibes: Lakme (Complete Opera recorded in 1971)
Mady Mesple, Charles Burles, Roger Soyer / Opera-Comique / Alain Lombard
[ Erato The Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
"Mady Mesplé's very French, light girlish tone admirably suggests the virginal character and innocence of the heroine: her intonation is impeccable, her coloratura seemingly effortless" Gramophone
Lalo: Le roi d'Ys (Complete Opera recorded in 1957) cover
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EDOUARD LALO
Lalo: Le roi d'Ys (Complete Opera recorded in 1957)
Janine Micheau, Rita Gorr, Henri Legay, Jean Borthayre / Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion française, André Cluytens
[ Erato The Home of Opera / 2 CD - due 25/Apr/2018 ]
Lalo's Le Roi d'Ys draws on the same Breton myth of a submerged city as Debussy's La Cathédrale engloutie. A great success at its 1888 premiere at Paris's Opéra Comique, it even reached the Metropolitan Opera, New York, but its current rarity on the...
Laurenzi: La Finta Savia, Arias cover
add to cart $18.00 Pre-order
LAURENZI
Laurenzi: La Finta Savia, Arias
Ensemble Sezione Aurea, Filippo Pantieri
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 22/Jun/2018 ]
This new recording presents a selection of the most beautiful arias from La finta savia written for Venice in 1643 by Filiberto Laurenzi (1620-1651), a composer from Bertinoro. Laurenzi worked between Rome and the most renowned courts of Italy and...