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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Bartók & Korngold: Piano Quintets cover
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BELA BARTOK / ERICH KORNGOLD
Bartók & Korngold: Piano Quintets
Piers Lane (piano), Goldner String Quartet
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
Youthful piano quintets from Korngold the arch-Romantic and Bartók in his pre-modernist vein make a fascinating comparison. This album offers a snapshot of early twentieth-century Austro-Hungarian chamber music as represented by two of its most...
Beethoven Alive! cover
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Beethoven Alive!
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
Beethoven the classic, the revolutionary, the visionary. This selection is a trip that reveals the multiple genius of one of the greatest composers of all time. You will be delighted with some masterpieces of his repertoire as well as with rare...
Beethoven: Sonatas Opus 106, 111 cover
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BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Sonatas Opus 106, 111
Filippo Gorini (piano)
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
After a first recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations acclaimed by the critics (Diapason d'Or, BBC, Guardian, Le Monde) Filippo Gorini, a student of Alfred Brendel and winner of the first Prize and Audience Prize of the Bonn Beethoven...
Compositrices à l'aube du XXe siècle cover
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BORIS / BOULANGER / DE GRANDVAL / HOLMES
Compositrices à l'aube du XXe siècle
Juliette Hurel (flute), Hélène Couvert (piano)
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
Juliette Hurel and Hélène Couvert, who have long enjoyed a close rapport on the concert platform and on disc, here celebrate five French women composers at the turn of the twentieth century. Countess Clémence de Grandval was the composer of some...
The Contrast - English Poetry in Song cover
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WALTON / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / BRIDGE / WATKINS / QUILTER
The Contrast - English Poetry in Song
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)
[ BIS / CD - due 7/Feb/2020 ]
Song composition has been a constant in British music since the lute and consort works of the early seventeenth century. By 1900, it had developed into a sophisticated genre embraced by almost all serious composers. The music on this amply-filled...
Decca - The Supreme Record Company: A CLASSICAL LEGACY cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Decca - The Supreme Record Company: A CLASSICAL LEGACY
Various artists incls Jessye Norman, Sir Georg Solti, Takacs Quartet, Cecile Bartoli, Benjamin Britten, Luciano Pavarotti, Christopher Hogwood, Bernar
[ Decca / 56 CD Box Set - due 22/Jan/2020 ]
A limited-edition 50-CD set of legendary recordings celebrating the world-renowned DECCA sound. Classic-status pioneering stereo recordings from the past 55 years and starring a galaxy of internationally-acclaimed artistic talent.
Dupont & Benoit: Piano Concertos cover
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AUGUSTE DUPONT / PETER BENOIT
Dupont & Benoit: Piano Concertos
Howard Shelley (piano), Sinfonieorchester St Gallen, Howard Shelley (conductor)
[ Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 80 / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
The figures of Auguste Dupont and Peter Benoit may be little known outside their native Belgium, yet both enjoyed pianistic and pedagogical success in their lifetimes. Benoit's symphonic poem is a piano concerto in all but name, ending with a...
Elgar: Cello Concerto cover
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ELGAR
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ Decca / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
Award-winning British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason returns with Elgar, a brand new album of works anchored around Elgar's Cello Concerto - arguably the best-known work in the classical canon written for solo cello.
Feinberg: Piano Sonatas Nos 1-6 cover
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SAMUIL FEINBERG
Feinberg: Piano Sonatas Nos 1-6
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 20/Mar/2020 ]
One phenomenal composer-pianist's homage to another. Samuil Feinberg's music is here championed by Marc-André Hamelin, whose performances are sensitive to all its shadows and anxieties while being-of course-fully equal to the prodigious technical...
Haydn 2032 Volume 8: La Roxolana cover
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HAYDN / BARTOK
Haydn 2032 Volume 8: La Roxolana
Giovanni Antonini / Il Giardino Armonico
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
For its eighth volume, Haydn2032 invites us on a musical journey that takes the Balkan route. Of all the 'Viennese Classical School', Joseph Haydn is certainly the composer closest to folk music, first because he spent his early years in the...
J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion
Bach Collegium Japan chorus & orchestra / Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS / 2 CD - due 7/Feb/2020 ]
Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan made their first recording of the St Matthew Passion in March 1999. Twenty years later, in April 2019, it was time once again, as the singers and players gathered in the concert hall of the Saitama Arts...
L'Arianna cover
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HAYDN / HANDEL / SCARLATTI
L'Arianna
Kate Lindsey, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen
[ Alpha / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
After a first album dedicated to Weill, Zemlinsky and Korngold (Alpha272), Kate Lindsey explores here her other repertoire of choice, the music of the eighteenth century. In partnership with Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo, she has recorded three...
Liszt: The Complete Songs Volume 6 cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: The Complete Songs Volume 6
Julia Kleiter (soprano), Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
A programme of exquisite miniatures, alternative versions and a wonderful quasi-operatic scena: this is a tantalizing Lisztian recital to showcase the artistry of Julia Kleiter. ...
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 3 'Pastoral' & 4 cover
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RALF VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 3 'Pastoral' & 4
David Butt Philip (tenor) / BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/Jan/2020 ]
"Brabbins's attention to dynamic detail is also striking, both in the first movement (note the really hushed level of the development before the recapitulation really erupts) and the troubling demeanour of the slow movement" (Gramophone)
The Well-Tempered Consort - I cover
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J. S. BACH
The Well-Tempered Consort - I
Phantasm
[ Linn / CD - due 24/Jan/2020 ]
In this new recording Phantasm make no excuses for arranging some of Bach's remarkable keyboard music for a consort of viols. Led by director Laurence Dreyfus they go on a conscious mission to uncover the hidden riches concealed behind the more...