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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Bach: Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 38: The Earliest Works cover
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C. P. E. BACH
Bach: Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 38: The Earliest Works
Miklós Spányi (harpsichord)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Jul/2019 ]
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was more systematic than many of his composer colleagues when it came to keeping track of his own works and made at least two catalogues of his compositions for solo keyboard. At various times he also destroyed manuscripts...
Bach: The Lute Suites cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: The Lute Suites
Franz Halász (guitar)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 7/Jun/2019 ]
The universal appeal of the music of Johannes Sebastian Bach is such that most musicians, regardless of their instrument, long to play it. As a consequence, his works are constantly being arranged for other instruments - following a practice that...
Bach: Wo soll ich fliehen hin cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Wo soll ich fliehen hin
Cellini Consort
[ Ramee / CD - due 12/Jul/2019 ]
"Musicians and composers long regarded rearranging and reworking pieces - their own or other people's - as an essential and ordinary aspect of their craft. It was also a side of music history that spent some time in near invisibility, as historically...
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/1, 14/2, 53 & 54 cover
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Angela Hewitt
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp 2/1, 14/2, 53 & 54
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
The penultimate release in Angela Hewitt's cycle of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas. The listener's understanding is again enhanced by Angela's illuminating booklet notes, in which she sets out her approach to performing these most canonic of...
Brahms: The Five Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol.1 cover
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Brahms: The Five Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Vol.1
Ulf Wallin (violin) / Roland Pontinen (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 7/Jun/2019 ]
The first disc of two in a survey which includes Brahms' own violin versions of the clarinet sonatas.
Corelli: Opus 1 & 3: Church Sonatas cover
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ARCANGELO CORELLI
Corelli: Opus 1 & 3: Church Sonatas
The Avison Ensemble
[ Linn / 2 CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
Corelli: Opus 1 & 3: Church Sonatas is the final recording in The Avison Ensemble's celebration of Corelli's chamber music and the sixth album in their critically acclaimed series of recordings with Linn. Released to mark the 300th anniversary of the...
Corelli: Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas cover
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ARCANGELO CORELLI
Corelli: Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas
The Avison Ensemble, Pavlo Beznosiuk
[ Linn / 2 CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas is the third in The Avison Ensemble's celebration of Corelli's chamber music and the fifth album in their critically acclaimed series of recordings with Linn. Released to mark the 300th anniversary of the death of the...
Debussy: Nocturnes etc. cover
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CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Debussy: Nocturnes etc.
Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Lan Shui
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 7/Jun/2019 ]
Third and final disc in Lan Shui's successful Debussy series with Singapore SO. The works on this recording were written at various periods in Claude Debussy's life, and reflect different aspects of him: from a young man stylistically unsure of...
Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears cover
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JOHN DOWLAND
Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Phantasm, Elizabeth Kenny
[ Linn / CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
This wonderful album has won two major Early Music awards: the 2017 Gramophone Award and the 2017 Diapason d'or de l'année. It was also named a BBC Radio 3 Building A Library 'First Choice'. John Dowland's gifts as an exceptional melodist are evident...
Fasch: Quartets and Concertos cover
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JOHANN FRIEDRICH FASCH
Fasch: Quartets and Concertos
Ensemble Marsyas, Peter Whelan, Pamela Thorby
[ Linn / CD - due 10/Jul/2019 ]
Ensemble Marsyas' recording of Johann Fasch's finest chamber music demonstrates why the man and his music were so appreciated in his own lifetime. Founding member Peter Whelan and "the queen of the recorder" (BBC Radio 3) Pamela Thorby are the...
Haochen Zhang plays Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky cover
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PROKOFIEV / TCHAIKOVSKY
Haochen Zhang plays Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky
Haochen Zhang (piano), Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Dima Slobodeniouk
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Aug/2019 ]
Winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn competition, Haochen Zhang is no stranger to a challenge. On this début concerto disc he proves this once more, boldly jumping in at the deep end as he takes on Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2. The demands posed...
Haydn: The Seven Last Words Of Christ cover
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JOSEPH HAYDN
Haydn: The Seven Last Words Of Christ
Nicolas Stavy (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Jul/2019 ]
The Seven Last Words of Christ refers to the seven short phrases uttered by Jesus on the cross, as gathered from the New Testament. Over the centuries the crucifixion has served as inspiration to countless composers, and settings of these utterances...
Holst: The Planets / Elgar: Enigma Variations cover
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GUSTAV HOLST / EDWARD ELGAR
Holst: The Planets / Elgar: Enigma Variations
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Litton
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Jul/2019 ]
It is striking that two of the true classics in English orchestral music were composed within the short space of some fifteen years around the turn of the previous century. Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations have charmed as well as fascinated listeners...
Janácek: The diary of one who disappeared & other works cover
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LEOS JANACEK
Janácek: The diary of one who disappeared & other works
Nicky Spence (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Jun/2019 ]
Like many of Janácek's late masterpieces, the genesis of the 'Diary' is unseparable from its composer's intense, obsessional love for Kamila Stösslová. A song-cycle like no other, here it's the main work in a recital which showcases...
Leifs: Edda II: The Lives of the Gods cover
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Liszt: Piano Transcriptions - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique cover
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FRANZ LISZT
Liszt: Piano Transcriptions - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Idil Biret (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 20/Jul/2019 ]
"offers greater temperament and excitement than many of the orchestral versions. A pianistic tour de force" ClassicCD
Martinsson: Into Eternity cover
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ROLF MARTINSSON
Martinsson: Into Eternity
Lisa Larsson (soprano), Malmö Symphony Orchestra / Paul Mägi
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 5/Jul/2019 ]
The music on Presentiment, a 2018 release with four orchestral works by Rolf Martinsson, was described by one critic as 'bold and uncompromisingly personal, eschewing avant-garde modernism and engaging us with solidly expert conventional techniques...
Modonville: Harpsichord pieces with voice or violin cover
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MONDONVILLE
Modonville: Harpsichord pieces with voice or violin
William Christie, Judith Nelson, Stanley Ritchie
[ Camera Obscura / Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 14/Jun/2019 ]
Camerata Obscura is harmonia mundi's first collection aimed at exploring the connection between photography and music. In collaboration with the National School of Photography in Arles, a foursome of young artists was invited to take a fresh look at...
Music for Saint Katherine of Alexandria cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Music for Saint Katherine of Alexandria
The Binchois Consort / Andrew Kirkman
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
A poignant, poetic evocation of the conjectural life and death of Saint Katherine: there is a natural sympathy between The Binchois Consort's programme and the accompanying illustrations of alabaster from the fifteenth and twenty-first centuries.
Nicodé: Ein Liebesleben & other piano works cover
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JEAN LOUIS NICODE
Nicodé: Ein Liebesleben & other piano works
Simon Callaghan (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 31/May/2019 ]
Felix Draeseke's description of Nicodé as 'more a moderate progressive than a cacophonist' - in contrast to his younger contemporary Richard Strauss - may have been intended as a compliment, but doesn't begin to do justice to this profoundly...