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: Piano Trios - Archduke, The Ghost cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Trios - Archduke, The Ghost
Renaud Capuçon (violin) Gautier Capuçon (cello) Frank Braley (piano)
[ Erato Classics / CD - due 28/Feb/2020 ]
"Together, all three musicians have the quality that is the most priceless of all in playing chamber music," wrote The Guardian when the Capuçons and Braley played the 'Archduke' at London's Wigmore Hall.
Gershwin: Porgy & Bess (complete opera from the Metropolitan) cover
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GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN
Gershwin: Porgy & Bess (complete opera from the Metropolitan)
Eric Owens, Angel Blue, Latonia Moore, Golda Schultz, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine / David Robertson (cond)
[ Warner Classics Metropolitan Opera / 3 CD Box Set - due 28/Feb/2020 ]
"Authoritative and gripping ... The magnificent bass-baritone Eric Owens gives one of the finest performances of his distinguished career … The sumptuously voiced soprano Angel Blue is radiant." New York Times
Jančevskis: Aeternum & other choral works cover
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JEKOBS JANCEVSKIS
Jančevskis: Aeternum & other choral works
Riga Cathedral Choir School Mixed Choir, Jurģis Cābulis (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Feb/2020 ]
Jēkabs Jančevskis is a young Latvian composer and an exponent of that thrilling, accessible brand of choral writing which flourishes in the Baltic States as nowhere else, and which has become something of an established Hyperion...
Coleridge: Requiem cover
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MATTHEW COLERIDGE
Coleridge: Requiem
RSVP Voices, Guy Johnston, Stephen Farr
[ Willowhayne Records / CD - due 28/Feb/2020 ]
Matthew Coleridge's beautiful and moving Requiem was written in 2016. Choosing to omit certain sections such as the Dies Irae and In Paradisum, the Requiem shows an affinity towards the music of Ockeghem, de La Rue and Richafort. The work is a...
Vasks: Works for Piano Trio cover
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PETERIS VASKS
Vasks: Works for Piano Trio
Trio Palladio
[ Ondine / CD - due 28/Feb/2020 ]
Latvian composer Peteris Vasks (b. 1946) has earned much international acclaim through his deeply spiritual works of choral music, symphonies and concertos. Vasks list of works also includes several pieces of chamber music.
The Early Horn cover
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LEOPOLD & W. A. MOZART / CARL HEINRICH GRAUN / ANONYMOUS / GEORG PHIPIPP TELEMANN
The Early Horn
Ursula Paludan Monberg (horn), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen (conductor)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Feb/2020 ]
The Mozarts-father Leopold and son Wolfgang Amadeus-bookend a virtuosic recital from Ursula Paludan Monberg, who traces the development of the natural horn as a solo instrument throughout the eighteenth century.
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique & other works cover
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HECTOR BERLIOZ
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique & other works
Utah Symphony, Thierry Fischer (conductor) , with Philippe Quint (violin)
[ Hyperion / CD - due 28/Feb/2020 ]
The Mozarts-father Leopold and son Wolfgang Amadeus-bookend a virtuosic recital from Ursula Paludan Monberg, who traces the development of the natural horn as a solo instrument throughout the eighteenth century.
Légende arménienne cover
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KOMITAS / EUGENIE ALECIAN
Légende arménienne
Akhtamar Quartet
[ Cypres / CD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
The miniatures of Komitas have the merit of being able to condense in a few minutes all aspects of Armenian musical culture. Each of them is an invitation to travel, allowing us to discover the soul of a country through its music, both joyful and...
Bernstein: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 cover
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LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Bernstein: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2
Anna Larsson (mezzo-soprano) Roland Pöntinen (piano), Arctic Philharmonic, Christian Lindberg
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
At the age of 21, Leonard Bernstein wrote what he described as a 'Hebrew song' using a text from the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Three years later the song became the final movement of his Symphony No. 1.
Stevenson: Piano Music Volume Four cover
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RONALD STEVENSON
Stevenson: Piano Music Volume Four
Christopher Guild (piano)
[ Toccata Classics / CD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
This fourth volume in Christopher Guild's ongoing survey of the piano music of the pianist-composer Ronald Stevenson (1928-2015) - a major figure in the cultural life of twentieth-century Scotland - presents works inspired by the human voice, where...
Tchaikovsky: Serenade / Ballet Music [Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty] cover
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PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Serenade / Ballet Music [Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty]
Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
Swan Lake was among the Concertgebouw Orchestra's first stereo recordings for Decca. Sessions were taped in February 1961 and the performances and sound engineering are still as vivid as ever - in fact, quite overwhelming.
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 / Violin Concerto cover
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PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 / Violin Concerto
Ruggiero Ricci (violin) / Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, Erich Kleiber / New Symphony Orchestra of London, M. Sargent
[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
Despite being recorded under 78rpm conditions, in four- or five-minute sections, the Fourth Symphony is marked by a palpable symphonic rigour as well as the edgy brass which lends such intensity to Decca's Paris recordings of Russian music.
Grieg: The Three Violin Sonatas cover
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EDVARD GRIEG
Grieg: The Three Violin Sonatas
Eldbjørg Hemsing (violin) Simon Trpčeski (piano)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
Following acclaimed recordings of concertos by Dvořák and Shostakovich, by Tan Dun and Josef Suk, the Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing returns to her roots in this Grieg recital, joined by Simon Trpčeski at the piano.
20th Century Foxtrots Vol 1 - Austria and Czechia cover
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TAKACS / KRENEK / BENATZKY: / GROSZ / EISLER / etc
20th Century Foxtrots Vol 1 - Austria and Czechia
Gottlieb Wallisch (piano)
[ Grand Piano / CD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
During the inter-war period, in the cities of the West, a younger generation found ways to enjoy life in the form of dances such as shimmies, foxtrots, tangos and Charlestons: strong rhythms that became a symbol of a carefree and decadent era. The...
Mendelssohn & Enescu: Octets cover
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN / GEORGE ENESCU
Mendelssohn & Enescu: Octets
Gringolts Quartet and Meta4
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
Before Felix Mendelssohn produced his Octet for strings in 1825, only Louis Spohr had composed for a similar combination of instruments. Rather than an octet, however, Spohr's work was a 'double quartet' written for two equal but independent string...
Beethoven: 32 Sonatas cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: 32 Sonatas
Konstantin Lifschitz (piano)
[ Alpha Classics / 10 CD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
In a world like ours, shaped by centrifugal forces, even a monumental corpus like Beethoven's thirty wo piano sonatas can appear in a new light. Chronological examination of its genesis reveals fascinating parallels. - The Sonatas op.2 were published...
Bach: The Toccatas, BWV 910-916 cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: The Toccatas, BWV 910-916
Masaaki Suzuki (harpsichord)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
Very little is known about the origin of J. S. Bach's seven Toccatas (BWV 910-916) or of their use. They are believed to have been written before 1717 or the end of Bach's Weimar period - but it is quite possible that at least some of them were...
César Franck: Préludes, Fugues & Chorals cover
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CESAR FRANCK
César Franck: Préludes, Fugues & Chorals
Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
Given the paucity of César Franck's piano music on disc, Nikolai Lugansky's focus on this composer is to be commended. In his third release for harmonia mundi, the Russian pianist reveals an organ master strongly attached to the musical forms...
Berio: Coro cover
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LUCIANO BERIO
Berio: Coro
Norwegian Soloists' Choir, Norwegian Radio Orchestra [Coro], Grete Pedersen
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
Luciano Berio's Coro has been described as the work that 'exemplifies all the qualities that made him one of the leading composers of our time'. The work's full title is 'Coro for voices and instruments', and the 40 voices and 44 instrumentalists do...
Morlacchi: Tebaldo e Isolina (complete opera) cover
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FRANCESCO MORLACCHI
Morlacchi: Tebaldo e Isolina (complete opera)
Raúl Baglietto, Gheorghe Vlad, Annalisa D'Agosto, Silvano Zabe / Virtuosi Brunensis, Poznań Camerata Bach Choir, Antonino Fogliani
[ Naxos / 2 CD - due 6/Mar/2020 ]
Francesco Morlacchi was a native of Perugia, but early success led him to become music director of the Dresden Opera where he remained for the rest of his life despite having an opportunity to succeed Rossini in Naples in 1822.