These are the best-selling Classical titles this week at Marbecks and www.marbecks.co.nz.
CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS & OTHERS
Saint-Saens: Carnival Of The Animals [plus 'Grandpa Christmas']
The Kanneh-Masons with Michael Morpurgo and Olivia Colman
[ Decca / CD - released 13/Nov/2020 ]
Carnival is a very special collaboration between Academy Award-winning actor Olivia Colman, children's...
[ Sugar / Decca / CD - released 13/Nov/2020 ]
Believe follows Andrea Bocelli's record-breaking 'Music for Hope' performance at Easter from the historic...
EDWARD ELGAR / GARETH FARR
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor op.85 / Farr: Cello Concerto 'Chemin des Dames'
Sebastien Hurtaud (cello), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Benjamin Northey (conductor)
[ Rubicon / CD - released 6/Nov/2020 ]
New Zealand composer Gareth Farr wrote his cello concerto after discovering some family history. His...
Tavener: No longer mourn for me & other works for cello
Steven Isserlis (cello) / Philharmonia Orchestra, Trinity Boys Choir, Omer Meir Wellber
[ Hyperion / CD - released 30/Oct/2020 ]
"Steven Isserlis has understood how to draw out the vocal quality in both those pieces and adapt it...
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Angela Hewitt (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 2/Oct/2020 ]
"No qualifications are required for Angela Hewitt's new Beethoven album..Hewitt's touch is remarkably...
HANDEL / BACH / TORELLI / HUMMEL / MARCELLO / etc
Alison Balsom (trumpet), with Alina Ibragimova (violin) / The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (director, harpsichord and organ)
[ Warner Classics / CD - released 16/Oct/2020 ]
"I realised from early on that it wasn't just a trumpet, it was a voice that could seemingly do anything...
BRAHMS / DVORAK / HAHN / STRAUSS / etc
Morgen: Songs For Cello & Piano
Andrew Joyce (cello), Rae de Lisle (piano)
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 28/Feb/2020 ]
"The purpose of transcriptions has never been to "improve" the original, nor has it been to stimulate...
The Original Three Tenors Concert in Rome (CD plus DVD): 30th Anniversary Edition
Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras / Zubin Mehta
[ Decca Music Group / 2 CD/DVD - released 21/Jul/2020 ]
30 years ago, on the starry evening of 7 July 1990, on the eve of the Italia '90 FIFA World Cup, an...
Jonas Kaufmann - It's Christmas!
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Jochen Rieder
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 20/Nov/2020 ]
With his new album It's Christmas! Jonas Kaufmann echoes his own holiday memories and joys, celebrating...
Mendelssohn: The Cello Sonatas
Viola De Hoog (cello), Marten Root (flute), Mikayel Balyan (piano)
[ Vivat / CD - released 9/Oct/2020 ]
Acclaimed Dutch cellist Viola de Hoog presents Mendelssohn's two great cello sonatas.With a lifetime...