Zubin Mehta conducts Richard Strauss
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, with Éva Marton, Bernd Weikl & Jane Eaglen
[ Sony Classical Masters / 8 CD Box Set - released 10/Nov/2016 ]
This orchestral release here features the Richard Strauss recordings conducted for Sony Classical by Zubin Mehta. ClassicsToday.com's reviewer observed that "Mehta always has been an excellent Straussian".
VERDI / BELLINI / PUCCINI / BIZET / MASSENET / etc
Montserrat Caballe: Diva Eterna
Montserrat Caballe (soprano) / Various orchestra & conductors
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 25/Oct/2019 ]
Sony Classical is pleased to release Diva Eterna-a tribute to the late, great Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé. Diva Eterna features some of Caballé's most significant and versatile works, including works by Rossini, Puccini and Verdi. Popular...
Clementi: Symphonies Nos. 1-4
Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Ivor Bolton
[ Sony Classical / 2 CD - released 1/Jun/2017 ]
"There's plenty to intrigue and delight in these four symphonies...warmly recommended." Gramophone Editor's Choice May 2017
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Murray Perahia plays Beethoven
Murray Perahia (piano)
[ Sony Classical / 5 CD Box Set - released 8/Oct/2016 ]
"These marvellous Beethoven interpretations from Murray Perahia feel so natural and fresh, combined with an astonishing level of assurance. This recital is a splendid achievement and deserves to be in every Beethoven collection." (MusicWeb)
Murray Perahia plays Chopin [6 CD set]
Murray Perahia (piano) / Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
[ Sony Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 1/Oct/2014 ]
"The recording is first-rate - not too close, and with ideal balance between the rich-sounding but clearly reproduced Israel Philharmonic and Perahia's glistening piano." (Good CD Guide on the Piano Concertos)
J. S. BACH
Murray Perahia plays Bach: The complete recordings
Murray Perahia (piano) / Academy of St Martins in the Fields
[ Sony Music / 8 CD Box Set - released 10/Nov/2016 ]
"No mannerisms, no distractions, no self-serving virtuosity - just the most lucid and moving recording yet of this work." (Gramophone, 2001 GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER - Instrumental for Goldbergs)
J. S. BACH
Bach: Keyboard Concertos (complete) / Italian Concerto / etc
Murray Perahia (piano and conductor) / Academy of St Martins in the Fields
[ Sony Classical / 3 CD - released 20/May/2011 ]
"Most of the works on these discs started life in another form. Perahia is an eloquent advocate, not least in Bach's wonderful slow movements, above all in a superb account of the Italian Concerto." Sunday Times
W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Piano Concertos No. No. 21 (K467) & 23 (K488) / Rondos
Murray Perahia (piano and conductor) / English Chamber Orchestra
[ Sony Classical Masters / CD - released 1/May/2011 ]
1001 Classical recordings to hear before you die (1761-1800) - "...wonderfully refreshing and delicate, with diamond bright articulation, urgently youthful in its resilience. The famous C major Concerto is given a highly imaginative performance....
Music by Daniel Pemberton
All the Money in the World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 23/Feb/2018 ]
This soundtrack album for Ridley Scott's dramatic thriller All the Money in the World features original music composed by Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs, Molly's Game, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Gold) who previously...
Music by Hans Zimmer
The Crown (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 25/Feb/2018 ]
The album features the show's main title theme composed by Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, Inception, The Lion King, Rain Man, Pirates of the Caribbean), as well as the drama's original music composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams (The Legend of Tarzan,...
Mahler: Symphony No. 6
MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 7/Nov/2018 ]
"it's not just all about great orchestral playing. Currentzis manages to bring out the musicality in a symphony where the term musicality doesn't sound so apt." TheHighArts.com
Natalie Dessay (soprano), Philippe Cassard (piano)
[ Sony Classical / CD ]
"This inspired collection of songs could serve as a useful introduction to newcomers to this repertoire and Philippe Cassard's tender, balanced touch is a delight" BBC Music
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (with Stravinsky - Les Noces)
Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin) Nadine Koutcher (soprano) / MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 20/Mar/2016 ]
"The force of personality, conviction and unanimity of intention with which the musical argument is projected completely bowled me over" (BBC Music Magazine Disc of the month March 2016)
W. A. MOZART
Peter Serkin plays Mozart
Peter Serkin (piano) with Rudolf Serkin (piano), Richard Stoltzman (clarinet), English Chamber Orchestra
[ Sony Classical Masters / 6 CD Box Set - released 5/Jun/2019 ]
Peter Serkin, whose recorded output is dwarfed by his fathers in sheer size but by no means in artistic distinction, is spotlighted in a new release playing Mozart: his complete RCA recordings of the composer.
BACH / GABRIELI / HANDEL / MOZART / VIVALDI / etc
Canadian Brass: from Monteverdi to Mozart [5 CD set]
[ Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set - released 1/Sep/2011 ]
This album is a re-issue of the acclaimed ensemble Canadian Brass who have recorded works from the Renaissance and Baroque as well as a number of works by Mozart.
W. A. MOZART / RACHMANINOV / BEETHOVEN / SCARLATTI / BACH / DVORAK / SCHUMANN / etc
Piano: Great Recordings
Robert Casadesus, Vladimir Horowitz, Martha Argerich, Leon Fleisher, Yefin Bronfman, Byron Janis, Emil Gilels, etc
[ Sony RCA Red Seal / 30 CD Box Set - released 20/Feb/2017 ]
A special selection of the most outstanding and bestselling albums by leading pianists of the 20th and 21st century. Includes Rubinstein, Horowitz, Gould, Perhia, Kissin, Volodos, Richter, Serkin, Gilels and many more.
Puccini In Love
Roberto Alagna (tenor) Aleksandra Kurzak (soprano) / Sinfonia Varsovia, Riccardo Frizza
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 25/Oct/2018 ]
"Puccini In Love" is the first album by the award winning operatic tenor superstar Roberto Alagna and his wife, soprano Aleksandra Kurzak. Together they are the golden couple of the opera world.
Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Musicians / Roger Waters (narrator)
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 16/Nov/2018 ]
Rock legend Roger Waters has adapted the narration and recorded Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale where he narrates the whole of this harrowing modern fairy tale himself.
Verdi: Otello (complete opera recorded in 2017)
Royal Opera House / Jonas Kaufmann, Marco Vratogna, Maria Agresta / Sir Antonio Pappano (cond)
[ Sony Classical DVD / 2 DVD - released 15/May/2018 ]
'Jonas Kaufmann Sings an 'Otello' for the Ages'- New York Times. On a sweltering night at London's Royal Opera House in June 2017, Jonas Kaufmann made his debut performance as Otello - one of the most coveted and challenging roles in the tenor...
Danny Elfman: Violin Concerto / Piano Quartet
Sandy Cameron (violin) / Royal Scottish National Orchestra, John Mauceri
[ Sony Classical / CD - released 4/May/2019 ]
"Mostly these accomplished and entertaining pieces owe a lot (as do so many movie scores) to Elfman's self-confessed passion not just for the Romantic classical repertoire as a whole but specifically for the 20th-century Russians." Gramophone