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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A spiritual Vigil for the New Century cover
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Ensemble Organum, Marcel Pérès
A spiritual Vigil for the New Century
[ Harmonia Mundi / CD - due 18/Jun/2021 ]
This recording came to fruition thanks to nearly 25 years' worth of efforts. In 1997, Marcel Pérès and his Ensemble Organum began a simultaneous exploration of the Mozarabic rite (the liturgical chant peculiar to the Christians living in Spain at...
Juilliard Quartet - The Early Columbia Recordings cover
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MILHAUD / MOZART / BARTOK / BERG / COPLAND / SCHOENBERG / etc
Juilliard Quartet - The Early Columbia Recordings
Juilliard String Quartet, with Leontyne Price (soprano) Samuel Barber (piano)
[ Sony Classical Masters / 16 CD Box Set - due 18/Jun/2021 ]
Following up its widely acclaimed reissues of the Juilliard String Quartet's complete Epic and RCA Victor albums - originally issued between 1956 and 1960 - Sony Classical is excited to present a new 16-CD box set collecting the earliest albums of...
Hope Amid Tears - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Hope Amid Tears - Beethoven: Cello Sonatas
Yo-Yo Ma (cello) Emanuel Ax (piano)
[ Sony Classics / 3 CD Box Set - due 18/Jun/2021 ]
"Hope Amid Tears", the new album by Yo-Yo Ma together with his friend and pianist Emanuel Ax, presents Beethoven's five sonatas for cello and piano in the order in which they were composed, tracing an important arc in Beethoven's development.
Bononcini: La nemica d'amore fatta amante cover
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GIOVANNI BONONCINI
Bononcini: La nemica d'amore fatta amante
Adriana Fernández; Martin Oro; Furio Zanasi; Ensemble 415; Chiara Banchini
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
Ensemble 415 and Chiara Banchini revive the serenata a tre La nemica d'amore fatta amante by Giovanni Bononcini, a prodigious composer who was Handel's 'rival' in London and just as prolific as Alessandro Scarlatti in producing cantatas in the early...
Bach: Sonates et partitas, BWV 1001-1006 cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Sonates et partitas, BWV 1001-1006
Amandine Beyer (violin)
[ Alpha Classics / 2 CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
The violinist Amandine Beyer interprets Bach's famous Sonatas and Partitas, veritable bravura pieces that push back the limits of the instrument, at the intersection between the German solo tradition and the Italian concerto.
Bach: Sonates en trio, BWV 525-530 cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Sonates en trio, BWV 525-530
Benjamin Alard
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
Johann Sebastian Bach's Trio Sonatas for organ, masterpieces in their intrinsic poetic power, were composed between 1723 and 1725, in his early days as Kantor in Leipzig. They are performed here by Benjamin Alard, First Prize winner in the organ...
Korngold.: Songs, Vol. 2 cover
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ERICH KORNGOLD
Korngold.: Songs, Vol. 2
Britta Stallmeister, Sibylle Fischer, Uwe Schenker-Primus / Klaus Simon (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
In his song settings, Korngold pursued the Romantic ideal and lavished considerable care and inventiveness on their composition. His seemingly effortless gift for melody is everywhere apparent in this second volume.
Frescobaldi: Canzoni cover
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FRESCOBALDI
Frescobaldi: Canzoni
Bruno Cocset; Les Basses Réunies
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
With his Canzoni, Frescobaldi affirmed the genre, rather than renewing it, but brought it to its peak. For this recording, Les Basses Réunies reconstructed a consort of low-pitched members of the violin family, which are joined by the smooth sound of...
Zelenka: I penitenti al sepolchro del redentore, ZWV 63 cover
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JAN DISMAS ZELENKA
Zelenka: I penitenti al sepolchro del redentore, ZWV 63
Collegium 1704; Collegium Vocale 1704; Václav Luks
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
The Prague-based ensemble Collegium 1704 and its founder Vaclav Luks here perform an oratorio by the Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka. This edifying work, typical of the oratorios produced during the Counter-Reformation, presents the faithful with...
Westhoff: Sonates pour violon et basse continue cover
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JOHANN PAUL von WESTHOFF
Westhoff: Sonates pour violon et basse continue
David Plantier; Les plaisirs du Parnasse
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
Published in 1694, these sonatas by Johann Paul von Westhoff are among the most fascinating pieces in the repertory. The inspiration and stylistic audacity displayed by their composer are perfectly reflected in this recording by David Plantier and...
Févin: Requiem d'Anne de Bretagne cover
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ANTOINE de FEVIN
Févin: Requiem d'Anne de Bretagne
Doulce Mémoire; Denis Raisin Dadre; Yann-Fañch Kemener
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
The attachment of King Louis XII and a whole people to Queen Anne of Brittany can be heard on this disc, where Denis Raisin Dadre and his ensemble Doulce Mémoire juxtapose Antoine de Févin's Missa pro defunctis with Breton folk songs for solo voice...
The Best of Malcolm Arnold cover
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MALCOLM ARNOLD
The Best of Malcolm Arnold
East Winds; English Piano Trio; Maggini Quartet; Raphael Wallfisch (cello); Carl Raven (saxophone); English Northern Philharmonia, etc
[ Naxos / CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
Sir Malcolm Arnold was one of the most gifted British composers of his generation. His music communicates directly with listeners through its rhythmic vitality and brilliant orchestration, with melodies that are eloquent, memorable and catchy.
Mozart: Concertone cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Concertone
Ensemble 415; Chiara Banchini
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
This programme, performed by Chiara Banchini and Ensemble 415, gives a glimpse of Mozart's early compositions, written in Salzburg, most of which were intended for performance at social events or in the open air.
Spain: Cante Flamenco cover
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Fernanda de Utrera; Bernarda de Utrera
Spain: Cante Flamenco
[ Ocora / 2 CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
Fernanda Jiménez Peña (1923-2006) was born in 1923 in Utrera, one of the towns located in the main cantaora region. Hailed as one of the greatest cantaoras of the last decades, Fernanda accompanies her voice of echoing sobs with gesticulation and...
Vivaldi: Gloria & Magnificat cover
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ANTONIO VIVALDI
Vivaldi: Gloria & Magnificat
Le Concert Spirituel; Hervé Niquet
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
Hervé Niquet and his Concert Spirituel offer a programme to the glory of Antonio Vivaldi: his Gloria and Magnificat, genuine masterpieces of sacred vocal music, demonstrate the same variety of styles, tempo and atmospheres that characterise his...
Marcel Lattès: Le Diable à Paris cover
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Les frivolités parisiennes; Dylan Corlay; Sarah Laulan; Marion Tassou; Julie Mossay; Mathieu Dubroca; Denis Mignien; Paul-Alexandre Dubois
Marcel Lattès: Le Diable à Paris
[ B Records / 2 CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
Human wickedness has exceeded that of the Devil himself! It is this dark observation which is at the root of all the spice and comedy in the operetta Le Diable à Paris (The Devil in Paris). Premiering in 1927, it was unearthed by Les Frivolités...
Destouches: Sémiramis cover
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DESTOUCHES
Destouches: Sémiramis
Les Ombres; Sylvain Sartre; Margaux Blanchard
[ Château de Versailles Spectacles / 2 CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
Sémiramis tortured by Zoroastre's spells, violence, incest, murder and magnificence: this is one of the most astonishing tragédies-lyriques! Its composer Destouches led an extraordinary life: a missionary in Siam, then a Musketeer in the Royal Army,...
Lejeune: Motets pour le culte catholique et psaumes protestants cover
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CLAUDE LE JEUNE
Lejeune: Motets pour le culte catholique et psaumes protestants
Les Pages & Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles; Olivier Schneebeli
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
Claude Lejeune, who moved in Protestant circles but was also in the service of the royal court, composed both Huguenot polyphonic psalms in French and Catholic liturgical pieces in Latin. The genres are juxtaposed in this recording by Olivier...
La bella noeva cover
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Marco Beasley; Guido Morini; Accordone
La bella noeva
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
Inspired by the practice of Nuove Musiche advocated by Caccini in 1602, this album takes us to the foundations of modern Italian vocal music: a journey to the heart of the musical innovation that led to opera, presented by the singer Marco Beasley,...
Mayr: Elena (complete opera) cover
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JOHANN SIMON MAYR
Mayr: Elena (complete opera)
Mira Graczyk, Niklas Mallmann, Andreas Mattersberger, Daniel Ochoa; Markus Schäfer / Simon Mayr Chorus, Concerto de Bassus, Franz Hauk
[ Naxos / 2 CD - due 25/Jun/2021 ]
During the 1813-14 carnival season in Naples, Simon Mayr wrote a much-admired opera semiseria called Elena. The post-revolutionary Napoleonic era saw great enthusiasm for the rescue opera genre and Elena is a perfect example.