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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Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch cover
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HUGO WOLF
Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor), Joseph Middleton (piano)
[ BIS SACD / CD - due 1/Jul/2022 ]
Composed in feverish bouts interrupted by long periods of inaction, Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch was brought to completion in 1896. The 46 songs are settings of poems in German by Paul Heyse, after Italian folk songs - miniatures with a...
Pettersson: Symphony No.15 & Viola Concerto cover
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ALLAN PETTERSSON
Pettersson: Symphony No.15 & Viola Concerto
Ellen Nisbeth (viola) / Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Christian Lindberg
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - due 1/Jul/2022 ]
Allan Pettersson's Symphony No. 15 is characterized by a high degree of tension right from the striking opening: brief, emphatic chords from horns and trombones above the tremolo of a side drum. Soon an expressive melodic subject is heard from the...
Britten: The Music for String Quartet cover
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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Britten: The Music for String Quartet
Emperor Quartet
[ BIS SACD / 2 Hybrid SACD - due 1/Jul/2022 ]
Between 2010 and 2014, the British Emperor Quartet released the three discs gathered here, with all of Benjamin Britten's published music for string quartet - as well as his one work for string quintet, the Phantasy in F minor.
Berg: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 3 - Webern: Langsamer Satz - Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 cover
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ALBAN BERG / ANTON WEBERN / ARNOLD SCHOENBERG
Berg: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 3 - Webern: Langsamer Satz - Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10
Heath Quartet, Caroline Smapson (soprano)
[ Signum Classics / CD - due 1/Jul/2022 ]
Signum Classics are proud to announce the first album from the Heath Quartet with acclaimed soprano Carolyn Sampson. Together the three works on the present CD demonstrate the extraordinary advances made in the development of the musical language of...
Schmitt: Piano Concertos / Rondeau brilliant cover
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ALOYS SCHMITT
Schmitt: Piano Concertos / Rondeau brilliant
Howard Shelley (piano) / Ulster Orchestra / Howard Shelley
[ Hyperion Great Romantic Piano Concertos Vol 84 / CD - due 1/Jul/2022 ]
Composer and conductor, pianist and pedagogue: Aloys Schmitt (1788-1866) was respected by his peers and largely forgotten by posterity. As so often in this series, the three works recorded here will have listeners questioning that posthumous neglect.
Bach: Concertos for Harpsichord, Vol. 2 cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Concertos for Harpsichord, Vol. 2
Masato Suzuki (harpsichord & direction), Bach Collegium Japan
[ BIS / CD - due 1/Jul/2022 ]
The concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach for solo harpsichord and strings are some of the earliest, if not the very first, keyboard concertos. In all likelihood Bach wrote them for his own use (or that of his talented sons) - probably to be performed...
Ries: Piano Trio & Sextets cover
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FERDINAND RIES
Ries: Piano Trio & Sextets
The Nash Ensemble
[ Hyperion / CD - due 1/Jul/2022 ]
Sextets featuring piano and harp may be a rarity, but the one included here is a real delight. The three companion pieces are no less attractive, showcasing the individual and collective strengths of The Nash Ensemble..
Torstensson: Lantern Lectures I - IV for sinfonietta cover
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KLAS TORSTENSSON
Torstensson: Lantern Lectures I - IV for sinfonietta
Norrbotten NEO / Christian Karlsen
[ BIS / CD - due 1/Jul/2022 ]
Although born in Sweden, Klas Torstensson has spent most of his working life in the Netherlands following his studies in Utrecht in the early 1970s. Stylistically, he may call to mind Varèse, Xenakis and - perhaps more distantly - Stravinsky. First...
Sixteen Seasons cover
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ANTONIO VIVALDI / ASTOR PIAZZOLLA / MAX RICHTER / PHILIP GLASS
Sixteen Seasons
Alessandro Quarta; Dino De Palma; Concerto Mediterraneo; Gianna Fratta
[ Arcana / 2 CD - due 8/Jul/2022 ]
After its rediscovery in the second half of the 20th century, Vivaldi's Four Seasons has become so popular that it has become a model of inspiration for similar collections that have the same subject matter, use similar instrumental forces and,...
Cage: Four Walls cover
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JOHN CAGE
Cage: Four Walls
Alexei Lubimov (piano)
[ Fuga Libera / CD - due 8/Jul/2022 ]
"My free life within "Four Walls" began with concert performances in 1992 and beyond, followed by a number of stage performances with dancers in Finland and Russia. The collaboration of John Cage with Merce Cunningham began in 1942; and 70 years...
Das heiße Herz cover
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ROBERT SCHUMANN / JORG WIDMANN
Das heiße Herz
Christian Immler; Andreas Frese
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 8/Jul/2022 ]
Bass-baritone Christian Immler, accompanied by the pianist Andreas Frese, juxtaposes the contemporary composer Jörg Widmann with the Romantic Schumann in three cycles of lieder written between 1849 and 2013. 'For us, Jörg Widmanns song cycle Das...
Tournament for Twenty Fingers - piano duets cover
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Thalberg: Les Soirées de Pausilippe, Op. 75 - Hommage à Rossini: 24 Pensées musicales cover
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SIGISMOND THALBERG
Thalberg: Les Soirées de Pausilippe, Op. 75 - Hommage à Rossini: 24 Pensées musicales
Francesco Nicolosi (piano)
[ Naxos / CD - due 8/Jul/2022 ]
A major genre in the solo piano repertoire was the operatic paraphrase or fantasy and in this Thalberg excelled. In works of this kind performers could exhibit a high degree of virtuosity based on more or less familiar material in which an audience...
Haydn 2032, Vol. 12: Les jeux et les plaisirs cover
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FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Haydn 2032, Vol. 12: Les jeux et les plaisirs
Giovanni Antonini; Kammerorchester Basel
[ Alpha Classics / CD - due 8/Jul/2022 ]
The twelfth volume in the Haydn2032 series, in which Giovanni Antonini conducts the Kammerorchester Basel, is devoted to 'games and pleasures'. The symphonies recorded here, nos. 61, 66 and 69, were composed for the daily theatrical performances held...
Guerra-Peixe: Symphonic Suites Nos. 1 & 2 cover
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CESAR GUERRA-PEIXE
Guerra-Peixe: Symphonic Suites Nos. 1 & 2
Goias Philharmonic Orchestra, Neil Thomson
[ Naxos The Music of Brazil / CD - due 8/Jul/2022 ]
César Guerra-Peixe was one of the most versatile Brazilian musicians of the 20th century, gaining a particular mastery of orchestration and creating his own inimitable sound through extensive work in radio, television and cinema. The toe-tapping...
Boyer: Balance of Power - Orchestral Works cover
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PETER BOYER
Boyer: Balance of Power - Orchestral Works
London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Boyer
[ Naxos American Classics / CD - due 8/Jul/2022 ]
This album presents eight of the most recent works by Peter Boyer, one of the leading American orchestral composers of his generation. Balance of Power was commissioned for the 95th birthday of former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Farnon: The Westminster Waltz / Colditz March / State Occasion / Jumping Bean cover
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ROBERT FARNON
Farnon: The Westminster Waltz / Colditz March / State Occasion / Jumping Bean
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Leaper
[ Naxos / CD - due 8/Jul/2022 ]
Frank Sinatra dubbed Robert Farnon 'The Guv'nor' in 1962 when the two men first came together in London to work on an album. This summed up Farnon's reputation as being synonymous with the highest standards of craftsmanship across the widest spectrum...
Perosi: Piano Quintets Nos. 1 and 2 / String Trio No. 2 cover
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LORENZO PEROSI
Perosi: Piano Quintets Nos. 1 and 2 / String Trio No. 2
Matteo Bevilacqua (piano) / Roma Tre Orchestra Ensemble
[ Naxos / CD - due 8/Jul/2022 ]
Puccini once said, 'there is more music in Perosi's head than in mine and Mascagni's put together'. Priest-composer Lorenzo Perosi achieved international celebrity by the late 1890s for his sacred music, and he also composed a fine selection of...
Handel: Oboe Concertos cover
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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Handel: Oboe Concertos
Andrius Puskunigis|Vincent Bernhardt|Klaip?da Chamber Orchestra
[ Brilliant Classics / CD - due 15/Jul/2022 ]
This album presents the corpus of oboe concertos by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), of which unfortunately few original works have survived. The composer, however, was particularly fond of thisinstrument and learned to play it from his teacher,...
Müthel: Duets & Sonatas for Harpsichord cover
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JOHANN GOTTFRIED MUTHEL
Müthel: Duets & Sonatas for Harpsichord
Anne Clemente, Giacomo Benedetti
[ Brilliant Classics / 3 CD - due 15/Jul/2022 ]
Johann Gottfried Müthel (1728 - 1788) was the last pupil of the great Johann Sebastian Bach. He was present at the master's deathbed, and he performed the funeral services, taking over the duties of the deceased Cantor. Mühtel's music ("full of...