These are the best-selling Classical titles this week at Marbecks and www.marbecks.co.nz.
BACH / LISZT / CHOPIN / BUSONI
Stephen Hough (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 26/Feb/2021 ]
Piano Sonatas by Chopin (No 2) and Hough (No 4) are the twin peaks of a typically stimulating recital...
STRAUSS / BERG / ZEMLINSKY
Sandrine Piau (soprano), Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté, Jean-François Verdier
[ Alpha Classics / CD - released 12/Mar/2021 ]
'The dreamer! That double of our existence, that chiaroscuro of the thinking being', wrote Gaston Bachelard...
Elgar: Violin concerto / Violin Sonata
Renaud Capuçon (violin), Stephen Hough (piano) London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
[ Erato / CD - released 5/Mar/2021 ]
Elgar's violin concerto - distinctively passionate and nostalgic - is one of the great late-Romantic...
Glass: Piano Works
Víkingur Ólafsson (piano) / Siggi String Quartet
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - released 1/May/2017 ]
This is a tribute to the master of minimal music, legendary Philip Glass, who turned 80 on 31.01.2017....
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13 / Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - released 26/Feb/2021 ]
The Philadelphia Orchestra and their Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin are embarking on another project...
FAURE / POULENC / DEBUSSY
Steven Osborne (piano), Paul Lewis (piano)
[ Hyperion / CD - released 5/Mar/2021 ]
A bewitching programme of music often associated with childhood, including favourites by Fauré, Ravel...
Purcell: Royal Odes
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), The King's Consort, Robert King
[ Vivat / CD - released 26/Feb/2021 ]
An outstanding new recording from The King's Consort brings together a world-class vocal and instrumental...
JOSQUIN des PREZ
Josquin des Prez: The Golden Renaissance
[ Decca / CD - released 26/Feb/2021 ]
Stile Antico launches a trilogy of recordings on the Decca label with a portrait of Josquin des Prez,...
Benjamin Grosvenor: Liszt
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
[ Decca Music Group / CD - released 19/Feb/2021 ]
Hot on the heels of his 2020 Diapason d'Or and Gramophone Award triumphs, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor...
ARVO PART / JULIA WOLFE / CAROLINE SHAW
Ars Nova Copenhagen, Paul Hillier
[ Naxos / CD - released 12/Mar/2021 ]
… and … …a collection of sacred music by Arvo Pärt, Julia Wolfe, Caroline Shaw, interspersed with songs...