1 CD / Analekta / 2014-03-18Conductors:
Ensemble: Montreal Guitar Trio
1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2014-03-18
1 CD / Marquis Classic / 2014-03-18
Your Tuneful Voice: Handel Oratorio Arias from Solomon, Jephtha, Esther, Belshazzar et al. / Iestyn Davies, countertenor
1 CD / Vivat / 2014-03-18Works: George Frederick Handel: Belshazzar; The Triumph of Time and Truth; Esther; Alexander Balus; Jephtha; Birthday Ode for Queen Anne; Solomon; Semele; The Choice of Hercules; Samson; Israel in Egypt
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Debretzeni, Kati; Sampson, Carolyn; Steele-Perkins, Crispian [Trumpet]
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: ; The King's Consort
13 CD / C&B Media / 2014-03-18
Verdi - Liszt: Complete Paraphrases and Free Transcriptions from Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Aida, Don Carlo, Simon Boccanegra, et al. / Rinaldo Zhok, piano
1 CD / Odradek / 2014-03-18
The Romance of Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos nos 2 & 3; Sonata Op. 36; 'Paganini' Rhapsody; Trio élégiaque no 1 et al. / Lang Lang, piano; Repin, Maisky
2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2014-03-18Works: Sergey Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini; Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor "Trio élégiaque"; Preludes (10) for Piano, Op...
Performers: Lang Lang; Maisky, Mischa; Repin, Vadim [Violin]
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery; Temirkanov, Yuri
Lang Lang's complete Rachmaninov recordings, bringing together the DG and the early Telarc recordings. Lang Lang's complete Rachmaninov recordings capture the heart of Russian Romantic...continue...
Tchaikovsky Ballet Suites: Nutracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty / Karajan, Vienna PO [Blu-ray audio]
1 CD / Decca / 2014-03-18Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
The Penguin Guide
As reissued in Decca's Legend series, the Karajan recording is very impressive indeed.
Handel: Messiah / Heather Harper, Helen Watts, John Wakefield, John Shirley-Quirk. Colin Davis [Blu-ray audio]
1 CD / Decca / 2014-03-18Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra
The earliest version [of Messiah] to make a real stylistic breakthrough was that in 1966 by Colin Davis, which remains a front runner by reason...continue...
1 CD / Decca / 2014-03-18Conductors: Hollingsworth, Robert
Ensemble: I Fagiolini
Everywhere on this exciting disc we find bold voices atmospherically recorded, standing tall in towering blocks of sound or curling in polyphonic raptures ....continue...
1 CD / Decca / 2014-03-18Conductors: Bohm, Karl
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
Böhm's performance is instinct with grandeur and a fierce, spontaneous power from the very outset. Rarely have the opening horn calls towered up as imposingly...continue...
1 CD / Decca / 2014-03-18Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique
Viktoria Mullova gives these well-known works a startling freshness, playing them on a gut-stringed instrument and partnered by the period performers of John Eliot...continue...
Handel: Agrippina / Geb, Matsui, Wiles, Braun, Cordier, Simper, Wachter, Baehr. Saarlandisches Staatsorchester. Konrad Junghanel [DVD]
2 DVD Video / Intergroove Media / 2014-03-11Works: George Frederick Handel: Agrippina, HWV 6
Performers: Cordier, David; Geb, Susanne; Matsui, Hiroshi
Conductors: Junghanel, Konrad
Ensemble: Saarlandisches Staatsorchester
Recorded live at the Saarbrucken State Theatre in 2008 this spectacular new production of the baroque masterpiece has received critical recognition, with reviewer Frank Herkommer...continue...
1 CD / BMOP/Sound / 2014-03-11Conductors: Rose, Gil
Ensemble: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
BMOP/sound's latest CD features composer Anthony Davis in three works of subversive groove. Davis's jazz and classical roots entangle themselves with history, with society, and...continue...
1 CD / MSR Classics / 2014-03-11
Canadian pianist Ian Hominick studied at Ohio State University. He maintains a busy schedule of concerts and piano master classes across the U.S., Canada and...continue...
Duos, Duette, Duos - Music for Violini & Viola Duo by Spohr, Mozart, Penderecki, Martinu / Evgenia-Maria Popova, violin; Dimitar Pentov, viola
1 CD / Romeo Records / 2014-03-11
A lovely and engaging program of five works for violin and viola are winningly performed by Evgenia-Maria Popova and Dimitar Pentov. Dimitar Penkov is known...continue...
1 CD / Equilibrium / 2014-03-11
Amassing critical acclaim, Todd Yukumoto is establishing himself as one of the preeminent voices on the saxophone. Saxophonist and staff arranger for the Royal Hawaiian...continue...
J.S. Bach: Suites for Solo Cello, Vol. 1 - Suites BWV1007-1009 in 2 versions / Joel Becktell, cello and baroque cello
2 CD / Blue Griffin / 2014-03-11
Acclaimed cellist Joel Becktell presents two versions of Bach's Solo Cello Suites 1-3, one performed on baroque cello and the other on the modern cello....continue...
'Colgrass Horizons' - Bach/Colgrass: Goldberg Variations; Zuzuland; Ghost River / University of OK Winds
1 CD / Equilibrium / 2014-03-11Conductors: Lamb, Brian
Ensemble: University of Central Oklahoma Chamber Collegium; University of Central Oklahoma Wind Symphony
This recording of the music of Michael Colgrass features his setting of Bach's Goldberg Variations....continue...
'Book of Horizons' - works by Julius Eastman, Gene Tyranny, Stuart Saunders Smith, Michael Byron / Joseph Kubera, piano
1 CD / New World / 2014-03-11
It's high time that we celebrate Joseph Kubera's thirty-plus years of contributions to contemporary American music. This modest man from upstate New York is one...continue...
1 CD / Bridge / 2014-03-11
When honoring him with its Goddard Lieberson Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters noted that "A rare economy of means and a strain...continue...
Robert Xavier Rodriguez (b.1946): De Rerum Natura; Mozart: Impresario overture; Violin Concerto no 5 / Chloé Trevor, violin
1 CD / Albany Records / 2014-03-11Conductors: Rodriguez, Robert Xavier
Ensemble: Musica Nova Orchestra
This recording, which includes the world premiere of Robert Xavier Rodriguez's De Rerum Natura, comes from a live performance inaugurating the new Edith O'Donnell Arts...continue...
Moments of Love - songs by Ravel, Saint-Saens, Wyner, Hahn, Britten / Dominique Labelle, soprano; Yehudi Wyner, piano
1 CD / Bridge / 2014-03-11
This song recital documents the long and brilliant partnership of soprano Dominique Labelle and composer/pianist, Yehudi Wyner. Dominique Labelle first came to prominence as Donna...continue...
George Walker: Violin Sonata no 2; Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 / Greg Walker, violin; George Walker, piano
1 CD / Albany Records / 2014-03-11Conductors: London, Edwin
Ensemble: Smith-Amherst Orchestra
Albany Records continues its series of recordings devoted to the artistry of esteemed composer and pianist George Walker. This recording includes Walker performing Beethoven's Fifth...continue...
1 CD / Albany Records / 2014-03-11
Composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez comments that his teacher Nadia Boulanger told him "that I would be only half a composer until I also learned to...continue...
Solemn and Celebratory - works by Langlais, Gullain, Mendelssohn, Duruflé, Howells, Vierne / Andrew Scanlon, organ
1 CD / Raven Records / 2014-03-11
Organist Andrew Scanlon is on the faculty of East Carolina University and organist/choirmaster at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville. A graduate of Duquesne and...continue...
Inner Voice: Piano Works of Alex Freeman (b.1972) / Salla Karakorpi, Riso-Matti Marin, Brian Lee, pianists
1 CD / Albany Records / 2014-03-11
Alex Freeman composes in a wide range of styles and media. He holds degrees from Eastman, Boston University's School of Fine Arts and Juilliard. His...continue...
1 CD / Water Music Records / 2014-03-11Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue; Orchestral Suite; Toccata and Fugue; Frédéric Chopin: Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213; Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat m...
Performers: Lima, Hans [Piano]; White, Nick [Keyboards]
Ensemble: Adagio Quartet; Quartet Paris; Starry Night; Trio Adagio
Poulenc: Stabat Mater; Sept Répons de Ténebres / Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Cappella Amsterdam, Daniel Reuss
1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-03-11Conductors: Reuss, Daniel
Ensemble: Cappella Amsterdam; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Poulenc's Stabat Mater, which the composer described as, "a requiem without despair," was written in 1950 following the death of Christian Bérard, a leading figure...continue...
1 Super Audio CD / Mariinsky / 2014-03-11Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: Mariinsky Orchestra
This release from the Mariinsky label features two of Prokofiev's most popular works, the Piano Concerto No.3 and the Symphony No.5. Denis Matsuev is the...continue...
Giovanni Domenico Ferrandini (1710-1791): Secular Cantatas / Olivia Vermeulen, soprano; Harmonie Universelle
1 CD / Accent / 2014-03-11Conductors: Deuter, Florian
Ensemble: Harmonie Universelle
Giovanni Domenico Ferrandini was Director of Chamber Music at the Munich Court. A contemporary of far better-known masters such as Galuppi, Pergolesi and Gluck, he...continue...
1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-03-11Conductors: Heras-Casado, Pablo
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Named 2014 Conductor of the Year by Musical America, Pablo Heras-Casado has made his name exploring repertoire that is outside of the mainstream. For his...continue...
Ecos de Sefarad: Sephardic music for guitar and cello of 15th century Spain & Portugal / Viviane Lévy, cello; Frédéic Ben Attar, guitar
1 CD / Frémeaux / 2014-03-11
Sephardic music of the late 15th century, in its original form, consisted of secular songs about people's everyday lives: songs of love, travel, drinking, and...continue...
1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-03-11Conductors: Ross, Graham
Ensemble: Clare College Choir, Cambridge
Following on the huge success of Veni Emmanuel, their recording of music for Advent, Graham Ross and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge return with...continue...
1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-03-11
The fantastical world of Robert Schumann's musical imagination provides the theme for this recording by pianist Jon Nakamatsu. It ranges from the tempestuous virtuosity of...continue...
1 CD / Mirare / 2014-03-11
Pianist Andrei Korobeinikov has won more than twenty prizes in national and international competitions, including the Alexander Scriabin International Piano Competition and Rachmaninov Piano Competiti...continue...
1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-03-11Conductors:
Ensemble: Casals String Quartet
Haydn composed his orchestral version of the Seven Last Words for Good Friday devotions in Cádiz. The task of creating a purely instrumental 'oratorio' consisting...continue...
J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Werner Gura, Johannes Weisser, Sunhae Im, Christina Roterberg, Bernarda Fink, Topi Lehitpuu, Arttu Kataja. Jacobs
2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2014-03-11Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin; RIAS Kammerchor
Previously released as a deluxe Hybrid SACD with a bonus DVD, René Jacobs's acclaimed recording of the Bach St. Matthew Passion is now available as...continue...
The Romantic Cello Concerto, Vol. 4: Hans Pfitzner: Cello Concertos Opp. 42, 52, Op. posth.; Duo Op 42 / Alban Gerhardt, cello
1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-03-11Conductors: Weigle, Sebastian
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion's Romantic Cello Concerto series continues to bring new works to light, expanding a repertoire that has long focused on a select group of composers....continue...
1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-03-11Conductors: Kuijken, Sigiswald
Ensemble: La Petite Bande
The death of Telemann in 1767 paved the way for his godson, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, to take up the position of Director of Music...continue...
2 CD / Hyperion / 2014-03-11Conductors: Kraemer, Nicholas
Ensemble: Raglan Baroque Players
The concerto grosso form was popularized by Corelli, and Locatelli's Op.1 is a marvelous example of the genre: its solid craftsmanship, imaginative textures and exciting...continue...
Rachmaninov: The Transcriptions - music by Bach, Bizet, Kreisler, Mendelssohn, Musorgsky, Schubert et al. / Howard Shelley, piano
1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-03-11
When the twelve-year-old Sergei Rachmaninov became a piano student of Nikolai Zverev at the Moscow Conservatoire, he played duet transcriptions with fellow pupils as part...continue...
1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-03-11
Arensky's Piano Trios represent a fine example of the Russian romantic piano trio, a form 'invented' by Tchaikovsky, Arensky's close friend and influence. The Piano...continue...
1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-03-11Conductors: Carwood, Andrew
Ensemble: The Cardinall's Musick
Gramophone Record of the Year winners The Cardinall's Musick continue their exploration of Tallis's sacred music. These recordings not only showcase the greatest repertoire of...continue...
Malcolm Williamson (1931-2003): The Complete Piano Concertos (4) / Piers Lane, piano; Tasmanian SO, Shelley
2 CD / Hyperion / 2014-03-11Conductors: Shelley, Howard
Ensemble: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion presents a rarity in their ongoing Anglo-Australian artistic collaboration: music by an Australian composer who was once at the heart of the English establishment....continue...
1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-03-11
The Gramophone Award-winning partnership of Gerald Finley and Julius Drake turns to perhaps the most celebrated song-cycle of them all. Schubert's Winterreise is a masterpiece...continue...
1 CD / Silverwolf / 2014-03-11
C.P.E. Bach: The Collection / Bylsma, Curtis, Ebbinge, Herreweghe, Koopman, Leonhardt, Tachezi, Van Asperen [13 CDs]
13 CD / Warner Classics / 2014-03-11
The most individual of Johan Sebastian's composer-sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach composed concertos, sonatas, oratorios and more in a unique and unpredictable style which moved...continue...
Music for a While: Improvisations on Purcell / Philippe Jaroussky, Raquel Andueza, Vincenzo Capezzuto
1 CD / Erato / 2014-03-11Works: Henry Purcell: 'Twas within a furlong (from "Mock Marriage"), song, Z. 605/2; Music for a while; Come Ye Sons of Art; An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"; Hail, Br...
Conductors: Pluhar, Christina
After the intoxicating heat of Mediterraneo, released in 2013, Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L'Arpeggiata now head to the cooler climes of England with Music...continue...
1 CD / Sony Classical / 2014-03-11Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19; Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
Performers: Andsnes, Leif Ove
Conductors: Andsnes, Leif Ove
Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra