A Trip to Vienna - Songs, chamber works, overtures by Schubert, Beethoven, Mozart; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3; Haydn: Creation (highlights) / various artists [2 CDs]
2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2016-12-02
Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert all left an indelible mark on Vienna, which for 250 years has been one of the western world's great musical...continue...
Music at Sanssouci - chamber & orchestral works for by Graun, Friedrich II; C.P.E. Bach; J.S. Bach / various artists [2 CDs]
2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2016-12-02
An enthusiastic amateur flautist, Frederick the Great always gave music a key place in his daily schedule. The Emperor's love of music can be seen...continue...
Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1, K.313; Concerto for Flute & Harp, K.299; Andante, K.315 / Philippe Bernold, flute; CO of Paris
1 CD / Aparte / 2016-12-02Conductors: Bernold, Philippe
Ensemble: Orchestre de chambre de Paris
In 1777, Dutch flautist Ferdinand De Jean commissioned Mozart to compose four flute quartets and three flute concerti. The composer only completed two of the...continue...
The Thomas De Hartmann Project - Music for Piano, Voice and Chamber Ensemble by Thomas de Hartmann (1885-1956) / Elan Sicroff, piano with Claron McFadden, Nina Lejderman, Katharina Naomi Paul [7 CDs]
7 CD / Basta / 2016-12-02Conductors:
Ensemble: Amstel Quartet
Thomas de Hartmann (1885-1956), famous as a composer in Russia in the early 1900s, and widely performed in France in the 1940s, is currently almost...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2016-12-02
W.A. Mozart: Arias from Idomeneo, Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Marriage of Figaro / Maria Bengtsson, soprano; Lausanne CO, de Billy
1 Super Audio CD / MD&G / 2016-12-02Conductors: de Billy, Bertrand
Ensemble: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed about twenty-five operas - and with them often asked too much of his contemporaries. While his audiences expected to find familiar...continue...
Calligraphy: Avantgarde Piano Music, Vol. 2: Japan - works by Toshio Hosokawa, Toru Takemitsu, Keijiro Satoh, Seiichi Inagaki, Joji Yuasa / Steffen Schleiermacher, piano
1 CD / MD&G / 2016-12-02
Steffen Schleiermacher, a global player in the field of contemporary music, once again presents astonishing new finds, now from his latest journey. His new album,...continue...
J.S. Bach arranged by Max Reger: Toccatas BWV 910-916 / Christoph Schoener, organs of St. Michaelis-Church, Hamburg
1 Super Audio CD / MD&G / 2016-12-02
First Bach, then Reger, and now Bach/Reger: this is Christoph Schoener's third MDG recording on the four organs in St. Michael's Church in Hamburg. The...continue...
Brahms: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 5 - Variations Op. 21/1 & 2; Opp. 24 and 35 / Hardy Rittner, piano
1 Super Audio CD / MD&G / 2016-12-02
The conclusion and crowning culmination of an epochal project: Vol. 5 rounds off Hardy Rittner's acclaimed Brahms complete recording on historical pianos. The careful selection...continue...
Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697-1763): 6 Trio Sonatas / Francesco Cerrato, violin; Stefano Cerrato, cello; Marco Demaria, cello; Michele Barchi, hpsi; Daniele Ferretti, organ
1 Super Audio CD / MD&G / 2016-12-02Conductors:
Armoniosa celebrated its dazzling debut with a complete recording of Vivaldi's La Stravaganza. On their latest production the young Italians focus on a core ensemble...continue...
On My New Piano - Mozart: Sonata K.159; Scarlatti: Sonatas L.413 & L.23; Beethoven: 32 Variations in c minor; Chopin: Ballade, Op. 23; Wagner / Daniel Barenboim's first solo recording on his new concert grand Barenboim-Maene
1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2016-12-02Works: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 159/L 104; Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413; Sonata for keyboard in E major, K. 380 (L. 23) "Cortège"; Ludwig van Beethoven...
Performers: Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]
In 2015, pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim revealed a brand new piano he had conceived and helped design. The radical re-design of the interior of...continue...
Puccini : Manon Lescaut / Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Armando Piña. Munich Radio SO; Vienna State Opera Chorus, Marco Armiliato
2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2016-12-02Conductors: Armiliato, Marco
Ensemble: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vienna State Opera Chorus
This outstanding concert performance of Manon Lescaut with Anna Netrebko in the title role was the highlight of the 2016 Salzburg Festival. Captured live for...continue...
Elegy - Schoenberg: Piano Concero, Op. 42; Begleitungsmusik, Op 34; Krenek: Symphonic Elegy for string orchestra, Op. 105; Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3 / Pina Napolitano, piano
1 CD / Odradek / 2016-12-02Conductors: Lakstigala, Atvars
Ensemble: Liepaja Symphony Orchestra
Having received widespread acclaim for her disc of Schoenberg's complete solo piano works, Pina Napolitano now brings her unique combination of fierce intellect and emotional...continue...
Beethoven Barenboim - Piano, Violin & Cello Sonatas; Piano Trios, Quintet & Concertos; Symphonies; Missa Solemnis; Fidelio; Choral Fantasy; Triple Concerto / Zukerman, Perlman, du Pré, Ma, de Peyer et al. [35 CDs]
35 CD / Warner Classics / 2016-12-02Conductors: Barenboim, Daniel
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin; Staatskapelle Berlin
"By all accounts Beethoven was a freethinking person, and a courageous one, and I find courage an essential quality for the understanding, let alone the...continue...
'Mephisto' - Mozart: Serenade No. 12 (III & IV); Shostakovich: Music from The Gadfly; Bartok: Romanian Dances / Carion Wind Quintet
1 CD / Odradek / 2016-12-02Conductors:
Ensemble: Carion Wind Quintet
Join acclaimed wind quintet Carion as they dance with the devil in their second Odradek CD: Mephisto. Carion have ventured beyond their usual repertoire to...continue...
Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959): Violin Concerto No. 2; Serenade for Strings No. 2; Toccata e due canzoni for strings & piano / Isabelle Faust, violin; Cédric Tiberghien, piano
1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2016-12-02Conductors: Belohlavek, Jiri
Ensemble: Prague Philharmonia
Combining a distinctive personal language, an openness to external influences and a reverence for the legacies of the past, the music of Bohuslav Martinu presents...continue...
'Mater ora filium' - Music for Epiphany: works by Di Lasso, Sheppard, Byrd, Palestrina, Mouton, Poulenc, Howells, Warlock, Berkeley et al. / Graham Ross, organ; Choir of Clare College, Michael Papadopoulos, organ
1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2016-12-02Conductors: Ross, Graham
Ensemble: Choir of Clare College Cambridge
Graham Ross and The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge present the seventh release in their brilliantly conceived series of recordings based on the major festivals...continue...
1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2016-12-02Conductors: Herreweghe, Philippe
Ensemble: Orchestre des Champs-Elysées
120 years after its premiere at Leipzig (under the baton of Arthur Nikisch), conductor Philippe Herreweghe decided to take a fresh look at Bruckner's monumental...continue...
Mendelssohn: Octet, Op. 20; Albumblatt, Op. 117; Song without Words, Op. 109; Variations concertantes, Op. 17 / Roel Dieltiens, cello; Frank Braley, piano
1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2016-12-02Conductors:
Ensemble: Ensemble Explorations
A year before writing his unforgettable Midsummer Night's Dream overture, Mendelssohn had already taught elves and fairies to fly in the Scherzo of his Octet...continue...
1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2016-12-02
After his highly personal exploration of Romantic lieder by Schubert and Wolf, tenor Werner Güra turned to less familiar repertoire with this selection of fourteen...continue...