Art Rules: Approaching Dutilleux - Works Inspired by the Music of Dutilleux, by Arlene Sierra, José Manuel Serrano, Chris Roe et al. / The Riot Ensemble
1 CD / Coviello / 2015-03-31Conductors:
Ensemble: The Riot Ensemble
Approaching Dutilleux' is a series of recordings taken from a concert project that took place in London and Cambridge in May 2014. Scheduled on the...continue...
1 CD / Fra Bernardo / 2015-03-31Conductors: Steinaecker, Philipp Von
Ensemble: Musica Saeculorum
For this CD a chronological cross-section of Anton Bruckner's work was chosen for the recorded concert, from the very first composition of an 11 year-old,...continue...
Velázquez and the Music of 17th Century Spain - Works by Matheo Romero, Juan Hidalgo, Francisco Correa et al. / Cappella Mediterranea; Clematis; Namur Chamber Choir et al.
1 CD / Ricercar / 2015-03-31Conductors:
Ensemble: Cappella Mediterranea; Chur de Chambre de Namur; Clematis; Ensemble La Romanesca; La Fenice; La Real Cama; Vox Luminus
On the occasion of the 2015 exhibition that the Grand Palais in Paris is devoting to Diego Velazquez, this disc proposes an evocation of the...continue...
Horizon 6: Contemporary Works of Detlev Glanert, Michel van der AA, Luc Brewaeys & Louis Andriessen / Janine Jansen, violin; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski, Xian Zhang et al.
2 Super Audio CD / RCO Live / 2015-03-31Conductors: Jurowski, Vladimir; Tausk, Otto; Zhang, Xian; Jansons, Mariss; Robertson, David
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
With this sixth issue in the Horizon Series the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra once again confirms its commitment to contemporary music. It features a mix of...continue...
Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem / Leontyne Price, Fiorenza Cossotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Nicola Zaccaria; La Scala; Karajan [Rec. 1964]
1 CD / Relief / 2015-03-31Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: La Scala Chorus; La Scala Orchestra
In the autumn of 1964 an opera company of the Teatro alla Scala di Milano gave guest performances for the first time in Moscow. Only...continue...
The Return:' Raffi Besalyan performs works of Rachmaninoff & Arno Babajanian / Raffi Besalyan, piano
2 CD / Sono Luminus / 2015-03-31
Thoughts of home dominate much of the music Raffi Besalyan performs here. Rachmaninoff's "B-Minor Prelude", inspired by Arnold Bocklin's painting 'The Return', was a constant...continue...
Cipriano De Rore (d.1565): Ancor Che Col Parire - Madrigals; Secular & Sacred Works / Cappella Mediterranea; Namur Chamber Choir et al.
1 CD / Ricercar / 2015-03-31Conductors:
Ensemble: Cappella Mediterranea; Chur de Chambre de Namur
RICERCAR now celebrates its 35th anniversary with a homage to the greatest Flemish composer of the Renaissance. The works of Cipriano de Rore (1515/16 -...continue...
Musica Ficta: Live in New York - Works of the Colonial Americas, 1500-1800, by Gaspar Fernández, Juan de Araujo, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla et al. / Musica Ficta; Raúl Mallavibarrena
1 CD / Enchiriadis / 2015-03-31Conductors: Mallavibarrena, Raúl
Ensemble: Musica Ficta
Enchiriadis presents highlights from the concert given by Musica Ficta and Raúl Mallavibarrena at Sorollas' Hall in NYC's Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library...continue...
2 CD / Azica / 2015-03-31Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Die Sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross), o
Ensemble: Attacca Quartet
In 2013, the Attacca Quartet completed a recording project of the complete works for string quartet by John Adams for Azica Records. The review in...continue...
1 CD / Glossa / 2015-03-31Conductors: Kossenko, Alexis
Ensemble: Les Ambassadeurs
Mezzo-soprano Blandine Staskiewicz Tempesta has, for her first recital disc, chosen to venture into the emotional storms and calms beloved of Baroque composers - notably...continue...
Music in the time of Velázquez: Songs & Instrumental Pieces from 17th-Century Spain / Ensemble Romanesca; José Miguel Moreno
1 CD / Glossa / 2015-03-31Conductors: Moreno, José Miguel
Ensemble: Ensemble Romanesca
Along with the Canto del Cavallero (GCD C80101), a vihuela disc also in the care of José Miguel Moreno, this was the first recording of...continue...
1 CD / Glossa / 2015-03-31Conductors: Vellard, Dominique
Ensemble: Ensemble Cantus Figuratus
In an album made in 2000, supported financially by the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and released originally on the German Christophorus label, Dominique Vellard directed the...continue...
1 CD / Glossa / 2015-03-31
Let us go back to the end of the 1970s... Adelheid and Andreas Glatt, creators of the legendary Accent label, produced a pair of memorable...continue...
2 CD / Glossa / 2015-03-31Conductors: Biondi, Fabio
Ensemble: Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
With Antonio Caldara's Morte e sepoltura di Christo, released on Glossa just after a new album devoted to Vivaldi's late violin concertos, Fabio Biondi returns...continue...
1 CD / Enchiriadis / 2015-03-31
This Enchiriadis release has as its focus Spanish and Italian harp repertoire of the XVI and XVIIth c. with the common link of the "Capilla...continue...
Jan Dismas Zelenka: Trio Sonatas / Paul Dombrecht, Marcel Ponseele, oboes; Danny Bond, bassoon; Chiara Banchini, violin
2 CD / Glossa / 2015-03-31
Paul Dombrecht, Marcel Ponseele, Ku Ebbinge, Danny Bond Chiara Banchini, Richard van der Meer, Robert Kohnen... all pivotal figures in the early music revival of...continue...
1 CD / Glossa / 2015-03-31Conductors: Bonizzoni, Fabio
Ensemble: La Risonanza
The many successes of La Risonanza, the ensemble led from the keyboard by Fabio Bonizzoni (notably with its survey of Handel secular cantatas), can often...continue...
1 CD / Glossa / 2015-03-31Conductors: Bruggen, Frans
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
With the passing of Frans Brüggen in August 2014, the boxset of the Beethoven Symphonies released by Glossa in 2012 (GCD 921116) surely stands as...continue...
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle / Julia Lezhneva, Delphone Galou, Michael Spyres, Alexander Vinogradov. Accentus; Paris CO
1 CD / Naïve / 2015-03-31Conductors: Dantone, Ottavio
Ensemble: Chur de Chambre Accentus; Orchestre de Chambre de Paris
After Il barbiere di Siviglia, the Petite Messe solennelle is Gioacchino Rossini's most celebrated composition. Composed 1862-64, the highly unusual Petite Messe solennelle comes from...continue...
1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-03-31Conductors: Skeaping, Lucie
Ensemble: City Waites
Early music ensemble City Waites are authorities in the vernacular music of the taverns and countryside of 16th and 17th century England, with informed performances...continue...
Carl Nielsen: The Concertos / Saeka Matsuyama, violin; John McCaw, clarinet; Jennifer Stinton, flute
1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-03-31Conductors: Wagner, Jan; Leppard, Raymond; Bedford, Steuart
Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra; Odense Symphony Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Denmark's greatest composer, Carl Nielsen is best known for his symphonie (released on Alto in 2015, ALC 2505) and his three concertos. This album presents...continue...
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Khovanshchina Prelude; Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911) / Charles Mackerras, London SO; New Philharmonia Orch.
1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-03-31Conductors: Mackerras, Charles
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra
Two landmarks of Russian music on one album! Mussorgsky's masterpiece suite, originally a work for solo piano (later orchestrated by Ravel), is presented complete, and...continue...
3 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-03-31
Scottish pianist Murray McLachlan has attracted lavish praise throughout his career, with numerous rave reviews by Gramophone and Penguin, and is especially renowned as an...continue...
Tartini: Devil's Trill Sonata; Violin Concertos D. 12, D. 51, D. 80, D. 115 / David Oistrakh, violin; Lev Oborin, piano; Orch. de L'Auvergne
1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-03-31Conductors: Beek, Arie van
Ensemble: Orchestre de L'Auvergne
Baroque violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini is rightly best known for his masterpiece sonata `The Devil's Trill,` a work which is still considered extremely difficult...continue...
1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2015-03-31Conductors: Rozhdestvensky, Gennadi
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Rozhdestvensky and the LSO perform one of the most notable recordings of Rachmaninov's second symphony, receiving lavish praise from major review publications. This is the...continue...
1 CD / Mode Records / 2015-03-31
This survey of saxophonist Ulrich Krieger's chamber music illuminates his ongoing penchant, as a composer, improviser, and interpreter, for probing the affinities between the rock...continue...
Dolce Napoli: Recorder Sonatas & Concerti, by Fiorenza, F. Mancini et al / Inês D'Avena, recorder; La Cicala Ensemble
2 CD / Passacaille / 2015-03-31Conductors: D'Avena, Inês
Ensemble: La Cicala Baroque Ensemble
Recorded in the summer of 2013, with an ensemble of seven musicians, 'Dolce Napoli' presents unique concertos and sonatas by amongst others Fiorenza, Rosa, Leo,...continue...
Agostino Steffani: Niobe Regina di Tebe, opera / Jacek Laszczkowski, lestyn Davies, Veronique Gens et al.; Balthasar Neumann Ensemble; Hengelbrock
3 CD / Opus Arte / 2015-03-31Conductors: Hengelbrock, Thomas
Ensemble: Balthasar Neumann Ensemble
A world-famous court composer during his lifetime, Agostino Steffani (1654-1728) exercised a significant influence on the likes of Handel, J.S. Bach and Telemann, his music...continue...
Matthew Martin (b. 1976): Jubilate Deo - Sacred Choral Works / Stephen Farr, organ; Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford; Hyde
1 CD / Opus Arte / 2015-03-31Works: Matthew Martin: Jubilate Deo, for chorus; I saw the Lord, for chorus; Christe redemptor omnium, for chorus; Chester Missa Brevis, for chorus; Te lucis ante terminum, for chorus; St. John's College Se...
Performers: Farr, Stephen [Organ]
Conductors: Hyde, Daniel
Ensemble: Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
The fresh and vibrant style of composer Matthew Martin (b. 1976) has established him as one of today's leading sacred choral composers. Here the renowned...continue...
1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-03-31Conductors: Chung, Myung-Whun
Ensemble: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
This album was recorded live from the sold out and critically acclaimed concert in 2013. The particular concert was chosen by the critics and media...continue...
British Classics: Works of Holst, Vaughan Williams, Grainger, Langford & Tomlinson / RAF Central Band; Stubbs
1 CD / Chandos Records / 2015-03-31Conductors: Stubbs, Duncan
Ensemble: The Central Band of the Royal Air Force
The Central Band of the RAF and conductor Wing Cmdr. Duncan Stubbs here offer up some of the greatest British pieces in the repertoire. The...continue...
Walton: Symphony No. 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisation on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten / Paul Watkins, cello; BBC SO; Edward Gardner
1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2015-03-31Works: William Walton: Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten, for orchestra; Concerto for Cello; Symphony no 2
Performers: Watkins, Paul [Cello, Conductor]
Conductors: Gardner, Edward
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony in late music of Sir William Walton. This release follows the successful recording of Walton's First Symphony and Violin...continue...
1 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2015-03-31Conductors: Davis, Sir Andrew
Ensemble: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
This is the first volume of a new series dedicated to the music of Charles Ives, performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and its principal...continue...
1 CD / Chandos Records / 2015-03-31Conductors:
Ensemble: Doric String Quartet
The Doric String Quartet, now established as one of the finest young ensembles in the world and exclusive on Chandos, pays homage to Czech chamber...continue...
Johann Adam Hiller (1728-1804): Jauchet dem Herrn, alle Welt, Psalm 100; Lass sich freuen alle, Psalm 5; Pergolesi: Stabat Mater / Stuttgart Boys Choir
1 Super Audio CD / MD&G / 2015-03-31Conductors: Homburg, Rainer Johannes
Ensemble: Handel's Company; Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben
Without Johann Adam Hiller's adaptation Pergolesi's Stabat Mater probably never would have attained the popularity it enjoys today. Moreover, the fact that Hiller rescued from...continue...
1 CD / Analekta / 2015-03-31Conductors:
Ensemble: La Pieta
Portrait is a series of recordings presenting contemporary composers with a unique musical signature. Ludovico Einaudi is featured in the newest volume. This grand and...continue...
The Lyrical Trombone - music by Bahms, Liszt, Martin, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Strauss, Wagner, Weber / Michael Massong, trombone; Tomoko Sawano, piano
1 CD / MD&G / 2015-03-31
Michael Massong's debut recital on MDG contains a program: lyrical pieces, in large part especially arranged for this CD, display a vocal quality of trombone...continue...
F.J. Haydn: Clarinet Quartets (transcribed from string quartets) / Consortium Classicum, Dieter Klocker, clarinet
1 CD / MD&G / 2015-03-31Conductors:
Ensemble: Consortium Classicum
The virtuosic ease of Dieter Klöcker's clarinet playing is legendary. These arrangements based on Haydn's string quartets by Vincent Gambaro two hundred years ago seem...continue...
2 Super Audio CD / MD&G / 2015-03-31Conductors: Cerrato, Francesco
The Armonisoa baroque ensemble celebrates its dazzling MDG debut with the twelve violin concertos from Antonio Vivaldi's La Stravaganza op. 4. The thirteen musicians savor...continue...
Ivo Pogorelich: The Complete Recordings on DG - works by Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel, Liszt, Haydn, Scarlati, Bach, Mozart et al. / Ivo Pogorelich, piano [14 CDs]
14 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-03-31
Here, for the first time in a single box set, are the 14 extraordinary albums that Ivo Pogorelich recorded as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist...continue...
Schubert: The Song Collection / Robert Holl, bass-baritone; Ellen van Lier, soprano; Naum Grubert, Konrad Richter, David Lutz, piano
6 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2015-03-31
Schubert's song cycle Winterreise is recognised as being one of his greatest works, darker and more complex than Die schöne Müllerin. Wilhelm Müller's poetry, recounting...continue...
Bach: St. John Passion / Genz, Oelze, Junghanns et al.; Hallenser Madrigalisten; Virtuosi Saxonia; Ludwig Güttler
2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2015-03-31Conductors: Güttler, Ludwig
Ensemble: Hallenser Madrigalisten; Viruosi Saxonia
J.S. Bach composed his St John Passion during his first winter in Leipzig, in advance of the Good Friday Vespers service of 1724. It is...continue...
Telemann Edition - The most complete collection of Telemann's music in one set, performed by renowned Baroque specialists [50 CDs]
50 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2015-03-31
Born in 1681, Georg Philip Telemann would inevitably suffer from comparisons with one of the towering figures of western Classical music, born just four years...continue...
Dutch Delight: Organ Music from the Golden Age, by Sweelinck, Noordt et al. / Matthias Havinga, organ
1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2015-03-31
This attractive collection brings together organ music from the Dutch Golden Age; a period of great prosperity and power for the Republic of the Netherlands....continue...
Bach: Mass in B minor / Martinpelto, Fink, Köhler, Prégardien et al.; RIAS Kammerchor; Berlin Early Music Academy; Jacobs
2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2015-03-31Conductors: Jacobs, René; Creed, Marcus
Ensemble: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin ; RIAS Kammerchor
Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B minor is regarded by many as one of the supreme achievements of Western classical music. Even before its first...continue...
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto 2; Cello Sonata / Anna Fedorova, piano; Benedict Kloeckner, cello; Northwest German Philharmonia; Laércio Diniz
1 CD / Piano Classics / 2015-03-31Conductors: Diniz, Laércio
Ensemble: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
The music of Sergei Rachmaninoff is close to the heart of Anna Fedorova. The young Ukrainian-born pianist, still in her twenties, boasts an already impressive...continue...
Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Schreier, Adam, Vogel et al.; Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig; Mauersberger
3 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2015-03-31Conductors: Mauersberger, Erhard ; Mauersberger, Rudolf
Ensemble: Dresdner Kreutzchor; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Thomanerchor Leipzig
J.S. Bach's "great" passion was like nothing the city of Leipzig had seen before: composed on a vast scale with two choirs and a doubled...continue...
1 CD / Piano Classics / 2015-03-31
Vincenzo Maltempo continues to establish himself not only as an Alkan champion with his fifth Alkan CD but also as a pianist of extraordinary power,...continue...
1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2015-03-31Conductors:
Ensemble: Quartetto Klimt
It was through disobeying his mother's wish for him to study law, and through late-night "read throughs" with his friends of chamber works by Mozart...continue...
Agostino Steffani: Vocal Chamber Duets / Elena Bertuzzi, soprano; Alessio Tosi, tenor; Francesco Baroni, harpsichord; Rebecca Ferri, cello; Michele Pasotti, theorbo
1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2015-03-31
Agostino Steffani was a man of many talents. A gifted linguist, his skills led him to a successful career as a diplomat, spending most of...continue...