Adolf Henselt (1814-1889): Piano Works, plus works by Johann Strauss I; Weber and Dargomyzhsky / Sergio Gallo, piano
1 CD / Grand Piano / 2015-11-13
Bavarian-born Adolf von Henselt was one of a galaxy of star pianist-composers of a similar age that included Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Thalberg. A student...continue...
1 CD / Grand Piano / 2015-11-13
Displaying exceptional musical precocity, the young pianist Maria Szymanowska proved a sensation in Warsaw's salons, before moving to Paris where her fame spread. Greatly admired...continue...
Alice Ping Yee Ho: The Lesson of Da Ji / Vania Chan, Charlotte Corwin, Benjamin Covey, Alexander Dobson, Derek Kwan, William Lau. Toronto Masque Theatre
1 CD / Centrediscs / 2015-11-13Conductors: Beckwith, Larry
Ensemble: Toronto Masque Theatre
The JUNO Award nominated composer Alice Ping Yee Ho has created a work that improbably blends Chinese, Baroque, and Western art formats in this Dora...continue...
Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation, ballet score - Music by Christos Hatzis (b.1953) / Tanya Tagaq, Inuit throat singer
2 CD / Centrediscs / 2015-11-13Conductors: Biernacki, Tadeusz; Wood, Steve
Ensemble: Northern Cree Singers; Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Christos Hatzis' ballet score transcends and shatters the idea of genre and cultural boundaries by joining the searing and internationally renowned Inuit throat singer Tanya...continue...
Christmas Carols of the World, Vol. 1 - music from Denmark, Germany, England, France, Ireland, Croatia, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Sweden / Calmus Ensemble
1 CD / Carus / 2015-11-13
The sublime Calmus Ensemble has recorded a selection of the most beautiful Christmas carols from all over the world exclusively for this CD collection. Containing...continue...
O heilige Nacht - Romantic Choral Music for Christmas by Cruger, Gruber, Nicolai, Reger, Schein, Schumann, Brahms, Selnecker et al. / Dresden Chamber Choir
1 CD / Carus / 2015-11-13Conductors: Rademann, Hans-Christoph
Ensemble: Dresden Chamber Choir
Just in time for the 30th anniversary season of the Dresdner Kammerchor, a new Christmas CD with the choir under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann...continue...
1 CD / Canteloupe / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Contact Ensemble
With the 40th anniversary of the release of Brian Eno's electronic ambient masterpiece Discreet Music Contact Ensemble, Toronto's polymorphous cutting edge ensemble, led by Jerry...continue...
Transient Glory III - choral works by John Corigliano, Paquio, D'Rivera, Michael Gordon, Meredith Monk, Terry Riley & Bora Yoon / Young People's Chorus of New York
1 CD / Canteloupe / 2015-11-13Conductors: Nunez, Francisco;
Ensemble: Kronos Quartet; Young People's Chorus of New York City
Founded in 1988 by artistic director Francisco J. Núñez, the Young People's Chorus of New York City is an internationally renowned multicultural youth chorus with...continue...
Christmas Carols of the World, Vol 2 - music from Scandinavia, Australia, France, Spain, Italy, England, Guinea, Korea, Australia, Canada, Venezuela / Athesinus Consort Berlin, Bresgott
1 CD / Carus / 2015-11-13Conductors: Bresgott, Klaus-Martin
Ensemble: Athesinus Consort Berlin
Another exclusive Carus recording of Christmas carols from around the world featuring the Athesinus Consort Berlin, conducted by Klaus-Martin Bresgott. Containing carols from all points...continue...
Holy Night - Heilige Nacht: German, English and American Christmas Carols by Adolphe Adam, Irving Berlin, Peter Cornelius, Gruber, Humperdinck et al. / Ensemble Vokalzeit
1 CD / Coviello / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Ensemble Vokalzeit
From chorales to folkloristic songs; classical lieder to large-scale oratorios, and embracing the secular and the sacred, the Christmas season vocal music has long been...continue...
La Bataille d'Amour, tabulatures and Chansons in the French Renaissance / Alice Borciani, soprano; Dominique Vellard, tenor; Vincent Fluckiger, lute; Maria Ferré, lute & guitar
1 CD / Coviello / 2015-11-13
The lutenist and guitarist Maria Ferré's career is marked by a quest to explore the full range and potential of her instruments and with her...continue...
Tell Me About Love: The most beautiful Italian songs by Bixio, de Curtis, Cardillo, Tosti, Mascagni, Cannio, Leoncavallo, Rissini et al. / Tadeusz Szlenkier, tenor; Mariusz Rutkowski, piano
1 CD / Dux (Poland) / 2015-11-13
The Polish tenor Tadeusz Szlenkier joined by pianist Mariusz Rutkowski in a collection of Italian popular easy listening songs....continue...
Krzysztof Meyer (b.1943): Early Works for Orchestra / Barbara Swiatek, flute; Diethlem Jonas, oboe; Stanislaw Dziewior, trumpet
1 CD / Dux (Poland) / 2015-11-13Conductors: Witt, Antoni; Silva, Ruben; Klauza, Michal; Stryja, Karol
Ensemble: National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice; Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
A compilation of early orchestral works by the Polish contemporary composer, Krzysztof Meyer in performances that showcase both his incorporation of modernistic techniques such as...continue...
Transcriptions for clarinet and bassoon of music by Bruch, Brahms & Mendelssohn / Miroslaw Klys, clarinet; Dorota Cegielska, bassoon
1 CD / Dux (Poland) / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Clarigotto Duo
The Clarigotto Duo presents a collection of Romantic works transcribed for the unusual combination of clarinet and bassoon and joined by piano on the trio...continue...
Bassoon Concertos by Tonu Korvits, Mozart, Hummel & Theofanidis / Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon; Tallinn CO, The Northwest Sinfonia
1 CD / Estonian Record Products / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Northwest Sinfonia; Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
The Estonian bassoon virtuoso Martin Kuuskmann's new release spotlights concertos for bassoon by Christopher Theofanidis, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Tõnu Kõrvits, an...continue...
3ère Souffle (3rd Stream) - music of Galliano, Sheller, Caratini, Colombier / Thierry Caens, trumpet; Richard Galliano, accordéon; Caratini Jazz Ens.
1 CD / Indesens / 2015-11-13Conductors: Plasson, Michel
Ensemble: Orchestre National de Lyon
The classically trained trumpet player Thierry Caens has long been renowned for his forays into the world of jazz influences, and this aptly named collection...continue...
Beethovne: Fidelio / James King, Eva Marton, Aage Hauglund, Lilian Watson, Theo Adam, Kurt Rydl, Tom Krause. Vienna PO, Maazel
2 CD / Orfeo / 2015-11-13Conductors: Maazel, Lorin
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
In this 1983 performance, Maazel conducts Beethoven's liberation opera full of energy and precision, partnered by a highly dramatic Leonore, a Florestan in heroic voice...continue...
Cathédral d'Auxerre: 800th Anniversary - music of Bach, Balbastre, Buxtehude, Cavazzoni, Cochereau, Dandrieu, Fleury, Mendelssohn et al. / Jacques Kauffmann, organ
1 CD / Skarbo / 2015-11-13
The Auxerre Cathedral is considered to be among the architectural masterpieces of the Gothic period, and celebrating the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the...continue...
Concertos for Flute 'Vers le Romantisme' - works by Bernhard Romberg, Saverio Mercadante & François Devienne / Soyoung Lee, flute; Ensemble of Tokyo
1 CD / Skarbo / 2015-11-13Conductors: Kim, Chang-Kook
Ensemble: Ensemble of Tokyo
The late 18th and early 19th century repertory of François Devienne, Saverio Mercadante, and Bernhard Romberg provide a fascinating counterpoint of their respective French, Neopolitan...continue...
Chopin: Introduction et Polonaise brillante, Op. 3; Cello Sonata, Op. 65; Schumann: Fantasies (3), Op. 73 / Alexander Suleiman, cello; Patricia Hoy, piano
1 CD / TYXart / 2015-11-13
Canadian pianist Patricia Hoy and American cellist Alexander Suleiman collection is an intriguing blend of transcriptions of popular works by Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann...continue...
The Art of Imagination - Duos for flute & harp by Bax, Doppler, Hilse, Andy Scott & Zamara / Verena Beatrix Schulte, flute; Hanna Rabe, harp
1 CD / TYXart / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Queens Duo
The debut CD by the Queens Duo dedicates itself to human fantasy and imagination and the four tracks in the collection enchantingly range from Romantic...continue...
Romantic Duos for Viola & Piano by Friedrich Kiel, Carl Reinecke & Heinrich Reuß / Anna Kreetta Gribajcevic, viola; Oliver Triendl, piano
1 CD / TYXart / 2015-11-13
The Joachim Wollenweber Edition series is dedicated to bringing public attention forgotten composers of the classical and romantic periods. Including sheet music in tandem with...continue...
Alza tu voz (Speak Out) : Hymns of Charles Wesley (1707-1788) sung in Spanish / J. Reilly Lewis, organ; Terry Bingham, trumpet; Julie Angelis, Boehler, timpani
1 CD / Sono Luminus / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Choral Arts Society of Washington Chamber Singers
"Alza tu voz: Himnos de Charles Wesley" is the Spanish-language companion to the album, Lift Up Your Voice: Hymns of Charles Wesley, a powerful selection...continue...
Grand Piano Masters: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 13 & 14 (performed with string quintet); Helmut Schmidinger (b.1969): Concertino for Piano & String Quintet / Christoph Soldan, piano
1 CD / K&K / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Silesian Chamber Soloists
From a live recording impeccably engineered direct to disk, the noted pianist Christoph Soldan is joined by the Silesian Chamber Soloists in a collection bookended...continue...
Bach: Under the Influence - music of J.S. Bach, Georg Bohm, Arnold Brunckhorst, Nicolas de Grigny, Pachelbel, Vivaldi, Adam Reinken / Roger Sherman, organ
1 CD / Loft Recordings / 2015-11-13
The first in a series of recordings celebrating 50 years of the famed Flentrop organ at Saint Mark's Cathedral in Seattle, Washington. In this recital...continue...
1 CD / Piano Classics / 2015-11-13
The composer and pianist Nikolai Kapustin has criss-crossed the territories of classical and jazz throughout his long career. The Korean pianist Sun Hee You presents...continue...
1 CD / Piano Classics / 2015-11-13
While Leopold Godowsky may be lesser known today, in his lifetime he was considered one of the great pianists and is arguably most famous for...continue...
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Le Temple de la Gloire, opera / Les Agrémens; Choeur de Chambre de Namur; Guy Van Waas
2 CD / Ricercar / 2015-11-13Conductors: Waas, Guy Van
Ensemble: Choeur de Chambre de Namur; Les Agrémens
Le Temple de la Gloire is the only opera with a libretto by Voltaire that was performed during the 18th century and displaying the touch...continue...
The Time of Monteverdi - music of Agostini, Bassano, Bovicelli, Buonamente, Caccini, Capouana, Carissimi, Grandi, Cavalieri, Cavalli [6 CDs+Book]
9 CD / Ricercar / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: A Sei Voci; Accademia Strumentale Italiana; Akademia Capella Sancti Michaelis; Cappella Mediterranea; Choeur de Cahmbre de Namur; Concerto Italiano; Ensemble Aurora
The second volume in the History of Early Music series on Ricercar, this staggeringly voluminous 8 CD compilation covers the period of almost a century...continue...
Leopold I: Il Lutto dell'Universo - Sacred works, dance music & songs / Emanuela Galli, soprano; Gabriella Martellacci, alto, Letizia Verzellesi, mz; Mauro Borgioni, bass
1 CD / Fra Bernardo / 2015-11-13Conductors: Baroni, Francesco
Ensemble: Gambe di Legno
At the time when Isaac Newton invented the first reflecting telescope, King Leopold I reigned in Vienna and unique among most royals who appreciated music,...continue...
Anatomy of Sound - Ruben Sverre Gjertsen: Landscape with Figures; Ole-Henrik Moe: Persefone for voices and wine glasses / Song Circus
2 Super Audio CD / 2 L Records / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Song Circus
The contemporary and improvisational Norwegian chamber vocal ensemble and quintet Song Circus, led by Liv Runesdatter are known to European audiences for their performances that...continue...
Mezzotints: Chamber Music by Ståle Kleiberg (b.1958) / Marianne Thorsen, violin; Øyvind Gimse, cello; Ole Wuttudal, viola; Jørgen Larsen, piano
2 Super Audio CD / 2 L Records / 2015-11-13
Mezzotints demonstrates the continuum of the chamber music oeuvre in the contemporary era with solo and chamber works by internationally acclaimed Norwegian contemporary composer Ståle...continue...
Mavericks - contemporary works for electronics with voice, strings, winds, brass, percussion and piano by Dempster, Eaton, Lowenstern, McClowry et al. / American Modern Ens.
1 CD / American Modern Recordings / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: American Modern Ensemble
The American Modern Ensemble is a champion of contemporary classical music and the new collection 'Mavericks' salutes some of the most innovative musicians in the...continue...
Zu Gast im Blauen Haus - Trio Sonatas by J.C. Bach, Conti, Fils, Pugnani, Sammartini, Carl & Johann Stamitz / Der musikalische Garten
1 Super Audio CD / ARS Productions / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Der musikalische Garten
Der Musikalische Garten's second recording "A Visit to the Blue House: Trio Sonatas" continues their exploration of the collection of 18th century Basel merchant Lucas...continue...
Virtuoso Violin Music - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Telemann: Don Quichotte Suite / Susanne Branny, violin; Dresdner Kapellsolisten, Helmut Branny
1 Super Audio CD / ARS Productions / 2015-11-13Conductors: Branny, Helmut
Ensemble: Dresdner Kapellsolisten
Programme music refers to music explicitly created to evoke a mood or circumstance, or to illuminate occurences in nature or acts of humanity and while...continue...
Identity: Music for violin & piano by Szymanowski, Janácek, Debussy, Schulhoff / Noé Inui, violin; Mario Haring, piano
1 Super Audio CD / ARS Productions / 2015-11-13
As the album title suggests, the repertoire on this collection is centered on the concepts of identity, both personal and national. Written between 1904 and...continue...
Sol nascente: Italian coloratura Arias by Jommelli, Mozart, Piccinni, Sarti, Traetta / Charlotte Schafer, coloratura soprano; Neue Dusseldorfer Hofmusik
1 Super Audio CD / ARS Productions / 2015-11-13Conductors: Preiser, Michael
Ensemble: Neuw Dusseldorfer Hoffmusik
The debut release of coloratura soprano, Charlotte Schäfer accompanied by the Düsseldorfer Hofmusik led by Michael Preiser in a collection that focuses on the bravura...continue...
Handel & Vivaldi: 'Concerti e Arie' - Rinaldo, overture; Trio Sonata HWV 386a; Vivaldi: Concertos RV 522, 101, 92 & 45 / Ensemble L'Ornamento
1 Super Audio CD / ARS Productions / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Ensemble L'Ornamento
Playing with a fine synthesis of perfectly interlocking elements that can only be forged through years of collaboration, Italy's Ensemble l'Ornamento's second release engages with...continue...
Debussy: Préludes Book 1; Réverie; Arabesques I, II; Clair de lune; La plus que lent; Valse romantique / Sandro Baldi, piano
1 CD / Bongiovanni / 2015-11-13
The pianist Sandro Baldi presents these seminal piano works of Debussy and the release includes two different periods in Debussy's development. The first more youthful...continue...
Nicola Vaccaj (1790-1848): Giulietta e Romeo / Paula Almerares, Maria José Trullu, Dano Raffanti, Armando Ariostini, Enrico Turco, Elena Marinangeli (rec. 1996)
2 CD / Bongiovanni / 2015-11-13Conductors: Severini, Tiziano
Ensemble: Coro Lirico Marchigiano "Vincenzo Bellini"; Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana
Premiering to great success in 1825, the Naples based composer Nicola Vaccaj's Giulietta e Romeo (Romeo and Juliet) enjoyed a brief period of being actively...continue...
Mario Castlenuovo-Tedesco: Platero and I, for narrator & guitar / Colin Fox, narrator; Simon Wynberg, guitar
1 CD / ATMA / 2015-11-13
The well known Spanish tale of a man and his donkey in the Andalusian countryside "Platero and I", written and published by Juan Ramón Jiménez...continue...
Dawn and Twilight - The First (1910) and Last (1956) Violin Sonatas of Cyril Scott / Andrew Kirkman, violin; Clipper Erickson, piano
1 CD / Affetto / 2015-11-13
By the end of his life in 1970, the British composer Cyril Scott had sunk into obscurity save for a few pieces that dangled tantalizingly...continue...
The Music Lover's Percy Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy; Danish Folk-Music Suite / "President's Own" Marine Band, Michael J. Colburn
1 CD / Altissimo / 2015-11-13Conductors: Colburn, Michael
Ensemble: Choral Arts Society of Washington; President's Own Marine Band
The newest release from Altissimo! celebrates the music of Percy Grainger, both familiar and unknown, recorded live in 2011 at a concert given in observation...continue...
Momenti d'amore - Early Baroque songs by Caccini, Cavalli, Falconieri, Frescobaldi, Monteverdi, Ortiz, Sanz, Strozzi / Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, soprano
1 CD / Berlin Classics / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Pera Ensemble
A gorgeous release of early Baroque songs with soprano Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli's expressiveness at the fore and the Pera Ensemble. "Momenti d'Amore"; (Moments of Love)...continue...
Las Ciudades de Oro - Baroque music from Spain by Chavarria, Zespédes, Bocanegra, Araujo, Orejon, Huacho, Blasco, Torices, et al. / Eric Milnes, organ & harpsichord
1 CD / ATMA / 2015-11-13Conductors: Corriveau, Mélisande
Ensemble: L'Harmonie des saisons
The debut recording of the Canada-based period instrument ensemble L'Harmonie des Saisons explores the baroque music of Spain's New World colonies. Though the names of...continue...
2 CD / ATMA / 2015-11-13
2015 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of French harpsichord master and composer Jacques Duphly. Duphly's life bookended the reigns of Louis XV and...continue...
Trumpet Works by Dubrovay, Araia, Vivaldi, Kagel, Handel, Telemann, Ligeti / Tamás Pálfalvi, trumpet; Franz Liszt CO, Roberto Erickson
1 CD / Berlin Classics / 2015-11-13Conductors: Erickson, Roberto
Ensemble: Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Hungarian trumpeter Tamás Pálfalvi's debut CD presents an intriguing blend of the old and new with creative transcriptions of Baroque and Classical era concertos, along...continue...
Liebe in Variationen (Love in Variations) - Variations for piano by Brahms, Clara & Robert Schumann / Ragna Schirmer, piano
1 CD / Berlin Classics / 2015-11-13
A beautifully programmed collection anchored by the strength of Ragna Schirmer's piano. Clara and Robert Schumann borrow from each other's compositions in the early years...continue...
Cavalcade of Martial Songs - music for military band by Horatio Nicholls, Abe Holzmann, Louis Ganne, Sousa, Peter Maurice, Elgar, Parry et al. / David Lloyd, tenor; Foster Richardson, bass
1 CD / British Military Music Archive / 2015-11-13Conductors: Chandler, Tommy
Ensemble: Band of the Welsh Guards
A collection that both pays tribute to the founding members and celebrates the centenary of the Band of the Welsh Guards, regarded as one of...continue...
Steven Staryk: A Retrospective, Vol. 7 - Concertos for violin & orchestra by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Walton / Steven Staryk, violin
1 CD / Centaur / 2015-11-13Conductors:
Ensemble: National Arts Centre Orchestra; Toronto Festival Orchestra; Victoria University Orchestra
The Canadian violin virtuoso, author, and chamber musician Steven Staryk's performing career has encompassed half a century. A child prodigy, he served as concertmaster of...continue...