Marco Nodari (b.1969): Chamber music works for 2 & 3 instruments / Mirka Scepanovic, Alessio Pianelli, Calogero Presti, Joe Bardolet Vilarò et al.
1 CD / Concerto / 2015-10-09
In nearly two decades of life, the Concerto Classics label has only made a few recordings of today's music. With this CD we make an...continue...
An English Christmas - Traditional carols performed by the Westminster Concert Bell Choir / Kathleen Ebling Shaw
1 CD / Westminister Choir College / 2015-10-09Conductors: Shaw, Kathleen Ebling
Ensemble: Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Arrangements of traditional English Christmas carols performed by the Westminster Concert Bell Choir on choir chimes and the world's largest range of handbells....continue...
1 CD / Orfeo / 2015-10-09
In this mixed program of lieder by Franz Schubert, the greatest and most prolific composer of the form, some 600 songs, despite his tragically early...continue...
Francis Caporale (1700-1756) & Johann Galliard (1687-1747): Sonatas, a tribute to G.F. Handel / Andreas Kippers, cello; Kristin von der Goltz, harpsichord & organ
1 CD / Raum Klang / 2015-10-09
This new CD with Kristin von der Goltz is dedicated to the music of two unknown composers, who both went to London in the eighteenth...continue...
1 CD / Bella Musica / 2015-10-09
When one reviews all the great piano works between Beethoven's late sonatas and the impressionistic cycles of Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures...continue...
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Birgit Nilsson, Wolfgang Windgassen, Grace Hoffman, Hans Hotter, Arnold van Mill. Wolfgang Sawallisch (Bayreuth, 1957)
4 CD / Walhall / 2015-10-09Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
The emotions that love and death evoke lie in such extreme opposition to one another that in the most poetic of senses, they seem to...continue...
Beethoven: Sonata in D Major, Op. 12/1; Brahms: Sonata in G Major, Op. 79; Stravinsky: Divertimento; Debussy: Sonata in G minor / István Hajdu, piano
1 CD / Orfeo / 2015-10-09
In an era that tolerated, expected and accepted far greater variety of interpretation and tone than the current and persistent "new internationalism" approach that admits...continue...
Mozart: Schatten und Licht (Shadow & Light) - a narrated biography of W.A. Mozart. Incluldes performances of Piano Concertos Nos. 18 & 23 / Martha Argerich; Daniel Barenboim
4 CD / BR Klassik / 2015-10-09Conductors:
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony
What was Mozart really like? Was he "a flawless and infinitely good man," as his admirer Tchaikovsky believed? Or was he, as Goethe secretly feared,...continue...
Henry Purcell: Dido and Æneas / Géard Souzay, Teresa Berganza, Hanny Steffek, Jane Berbié. Pierre Dervaux (Aix en Provence, 1960) (24bit/96kHz remastered)
1 CD / Walhall / 2015-10-09Conductors: Dervaux, Pierre
Performance of works from the age of Henry Purcell have changed considerably since this 1960 live recording from Aix en Provence given the exponential growth...continue...
Mozart: Così fan tutte / Teresa Berganza, Rolando Panerai, Marcello Cortis et al.; Paris Conservatory Chorus & Orch.; Hans Rosbaud (Aix-en-Provence, 1957)
2 CD / Walhall / 2015-10-09Conductors: Rosbaud, Hans
Ensemble: Chur de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris; Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris
Recorded live during the 1957 Festival D'Aix en Provence, each member of the unique cast involved in this production of Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte -...continue...
1 CD / Audite / 2015-10-09Conductors:
Ensemble: Swiss Piano Trio
After a successful start to the Swiss Piano Trio's new, complete Beethoven Piano Trios edition, Audite now presents the next volume in the series, continuing...continue...
1 CD / Musica Ficta / 2015-10-09Conductors:
Ensemble: A 2 Violes Esgales
Of all the French court composers Marin Marais is unparalleled. He illumined the court of the most powerful king in seventeenth century Europe and has...continue...
Flautissimo! Works for solo flute & orchestra by Mozart, Quantz, Sammartini and Stamitz / Michael Martin Kofler, flute; SW German CO, Handschuh
1 CD / K&K / 2015-10-09Conductors: Handschuh, Timo
Ensemble: South West German Chamber Orchestra
Symphonies and Flute Concertos by Carl Philipp Stamitz (1745-1801), Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773), Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1701-1775) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), performed by Mi...continue...
Lungpowered - works for bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, baritone voice by Alex Mincek, David Brynjar Franzson, Reiko Fueting, Alexandre Lunsqui, William Lang, & Scott Worthington / Loadbang
1 CD / New Focus / 2015-10-09Conductors:
Loadbang, a unique New York based ensemble of bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, baritone voice, has been energetically expanding the repertoire for their instrumentation since their...continue...
1 CD / Pavane / 2015-10-09Conductors: Pommier, Jean-Bernard
Ensemble: Slovak Sinfonietta
Director of the Royal Conservatoire of Liège, pianist Stéphane De May loves holds a teaching position in the piano classes at the Conservatoire of Rotterdam...continue...
1 CD / Claudio Records / 2015-10-09
Atalanta Fugiens exudes the air of its time: the steam and stench of the alchemist's laboratory, the echoes of Renaissance choirs, the absorbed attention of...continue...
César Franck: The last Seven Words of Christ on the Cross; Three pieces for organ / Mainzer Domchor & Domorchester; Daniel Beckmann, organ
1 CD / Rondeau Production / 2015-10-09Conductors: Storck, Karsten
Ensemble: Mainzer Domchor; Mainzer Domorchester
Among the remaining mysteries concerning César Franck's 1859 The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross the legitimate question of authorship no longer troubles...continue...
Martin Luther: A Mighty Fortress is our God - Settings of Martin Luther's songs as chorals, motets and sacred concertos and organ chorales by Praetorius, Schutz & others
1 CD / Rondeau Production / 2015-10-09Conductors: Grunert, Matthias
Ensemble: Instrumenta Music; Kammerchor der Frauenkirche Dresden
For Martin Luther music was of especially high significance for his life and belief. The treasure trove of world-famous chorales that he left behind became...continue...
1 CD / K&K / 2015-10-09Conductors:
Ensemble: Vox Nostra
Vox Nostra, a Berlin-based vocal ensemble founded in 1999 by Burkard Wehner, specializes in the performance of medieval music. The main focus of the group...continue...
Oliver Davis (b.1972): Seasons, for soprano & orchestra; Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Kerenza Peacock, violin; Grace Davidson, soprano; Trafalgar Sinfonia
1 CD / Signum Records / 2015-10-09Conductors: Setterfield, Ivor
Ensemble: Trafalgar Sinfonia
Seasons combines Antonio Vivaldi's timeless concerto cycle The Four Seasons, performed by the Trafalgar Sinfonia and soloist Kerenza Peacock, with a new contrasting composition by...continue...
Telemann: Recorder Sonatas & Fantasias / Pamela Thorby, recorder; Peter Whelan, bassoon, Alison McGillivray, cello; Elizabeth Kenny, archlute; Marcin Swiatkiewicz, organ
2 CD / Linn Records / 2015-10-09
Having previously recorded the Baroque greats such as Handel and Vivaldi, Pamela completes her anthology of eighteenth century favourites with Telemann's Recorder Sonatas and Fantasias....continue...
Inside Tracks: The Mix Tape - electronic mixes on the music of Bach, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Beethoven, Sgambati & Gluck / James Rhodes
1 CD / Signum Records / 2015-10-09
"The most fun part of my job is figuring out what to play live. There's an infinite choice of immense, immortal music and I always...continue...
Mozart: Il Re Pastore, opera / Anna Devin, Sarah Fox, Alish Tynan, John Mark Ainsley, Benjamin Hulett. Classical Opera Orchestra, Ian Page
2 CD / Signum Records / 2015-10-09Conductors: Page, Ian
Ensemble: Classical Opera Orchestra
Classical Opera continue their Mozart recording cycle with Il Re Pastore - a youthful work that shines with the richness of its orchestration, inexhaustible melodic...continue...
Eleanor Cory (b.1943): Things Are; String Quartet No. 3; Violin Sonata No. 1 et al. / Jayn Rosenfeld, flute; Stephen Gosling, piano; Curtis Macomber, violin et al
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-10-09Conductors:
Ensemble: Momenta Quartet
Eleanor Cory's music is performed throughout the US and internationally and has been recognized by many awards and commissions including the Aaron Copland and Fromm...continue...
Walter Saul (b.1954): Kiev 2014; Violin Concerto; Overture for the Jubilee / Rong-Huey Liu, oboe; James Buswell, violin; Walter Saul, piano; Nat'l SO of Ukraine; Kuchar
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-10-09Conductors: Kuchar, Theodore
Ensemble: National Symphony of Ukraine
Composer and pianist Walter Saul is the recipient of 24 ASCAP awards and numerous other honors. His mission as a composer is 'to create musical...continue...
1 CD / Linn Records / 2015-10-09Conductors:
Ensemble: Fitzwilliam String Quartet
The Fitzwilliam String Quartet, together with violist James Boyd (of the London Haydn Quartet) presents a historically informed performance of Bruckner's String Quintet and Quartet....continue...
The Shepherd on the Rock - chamber works with clarinet by Brahms, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann & R. Strauss / Julian Bliss, clarinet; Ailish Tynan, soprano; Christopher Glynn, piano
1 CD / Signum Records / 2015-10-09
A lasting love affair with the clarinet amongst composers from the dawn until the dusk of the Romantic era (i.e. from Schubert to Strauss) is...continue...
Haydn: Symphony No. 52; Symphony No. 53, L'Imperiale; Symphony No. 59, The Fire Symphony / Royal Northern Sinfonia, Rebecca Miller
1 CD / Signum Records / 2015-10-09Conductors: Miller, Rebecca
Ensemble: Royal Northern Sinfonia
This new and highly-anticipated release of three symphonies of Franz Joseph Haydn follows the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Rebecca Miller's acclaimed recording of the works...continue...
Kim Maerkl (b. 1961) The Snake Charmer / Calvin E. Burke, narrator; Kim Maerkl, clarinet; Christian Gruber, guitar; Tobias Ott, tabla
1 CD / Atlantic Crossing / 2015-10-09
It is the year 1607 in Agra, India. Shiba, the snake charmer, lives in a grass-roofed hut with his mother and his cobra Bonji. One...continue...
Seonveh - Ketil Hvoslef (b.1939) Guitar Quintet; Double Concerto for flute, guitar & string orchestra; Six Pieces for Six Strings / Stein-Erik Olsen, guitar
1 CD / Simax / 2015-10-09
Composer Ketil Hvoslef and guitarist Stein-Erik Olsen. Ketil Hvoslef is one of Norway's most respected composers. Productive, with a non-dogmatic approach to art, his music...continue...
Introductions: The Wind Orchestra - works by John Adams, Paul Creston, Johann Strauss II; John Mackery, Alfred Reed, Eric Whitacre et al. / Florida Gulf Coast Univ. Wind Ens.
1 CD / Mark Custom Recording / 2015-10-09Conductors: Chesnutt, Rod; Jones, Troy
Ensemble: Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra
Introductions describes the event and the music performed. First, to introduce Florida Gulf Coast University and the Instrumental program developed over the past seven years...continue...
Frances White: She Lost Her Voice, That's How We Knew / Kristin Norderval, soprano; Elizabeth Brown, Shakuhachi
1 CD / Ravello / 2015-10-09
Frances White's music has been featured as part of the soundtrack of three of Gus Van Sant's award-winning films Elephant, Paranoid Park, and Milk. Kristin...continue...
Plot: Music for Unspecified Instrumentation by Johanna Magdalena Beyer, Earle Brown, Herbert Brun, Robert Erickson, James Tenney / McCormick Percussion Group
2 CD / Ravello / 2015-10-09Conductors: McCormick, Robert
Ensemble: McCormick Percussion Group
Gramophone Magazine praised the McCormick Percussion Group's albums for having "spellbinding virtuosity and limpid eloquence," and by Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review for having "music that...continue...
Edgar Barroso (b.1977): Immersion, Absorption, Connection / Corrado Rojac, Garth Knox, Mario Caroli, Gabriela Diaz, Ann Cleare, Peter McMurray, Ben Guo et al.
3 CD / Ravello / 2015-10-09Conductors:
Ensemble: Argento Ensemble; Cantus Ensemble; Diotima Quartet; Ensemble Nikel; International Contemporary Ensemble; The Callithumpian Consort
Edgar Barroso has been appointed to the 2015-18 National System of Art Creators of Mexico. His music has been performed throughout North America, South America,...continue...
Masatora Goya (b.1987): Dream of Sailing / Scott Hill & Oren Fader, guitars; Carlos Boltes, viola; Conway Kuo, violin
1 CD / Ravello / 2015-10-09
Masatora Goya is assistant director of the concert series Vox Novus Composer's Voice. Alturas Duo - guitarist Scott Hill and violist Carlos Boltes - took...continue...
Gabrieli - Music for Brass Ensemble: 16 pieces by Giovanni Gabrieli, including his Sacrae symphoniae (1597) and a work by John Williams: Music for Brass / National Brass Ensemble
1 Super Audio CD / Oberlin Music / 2015-10-09Conductors:
Ensemble: National Brass Ensemble
The National Brass Ensemble is comprised of the finest brass players in major orchestras across the United States. There are twenty-six members most of whom...continue...
Flute Voyage - Music for flute & piano by C.P.E. Bach, Jean Francaix, Messiaen, Prokofiev, Reinecke & Takemitsu / Birgit Ramsl, flute; Vito Lattarulo, piano
1 CD / Gramola / 2015-10-09
Austrian flutist Birgit Ramsl and musical partner Vito Lattarulo, piano, take on a musical journey throughout several centuries of flute repertoire. Starting with the Sonata...continue...
1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2015-10-09Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: The English Concert
From the total of nineteen symphonies that C.P.E. Bach wrote, six are featured on this album. Commissioned in 1773 by Bach's patron Gottfried von Swieten,...continue...
1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2015-10-09Conductors: Tilson-Thomas, Michael
Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Within a year of its tumultuous, disrupted and destructive reception at its 1913 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris premiere, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of...continue...
Schubert Lieder: Orchestrated by Max Reger & Anton Webern / Christian Elsner, tenor; Berlin Radio SO, Janowski
1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2015-10-09Conductors: Janowski, Marek
Ensemble: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester, Berlin
While it is no surprise to learn that many composers, including Reger and Webern, made arrangements of Schubert's Lieder, what is surprising is how seldom...continue...
J.S. Bach: The Cello Suites - According to Anna Magdalena / Matt Haimovitz, baroque cello & cello piccolo (for which the Sixth Suite was likely intended)
2 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2015-10-09
Fresh on the heels of his period instrument recording of the complete Beethoven Sonatas and Variations with pianist Christopher O'Reilly, BEETHOVEN, Period., Matt Haimovitz releases...continue...
2 CD / Fondamenta / 2015-10-09
Performances by the Russian pianist Vladimir Tropp (b. 1939), particularly of works by Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Medtner are widely acclaimed. A long-time academic, he has...continue...
Jan Jirásek (b.1955): Czech and Moravian Christmas Carols / JITRO Czech Childrens Chorus, Jiri Skopal
1 CD / Navona / 2015-10-09Conductors: Skopal, Jiri
Ensemble: JITRO Czech Childrens Chorus
Czech composer Jan Jirásek (b. 1955) was awarded the prestigious Czech Lion Award for his film music in Wild Flowers and An Ambiguous Report About...continue...
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Prokofiev: Tchaikovsky: Doumka, Op. 59; Liapunov: Etude, Op. 11; Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 8 / Michael Korstick, piano
1 CD / Gramola / 2015-10-09
Michael Korstick ranks among the most important German pianists of our time. His playing is documented on numerous award-winning CDs which bear witness to the...continue...
Robert Stark (1847-1922): Clarinet Concertos nos 1 & 3; Romanze, Op. 1; Waltz Capriccio / Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet; Hamburger SO, David Curtis
1 CD / Paladino Music / 2015-10-09Conductors: Curtis, David
Ensemble: Hamburger Symphoniker
Born in Germany, Robert Stark (1847 - 1922) is one of those composers history seems to have left by the wayside - this despite the...continue...
'Violon au Féminin' - Works by French women composers / Sara Chenal, violin; Jean-Pierre Ferey, piano
2 CD / Skarbo / 2015-10-09
Discovering high-quality music is exhilarating. And for the performer, perhaps even more so, for to the customary exercise of re-creation is added the further responsibility...continue...
Hugo Distler (1908-1942): Die Weihnactsgeschichte / Thomas Volle, Evangelist; Athesinus Consort Berlin, Klaus-Martin Bresgott
1 CD / Carus / 2015-10-09Conductors: Bresgott, Klaus-Martin
Ensemble: Athesinus Consort Berlin
In its touching tenderness, the "Weihnachtsgeschichte" op. 10 by Hugo Distler is one of the most beautiful temptations for any a cappella ensemble at Advent...continue...
Respighi: Lauda perla Natività del Signore for vocal soloists, chorus & winds; Poulenc: Christmas Motets (4); works by Lauridsen, Raphael, Kaminski, Praetorius
1 CD / Carus / 2015-10-09Conductors: Fink, Nicolas
Ensemble: Polyphonia Ensemble Berlin; Rundfunkchor Berlin
In 1930 Ottorino Respighi composed "Lauda per la Natività del Signore", the only sacred choral piece among his works. In this song of praise to...continue...
1 CD / Orfeo / 2015-10-09Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
Captured live in a gripping concert event dated 30 August 1964, at a point in time many consider the prime of his career or something...continue...
1 CD / Orfeo / 2015-10-09Conductors: Bohm, Karl
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
This penultimate concert, consisting of Beethoven's Second and Seventh Symphonies from 17 August 1980 by the legendary Austrian conductor Karl Böhm in his old age,...continue...