2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2015-02-24Works: Antonín Dvorák: Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American"; Quartet for Strings no 13 in G major, Op. 106/B 192
1 CD / Mode Records / 2015-02-17
Maazel: The Complete Early Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon - works by Beethoven, Schubert, Prokofiev, Britten, Mozart, Ravel et al. [Limited Edition, 18 CDs]
18 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-02-17Conductors: Maazel, Lorin
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; French National Orchestra; R.T.F. National Orchestra
18 CDs, capbox. For the first time, DG brings together all of its celebrated early Maazel recordings. Iconic stuff in a handsome, limited-edition box, offered...continue...
1 CD / Marquis Classic / 2015-02-17
1 Super Audio CD / MD&G / 2015-02-17
1 CD / MD&G / 2015-02-17
1 CD / Analekta / 2015-02-17
1 Super Audio CD / MD&G / 2015-02-17Conductors: Blunier, Stefan
Ensemble: Beethoven Orchester Bonn
Brahms: Secular Vocal Quartets with Piano, Vol. 1 / Norddeutscher Figuralchor, Markus Bellheim, piano
1 Super Audio CD / MD&G / 2015-02-17Conductors: Straube, Jorg
Ensemble: Norddeutscher Figuralchor
The Fench Collection - opera arias by Berlioz, Gounod, Massenet, Verdi / Piotr Beczala, tenor with Diana Damrau, soprano
1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-02-17Conductors: Altinoglu, Alain
Ensemble: Orchestre de l'Opera National de Lyon
The world-leading tenor Piotr Beczala records his first solo operatic album with Deutsche Grammophon, a collection of best-loved arias all connected to France or Paris....continue...
Lost and Found - Oboe concertos by Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Ludwig August Lebrun, Josef Fiala, Jan Antonín Kozeluh / Peter Rainer, oboe
1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-02-17Conductors:
Ensemble: Kammerakademie Potsdam
Albrecht Mayer is widely considered the world's greatest oboist and on his new 12-track album Lost and Found, he presents rare and sublime oboe concerti...continue...
1 CD / Analekta / 2015-02-17Conductors: Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / MD&G / 2015-02-17Conductors:
Ensemble: Musica Alta Ripa
2 CD / Melodiya / 2015-02-10
Melodiya continues to acquaint music lovers with Grigory Sokolov, the St. Petersburg pianist who has been known to Russian and foreign audiences for nearly half...continue...
Thoughts - Schumann: Violin Sonata; Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Erlkonig; Die letzte Rose / Albrecht Menzel, violin; Amir Katz, piano
1 CD / Oehms / 2015-02-10
Albrecht Menzel (b. 1992) received his first violin instruction at age 4 and made his solo debut, age 13, at the Dresden Music Festival. Trained...continue...
Pater Noster: Sacred choral music from five centuries - Gallus, Schutz, Poulenc, Verdi, Liszt, Bruckner, Schnittke, Grieg, Wagner, Durufle, Holst et al. / Salburg Bach Choir
1 CD / Oehms / 2015-02-10Conductors: Glassner, Alois
Ensemble: Salzburger Bachchor
The Lord's Prayer is the most universal prayer in Christendom, prayed by believers of all denominations. What would be more natural, then, than to bring...continue...
Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos / Camilla Nylund, Brenda Rae, Michael Konig, Elizabeth Reiter, Claudia Mahnke. Sebastian Weigle
2 CD / Oehms / 2015-02-10Conductors: Weigle, Sebastian
Ensemble: Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra
This Brigitte Fassbaender-directed Ariadne auf Naxos, Richard Strauss' 1916 opera based on a Hugo von Hofmannsthal libretto, is the third release from Frankfurt Opera to...continue...
Le Masque de Fer (The Iron Mask) - works by Marin Marais, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Robert deVisée; Monsieur Toinon / Ensemble La Ninfea
1 CD / Raumk / 2015-02-10Conductors:
Ensemble: Ensemble La Ninfea
The man in the iron mask died in 1703 in the Bastille and was buried in an unknown place. From descriptions by his contemporaries, it...continue...
Rolf Rudin (b.1961): Into the Light, for female choir a cappella, Op. 61 / Girls Choir of Essen Cathedral
1 CD / Rondeau Production / 2015-02-10Conductors: Wippermann, Raimund
Ensemble: Girls Choir of Essen Cathedral
Bespoke suits usually produce a perfect fit - and something similar is true of compositions which are written with a particular choir in mind. Only...continue...
Medtner plays Medtner, Vol. 2 - Piano Concertos (3); Sonata-Ballade, Op. 27 / Nikolai Medtner, piano
2 CD / Melodiya / 2015-02-10Conductors: Weldon, George; Dobrowen, Issay
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Melodiya continues its series of Nikolai Medtner's own recordings, as a group some of the most valuable gems from its archives. Born to a family...continue...
Charles Munch in Moscow - Debussy: La Mer; Roussel: Baccus et Ariane, suite no 2; Honegger: Symphony no 2
1 CD / Melodiya / 2015-02-10Conductors: Munch, Charles
Ensemble: USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Melodiya presents concert recordings of conductor Charles Munch with the USSR State Orchestra. In 1962, after thirteen years with the Boston Symphony, Mr. Munch returned...continue...
Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius / Arthur Davies, Felicity Palmer, Normann Bailey. Hickox, Svetlanov
2 CD / Melodiya / 2015-02-10Conductors: Svetlanov, Evgeny
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Firma Melodiya presents a recording of The Dream of Gerontius by Edward Elgar performed by Evgeny Svetlanov. The Dream of Gerontius (1900), often referred to...continue...
Anthology of Piano Music by Russian and Soviet Composers, Part 3, Disc 1: Before 1917 - works by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Taneyev, Lyadov, Arensky et al.
1 CD / Melodiya / 2015-02-10
Firma Melodiya presents another volume from a large-scale project of Anthology of Russian Piano Music. The eighth disc of the Anthology is dedicated to the...continue...
Bruckner: Mass No. 1; Symphonies nos 1, 3, 6 & 9; Overture in G minor / F. Charles Adler, Vienna SO (rec. 1952-56)
5 CD / Music & Arts / 2015-02-10Conductors: Adler, F. Charles
Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
English born conductor F. Charles Adler was a student of Gustav Mahler and a devoted Bruckner enthusiast. Presented here on this 5CD Music & Arts...continue...
Nameless: Chamber & vocal works by Matthew Greenbaum (b.1950) / Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Miranda Cuckson, violin
1 CD / New Focus / 2015-02-10Conductors:
Ensemble: Cygnus Ensemble; Momenta Quartet
Furious Artisans marks the first recording of works devoted to composer Matthew Greenbaum (b. 1950). The album starts off with the canonic Venerable Canons, for...continue...
1 CD / New Focus / 2015-02-10Conductors: Morris, Garald
Ensemble: Iowa Percussion Group; Iowa State University Percussion Ensemble
Composer and carillonneur Neil Thornock releases a collection of works for percussion that explores the dichotomy between instruments with little sustain and those whose overringing...continue...
Crossings: New Music for Cello and Piano by Dillingham, Galindo, Fetherolf, Li, Garcia de Castro, Jie, Pieslak / Kate Dillingham, cello; Amir Khosrowpour, piano
1 CD / New Focus / 2015-02-10
Crossings: New Music for Cello, performed by Kate Dillingham, cellist, and Amir Khosrowpour, pianist, is a collection of contemporary compositions for solo cello and cello...continue...
Shostakovich: Preludes; Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives; Weill: Seven Pieces from The Threepenny Opera / Benjamin Schmid, violin; Lisa Smirnova, piano
1 CD / Ondine / 2015-02-10
Violinist Benjamin Schmid's third Ondine release contains well-known piano pieces by Shostakovich and Prokofiev in fresh arrangements for violin and piano. Also included is a...continue...
George Enescu: Symphonie Concertante for cello & orchestra; Symphony No. 1 / Truls Mork, cello; Hannu Lintu
1 CD / Ondine / 2015-02-10Conductors: Lintu, Hannu
Ensemble: Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
The final release of Ondine's George Enescu (1881 - 1955) symphony cycle includes two neglected masterpieces: the 1st Symphony, filled with youthful energy, and the...continue...
The Depth of the Unspoken: Rachmaninov - Early Piano Works: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 3; Moments Musicaux, Op. 16; Orchestral Suite in D Minor (piano vers.) / Ekatarina Litvintseva, piano
1 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2015-02-10
The music of Sergei Rachmaninov accompanied the young, up-and-coming Russian pianist Ekaterina Litvintseva throughout a childhood and youth spent in Magadan in Russia's far north,...continue...
The music of Pamela J. Marshall (b.1954): 'Through the Mist' / Lexington SO Chamber Players; Karolina Rojahn, piano; Kevin Owen, horn; Jennifer Slowik, oboe
1 CD / Ravello / 2015-02-10Conductors:
Ensemble: Addington-Barringer Duo; Lexington Symphony Chamber Players
The rush and restlessness of our daily lives can be like a fog, an opaque shroud distracting from nature's enlightening experiences. + On 'Through the...continue...
Live at Carnegie Hall and more - works by Godfrey, Sekhon, Vaughan Williams, Bryant, Grantham, Dahl, Arnold et al. / Univ. of S Florida Wind Ens.
1 CD / Mark Custom Recording / 2015-02-10Conductors: Carmichael, John C
Ensemble: University of South Florida Wind Ensemble
This collection of performances has been compiled with a minimum of editing. All of the performances were recorded live. It is my belief that a...continue...
1 CD / Musica Omnia / 2015-02-10
Penelope Crawford presents a program of four of Beethoven's most important transitional sonatas, bridging the gap between his "middle" and "late" periods. Composed against the...continue...
Felt: Striking Works for Solo Piano by Durrant, Guthrie, Zaheri, Pressley, Petty, Nagorcka, Baker / Karolina Rojahn; J. Bradley Baker; Robert A. Baker
1 CD / Navona / 2015-02-10
The piano is an instrument of dexterity and expression, allowing an almost endless number of compositional possibilities. 'Felt', a compilation for solo piano, presents an...continue...
Lee Actor (b.1952): Piano Concerto; Symphony No. 3; Divertimento / Daniel Glover, piano; Slovak Nat'l SO, Trevor
1 CD / Navona / 2015-02-10Conductors: Trevor, Kirk
Ensemble: Slovak National Symphony Orchestra
Maestro Kirk Trevor praises composer Lee Actor as "one of the refreshing new classical voices ... who can still use a traditional language with a...continue...
Carl Vollrath: Past Recollections - Music for Clarinet and Piano, Vol. 1 / Michael Norsworthy, clarinet; Yoko Hagino, piano
1 CD / Navona / 2015-02-10
The stories we tell, stemming from our experiences of people, places, and events, reveal how we understand and express the world around us. Composer Carl...continue...
Moonstrung Air: Choral and Vocal Music of Gregory W. Brown (b.1949) / The Crossing; New York Polyphony
1 CD / Navona / 2015-02-10Conductors: ; Nally, Donald; Dudley, Eric
Ensemble: New York Polyphony; Spring Ensemble; The Crossing
Composer, conductor, scholar, and experimental musician Gregory W. Brown presents a collection of his vocal and choral works on the Navona Records release Moonstrung Air,...continue...
Beethoven, Period. Complete sonatas and variations for cello and piano on period instruments / Matt Haimovitz, Violoncello; Christopher O'Riley, fortepiano
2 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2015-02-10
Having shared ideas and projects for some time, Pentatone and Oxingale Records have joined forces in order to release their first joint issue in the...continue...
1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2015-02-10Conductors: Jurowski, Vladimir
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
111 musicians celebrating a large-scale symphony sounds like a performance of a work by Mahler, Strauss or early Schönberg. In fact, the composer of this...continue...
Sacred Songs of Life & Love - works by Part, Martinaitis, Nystedt, Sandstrom, Antognini, Esenvalds / South Dakota Chorale
1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2015-02-10Conductors: Schmidt, Brian
Ensemble: South Dakota Chorale
This Pentatone release was recorded in the grand acoustical environment of St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD by an ensemble whose typical performance is...continue...
1 CD / Musica Omnia / 2015-02-10
Ludwig van Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 and immediately began to attract notice, first as a bold an original pianist, legendary for his improvisations...continue...
Das Ewig-Weibliche: Franz Schubert's Women in Music / Martha Guth, soprano; Penelope Crawford, fortepiano
1 CD / Musica Omnia / 2015-02-10
Schubert's unforgettable characterizations of women: Gretchen, Suleika, Mignon, Ellen and Delphine are the subject of this CD, devoted to exploring Schubert's homage to "das ewig-Weibliche",...continue...
Out of Darkness: Music from Lent to Trinity - works by Byrd, Purcell, Bairstow, Laloux, Stanford, Britten, Lenglais, MacMillan, Ives, Elgar et al. / Choir of Jesus College
1 CD / Signum Records / 2015-02-10Conductors: Williams, Mark
Ensemble: Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Mark Williams returns with the Choir of Jesus College Cambridge to complete the liturgical year in music from Lent to Trinity with this new collection...continue...
1 CD / Signum Records / 2015-02-10Conductors:
Ensemble: Carducci String Quartet
Described by The Strad as presenting "a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality?,...continue...
Anna Clyne: The Violin / Cornelius Dufallo, Amy Kauffman, violins; Josh Dorman, stop-motion animator; Anna Clyne, narrator [CD + DVD]
2 CD / VIA Records / 2015-02-10
The Violin is a collaboration between the acclaimed London-born composer Anna Clyne and New York-based visual artist Josh Dorman. The recording features violinists Amy Kauffman...continue...
Smetana: Piano Works, Vol. 7 - Sonata in G minor; Fugues; Rondos; Etudes; Marches / Jitka Cechova, piano
2 CD / Supraphon / 2015-02-10
"With God's help and favour, I will one day be a Liszt in technique, a Mozart in composing," so wrote Smetana in his diary in...continue...
Bonaventura Rubino (1600-1668): Requiem Mass for 5 voices (1653) / Cappella Musicale S. Maria in Campitelli; Studio di Music Antica
1 CD / Tactus / 2015-02-10Conductors: Di Betta, Vincenzo
Ensemble: Cappella Musicale S. Maria in Campitelli; Ensemble La Cantoria
Bonaventura Rubino's Missa de Morti (Requiem Mass) is presented here within the liturgical and musical context that is peculiar to this friar from Bergamo. The...continue...
Es glänzen die Sternlein je länger je mehr à Romantic Christmas songs, scenes and chants by Wolf, Grieg, Schumann, Wagner, Marx et al. / Rebecca Broberg, soprano
2 CD / Thorofon / 2015-02-10Conductors:
Ensemble: Chor des pianopianissimo-musiktheaters
There are more songs and lieder devoted to Christmas by European composers - the major and the minor - than to any other religious feast...continue...
Paola Prestini: Oceanic Verses / Christopher Burchett, baritone; Helga Davis, voice; Hila Plitmann, soprano [CD + DVD]
2 CD / VIA Records / 2015-02-10Conductors: Wachner, Julian
Ensemble: Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Decoda
"Oceanic Verses" is a 60-minute meditation on fading civilizations. An archaeologist, played by improviser Helga Davis, leads the exploration whose investigation into the 'artifacts of...continue...
Transcriptions for Strings & Organ of music by Respighi, Corelli, Tebaldini, Vivaldi, Locatelli, Albinoni, Botti / I Solisti Laudensi
1 CD / Tactus / 2015-02-10Conductors: Merlini, Fabio
Ensemble: I Solisti Laudensi
The latest Tactus CD from I Solisti Laudensi features works by six Italian composers (two by Vivaldi) active from the Baroque to the 20th c.,...continue...