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Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 78-81
Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 78-81

2 CD / Decca / 2016-02-12


The Accademia Bizantina under the direction of Ottavio Dantone returns to Decca with this new recording of Haydn's symphonies nos. 78-81. This album includes the...continue...
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Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trios
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trios

1 CD / Resonus Records / 2016-02-05


Marking their debut release on Resonus Classics, these rising stars of the chamber music scene record the two piano trios by Felix Mendelssohn. Two of...continue...
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Schumann, Brahms, Britten: Liederkreis
Schumann, Brahms, Britten: Liederkreis

1 CD / Challenge / 2016-02-05

Works: Benjamin Britten: The trees they grow so high, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. I); The ash grove, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. I); How sweet the answer, folksong for voice & piano (Folk So...
Performers: Gees, Michael; Richter, Anna Lucia

Schumann's famous Eichendorff Liederkreis, Op. 39, combined with folksongs by Johannes Brahms and Benjamin Britten, and featuring improvisation on the Eichendorff poems. Following early studies...continue...
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Alexander Scriabin: Symphony No. 3, Op. 43; Symphony No. 4, Op. 54
Alexander Scriabin: Symphony No. 3, Op. 43; Symphony No. 4, Op. 54

1 Super Audio CD / Lawo Classics / 2016-02-05

Works: Alexander Scriabin: Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 43 "Le divin poème"; Le Poème de l'extase (Poem of Ecstasy), symphony [No. 4] in C major, Op. 54
Conductors: Petrenko, Vasily

The Oslo Philharmonic launches the first release in a series of the complete symphonies of Alexander Scriabin! The orchestra and its Chief Conductor, Vasily Petrenko,...continue...
Recording information: Oslo Concert Hall (02/02/2015-02/07/2015)....continue...
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Schubert, Brahms: The Complete Duos, Trockne Blumen
Schubert, Brahms: The Complete Duos, Trockne Blumen

1 CD / Evil Penguin Records / 2016-02-05

Works: Franz Schubert: Introduction and variations op. 160; Sonatina for Violin and Piano in A minor, D 385/Op. 137 no 2; Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Performers: Giacometti, Paolo [Piano]; Wispelwey, Pieter

Cello virtuoso Pieter Wispelwey and pianist Paolo Giacometti continue their exploration of the complete duos by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. On the second installment...continue...
Recording information: The Serendipitous Studio in Mechelen (Belgium) (02/2015/08/2015)....continue...
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Schubert: Impromptus; Beethoven: Sonata for Piano 'Hammerklavier'; encores by Rameau & Brahms / Grigory Sokolov, piano [2 CDs]
Schubert: Impromptus; Beethoven: Sonata for Piano 'Hammerklavier'; encores by Rameau & Brahms / Grigory Sokolov, piano [2 CDs]

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2016-01-29


Pianist Grigory Sokolov is regarded as one of the world's leading pianists and adored by his audience in sold-out concerts - dedicated to his art,...continue...
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'Water' - Water-themed, romantic and contemporary pieces by Berio, Takemitsu, Sawhney, Ravel, Albeniz, Liszt, Debussy, Janácek et al. / Hélène Grimaud, piano
'Water' - Water-themed, romantic and contemporary pieces by Berio, Takemitsu, Sawhney, Ravel, Albeniz, Liszt, Debussy, Janácek et al. / Hélène Grimaud, piano

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2016-01-29


On this release, Hélène performs all water-themed, romantic and contemporary classical pieces by Berio, Takemitsu, Sawhney, Ravel, Albeniz, Liszt, Debussy and Janácek, who all shared...continue...
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'Royal Ballet Gems' - André Messager (1853-1929): The Two Pigeons (arr. Lanchbery); Liszt: Dante Sonata (arr. Lambert) / Jonathan Higgins, piano
'Royal Ballet Gems' - André Messager (1853-1929): The Two Pigeons (arr. Lanchbery); Liszt: Dante Sonata (arr. Lambert) / Jonathan Higgins, piano

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2016-01-22

Conductors: Wordsworth, Barry
Ensemble: Royal Ballet Sinfonia

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Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Opp. 13 & 80; Four Pieces, Op. 81 / Elias String Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartets, Opp. 13 & 80; Four Pieces, Op. 81 / Elias String Quartet

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2016-01-22

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77 minutes of compelling string quartet music by Mendelssohn performed by a group inspired by the music....continue...
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Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K478; Piano Quartet in E flat, K493 / The Nash Ensemble
Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K478; Piano Quartet in E flat, K493 / The Nash Ensemble

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2016-01-22

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Mozart's piano quartets, sharply contrasted, are among the finest of his chamber works, with K478 bringing depths that G minor always seems to draw from...continue...
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Rachmaninov: Complete Piano Works / Artur Pizarro, piano [7 CDs]
Rachmaninov: Complete Piano Works / Artur Pizarro, piano [7 CDs]

7 CD / Odradek / 2016-01-22


Described as a "poet amongst pianists", Portuguese artist Artur Pizarro presents a new recording of the complete solo piano works of Sergei Rachmaninoff. A former...continue...
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Charles-Marie Widor: Organ Symphony No. 5; Organ Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8 (exc.); French Romantic Organ Encores by Jongen, Mulet, Gigout & Boellmann / David Sanger, organ
Charles-Marie Widor: Organ Symphony No. 5; Organ Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8 (exc.); French Romantic Organ Encores by Jongen, Mulet, Gigout & Boellmann / David Sanger, organ

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2016-01-22


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Sanger's account of the Widor No.5 is first class in every respect and is recorded with fine bloom and clarity. His restraint in registering the...continue...
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Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F major; Janácek: Violin Sonata; Schumann: Violin Sonata no. 2 / Simone Lamsma, violin; Robert Kulek, piano
Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F major; Janácek: Violin Sonata; Schumann: Violin Sonata no. 2 / Simone Lamsma, violin; Robert Kulek, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge / 2016-01-08

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major (1820); Leos Janácek: Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7; Robert Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 121
Performers: Kulek, Robert; Lamsma, Simone

Rising star violinist Simone Lamsma's first solo recording on Challenge Classics! Hailed by critics and audiences worldwide, the Dutch violinist is respected as one of...continue...
Recording information: Muzieekcentrum van de Omroep, Studio 1, Hilversum, Neth (2015-03-30_2015-03-31&2015-)....continue...
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Melodia - a selection of 33 songs from the Melodia Manuscripts (1666) / Carmina Chamber Choir, with period instruments; Arni Heimir Ingólfsson
Melodia - a selection of 33 songs from the Melodia Manuscripts (1666) / Carmina Chamber Choir, with period instruments; Arni Heimir Ingólfsson

1 CD / Smekkleysa / 2016-01-08

Works: Anonymous: Syng, mín sál, med gladværd gódri (Sing, my soul, in merriment) (Ms. Rask 98, no 131); Vel er _eim vinskap bindur (Blessed is friendship's bond) (Ms. Rask 98, no...
Performers: Arnarson, Tim; Blondal, Kristin Erna; Daviosdottir, Eyglo Dora [Violin]; Halldorsdottir, Marta Gudrun; Haroardottir, Guorun Hrund; Hauksson, Arngeir; Hjartarson, Skarpheoinn _or [Tenor Vocal]; Ingvad...
Conductors: Ingolffson, Arni Heimir
Ensemble: ; Carmina Chamber Choir

Melódía is one of Iceland's most remarkable music manuscripts.Written in 1660, it contains 223 songs of various kinds: folk songs, hymns, polyphonic chansons, and Gregorian...continue...
Recording information: Langholt Church (07/18/2006-07/21/2006)....continue...
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Brahms: Violin Concerto; Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Janine Jansen, violin; London SO, Antonio Pappano
Brahms: Violin Concerto; Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Janine Jansen, violin; London SO, Antonio Pappano

1 CD / Decca / 2016-01-08

Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77; Béla Bartók: Concerto for Violin no 1, Sz 36
Performers: Jansen, Janine [Violin]
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; Orchestra dell Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia

In partnership with acclaimed maestro Sir Antonio Pappano, Decca's best-known violinist, Janine Jansen, couples one of the best-loved violin concertos ever written - Brahms' Violin...continue...
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Astor Piazzolla: Grand Tango! / Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble
Astor Piazzolla: Grand Tango! / Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge / 2016-01-08

Works: Astor Piazzolla: Bandó, tango; Otoño porteño, tango (incl. in Cuatro estaciones porteñas [The Four Seasons]); Le Grand Tango; Soledad; Tres minutos con la realidad; Kicho,...
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Ensemble: Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble

Second album from the critically acclaimed Isabelle van Keulen Ensemble's Tango project, consisting of compositions by Astor Piazzolla. The eponymous ensemble was initiated in 2011...continue...
Recording information: MotorMusic Studios in Mechelen, Belgium (05/18/2015-05/20/2015)....continue...
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The Classical Piano Concerto: Daniel Steibelt (1765-1823): Piano Concertos Nos. 3
The Classical Piano Concerto: Daniel Steibelt (1765-1823): Piano Concertos Nos. 3 "L'orage", 5 "A la chasse" & 7 "Grand concerto militaire" / Howard Shelley, piano

1 CD / Hyperion / 2016-01-08

Works: Daniel Steibelt: Concerto for Piano no 3 in E major ("L'orage"), Op. 33; Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major ("A la chasse"), Op. 64; Concerto for Piano no 7 in E minor ("Grand concerto militaire...
Performers: Shelley, Howard
Conductors: Shelley, Howard
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra

Howard Shelley and the Ulster Orchestra return for a second volume in Hyperion's new Classical Piano Concerto series. Daniel Steibelt - the man who dared...continue...
Recording information: Ulster Hall, Belfast (11/18/2014-11/20/2014)....continue...
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Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Kristine Opolais, Jonas Kaufmann, Christopher Maltman, Maurizio Muraro, Benjamin Hulett. Royal Opera House, Pappano [DVD]
Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Kristine Opolais, Jonas Kaufmann, Christopher Maltman, Maurizio Muraro, Benjamin Hulett. Royal Opera House, Pappano [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Sony Classical / 2016-01-08

Conductors: Pappano, Antonio
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Chorus; Royal Opera House Orchestra

In support of Jonas Kaufmann's new album, Nessun dorma - The Puccini Album. Kaufmann will be performing the role of Des Grieux in Puccini's Manon...continue...
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Edouard Lalo (1823-1892): Piano Trios nos. 1 - 3 / Benjamin Nabarro, violin; Gemma Rosefield, cello; Tim Horton, piano
Edouard Lalo (1823-1892): Piano Trios nos. 1 - 3 / Benjamin Nabarro, violin; Gemma Rosefield, cello; Tim Horton, piano

1 CD / Hyperion / 2016-01-08

Works: Edouard Lalo: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 7; Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in B minor; Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in A minor, Op. 26
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Ensemble: Leonore Piano Trio

Édouard Lalo sat apart from the French musical establishment, eschewing both the back scratching of the Conservatoire and its members' impressionist "musiques parfumés." Instead he...continue...
Recording information: Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (12/19/2014-12/21/2014)....continue...
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Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49; Louise Ferrenc: Trio for flute, cello & piano, Op. 45 / Eyal Ein-Habar, flute; Adi Tal, cello; Lahav Shani, piano
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49; Louise Ferrenc: Trio for flute, cello & piano, Op. 45 / Eyal Ein-Habar, flute; Adi Tal, cello; Lahav Shani, piano

1 CD / Meridian / 2016-01-08


Meridian Records is delighted to announce this set of trio chamber works by the highly regarded composers Felix Mendelssohn and Louise Farrenc. The combination of...continue...
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The Romantic Violin Concerto Vol. 19 - Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26; Romance, Op. 42; Serenade, Op. 75 / Jack Liebeck, violin; BBC Scottish SO
The Romantic Violin Concerto Vol. 19 - Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26; Romance, Op. 42; Serenade, Op. 75 / Jack Liebeck, violin; BBC Scottish SO

1 CD / Hyperion / 2016-01-08

Works: Max Bruch: Serenade, for violin and orchestra in A minor, Op. 75; Romance, for violin & orchestra in A minor, Op. 42; Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Performers: Liebeck, Jack
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

35 year-old Jack Liebeck has established himself as one of the most compelling young violinists on the concert platform today. On Volume 19 of Hyperion's...continue...
Recording information: City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow (09/16/2014/09/17/2014)....continue...
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Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4 / Howard Shelley, piano
Mendelssohn: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4 / Howard Shelley, piano

1 CD / Hyperion / 2016-01-08

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Preludes & Fugues (6) for piano, Op. 35; Andante cantabile & Presto agitato, for piano in B major; Allegretto for piano in A major; Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62
Performers: Shelley, Howard

The Op.35 set of Preludes and Fugues is the most substantial single opus Mendelssohn wrote for solo piano. It is a mark of his reverence...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London (12/17/2014-12/19/2014)....continue...
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Hans Abrahmsen (b.1952): Let Me Tell You (dramatic monologue) / Barbara Hannigan, soprano; Bavarian Radio SO, Andris Nelsons
Hans Abrahmsen (b.1952): Let Me Tell You (dramatic monologue) / Barbara Hannigan, soprano; Bavarian Radio SO, Andris Nelsons

1 CD / Winter & Winter / 2016-01-08

Conductors: Nelsons, Andris
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Composed in 2012 and 2013, Let me tell you is a dramatic monologue voiced by a character who requires us to hear her. That character...continue...
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The Complete Herbert Howells Anthems, Vol. 1 / Lincoln Cathedral Choir; Aric Prentice;  Colin Walsh: organ
The Complete Herbert Howells Anthems, Vol. 1 / Lincoln Cathedral Choir; Aric Prentice; Colin Walsh: organ

1 CD / Priory / 2016-01-08

Works: Herbert Howells: We have heard with our ears, anthem for chorus & organ; Nunc Dimittis in G; Haec dies; Anthems (4) for Chorus; Salve Regina, for chorus; When First Thine Eyes Unveil, for chorus & or...
Performers: Walsh, Colin [Organ]
Conductors: Prentice, Aric
Ensemble: ; Lincoln Cathedral Choir

There have been many recordings of Herbert Howells' choral works, but not a series of his complete anthems. Priory aims to rectify this with a...continue...
Recording information: Lincoln Cathedral (2014-02-03&2014-02-04&2014-)....continue...
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Franz Schubert: Poetisches Tagebuch - Nine songs to poems of Ernest Schulze; Eight songs to favorite poets / Christoph Pregardien, tenor; Julius Drake, piano
Franz Schubert: Poetisches Tagebuch - Nine songs to poems of Ernest Schulze; Eight songs to favorite poets / Christoph Pregardien, tenor; Julius Drake, piano

1 Super Audio CD / Challenge / 2016-01-08

Works: Franz Schubert: Auf der Bruck, D 853; Der liebliche Stern, D 861; Im Walde ("Ich wandre über Berg und Tal"), song for voice & piano, D. 834 (Op. 93/1); Um Mitternacht ("Keine Stimme hör' ic...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Pregardien, Christoph [Tenor Vocal]

This new album from acclaimed tenor Christoph Prégardien features nine songs by Schubert with words by Schulze, as well as eight songs featuring lyrics by...continue...
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Beethoven: 'Triple' Concerto, Op. 56; Creatures of Prometheus, Egmont & Coriolan overtures / Giuliano Carmignola, violin; Sol Gabetta, cello; Dejan Lazic, piano
Beethoven: 'Triple' Concerto, Op. 56; Creatures of Prometheus, Egmont & Coriolan overtures / Giuliano Carmignola, violin; Sol Gabetta, cello; Dejan Lazic, piano

1 CD / Sony Classical / 2016-01-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43; Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"; Egmont, Op. 84; Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
Performers: Carmignola, Giuliano; Gabetta, Sol; Lazic, Dejan [Piano]
Conductors: Antonini, Giovanni
Ensemble: Basel Chamber Orchestra

Internationally acclaimed cellist, Sol Gabetta, teams up with musicians and friends for this new reference recording of Beethoven: Triple Concerto. Featuring violinist Giuliano...continue...
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The Complete Organ Works of Sir George Dyson (1883-1964): Fantasia; Ground Bass; Variations on Old Psalm Tunes, Book 1û3 / Daniel Cook, organ
The Complete Organ Works of Sir George Dyson (1883-1964): Fantasia; Ground Bass; Variations on Old Psalm Tunes, Book 1û3 / Daniel Cook, organ

1 CD / Priory / 2016-01-08

Works: George Dyson: Fantasia and Ground Bass, for organ; Variations on Old Psalm Tunes, for organ, Book 1; Prelude for organ; Variations on Old Psalm Tunes, for organ, Book 2; Voluntary for organ in D; Var...
Performers: Cook, Daniel [Organ]

Sir George Dyson was one of the foremost British composers and educators in the first half of the 20th century. In 1900 he gained a...continue...
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Puccini: La Fanciulia del West / Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Stemme. Tomasz Konieczny. Vienna State Opera, Franz Welser-Most [DVD]
Puccini: La Fanciulia del West / Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Stemme. Tomasz Konieczny. Vienna State Opera, Franz Welser-Most [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Sony Classical / 2016-01-08

Conductors: Welser-Most, Franz
Ensemble: Vienna Statte Opera Chorus; Vienna Statte Opera Orchestra

In support of Jonas Kaufmann's new album, Nessun dorma - The Puccini Album. One of Puccini's rarely performed works. Filmed in September 2013 at the...continue...
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Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Satie, Gottschalk, Beethoven, Schubert, Grieg / Warren Mailey-Smith, piano
Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Satie, Gottschalk, Beethoven, Schubert, Grieg / Warren Mailey-Smith, piano

1 CD / Sleeveless Records / 2016-01-08

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee; Sergey Rachmaninov: Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3; Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23; Erik Satie: Gnossienne no 1; Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Souveni...
Performers: Mailley-Smith, Warren

Following critically acclaimed releases of Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, and O'Brien, outstanding British pianist Warren Mailley-Smith presents his most exciting release to date, featuring Gershwi...continue...
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Schumann: Piano Concerto; Concert Allegro for piano and orchestra, Op. 134; Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp / Jan Lisiecki, piano
Schumann: Piano Concerto; Concert Allegro for piano and orchestra, Op. 134; Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp / Jan Lisiecki, piano

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2016-01-08

Works: Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Introduction and Allegro appassionato for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 92; Introduction and Allegro for Piano and Orchestra in D minor, ...
Performers: Lisiecki, Jan [Piano]
Conductors: Pappano, Antonio
Ensemble: ; Orchestra dell Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia

Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki releases his third album for Deutsche Grammophon which features Schumann's works for piano and orchestra. The program features the famous Piano...continue...
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Seong-Jin Cho: Winner of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, Warsaw 2015
Seong-Jin Cho: Winner of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, Warsaw 2015

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-12-18

Works: Frédéric Chopin: Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28; Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120; Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"; Polonaise for pi...
Performers: Cho, Seong-Jin

Deutsche Grammophon is proud to present the debut solo album from Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition. Cho took the coveted...continue...
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The Choir of King's College Cambridge: The Complete Argo Recordings, celebrating the tenure of David Willcocks (1957-1973), including 6 albums released here for the first time [29 CDs]
The Choir of King's College Cambridge: The Complete Argo Recordings, celebrating the tenure of David Willcocks (1957-1973), including 6 albums released here for the first time [29 CDs]

29 CD / Decca / 2015-12-04

Works: Orlando Gibbons: The First Song of Moses ("Now shall the praises"), song (from "The Hymns and Songs of the Church"); Second preces and psalm (145), for voices; Work(s); Second Service; This is the re...
Performers: Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Hughes, Rev. Martyn; Isitt, Rev. David; Keyte, Christopher; King's College Choir, Cambridge; McLean, Hugh; Preston, Simon [Conductor/Composer]; Vidler, Alec [Vocals]
Conductors: Willcocks, David; Marriner, Sir Neville; Ord, Boris
Ensemble: ; Choir of King's College Cambridge

King's College Choir are the most famous choir in the world. This 29-CD set of the complete Argo recordings celebrates David Willcocks' tenure from 1957-1973...continue...
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Granados & Turina: Piano Quintets / Javier Perianes, piano; Cuarteto Quiroga
Granados & Turina: Piano Quintets / Javier Perianes, piano; Cuarteto Quiroga

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2015-11-13

Works: Enriqué Granados: Piano Quintet in G minor, H. 112; Joaquín Turina: Piano Quintet, Op. 1; Las musas de Andalucia Op. 39 no 9
Performers: Perianes, Javier
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Ensemble: Cuarteto Quiroga

Written a dozen years apart (1895-1907), these two piano quintets have many similarities to other works of French chamber music from the period. At the...continue...
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Sol de mi fortuna: Padre Soler - Harpsichord Sonatas from the Morgan Library / Diego Ares, harpsichord
Sol de mi fortuna: Padre Soler - Harpsichord Sonatas from the Morgan Library / Diego Ares, harpsichord

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2015-11-13

Works: Antonio Soler: Prelude for keyboard no 3 in C major; Keyboard Sonata in D major (Andante) (Morgan Library MS136355, fol. 91v/19-92r); Keyboard Sonata in C major [Molto allegro], R. 7; Keyboard Sonata...
Performers: Ares, Diego [Harpsichord]

A manuscript acquired by the Morgan Library of New York in 2011 has proven to be the richest extant collection of sonatas by Antonio Soler...continue...
Recording information: Studio Sequenza, Montreuil (03/2015)....continue...
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Horowitz: Return to Chicago - music by Scarlatti, Mozart, Scriabin, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Moszkowski / Vladimir Horowitz, piano (October 26, 1986) (first release)
Horowitz: Return to Chicago - music by Scarlatti, Mozart, Scriabin, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Moszkowski / Vladimir Horowitz, piano (October 26, 1986) (first release)

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-11-13

Works: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata for keyboard in E major, K. 380 (L. 23) "Cortège"; Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 135/L 224; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540; Rondo...
Performers: Horowitz, Vladimir [Piano]

A world-premiere release on CD, this album contains the live recording from Vladimir Horowitz's final recital in Chicago's Orchestra Hall on October 26, 1986. The...continue...
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Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood - music of Sergei Prokofiev, narrated by Alice Cooper / Alexander Shelley, Bundesjugendorchester
Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood - music of Sergei Prokofiev, narrated by Alice Cooper / Alexander Shelley, Bundesjugendorchester

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2015-11-13

Works: Giants Are Small: Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood, for narrator & orchestra; Sergey Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Performers: Aragon, Cristina [Vocals]; Fitch, Doug
Conductors: Shelley, Alexander; Lentz, Sonke
Ensemble: ; Bundesjugendorchester

The new DG recording of Peter and the Wolf offers a fresh take on Prokofiev's beloved classic. Developed by the New York production company Giants...continue...
Recording information: Funkhaus Berlin Nalepastraáe (04/2014); London, 5A Studios (04/2014); Probenstudio Stolberger Straáe, Cologne (04/2014); Funkhaus Berlin Nalepastraáe (06/20...continue...
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Mozart - 'The Weber Sisters', arias & duets written for Aloysia, Josepha, and Konstanze Weber / Sabine Devielhe, soprano. Pymalion Ens., Pichon
Mozart - 'The Weber Sisters', arias & duets written for Aloysia, Josepha, and Konstanze Weber / Sabine Devielhe, soprano. Pymalion Ens., Pichon

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2015-11-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Les petits riens K 299b; Ah, vous dirais-je maman, Pantomime Pantalon und Colombine K 446; Dans un bois solitaire, K 308 (295b); Pantomime Pantalon und Colombine; Alcandro, I...
Performers: Devieilhe, Sabine
Conductors: Pichon, Raphaël
Ensemble: Pygmalion (Chorus/Orchestra)

Sabine Devielhe's career and accolades to date are impressive, even before taking into account the fact that she is not yet 30 years old. Though...continue...
Recording information: Notre Dame du Liban, Paris (01/12/2015-01/18/2015)....continue...
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Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937): Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 3; Classical Sonata; Children's Music I / Simon Smith, piano
Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937): Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 3; Classical Sonata; Children's Music I / Simon Smith, piano

1 CD / Delphian Records / 2015-11-13

Works: Valentin Silvestrov: Sonata for Piano no 1; Classical Sonata, for piano; Sonata for Piano no 2; Children's Music, for piano Vol. 1; Sonata for Piano no 3; Nostalghia
Performers: Smith, Simon

The pianist Simon Smith is noted for his performances of the landmarks of contemporary classical piano repertoire and with this insightful collection of sonatas composed...continue...
Recording information: The Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh (2013-12-12&2014-05-10&2015-)....continue...
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Twelfth Night Recital: Music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy / Ivan Moravec, piano (Prague, 1987)
Twelfth Night Recital: Music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy / Ivan Moravec, piano (Prague, 1987)

2 CD / Supraphon / 2015-11-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano no 13 in B flat major, K. 333 (K. 315c); Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 1...
Performers: Moravec, Ivan

This previously unreleased 1987 live recording of the great Czech pianist Ivan Moravec performing in Prague was re-discovered in the Supraphon record label archives after...continue...
Recording information: Dvorák Hall of the Rudolfinum, Prague (01/06/1987)....continue...
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Debussy: Préludes, books 1 & 2 / Francesco Piemontesi, piano
Debussy: Préludes, books 1 & 2 / Francesco Piemontesi, piano

1 CD / Naïve / 2015-11-13

Works: Claude Debussy: Préludes (24) for piano, Books I & II, L.117, 123
Performers: Piemontesi, Francesco

Debussy's complex and endless fascinating Préludes is the subject of pianist Francesco Piemontesi third recording on naïve. Piemontesi has based his performance on a newly...continue...
Recording information: Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano (Switzerland) (03/2014/04/2014)....continue...
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Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 / Valery Gergiev, London SO
Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 / Valery Gergiev, London SO

1 Super Audio CD / LSO Live (London SO) / 2015-11-13

Works: Alexander Scriabin: Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 43 "Le divin poème"; Le Poème de l'extase (Poem of Ecstasy), symphony [No. 4] in C major, Op. 54
Conductors: Gergiev, Valery
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev's swansong recording with the LSO, these live performances from London's Barbican Center combining the ethereal mysticism of Scriabin's Symphony No 3 'The Divine...continue...
Recording information: Barbican, London (03/30/2014); Barbican, London (04/13/2014)....continue...
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Mozart: The Weber Sisters [Deluxe Edition]
Mozart: The Weber Sisters [Deluxe Edition]

1 CD / HBDirect Import / 2015-11-13


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The programme centres around three magnificent showpiece arias for Aloysia, famed both for her expressive cantabile and her coloratura prowess, Among her...continue...
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'Brazilian Adventures' - Masses by José Mauricio Nunes Garcia, José Joaquim Emerico Lobo de Mesquita, Theodoro Cyro de Souza, André da Silva Gomes, Luis Alvares Pinto / Ex Cathedra
'Brazilian Adventures' - Masses by José Mauricio Nunes Garcia, José Joaquim Emerico Lobo de Mesquita, Theodoro Cyro de Souza, André da Silva Gomes, Luis Alvares Pinto / Ex Cathedra

1 CD / Hyperion / 2015-11-13

Works: Anonymous, Brazilian: Matais de incêndios (Cantiga ou vilancico para o Natal); José Maurício Nunes Garcia: Missa Pastoril para a noite de Natal, for soloists, chorus & orchestra; ...
Conductors: Skidmore, Jeffrey
Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)

This wonderful new recording from Ex Cathedra and Jeffrey Skidmore casts a dazzling light on composers whose names are as obscure as their music is...continue...
Recording information: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (09/02/2014-09/04/2014)....continue...
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Sergei Taneyev: Oresteia - a music trilogy / Soloists, choir & orchestra of the Belorussian State Bolshoi Theatre of Opera & Ballet. Kolomiytseva (rec. 1965)
Sergei Taneyev: Oresteia - a music trilogy / Soloists, choir & orchestra of the Belorussian State Bolshoi Theatre of Opera & Ballet. Kolomiytseva (rec. 1965)

2 CD / Melodiya / 2015-11-13

Works: Sergei Taneyev: The Oresteia
Conductors: Kolomiytseva, Tatiana
Ensemble: Belorussian State Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra

Sergei Taneyev's opera Oresteia remains a singular phenomenon in the history of Russian opera, seldom recorded and even more rarely performed. Taneyev, a favored pupil...continue...
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Tout un monde lointain - Henri Dutilleux: Cello Concerto; Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher; Debussy: Cello Sonata / Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello, Pascal Amoyel, piano
Tout un monde lointain - Henri Dutilleux: Cello Concerto; Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher; Debussy: Cello Sonata / Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello, Pascal Amoyel, piano

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2015-11-13

Works: Henri Dutilleux: Strophes (3) sur le nom de Sacher; Tout un monde lointain. . ., concerto for cello & orchestra; Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Performers: Amoyel, Pascal; Bertrand, Emmanuelle
Conductors: Gaffigan, James

Henri Dutilleux celebrates his centenary on January 22, 2016. Though he was born just a few months before the premiere of one of Debussy's final...continue...
Recording information: Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne, Switzerland (11/2014); Teldex Studio Berlin (11/2014); Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne, Switzerland (12/2014); Teldex Studio Berlin (12/...continue...
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Scriabin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4 & 5; Deux Poemes; Vers la Flamme; Janácek: On the overgrown path, bk 1; Piano Sonata 'Sonatas & Poems' / Stephen Hough, piano
Scriabin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4 & 5; Deux Poemes; Vers la Flamme; Janácek: On the overgrown path, bk 1; Piano Sonata 'Sonatas & Poems' / Stephen Hough, piano

1 CD / Hyperion / 2015-11-13

Works: Alexander Scriabin: Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53; Poème for piano in F sharp major, Op. 32/1; Vers la flamme, poème for piano, Op. 72; Sonata for Piano no 4 in F sharp...
Performers: Hough, Stephen [Piano]

The music of Scriabin and Janacek, two contrasting and highly eccentric composers that are dear to Stephen Hough's heart, makes for a perfect recital. The...continue...
Recording information: The Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (05/07/2013-05/08/2013); The Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth (05/24/2011-05/25/2011)....continue...
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Julius Reubke (1834-1858): Piano Sonata in B flat minor; Sonata on the 94th Psalm / Markus Becker, piano
Julius Reubke (1834-1858): Piano Sonata in B flat minor; Sonata on the 94th Psalm / Markus Becker, piano

1 CD / Hyperion / 2015-11-13

Works: Julius Reubke: Sonata for Piano in B flat minor; Sonata for Organ in C minor "94th Psalm"
Performers: Becker, Markus [Piano]

Julius Reubke died tragically young. His sole Piano Sonata is dedicated to his revered teacher and friend Liszt who welcomed the work into his repertoire....continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (10/14/2014-10/16/2014)....continue...
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Yulefest! - 24 tracks of Christmas Carols Old & New in fresh arrangements / Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Stephen Layton
Yulefest! - 24 tracks of Christmas Carols Old & New in fresh arrangements / Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Stephen Layton

1 CD / Hyperion / 2015-11-13

Works: James Pierpont: Jingle Bells; Franz Gruber: Silent Night; Gustav Holst: In the bleak mid-winter; Irving Berlin: Holiday Inn; John Rutter: The Very Best Time of Year, carol; Owain Park: Shepherds' Cra...
Performers: Amako, Hiroshi [Tenor Vocal]; Bott, Archie [Tenor Vocal]; Cavaliero, Anna; Charlston, Helen [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Clair, Julia St [Soprano Vocal]; Nulsen, Joel [Bass Vocal]; Pacey, Jonathan [Bass Vo...
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: ; Trinity College Choir, Cambridge

There are few choirs around today who can match the unbridled excellence of the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge. On this new album are fantastic...continue...
Recording information: The Chapel of Trinity College Cambridge (2014-01-08&2014-01-09&2014-)....continue...
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis

1 CD / Sony Classical / 2015-11-13

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps
Conductors: Currentzis, Teodor
Ensemble: MusicAeternaá

New recording of Le Sacre du Printemps by compelling new conductor Teodor Currentzis. With the MusicAeterna Orchestra. Destined to become the ultimate reference recordin...continue...
Recording information: Stolberger Straáe, Cologne, Germany (10/07/2013-10/09/2013)....continue...
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Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail / Robin Johannsen, Mari Eriksmoen, Maximilian Schmitt, Julian Prégardien, Dimitry Ivashchenko. René Jacobs
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail / Robin Johannsen, Mari Eriksmoen, Maximilian Schmitt, Julian Prégardien, Dimitry Ivashchenko. René Jacobs

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2015-11-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
Conductors: Jacobs, René
Ensemble: RIAS Kammerchor

The 1782 premiere in Vienna of Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail brought Mozart unprecedented public and professional success. This dazzling triumph did not come by...continue...
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