Colin Mawby (b.1936) 'Cantate Domino' - sacred choral works / Dresdner Motettenchor; Holger Gehring, organ
1 CD / Querstand / 2015-02-10Conductors: Jung, Matthias;
Ensemble: Dresdner Motettenchor; Philharmonic Brass Dresden
Colin Mawby is one of today's most successful composers of sacred choral music. The former music director of Westminster Cathedral, and founder of a new...continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-02-10
This second and final volume of Frederic Mompou's complete songs features the cycle 'Becquerianas,' one of his most ambitious and also one of his most...continue...
Busoni the Visionary, Vol. 3: Toccata, Variations (10); Nuit de Noel; Fantasia; "St. Anne" Prelude & Fugue / Jeni Slotchiver, piano
1 CD / Centaur / 2015-02-10
This Centaur new release marks Vol. 3 of pianist Jeni Slotchiver's "Busoni the Visionary" series. Ms. Slotchiver has toured throughout North America as lecturer and...continue...
Bruch: Concerto No. 1; Scottish Fantasy; Vieuxtemps: Concerto No. 5; Tchaikovsky: Sérénade mélancolique / Jashcha Heifetz, violin (studio rec. 1954-62)
1 CD / Idis / 2015-02-10Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm; Wallenstein, Alfred
Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic; New Symphony Orchestra of London
With the advent of stereo recordings in the late 1950s, many important soloists, including Jascha Heifetz, began remaking many of their favorite compositions in stereo...continue...
Caprice - music for violin & piano by Kreisler, Pugnani, Saint-Saens; Bizet, Paganini, Tchaikovsky / Tatiana Samouil, violin; Irina Lankova, piano
1 CD / Indesens / 2015-02-10
"The two major sources of inspiration for this album are, at first, the personality of the legendary Fritz Kreisler. I have the extraordinary opportunity of...continue...
Gino Gorini (1914-1989): Chamber works for strings and piano / Jessica Oddie & Kumiko Sakamoto, violins; Bridget Pasker, cello; Jakub Tchorzewski, piano
1 CD / Tactus / 2015-02-10
Pianist and composer Gino Gorini, a pupil of, amongst others, Gian Francesco Malipiero from 1934-40, was an inheritor of the monumental piano style of Busoni...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...
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...
2 CD / Cameo Classics / 2015-02-10
Alfia Nakipbekova was born in Karaganda, a mining town in Central Kazakhstan. At the age of seven, she began her cello studies with exiled cellist...continue...
For Emperor & Pope: Music for a Renaissance Court - Heinrich Isacc, Arnold von Bruck, Jacobus Vaet, Jacob Regnart, Lassus / Tommie Andersson, lute
1 CD / ABC Classics / 2015-02-10Conductors: Peelman, Roland
Ensemble: The Song Company
The Song Company showcases a range of extraordinary vocal music from the northern European Renaissance, and with their small forces offer intimate and affectionate interpretations...continue...
William Walton: Cello Concerto; Elgar: Cello Concerto; Britten: 4 Sea Interludes / Li-Wei Qin, cello; London PO, Zhang Yi
1 CD / ABC Classics / 2015-02-10Conductors: Yi, Zhang
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
An offering of two iconic British cello concertos, separated by an atmospheric recording of Britten's Four Sea Interludes, recorded by distinguished cellist Li-Wei Qin and...continue...
French Organ Music, Vol. 4 - works by Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers (c.1632-1714); Nicolas-Antoine Lebegue (c.1631-1702) / David Ponsford, organ
1 CD / Nimbus Records / 2015-02-10
French organ music from the period of Louis XIV to the Revolution has always held fascination for performers and listeners alike. The kaleidoscope of colors,...continue...
Samy Moussa (b.1984): Cyclus; Chamber Concerto; String Quartet; Four Etudes; À lÆassaut des jardin / Emanuele Torquati, piano
1 CD / Col Legno / 2015-02-10Conductors: ; Nagano, Kent
Ensemble: Armida String Quartet; DSO Berlin; ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna
Upon the first listen, there is no doubt that music is a matter of personal expression and direct bodily experience for Samy Moussa. The physical...continue...
1 CD / Lawo Classics / 2015-02-10Conductors: Eggen, Christian
Ensemble: Norwegian Wind Ensemble
Into the Void was written for the Norwegian Wind Ensemble and POING by composer Eivind Buene. The title suggests a space that emerges where the...continue...
Patric Standford (1939-2011): Symphony No. 1 'The Seasons'; Cellon Concerto; Prelude to a Fantasy / Raphael Wallfisch, cello
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-02-10Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Patric Standford wrote in a wide variety of forms, from large-scale orchestral and choral music to a cappella, chamber and instrumental pieces. While teaching at...continue...
Udite, Amanti: Lovers, Beware! Music from the 17th-century Barberini Courts by Rossi, Pasqualini, Carissimi, Piccinini, Kapsperger et al. / Armonia Celeste
1 CD / Centaur / 2015-02-10Conductors:
Ensemble: Armonia Celeste
Armonia Celeste specializes in rarely heard repertoire from the Italian Renaissance and early Baroque. The three singers and two period instrumentalists create an unforgettable combination...continue...
1 CD / London Philharmonic Orchestra / 2015-02-10Conductors: Wigglesworth, Ryan; Jurowski, Vladimir
Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
This LPO release of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Symphonies Nos. 4 & 8 present live concert recordings captured at Royal Festival Hall in 2013 and 2008,...continue...
1 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2015-02-10Conductors: Malutin, Andrei
Ensemble: Akafist Male Choir
The Russian men's chamber choir Akafist, directed by Andrei V. Malutin, is dedicated to the great tradition of Russian choral art and are masters 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...
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...
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...
Douglas Young: Lewis Carroll's 'The Hunting of the Snark' for chorus & orchestra / Leicestershire Chorale and SO, Peter Easton
1 CD / Cameo Classics / 2015-02-10Conductors: Easton, Peter
Ensemble: Leicestershire Chorale; Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra
The Hunting of the Snark tells the tale of several characters that go on a sea journey, searching for a mythical creature called "The Snark,"...continue...
Luis Codera Puzo (b.1981): Multiplicidad y relación; oscillation ou interstice; Pi; kaolinite quartet / Sarah Maria Sun, soprano
1 CD / Col Legno / 2015-02-10Conductors:
Ensemble: CrossingLines; Ensemble Modern; ensemble recherche
Multiplicidad is not intended to be a disc that offers unity of listening but, rather, conceptual unity. The disc contains five different pieces written over...continue...
1 CD / Phaedra / 2015-02-10
Clara Schumann wrote in her diary: "A visit by Brahms. There is one that comes as if sent by God. He played us sonatas, scherzos,...continue...
Orquestrina: Piazzola: Histoire du tango; Ravel: Bolero; Fauré: Pavane; Kogan, Saglietti: Suite for horn & string quartet et al. / Radek Baborak, horn
1 CD / Animal Music / 2015-02-10Conductors:
Ensemble: Baborak Ensemble
The world renowned French horn player Radek Baborák has chosen for his new album "Orquestrina" compositions inspired by dance in its various forms; alongside compositions...continue...
Miguel del Aguila: Tango Trio; Roberto Sierra: Trio No. 4; Oscar Lorenzo Fernández: Trio Brasileiro; Piazzolla: Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas / Arcos Trio
1 CD / Centaur / 2015-02-10Conductors:
Ensemble: Arcos Trio
The Arcos Trio - violinist Seunghee Lee, cellist Carl Donakowski and pianist Anthony Padilla - have been performing together worldwide since 1994. Ms. Lee is...continue...
Bela Bartok: Complete Works for Piano Solo, Vol. 1 - The Mature Bartok / Andreas Bach, piano [3 CDs[
3 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2015-02-10
In the years since the acclaimed recordings made by the Hungarian pianist Zoltán Kocsis back in the 1980s and 90s, no single pianist has attempted...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...
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...
Colin Matthews (b.1946): No Man's Land; Crossing the Alps; Aftertones / Roderick Williams, baritone; Ian Bostridge, tenor
1 CD / Halle Records / 2015-02-10Conductors: Collon, Nicholas; Wilberforce, Richard
Ensemble: Hallé Choir; Hallé Youth Choir
Hallé marks the centenary of the First World War with a recording of award-winning work by Composer Emeritus Colin Matthews. The main work on the...continue...
1 CD / Col Legno / 2015-02-10Conductors: Chiacchiarini, Mariano; Nawri, Manuel;
Ensemble: Calefax Reed Quintet; Ensemble Modern; Ensemble Musikfabrik
In Brigitta Muntendorf 's compositions, material is by no means limited to the purely musical. In each of her works she poses the question anew:...continue...
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953): On the Wings of Winds - Rhapsodie, Op. 70 for wind quintet & piano; Lied for horn & piano; Deux Pieces, Op. 98; Danse lente, Op. 54 /Hans Ryckelynck, piano
1 CD / Phaedra / 2015-02-10Conductors:
Ensemble: Brussles Woodwind Quintet
In spite of Joseph Jongen's admiration for Debussy and Ravel - their rich tone colors and daring harmonies strongly appealed to him - his musical...continue...
1 CD / Arco Diva / 2015-02-10Conductors: Brauner, Tomas
Ensemble: Pilsen Philharmonic
W.A. Mozart and Anton Stadler: Clarinet and basset horn chamber music / Luigi Magistrelli, clarinet, basset horn
1 CD / Centaur / 2015-02-10Conductors:
Ensemble: Arion String Quartet; Italian Classical Consort
Italian Clarinetist Luigi Magistrelli has performed with many chamber groups, as principal clarinet with the Sanremo Symphony and as an extra player with several Italian...continue...
Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 4; Rondo, K. 373; Adagio, K. 261 / Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
1 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2015-02-10Conductors: Szulc, Radoslaw
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Today when Frank Peter Zimmermann says that Mozart has always been easy for him, he needs only call to mind his debut concert at 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...
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...
Ming Tsao (b.1966): Die Geisterinsel; Serenade; If ears were all that we neededà / Ajana Raj, Claudio Otelli, Daniel Kluge, Hans Kremer
1 CD / Kairos Music Production / 2015-02-10Conductors: Schreiber, Stefan; Munakata, Rei
Ensemble: Orpheus Vocal Ensemble; Staatoper Stuttgart
Ming Tsao's Die Geisterinsel ("The Ghost Island,") is a chamber opera after the eponymous singspiel by Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, Kapellmeister at the Württemberg court and...continue...
The Steinmayer Organ in Nidaros Cathedral - works by Grieg, Dupré, Howells, Widor, Reger, Hovland, Dubois, Nielsen et al. / Magne H. Draagen, organ
1 CD / Lawo Classics / 2015-02-10
The installation of one of northern Europe's largest church organs in Nidaros Cathedral was completed in 1930 for the 900th anniversary of the Battle of...continue...
Hovhaness: Symphony No. 48 'Vision of Andromeda'; Prelude and Quadruple Fugue; Soprano Saxophone Concerto / Greg Banaszak, saxophone; Schwarz
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-02-10Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Alan Hovhaness's remarkable legacy of 67 symphonies and hundreds of other works stands as a testimony to one of the most individual musical voices of...continue...
Richard Strauss: Feuersnot / Schneider, Mascus, Janke, Tokar, Huther, Min, Eiche, Kupfer, Burkhart, Woldt, Schwinghammer, Mittelhammer
2 CD / CPO / 2015-02-10Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Chorus; Gartnerplatz State Theatre Childrens Choir; Munich Radio Orchestra
Just in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss's birth comes a cpo-released concert performance of his rarely performed 'sung poem' "Feuersnot" (1901)...continue...
1 CD / Centaur / 2015-02-10Conductors:
Ensemble: Seattle Baroque
Seattle Baroque, founded in 1994 by violinist Ingrid Matthews and harpsichordist Byron Schenkman, quickly established itself as one of the most vibrant American early music...continue...
Telemann: Festive Cantatas (3) "Engel-Jahrgang" cantatas (1748-49) / Mertens, Vitzthum, Feuersinger. Klaus Stoetzel
1 CD / Hanssler Classic / 2015-02-10Conductors: Stoetzel, Ulrich
Ensemble: Collegium Vocale Siegen; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
With 3600 works to his credit, Georg Philipp Telemann is rightly regarded as of one of the most prolific composers of all time. This superlative...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...
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...
Malcolm Williamson: Piano Concerto No. 2; Doreen Carwithen: Piano Concerto; Gordon Jacob: Piano Concerto / Mark Bebbington, piano
1 CD / SOMM / 2015-02-10Works: Gordon Jacob: Concerto for Piano no 1; Malcolm Williamson: Concerto for Piano no 2 in F sharp minor; Doreen Carwithen: Concerti for piano and strings
Performers: Bebbington, Mark
Conductors: Jenkinson, Richard
Ensemble: Innovation Chamber Ensemble
Bebbington's acclaimed collaboration with SOMM yields new riches in this important release featuring three exhilarating works for piano and string orchestra, including the world premiere...continue...
Recording information: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (06/02/2014-06/03/2014)....continue...
1 CD / Kairos Music Production / 2015-02-10Conductors: Cambreling, Sylvan; Hermann, Matthias
Ensemble: Lucerne Festival Academy Ensemble; Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
It is all too easy to dismiss the work of Lachenmann as "musica negativa," in the manner that term was used by Hans Werner Henze...continue...
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: The Sampler - works by Graham, Britten, José, Johnstone, Barluath, Liszt, Janacek, Boyle, Mahler / Ian Watt, guitar; Sinea Lee, piano
1 CD / Nimbus Records / 2015-02-10Conductors: Manning, Peter;
Ensemble: Les Sirenes Female Chamber Choir; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Chamber Orchestra; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Jazz Ensemble; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Wind Orchestra
new sampler from Nimbus Alliance, featuring the RCS Symphonic Wind Orchestra!...continue...
Battles in Music - works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Balada, Harris, Prokofiev, Holst, Kodaly, Korngold, Liszt, Coates, Debussy, Smetana / various artists
2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2015-02-10
How to depict scenes of battle in music is a task that has long fascinated composers. From the dawning of the Renaissance the first successful...continue...
Aulis Sallinen (b.1935): Piano Trio, Op. 96; Cello Sonata, Op. 86; From A Swan Song, Op. 67 / Elina Vahala, violin; Arto Noras, cello; Ralf Gothoni, piano
1 CD / CPO / 2015-02-10
When examining the instrumental statistics for Aulis Sallinen's overall oeuvre, we see that in quantitative terms he has preferred the violoncello above all other solo...continue...