Butterflies in the Labyrinth of Silence: Guitar Music of Georges Raillard / David William Ross, guitar
1 CD / Navona / 2017-01-13
In his second project with PARMA Recordings, Swiss composer Georges Raillard gifts us with 12 solo classical guitar compositions on BUTTERFLIES IN THE LABYRINTH OF...continue...
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exposition; Méditation; Intermezzo in modo classico; Une larme / Claire Chevallier, piano
1 CD / Cypres / 2017-01-13
Uniquely, this recording was made on a Russian piano dating from Mussorgsky's own time. Claire Chevallier's research into Russian piano manufacturers led her to conclude...continue...
Baroque Vocal Chamber Ensemble, "Se Con Stille Frequenti: Duetti da Camera" - Works by Bononcini, Lotti, Steffani / Sara Mingardo, contralto; Cenacolo Musicale
1 CD / Arcana / 2017-01-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Cenacolo Musicale
In the Baroque period, the duetto da camera, usually conceived for two equal voices and continuo, was an important form of vocal chamber music, of...continue...
Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2; String Quartet No. 8 arranged for piano / Boris Giltburg, piano; Rhys Owens, trumpet; Vaily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2017-01-13Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35; Quartet for Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 68; Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102; Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Performers: Giltburg, Boris; Owens, Rhys
Conductors: Petrenko, Vasily
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Shostakovich's two Piano Concertos span a period of almost thirty years. The youthful First Piano Concerto is a masterful example of eclecticism, its inscrutable humour...continue...
Recording information: Concert Hall, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, UK (06/16/2016); Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK (06/16/2016); Concert Hall, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, UK (2016-01-21&2016-01-22&2016-); P...continue...
Fung Lam Plays Popular Pipa Music: Hurrying to the Flower Show; Works by Yanjun Hua, Dehai Liu, Tienhua Liu, Er Nei, Dajun Yang et al / Fung Lam, pipa
1 CD / Marco Polo / 2017-01-13
The pipa is one of the most popular Chinese instruments. In form it resembles a pear-shaped lute, but the use of Western instrument names to...continue...
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet; Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition; Stravinsky: Firebird / Philipp Guilhon-Herbert, piano
1 CD / Callo / 2017-01-13
With three composers illustrating the majesty and genius of Russian music, Philippe Guilhon-Herbert's piano interpretations invite us to an orchestral program - the enchantment of...continue...
1 CD / Valley Entertainment / 2017-01-13
1 CD / Orfeo / 2017-01-13Conductors: Harnoncourt, Nikolaus
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
Nikolaus Harnoncourt will undoubtedly prove to be one of the most influential musicians of our time, and his importance cannot possibly be summed up in...continue...
'L'Ange et le Diable' - Sonatas & suites for violin & harpsichord by Locatelli, Leclair, Forqueray and Tartini / Chouchane Siranossian, violin; Jos van Immerseel, harpsichord
1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2017-01-13
After a year of celebrations of his seventieth birthday, including several recordings of orchestral music, Jos Van Immerseel returns to chamber music and the accompaniment...continue...
Haydn: Mass in the Time of War (Paukenmesse); Nelson Mass / Rachel Nicholls, Grace Davidson, Anna Harvey, Mark Wilde, Ashley Riches. Royal PO, Hilary Davan Wetton
1 CD / Orchid Classics / 2017-01-13Conductors: Wetton, Hilary Davan
Ensemble: City of London Choir; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
This new release is a recording of two great, late choral works by Haydn, which were written in a turbulent time when Austria was under...continue...
Baroque Masterpieces - Works by Albinoni, J.S. Bach, Handel, Marcello, Pachelbel, Purcell, Telemann, Vivaldi; Includes Das Alte Werk Catalogue / Il Giardino Armonico
1 CD / Warner Classics / 2017-01-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico
Peter Maxwell-Davies (1934-2016): Sonata for Violin Alone; Dances from The Two Fiddlers; Sonata for Violin and Piano; Piano Trio / Duccio Ceccanti, violin; Vittorio Ceccanti, cello; Matteo Fossi, piano; Bruno Canino, piano
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2017-01-13
Chamber music formed the central part of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' output in his later years, and the marvellously poised and largely introspective Sonata for...continue...
Works for Violin & Piano by Sibelius, Fauré, Debussy, de Falla, Schubert, Shostakovich, Korngold, Rachmaninov, et al; "Tube Only Favourites" / Daniel Gaede, violin; Wolfgang Kühnl, piano
1 CD / Tacet / 2017-01-13
"...Ice-cold princes and ladies of the court were seen to cry when he played an adagio. Tears often fell from his own eyes onto his...continue...
Soprano Sylvia Sass - Anniversary Edition: Arias and Songs by Mozart, Wagner, R. Strauss, Verdi, Catalani, Mascagni, Cilea, Boito & Gounod with Ádám Medveczky & Ervin Lukács
2 CD / Hungaroton / 2017-01-13Conductors: Kórodi, András; Bohus, Gabor; Schiff, Andras
Ensemble: Budapest Symphony Orchestra; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Hungarian State Orchestra
On the new release of Hungaroton, we have compiled the programme of the world-famous soprano, Sylvia Sass, who made her debut on the stage of...continue...
Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613): 'O dolce mio tesoro' - Madrigals for 5 voices, book six / Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe
1 CD / PHI Group / 2017-01-13Conductors: Herreweghe, Philippe
Ensemble: Collegium Vocale Gent
A personality has who provoked considerable controversy over the centuries, Carlo Gesualdo (1566- 1613), aristocrat, musician and murderer of his first wife, is no less...continue...
Bernstein: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / Jennifer Johnson Cano, mz; Yean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Baltimore SO, Marin Alsop
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2017-01-13Works: Leonard Bernstein: Symphony no 1 "Jeremiah"; Symphony no 2 "Age of Anxiety"
Performers: Thibaudet, Jean-Yves [Piano]
Conductors: Alsop, Marin
Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein's legendary 1943 Carnegie Hall conducting début brought his name to national attention, and the event was followed a few months later by the...continue...
Recording information: The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, Maryland (09/27/2013/09/28/2013); The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, Maryland (11/21/2014/11/23/2014)....continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2017-01-13
Composed for Sergey Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Ravel's 'symphonie chorégraphique' Daphnis et Chloé is based on a classical Greco-Roman love story set on the island of...continue...
Ella Kiang Sings Opera Arias from Madama Butterfly, La Gioconda, Gianni Schicchi, La Boheme, Mefistofele, Turandot / Ella Kiang, soprano. Nagoya PO, Tadashi Mori
1 CD / Marco Polo / 2017-01-13Conductors: Mori, Tadashi
Ensemble: Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
Tadashi Mori, the Musical Director of the Nagoya Philharmonic at the time of making this recording, was previously Chief Conductor of the Tokyo Municipal Orchestra,...continue...
Alfred Grünfeld Plays Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Strauss, et al - "The Welte Mignon Mystery, Vol. 21" / Alfred Grünfeld, piano
1 CD / Tacet / 2017-01-13
The unparalleled Welte Mystery Series by TACET has become a real treasure trove, not only for researchers but also for every music lover, as the...continue...
Franz Xaver Gebel (1787-1848): String Quintet No. 8, Op. 27; Cello Sonata in E flat / Beni Araki, fortepiano; Martin Seemann, cello; Hoffmeister Quartet
1 CD / Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler / 2017-01-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Hoffmeister Quartet
Franz Xaver Gebel was born in Furstenau near Breslau in 1787 and received his musical education in Vienna, as did many of his Silesian peers....continue...
1 CD / Tacet / 2017-01-13
This latest release from Evgeni Korioliov offers a new and, at the same time, old answer to the question of whether there is any point...continue...
Natalie Dessay Sings Songs from American Composers, "Pictures of America" / Natalie Dessay, soprano; Claire Gibault, Paris Mozart Orchestra
1 CD / Sony / RCA / 2017-01-13
The first album of Natalie Dessay for Sony Classical is a journey through music (Great American Song Book, Broadway & Jazz) and art (Edward Hopper)...continue...
Hugo Distler (1908-1942): Totentanz, Op. 12/2; Motetten aus der Geistlichen Chormusik, Op. 12 / Josquin des Préz Chamber Choir; Christine Rothe, flute; Christian Steyer, speaker
1 CD / Carus / 2017-01-13Conductors: Bohme, Ludwig
Ensemble: Josquin des Préz Chamber Choir
Hugo Distler was born on 24 June 1908 in Nuremberg and brought up by his grandparents in the old book printing town. In his baptismal...continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2017-01-13
Canadian-born Joel Hastings was the winner of the 2006 8th International Web Concert Hall Competition and the 1993 International Bach Competition at the Kennedy Center...continue...
Lisa Smirnova Live at the Concertgebouw - Prokofiev: Piano Soanta No. 8, Op. 84; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32, Op. 111 / Lisa Smirnova, piano
1 CD / Paladino Music / 2017-01-13
Outstanding pianist Lisa Smirnova presents her new release, "Live At The Concertgebouw." The program, recorded live at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, includes Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No....continue...
Jonathan Sargent: Little Cathedrals / Blair Masters; Jeff Taylor; David Davidson; Rod McGaha; John Catchings; Jonathan Sargent
1 CD / Suite 28 Records / 2017-01-13
The purpose of the album "Little Cathedrals" is to create that ambience for the listeners to transport them and take them to a higher and...continue...
1 CD / Callo / 2017-01-13
"Swathed in glistening harmonic colors that are the trademark of French music. Bonnal's is also full of surprises with a lyricism that combine both spontaneous...continue...
Leopold Kozeluch: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 7 - Piano sonatas Nos. 25 - 28 / Kemp English, fortepiano
1 CD / Grand Piano / 2017-01-13
Leopold Koeluch, the great Czech contemporary of Mozart, won enormous prestige in his adopted city of Vienna. His sequence of keyboard sonatas, written over a...continue...
2 CD / Laced Records / 2017-01-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Gielen Edition, Vol. 4: 1958-2014 - Works by Mendelssohn, Smetana, Wagner, Berloz, Weber, Schumann, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky et al. [9 CDs]
9 CD / SWR Music / 2017-01-13Conductors: Gielen, Michael
Ensemble: SWR Symphony Orchestra
This new release is the latest installment in the Michael Gielen Edition, and it brings a sense of climax to the first four volumes. Of...continue...
1 CD / Arcana / 2017-01-13Conductors: Bernardini, Alfredo
Like many German composers of his time, Johann Sebastian Bach also devoted himself to the French style with its characteristic dances and rhythmic ouvertures. His...continue...
Szymanowski: Overture, Op. 12; Lutoslawski: Cello Concerto; Symphony No. 4 / Gautier Capuçon, cello; Alexander Liebreich, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / Accentus / 2017-01-13Conductors: Liebreich, Alexander
Ensemble: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Under the direction of its Chief Conductor Alexander Liebreich, the National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio (NOSPR) is the leading ensemble in the country and...continue...
'Variations Serieuses' - Grieg: Ballade, Op. 24; Mendelssohn: Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54; Brahms: 'Handel' Variations, Op. 24 / Gunilla Sussmann, piano
1 CD / CAvi Music / 2017-01-13
The art of variation has close ties with the art of improvisation. Audiences revere musicians who can extemporize on a given theme, presenting it with...continue...
En Suite - works for violin & viola, 2 violins & solo violin by Julia Purgina (b.1980); J.S. Bach; Michael Amann (b.1964); Jorge Sanchez-Chiong (b.1969) et al. / Bojidara Kouzmanova-Vladar, violin; Julia Purgina, viola
1 CD / Orlando / 2017-01-13
For their new release "enSuite," violinist Bojidara Kouzmanova-Vladar and violist Julia Purgina selected their favourite pieces from Johann Sebastian Bach's music for solo violin and...continue...
Liszt: 2 Sonatas for 2 Pianos - Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre (2 versions by Saint-Saens and Liszt); Liszt: Sonata in B minor (Saint-Saens); Apres une lecture du Dante (A. Ancelle) / Ludmila Berlinskaya & Arthur Ancelle, pianos
1 CD / Melodiya / 2017-01-13
Firma Melodiya presents a recording of two-piano transcriptions by Franz Liszt and Camille Saint-Saëns performed by the piano duet of Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle....continue...
4 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2017-01-13Conductors: Benda, Christian
Ensemble: Prague Sinfonia Orchestra
Rossini's musical wit and zest for comic characterisation have enriched the operatic repertoire immeasurably, and his overtures distil these qualities into works of colourful orchestration,...continue...
'Harmonize Your Spirit with My Calm' - Songs & instrumental music by Leonard Lehrman, Joel Mandelbaum and others to poetry of Russian and American poets / Helene Williams, soprano; Alexander Mikhalev, bass
1 CD / Ravello / 2017-01-13Conductors: Lande, Vladimir;
Ensemble: Meridian String Quaret; St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Composers and longtime friends Joel Mandelbaum and Leonard J. Lehman present their collaborative HARMONIZE YOUR SPIRIT WITH MY CALM. The two first met in 1976,...continue...
5 CD / CAvi Music / 2017-01-13
For this new release, pianist Dina Ugorskaja has recorded Book I and II of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier in Cooperation with Bayerische Rundfunk in Munich. On...continue...
Jessye Norman Sings Lieder of Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Schoenberg, et al / Jessye Norman, soprano; James Levine, piano
1 CD / Orfeo / 2017-01-13
This release explores the field of vocal music, and lieder in particular. The lieder recital no longer seems to be such a self-evident feature of...continue...
Tomi Satomaa Plays Archipelago Organs, "Ramus Virens Olivarum" - Works by Carlsson, Gustafsson, Krohn / Tomi Satomaa, organ
1 CD / Alba / 2017-01-13
Tomi Satomaa is a church organist at the Finnish-speaking parish of Lansi-Turunmaa in south-western Finland and as an organ teacher at the Arkipelagi Music Institute....continue...
1 CD / Kairos Music Production / 2017-01-13
This recording, performed by Alberto Mesirca - a virtuoso in whom bravura combines with pure musicality - represents something of an event in the history...continue...
Brahms-Glanert: Four Preludes & Serious Songs, Op. 121; Brahms-Berio: Clarinet Sonata No. 1, Op. 120; Detlev Glanert (b.1960): Distant Land / Michael Nagy, bar.; Kari Kriikku, clarinet
1 CD / Ondine / 2017-01-13Conductors: Elts, Olari
Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
This recording includes a fascinating program: Luciano Berio's iconic adaptation of Johannes Brahms' Clarinet Sonata No. 1 combined with Detlev Glanert's recent arrangement of Brahms'...continue...
4 CD / Grand Piano / 2017-01-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Invencia Piano Duo
Florent Schmitt stands alongside Debussy and Ravel as one of the most original and in?uential French composers of his time. Winner of the Prix de...continue...
Richard Strauss: Tone Poems, Vol. 5 - Metamorphosen, Symphonia Domestica / François-Xavier Roth, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
1 CD / SWR Music / 2017-01-13Conductors: Roth, François-Xavier
Ensemble: SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
This is the fifth and final installment of the Strauss Complete Tone Poems Cycle performed by the Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg under their chief...continue...
And the Time Is: The Music of Jack Stamp / Vanderbilt Wind Symphony, Chorale & Symphonic Choir; Soltis String Quartet
1 CD / Klavier / 2017-01-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Soltis String Quartet; Vanderbilt Chorale; Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir; Vanderbilt Wind Symphony
Jack Stamp is currently adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he teaches conducting and composition. Prior to this appointment, Dr....continue...
Liang Ning sings Operatic Arias by Mozart & Gounod and Chineese Classics / Liang Ning, mz; Beijing Opera Orch., Zheng Xiaoying
1 CD / Marco Polo / 2017-01-13Conductors: Xiaoying, Zheng
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Central Opera, Beijing
Liang Ning was born in Guangdong and entered the provincial Arts Academy in 1974, later joining the Guangzhou Philharmonic Society as a soloist. She started...continue...
Paul Hindemith and Jan Van der Roost: Clarinet Concertos / Eddy Vanoosthuyse, clarinet; Central Aichi SO, Sergio Rosales
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2017-01-13Conductors: Rosales, Sergio
Ensemble: Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra
Hindemith's post-war Clarinet Concerto was commissioned by Benny Goodman and showcases the composer's distinctive harmonies and rhythmic bounce. Dedicated to Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Jan Van der...continue...
Gaspare Spontini (1774-1851): Teseo Riconosciuto, opera / Carlo Allemano, Diego d'Auria, Sonia Visentin, Paoletta Marrocu, Carlo Bosi, Stefano Rinaldi Miliani. Alberto Zedda
2 CD / Bongiovanni / 2017-01-13Conductors: Zedda, Alberto
Ensemble: Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana
Teseo riconosciuto, written at the very end of the 18th century, is heading towards the surprising developments which opera theatre was to undergo in the...continue...
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera - "Siv Wennberg, A Great Primadonna, Vol. 6" / Siv Wennberg, soprano; Loa Falkman; Ann-Christine Biel; Inger Blom; Eri Klas, Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra & Chorus
2 CD / Sterling / 2017-01-13Conductors: Klas, Eri;
Ensemble: Royal Swedish Opera Chorus; Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra
Born in 1944 in Sundsvall, Swedish opera singer, dramatic soprano, and appointed Court Singer Siv Wennberg has led an impressive career. She has performed leading...continue...
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59/1; Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10, Op. 118 / Armida Quartett
1 CD / CAvi Music / 2017-01-13Conductors:
Ensemble: Armida Quartett
Martin Funda, leader of the Arminda Quartet, states, "Opus 59 is extremely challenging. One needs time to grasp these pieces. As performers, we are surprised...continue...