Future Releases

Composer:Work/title:
Artists:Format:
Label:Cat. Number:

There are 532 future releases matching your search criteria...

Prices shown exclude VAT. (UK tax is not payable for deliveries to United States.)
See Terms & Conditions for p&p rates.

Cecilia & Sol: Dolce Duello

Cecilia & Sol: Dolce Duello

Deluxe Hardcover 1CD (Limited Edition)


Albinoni:

Aure, andate e baciate (from ll Nascimento dell’Aurora)

Boccherini:

Cello Concerto No. 10 in D major, G. 483

Caldara:

Fortuna e speranza (from Nitocri)

Tanto, e con sì gran piena (from Gianguir)

Gabrielli:

Sigismondo, re di Borgogna: Aure voi de' miei sospiri

Handel:

Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV76: What passion cannot Music raise and quell?

Son qual stanco pellegrino (from Arianna in Creta)

Porpora:

Giusto Amor, tu che m ’accendi (from Gli orti esperidi)

Vivaldi:

Tito Manlio: Di verde ulivo


Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Sol Gabetta (cello)

Cappella Gabetta, Andres Gabetta

Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta – two of the most captivating women in classical music – are joining together for a new album ‘Dolce Duello’ to be released on Decca Classics on 10th November. It is a collection of Baroque masterpieces which showcase the stunning combination of voice and cello in a series of dazzling duels and wondrous arias. To coincide with the release, Bartoli and Gabetta will be performing on a European tour with Cappella Gabetta and conductor and violinist Andrés Gabetta.

‘Dolce Duello’ covers almost a century of music. The new album features works by Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, Domenico Gabrielli, Tomaso Albinoni and Luigi Boccherini, as well as three world premiere recordings: Nicola Antonio Porpora’s ‘Giusto Amor, tu che m’accendi’ from the serenata Gli orti esperidi, and two compositions by Antonio Caldara – ‘Fortuna e speranza’ from his opera Nitocri and ‘Tanto, e con sì gran piena’ from Gianguir. The composers of these works make a variety of requirements on their soloists, demanding equal commitment from both singer and instrumentalist – engaging them in a friendly duel. If the concerto is the most elaborate and extended of musical duels, the 18th century’s obbligato aria, with its pugnacious instrumental solo part, is easily the most spectacular.

From the dawn of the Baroque, the voice and cello were inseparable companions, whether they appeared together for practical reasons (the cello being part of the continuo) or for expressive purposes. The sound of the cello is often considered to be the closest to the human voice, one elegantly complimenting the other. But when they are pitted against each other something extraordinary happens – the cello pushes the voice to its physical limits, while the singer demands raw emotion from wood and strings as if it were nature’s own instrument. Reflected in the music of ‘Dolce Duello’ is the great friendship between Bartoli and Gabetta. They have known each other for years and had long been looking for a project to collaborate on. Together with a musicologist, they unearthed some beautiful works for voice and cello – three of which had never been recorded before. There are touching laments, as in Handel’s Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, as well as more energetic arias such as ‘Di verde ulivo’ by Vivaldi. Bartoli and Gabetta sparkle when they play together.

While it may be an album of duels, the true winner is surely the listener – who can bask in the joyous music from two wondrous women. ‘Dolce Duello’ is full of sweet treats for every taste.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Decca - 4832473

(CD)

Normally: $18.25

Special: $14.75

Scheduled for release on 10 November 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Voyages

Voyages


Breville:

Harmonie du soir

Chabrier:

L'Invitation au voyage

Debussy:

Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire

Duparc:

L'Invitation au voyage

Romance de Mignon

La Vie antérieure

Fauré:

Chant d'automne Op. 5 No. 1

Hymne Op. 7 No. 2

Rollinat:

Le balcon

Harmonie du soir

Schubert:

Der Strom, D565 (poet unknown)

Mignon I (Heiß mich nicht reden) D726

Mignon II (So laßt mich scheinen) D727

Kennst du das Land (Mignons Gesang), D321

Severac:

Les Hiboux


Mary Bevan (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano)

Soprano Mary Bevan and pianist Jopseph Middleton perform a programme exploring the genius of Baudelaire and Goethe, and how texts by them unlocked very specific musical landscapes in settings by Debussy, Duparc, Chausson, de Bréville, Séverac, Fauré and Schubert.Praised by Opera for her “dramatic wit and vocal control” in stand out performances on opera and concert platforms, Mary Bevan is a winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist award and UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent in music. Pianist Joseph Middleton specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music and has been highly acclaimed within this field. Described in the BBC Music Magazine as “one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder”, he has also been labeled “the cream of the new generation” by The Times and “a perfect accompanist” by Opera Now

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Signum - SIGCD509

(CD)

Normally: $15.00

Special: $13.50

Scheduled for release on 10 November 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Bohemia

Bohemia


Dvorak:

Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 57 (B 106)

Romantic Pieces (4) for Violin & Piano, Op. 75

Janacek:

Violin Sonata

Suk:

Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 17


Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin), Huw Watkins (piano)

Tamsin Waley-Cohen is joined by pianist Huw Watkins for a new disc exploring folk-inspired Bohemia from before the First World War – featuring works by Antonin Dvořák, Josef Suk and Leoš Janáček.This disc followsTamsin’s recent critically-praised disc of Roy Harris and John Adams’ Violin Concertos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, as well as previous discs with Huw Watkins exploring some lesser-known gems of the violin and Piano repertoire.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Signum - SIGCD510

(CD)

Normally: $15.00

Special: $13.50

Scheduled for release on 10 November 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

In Chains of Gold: The English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem, Vol. 1

In Chains of Gold: The English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem, Vol. 1

Orlando Gibbons – Complete Consort Anthems


Gibbons, O:

Behold, thou hast made my days

We praise Thee, O Father

In Nomine a 5 No. 1 in D minor

This is the Record of John

Great King of Gods

Do not repine, fair sun

In Nomine a 5 No. 2 in G minor

Glorious and powerful God

Blessed are all they that fear the Lord

O all true faithful hearts

Sing unto the Lord

In Nomine a 5 No. 3

See, see, the Word is incarnate

Lord, grant grace


Fretwork, His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, Magdalena Consort, Peter Harvey

Leading performers of 17th-century music Fretwork, His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts and the Magdalena Consort (directed by Peter Harvey) combine forces under the artistic direction of William Hunt for this first complete recording of the consort anthems of Orlando Gibbons. Gibbons’ music is one of the artistic glories of the first Stuart reign. Amongst his sacred compositions, verse anthems such as This is the record of John and Behold, thou hast made my days are long acknowledged masterpieces, amongst the greatest in all English sacred music, but best known to most in their setting for choir and organ. Here they are presented together with an array of other great anthems, some of them scarcely known, in their more intricate and colourful versions for consort accompaniment.Following the instruction of such contemporary writers as Morley and Caccini, these radical new performances place communication of text at the forefront, seeking to rediscover the dramatic essence of the verse anthem that made it arguably the most effective musical creation of the English Reformation. With the incisive declamatory skill of several of the UK’s leading period performers, they reveal the extraordinary rhetorical and poetic power of this music, as it might have been heard in the Chapel Royal and the private domestic chapels of early 17th century England

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Signum - SIGCD511

(CD)

Normally: $15.00

Special: $13.50

Scheduled for release on 10 November 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Timeless Light

Timeless Light

Estonian Cello Music


Grigorjeva:

Molitva (Prayer)

Estonian National Male Choir, Mikk Üleoja

Recitativo Accompagnato

Kõrvits:

Seitsme linnu seitse und I-VII: excerpts

State Choir Latvija, Māris Sirmais

Pärt:

Cello Concerto 'Pro et contra'

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Peeter Lilje

Sink:

Gospodi, Pomilui Nas (Lord, have mercy upon us)

Tüür:

Spectrum IV

Kristīne Adamaite (organ)


Allar Kaasik (cello), Kristīne Adamaite (organ)

Allar Kaasik has enjoyed a long and fruitful career, in his native Estonia as well as abroad. Reflecting on it in the liner notes to this very personal disc, he singles out one particular aspect: the ambition to embrace the very latest compositions by Estonian composers. Performing in churches as he often does, Kaasik finds music resounding in a church a part of the Holy Service. This is reflected in many of the works which have been written for him, with composers such as Galina Grigorjeva and Kuldar Sink enriching the tradition of Estonian church music.

Among Allar Kaasik’s many partners in performing these works, several appear on the present disc, including two eminent choirs – the State Choir Latvija and Estonian National Male Choir – as well as the Latvian organist Kristīne Adamaite. A focal point of the programme is the cello concerto Pro et contra by the most celebrated of all Estonian composers, Arvo Pärt. Kaasik is supported by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peeter Lilje and the recording has a particular significance – originally released by Melodiya in 1989, it was the first recording of Pärt’s music published on disc in the Soviet Union following the lifting of the unofficial ban on his music. The remaining works on Timeless Light were all recorded between 2014 and 2016.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

BIS - BIS1887

(SACD)

Normally: $15.00

Special: $13.50

Scheduled for release on 27 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Brahms: Works for Solo Piano Volume 5

Brahms: Works for Solo Piano Volume 5


Brahms:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1

Fantasies (7 piano pieces), Op. 116

Variations on a theme by Schumann in F sharp minor, Op. 9


Having opened his survey of Brahms's music for solo piano with the third piano sonata, Jonathan Plowright has saved the composer's Opus 1, Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, for the closing disc in the series. Brahms brought the sonata with him when he went to Düsseldorf in October 1853 in order to meet Robert and Clara Schumann – an encounter which has gone down in music history. It was possibly the C major sonata, with its opening reminiscent of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata, which caused Schumann to liken Brahms to ‘a young eagle’ and a ‘true apostle’.

Very soon after the meeting, Schumann’s mental health began to decline, to the point of him attempting suicide in February 1854. Composed in the same year, Brahms’s Op. 9 Schumann Variations were closely connected with these events and with Robert and Clara. Brahms chose a theme – from Schumann’s collection Bunte Blätter – which Clara herself had composed a set of variations on, and dedicated it to her. Schumann died, hospitalized, in 1856, but Clara and Brahms remained intimate friends and some forty years later, Clara was one of the first persons to whom Brahms showed the newly composed set of Fantasies, Op. 116: ‘wonderfully original’ was her reaction, and later performers and listeners have agreed with her.

Jonathan Plowright has been described as ‘a true and moving poet of the keyboard’ by Gramophone magazine and his Brahms cycle has received critical acclaim, with instalments being singled out in Gramophone (Editor’s Choice), BBC Music Magazine (Instrumental Choice of the Month) and on ClassicsToday.com (‘10/10’).

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

BIS Brahms: Works for Solo Piano - BIS2147

(SACD)

Normally: $15.00

Special: $13.50

Scheduled for release on 27 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Mendelssohn: Works for Cello & Piano

Mendelssohn: Works for Cello & Piano


Mendelssohn:

Variations concertantes Op. 17

Cello Sonata No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 45

Song without Words for Cello & Piano, Op. 109

Albumblatt Assai Tranquillo

Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58


It is well known that Felix Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny was a highly talented musician, but fewer are familiar with the fact that there were two other musical siblings in the Mendelssohn family: Rebecka, a gifted singer, and Paul, a very competent amateur cellist. It is to Paul, a banker by profession, that we owe the existence of much of Felix’s music for the instrument, which in spite of Beethoven’s endeavours hadn’t yet become firmly established as a duo partner of the piano.

Fitting comfortably on a single disc, Mendelssohn’s works for cello and piano are here presented by Christian Poltéra and Ronald Brautigam, who open with the Variations concertantes in D major, composed in 1829. Brautigam has recently released the composer’s Lieder ohne Worte, performing them on a copy of a piano by Pleyel from 1830, and plays the same instrument on the present disc. Meanwhile, Poltéra has chosen to equip his 1711 Stradivarius cello with gut strings, and together the two musicians and their instruments create a sound which is both flexible, transparent and vigorous – ideal for Mendelssohn’s scores. The two substantial sonatas, composed in 1838 and 1843, are separated on the disc by a brief ‘Albumblatt’ and a Romance sans paroles in D major, the only ‘song without words’ that Mendelssohn wrote for two instruments rather than piano solo

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

BIS - BIS2187

(SACD)

Normally: $15.00

Special: $13.50

Scheduled for release on 27 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

A Rauwolf Lute – French and German Baroque

A Rauwolf Lute – French and German Baroque


The lute by Sixtus Rauwolf heard on this recording was probably built in the last decade of the sixteenth century. Some hundred years later, in 1715, it was converted to suit the musical tastes and demands of the baroque period. For this disc, Jakob Lindberg has chosen works that could have formed part of the repertory of the presumably German owner of the instrument at around the time of its final conversion.

For German lutenists from about the middle of the seventeenth century, it was France that provided the aesthetic and musical model, and towards the end of the century, when the lute rather suddenly and inexplicably dropped out of fashion in Paris certain French luthistes travelled abroad and met with great success in German-speaking lands. With them, they took their music and special traditions of lute-playing, evidence of which can be seen in the music of several of the German composers included here.

The disc closes with a suite of pieces by Silvius Leopold Weiss, the most famous lutenist of the baroque era. Weiss, Lindberg and the Rauwolf lute first crossed paths in 2006 on a highly acclaimed all-Weiss disc (BIS-1524): ‘Too good to be true’ was the verdict in International Record Review while the reviewer in Goldberg Magazine wrote ‘As an evocation of the lute's magical qualities, this deserves to achieve cult status.’ Hide

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

BIS - BIS2265

(SACD)

Normally: $15.00

Special: $13.50

Scheduled for release on 27 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Complete Songs, Vol. 3

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Complete Songs, Vol. 3

The Other Mendelssohn


Mendelssohn, Fanny:

Morgenständchen Op. 1 No. 5 (Eichendorff)

Ich kann wohl manchmal singen

Im Herbst

Vorwurf

Traurige Wege

Der Eichwald brauset (Schiller)

Gegenwart

Gleich Merlin, dem eitlen Weisen

Das Meer erglanzte weit hinaus

Fichtenbaum und Palme (Text: Heinrich Heine)

Ach, die Augen sind es wieder

Die frühen Gräber, Op. 9 No. 4 (Text: Friedrich Wilhelm Klopstock)

Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass, Op. 1 No. 3 (Text: Heinrich Heine)

Harfners lied

Dämmrung senkte sich von oben (Text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Suleika

Die Schiffende (Hölty)

Kein Blick der Hoffnung

Die Mainacht, Op. 9 No. 6 (Text: Ludwig Hölty)

Uber allen Gipfeln ist Ruh

Wanderers Nachtlied

Nach Süden, Op. 10 No. 1 (Text: Anonymous)

Wanderlied Op. 1 No. 2 (Goethe)

Bergelust, Op. 10 No. 5 (Text: Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff)


Susana Gaspar (soprano), Kitty Whately (mezzo), Manuel Walser (baritone), Gary Griffiths (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

For this third volume in a complete survey of Mendelssohn songs, Malcolm Martineau shines the spotlight on ‘the other Mendelssohn’, with a complete volume of songs by his sister Fanny Hensel. Her professional attitude to domestic music-making is decribed by Martineau as ‘revolutionary’ and her early death, within five months of her celebrated brother, was a great loss to the musical world. Despite his enthusiasm and support for her work, Felix Mendelssohn did not approve of her publishing her work – but thankfully for us she defied it, daring to publish her Opus 1 songs under her own name a year before her death in 1847. For many years her music was appraised in the context of her brother’s work, considered as lesser clones of his output. Now that more of her work is known, that opinion has changed thanks to work by scholars including Steven Rogers pointing to Fanny’s Bachian voice-leading in numerous passages, her complex interweaving of voice and piano parts, and more intense chromaticism than her brother achieves. The settings are of spring songs, of poetry by Eichendorff, Lenau, Schiller, Goethe and even Heine who she knew personally but did not like, but admitted to be a great poet. Malcolm Martineau has assembled, as always, a cast of wonderful young singers for this refreshing and important repertoire. Both volumes one and two have been highly critically acclaimed for both performance and sound quality.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Champs Hill Records - CHRCD124

(CD)

$13.00

Scheduled for release on 27 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Brahms: Complete Piano Trios and Quartets

Brahms: Complete Piano Trios and Quartets


Brahms:

Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 (Complete)

Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8

revised version

Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Piano Quartets Nos. 1-3 (Complete)

String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 18

String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36


The Gould Trio have been at the forefront of the international chamber music scene for well over twenty years, and have been favourably compared to the Beaux Arts Trio in their heyday. Comprising violinist Lucy Gould, cellist Alice Neary and pianist Benjamin Frith they are part of the 'Champs Hill family' of artists having made numerous recordings at the Music Room, including their critically acclaimed recordings of Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn, Maxwell Davies, Macmillan, Beamish for Champs Hill Records. This 6 CD box-set brings together the complete Piano Trios, Quartets and Sextets by Brahms performed by the Gould Piano Trio with guest artists. Both versions of the Piano Trio No 1 are included in this set: the original version, written in his twenties, and the version he revised at the age of 56. When CHR recorded the Brahms Piano Quartets with the Goulds in 2016, we thought it would be a brilliant idea to unite them with the Gould’s earlier Trio recordings of 2004/5 (originally released on Quartz, pre-dating the existence of Champs Hill Records), and to add the Kirchner Brahmsapproved sextet arrangements; making an ideal six-CD ‘box-set’ of some of Brahms’ most luxurious chamber music from some of the most experienced and acclaimed Brahms chamber musicians. At an attractive price-point, even listeners who may own one or more of the original Brahms Trios CDs should find this a desirable set. “The Goulds have a generous, warm-hued view, finding a rich, golden sound with no want of fire or gossamer lightness when required.” Classical Music magazine *****

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Champs Hill Records - CHRCD129

(CD - 6 discs)

Normally: $29.25

Special: $25.75

Scheduled for release on 27 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Page: 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54

 Next >>

Copyright © 2002-17 Presto Classical Limited, all rights reserved.