Future Releases

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

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

Variations on Variations

Variations on Variations


In this programme entitled Variations on Variations, Rinaldo Alessandrini, one of the today’s references on Baroque music, has chosen to adapt the Goldberg Variations and the Aria variata alla maniera italiana - initially composed for the keyboard - for small string ensemble, from duo to quartet. An intellectual and affectionate re-reading of some of the titans in music, Alessandrini’s ‘variations’ echo a common practice found in Bach himself (and many composers thereafter): we see in the Mass in B Minor, for example, numerous elaborations of earlier works; several movements of the Brandenburg Concertos have been taken in various ways in other cantatas; while his German version of Psalm 51 is adapted from the score of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. The passionate work of Rinaldo Alessandrini, who has sought to remain as faithful as possible to the spirit of the original

work and to the practice of writing instrumental music during this period, results in a breathtaking new light shone upon the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Naive - OP30575

(CD)

Normally: $14.00

Special: $12.50

Scheduled for release on 13 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Beethoven: The Late Quartets

Beethoven: The Late Quartets


The Legendary Quatuor Mosaïques celebrates its 30th anniversary with a fabulous return to disc: the immense and demanding Everest of the last string quartets of Beethoven.

The late string quartets are themselves exceptional: metaphysical masterpieces in which almost all of human emotion and pioneering musical concepts exist. The cycle represents a unique entity in the entire history of music.

The Quatuor Mosaïques, performing on period instruments,delivers stunning and rarely equalled performances, perfectly balanced between purity, precision and a sublime harmonic richness.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Naive - V5445

(CD - 3 discs)

Normally: $19.25

Special: $17.50

Scheduled for release on 13 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio

Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio


Sofia Mchedlishvili (Lisinga), Victoria Yarovaya (Siveno), César Arrieta (Eumene/Demetrio), Luca Dall'Amico (Polibio)

Virtuosi Brunensis, Camerata Bach Choir Poznan, Luciano Acocella

The genesis of Rossini's first full-scale opera Demetrio e Polibio is shrouded in speculation, but its initial intention as a family opera for the tenor Domenico Mombelli, with roles for his daughters and a libretto by his wife seems clear. Its narrative of political turmoil, romance, kidnap, and the ultimate blessings of true love and unity is a prelude to subjects to which Rossini would frequently turn in future triumphs. The composers facility for melody and his genius for combining voices into the loveliest of duets is already much in evidence in this confident but rarely heard debut.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Naxos - 8660405-06

(CD - 2 discs)

$17.50

Scheduled for release on 13 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Rachmaninov: Complete Piano Music

Rachmaninov: Complete Piano Music


Idil Biret (piano)

Idil Biret was introduced to Rachmaninov as a composer and performer at an early age in Instanbul by an uncle. She greatly admired his performance style and compositions and felt an immediate affinity to him. It was an encounter with the great Emil Gilels at the home of Nadia Boulanger in 1957 which led to her career in Russia where she often played Rachmaninov’s works. After hearing Biret play for him in Paris, Gilels asked Biret if she would like to perform in the USSR. She gladly said “yes” and soon an invitation came for an eight concert two week tour there in 1960 when she was only nineteen years old. After her first recital in Moscow, Goskonzert extended the tour to one month and added eight more concerts to make a total of sixteen. Biret made many more tours in the Soviet Union afterwards playing around 100 concerts there over the years. This release features Biret performing Rachmaninov’s complete solo piano music, as well as his piano concertos.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Naxos Idil Biret Edition - 8501065

(CD - 10 discs)

$53.25

Scheduled for release on 13 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Chopin: Complete Piano Music

Chopin: Complete Piano Music


Chopin:

Complete Piano Works


Idil Biret (piano)

In June 1989 Idil Biret received an offer from the then newly established Naxos label to record Chopin’s complete works for piano solo and for piano and orchestra. Without hesitation she accepted to undertake this monumental task. This was a project that would be the dream and dread of many a pianist and the past decades were full of projects to record Chopin’s complete works which remained unfinished for various reasons. Idil Biret was not known as a Chopin performer. Indeed until she started recording for Naxos she had played few of his works in public. During much of her career she had stayed distant from Chopin. Later, Biret studied with Alfred Cortot, considered by many as the greatest Chopin interpreter of the twentieth century, for two years when he was in his eighties. With him Biret worked on almost the entire Chopin repertory. Cortot’s teachings were in the great tradition of Chopin performance of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Biret remembers vividly “the glorious, magical sounds that came from the piano when Cortot put his hands on it; almost like that of a cello” as she recalled in an interview on BBC Radio. This release is a reissue of Naxos’s original Fryderyk Chopin complete piano music recorded by Idil Biret.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Naxos Idil Biret Edition - 8501503

(CD - 15 discs)

$74.25

Scheduled for release on 13 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Granados: Orchestral Works

Granados: Orchestral Works


Granados:

Dante - symphonic poem

Danza de los ojos verdes

Danza gitana

Elisenda

Goyescas (opera): Intermezzo

La nit del mort

Liliana, lyric poem

Marcha de los vencidos

Suite oriental (Suite arabe)

Suite sobre cantos gallegos

Torrijos: Incidental Music


Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Pablo González

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Enrique Granados’s birth the three internationally admired volumes of his orchestral discs have been brought together. Characterised as “affectionate and characterful” by Gramophone (volume 2 on 8573263) they include one of the greatest pieces in all Spanish music, the Intermezzo from Goyescas, as well as much that is exceptionally rare, such as the symphonic poem Dante, one of the most ambitious and exciting Spanish orchestral works of its time.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Naxos - 8503295

(CD - 3 discs)

$15.75

Scheduled for release on 13 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Claude Baker: Piano Concerto 'From Noon to Starry Night'

Claude Baker: Piano Concerto 'From Noon to Starry Night'


Baker, C:

Piano Concerto ‘From Noon to Starry Night’

World Première Recording

Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Gilbert Varga

Aus Schwanengesang

Juanjo Mena


Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Award-winning and much decorated composer Claude Baker here entwines his evocative soundworld with the powerful imagery of two great poets. Recorded in its premiere performance with Marc-André Hamelin as soloist, the Piano Concerto ‘From Noon to Starry Night’ draws on and amplifies the structures and meanings of five poems by Walt Whitman, expressing the heroism and darkness of war, exuberant celebrations of nature and a wistful ‘remembrance of things past.’ Aus Schwanengesang is a memorial piece that expands and ‘re-composes’ the poignant Heine Lieder from Schubert’s song cycle with oblique and multi-layered references.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Naxos American Classics - 8559804

(CD)

$9.00

Scheduled for release on 13 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Marco Antonio Cavazzoni: Complete Works - Italian Ricercars

Marco Antonio Cavazzoni: Complete Works - Italian Ricercars


Glen Wilson (harpsichord)

Marco Antonio Cavazzoni private harpsichordist to the Duchess of Urbino and Pope Leo X, friend of Titian and Bembo composed some of the most important milestones in the history of instrumental music. They were published in Venice by Vercellese (1523), the second edition of Italian keyboard music after that of Andrea Antico [Naxos 8.572983]. Usually assigned to the organ, they are restored here to the harpsichord where they originally belonged, as explained in an online essay by Glen Wilson. Contemporary examples further illustrate the fascinating development of Cavazzonis major form, the ricercar. The project celebrates the 500th anniversary of the harpsichord on the cover (the worlds oldest), which was owned by Leo X and undoubtedly played on by Cavazzoni.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Naxos - 8572998

(CD)

$9.00

Scheduled for release on 13 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Liszt: Complete Piano Music Volume 47

Liszt: Complete Piano Music Volume 47

Transcriptions from Christus and The Legend of St. Elisabeth


Liszt:

Christus, S3: transcriptions for piano

Die Legende von der Heiligen Elisabeth


Henry Kramer (piano)

Reflecting the life of Christ from the nativity to the Passion and Resurrection, Liszt’s oratorio Christus was premiered in 1873 and enjoyed considerable success. The movements he transcribed for piano are dynamic and virtuosic but also pastoral and meditative, including marches and passages of transfiguring beauty. The transcriptions of movements from the oratorio The Legend of St Elisabeth contains music of stirring power: plainsong, a hymn, a march and a Hungarian folk-song. This is the forty-seventh volume in Naxos's celebrated complete Liszt piano music series, and features prolific pianist Henry Kramer.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Naxos Liszt Complete Piano Music - 8573385

(CD)

$9.00

Scheduled for release on 13 October 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts

Prokofiev: Childhood Manuscripts

Old Grandmother's Tales & Six Pieces Op. 52


Prokofiev:

Tales of an Old Grandmother, Op. 31

Six Pieces Op. 52


Alexandre Dossin (piano)

Sergey Prokofiev was so musically precocious that no less a figure than Reinhold Glière was employed as his live-in tutor. Glière’s lessons proved to be both rigorous and inspiring and the young Prokofiev wrote a delightful sequence of works for the piano. Revealing an increasing command of harmony, these miniatures show why he was, at the age of thirteen, the youngest ever student to be enrolled at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. Old Grandmother’s Tales, Op. 31, written in New York in 1918, is suffused with nostalgia, while the Six Pieces, Op. 52 are vivid arrangements of some of his earlier works.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Naxos - 8573435

(CD)

$9.00

Scheduled for release on 13 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

 Next >>

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