New Classical Music
Committed to expanding the cello repertoire, Alisa is a fervent champion of new music and this release is her first solo album.
Stravinsky Rite Of Spring Mahler Symphony 1
ABC Classics is proud to present the latest chapter in the remarkable story of the Australian World Orchestra: a landmark new recording of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and Mahler's Symphony No. 1.
JS Bach:Trio Sonatas Nos 1-6 BWV 525-530
Bach compiled his set of six trio sonatas for organ during the late 1720s. They are thought to have been put together as training material for Bach's son Wilhelm Friedemann and can be grouped among other pedagogical keyboard...
Mozart and Haydn Recital Decca Most Wanted Recitals Vol. 48
An absolute delight for Collectors, this new series has been developed with exceptional care, encyclopaedic knowledge, taste and skill by Victor Suzan in Mexico to explore Decca's rich heritage of singers' recitals.
Berliner Philharmoniker Great Recordings
2013 marked the 100th anniversary of recording between the Berliner Philharmoniker and Deutsche Grammophon, two giants in music. DG celebrated by releasing a hugely successful limited edition 50 CD 'Centenary Edition', with...
Nemanja Radulović's latest release on the Deutsche Grammophon label is one devoted to Paganini. His aim is to change the composer's image and show that he was not only one of virtuosity, for although Paganini owes his...
Schumann: Kinderszenen & Waldszenen & Janacek: Along An Overgrown Path
Marc-André presents a fascinating juxtaposition of two composers who are not obviously musically related, but who are proved on this album to be a felicitous combination.
Benjamin: Violin Sonatina & Viola Sonata
Benjamin was one of the first Australian musicians to forge an international reputation. His creative output, which encompasses about eighty works altogether, manifests a great variety of idioms and genres. It includes a good...
Lumieres: Music Of The Enlightenment
Lumieres The Unprecedented Expansion of Music in the Age of Enlightenment30 CDs to discover the music of the 18th Century!The 18th century is probably the most extraordinary period of transformation Europe...
Adams: City Noir Saxophone Concerto
City Noir "is a symphony inspired by the peculiar ambience and mood of Los Angeles ‘noir' films, especially those produced in the late '40s and early '50," says Adams in his notes on the piece. "My...
Mosaic Australian Guitar Concertos
Karin Schaupp is one of the most outstanding guitarists on the international scene, acclaimed not only for her breathtaking technical mastery, but also for the passion and intensity of her playing. With this album she celebrates...
Stephen Hough: In The Night
This latest recital album by ‘the thinking person's virtuoso: an extraordinary pianist' (The New York Times) takes the listener on a journey through that most intense and absorbing of nineteenth-century obsessions, the...
A Thousand Thoughts
Kronos Quartet and its artistic director/founding violinist David Harrington have long been known as interpreters of music from around the world, expanding the string quartet repertoire with works from across genres. Nonesuch, the...
Music To Drive Away Loiterers
Train and subway station managers the world over, shopkeepers big and small, are all turning to Classical Music to keep loiterers at bay! From the Metro in Paris, to McDonalds in Sydney, downtown YMCA in Columbus and major train...
Neeme Järvi conducts Massenet
Jules Massenet has long been associated primarily with opera, while his orchestral works have gone unappreciated. This collection of overtures, ballet music, and concert pieces, each with its own unique orchestral colour,...
JS Bach: Violin Concerto Nos. 1 (BWV 1041) & 2 (BWV 1042) Vasks: Distant Light
In Renaud Capuçon's first recording as both soloist and conductor - also his first recording with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe - he juxtaposes Bach's violin concertos in A minor and E major with a haunting concerto...
Karl Jenkins: Motets
Motets is an intimate, a cappella album that features stunning new choral adaptions of Jenkins previous hit compositions and marks the year of Jenkins 70th birthday and fifty years of his career in music.
Adams: The Gospel According To The Other Mary
World Premiere Recording Of John Adams' ‘21st Century Masterpiece' [The Los Angeles Times]A timely, controversial work of grand proportions, The Gospel According To The Other Mary is a new, full-scale reimagining...
Vivaldi L'incoronazione di Dario
'L'incoronazione di Dario', composed in 1717, is the Vivaldi Edition's 16th opera and its 53rd release. It marks the halfway point in a bold enterprise launched by Naive in 2000: the recording of the 450 works in Vivaldi's...
Respighi: Brazilian Impressions & La Boutique Fantasque
Ottorino Respighi is most celebrated for his vividly colourful symphonic poems, and above all the brilliantly orchestrated trilogy celebrating the landmarks and history of Rome: The Fountains of Rome, The Pines of Rome and Roman...
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Jean Sibelius is perhaps best known for his seven great symphonies but there is also a large body of music for the concert hall, the theatre, and the salon, some of which is explored on this release. The Violin Concerto in D...
Khachaturian: Violin Concerto & Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 7 & 8
Khachaturian's 1940 Violin Concerto was composed for and dedicated to David Oistrakh who gave the premiere in Moscow that year. It is an instantly accessible work, infused with the music of the composer's native Armenia, with...
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Laudate Pueri & Confitebor
Two voices of celestial beauty and expressive poignancy come together in this new recording of Pergolesi's exquisite, but tragically charged Stabat Mater as Philippe Jaroussky is joined by the rising young soprano Julia Lezhneva.
Purcell: Music for a While: Improvisations on Purcell
After the intoxicating heat of Mediterraneo, released in 2013, Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L'Arpeggiata - again in the company of countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, soprano Raquel Andueza and alto singer Vincenzo Capezzuto -...
Tonight: Welthits von Berlin bis Broadway
The Staatskapelle Dresden's New Year's Eve concert has become a much-loved fixture in the musical calendar. This year's event, starring Christian Thielemann, Renée Fleming and Klaus Florian Vogt, will be released on both...
‘Essential Tavener' provides an opportunity to reflect upon Tavener's unique composing career which featured some surprising and dramatic spiritual and stylistic changes since the early success of his cantata The Whale in...
Destino Mexicano - Baroque Rhythms From The New World
Lotte Betts-Dean - soprano and Daniel Thomson - tenor Track Listing: 1. Juan Arañés: Chacona: A la vida bona2. Gaspar Fernandes: Dame albriçia mano Anton3. Don...
CPE Bach: Württemberg Sonatas
Hyperion is delighted to present the debut recording of the wonderful young harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. He was the first harpsichordist to be named a BBC New Generation Artist or to be awarded a fellowship prize by the...
Following the success of her 2009 album Emma Matthews in Monte Carlo, recorded with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Emma now turns her unique talent to the passion, eloquence and beauty of Mozart Arias.
Vivaldi A Tale Of Two Seasons
Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima, with virtuoso soloist mezzo-soprano Sally Bruce-Payne, continue their enlightening exploration of the music of Vivaldi focusing on two contrasting eras of the composer's Venetian operatic...
Schubert Symphonies 3 4 5
Track listing: Symphony No.3 in D major, D200 (1815)1. I. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio 8'302. II....
Beethoven Cello Sonatas
In this new chamber recording, Steven Isserlis together with his regular collaborator, fortepianist Robert Levin, presents a magisterial and long-awaited compendium of Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano, including...
Rostropovich 3 Classic Albums
Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, G. 479Orchestra of the Collegium Musicum, Paul SacherDvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104Berliner...
Bach JS: Inventions And Sinfonias BWV 772-801
Simone Dinnerstein has been described as "a throwback to such high priestesses of music as Wanda Landowska and Myra Hess" by Slate magazine and praised by TIME for her "arresting freshness and subtlety".<br...
Magdalena Kozena 3 Classic Albums
Auber: Le Domino noir: 'Je suis sauvée enfin - Ah! quelle nuit - Flamme vengeresse'Bach, C P E: Selma, Wq. 236 (H739)Bach, J C:<br...
New World Quartets By Dvorak Barber Copland Gershwin Brubeck
The Brodsky Quartet, continuing to pioneer unique repertoire on Chandos Records, presents a programme of works from the ‘New World' that explores an American sound in the string quartet. The earliest piece on the disc is the...
The Golden Age of the Cornett
William Dongois is one of the best-known cornettists of our time. He is able to play the repertoire of his instrument - the cornett resembles a flute in its construction, whereas its wooden mouthpiece is used similarly to that of...
Gershwin: Take Two
Following the success of Gershwin & Me, ABC Classics is delighted to present a new installment of the iconic catalogue of George Gershwin: Gershwin Take Two. Performed again by Australia's renowned virtuoso Simon Tedeschi,...
Bizet Carmen (Highlights)
Agnes Baltsa (Carmen), Jose Carreras (Don Jose), Jose van Dam (Escamillo), Katia Ricciarelli (Micaela)Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Puccini La Boheme (Highlights)
Arias from La Boheme - Renata Tebaldi (Mimi), Carlo Bergonzi (Rodolfo), Gianni d'Angelo (Musetta), Ettore Bastianini (Marcello)Tu che di gel sei cinta (from Turandot) - Renata Tebaldi (soprano)In quelle trine...
Mozart Die Zauberflote, K620 (Highlights)
Christoph Strehl (Tamino), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Papageno), Erika Miklosa (Die Königin der Nacht), René Pape (Sarastro)Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
Mozart Le Nozze Di Figaro, K492 (Highlights)
Ferruccio Furlanetto (Figaro), Kiri te Kanawa (Countess), Anne Sofie von Otter (Cherubino), Thomas Hampson (Count)Metropolitan Opera, James Levine
Verdi Rigoletto (Highlights)
Renato Bruson (Rigoletto), Edita Gruberova (Gilda), Neil Shicoff (Il Duca), Robert Lloyd (Sparafucile), Brigitte Fassbaender (Maddalena)Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Giuseppe Sinopoli
Verdi La Traviata (Highlights)
Joan Sutherland (Violetta), Carlo Bergonzi (Alfredo), Robert Merrill (Germont)Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, John Pritchard
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