New Classical Music
Tomkins When David Heard
Thomas Tomkins, born in 1572, was one of the most accomplished and versatile English composers of his era. A total mastery of contrapuntal technique and expressive intensity are hallmarks of his style. Here the Choir of St...
Walton & Hindemith: Cello Concertos
Paul Hindemith and William Walton enjoyed a long friendship, and just a few months before Hindemith's death in 1963 Walton celebrated the association with his orchestral Variations on a Theme of Hindemith, based on the...
You Mean The World To Me
Jonas dedicates his new album to the golden era of German music which flourished in Berlin between 1925 & 1935.
Escape To Paradise The Hollywood Album
journey, seeking out the echoes of exiled European composers, such as Miklos Rózsa, John Waxman, Hanns Eisler, Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The center piece is the famous Violin concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
Haydn: Piano Concertos
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is recognised today as one of the world's finest interpreters of Haydn's piano works, International Piano having described him as ‘Haydn's greatest contemporary keyboard exponent.' In the first five...
Brahms: The Piano Trios
The Oliver Schnyder Trio plays the complete piano trios by German romantic composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). The piano trios date from the extremes of the composer's life - Opus 8 from 1853/4 when he was about twenty years old...
Handel: The Triumph Of Time And Truth
In their third disc for Delphian, Ludus Baroque and five stellar soloists bring to life Handel's rarely heard final oratorio, a remarkable Protestant re-casting of a work written 50 years earlier to a text by the young composer's...
JS Bach: Cello Suites 1 - 6
Russian-born cellist Nina Kotova has been hailed "passionate and inspiring". According to Newsweek magazine, "she‘s a fantastically gifted cellist." "Very expressive, imaginative, and she has a...
Louis Andriessen: La Commedia
Nonesuch Records releases Louis Andriessen's Grawemeyer Award-winning La Commedia on June 10, 2014, as a set with two CDs and a DVD. The film opera, a collaboration with director Hal Hartley, is based on Dante's Divine Comedy,...
Concerto: Works For Guitar And Orchestra
"I have waited a long time to encounter concertos I really like which not only have a strong sense of their own identity of "belonging", but also, within that, embrace the guitar so totally naturally. The three...
Purcell: Ten Sonatas In Four Parts
Purcell's extraordinarily inventive, highly individual music combines Italian vigour, French elegance and delicious English melancholy with harmonic daring, extraordinary contrapuntal technique and unique melodic inventiveness.
Beethoven: Creatures Of Prometheus
As part of a major partnership with Parnassus Arts (which previously brought Handel's Alessandro and ROKOKO, the January 2014 solo album from Max Emanuel Cencic), this is the first album from the Athens-based orchestra and their...
A thrilling recording, in which Simone Kermes and Vivica Genaux sing arias and duets composed at the height of the rivalry between Eighteenth-Century singers Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni.
Mendelssohn: Elijah, 1846
At the time of its first performances in 1846, Elijah was hailed as one of the great oratorios alongside Handel's 'Messiah'. It tells the story of the prophet with imposing grandeur, inspirational orchestration and beautiful...
Visions Fugitives: Music For Strings
The Swedish string ensemble Camerata Nordica and its artistic director Terje Tønnesen made their first joint appearance on BIS in 2013 with an all-Britten programme. The team now returns with another programme of...
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...
Elgar Music For Powick Asylum
First recording with a professional orchestra of Elgar's Powick Asylum Music.It was in January 1879 when the 21-year-old Elgar was appointed Bandmaster at the Worcester County and City Lunatic Asylum in the nearby...
Stravinsky Oedipus Rex & Apollon Musagète
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the LSO on this his first release for LSO Live, Stravinsky's 'Oedipus Rex' and 'Apollon musagète'. Also featured on the release are the gentlemen of the Monteverdi Choir, considered one of...
Louis Lortie plays Chopin Volume 3
Louis Lortie here gives us the third volume in his ongoing Chopin project. Throughout the series his guiding principle has been to emulate the recital practice of the great romantic pianists, who might play a short improvisation...
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...
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1-7 (Complete)
The Finnish maestro John Storgårds, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, presents his first recording on Chandos, a complete symphonic cycle of his nation's greatest musical export, Jean Sibelius.
J.S. Bach: St John Passion
ABC Classics is proud to present an electrifying new recording of J.S. Bach's sublime St John Passion, performed by the superstars of the period-instrument world: the Academy of Ancient Music (AAM).
CPE Bach: Magnificat Symphony No 1
On April 9, 1786, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach conducted a charity concert in Hamburg featuring three of his finest and most representative works: the Symphony Wq 183/1, the Magnificat (written in 1749 in the hope of succeeding his...
Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre Invocation And Dance Falla Homenaje Danza Del Molinero
THE most popular classical guitar piece by THE classical guitarist of our time. Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez is combined with the composer's second most popular work, Fantasía para un Gentilhombre for guitar and...
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Prokofiev Piano Concerto 2
Twenty-four year old Chinese pianist Yuja Wang is widely recognized for playing that combines the spontaneity and fearless imagination of youth with the discipline and precision of a mature artist.
Brahms: String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2 & Clarinet Quintet in B minor
The Brodsky Quartet present the first of two discs that will feature Brahms's complete string quartets. This recording includes the String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2 with the Clarinet Quintet in B minor. The second string quartet was...
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 -...
Poulenc: Stabat Mater & Sept Répons des Tenèbres
Poulenc's 'Stabat Mater', which he described as a ‘requiem without despair', was written in 1950 following the death of Christian Bérard who designed the sets for Cocteau's films and plays and was a leading figure of...
Virtuoso Clarinet Volume 2
Chandos exclusive artist Michael Collins here presents the second volume in his series designed to display the extraordinarily wide range of music written for the clarinet.
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...
Monteverdi: Madrigals Of Love And Loss
Gramophone Award-winning ensemble Arcangelo (in their first recording as a vocal and instrumental group) presents a selection from Monteverdi's last three books of madrigals. These ardent and passionate works are microcosms of...
‘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...
The dazzling showpieces of violin legend Pablo Sarasate meet their match in Julia Fischer, one of the most sought-after musicians of her generation, delivering virtuoso pyrotechnics in a stunning recital disc.
Schubert Winterreise D911
Following the success of Jonas Kaufmann's debut album on Sony Classical, The Verdi Album, Sony Classical are pleased to release its first recital disc with the world's top tenor. Along with Franz Schubert's earlier song cycle Die...
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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