New Classical Music

Purcell: Music for a While: Improvisations on Purcell

Purcell: Music for a While: Improvisations on Purcell

Christina Pluhar

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 -...

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 Read reviewJ.S. Bach: St John Passion

J.S. Bach: St John Passion

Richard Egarr, Academy of Ancient Music

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).

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CPE Bach: Magnificat Symphony No 1

CPE Bach: Magnificat Symphony No 1

Hans-Christoph Rademann, RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

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...

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Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre Invocation And Dance Falla Homenaje Danza Del Molinero

Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre Invocation And Dance Falla Homenaje Danza Del Molinero

Milos Karadaglic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin

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...

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Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Prokofiev Piano Concerto 2

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Prokofiev Piano Concerto 2

Yuja Wang, Simon Bolivar

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.

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Brahms: String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2 & Clarinet Quintet in B minor

Brahms: String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2 & Clarinet Quintet in B minor

Brodsky Quartet, Michael Collins

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...

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Respighi: Brazilian Impressions & La Boutique Fantasque

Respighi: Brazilian Impressions & La Boutique Fantasque

John Neschling, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège

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...

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Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Jennifer Pike, Sir Andrew Davis, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

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...

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Khachaturian: Violin Concerto & Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 7 & 8

Khachaturian: Violin Concerto & Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 7 & 8

James Ehnes, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Mark Wigglesworth, Ehnes Quartet

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...

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Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Laudate Pueri & Confitebor

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Laudate Pueri & Confitebor

Julia Lezhneva, Philippe Jaroussky, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti

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.

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Poulenc: Stabat Mater & Sept Répons des Tenèbres

Poulenc: Stabat Mater & Sept Répons des Tenèbres

Carolyn Sampson, Daniel Reuss

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...

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Virtuoso Clarinet Volume 2

Virtuoso Clarinet Volume 2

Michael Collins

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.

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Tonight: Welthits von Berlin bis Broadway

Tonight: Welthits von Berlin bis Broadway

Renee Fleming, Klaus Florian Vogt, Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

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...

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Monteverdi: Madrigals Of Love And Loss

Monteverdi: Madrigals Of Love And Loss

Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen

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...

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Essential Tavener

Essential Tavener

Various

‘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...

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 Read reviewDestino Mexicano -  Baroque Rhythms From The New World

Destino Mexicano - Baroque Rhythms From The New World

La Compania

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...

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Sarasate

Sarasate

Julia Fischer, Milana Chernyavska

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.

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Schubert Winterreise D911

Schubert Winterreise D911

Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch

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...

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CPE Bach: Württemberg Sonatas

CPE Bach: Württemberg Sonatas

Mahan Esfahani

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...

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 Read reviewMozart Arias

Mozart Arias

Emma Matthews

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.

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Vivaldi A Tale Of Two Seasons

Vivaldi A Tale Of Two Seasons

Adrian Chandler, Sally Bruce-Payne, La Serenissima

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...

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Schubert Symphonies 3 4 5

Schubert Symphonies 3 4 5

Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard

Track listing:  Symphony No.3 in D major, D200 (1815)1. I. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio 8'302. II....

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Rostropovich 3 Classic Albums

Rostropovich 3 Classic Albums

Mstislav Rostropovich

Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, G. 479Orchestra of the Collegium Musicum, Paul SacherDvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104Berliner...

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Haydn The Creation

Haydn The Creation

Julia Kleiter, Maximilian Schmidt, Johannes Weisser, Freiburger Barockorchester, Rene Jacobs

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Beethoven Cello Sonatas

Beethoven Cello Sonatas

Steven Isserlis, Robert Levin

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...

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Bach JS: Inventions And Sinfonias BWV 772-801

Bach JS: Inventions And Sinfonias BWV 772-801

Simone Dinnerstein

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...

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Magdalena Kozena 3 Classic Albums

Magdalena Kozena 3 Classic Albums

Magdalena Kozena

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...

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New World Quartets By Dvorak Barber Copland Gershwin Brubeck

New World Quartets By Dvorak Barber Copland Gershwin Brubeck

Brodsky Quartet

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...

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The Golden Age of the Cornett

The Golden Age of the Cornett

Le Concert Brisé, William Dongois

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...

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Gershwin: Take Two

Gershwin: Take Two

Simon Tedeschi

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,...

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Bizet Carmen (Highlights)

Bizet Carmen (Highlights)

Agnes Baltsa, Jose Carreras

Agnes Baltsa (Carmen), Jose Carreras (Don Jose), Jose van Dam (Escamillo), Katia Ricciarelli (Micaela)Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

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Puccini La Boheme (Highlights)

Puccini La Boheme (Highlights)

Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi

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...

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Mozart Die Zauberflote, K620 (Highlights)

Mozart Die Zauberflote, K620 (Highlights)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Christoph Strehl (Tamino), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Papageno), Erika Miklosa (Die Königin der Nacht), René Pape (Sarastro)Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

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Mozart Le Nozze Di Figaro, K492 (Highlights)

Mozart Le Nozze Di Figaro, K492 (Highlights)

Hampson Thomas Kiri Te Kanawa

Ferruccio Furlanetto (Figaro), Kiri te Kanawa (Countess), Anne Sofie von Otter (Cherubino), Thomas Hampson (Count)Metropolitan Opera, James Levine

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Verdi Rigoletto (Highlights)

Verdi Rigoletto (Highlights)

Shicoff Gruberova

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

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Verdi La Traviata (Highlights)

Verdi La Traviata (Highlights)

Joan Sutherland, Carlo Bergonzi, John Pritchard

Joan Sutherland (Violetta), Carlo Bergonzi (Alfredo), Robert Merrill (Germont)Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, John Pritchard

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