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 New Release Round-up, New Release Round-Up - 25th January 2019

New Releases 25th January 2019Today’s new releases include Bach transcriptions by guitar duo Slava and Leonard Grigoryan and Australian pianist Jayson Gillham, debut albums from French mezzo Eva Zaïcik and the Foyle-Štšura Duo, and a musical reconstruction of George II’s Coronation from Robert King and The King’s Consort, filmed at Versailles' Chapelle Royale.

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali

The Swedish orchestra embark on a complete Sibelius cycle with their young Finnish musical director, who took up the position in 2017 in parallel to his work with the Tampere Philharmonic (with whom he recorded the Sibelius Violin Concerto with Baiba Skride in 2015); reviewing Rouvali’s London account of Lemminkäinen, The Guardian compared him to Bernstein, and praised his ‘great rhythmic drive and precision’.

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Slava Grigoryan (guitar) & Leonard Grigoryan (guitar), Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey

Following his recordings of the Bach Cello Suites on baritone guitar (praised by BBC Music Magazine for the ‘control, precision and excellence’ of his playing), the Australian guitarist teams up with his brother Leonard for their father’s transcriptions of the Concerto For Two Violins, the Keyboard Concerto in D minor BWV1052, and the Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings.

Available Format: CD

Foyle-Štšura Duo: Michael Foyle (violin) & Maksim Štšura (piano)

Formed in 2012, the London-based duo make their debut recording on Delphian with a recital of music by two of the most prominent Polish composers of the post-War era, from Lutosławski’s Recitative e Arioso of 1951 to Penderecki’s Violin Sonata No. 2, composed for Anne-Sophie Mutter in 2000.

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Pierre Fouchenneret (violin), Deborah Nemtanu (violin), Eric Le Sage (piano), Lise Berthaud (viola), François Salque (cello)

Following their glowing accounts of the piano quartets, quintets and sextets, Le Sage and friends turn to the chamber works with clarinet (the two sonatas, Quintet Op. 115, and Trio Op. 114), with Florent Pujuila taking centre-stage; Joël Lasry joins for the Horn Trio.

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Jayson Gillham (piano)

Bach’s Toccata BWV911 featured on Gillham’s debut recording on ABC Classics back in 2016, and now he devotes an entire album to transcriptions of his music for modern piano, including arrangements by Myra Hess, Rachmaninov, Busoni, Alexander Siloti and Percy Grainger.

Available Format: CD

Alexander Soares (piano)

The young British pianist (a Royal Overseas Gold Medallist) makes his solo recording debut with a programme centring on Boulez’s Notations, which also includes Messiaen’s Fauvette passerinette and Dutilleux’s Piano Sonata, Trois Préludes, and Mini-prélude en eventail.

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Eva Zaïcik (mezzo), Le Consort

An alumna of William Christie’s Jardin des Voix, French mezzo Eva Zaicïk teams up with her regular accompanist Justin Taylor for a programme of cantatas by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, Philippe Courbois, Louis Antoine Lefebvre, and Michel Monteclair, more than half of which receive their world premiere recordings here.

Available Format: CD

RIAS Kammerchor, Justin Doyle

Under their new chief conductor Justin Doyle, the RIAS Kammerchor perform Britten’s hymn to the patron saint of music, alongside the Choral Dances from Gloriana, the Five Flower Songs, A.M.D.G., and Hymn to the Virgin; reviewing an earlier Britten album, BBC Music Magazine observed that ‘the crisp and agile voices of the Berlin-based RIAS Kammerchor adapt easily to the English collegiate choral idiom’.

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The King's Consort, Robert King

Filmed at the Chapelle Royale at Versailles, this musical reconstruction of the 1727 coronation at Westminster Abbey includes the four Coronation Anthems which Handel composed for the ceremony in the weeks after becoming a British citizen (Zadok the Priest has been performed at every subsequent British coronation), plus music by Tallis, Purcell, Gibbons, Blow, Farmer and Child.

Available Format: DVD Video

To mark the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death, Deutsche Grammophon present a 10-CD collection of Barenboim’s Paris recordings of works including Cléopâtre (with Jessye Norman), Béatrice et Bénédict and La Damnation de Faust (with Plácido Domingo, Yvonne Minton and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau), Les nuits d’été (with Kiri Te Kanawa), the Symphonie fantastique and Grande Messe des Morts.

Available Format: 10 CDs