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 Coming Soon, Currentzis's Mahler 6 and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The Greek-Russian conductor's first recording of Mahler, plus Mozart from Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov, and Massenet and Puccini from Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna.

 Coming Soon, Igor Levit's 'Life Album' and other forthcoming instrumental and concerto highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

Bach, Busoni, Liszt/Wagner and Rzewski from the Russian-German pianist, plus Chopin and Schubert from Steven Isserlis, and an eclectic second album from award-winning young guitarist Sean Shibe.

 Coming Soon, Rossini's Semiramide and other forthcoming vocal highlights

by Katherine Cooper

Rossini's Babylonian opera presented uncut and on period instruments, plus new releases from Cecilia Bartoli, Joyce DiDonato, Stuart Skelton and Barbara Hannigan.

 Coming Soon, Benjamin Appl's Bach and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

Also includes recital-albums from Thomas Hampson and Thomas Allen, Mahler from Simon Rattle, and Deborah Warner’s striking production of Billy Budd from the Teatro Real Madrid.

 Coming Soon, Rattle conducts Bernstein and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

A live recording of The Age of Anxiety with Bernstein’s friend Krystian Zimerman at the keyboard, plus the definitive Bach boxed set and new releases from Hélène Grimaud, Viktoria Mullova and Plácido Domingo.

 Coming Soon, Barenboim's Brahms Symphonies and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The conductor's second complete Brahms cycle, recorded in Berlin last autumn, plus new releases from Bryn Terfel, Mischa Maisky, Leif Ove Andsnes and Vivica Genaux.

 Coming Soon, Rachmaninov from Daniil Trifonov and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

The Russian pianist records Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, plus new releases from Ian Bostridge, Yo-Yo Ma, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Pavel Kolesnikov.

 Coming Soon, Barrie Kosky's Meistersinger and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

The Australian director’s thoughtful new production from the 2017 Bayreuth Festival, plus Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s La clemenza di Tito (starring Marina Rebeka, Joyce DiDonato and Rolando Villazón), and a dream of an English song programme from Dame Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton.

 Coming Soon, Brett Dean's Hamlet and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The world premiere of the Australian composer’s spellbinding new Shakespearian opera, filmed at Glyndebourne last summer with Allan Clayton in the title-role, plus new releases from Joshua Bell, Steven Osborne and Cuarteto Casals.

 Coming Soon, Francesco Piemontesi's Liszt and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The Swiss pianist embarks on the first of Liszt's 'Years of Pilgrimage', Thomas Quasthoff teams up with a big band for his second jazz album, and Philippe Jaroussky goes to hell and back.

 Coming Soon, Jonas Kaufmann's Otello and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The German tenor's first portrayal of Verdi's 'Lion of Venice', plus new releases from Ádám Fischer, Osmo Vänskä, Stephen Hough and Tenebrae.

 Coming Soon, Paul Lewis's Haydn and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

April also brings Shostakovich from the Belcea Quartet, Walton from James Ehnes and Edward Gardner, Messiaen from Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and Cole Porter from Magdalena Kožená...

 Coming Soon, Prokofiev from Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

Other imminent headliners include Schubert from Marc-André Hamelin, Bartók from Renaud Capuçon, and Vivaldi from both Rachel Podger with Brecon Baroque and Diego Fasolis with Julia Lezhneva and Franco Fagioli.

 Coming Soon, Robin Ticciati's Brahms and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

Ten enticing upcoming releases from artists including Christian Thielemann, Andris Nelsons, Yvgeny Sudbin and Anita Rachvelishvili.

 Coming Soon, Bartók from Pablo Heras-Casado and other forthcoming releases

by Katherine Cooper

Including new recordings from Garrick Ohlsson, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Anna Bonitatibus, and the Elias Quartet.

 Coming Soon, Barenboim plays Debussy and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The beginning of 2018 brings major new recordings from artists including Daniel Barenboim, Lisa Batiashvili, Murray Perahia and Sonya Yoncheva, as well as the traditional release of the New Year's Day Concert from Vienna (conducted this year by Riccardo Muti).

 Coming Soon, Má Vlast from Jiří Bělohlávek and other January highlights

by Katherine Cooper

Including recordings from Maurizio Pollini, Stephen Hough, Isabelle Faust and Kristian Bezuidenhout, and the late Jiří Bělohlávek.

 Coming Soon, Renée Fleming's final Marschallin and other forthcoming vocal and operatic releases

by Katherine Cooper

New productions of Der Rosenkavalier, Der fliegende Holländer and Carmen, plus the world premiere recording of Jake Heggie's Great Scott, starring Joyce DiDonato.

 Coming Soon, Cecilia & Sol and other autumn delights

by Chris O'Reilly

New releases from Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta, the Quatuor Mosaïques and René Jacobs, plus two 2016 productions from Covent Garden.

 Coming Soon, Forthcoming recordings from great pianists

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris rounds up ten of the most promising piano recitals coming up this autumn, including magisterial live Beethoven from Evgeny Kissin.