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 Coming Soon, John Williams's new violin concerto and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

Other stand-out releases for May and beyond include Brahms from the Pavel Haas Quartet and friends, a recital of Polish songs from Jakub Józef Orlinski and Michał Biel, and male soprano Samuel Mariño's debut album on Decca.

 Coming Soon, Mitsuko Uchida's Diabelli Variations and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

Other stand-out releases for March and April include Franco-Italian recitals from tenors Benjamin Bernheim and Pene Pati, Rachmaninov from Asmik Grigorian, and Sibelius from the young Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä.

 Coming Soon, Bach Passions from Raphaël Pichon and John Eliot Gardiner

by Katherine Cooper

Other upcoming highlights for the spring include a Strauss collection from Andris Nelsons, an autobiographical new recording from 97-year-old pianist Ruth Slenczynska, and Weinberg from Gidon Kremer.

 Coming Soon, Joyce DiDonato's EDEN and other forthcoming vocal and opera highlights

by Katherine Cooper

The American mezzo and Il Pomo d'Oro explore 'the power and fragility of Nature', Lise Davidsen and Leif Ove Andnes join forces for an all-Grieg recital, and Hans Abrahamsen's opera The Snow Queen (starring Barbara Hannigan as Gerda) receives its DVD/Blu-ray premiere.

 Coming Soon, Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason's first duo album and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The siblings team up for cello sonatas by Barber and Rachmaninov, Cecilia Bartoli mines her archives, and Ádám Fischer completes his acclaimed Mahler cycle from Düsseldorf.

 Coming Soon, Liszt from Jonas Kaufmann and other forthcoming vocal highlights

by Katherine Cooper

Autumn also brings an intriguing debut album from Italian-Canadian mezzo Emily D'Angelo, plus new recordings from Marianne Crebassa, Philippe Jaroussky, Ian Bostridge, and Jakub Józef Orliński.

 Coming Soon, Mozart from Víkingur Ólafsson and other forthcoming instrumental highlights

by Katherine Cooper

Late summer and early autumn also bring Shostakovich and Stevenson from Igor Levit, Haydn from Paul Lewis, and a Franco-Spanish album from Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe.

 Coming Soon, Lise Davidsen in Fidelio and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The Norwegian soprano stars opposite Christian Elsner on Marek Janowski's studio recording of Beethoven's opera, plus Korngold's Die tote Stadt with Kaufmann and Petersen from Munich, and an all-American album from Isata Kanneh-Mason.

 Coming Soon, Brahms from Sir András Schiff and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

The pianist directs Brahms's concertos from the keyboard with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Cecilia Bartoli sings a gender-fluid Ariodante from Salzburg, and soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn champions Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

 Coming Soon, Joyce DiDonato's Winterreise and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

A novel take on Schubert's Winter Journey from the American mezzo and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, plus Schoenberg from Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Vaughan Williams from Antonio Pappano, and Péter Eötvös's new violin concerto from its dedicatee Isabelle Faust.

 Coming Soon, Lise Davidsen's second album and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner and more from the Norwegian lyric-dramatic soprano, plus Elgar from Renaud Capuçon, Bach from Rinaldo Alessandrini, and the DVD premiere of Jake Heggie's Great Scott with Joyce DiDonato.

 Coming Soon, Donizetti's Il Paria and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

Donizetti's 1829 opera about religious intolerance gets a rare outing under the baton of Sir Mark Elder, plus French piano duets from Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne, Beethoven from René Jacobs, and Josquin from Stile Antico.

 Coming Soon, Ermonela Jaho's debut solo recording and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

The Albanian soprano celebrates the legacy of Rosina Storchio on Opera Rara, plus new albums from Diana Damrau, Alexandre Kantorow, Jonas Kaufmann and others.

 Coming Soon, Das Lied von der Erde from Iván Fischer and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

A valedictory coda to the Budapest Festival Orchestra's superb Mahler series, plus Elgar from Daniel Barenboim and Elīna Garanča, Liszt & Thalberg from Marc-André Hamelin, and Barrie Kosky's Salzburg staging of Orphée aux Enfers on DVD and Blu-ray.

 Coming Soon, Purcell from Paul McCreesh and other forthcoming highlights

by Katherine Cooper

The Gabrielis record a new edition of The Fairy Queen, plus Shostakovich from Alina Ibragimova, Beethoven concertos from Stephen Hough, and Tannhäuser from last year’s Bayreuth Festival, with Lise Davidsen making her debut on the ‘green hill’ as Elisabeth.

 Coming Soon, Debussy & Rameau from Víkingur Ólafsson and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

An all-French programme from the award-winning Icelandic pianist, plus Vinci from Franco Fagioli, more Korngold from John Wilson, and Verdi’s Otello from Jonas Kaufmann, Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Academia Nationale di Santa Cecilia.

 Coming Soon, Beethoven 2020 - forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

Anniversary tributes from artists including Maurizio Pollini, Rudolf Buchbinder, Teodor Currentzis, the Capuçon brothers.

 Coming Soon, Benjamin Grosvenor's Chopin and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The young British pianist records the two concertos with Elim Chan and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, plus two Adès world premiere recordings and new releases from Adam Laloum, the Fitzwilliam Quartet, Isabelle Faust, and Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton.

 Coming Soon, Handel's Agrippina starring Joyce DiDonato and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

Franco Fagioli, Luca Pisaroni and Jakub Józef Orliński also star in Handel’s early opera with Il Pomo d’Oro and Maxim Emelyanychev; other January highlights include Strauss albums from Diana Damrau and Vasily Petrenko, and infernal Charpentier from Vox Luminis.

 Coming Soon, Sheku Kanneh-Mason's Elgar and other forthcoming highlights

by Chris O'Reilly

The young British cellist tackles Elgar’s concerto with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra, plus an all-Russian extravaganza from Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and Franck and Chopin cello sonatas from Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang.