Latest Classical Coming Soon Articles
22nd August 2018
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.
15th August 2018
Rossini's Babylonian opera presented uncut and on period instruments, plus new releases from Cecilia Bartoli, Joyce DiDonato, Stuart Skelton and Barbara Hannigan.
30th July 2018
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.
26th July 2018
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.
17th July 2018
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.
28th June 2018
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.
14th June 2018
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.
23rd May 2018
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.
9th May 2018
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.
3rd April 2018
The German tenor's first portrayal of Verdi's 'Lion of Venice', plus new releases from Ádám Fischer, Osmo Vänskä, Stephen Hough and Tenebrae.
12th March 2018
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...
22nd February 2018
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.
27th January 2018
Ten enticing upcoming releases from artists including Christian Thielemann, Andris Nelsons, Yvgeny Sudbin and Anita Rachvelishvili.
3rd January 2018
Including new recordings from Garrick Ohlsson, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Anna Bonitatibus, and the Elias Quartet.
20th December 2017
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).
5th December 2017
Including recordings from Maurizio Pollini, Stephen Hough, Isabelle Faust and Kristian Bezuidenhout, and the late Jiří Bělohlávek.
8th November 2017
New productions of Der Rosenkavalier, Der fliegende Holländer and Carmen, plus the world premiere recording of Jake Heggie's Great Scott, starring Joyce DiDonato.
26th September 2017
New releases from Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta, the Quatuor Mosaïques and René Jacobs, plus two 2016 productions from Covent Garden.
16th August 2017
Chris rounds up ten of the most promising piano recitals coming up this autumn, including magisterial live Beethoven from Evgeny Kissin.
8th August 2017
Mozart from Juan Diego Flórez, Wagner from Michael Volle, French song from Thomas Hampson, and imaginative tributes to two stars of the nineteenth-century Paris opera.