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Latest News: Classical, Hi-Res Highlights

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - March 2020

by David Smith

Beethoven from Andreas Staier, Dvořák from Jakub Hrůša and the late Jiří Bělohlávek, and reconditioned archive recordings from Yehudi Menuhin and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - February 2020

by David Smith

This month’s highlights include new remasterings of the Juilliard Quartet’s Beethoven cycle from the late 1960s, Schubert from both Adam Laloum and Edward Gardner, and revisitations of Bach Passions from two veteran conductors and their ensembles.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - January 2020

by David Smith

Transatlantic connections from the Cincinnati Symphony and their French musical director, Schtschedrin and Respighi from Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and an impressive debut album of Barber and Tchaikovsky from young Swedish violinist Johan Dalene.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - December 2019

by David Smith

Rarities by Auber and Leopold Koželuch on Naxos, the world premiere recordings of three symphonies by the British TV and film composer Christopher Gunning, and remasterings of Kathleen Ferrier and Teresa Berganza.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - October 2019

by David Smith

Two terrific Don Quixotes from Vasily Petrenko and Daniel Barenboim, a Vaughan Williams postscript from Andrew Manze, and reissues of landmark recordings by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Bruno Walter.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - September 2019

by David Smith

Includes John Adams from Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Bruckner from Alan Gilbert and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, and a rare Handel oratorio from Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - August 2019

by David Smith

Includes Holst and Elgar from Andrew Litton and the Bergen Philharmonic, Finzi from the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, and Beethoven and Rachmaninov from Ivo Pogorelich in his first recording in two decades.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - July 2019

by David Smith

Includes Handel from Lucy Crowe and Mary Bevan, an enthralling debut recital from American soprano Melody Moore, a period-instrument recording of Weber’s Oberon, and remastered Schubert from Vladimir Feltsman.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - June 2019

by David Smith

Includes Wagner from Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé, Mahler and Schumann from Renée Fleming, Tavener from Matthew Barley, and a hypnotic exploration of the Chaconne from Hugo Ticciati and O/MODƏRNT.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - May 2019

by David Smith

Includes Bruckner from Andris Nelsons, Saint-Saëns from Jean-Jacques and Alexandre Kantorow, and pomp and circumstance aplenty from Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - April 2019

by David Smith

Includes Schubert from András Schiff, Rachmaninov from Boris Giltburg, and a mesmerising Carnegie Hall recital from Evgeny Kissin and Emerson Quartet.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - March 2019

by David Smith

Includes Schubert from Khatia Buniatishvili, Tchaikovsky from Valentina Lisitsa, Bach from Isabelle Faust and friends, and Mahler from Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - February 2019

by David Smith

Includes new releases from Kristian Bezuidenhout, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Jan Lisiecki, and the beginning of what promises to be an invigorating Schubert symphonies cycle from Edward Gardner and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - January 2019

by David Smith

Includes new releases from Federico Colli, Christophe Rousset, Boris Giltburg and Paavo Järvi, and four re-issues from the Juilliard Quartet.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - December 2018

by David Smith

Includes new releases from Jordi Savall, Xavier Sabata, Gottfried von der Goltz, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - November 2018

by David Smith

Includes new releases from the Chiaroscuro Quartet, Nemanja Radulović, Marina Rebeka and Nikolaj Znaider, plus two vintage re-issues from the Salzburg Festival.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - October 2018

by David Smith

Includes new releases from Edward Gardner, Ádám Fischer, Christina Pluhar and Daniil Trifonov, plus an iconic 2006 Keith Jarrett concert from Venice and vintage early Beethoven from the Amadeus Quartet.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - September 2018

by David Smith

Includes new releases from Daniel Barenboim, Víkingur Ólafsson and Sean Shibe, plus reissues of great performances from Birgit Nilsson and Sergiu Celibidache.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - August 2018

by David Smith

Includes new releases from Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yo-Yo Ma and Alisa Weilerstein - plus newly-remastered Schubert from Artur Schnabel and family, and a breakthrough performance from soprano Edita Gruberová in what would become her signature-role.

 Hi-Res Highlights, Hi-Res Highlights - July 2018

by David Smith

Includes new releases from The Elias Quartet, Michael Tilson Thomas, John Wilson, Sarah Connolly and Richard Boothby.

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