Latest News: Classical, New Release Round-up
Includes recordings from Jordi Savall, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, and Stephen Costello.
Naive’s Vivaldi Edition continues in style with Il Giustino, the Quatuor Ébène’s former viola-player conducts some exhilarating Mozart, and Gottfried von der Goltz supersizes Corelli.
Verdi from Fabio Biondi (yes, really!), Berlioz from Michael Tilson Thomas and the late Sir Colin Davis, and Debussy centenary tributes from pianists Javier Perianes and Roger Muraro.
Highlights from Porpora’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel from Sabine Devieilhe and Léa Desandre, Debussy and Ravel from Joseph Moog, and the final instalment of Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver’s Beethoven Violin Sonatas.
Schumann from Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber, Mahler from Daniel Harding, and Sir David McVicar's staging of Bellini's Norma from the Metropolitan Opera, starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato and Joseph Calleja.
The final instalment of Jaap van Zweden’s excellent Ring Cycle with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, thrillingly raw Beethoven from Maxim Emelyanychev, Mozart from Faust and Melnikov, and Christopher Maltman’s role-debut as Berg's Wozzeck.
A landmark account of Handel’s Serse starring Franco Fagioli, Elgar from Sir Mark Elder and Sir Andrew Davis, and the latest instalment of Naïve’s Vivaldi Edition from Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante.
Today's new releases include Bach from Giuliano Carmignola, Debussy from Nikolai Lugansky, and the debut solo recording of Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński.
Today's new recordings include Stravinsky from Valery Gergiev, Tchaikovsky from Vladimir Jurowski, and Schubert from René Jacobs.
Today's new recordings include Bach from Kim Kashkashian, Beethoven from Alexandre Tharaud, and Schubert from Sir John Tomlinson.
Today's new releases include solo Bach from Hilary Hahn, Shostakovich from Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO, Mahler from Adam Fischer and Chopin from Ingrid Fliter.
Mahler from Mariss Jansons, Pärt from Viktoria Mullova and Paavo Järvi, Chopin and Schubert from Steven isserlis, and Klemperer from the Richard Itter archives.
A Viennese-themed recital from Barbara Hannigan, an album of real contrasts from young Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe, dramatic tenor Stuart Skelton’s debut solo recording, and the first instalment of an intriguing new project from the Danish String Quartet.
A live Wigmore Hall recital from Joyce DiDonato and the Brentano Quartet, Bartók and Enescu from Vilde Frang and friends, and Deborah Warner’s spectacular staging of Billy Budd from the Teatro Real Madrid.
Finzi from Paul Watkins, Chopin from Leif Ove Andsnes, Broadway songs from Renée Fleming, and the first commercial recording of Gounod’s final opera, Le tribut de Zamora.
Mahler from Simon Rattle, Stenhammar from Neeme Järvi, Brahms and Schubert from John Eliot Gardiner, and Matthias Goerne’s first recorded Wozzeck.
An all-French recital from Alice Sara Ott, an impressive and innovative debut album from soprano Nadine Sierra, and a second Brahms recording from Cyprien Katsaris and Hélène Mercier.
Beethoven from the Elias Quartet, Mendelssohn from Anima Eterna Brugge, a friends-and-family affair from Mischa Maisky, and a fascinating collection of chamber works from the Russian-British composer Alissa Firsova.
Penderecki from Anne-Sophie Mutter, Bernstein from Antonio Pappano, Mozart from Daniel Barenboim and friends/family, plus the first commercial recording of an English Romantic opera conducted by Richard Bonynge.
New releases from the Binchois Consort, lutenist Jakob Lindberg, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, plus Georg Solti's Tannhäuser in 5.1 surround sound and the complete Decca recordings of Alicia De Larrocha.